Thursday, 29 August 2013

Ive been nominated...for a Liebster!

Thanks so much to Dani over at A Wishful Whimsy for nominating me for this lovely blog award.

Check out her blog for the questions and answers she was given and in turn has made up 11 more for me. So here goes...

1. Television or Radio?
Hmm I love my music so I would have to go with radio. I listen to the radio in transit to work. Triple J is the flavour of the month but I switch between them and Fresh FM. Im not into pop at all!

2. What did you want to be when you grew up & why?
Well when I was really little I wanted to be a teacher, as most girls I think do when you're 5. But as I grew older and throughout high school, I wanted to be a vet nurse which I ended up being for 5 years. I left because I lost the passion of working your ass off for very little cash. Plus Vets can be very ungrateful. I do miss the animals and surgery though.

3. Silver or Gold Jewellery?

4. Who is your favourite author/book?
I dont read much anymore but I did like Jodi Picoults books. Now I just lust over house mags!

5. House or Apartment living? Why?
I actually like the idea of apartment living especially after watching The Block. But I would miss having a backyard too much. Somewhere you can entertain and the kids can run around in. Plus Id be extra worried about noisy neighbors in an apartment block.

6. What is your favourite milkshake flavour?
Wendys flake shake

7. Do you have a celebrity crush? 
Not really. I mean, there are certain celebrities that are very easy on the eye but none stand out. I do like Paul Walker though of Fast and Furious fame and the singer of The Butterfly Effect is pretty nice too :) 

8. What is your most favourite thing about Christmas?
Getting to decorate the house and giving out presents to loved ones. Oh and seeing my sons face now that he is older and knows more about presents! haha!

9. If money was no object, what would you spend $$$ on?
Decorating the house!

10. Do you wash your own car or use a car wash?
Im lazy now and use the car wash but secretly I get a little scared the windows will give way and Ill get hurt by the rollers!

11. Were you better at Maths or English in School? 
Definitely English. I hated Maths! I was (and still am) never good at numbers.

So now I believe I pick some questions and nominate some blogs for the reward.

Jess at Forever Organised
Kate at Hellokateberry
Tiff at Surviving Four Kids
Cassie at Cassadiva
Anna at Fields of Sage

Your questions, if you to choose to accept them, are:

1. What was your first job?
2. What do you love about blogging?
3. What dont you love about blogging?
4. What's your emotional food?
5. What was your first car?
6. Any bad habits?
7. Who's your idol (if you have one)?
8. Favourite band/singer?
9. First gig?
10. Favourite movie
11. What is your design style?

Good luck everyone, looking forward to reading your answers.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Party box

Hi all, Been a bit quiet round these parts lately. Ive been busy pottering around the house and hanging out with the family but today I thought I'd just share a quick project I did one night organizing our party supplies.

I was using this old nappy box to hold unfinished projects but thought with a bit of prettying up, it could be put to better use.

So a layer of wrapping paper later we had this:

I didn't bother with the inside since it was going to be hidden away in a cupboard anyhow.

And inside houses my larger disposable party items and yes, that is some Australia Day stuff in the bottom which I had no home for!

This box sits in the bottom of our dining unit along with some entertaining pieces.
(except the items up the top dont really belong but again, had no other home for)

On the shelf above you can see my other party supplies box

Just a cheapie box I picked up from the dollar shop which I thought to be very appropriate for what it stores!

Inside this one is balloons, candles, plastic tablecloths and leftover invites which I probably wont use but didn't want to throw away. The green bag holds balloon sticks.
I also added sparklers I found randomly stuck in a vase. The things we do when hiding items!

I don't really have that much but I do like to keep everything together so when it comes to planning those special events, I can just have a look and see what we already have.

Maybe this gives you an idea on how to corral your party items.

Monday, 19 August 2013


Picking mummy flowers whilst I was at work.
Love him
Joining in with Jodi

Sunday, 11 August 2013


Lovely day out..Little Man enjoyed his first train ride and patting a horse .
I know he doesnt look excited in either of these photos but trust me, he was!

This is such a beautiful capture from last weeks portraits. I also thought these wrinkly feet were cute.

Joining in with Jodi

Sunday, 4 August 2013


My little bogan.
Last weeks favourite. Nothing like a bubba drinking Mumma's milk
Linking up with Jodi

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Office in a box

Like most people, I've had a neverending struggle on how to best organize pesky paperwork clutter.
I started off with multiple accordion files scattered throughout the house. One day I sat down and went through them all throwing out a whole pile of bills including phone bills from 2006!
I looked online for the papers you should keep for tax purposes and surprisingly 7 year old phone bills were not one of them.
I then grouped what paper I had left into piles and stored them in a bag under the bed! Yeah, I know. Random.
Bills and statements for the current year I kept out in the office area for easy access but I wanted to keep them altogether in an organised, functional and of course nice looking, not at all paper hoarding, way.
Thats when I came across this post from Mairdville Manor blog about an Office in a box. Who would have thought under this lid was a bunch of boring paperwork files!

The box is split into 3 functions.

I have a file box with suspension files for historical papers including mortgage, tax returns, contracts etc.

 I used an old filer to gather all our warranties and manuals. Its not pretty but it does the job and its then hidden away.

I split them into general catagories including Kitchen, Electrical and Kids.

Then there's the blue file where I store the most recent documents for the year. Once the year is over, I will go through and throw away bills I wont need for tax purposes etc and then move the rest into the bigger file box.

And they all pack away nicely in the box and stored in our office area.

I also have this filing system out on the shelf for our current paperwork. Bills to pay, and then file, junk mail to look at etc.

In the white box I keep our receipts. I then go through this every now and then, file what I need to keep for warranties etc and throw away the rest.

So I guess I have a bit of a processing line happening with this filing business. If you make it to the big file box, you're one of the lucky ones!!

I hope this gives you an idea of another way you can control your paperwork! Its Pretty but functional!

Linking up with I Heart Organizing

Sunday, 21 July 2013


This pretty much sums up our week.
Poor sick bubba, The worst I've seen him.
Dont worry though, hes pretty much back to normal and running amok as toddlers do :)
Joining in with Jodi