Around here lately

Hi there! Thanks for stopping in today. This was a BIG month for us. How good is February? I think it’s my favourite month, because routine has returned, kids are back at school and the weather is still warm.

This month I had my one year colostomy bagiversary. ONE YEAR! Life changing. I am so grateful. Then my big boy got his P-plates and my husband and I had a trip to Vietnam thanks to doTERRA (another life changing thing I joined this year).

Anyway, here’s my massive photo dump of what’s been happening around here lately >>

The pink door. My husband hates it, I love it hahaha.

One year. Woah. I can’t even believe how sick I was a year ago. A big surgery, then some small lifestyle changes and I feel so much better. I never want to be that sick ever again. Fingers crossed.

The mullet-head with his P’s. Fancy having a 17 year old in the house!

The glamour.

The food. So much of it. It’s getting so much worse! I can’t keep up! I have to work more than ever now just so I can pay for it all. 😉

I’ve been busily helping to plan a display home in Griffith.

Cute lunch dates.

The use of oils has been so good for me.

Some of the gang.

As soon as we landed in Vietnam I couldn’t get over the motorbikes!!

My doTERRA friends. We had a morning of an “Amazing Race” with challenges to complete. This one was to see how many we could fit on a motorbike. My husband is squished in there haha.

We learnt Tai chi in the park. If you saw my Insta stories at the time it was the best laugh.

The best part of the trip was learning more about doTERRA and the company. Plus chatting with people who had been in the game for years. I wrote lots of notes!!

Bike building in a challenge. These were donated to kids in Vietnam so they could get to and from school.

A coconut candy farm on an island off the Mekong River.

A canal boat ride.

Two oldies living their best life. 

Home to his garden. Ha!

My fave diffuser blend to get the air smelling fresh. No toxins!

Thanks Adairs for the sale a few weeks ago. I scored this bedhead at $150 off.

I’ve also been working full time since the beginning of the year helping my friend in the politics arena. WOAH, yes SO different for me. It’s actually been fun. The State election is in a few weeks so it will be all over then, but I have really enjoyed this challenge. Stepping out of my comfort zone has been the best thing. I feel healthy and motivated all because of some changes I decided to make over the past 12 months. What’s next, who know?!

Hope you’re all feeling good.

♥ KC.


  • Alison

    We visited Vietnam for a month back in 2006. It was a different place 13 years ago as progress has come rapidly. We spent a month travelling from north to south for very little money. In 2006 we saw very few cars and most that were there were taxis, whereas your photos show that has certainly changed. Very little English was spoken back then and tourism was in its infancy but people were always smiling and friendly. We both loved Vietnam especially Hanoi (best pho ever) and the central towns of Hue and Hoi An. One day when I’ve seen enough of the world I will go back for another look. I hope you enjoyed your trip as much as we did and that you saw much of the country as well as the cities. As my mum used to say ‘Ain’t travel grand?’

  • Jen

    Congratulations on your anniversary, I hadn’t read your health story before, what an inspirational attitude. It’s wonderful that you are now able to engage in life more freely than in recent years. In the last 10 years, I have supported my husband with his health issues (he’s 18 years older than me). Now as the issues are settling I find myself in a funk with no energy or motivation which is highly unusual for me. Even though our stories aren’t the same what I’ve taken from it is just keep moving & make the best of each day that you can you never know what the future holds. Thanks Jen

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