Good to be back writing!

It’s time….

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I have been MIA…..I have a good reason though. I’m excited to announce that I am opening my own business, a Hair and Make Up salon. For people who know me well, they know it’s been a long time coming. I feel now is the time! My very talented sister (who is a hairdresser and make up artist) was looking for a change in direction and we both thought….Now is the right time! I have been in the hair and beauty industry for 21+ years. It’s what I know and what I absolutely love! I’m lucky to have her own board with me and we can’t wait to get moving!

You might be wondering……OK how is this crazy mumma going to do this! I’m pleased to say with the support of my hubby and family and of course my wonderful nanny. My hubby has his own business and is quite flexible with his hours of work. I’m sure there are many dads out there who would love to drop off or pick their children up from kinder or school. This has always been a dream for Sammy, I’m glad he will be able to do this. It will definitely take the pressure of my hubby with his work load too, he hasn’t always been a super well person and his health can decline very easily with too much stress or over work. So assisting the best way I can, will be good all round 😉

It has been a very involved few months and the process does take up time. I’m so very grateful for my gorgeous friends who have been there with every step during this process. You know who you are…. I can’t thank you enough. Mwahhh!

I really appreciate my friends and family so much! The support they have given to my family and I has been incredible. I really couldn’t have done this without them. You realise the selflessness in people when you need it most. I couldn’t be more grateful for having them in our lives. Letting people know you love them and enjoy them being around is such an important thing. Support, respect, trust and love is the key to a happy life. Give it with no stings, it’s the best way to live!

Can’t wait to let you all know I am open! Counting down the days !

For my Melbourne followers, have a fabulous long weekend! 🙂

Bx

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When you have a passion, you never work a day in your life!

It’s time….

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I have been MIA…..I have a good reason though haha. I’m excited to announce that I am opening my own business. A  Hair and Make Up salon. For people who know me well, they know it’s been a long time coming. I feel now is the time! My very talented sister (who is a hairdresser and make up artist) was looking for a change in direction and we both thought….if I don’t do it now she’ll move on somewhere else! I have been in the hair and beauty industry for 21+ years. It’s what I know and what I absolutely love! I’m lucky to have her own board with me and we can’t wait to get moving!

You might be wondering……OK how is this crazy mumma going to do this! I’m pleased to say with the support of my hubby and family and of course my wonderful nanny. My hubby has his own business and is quite flexible with his hours of work. I’m sure there are many dads out there who would love to drop off or pick their children up from kinder or school. This has always been a dream for Sammy, I’m glad he will be able to do this. It will definitely take the pressure of my hubby with his work load too, he hasn’t always been a super well person and his health can decline very easily with too much stress or over work. So assisting the best way I can, will be good all round 😉

It has been a very involved few months and the process does take up time. I’m so very grateful for my gorgeous friends who have been there with every step during this process. You know who you are…. I can’t thank you enough. Mwahhh!

I really appreciate my friends and family so much! The support they have given to my family and I has been incredible. I really couldn’t have done this without them. You realise the selflessness in people when you need it most. I couldn’t be more grateful for having them in our lives. Letting people know you love them and enjoy them being around is such an important thing. Support, respect, trust and love is the key to a happy life. Give it with no stings, it’s the best way to live!

Can’t wait to let you all know I am open! Counting down the days !

For my Melbourne followers, have a fabulous long weekend! 🙂

Bx

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The Hand Goes Up..

Frustrating food times…..

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Happy Hump Day people! It’s dinner time for most kiddies in the Southern Hemisphere.

On a whole my boys are pretty good eaters. I guess I have been lucky. Til now that is…… My lovely little boy Ted is finding lots of new ways to use his hands. Up to the mouth, the whole hand to the wrist in the mouth, palm out across his mouth. Every which way, its there, and it’s not going anywhere. I must say he certainly isn’t fading away, however I’m sure there isn’t a parent out here that doesn’t worry a little when their child refuses food for days and days.

Ted is generally the quietest and more relaxed out of my boys. They always say, ‘Watch out for the quiet ones’ don’t they,  haha! I think if you offer it and they don’t take don’t get worked up. A nurse once told me, if they are hungry their brain won’t let them starve. Keeping this in mind I’m not fussed, just frustrated at all the wasted food on the ground and all over the high chair.

We all go through it at some stage. Some days I don’t want to eat much, they aren’t too different are they….

Have a great night, and enjoy your dinner. Even if our little monkeys don’t 😉

Bx

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Happy Friday..

It’s the best time of the week again…nearly the weekend!

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It’s been a great week for the boys and I. It’s gone so so fast that’s for sure. We are back into the swing of being home from holidays, work, care and all the in between. Thankfully the weather has been lovely here in Melbourne, which makes live much more enjoyable.

This morning started with orientation to 3 year old kinder. I’ve chosen a cute little Kinder near home. Zaci is a shy kid, even though he has been in care since he was 6 weeks old, he is still very reserved. It’s his personality and he is spitting image of what his dad used to be as a child. This morning did surprise me though, he was happy to go off and have a play with the children in the 4 yo group, while I was chatting to his teacher. It was nice to see. He didn’t want to come home when I went to leave. He was a very brave boy, surrounded by a group of bigger and louder children. Next week might be another story though.

I have been to and fro-ing with the idea of sending him this year. Because he has just turned 3 I thought he would be super young in his group. To my surprise there is 5 other children as young and a couple even younger than him. We will give it a go for this term and see how he goes.

I’m looking forward to the weekend, social time and family time, love it!  Hope your Friday treats you well guys! Enjoy your day where ever you are.

Bx

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A new year…

2016 I love you already…

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Happy to say my page is up and working again! Hence me absence 😦

 

I’m back from our holiday with my hubby, boys and family. We had a wonderful time at the family beach house. It was literally a party every night. The boys loved being around their cousins playing. It was easy, the weather was lovely. The cooler days were spent baking and painting and the warmer at the beach.

Being home again is also lovely. Back in routine with life, working and activities for the boys. Drinking less and eating a tad lighter. Nothing quite like coming home to your own bed.

This year has started off with a bang. Within a blink of an eye we are in February. Where does the time go? It’s crazy!! My big boy turned 3 and before I know it our little boys will be 2 in August. Goodness! I must say as time is going on, the easier it is becoming!

I was on Facebook the other week watching all the kiddies get ready for their first day at school, thinking geez that will be me before I know it.  It was so lovely see see the little smiling faces. Can’t help think that’s going to Zaci before I know it. Making the most of my time with the boys is priority. Tuesday’s are just Zaci and I, I love it. Tuesday’s are special – playing, cooking, digging and hanging out. Making the most of time with my big boy.

Mummy’s little tip of the dayPut your phone down, turn music/TV off for an amount of time (what ever works for you) Set up activities to play with you child or children, put all of your focus onto them and have fun. Unless I do this I find I get so distracted with everything else, before I know it it’s dinner and bed time. Unfortunatley I have to put time limits on it, if I didn’t nothing would get done. I can tell my boys are calmer if I focus all of my attention on them for a period of time. Then they get over me and Zaci says ‘Ok mumma you can go now’ (He really does haha) 🙂

Have a wonderful Tuesday people! In Melbourne it’s a perfect Summers day! Get out and about. Enjoy the sunshine!

Bx

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Fabulous Ticks So Far

When you tick them off…it feels so damn good! (not in any particular order)

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  1. NO sterilizing. The boys made it to 6 months and I thought that’s it, you’re on the floor picking up things and putting into your mouth, surely that’s dirtier than washing bottles by hand and tap water.
  2. No ‘over night’ feeds. I don’t know what was worse, waking every three hours or the crap on TV. Actually both were pretty bad ekkkk
  3. No more in and out of the car capsules. They were heavy and annoying.
  4. All car seats are forward facing, so much easier to get the monkeys n and out of the car.
  5. Finishing breastfeeding. I wasn’t fond on breastfeeding. It was uncomfortable and having two babies hanging off me whilst watch a toddler getting up to crazy things was stressful.
  6.   They play all together….for a little while before Zaci knocks the little boys over. I can fit in a coffee while watching them happy.
  7. No more dream feeds. Trying to stay awake til 10:30pm on a school night isn’t easy. Pop them in bed at 7pm and fingers crossed no peep til  morning.
  8. Feed them on the run. If it is nearing lunch time and I have been caught out and about with not enough food. Dropping by the bakery to grab lunch for the boys is so easy now. Yay to not having to pre-prepare everything.

While there is still a long way to go, they have come so far. It gets easier as time goes on and more sleep at night is more accessible. It goes fast, and while I want the boys to grow up I don’t want to loose my babies too quick.

Have a fabulous afternoon! Stay cool Melbourne, and stay safe where ever you are in the world 🙂

Bx

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Looking after your skin

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People ask me all the time what I use on my skin. There’s two things I can’t live without. My ‘Got-To’ skin care range and my Runway Room ‘Face Base’ foundation.

Both of these products work hand-in-hand to keep my skin well hydrated, dewy and clear. Face Base is beautiful light and hydrating. The best thing about this foundation is you can build it up to have more coverage if you like, say for evening. And light and fresh for day. It’s perfect! The skin care range has everything you need, from cleanser to a fabulous ‘Face Hero’ oil, this is like a magic potion under your moisturizer, I love it!

I’ve tried many products over my life time. I thank my Nan for my love of skin care products and bathroom full of cosmetics. She was the same, the minute a new product came onto the market she was there buying it and giving it a go. At the ripe old age of 93 she looked to be in her 60’s-70’s, she thanked two things, looking after her skin with good care and a shandy most nights to assist relaxation.

With all of the Christmas parties, late nights and plenty of drinking it’s so important to take your make up off at night. Even if you don’t feel like it, do it. You’ll never regret it the next morning. Btw, it’s been proven by experts that leaving makeup on over night accelerates the aging process…..now no body wants that!! Haha

Have a wonderful weekend guys! Look after your skin and most of all enjoy this time of year. Kick up your heals and have fun!!

Links to my favorite products are below…

http://www.gotoskincare.com

http://www.runwayroom.com

Bx

 

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