Living Arrows

8.02.16

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

After preschool last week we went on a scooter adventure with Ez’s best friend, they boys had a blast despite the rain.

Preschool is the first chance Ezra has had to choose his own friends, not just the kids of my friends, and he has great taste, makes me so proud of him.

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Posted in category: Ezra

SarahNickNicks Hat Review

8.02.16

I love a bobble hat as much as I love mugs of tea, which is to say, an awful lot, so when Sarah from the lovely SarahNickNicks Etsy store offered me one of her hats to review my answer was an obvious yes!

Sarah is an intriguing person, she is on her way to becoming a doctor and crafts in her spare time. She draws, paints and knits and her Etsy store is full of gorgeous goodies to choose from.

The hat she sent me is made from super soft merino wool and with contrasting band and bobble. It’s the perfect colour because the bobble matches my hair (when I remember to dye it!).

The knit is chunky and relaxed so it fits perfectly, there are no itchy bits and the seam is barely noticeable. It’s really warm and is the perfect length to cover my ears and still sit comfortably on my head.

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This hat has become my go to grab when I’m leaving on the school run and it must be gorgeous, because Annie keeps trying to steal it and we all know that kiddo has impeccable taste.

For lush hats and more take a trip over to Sarah’s Etsy store and check it out for yourself.


Posted in category: Review

My Mummy Confessions

4.02.16

I kept forgetting to join in with Vlog Stars at the end of 2015 so I set a reminder in my calendar to get back into it, of course, my brain being the black hole that it is, I forgot it again almost immediately!

Not to be deterred I’ve decided to forgo the vlogging aspect and just write my 10 Mummy Confessions…

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1) As a toddler Ez had gorgeous long surf dude hair. I decided, hours before we were due to leave on holiday, that his fringe needed a trim.

Worst.idea.ever

My hatchet job was so bad a simple fringe trim ended up with me shaving his head!

2) I eat most of the kiddo’s festive chocolates. I tell myself that I’m doing it for their own good, but really I just like chocolate in the shape of penguins and reindeer.

3) The kids and I love Minecraft and when we treat ourselves to blind boxes, I have been known, on occasion, to open them all and take the best one for myself before they get their mitts on them!

4) I’m really mean about screen time, the TV goes on between 3-5pm, and they’re allowed to play on the iPad or DS a bit, but that’s it.

It may well be expanding their brains and encouraging them to use their imagination more, but mostly it just seems to increase the arguments in our house 100 fold.

5) I deliberately try and get the kids to like the ‘immature’ things I do, like Pokemon, Minecraft etc, after all where’s the fun is there’s no-one to play with?

6) I bought lovely pens for my bullet journal but won’t share them with the kiddos!

The children make do with cheap, supermarket colouring pens, while I have a collection of pristine Staedtler brush pens and fineliners that I don’t let them touch.

7) I tell them that some of the things they want to watch on Netflix are just adverts instead of actual shows (so Annie doesn’t watch those awful looking Barbie shows)

8) I may have farted in the supermarket and blamed it on the children!

9) I don’t like gin! Every Mummy blogger I know writes about their love of gin, but let’s be honest ladies, it tastes like old pennies, give me a whiskey and coke, or amaretto and cranberry juice any day.

10) I told Ezra I’d just brushed my teeth when he smelt Extra Strong Mints on my breath so I wouldn’t have to share them.

So there you have it. In my head they didn’t sound so bad, but seeing them written down it seems I have a problem with sharing, I’m glad I’m not one of my kids, poor little souls!

Got a parenting confession to share?

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Posted in category: general life, The Kiddos

Things I’m Loving #9

3.02.16

I don’t think there is a whole lot to say about these, except I think my specs suit them better than they do me!

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Ez was very upset that he wasn’t old enough (or magic enough!) to spontaneously grow a moustache, so I went and bought an eyeliner pencil so his top lip would never have to feel sad again!

* I just want to say that I am really grateful for everyone that has commented on, or messaged me about Monday’s blog post. Your support has left me feeling more positive than I have in ages, thank you!


Posted in category: The Kiddos

Feeling Crafty!

2.02.16

This weekend I fancied doing something a bit different so after lunch on Sunday I picked up a needle and sewed a cute little cross stitch for Ez’s room.

I found the pattern here and knew I had to make it. When Ez saw it he claimed it for his room, then Annie saw it and asked for, ‘the next one’!

Here it was at 3pm on Sunday, know what it is?!

Feeling Crafty Point + Shoot Photo Linky | Stormtrooper Cross Stitch Pattern | snowingindoors.com

When the kiddos were in bed I finished it up and yesterday hung it up in the Bear’s room where it looks, even if I say so myself, rather good.

The hoop is too big, but until I can get the smaller one I’m happy with it, hooray for Star Wars Cross Stitch!

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What did you get up to this weekend?

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Posted in category: general life, Point & Shoot

Point + Shoot – 02.02.2016

2.02.16

Thank you to everyone who joined in with Point + Shoot last week.

My post this week is a crafty one, I think I’ve rediscovered my love of cross stitch.

My favourite photo from last week comes from Mac over at Reflections From Me, I love the gritty black and white shot of Melbourne, a place I’ve always wanted to visit.

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You don’t have to play every week, just drop by when you have something to share. You don’t need a fancy DSLR either, a phone camera works just as well.

As for the photos, they can be absolutely anything. If you saw it, or did it, at the weekend, then photograph it and link up.

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Posted in category: Point & Shoot