Archive for May, 2014

Weekend

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Today is my Saturday My husband took a day off work to join me and the babe.

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We had a lovely time!

Cooked breaky together and went to a cafe for lunch. Then did some gardening. Nothing too stressful.

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Painted this new artwork for my Audrey.

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I did a “v” Violet too.

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I have been doing quite a few of these floral initial artworks! I even did 2 big A4 size ones! They are in the post right now! As well as a big “L” for a boy!

If you are interested in these. I have them in my etsy store right now!

I have also gone BOW mad!

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One for a girl and one for a boy!

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I re-did the “L” in the top corner as I wasn’t happy with it. It looked flat. I was so glad I changed things up. Different paint, different paper.

There are more bows! I am part way through a creamy/yellow floral one. I am addicted. Practice makes perfect.

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Flowers from a friend! I helped her design her engagement party invites. Those lilies lasted for a long time! Great impact.

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(Filthy windows! I’m getting to it)

This was Audrey and me on Mother’s day morning! Gee I had a lovely day. I had to go to work, but it was still lovely. My husband cooked baked eggs with creme fraiche and smoked salmon. Then drove me to work and then brought nice sandwiches and sweet tarts to me at work.

Then they hung around till I finished. We went to my parents house. Chatted. Dropped the babe off then Husband and I went to dinner and a movie. GOLD CLASS!!

WOW. I was knocked off my feet.

Hope you have all been well. Sorry for the lack of posts. Life has been challenging of late. Not sure why. Just seems a bit much. But I’m working through it. I’m trying to do everything. Oh except exercise. Can’t seem to make the time for that right now I don’t really care. WHICH IS BAD! ahahhahah oh well.

Cleaning is HIGH on my agenda at the moment. I mean, did you see my windows in that pic?? Clearly that is unacceptable. I have been positively PICKING the brains of some girls at work. They are on the verge of OCD with cleaning habits. They give me great advice. I tell them my HONEST habits without any shame. I told them without hesitation that I haven’t cleaned my oven and it was installed in October last year. I don’t think I even own oven cleaner. They nearly fainted. And I love my kitchen. I have been in the process of changing my cleaning habits ever since we moved into this house.

When I met my husband I was living at home in a shoe box bedroom. A double bed would have gone wall to wall to wall. The whole floor space would be 1 bed. So that room was always a mess because I just didn’t have space to store anything. Then I moved out of home to an apartment and shared with 2 other girls. So again, Just the one bedroom to house all my possessions. My husband was always at me about the tidiness of my rooms and I always rebutted with “It’s because I have no space!” He accepted that excuse (my lies) Then we moved to a 1 bedroom apartment, together. That is when he started cottoning on . . but still it was just a 1 bedroom apartment. Then we moved to our current house and my lie could not live on. No more excuses. I was completely found out!

I WANT a clean house more then most things in life. I get frustrated at myself when I am trying to take a picture and there is always something yuck in the background. I have really been trying to change my ways. I really wonder if there is hope for me.

Are you a clean freak? Tell me your secrets. Are there any secrets? Or just clean, clean, clean CONSTANTLY! IT NEVER ENDS?

Audrey at 13 months

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

I think I am just going to keep this up.

I really need to print out her 1 to 12 months and make a book for her. I have such grand plans. Gorgeous hand made paper for the end pages. Velvet ribbon.

ONE DAY. Or in the mean time I should just get one of those cheapy photo books done.

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Playing with her softies in her room.

How chic is the moover pram? As well as the dolly cot. I am using it as storage for her toys until she is old enough for play. Like putting her dolly to bed, tucking her in, kissing her.

The cot is a micki cot from my parents.

Her dress was a gift from a friend.

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She enjoyed pulling all her toys out and moving them all over the room.

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This photo is so cute to me!

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Getting off the chair is no drama. Getting on . . . well . . .  that is a different story and I for one am thankful that she is not quite there. She can get on the couch though.

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I painted this little “a” for my Audrey. I am also doing them for the kids in my mums group as they turn one.

I have more artwork ideas too! Just need to get onto them.

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