blogtember daily prompts

The Blog-tember Daily Prompts:

Tuesday, Sept. 1: Introduce yourself however you like! Pics, vlog, collage, your choice 🙂 

Hello and a very warm welcome to you if you are new here, if you have been here before welcome back. This is my personal blog where i write about Family, Photos, Food & Craft. Posts are often random, but many are about our daily family life living here in Tasmania. I’m Nic, I am almost 42, I am Married to Jack. We have a daughter Angel. I am a stay at home mum, who spends much of my days working on Memory Keeping, Three years ago today, we made the move to Tasmania from western Australia. We have 1 Shit-Zu dog & 1 very lazy Cat. My Quirks are Being too attached to my phone, Taking too many photos, Spending way too much time on the internet, Painting things white, Decorating the house, Buying Handbags, Planners & Scarves, Watching too much TV. I was born the same day as Young & the Restless started on US TV. I have never driven a car. I am 4ft3 my Husband is 6ft. Still got a long way to go by jimmy barnes is my anthem. i have been listening to it since my 21st birthday and i am now 42.

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Wednesday, Sept. 2: Describe your ideal day. Where would you go and what would you do? 

My Day would always start with a coffee overlooking the ocean and watching the sun rising over it, preferably living in a house by the ocean. Followed by Breakfast at our favourite coffee shop. Going shopping in Kmart, Target & Spotlight, and buying all of the things that i haven’t been able to find. If i don’t get to have breakfast at our fave coffee place there i will have lunch on the way home from shopping. Perhaps an afternoon of taking ocean / beach photos with a stop at the local beachside cafe. A dinner out, overlooking the ocean again, watching the sun setting. A glass of wine & cheese Platter Watching a movie with #mylove

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Thursday, Sept. 3: Create a collage or inspiration/mood board that describes your blog. 

Being a blog about Family, Photos, Food & Craft the easiest link for me to give would be for my Pinterest account Visit At Mrs B’s Place’s profile on Pinterest.

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Friday, Sept. 4: What are you passionate about? 
Photography. Its as simple as that. Most of my days revolve around some kind of photo taking or memory making.
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Saturday, Sept. 5: Put your iTunes/music player on shuffle and share the first 10 songs that play. 

Somebody Like You – Keith Urban, Rumour has it – Clay Walker, God only knows – The Beach Boys, I’m still on your side – Jimmy Barnes, Whiskey Girl – Toby Keith, Single White Female – Chely Wright, Fire – Lee Kernaghan & Roby, The Right Thing to do – Carly Simon, HonkyTonk U – Toby Keith, Hush Hush – Pistol Annies

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Sunday, Sept. 6: Share your style. What fashion trends do you love, frequent, or avoid? My style is pretty plain, lots of black and darker colours. I tend to wear yoga pants and a simple yet comfortable top most of the time. When i go out i dress up in Casual pants or a Skirt, and top. Shoes are normally a pair of boots.
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Monday, Sept. 7: Tell us about your blog name. Where did it come from? My blog has a multitude of names, and really the main one to stick has been Family Photos Food & Craft. At the moment i am using Mrs B’s Place. It just fits in with my current world. But some of the others have been – Shabby Pink Scrapper, Sweet Seasons, All white, Green Larke, Quirky Vintage by the sea, Family Photos Food & Craft, Mrs B’s Place
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Tuesday, Sept. 8: Tell us about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite and what does it say about you? Isn’t it fortunate that i am now in my favourite season of all, spring, Where the flowers are in bloom and the springs festivals and fairs are in the air and on the horizon.

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Wednesday, Sept. 9: Write a letter to sixteen-year-old you. Any advice or funny stories? Dear 16 Year Old Nic, How are you going, good i hope.. I know you think life is so tough and that nothing is going to work out how you want to too, but let the 42 year old Nic tell you now, that your life is going to be so amazing. You will find the love of your life, it may take a while and there will be quite a few toads before you find your prince, but OMG he is worth the wait, he will take you by the hand and show you the world and he will love you in a way that you never thought existed. Kids i know are not on your radar, but when you do have one, she will be the most incredible girl, She will take a piece of your heart and you will never be the same, after having known her. 

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Please take the time to tell those around you that you love them, because the older you will have a lot of regrets. And yes you will regret saying things that you said. You will lose those that you love the most in this world, those that you thought had your back. But you will grow in a way that you never expected to grow. You will become the woman that you always imagined that you could be. I know it sucks to think that bacd things will happen, but its a part of life, and you will learn so many lessons from what happens to you. So i hope that you read this, and not dismiss it, i know listening to anything that someone older has to say feels like a waste of time, but i want to to know, the world that you are going to live in, will be incredible. Love the 42 year old you x

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Thursday, Sept. 10: 10 items off your bucket list. If you haven’t made one, now’s a good time to start! As is so happens i have a “Bucket list page” and we watched the movie the other night. I will check off what i have achieved. {Last updated January 2nd 2015} FAMILY & SELF: Give nan and gramp’s a proper send off. Give angel a birthday party with her friends. Visit kyle and bonnie xxxx. Go to the hair dresser. Write out a will. Go on a girls night out. Fit back into wedding dress. Renew our vows. Sell the barn. Move into our own home again. PHOTOS: Get a canon eos60d camera (or 70d/700D). (or whatever the latest Canon Camera is). Get photos printed from Last cruise FOOD: Learn how to make coffee art. Make a crockenbouche. Cook at least 5 nigella recipes. Have a cocktail party. Make homemade pasta more often. Make a giant cupcake that doesnt look like the leaning tower of piza. CRAFT: Make a bus scroll. Learn to sew properly. Make bag. Learn how to make clay tags. Make curtains. Learn how to arrange flowers. Do up a shabby door. Get a BELTANE ring made TRAVEL; Go to the Melbourne cup. Go to Paris. Go to Budapest. Go to England. Meet Jules, Shan, Carmie, Cheryl. Go to a retreat. Re-Visit new zealand. 2015 LifeWishes: Family History – i worked on this for a few months, but need to get back into it. Online Courses – OML signed up for so many things and all need photos printed, still an ongoing issue. Sort through Photos. – Another ongoing thing, when i feel like it i sort some. Print batches of family photos from external hard-drive – Again, one of the things that i go to. Sort out my blog, and pay for a new theme / look – This is also ongoing.

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Friday, Sept. 11: It’s a Friday night and you decide to stay in. What do you do? 15 years ago we met, today is a Friday, and yes we are staying in. Jacks just gone to get the ingredients for some Michelle Bridges recipes. A glass of Wine. Watch Better Homes & Gardens & The Living Room.

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Saturday, Sept. 12: What are you up to currently? We went to The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and then to the Burnie Museum for the 100 Year Street party.

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Sunday, Sept. 13: Create a collage or inspiration/mood board for this season in your life. This season of my life, hmm!!! not something that i have thought about..

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Monday, Sept. 14: The 5 books that have impacted your life the most. I would have to say that Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, would have to be one of the best books that i have read in a long time, its certainly changed my ideas of organising and tidying our home. I used to read a lot, but not so much these days.

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Tuesday, Sept. 15: What’s in your bag? Pick up your purse and peruse its contents, then share with us! Whilst i don’t always carry a bag (even though i collect them), most of the time it contains A Small Clutch Purse with Banking / store cards. My wii Fit U Tracker (even though i have my phone and Apple watch with me at all times, when i go out this is also tucked into my purse, after 3 or 6 months i then upload it to the Wii Fit U). Currently also have a necklace in there that i wore out yesterday morning when Jack and I went to Bruce’s. My iPhone 6+. A camera or three (and no i am not kidding about this).

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Wednesday, Sept. 16: The real you vs. the online you. Are they the same or different? The real me is shy and quiet, and wouldn’t say a word. (yeah ok maybe over the years i have grown some balls and i now say it like it is, i am so fucking sick of people thinking that i am a push over. The online me. See above.. I also post way too much for people liking. to be honest i have given up caring now..

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Thursday, Sept. 17: Just for fun, your latest obsession. What can you not get enough of these days? My latest obsession, i am trying to find a printer that only prints 4×6 sized photos. It’s driving me crazy not being able to print out all of the photos that i take daily. I have so many projects that i have signed up for, but cant finish them because i don’t have a small printer.

Friday, Sept. 18: Record a VLOG! It can be about anything you’d like! I am not all that confident in front of the camera and the thought of Vlogging just freaks me out, i am enjoying watching Periscope, but have yet to take the plunge and do my own.

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Saturday, Sept. 19: Tell us about one of the best days of your life. I would have to say the best day would have to be the day i met Jack, after talking to each other online for a few months, we finally met, and it really was like we had known each other all of our lives. 15 years on and i know that taking that risk / plunge, that it was the right choice for me to make. He has truly made my life wonderful and for that i am thankful.

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Sunday, Sept. 20: It’s guilty pleasure time! Shows, books, songs, foods, whatever it may be. SHOWS: Oh my favourite Guilty Pleasure who recently has been Nashville. OMG Netflix has been a godsend for watching shows that i had forgotten about since getting rid of Foxtel. BOOKS: I have previously raved about how much i loved Marie Kondo’s The life Changing Magic of Tidying up, and i am still working my way through how i am going to proceed with the method. SONGS: There hasn’t really been a song lately that has caught me, that i cant get enough of. FOOD: Now that we have the Thermomix back, i am loving the Michelle Bridges Thermomix Meals.

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Monday, Sept. 21: A favorite quote/expression and how it has impacted you. “Frankly my dear i don’t give a damn!” This has seriously always made me smile. i like to think that i have the spirit of Scarlett (yes i have watched this move way too many times). And it always makes me laugh.

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Tuesday, Sept. 22: Get creative! Sketch, paint, dance, play music, whatever then give us a glimpse. 

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Wednesday, Sept. 23: Grab a guest post. Recruit a friend or fellow blogger to share on your space for the day.

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Thursday, Sept. 24: Shout out five of your favorite bloggers. Who are your regular reads?

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Friday, Sept. 25: Three songs you are connecting with right now. Oh how i love to sit and listen to music, these days though, the good music is few and far between, Too much hip hop / rap type around. I am still stuck in the 70’s / 80’s

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Saturday, Sept. 26: What’s on your to-reading list, and what have you recently read? I don’t read a lot anymore, i used to back in the day read so much, but these days i find that i get bored really fast.  Recently i read Marie Kondo’s The Life changing Magic or tidying up.

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Sunday, Sept. 27: What’s on your wish list? Be sure to include links so we can shop too 😉 oh my list just grows and grows. Top of it would be a Printer to get all of my photo projects done and out of the way. I feel like i am so far behind as nothing has been printed since January. With it now almost being October, its going to be a HUGE task to get that done. The Apple iPhone 6S

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Monday, Sept. 28: A day in the life. Take us through it with you.

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Tuesday, Sept. 29: Write your own list of 10 blog topics to inspire us next month.

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Wednesday, Sept. 30: A farewell coffee date. Take some time to breath, sip a warm drink, and share with your new blogging buddies. If you’d like a prompt: how did the Blog-tember Challenge go for you? Any surprises? What was your favorite prompt, or what would you like to see included next time?