Moving Wear…

Life is super glamorous right now. Dust, packing tape, cleaning products. Not the best time for heels and your sunday best. But it is the perfect time for comfort dressing.
 Skinny Jeans: Jay Jay’s, Undershirt: Kmart, Striped Singlet: Big W, Camera Strap: Simply Nothing Else
I love mixing stripes.

I could be surviving this move without endless cups of coffee. I am practically inhaling the stuff.

Just A Walk In The Park…

Well a play really. Turns out packing up and moving house isn’t too exciting for a three year old. Who knew right?!
So the best thing to do is to hit up a local park and let some of that seemingly endless energy escape. The fresh air is always good for clearing the mental clutter of lists and jobs too. So really its win win.
The days have been beautiful here lately, clear blue sky, sunshine, temps around 16 (61f) which is nice and warm for this time of year. But if you are somewhere with so much as a slight breeze, yikes it cuts right through you. You definitely need to be rugged up thats for sure. A jacket/jumper and scarf are always needed.
Mia is great with layers, loving jackets, scarves and all the fun stuff. Ryan not so much. The boy likes to strip off. So to be on a winner I let him pick out a jumper. I made sure it was super thick and cozy but he could choose what he liked. And let me tell you, he loves it. He even asks for it while its in the wash. Too cute.
Ahh that’s my crazy boy.
For those of you in Australia, Big W has a sale on jumpers and tracksuits this week, click here for the info. You could get this jumper for 30% off which makes it under $10. I’m thinking of going and getting another one! I love being able to grab a bargain especially when it comes to kids clothes.

Hi I’m Em, pleased to meet you…

Wow. So many new friends and fans this week both here and on facebook. I can’t even begin to say how thankful I am. Feeling super blessed right now. Thank you!
I figured that with so many new faces around here it might be a perfect opportunity to reintroduce myself. And for my regular readers you never know you may just find out something new!
My name is Em and I am a wife of one and mum of two. My husbands name is Todd and my babies names are Mia and Ryan. This blog here and my Etsy store are my creative outlets. Sometimes working on the two may slip between the cracks of life and they get neglected more than they should. But these outlets are my sanctuary. My happy places. And I love the way they enable me to connect with so many different people from so many different places. It really makes my heart smile.
I am an Australian and we are an Air Force family. We are currently in the process of relocating from Wagga Wagga in central New South Wales to Amberley, near Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland. And when I say in the process I really mean in. As I sit typing this I am surrounded by the chaos of packing boxes, stacks of framed photographs and piles of stuff. And the movers come to pack up everything else on wednesday. Three days from now. Craziness! But it is the best kind of craziness because it means we are moving back to where our family is. And for that we are so thankful.
My favourite colour is pink. Although I have a real thing for red at the moment. My favourite food is ceasar salad, and mexican. Oh my how I love mexican. Lets not forget sushi. It rocks. Lets be honest now, I love most food! My favourite drink is coke, in a glass with tonnes of ice, so good. But I’m not drinking any soft drinks, juices or sugary drinks right now, but boy am I craving it. My favourite thing in the world to wear is my pyjamas, and I always look forward to the end of the day when I can relax in them. Especially on a cold winters night, with a good book and a hot cup of something. Speaking of reading, my favourite books right now are the Hunger Games series. Obsessed! I swore never to get caught up in the hype, but I gave in and I am so glad I did. Twilight is next on my hit list, I have only seen two of the movies but I hear the books are awesome. At least thats what the entire world tells me!
I can’t stand feet. Just the thought of anyone elses feet touching mine freaks me out. Todd and the kids are the only exceptions. I get overwhelmed with fear and anxiety in new and unfamiliar situations. I have a hard time opening up and trusting people. Trust is a gift and I don’t give it easily. I still feel like a teenager sometimes despite the fact that I am almost 29. I’m sure one day I will feel like a grown up! I get scared about putting myself out there and not measuring up. Not sure exactly what I am wanting to measure up to though.
So that’s a little about little ole me.
 Now I want to know about YOU! Leave a comment with a link your blog, facebook page, shop, whatever you like so I can stop by and learn a little more about YOU, and so I can thank you for being an awesome fan of my blog and facebook page. You all rock!
Thanks again for sending so much love my way.

In The Big City…

I love our trips into the Sydney. They are by far my favourite weekends ever. We eat, shop, walk, take in the sights, drink lots of coffee. Its complete perfection.
It wasn’t until we had been walking around Sydney for about 6 hours that I realised I hadn’t taken a single photo with my camera. I blame it on Instagram being so much fun to play with!
 My three favourite people in the world. Can’t get enough of them.
Nothing beats the relationship that these two have. Makes my heart melt.

If only all weekends were this blissful.

Well Hello There Blog Land…

It sure has been a while.
As a family we headed to Sydney and then back to the Gold Coast for four weeks over the Christmas holiday period. I was planning on posting while we were away, but I will be honest the words just didn’t come. And I didn’t want to tear myself away from time with all the family we had missed so dearly to try and come up with ideas. I was loving and living every moment. So I took a blog break.
We headed back home mid- January with the plan that I would get back into the normal routine and then start blogging again. It didn’t happen. The words still didn’t come. My head and heart was still in holiday mode. And I wanted to make the most of the last weeks of having Mia home on school holidays. Every moment was precious. She headed back to school this week and this his been the first time I have even switched the computer on.
For a person who, before these holidays, had the computer on all day everyday, this is a huge change. And I have got to say, I don’t want to go back to being online as much as I was. I am enjoying this change. Come monday I will be setting up my new blog schedule and there will be some new content and fun things.
I am looking forward to 2012 and the possibilities, both in this blog and in my life.
I feel refreshed, renewed and as though I have re-evaluated what I really, truly want out of my life. And I am going for it.
I apologise for not keeping up to date on here and with what is going on in blog land. Now is the time to catch up! Since there is a huge overwhelming amount of blogs out there, you guys tell me. What are your must reads? Please share them here so I can take a look.
Here’s to a fun and fabulous 2012 for us all.