A day in my life

The festoon lights are up, the pool is clean, the lawn is green and I am well and truly ready for Summer! My kids love a night time swim. I usually have to yell at them to get out (especially when they have school the next morning!). I’m on the hunt for a few new things to jazz up my back yard. I can’t seem to find...

Hi there friends! How was your week? Mine was uneventful but very busy. A lot of hours working, driving kids around, cleaning, shopping, washing… you know the drill! My kids never stop. The other day I rang my husband no less than 4 times in the day to coordinate the movements of our children. Sheesh! There’s no...

Hi lovely friends! I haven’t had a chance to hang on my blog much this past week. I am in that zone where there are never enough hours in the day at the moment. Last night my big boy was at a party until 11pm so I stayed up and cleaned every corner of my house just so I could catch up, plus prepare for the busy days...

Brought to you by KODAK MOMENTS. 2016 has been a big year! As usual I also like to document just about everything that happens. Ha. I love it when Facebook sends you those ‘Memories’ from 5 years ago. I love to reminisce. This year my whole family has seen changes and some growth. Like literal growing upwards too ha! My...

I love making lists. I love ticking off the jobs once they’re completed. Nothing gives me more satisfaction in know that I’ve achieved something or tackled a big task. Writing lists, for me, always makes my life seem clearer. If I’m feeling a little muddled up and confused about the direction I want to go, then I...

Oooo that was such a quick week. I don’t know where it went! The kids went back to school so I was busy catching up. We’ve had a couple of sunny days, but not enough for our usual mid-October! It’s been crazy here in Wagga. Still freezing but today looks to be lovely. I have to pop out to my display home and then watch 4...

I look and this photo and love every bit of it. We’re all getting older, my boys are growing up so fast. My husband and I don’t look as young as we used to! Ha. His hair is gone, I am full of wrinkles (and scars/stitches!). But I am ok with that. I’ve never been very vain and neither has my husband. He’s 46 and...

Brought to you by BP and McGrath Foundation.October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Australia, a time when the nation unites as one to support those faced with breast cancer, and to consolidate its efforts in raising vital funds to combat the disease. We have probably all been touched by breast cancer in some...

I’ve been a bit quiet this past week. The doc hacked at me and I haven’t felt like sitting at my computer much. I am out the other side now and all the stitches are gone and I feel heaps better, but drinking coffee out of a straw for a week wasn’t the best haha! I had a little blister thing on my lip that just...

At some point in our lives, we do tip the see-saw too far in one direction and need to think about how we can balance it out again. I’ve been on repeat a lot this year and I would say a lot of it has to do with my health. I am always looking for ways to even it out again.. See, I reckon I’ve had a pretty rough run this...

Has it been wet at your house? Oh my goodness we’ve had some rain and lots of minor flooding. It isn’t over yet I hear. We have more rain to come and there is a meeting (today maybe?) for some residents living in the low-lying areas around the Murrumbidgee River. We aren’t anywhere close so we are ok, but I really hope...

Hi there lovely people! How are you for a Monday? I actually like a Monday. Crazy aren’t I? But I live in a world where weekends are so busy that I long for a quiet Monday at home cleaning my house, doing the washing and working on my blog… You know what it’s like if you have kids who play sport or need you to be a taxi,...

After a solid few weeks of someone being sick in our house (kids and then me!), today I am having a rest day. That never happens on a Saturday here because we are usually full to the brim with sport. But last night I got a message to say the AFL carnival my boys were playing in got cancelled. Normally I don’t cheer...

Hey! How are you guys? I’ve been MIA I know. I went down with my usual illness last week and I haven’t felt like writing much until this morning. Issues surrounding my crohn’s disease came up again (you may have seen that over on Instagram), and I spent a few days in hospital staring at the ceiling. It’s the same...

The past 2 weeks have been blurry. My kids have been sick, so has my husband and I. I feel like I have newborns in the house again! I think it’s the 3rd time in a few weeks we’ve had a random temperature virus hit our house. Last night was the worst. I’ve got one child who is just unwell, another who coughs every 30...

I haven’t felt like blogging or taking photos this past week. It’s been a bit wild around here lately. A little friend of ours suffered a brain aneurysm last Sunday evening and things just haven’t felt right since. My big boy Cruise and Damo are great mates. They play league together, they are batting partners in rep...

Hello! Happy Saturday! Thought I’d do my usual check in, and photo dump on this fine (but yet again, WET and COLD Saturday)! My husband has been getting up at 5am every day this week because he is swamped with work, so even on this Saturday we’re talking to each other in bed at 4.30am (we could be sleeping in!). And...

If you’d told me back in my early twenties that I would be living in a male dominated house I would have burst out laughing. I sometimes look at my 3 boys and have to pinch myself. I mostly spend my days refereeing punch-ups (there was a really good one here during the week which I videoed – saving that for a 21st!),...

Brought to you by Always Fresh.I’d easily have a “platter” for dinner instead a proper meal. I love kicking back on a weekend with a mixture of cheeses, biscuits, olives, sundried tomatoes… anything that looks good mixed up on a big cheeseboard! On Sunday my husband took one for the team and did the footy run with the...

School is back and holidays are over. Actually, I am happy to say they weren’t too bad and we got through them unscathed. I woke up yesterday dreading the fast-paced days ahead with school drop-offs, pick-ups and all the after school activity… But it was time to get back to work. I had a full inbox and blogs to...

I turned another year old yesterday. 39! Yep, that means the big 4-0 next year. Wowzers. I’m ok with that, although I will savour one more year of being in my 30’s for now! We had a couple of days in Sydney to celebrate and have a break away. Sorry about all the blue sky photos, but what can I say… Sydney really turned...

I have been tapping away at this little blog for almost 10 years. Yep, in 2006 I started this as a hobby. Some of my earlier posts are under a different blogspot address, but most of them are over here. It’s had its ups and downs and sometimes I’ve taken a short break from it. Mostly, I’ve been pretty consistent and...

Hi there! I am up early today because I was really tired yesterday and hopped in to bed at 5pm to watch Netflix, so when I woke this morning I was sick of laying around. Needed a good rest though. My Mum is 60 today so I am off to have lunch with her. I am looking forward to the day. My Dad has been quite unwell so I...

Yesterday when I got home I announced we all should go for a walk up in to the hills. We’re lucky we live in such a great town where “hills” are just at the top of my street. I don’t go anywhere near there in Summer (snakes!), but we always walk around there in the Winter. My big boy hasn’t been feeling...

Since my last bout of illness about 3 months ago (and 2 separate sleepovers in hospital) I have made some subtle changes to what I eat and how I take care of myself. It’s not anything major, just small changes, but yesterday I realised how much it has helped me. I have a little friend who is very ill in Melbourne...

The last few weeks have been a little hectic. My big kid moved schools, my sister had a baby, I started a new fun job (still doing my blogging stuff too, just doubling the load haha crazy I know!). My kids have been ratty because I have been busy. The house has been a little chaotic and the washing barely gets done....

Hi there! Just a quick photo dump of what’s been happening around here lately. It’s been a long weekend here and I have been enjoying the time out from school, lunches and unifroms. The kids and their Dad went camping for one night and I hit the town with some friends on Friday. I was a little weary Saturday haha. Then...

If you saw my Instagram/Facebook over the weekend you’d know my sister Amie finally had her baby boy! He’s just divine. He weighed 7 pounds 15 oz (3.6kg) and is perfect in every way! His name is Moss Spencer Godde. See more photos below!… But in the lead up to his birth I spent the week “nesting” haha, and waiting...

We’ve had a bit of a run on the dentist and the doctor lately. There seems to always be something to pay for! My husband has something wrong with this heel and we thought it was a spur, but turns out (after 5 doctor’s visits and an ultrasound) that it’s achilles bursitis and he needs some physio. Anyway, we can handle...

What a week guys! Where do I even start?? Ok, I’ll start with my sister going in to labour (I’ll put you out of your misery now and tell you it didn’t end up happening!) and me driving there as fast as I could to be with her. The poor thing has been having contractions and false starts since 33 weeks! She’s now...

Brought to you by Officeworks. A few weeks ago Officeworks challenged me to fulfill a project or hobby that I love. You can read it here. I was asked to think about how I might use my downtime to do something I’d been putting off for ages. I was asked to think about how I might use my downtime to do something I’d been...

A couple of weeks ago I kind of fell off the couch when a lovely email arrived asking if I’d be interested in joining the team at The Remarkables Group. Now what does all this mean, and who are they? The Remarkables Group is a talent agency for influencers. I’ve been admiring their work from afar for years. They are...