Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday.....

 Casual Wardrobe Wednesday today!

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Singlet top - Max
Skinny Jeans - Max
Jandals - Haviana's
 Nail polish - Shellac black

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cake.....

Rushed cake for Saturday, didn't turn out anything like I had planned, but Grandad loved it, and it tasted awesome! Phew, mission completed.



Chocolate mud cake with chocolate butter cream and Satin Ice fondant in mint green.

One year on, a special edition of Wardrobe Wednesday today.....

Today is one year on from the devastating and dark day that hit Christchurch with full force at 12.51pm.

185 people were killed in the earthquake, and countless were injured that day.

Our thoughts are with the 185 that were taken from us, we send love to their family and friends. We send love to those survivors that are carrying on through so bravely, you amaze us.

We give thanks to the emergency services, and the thousands of volunteers that worked tirelessly that day, and the many days and weeks following.

We are amazed by the bravery and spirit of all Cantanbrians. Your positivity and resilience is inspiring.

Kia Kaha Christchurch, we love you.


Today we honour Christchurch by wearing red and black.....

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Merino top - Portmans
Black jeans - Shanton
Black jandals - No 1 Shoe Warehouse
Black necklace - Wendy's Boutique
Nail polish - Revlon Black Lingerie

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bargain.....

A friend and I went for breakfast this morning at a gorgeous French cafe, Le Chat Noir. Stunning crepes, we couldn't eat them all! 
Afterwards we went for a wander around the shops, and popped into a couple of op shops. I scored these beauties for $2! Isabella Anselmi from Overland. Brilliant! Just need a quick polish up, and they are ready for cooler weather. Mind you, the weather here is almost suitable for them now! 


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

80.....

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This weekend was a celebration for my very special Grandfather.

He turned 80.

We had a party, we surprised him and made him smile all day long.

It brought tears to my eyes watching him see his family all together, and watching him do what he loves..... Play his instruments (he plays 13) and perform with his band.

A humble, inspirational, amazing man who we all adore.

Happy Birthday Grandad! Love you always xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday.....

Sorry for the terrible quality photos, the weather is horrible, and Miss Muffet has been playing with my camera settings, both of these equal bad photos!

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Top - Grace Hill
Jeans - Garage
Shoes - Number 1 Shoes
Necklace - Local wee clothing shop
Rose ring - Bought online, can't remember which site though!

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Hope everyone is having a good week, I am flat tack, and have to make a birthday cake for Saturday and all sorts of other things too. My to do list s now 2 pages long, argh!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Beautiful Saturday.....

Finally summer has arrived here, and we made the most of it today with a trip to the park to play and ride bikes in the 31 degree heat! We finished off our afternoon with ice cream cones, yum!

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Happy Saturday, hope you are having a brilliant weekend.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fabric Goodness......

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After school pick up today, the kids and I went to Spotlight, and got some goodies, the kids chose the fabric, so I now have to go and have a look on Pinterest

Friday tomorrow, yay!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday.....

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Top - The Warehouse
Singlet - Postie Plus
Shorts - Espirt
Shoes - No 1 Shoes 
Love Bird with Swarovski Necklace - Funky Glam Jewellery

Photography - Courtesy of Mr 5


Tomorrow I am hoping to stop in at Spotlight and see what goodies I can find in their fabric sale, and get a longer chain for my new birdie necklace.


Happy Wednesday!


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Monday, February 6, 2012

Handmade.....


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 This was my mission tonight - make Mr 5 a reading bag. Finished. All ready for school tomorrow.

Hope everyone has had a good long weekend, a short week this week, yay!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Handmade......

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My first Babushka doll - Miss 3 was very excited today that I was making a doll, I am about to go tuck it in with her now! Can't wait to see her in the morning when she wakes.

Next time I will alter the pattern a little, have to make a reading bag this weekend, and would like to try another Babushka doll too.

Visitors.....

We've had a couple of visitors in the last few days:

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A lovely wee fantail. He hung around for about an hour, and Mr 5 was able to get very close and chirp with him!

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And this hedgehog (the first we've seen at this house in 7 years) who snuffled around the deflated pool, and then went back into the garden looking for dinner!

Even though we live in the city, we still get lots of bird life, etc. We often have a family of tui's sitting in our trees.

Happy long weekend!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Heart Swells.....

When I see how much my kids adore their dear Poppa. He came to visit yesterday, Miss 3 ran out to meet him and give him big bear hugs. We went and picked Mr 5 up from school and he ran to Poppa when he spotted him, telling all his friends that his Poppa had come to pick him up, with a big, beaming smile. I love that my kids have such a wonderful relationship with their Grandparent's, I have wonderful memories of spending time with my Nana and Poppa. It's awesome to see that carrying through with my two monkey's!

Poppa always spoils them, and yesterday, took them to The Warehouse to buy a treat, and then to Burger King for a happy meal. It was nice to hear the kids chatting away to Poppa, telling him about their days, and random stories too.

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I hope your Thursday is going well, off to do the school run now, and battle the traffic!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday.....

Happy Wednesday!

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Top - Shanton
Skirt - Homemade by me
Wedges - The Warehouse
Necklace - Funky Glam Jewellery
Ring - Shanton

Shanton has opened down the road, I'm not usually a fan of their usual poor quality stuff, but have stumbled upon a few bargains lately. Oh and the Warehouse too, I have picked up some basics on clearance at both shops - always a winner!

Off to sort dinner - argh!