Thursday, April 10, 2014

A little of us

Life has been changing around our parts. Li'l Peppa has weaned which has left me relieved to have some time where my body is mine before the baby comes mid year! Although the growing bump makes me wonder if my body has been mine at all in the last 5 years!

Miss Daisy made an absolutely gorgeous flower girl for one of my best friends last month. It was a beautiful wedding for a gorgeous couple. 

The girls are forging a friendship that is wonderful to witness. But Li'l Peppa is also gaining confidence and asserting herself more (if that's even possible!) So we can go for deep friendship to conflict quite quickly! Pink plate anyone?!?

I'm finding I can set them both up with the same activities lately and not have to modify what we're doing which is a nice change. Although Miss Daisy's attention span and attention to detail still surpasses her little sister by a lot!

Most of all I love that my loves are becoming their loves. Miss Daisy requests to sew and bake almost every day and we all love to explore our bush surroundings. 

I'd love to know who's still reading over here! I have set new priorities with blogging nowhere near the top... And it's been a wonderful change. 

However, I miss the interaction over here and the ability to record what we're doing so I'm finding my feet and will blog here irregularly with boring details of our life and insta-fied photos of our happenings!

Would love to have you with me!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Baby #3!!

A little of our days. 
- There is a baby on the way!! 
- We've been keeping busy inside and out. So nice to see the girls play and forming a lovely little friendship. 
- Our peach trees have us a huge bounty! We ate lots straight from the tree, made fruit leather and jam! And of course a delicious peach crumble or two!
- Miss Daisy has started attending preschool one day a week. Li'l Peppa wishes she could go too and finds it hard to leave each week!

The blog will be taking a back seat a little for me as I focus on growing this new baby and nurturing my gorgeous girls. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

10 FREE Printable Calendars for 2014

Last year the lovely Kate from Picklebums created a gorgeous printable wall calendar which I printed several copies of and used on our wall as well as in a planner folder throughout the year.

I've been scrounging around the web for a 2014 calendar to print and thought I'd share my top ten with you!

There are some amazing designs from some super lovely bloggers and each of these is FREE!

These illustrations are just too cute for words!

I love the extra organised factor of a clean white calendar and a to do list!

Clean and crisp with a good splash of colour!

Oh my! I am in love with this! You'd pay oh so much for an insert like this! Print it now! 

Beautiful illustrations and each month has three virtues listed. Inspiring. 

You can see a pattern here. I love calendars simple with lots of white space! To fill up!

Once again. White with a splash of colour. Perfection.

These are absolutely delightful. The illustrations are whimsy, the font is cute and I love the idea of displaying in the wood block. My desk will thank me!

These cute illustrations really sucked me in on this one!

And for my blogging friends... this gorgeous planner printable is FREE and amazingly useful! Print it now!

I hope you've found something you love! I have a feeling there will be calendars and planners right through my house this year!
Now I'm off to Officeworks to print, bind and collect some cute stationery to go with these new calendars!

Are you a sucker for stationery like me?? 
Do you still like to have calendars and planners on paper in this techno age?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year

2013 has come to a close. We brought in the New Year somewhere in the middle of the Snowy Mountains just outside Jindabyne, NSW. We had no mobile phone reception, no technology to distract us and just good friends and good food by the fire to celebrate one year ending and another beginning. I have to be honest at this point and tell you we were actually in bed my 10:30pm!

I have spent the last two nights since returning catching up on some of my favourite blogs and reading through lots of posts on the New Year and the goals they have for themselves and their families.

Having just arrived home I haven't given too much thought to our own goals and intentions for the year ahead, but I plan to spend the next few days journalling and doing some goal setting of my own. We've already got a few big things on the calendar for 2014 so it's exciting to put some of those on paper and plan for them!

True to form we had a rather large cleanout here on Boxing Day. We are always thankful for the wonderful gifts our girls are blessed with at Christmas and birthdays, however, we find it overwhelming filling our already tight spaces with so much! Boxing Day was spent bagging up clothes, toys and other items for the Salvos and then putting the new things away. The following day the bags left our house and hopefully will go on to be useful to another child/family.

I'm looking forward to more time with books on my bedside table - that actually get read.

I can't wait to plant my heirloom seeds and watch them grow to a beautiful bounty for our table.

I'm anticipating my girls growing and changing even more right before my eyes. I want to have them wide open and focussed on those precious girls.

And now at 10:14pm I also wish to inform you that I plan to get to bed a little earlier this year!

So with that I will wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for the year ahead. I look forward to connecting with you on various social media and following along with your 2014 goals and intentions too.

My 'word' for 2014 is CHANGE... I'm expecting a few changes this year and I'm surely going to instigate a few of my own too!

Do you have a word for 2014? What is it?