Sunday, October 31, 2010

Self Portrait Sunday

OK so yes I just made that up, is there such a thing as "Self Portrait Sunday" ?

Well if there isn't maybe i've started something.

I normally hate most photos of me. I'm really self concious of getting my photo taken because i'm just not a photogenic person. Unlike my best friend who would look good in a potato sack getting her photo taken. Yes she's a bitch.

I took this self portrait last night before heading out to dinner for my brother in law's birthday and well i'm quite happy with it. Which I assure you is very rare.

Are you brave enough to post a Self Portrait for Sunday ?

Disclaimer: Please ignore the washing basket filled with clothes in the background. Maybe I should spend less time taking photos of myself and more time folding washing.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Morning at the beach

Spring was definitely in the air today here on the coast.

The weather was just perfect so I thought a morning at the beach was in order. My boys adore the beach which is great because I love it. I was brought up around water and to this day there is something about being near water than calms me. I feel at peace near the beach.

So I packed a picnic lunch, lots of water, towels, hats & sunscreen and we headed down to Burleigh. My sister in law and nephew Jasper met us down there and the boys had a ball. Of course silly me didn't think to re-apply sunscreen on myself so i'm now sporting a rather redish glow. Not good to get ugly strap marks the week before i'm wearing a strapless dress for Melbourne Cup lunch. Let alone the one shoulder number i'll be wearing for my 30th in a couple of weeks. Oh well, live and learn I guess. Although I never do tend to learn when it comes to getting myself burnt. Of course the boys were lathered in sunscreen and didn't get burnt at all.

The park we go to is fully fenced so you can relax without the fear of the kids running off and actually enjoy just watching them play. Cooper & Blake are both obsessed with swings. Quite often I ending up having to drag them off to let someone else have a turn but we had the park to ourselves most of the morning. It's days like this that i'm going to miss when my big boy goes to school next year. So i'm going to take advantage of our days together before next year because I know how much i'll miss him when he goes to school and I also know how much his little brother is going to miss him also.

The boys played in the park for a while before having lunch and then we ventured back in the park for a quick play before home time. So we didn't actually make it for a swim but we were warned it was freezing in the water, so probably a good thing.

Blake was exhausted after a mammoth morning in the sun so he flaked in the car and Cooper had some nice quiet time once we got home and an early night. Nothing like wearing them out so they sleep well at night.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

My new job!!!

YAY I can finally scream it from the rooftops!!

I HAVE A NEW JOB!! *dances around living room excitedly*

This was my exciting news from a few posts ago. But I wanted to make sure it was all confirmed before I went and sprouted my mouth off.

This is my dream job. I'll be able to base myself from home and work around my kids and do the hours that suit me. And even better next year once Cooper starts school i'll be able to be there to drop him off to school and be there again when school finishes. And to be able to have the flexibility to go on excursions or go to school sports carnivals whenever I want to.

I'll be heading up Sales over at Vivid Pink - check them out here Vivid Pink Website or you can join us on Facebook here - Vivid Pink on Facebook
Vivid Pink is all things Design, Print, Web, Photography and Merchandise.

It's such a wonderful company. Started by the amazing Graphic Designer Danni who I actually went to school with. Her work is amazing and now with me in Sales we will be unstoppable hahaha!! Ok so that's going a little too far. Can you tell i'm excited ?

So if you know anyone that wants a Corporate Identity or a Website designed let me know. We even do personalised Christmas Cards or Calendars, branded merchandise and business cards.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Free for all Friday

Need some inspiration coming in to the weekend. I know I do.

It's so easy to get caught up in every day life isn't it. Stop and smell the roses and look around because you can find beauty and inspiration in everything and anything. Today I am so grateful for so many things. A wonderful family, amazing friends, healthy children and smiley faces. What more could I ask for ? Okay so maybe some nice weather for the weekend ahead.

What is everyone up to this weekend ?

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Monday, October 18, 2010

All partied out

I can't beleive it's already Monday. The weeks are flying by.

I'm loving this warmer weather we have been having. Party season is definitley in full swing.

We had a weekend off from open homes so took full advantage and jam packed the weekend with lots of socialising, a trip to the beach and two birthday parties. I love kids birthday parties but they're really not good for the waistline. I mean really, who can resist Tim Tam chocolate cake, mmmm it was delicious. Remind me not to ever get that recipe because it's deadly I tell you. We enjoyed an impromptu pizza night on Friday night with our good friends who popped in. Drank way too much wine. Then on Saturday night we had our old neighbours come down for dinner. It's been way too long between visits so it was lovely to catch up. They were such great neighbours and we miss them a lot. Cooper had a blast with Alexis and well Blake just annoyed the two of them in true Blake style. Blake is just so adorable but so cheeky. Which reminds me I really need to post some photos from his birthday party.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Now to tackle the week ahead. It's going to be a busy one.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Almost 30....

4 more weeks left in my 20's.

Surely it's not the case. Surely it's not already October. This year has just flown and in 4 more weeks I will no longer be in my 20's. I'm really looking forward to my party, if only it was more organised. Mental note, must send out invitations this weekend. At the beginning of the year I was feeling very unsettled about turning 30. I'm not even sure why but now that it's even closer i'm not so hesitant any more. In fact I can't wait to embrace the next chapter of my life. The dirty thirties ? So are they really dirty ? I certainly don't intend on rolling around in mud to celebrate. So i've got my gorgeous dress all ready to wear. I just need to find some party heels and organise a cake and i'm ready to PARTY!!!! Oh and I also need to figure out who's going to babysit my kids for the night. That could be quite difficult considering everyone I know will be at my party.

Here's to celebrating one chapter of my life that has passed and embracing the next.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exciting times ahead....

I've had some really good things happen this week and i'm really excited about times ahead. I feel like I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I think i've come out a much stronger and wiser person. Well I hope so anyway. I feel like i've ridden a rough wave but there is definitey smoother waters head.

I can't share my exciting news just yet but I promise I will as soon as i'm able.

On other big news. I'm enrolling Cooper in to 'big boys school' tomorrow. I've finally decided which way to go and i'm actually very excited for him. It's the most lovliest school and i'm just so happy with how things have worked out. Even better news is that it's the same school that I actually went to so it's very special. He's so.... excited about the idea of having a uniform and even more excited about the fact that the school has a 'really big swimming pool'. Oh how I love how kids appreciate the finer details in life. So whilst he's worried about the size of their pool i'm super impressed with their approach to learning and just how up to date they are with the latest technology. They're a research based school so it's going to be very interesting times ahead for my little Cooper. I still can't believe he's going to be going to school next year. I guess i've still got 4 months to get used to the idea.

I hope everyone is well, ciao for now.

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