Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sweet Sacks

I just purchased these for the kids. I can't wait to fill them on Christmas Eve with lots of cute little treats. You can purchase them from Cocoon Couture.

Turning Page

This song is stunning. Yesterday while driving around, doing the Christmas shopping, I found myself crying my heart out when this came on my ipod.

It features on The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack which is where I discovered this gem of a tune.

Happy listening, or sad in my case.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Marcel The Shell

If you only watch one youtube vid this week, make sure it's this one.

Totally cute and adorable and sweet and quirky and brilliant. Naomi at Rockstar Diaries is a fan too.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Endless Summer

Finally the warm weather is here. A welcome change, from that "in between" spring weather when you still need a jacket and jeans.

After reading some summery posts by Corinne from The Daze of my Life, Kristi from Giggles Down Under and Emily from The Beetle Shack, I've been inspired to post about the upcoming summer season.

I love summer...

Late night dips in the pool, the first ocean swim, bbqs with family and friends, fish and chips, sunsets, drinking a really cold beer, the smell of fresh cut grass, sunscreen, beach hair, wearing thongs or even better, barefoot, maxi dresses, watching the cricket over the xmas break, wrapping xmas presents, big storms, starting a new year with a fresh perspective and hope.

And I've found my theme song for the summer, check it out below.

Currently - The October '11 Edition

Current Book
Various cookbooks from Donna Hay and Bill Granger. I am looking forward to buying some ebooks for the kindle to read over the summer break.

Current Playlist

Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials. Holy Moly, this album is brilliant. I highly recommend it. I cried listening to a few tracks, I really connected with so many lyrics penned on this album.

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. I have been waiting patiently for this album and finally it is here! This is great music to drive to, clean the house to, just general awesomeness.

Beyonce - 4. You've got to hand it to this girl, she can sing. And dance. And her catchy songs get in your head. Abi and I put this on in the car and turn it UP! Stand out tracks are 'Countdown' and 'Run The World'.

The Weeknd - Thursday. This music isn't for everyone, but I love every single track from this album. The language and lyrics are a little controversial so this is 'Adults Only' and not car friendly at all. Let's just say, I feel a little bit cooler for having this on my ipod.

Current Colour
Green for avocados. Pink for watermelon. White for lightning. Yellow for sunshine.

Current Drink
Water. Coke Zero.

Current Food
Fresh fruit. Gelato. Salad. BBQs. Ice-blocks.

Current New Favourite Show
An Idiot Abroad. Do yourself a favour, watch a clip here. Thank me later. This show is hilarious. And annoying. And brilliant. I am biased though, being a huge Ricky Gervais fan.

Current Wish List
A magic elf to appear and do all my Christmas shopping for me. And wrap and write on cards too.

Current Triumphs
Not many triumphant moments for me in October. I have lost my willpower to ban sugar and have been drinking coffee like a mad woman too.

Current Abigail
Still loving her swimming lessons. We went to the family beach house on the weekend and she went straight into the pool, no worries. She swam and ran and dived and jumped. James and I were stoked. She also loves to help with housework by folding laundry, putting things in the sink/dishwasher and I even caught her CLEANING HER TOILET last week with a toilet brush. She loves to sing Katy Perry and the Tangled soundtrack which she quotes daily. She is very excited about all the Christmas movies coming to the cinemas including Happy Feet 2, Winnie the Pooh and Alvin and Chipmunks, 'Chipwrecked'.

Current Edward
This boy can EAT! Which is a lovely change from the struggle I had with Abi as a baby. Ted eats an avocado every day, plus weetbix, fruit, cruskits, pasta, meat, anything we feed him. He hasn't turned down a meal yet! We are still breastfeeding, 8 months on. I'm so proud and humbled by the experience. He is saying Dada, Mama, Nanna, Bubba, and makes animal noises too. And today, he mastered clapping!

Current Celeb Crush
Kirsten Dunst. I've always loved her work in film. She steers clear from the spotlight of Hollywood and I love that about her. Her latest movie, Melancholia, is receiving amazing reviews. I hope to drag James to the movies to see it.

Current #1 Blessing
My husband has been been a real tower to lean on lately. I've had some rough days these past few weeks and he has offered a shoulder to cry on and an open heart to listen. 2011 has been a truly testing year for us both. I can honestly say I am very much looking forward to 2012 rolling in.

Current Excitement
Abi got accepted into a fantastic new Kindy for next year. She has never been to preschool, daycare or kindy. So this is a HUGE change for her, and me. I am excited for her to make new friends. And for Ted and me to have some 1-on-1 time together for 2 days every week.

Current App
Speaking of lovely husbands, James bought me the new iPhone 4S. And it's a fantastic little gadget. I have been playing an annoying little game called "Early Bird" which I had to play every day until I finished every level. Cut The Rope, Instagram, Shazam, Pkt Weather and Twitter have also been on open on my phone all month.


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