Archive for December, 2014

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 29th, 2014


Hi, remember me? I use to occupy this space! I just paid for another year of hosting, so I better do something with it.

Let’s do a little back capture shall we.

I took a weekend off and went on a trip to Byron Bay for my cousin Becky’s wedding.

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Woot Woo right?

We stayed at Byron at Byron and it was LOVELY! Very nice indeed. I would like to go back. (because it was kind of a fizzer because I got sick and spent last day seeking a doctor which I found at Ballina emergency department:)

My daughter turned 20 months.


Gone are the days of photo shoots! It means I better quickly learn to take great pics at very short notice with very little time. The working 5 days a week compared to 3 is the difference between crafting and santiy and no crafting and stark raving mad lunatic. But, I do what I have to do for my little family and my expensive taste!
Gee, why couldn’t I just be happy with generic and mediocre?

Which brings us to my next point. JULISKA! I J’ADORE!!!!!!!! So HARD!!!! So $$ but so beautiful and creative! I love it all. I love the ethos of the company and the design and the way they can mix and match it all with such flair. High end with low end, plain with intricate. patterns with other patterns. Sourcing and utilising artisans throughout the world. Czechoslovakia, Mexico, Portugal. THE WHOLE DAMN LOT.

I am seriously considering a new dining setting, well 2. HA! (Casual and Formal)

Which rounds us out to my next point.

Christmas Eve Dinner. My Christmas table was SAD FACE. Very non inspired at all. Maxwell and Williams white dinner setting that was gifted from my Aunties storage cage to help me out when I first moved out 8 years ago does not make for an amazing display. Next year, Next year it will be different. But I said those very words last year when I put this dinner setting together,


I did the same setting this year, but there was no cookies on the plate. (No time for those special touches) I didn’t bother taking a picture oft this years table. Plus I had a moment of weakness at the flower markets where I bought a bunch of candy pink roses because I somehow thought it would look good. But of course in the light of day, it was a terrible lapse in judgment. At least my Calligraphy has improved leaps and bounds.

Next point, I went to the flower markets on the 23rd. I went to bed at midnight and woke up at 3.45!!!!!!!!!! My friend from mothers group came with.


^^^^^ THIS THOUGH, Oh This ^^^^^ This, I was happy with.
A BIG improvement from last years flowers


This is my mantle. I didn’t have a mantle last year, So I was super chuffed this time around.


I also made a fresh Christmas wreath for the front door.


So yes, I think now is the time to commit to a new dinner setting. I rationalise the cost now that I have a daughter, Oh but one day it will be passed down to her. (But she will probably hate it and think it is the ugliest thing on the planet) Only time will tell. I also would like glasses for the table. I have a mix match of err stuff. But the setting I would like is not discounted in the boxing day sales like I had hoped. . .  . . . And I just can’t pay retail.

Here is my tree


I loved it!

My wrapping.




I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Bring on the new year…………… no……. this year went by WAY TOO FAST. My daughter is growing way too fast and I am spending more time at work then I would like too which I keep agonising over and I really don’t know what the right thing to do is. And what I should prioritise higher, of course, my daughter and this precious time, but time is precious and this is the time to be working towards a nice future! Hmmph.

Having said all that. I have 2 weekends leave coming up! I think my husband I just need to make a point of taking more leave and more time off. It is important to not stress the hell out. Work is important but not that important!

I’ve fallen off the face of this blog

Friday, December 5th, 2014

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

Well I am here, I am trying.

I missed the blogiversary. It was November 24. FIVE YEARS of blogging and I haven’t missed a month. I am pretty proud of that.

 Some people blog twice daily, ha, not me.

So, what’s new with you guys? I’ve been reading your blogs (if you have one) and trying my best to comment.


My daughter is now 19 months old (well nearly 20 months now) but here she is at 19 months.


That was a fun afternoon. She sprayed my new camera and I totally didn’t care.


If you follow me on instagram you would have seen this outfit that I made for Audrey.

I whipped up the red cotton linen blend shorts in an hour before her daycare Christmas concert.


This is her wearing it. The top has plenty of growth room. It was a VERY hot day and it was the perfect ensemble for it.


She absolutely ROCKED OUT at the Christmas concert! Her and the boy next to her. That was it. The rest were either shell-shocked, frozen, running away or howling!

What a little superstar! Can you guess the song? Ok, I’ll tell you.

Jingle bells! Duh!

Then the vomiting bug started for her that evening and then me later in the weekend! YAYSIES.


I’ve made a start on my Christmas wrapping. I am doing blue and white this year.


My calligraphy is getting better.

Here is my tree. I’m not 100% happy with it, but it will do. My daughter is always ‘jingle-jingling’ it. And I’ve put all the good decos on it. . . . .

It has a barrier around it, but pulls it away and walks behind it, waves and says “see ya” So damn cheeky.


The photo is a bit overdone. I was just playing with my camera. There is NO photoshop here. Cross screen filter y’all. And not a instagram filter. An actual filter, one you screw onto the lens.

The exposure is a bit long. .  but yeah, like I said. Just playing.

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I’m currently stealing some days away in Byron Bay. My cousin is getting married tomorrow. Better run! Pre wedding drinks are on!