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[Currently in July]

A combination of Prompts from VeggiMumma, Pip @Meet me at Mikes & Amy Tangerine & Kellie Winnell with a couple of my Own thrown in.

Achieved: Writing a blog post, after voiding writing them in July.

Admiring: All of the beautiful new Kmart items.

Anticipating: Getting my Kmart lay-by this week.




Enjoying: All of the faux plants that i have been buying, the splash of greenery around the house really does make it more homely.

Eating: 28 Meals.


Family Photo] (forgot to take it!):

Feeling: Tired. Cat wakes us up each morning around 6am, alarm goes off at 7am for Angel, and dog starts barking around 8am. Haven’t had a decent nights sleep in weeks.

Finally: Finished the Gilmore Girls.

Following:  All of the kmart pages…


Giggling: About my kmart addiction.

Habit: Need to drink more water.

Happy: That we now have presto and i can watch A place to call home, wentwroth, eye for an eye and more.

Happening Right Now: Watching Bold & the Beautiful.

Hoping: that spring is warmer than winter.

Hearing: Angel talk about wanting to get a job, and going so far as to fill her resume out, makes me very proud of her. especially when she realises that at 14 all of the extra things that she has already done in her short life.


Keeping: Up with Jack & Angel’s appointments is exhausting, lucky that i have a pretty planner to see up with it all.


Location: Went into Burnie, Whilst we had a car went to the snow.

Looking forward to: watching this years The Bachelor.

Liking: that we are almost done with July.

Loving: The Bathroom now it has been finished, i really need to take some photos, as it looks fantastic.

Listening To: Carol King’s Where you Lead.


Making: Excuses today as to why i havent done my 28 yet.

Main Goal This Week: Get Lay-by.

Marvelling: At how fast not only this month but this year has gone.


Needing:  New Tv / Movie suggestions now i have finished the Gilmore Girls.

Need to Finish: watching the shows i have in my Netflix list too

Not Digging: My broken iPhone screen

Noticing: How quiet it is with Jack at an appointment and Angel at school.


Opening:  The door to check the mail and finding that it was freezing outside, had me “running” back in and putting the heater on.



Playing: Pokemon Go

Planning: To get things finished in August. (28, konmari, family photo, project life photo books, family history book)

Pondering: Re-organising the laundry, getting some cupboards and turning it into a butlers-pantry. We looked into renting a washing machine and dryer, but it was way too expensive, its better just to buy one.



Reading:  Jamie Oliver’s Family Superfoods book.



Sorting: in my head what clothes i want to put on my new garment rack.

Sewing:  nothing

Snacking: Is it bad that i have had homemade custard a few times this month. Such a comfort food.

Smelling: Burnt toast, after i made toad in the hole for lunch.


Thinking: about getting our room organised.

TIME: 1:53pm. I started this about an hour ago.


Waiting: For Jack to get home.

Watching: Love Child, Winners & Losers, Offspring, every episode of the Gilmore Girls, Lip sync battle, Bold & The beautiful.

Wanting: To get my iPhone fixed


Wasting: The day away watching 10 episodes of The Bold & The Beautiful, and all of the other shows i neglected watching because of The Gilmore Girls.


Weather: It snowed in our town near the beach.

Wearing: some of the new clothes that i brought in june. My 28 shirt for workouts, need a few more.


Wishing: That there where more hours in a day.

What grind’s my Gears: Breaking the screen of my phone, and the amount of money it’s going to cost to fix it & Wondering if it’s worth it as a new one is coming out.

Wondering: What excitement August will bring.


Coffee & Chat Tuesday

If we where having coffee right now i would tell you that, It has been a long time between drinks (or coffees & chats). Whats been happening. Not a great deal really.

  • Jack and I are still having regular coffee dates.
  • We have had school holidays.
  • Jack got his boat, and it’s now at the local wharf, the motor came off when it was put into the water, so needs to be fixed.
  • i broke my iPhone after a fall outside.
  • I’m still on 28. Not losing weight on the scales, but i am in measurements.
  • i haven’t even taken a lot of photos lately. we haven’t taken out family photo in a few months.
  • Jack i still off work. still no car. So walking everywhere. Get a hire car once a month for a day or so.
  • A couple of new planners joined the family and another on the way.
  • Happy that Offspring, Love Child and Winners & Losers are all back. Watched a every episode of the Gilmore Girls. Now have Fetch Tv, Netflix, Stan & Presto, still considering getting Apple Tv.

Latest Kmart Haul


*as found on Facebook

a few months ago i put on a very large lay-by, i picked it up and promptly put on another one, i will be picking all of these goodies up hopefully in the next few weeks. I had various rooms in mind when choosing things, although some are very random.

For our Bedroom Makeover.

  • I got two of the Bedside tables in white, we have been using the ones that came with Mum’s Bedroom Setting (including the bed) for some years now and they are just a catch all for junk and i am sick and tired of trying to look for something and it’s been thrown in the drawers, so will just store my iPad in mine and have my lamp and watch stand on top.
  • I have been wanting the scandi stand for months now, and i found one in Hobart and didn’t buy it and regretted it immediately, my wardrobe is pretty much organised due to konmari, but a few of my favourite things are squashed in, plus i brought stacks of new clothes in June.
  • I brought two new quilts a few weeks back (one white, one cream), but really loved the grey, and want to keep it aside to put on for Rent Inspections. (now i need some nice cushions to go with it. i am thinking marble & pink)

Hopefully sometime soon i can get a new bedhead, chair, desk to complete the room,


  • As soon as i saw this i knew i wanted one. Will add it to the Gallery Wall, as it is the colourings of the frames that we have up there now, and i really need to move things around.

dinning room

  • I have been searching for these for ages, and they are never in stock. So was pleased that i found them.


  • I brought the Pegboard a few weeks back, and it doesn’t fit under the shelf in the kitchen (damn), so i am glad that i laybyed the planter and vase to put on it. I am loving adding greenery around the house.


  • I lost the sticker books that i previously brought, so grabbed a couple more.
  • A random egg container.

Study Area

  • My goal is to re-organise our study area, plan is to get a new desk and chai, and some storage for all of my scrapbooking stuff/cameras etc. For now this is as far as i have gotten, they may end up on the pegboard yet.


  • now that Jack has a boat, he suggested that he needed a note book, Thought that this one was appropriate, not just because of the boat, but because our business name is Adventure Marketplace.


Angel has been wanting this for a while (we actually brought a pet sized one last year and she has that set up on her Bed Deck, for the cats to sleep in, although i don’t think that they ever do), no idea where this is going to go as its not going to fit into her room.

  • These are just random things that i like, that i have no idea where i am going to put them, also brought a wall sticker with dream on it.


  • How great are these bowls, i only grabbed one of them and now wish i had brought more.
  • When i brought my Macbook Pro i got a BookBook for it, i absolutely love it, but needed a change now i have the air, so got this for myself, i was also looking for the Phone Case but couldn’t find one, may’ve to order it online.
  • All Pictures from Kmart Australia Website. * most of these items are in the latest kmart catalogue that starts on thursday. * this is not a sponsored post.

Time to plan-er

The planner from arrived today. 
Couple of things missing (dinner / to do sections) is blank, pretty sure that i had added that in.
Thought i had added 2017 / 2018 calendars but hadn’t.
Added Birthdays from Facebook and it has added Birthdays for everyone that i have ever had on my Facebook account, so that should be interesting trying to figure out who these random people are that are no longer on my friends list. Perhaps i will look them up and wish them a Happy Birthday anyway.
The colouring book is a fun touch, and when i have nothing else to do will start colouring in.
I have used ½ of the stickers already, so perhaps should have brought more. (may put an order in for the leatherette cover, some stickers, and pens, other extras in a month or so).
Have spent the day filling out the next few months appointments / school and all of the other things going on in The Beltane’s Chaotic Life…
Whilst it’s not the Erin Condren that i really want, it will suffice until i can afford one. Mind you the 15+ other planners for 2016 (and i don’t think that i am exaggerating about that amount), may get jealous.

Project Life – Update

So how did we get to July… wasn’t it just February.. Speaking of, thats the last time i printed any photo books. (January & February) It’s now July. yeah i know i already said that.. but hello its JULY!!!!!… look how far behind i am. I managed to download a few new Project Life Cards in the app, just need to download the collect app and start working on new layouts.

one day i will find planner peace

until then.. i will keep shopping..

3225346RKVANEWFPPI have brought one of these planners before, wasn’t happy with it, so i gave it to Angel to use (She was on the cover) at the time i had been using the Kikki K Family ones for a while so i had been in a routine of separating each of our appointments / work etc by name.
With appointments etc now time based it made more sense to look at an hourly planner.
I would have loved an Erin Condren, but when you consider the price of this $39.95 (free shipping) compared to the Erin Condren ($50 + Shipping, + add the currency conversion, and the accessories) = over $300.
Planner: A5 quantity: 1 pc(s)
Starting month: July 2016 – June 2017
Language for inlay: Australian   ()
Inlay design: Chalkboard Great
Writing background: grey lines, timetable 8am-6pm, 
Daily details: Workout large
Personalised dates: Facebook-friends
Module 1: Dinners
Module 2: To Do
Module 3: DIY
Back pages:
24 pages  – Month overview
10 pages  – Coloring book
10 pages  – Ruled
10 pages  – Blank pages
4 pages  – Square dots

I have included a

  • Workout section for my 28 workouts as thats one of the main things i do throughout the day.
  • Dinner’s – as 28 has a meal plan.
  • To do section – For my weekly list of what i need to get done.
  • DIY – This i will use to add my blog posts (Tuesdays & Saturdays are always the same)
  • Birthdays: If my Facebook friends have their birthdays listed they are / have been included
  • Australian public holidays.

It came with stickers (They are a new thing added today), a ruler & Plastic sleeve. I was going to order the leather cover but may order that at a later date with more stickers.

I went with the Neutral / Hourly version like i was going to do with the EC. Will see how it goes. With the amount of appointments that Jack & Angel have these days, plus my blog & 28 i probably could have brought more than one but have tried to include everything in it.


[Currently in June]

A combination of Prompts from VeggiMumma, Pip @Meet me at Mikes & Amy Tangerine & Kellie Winnell with a couple of my Own thrown in.

  • Achieved Getting most of what was on my list
  • Admiring: All of the new Kmart stuff
  • Anticipating: A very long July, With Jack home and Angel starting school holidays.
  • Blogging: not a lot of that happened this month. I think i wore my blogging mojo out in may
  • Buying: Clothes, Home Decor, Planners.
  • Being: Cold all of the time is really starting to annoy me.
  • Bookmarking: Not a lot at the moment.
  • Cooking: 28 meals.
  • Considering: planner options.
  • Coveting: a good pair of boots.
  • Craving: Anything i am just hungry, because i haven’t had breakfast yet.
  • Creating: A blackboard canvas.
  • Current Kmart Unicorn:  the Scandi robe. / hanger
  • Deciding: that a banana isn’t enough for breakfast, but waiting on flooring to be done today for the bathroom, so can’t go out to breakfast or lunch.
  • Disliking: that i didn’t get into Burnie Yesterday, because of floor being done.
  • Disappointed: as above.
  • Digging: That offspring, love child and winners & Losers are all back on TV.
  • Drinking: Lots of coffee.
  • Enjoying: Offspring & love child.
  • Eating: The meals from 28.
  • Family Photo] (forgot to take it!): its the first month is three years that we haven’t taken a family photo at all.
  • Feeling: tired after the drive to Kettering to pick up Jack’s new boat.
  • Finally: Offspring it back.
  • Following:  all of the election garbage on Tv, Facebook, Twitter and in Friends news feeds is driving me bat-shit crazy, i can’t stand anyone in the election, and can’t wait for the whole thing to be over.
  • Giggling: at Jack when he goes on and on and on about the boat.
  • Habit: i need to get back into drinking water. Using a todo list and ticking things off. 
  • Happening Right Now:  Just went to CU for breakfast. 
  • Hoping: That the bathroom will be finished today. 
  • Hearing: Angel for the next two weeks is going to give me an ongoing Migraine.
  • Keeping: Up with the TV changeover is exhausting.
  • Location: Went to Kettering & Hobart. wish we had more shopping time rather than boat / car time.
  • Looking forward to: winners and losers starting back next week.
  • Liking: Fixer upper, especially episodes that i haven’t seen.
  • Loving: my Kmart skinny jeans.
  • Listening To: The ladies on the Talk.
  • Making: Not a lot lately.
  • Main Goal This Week: wash my hair when the bathrooms done. Work on Mum’s family history book.
  • Marvelling:  at how fast this year has gone.
  • Needing:  sleep.
  • Need to Finish: fixing up ancestry.
  • Not Digging Not having a working bathroom as the floor is being fixed.
  • Noticing: how cold it is, and wish i was in someplace warm.
  • Opening:  all of my parcels was fun.
  • Playing: avoid the rain showers when going out, especially now that we have to walk everywhere.
  • Planning:  on a long bath, washing my hair and sleeping
  • Pondering: life.
  • Reading:  facebook.
  • Sorting: clothes.
  • Sewing:  hahahaha… 
  • Snacking: being on 28 i rally don’t feel the need to snack. 
  • Smelling: chemicals from the different glues in the bathroom.
  • Thinking: how cold i am is only making e feel colder.
  • TIME 8AM (still working on it at 12:36pm)
  • Waiting: for the election to be over.
  • Watching: Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Wanting: to get my Lay-by. 
  • Wasting: Today away doing this Blog post.
  • Weather: cloudy with a big chance of rain.
  • Wearing: millers top and kmart skinny jeans.
  • Wishing: My cousin John a happy birthday.
  • What grind’s my Gears: not having a car, and not being able to get things done.
  • Wondering: how come its taken me over 4 hours to do a blog post.

Goodbye Bella

13501664_10153703292698317_8267061927688011298_nJack has just come in and told me that our (Angel’s) dog Bella has passed away. She was 12/13 years old, we got her in December 2014.

She has always been a very sad looking dog, i have always felt like she was missing her original owner (the girl grew up and got married and the dog stayed with the parents), and the mother gave her away (to us).

Over the past few months she was looking even sadder (i put it down to the puppy wearing her out), but she reminded me of eeyore from winnie the pooh.

She didn’t like the cats or our dog Zoe (who passed away last year), or our new dog Ali (Who is only 7 months old).

She did however adore Angel and Angel loved her (i haven’t included Angel in this as she is at school and doesn’t / won’t know until this afternoon).

R.I.P Bella.

Saturday Stuff




It has been a pretty quiet week around here, so not a great deal to report.


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Haven’t been anywhere this week, and generally faffed around online, but nothing that really jumped out at me, that screamed Nic, you need to buy me..

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Smacks self across the head when i realise that i have broken my daily move streak (221 Days) on my Apple watch because i didn’t do my workout last night, and went to bed with a migraine and didn’t check my watch. 

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I finally hung the pictures that have been sitting on the floor for a few weeks, so the gallery walls are pretty much done now, apart from some things i want at kmart, but u may need to start a third gallery wall for that..

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IMG_8399Breakfast at CU again this week. Quinoa with Caramelised Banana & Coconut Milk, was so good, but i couldn’t eat it all because it was so filling.

Homemade Parma for dinner last night, one of the 28 recipes.


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yes this is as exciting as it gets around here, a new basket in the corner of one of my favourite spaces.

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Now those that know me know i am a massive fan of taking photos. How many have i taken this week????? 15, and some of those are double ups of the same photo (Coffee / food / my workout), thats it..

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How many books this week, one, Facebook..



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Jack and I went to breakfast, and Angel and her selfie, once again nicking my phone to take it. If you are a memory keeper and you ever want photos of your teenagers give them your phone, it is the best way to get photos of them.



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Love chid is back, and in 4 days so are the latest episodes of Offspring, which i have been catching u on each afternoon. Followed by Everyday Health (Sam is on it). Also love shack, house rules in the final weeks and soon winners and losers will be returning.


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No views to be seen at all this week, next week though.. watch out world, i am going to be taking some photos… Line Divider 11_Pixejoo








Coffee & Chat Tuesday


If we where having coffee right now … 

I would tell you that Angel got a Certificate & Medal for her Gymnastics on the weekend. Very proud of her achievements, she also received a medal for doing the Estedford a few days before.

If we where having coffee right now … 

Jack made a chicken dish from the 28 menu, it didn’t look right, so i tried to remix it in the Thermomix, and ended up stuffing it up and turning it into mush, i re-invented it by mixing it with stock and carrots and turning it into a soup.

If we where having coffee right now … 

Slowly getting parcel deliveries (at time of writing i have them all except for a couple of eBay ones). Mean’s that my much wanted Capsule Wardrobe is coming together. Got the Kikki K order and not all that impressed with the 18 month planner, i will use it for my 28 meals / workouts / measurements but it wasn’t what i was wanting, i still think i will end up getting the Erin Condren. The typo Diary was a LOT smaller than i anticipated its a pocket sized so i have decided to keep that one in my handbag for Jack’s appointments and any extra activities for Angel.

A pretty slow week considering.. see you next Tuesday