13 September 2016


Hi Everyone... I'm back I guess.  I was sitting in my little house today as my baby eats her vegemite sandwich reflecting on life as you do.  And I realised that I'm sick and tired of making changes that never seem to stick.  On Friday my sister and I decided to challenge the rest of our family to lose 5 kg in 5 weeks, so ending on Friday the 14th of October.  We made a logo and everything for it... we were very excited.  And I started off so strong, I even lost 600 g in 3 days so was doing so well.  But then (like always) I mess up.  I snack on rubbish.  Or even snack too much on good things.  And even though there was only positiveness keeping me going I still stuff up.  I thought it I go back to using this as what it was meant to be then maybe it would be helpful for me.. who knows.  Maybe whenever I'm craving something bad I'll write on here... though that would probably mean your feeds would be flooded each day between 10am and 4pm!

I just really really want to make a change.  I was so happy at the start of 2015 with my appearance.  And I want to get back there.  I have gained way too much weight and have let myself slip back into the me of 2013 which is not the me I want to be.  Ideally I would like to lose 20 kgs but for now we'll start with 5 kgs in 5 weeks and see if I can get back on track.

What I am doing so far:
Drinking over 2 litres a day
Walking about 45 minutes a day
Eating breakfast each day
Only drinking water & 2 coffees a day

What (in reality) I need to be adding to this:
Walking 1 hour a day
My stomach exercises daily
Eating 3 main meals a day & NOT snacking
(Side Note:  Snacking works for some people - it does not work for me unfortunately)
Slowly cut down on the size of my lunch and tea

These things aren't hard to do.  Actually that's not true.. they are for me.  But I really want to improve.  I want to be an example for my 10 month old baby girl.  I want to be able to be in the best shape possible to be able to possibly have more children.  It isn't just about me anymore.  It's time to stop being selfish.
So I might try to do an update every couple of days to keep myself accountable.  I really hope even if I don't keep up with the posts that I do keep up with trying to be healthier and that I can come back on the 14th and say YES I DID IT... and then start again with the next 5.

As always,

25 April 2016

First Birthday Inspiration | Thinking About April

For some reason a baby's first birthday seems to trump the rest.  I have a theory that this is because it's the only one that the parents get to choose everything because by their second, they're old enough to decide for themselves.  My husband and I were in Big W the other day (a department store like Target) and the lady in the party section said she has served people that have spent thousands on balloons alone for their child's first birthday.  While I definitely won't go that crazy I am excited to plan the first of many parties for my little girl.  I have mainly been going to my beloved Pinterest for Inspiration which is awesome for anything and everything.  The only real ideas I have are that I'd like it to be baby pink and gold with touches of burlap (if touches of burlap are a thing haha).  I want there to be photos all around and I want to DIY as much as I can.  I like the idea of using fake flowers and fairy lights to create a whimsical vibe and I like the idea of creating things that I can use in her playroom or bedroom.

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There's so many ideas out there and the theme I've chosen is such a popular one at the moment.  I've already DIY'ed a baby pink tutu for her which she may wear inspired by Marie from BitsandClips on YouTube.  She had a video last year on making a no sew tutu which is so so easy you've got to give it a go!  Perfect for those who want to DIY but don't really have the skill ;)

I'll update you if I make anything else and let me know if you've got any ideas of things I could do for her birthday.  I've also thought about possibly adding mint green to the mix but we'll see :)