Goals in March

Hello Birthday month..

Self care:

  • Nails.
  • Look after hair.


  • Hang out with Jack when he is home.
  • Coffee Date / Date night.
  • Angel when she is and not in her room.


  • Rejoin Tiff xo
  • Water.
  • Walking.
  • Workouts.


  • Pay off debt.


  • Movies.


  • Get house back in order.


  • Birthday month.. – figure out what i am going to do for mine and Jack’s birthday.

Goals in February 

Self care:

  1. Water + a 500/600ml bottle a day, i know this isn’t the recommended but for someone that doesn’t drink a lot of water this is a huge amount. – I wouldn’t say i failed, but i would say that i didn’t dink as much water as i should have. 
  2. Vitamins + Missed taking one yesterday. but had been going great all month. Yes have missed a few days here and there, but most days i remembered to take them. 
  3. Nails + need to clean and repaint. My nails have never looked so sad. They are starting to grow back after a majority of the past 8 weeks of them being really brittle and breaking all of the time. 
  4. Meditate + Same as last month. – Quiet meditation in quiet moments. 
  5. Yoga + – Nope. 


  1. Family movie night +  We usually try and watch a family movie on a Saturday night. – We have had a couple of movie nights together. 
  2. Family Photo + (meant to take one tonight, Jack and Angel havent been home at the same time). 
  3. Date Night / Coffee Date + i think we may have had one or two coffee dates. Now that Jack is back at work and his shifts are so crazy. 


  1. Tiff XO + Need to concentrate on the workouts. Food has been ok, workouts zip.. 
  2. Walking + I am taking part in The Good Life Gang, walking challenges. didn’t get to 250k steps but i never expected too. 


  1. Save!!! + hahahaha
  2. Pay zip pay + & not spend it again.. need to get it back up. paid it twice and spent it twice.. opps. 


  1. Studio Calico Planner Bootcamp + Joined waiting for stamps – Completed. 
  2. Movie night + There is a local free movie night coming up, not sure if we will get there or not. – Didn’t go. 
  3. Take photos + Still doing FMS photo a day. not every day will be a prompt but i am taking a lot of photos. – Taking photos most days. saving quotes and Facebook screenshots to add into the days that i miss. 
  4. Work on Project Life (get photos printed) + Really need to sit down and get this done. its only 4 pages. 
  5. Memory Jar Prompts + This is going great, i am noting down the ones that i had picked in my planner.  – missed a few days but just been doing them in bulk. 


  1. Project 14 + Joined. Completed. 
  2. Project 14 2.0 + Waiting to join. – joined, and on day 6, 7 started yesterday so need to catch up. 
  3. Continue to Declutter +34 containers are now filled to the brims. – havent really done any major decluttering . 



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


  • Finished the Studio Calico Planner Bootcamp Class.


  • Youtubers..


  • My Birthday.. almost forty four ekkk.


  • on and off.


  • The whole of Kmart..


  • Watching hours upon hours of youtube clips about everything and nothing.


  • Blogs & youtube pages.


  • A roast for tonights dinner, only to have it in a sandwich.


  • What to do for my birthday


  • Lots of things


  • A coffee.


  • Not a great deal. have been using my stamps in my planner as well as stickers thats about as crafty as i have been.
  • I really need to sit down and get my project life sorted out.


  • Dealing with knowing something that i shouldn’t know.


  • What to do about the above…


  • That teenage girls can be such BITCHES!


  • That i haven’t been able to find the chair at Kmart


  • My birthday gifts that have been ordered 🙂


  • water..

Enjoying / Enjoyed 

  • working on my LBD.


  • An apple pie..

Family Photo 

  • Haven’t taken it yet.


  • Sad…


  • The end of February


  • Up on all of the project / planners / books i have going.


  • Drink water, have vitamins.


  • That i was able to buy something for myself that i have wanted for a long time, i will share what that when i receive it.


  • Not a great deal


  • That march is going to be amazing.. and that i will actually finish things that i start.


  • About things that i don’t need to know about is hard to deal with ….


  • My head held high..


  • Home mostly..


  • Forward to my birthday


  • The house when its quiet.


  • The new clothes i got from kmart
  • The planner stuff i just brought from Etsy.


  • To YouTube & crap on TV


  • Memories..

Main Goal This Week 

  • Work on blog, work on workbooks, workout


  • at how wonderful my circle of friends are. I posted about this girl on my Facebook and i have been shown who has my back..

Needing / Need to Finish

  • This post…

Not Digging
+ Little girls who think they know everything!

+ how down i feel today..


  • A new packet of coffee today.. I go through the stuff like water.


  • Lots of YouTube clips.


  • What to get Jack for his birthday in April, considering his Christmas presents arrived late / broken, his anniversary present had to be sent back because it was wrong, and even his valentines day card turned up a day late i had better get myself organised..


  • What to do about this girl..


  • Be Mindful & Simplify your life by Kate James.


  • haven’t done any in a while


  • nope..


  • Wish i had chocolate..


  • Smoke, means the pollen counts up..


  • For my coffee to cool down.


  • HGTV


  • To blog but cant think of what to blog about.. Send prompts.


  • My time worrying about this girl.


  • Warm.


  • Whats comfortable.


  • That last night hadn’t happened.

What grind’s my Gears 

  • When you are already struggling with your weight and find out that a kid that doesn’t like your daughter (Or you) has taken a photo of you and posted it onto a private group and you are now are of it.. Just lovely really wonderful….


  • How people can be so cruel.

Working On 

  • Making myself a better person.

Working out

  • Really need to work on working out.

Saturday Shares

  • Song: Castle on a  hill – Ed Sheeren
  • Snacks: Chocolate Crackle Slice.
  • Shows: Anything on HGTV, Netflix.
  • Strong Coffee needed
  • Sunshine streaming through the lounge room window.



Family Feud

Let’s play family feud… don’t use my answers.

1. Name something you use in the shower? (Nic) Soap (Jack) Soap (Angel) Shampoo

2. Something people hate to find on their windshield? (Nic) A parking fine (Jack) Fine (Angel) Parking ticket

3. Name something a man might buy before a date? (Nic) Movie Tickets (Jack) Condom (Angel) Flowers

4. What is something you cook in the microwave?(Nic) Soup (Jack) Pie (Angel) Pie

5. Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman? (Nic) Because she is famous (Jack) Money (Angel) Looks

6. Name an item found in a man’s pocket? (Nic) Keys (Jack) Dust (Angel) Wallet

7. Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner? (Nic) Bites someone (Jack) Pooh on neighbors lawn (Angel) Run

8. Name a kind of test you cannot study for? (Nic) Pregnancy Test (Jack) Sleep test (Angel) Medical

9. Name a phrase with the word ‘home’ in it. (Nic) Home is where the heart is (Jack) Home delivery (Angel) Home run

10. Sport where might lose a tooth? (Nic) Boxing (Jack) Boxing (Angel) Baseball

11. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a good day? (Nic) Maths Test (Jack) Detention (Angel) Yell

12. Name a fruit that isn’t round? (Nic) Banana (Jack) Pineapple (Angel) Banana

13. Name a bird you wouldn’t want to eat? (Nic) Plover (Jack) Swallow (Angel) SEAGULL

14. Name something a person wears even if it has a hole in it? (Nic) Jeans (Jack) Shirt (Angel) Clothes

15. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it? (Nic) Firewood (Jack) Pencil (Angel) Eraser

The Name Game

Bit of fun:

Everyone has seven names.

  1. Real Name: Nic Beltane
  2. Soap opera name (middle name and street you live on): Margaret Dodgin
  3. Star Wars name (first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of middle, and last 2 of first): Belmale
  4. Superhero name (colour of shirt and item to your right): greyremote
  5. Goth name (Black and pet name): BlackCole
  6. Rapper name (Lil and last thing you ate): Lilcaramelpopcorn
  7. Stripper name (first pet and street lived on as a kid) Bluey Andrew

hello sunday morning


Hey Hey, Hello Sunday, 

Nice to see you pop by for a coffee again so soon.. Yes i know that you where only here what felt like yesterday. 

I finished Studio Calico’s Planner Bootcamp. Worked on my next book. 

Valentines day happened. Jack gave me a lovely card, XO canvas & Photo frame. 

Angel’s back to being busy (Gymnastics, 20/20, was in the paper again this week, youth group, breakfast club) & with Jack back at work as well, it’s so quiet around here during the day. 

Totally adore watching THIS IS US. 

Spending lots of time adding stamps into my planner. Got my new Lorna Jane Active Living diary the other day, love it, no idea what i will use it for but i love it.

Was planning on making another slice today.

Jack’s off to show someone how to use a detector shortly. I really want to take some photos but no idea where to take them. 


A Letter to me,


Dear Me,

          Over the last 25+ years you would have often received letters to yourself. Advice from when you where younger or letters that you find in later years that have written. Antidotes from your younger self. Shelling out advice and wisdom. Things that you wish you had of known and things that you are still to learn.

b612_20170215114216You started this new year off with such gusto, a real drive to succeed. Making plans, writing lists, taking courses then February rolled around and things started to falter. You have not failed {yet}! You just need to keep going. Some days I know that you feel like it is just too hard to get out of bed and that there is just not enough coffee in the house to get through it, and you feel so tired, when in actual fact what you have achieved is sitting on you’re arse watching crap on TV, when you should be actually making use of all of those hours where you just sit and procrastinate. You need to get up off the couch and keep walking, keep moving one step at a time.


          Almost 44, shiz where the hell does the time go.. Didn’t you just turn 40.  So many things that you have yet to do, ticking off the good old Bucket / Life Wishes Lists that you keep making and accomplishing those goals one day at a time.

          Just remember you are amazing, if you set your mind to something you can do it.

Your inner beauty shines through (your usually too busy ignoring

You are a hell of a lot stronger than you think,

Remember even if you don’t think you are liked you are so very much loved.

          I have every faith in you that you can achieve all that you set out too. Just keep going…

          ♥ Me…

As inspired by  this article on the Lorna Jane Move Nourish Believe website. 

Things we love

To start, describe yourself in 5 words… 

+ Stubborn + Planner + Creative + Bossy + Crafty

What’s your favorite mantra or motto to live by?  

+ To be or not to be that is the question + She believed she could and she did + Frankly my dear i don’t give a damn…

For those who don’t know, share a little of your story with us… 

One of three children. Both parents have now passed away. Married for 16 years to the most amazing and most patient man. We have a 15 year old daughter. 3 Fur-babies. But many more that captured my heart in the years before. Keeper of memories and moments. Scrapbooker, Project Lifer. Everyday Life Photo Journalist. Blogger for 12 years.

Through it all, what was the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome? 

As a 2pound 13 Prem Baby with a heart condition i like to think that that was my first obstacle.  Moving in with my grandmother as a teenager with my parents living on the other side of the country.  Their Separation  whilst i was still living away and then divorce and meeting new parents after i returned to live with them.  When my sister lost my Nephew & then 6 months later my niece. The death of my Grandparents. My Grandmother who i lived with. Jack losing his job. Moving house.  My father, and then 9 months later my mother passing away. To lose both parents in such a short space of time is so hard. Moving to Tasmania a few months later away from everyone.

 What was the pinnacle moment that turned you into a true believer? 

I guess i am still trying to locate that pinnacle, each day i find a new thing to read or inspire me always reaching for new goals to achieve.

What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learnt?  

That no matter what i am able to do things i didn’t think that i could do.

If you could go back and tell yourself something, what would you say? 

Listen to the stories for those that are now no longer here.

Would you do anything differently? 

Yes i would look after myself better. Take care of my health. Spend less time online. Listen more to those that know better. Spend more time with loved ones. Take more photos. Pay more attention. Travel more. Experience life.

What do you hope people can learn or gain from hearing your story?

That they will make the time to ask questions of there loved ones.

And some fast fires, just to finish off…

Cheese or chocolate?  Cheese with a small chocolate side dish..

Summer or winter? I like both.

Smoothie or juice? I prefer coffee.

Books or movies? Both.. though i don’t read as much as much as i used to when is was younger.

Tea or coffee? Coffee, coffee and for an extra shot coffee.

Yoga or boxing? I would love to be able to do yoga, i do like boxing when i have done it in

And last but not least, finish this sentence… The most important thing in live is…

That we are remembered as people who made a difference not just to the world but to those who loved us the most.

As inspired by  this article on the Lorna Jane Move Nourish Believe website. 

Happy Valentines Day

Who asked who out?

  • I think Him.

Did you go to the same school?

  • No.

Who said I love you first?

  • Can’t remember.

Who is the most sensitive?

  • Definitely me.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?

  • Cafe Umami.

Where is the furthest you two have travelled together as a couple?

  • From Western Australia to (Adelaide, Victoria, Canberra) NSW in 2000/1.
  • From WA to (Fremantle, Bunbury, Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne Burnie, Hobart, Fiords, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Sydney, back to Perth ) New Zealand 2009.
  • From WA to (Fremantle, Geraldton, Broome, Lombok, Bali, Komodo back to Perth).
  • From Tasmania to Melbourne and then onto the gold coast, then from the gold coast to Sydney to Melbourne to Launceston (same day) 2013.

Who’s older?

  • If you go by birthdays its me, i am a week older. if you ask Jack he is as he was conceived first and i was born early.

Who has the craziest ex’s?

  • He does..

Who has the worst temper?

  • Most likely me…

Who does the cooking?

  • We both share the cooking. He cooks very basic meals i add a lot more to a meal..

Who is more social?

  • He is.. i hate to leave the house these days.

Who is the neat freak?

  • Hahahaha neither. i wish one of us was.

Who is the most stubborn?

  • Both…

Who wakes up earlier?

  • I would need to sleep first. & he is a shift worker.

Who’s the funniest?

  • He is..

Where was your first date?

  • We met outside the hospital i worked at, and walked around the city for hours and just talked and talked. I cant recall in the first few months going on an actual date, he did take me to the witches cauldron when we lived in Wembley / Subiaco.

What’s the sweetest thing he/she has done for you?

  • OMG so many things.. Takes me out for breakfast, buys me little gifts, just being an amazing husband.

Who has the bigger family?

  • In terms of siblings me but also have step family as well.

Do you get flowers often?

  • Yes quite often.

How long did it take to get serious?

  • Hahaha both.. we met sept 11, moved in together sept 28, honeymoon in december, married in january, pregnant by february.

Who eats more?

  • Him.

Plans date night?

  • Me.

Who does the laundry?

  • He does.

Who was interested first?

  • Pretty much the same. we knew before we met.

Who’s better with the computer?

  • He is way better.

Who picks where you go to dinner??

  • It’s mutual.

Best driver?

  • I don’t drive so he is.

Who Hogs the remote?

  • Always me..

Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?

  • Probably me.

Who wears the pants in the relationship?

  • Both we have an equal partnership.

Who eats more sweets?

  • ME.

Who cries more?

  • Me.

Little Letters

Monday, 13 February 2017
I have only just discovered this, i did a similar thing a while back

Little Letters,

Dear Dinnertime, Why do you have to come around so fast.

Dear Jack, Thanks for doing the dishes.

Dear Angel, I know you are busy, but you where asked to do the dishes.

Dear Planner, I am so sorry that i didn’t feel up to doing anything today and that you look so empty.

Dear YouTube, Thanks for keeping me “Busy”…

Dear Neighbours and Home & Away, Why oh why do you have to keep repeating storylines.

Dear Coffee, Why is it on the day where i could happily sit and consume you, do you have to run out. Thankfully i have a back up coffee machine and extra pods.

Hugs Nic…


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