Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Polly Dolly V.2 WK 21 - Kids Birthday

This is the first time i've ever done this but seeing as I have Blake's 3rd Birthday coming up I thought it was a good week to join in. I'm having a Circus themed party for him this year. If only my cake will look as good as this one.

Check out the fun over at Danimezza where each week you can play along with Polly Dolly.

It's this easy-

Every Thursday (usually lol) I'll post a new Polly Dolly Theme Challenge, then you toddle off and get creative. You can credit the items if you want and add a bit of an explanation of why you chose the pieces or you can just share your clipboard... it's up to you. When you're done maxing out your imaginary credit cards, simply add your link below using your blogs name as the "title" and a direct link to the specific blog post. Polyvore publishes your outfit straight to your blog with a simple click of the "publish" button... too easy!

Kids Birthday

Polyester shirt
$56 - topshop.com

Mystique silver sandals
€155 - pret-a-beaute.com

Haberdash House wooden jewelry
£10 - hannahzakari.co.uk

Kenneth Jay Lane hoop earrings
£65 - harveynichols.com

Elizabeth Cole long silver necklace
$173 - couturecandy.com


Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Flashback Friday

I've found myself looking back at lots of old photos this week. Reminiscing about when my babies were actually babies and they were so cute and innocent. Not that they aren't anymore but they're just becoming so much bigger and independent and don't rely on Mummy as much anymore. And I'll be honest it makes me sad and some days it completely freaks me out. So when I look back at their photos my heart melts from the memories but breaks a little when I realise how quickly the time flys by and I want to put the brakes on.

I remember when Cooper was so fascinated with me feeding his baby brother that he loved to try it himself. Definitely a photo that will come out for his 21st birthday party.

It really does seem like yesterday. Makes me cry just looking at these sweet baby faces.

Blake's 1st pony ride.

Another one for the 21st birthday photo board.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Etsy love

Are you as obsessed with Etsy as I am?

It's such a fantastic site. Especially if like me you love all things hand made and you like to support Work at Home Mum's. I've spent many a hour browsing through Etsy's gorgeous array of goodies these past few months. One of the downfalls to being couch and bed ridden is you have too much time on your hands and sadly it's very easy to push a couple of buttons and the next thing you know you've got goodies been sent your way. Oops sorry my finger slipped. It's worse than eBay because you don't even have to bid.

I wanted to share a couple of my recent 'slip up's' sorry I mean purchases with you.

I recently discovered Tiges and Weince and fell in love with all of Kylie's gorgeous treasures. She's one creative Mumma. I had to stop myself from buying everything in her shop.

I couldn't help myself from buying these two lovely prints for the boys playroom. I have a slight fascination, some may say obsession with owls. They're just so darn cute. So when I saw this little cutie was available in colours other than pink I just had to have it. Plus I thought the Alphabet print would look great beside it on the wall.

Now I just need to find the perfect frame for these beauties and put them up on the wall. I'll be sure to post a photo once they're up.

The other thing which I've been searching for, for quite some time now is believe it or not a pin cushion. Gosh I sound like my Nanna!! Before my back got really bad I rediscovered my love for all things crafty and I'm even looking at getting back in to sewing. Something which I loved to do in Home Economics back in school. Anyway I pulled out my old sewing kit and of course had to buy a few new things to add to my collection. But do you think I could find a pin cushion anywhere? No!! So I thought I'd check out Etsy and I came across these adorable handmade ones at a store called Details by Des. I love Amy Butler fabric so these were just perfect. I couldn't help myself and ended up buying two. One for my darling Mum because the one she has is slightly shabby after years and years of use. Although my biggest problem is now I can't decide which one to give to Mum. Maybe I'll let her pick.

Aren't they the sweetest.

According to my Paypal account I'll have a few more Etsy purchases to share soon. Oops I slipped.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Love and thanks

Much love and thanks for all of the lovely emails and messages of support and kindness this last week and really the last few months. I finally feel like I'm on the road to recovery and I'm getting stronger with each day. I got out of hospital on Friday and I cannot begin to explain how happy I was to say goodbye to that place. It really got me down this time. My 3rd time in there in a matter of weeks and my 2nd operation. I was so happy to be home to family. To see the smiles on my boys faces, to kiss those sweet lips and hear about their days at school and kindy. Having this time away from them has made me appreciate and love them even more than I thought was possible. I am so lucky to have my beautiful two boys. I'm also lucky to have amazing parents who have been lifesavers through this whole journey. And very lucky to have caring and supportive friends. And importantly I'm lucky to have my health. There are people out there who are far worse off. I'm lucky I'm battling with a back problem and not battling for my life. I look around and realise just how very lucky and blessed I really am. My glass is definitely half full and I hope that out of all of this I've learnt a few lessons. One of which is a much more positive attitude to life. And take NOTHING for granted.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Here we go again

Hi to all my lovely readers. I'm back in hospital tonight for more surgery tomorrow morning. Unfortunately this time round it's a little more extensive but it has to be done. They're removing my disc and replacing it with a silicone pillow like mechanism so that my vertebrae aren't rubbing against each other. It's been such a long and tough road to here but I'm looking forward to a swift and pain free recovery so that I can get back to my gorgeous boys and start living a normal life again. I miss my boys so much and it's been so hard being away from them but I know this is for the best.

So please keep me in your thoughts tomorrow and I will update as soon as I can.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

One step forward. Five backwards.

One step forward, five backwards. That's how it has felt this week. I'm feeling very sorry for myself so I apologise in advance for the poor me post but I wanted to update here.

I'm back in hospital :-(

I've been in here since Tuesday and I'm slowly losing the plot. I'm in a lot of pain again and bored out of my mind. Not a pleasant combination. I'm still waiting on a MRI scan to determine what has happened to get me back to what feels like square one. Although I'm crossing my fingers and toes that it's just muscular and not anything that I've done to jeopardise the surgery. So I guess I just have to wait and hope that they do the MRI as soon as possible and that in the meantime I don't go crazy with the boredom.

I miss my boys so much. They're coming in for a visit this morning I can't wait to see them. They need their Mummy and I tell you what I need them just as much. It has been so hard to be away from them so much it's horrible.

So that's the update from me. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.

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