• Taking Stock

    Taking Stock: May 2018.

    I’m so excited. It’s Saturday! Today I get to go to the football (AFL) with a friend and be my kid free self for a bit. Yay! It’s time for me to ‘take stock’ again! Does anybody even read these? ­čśé Making:┬áno progress with my resolution to exercise more. Oops. I really hope incidental exercise is helping. I’ll get there! Logistics! Cooking:┬ánothing for dinner is my favourite thing to do these days. Last night was a shop bought coleslaw mix with a BBQ chicken. Yassss. Drinking:┬ásome cider these days. I am yet to have a full blown, legit mojito! That’s just criminal, right? Reading:┬á‘Fight Like a Girl’ by Clementine Ford.…

  • getting silly,  Parenting,  Taking Stock

    Taking Stock: March 2018

    Sorry to say something so clich├ę but where the fuck has the year gone?? I had a baby in January and suddenly it’s Autumn and Easter is coming! Yesterday, the Little Miss turned 6 weeks old. Which makes it about a month since I blogged last! I’m stealing a little early morning time while I can and I am going to hope and pray to baby jeebus that this doesn’t end up in my drafts folder like the last blog post I attempted five weeks in haha. So, anyhow…I’m about to take stock, y’all. You probably know the drill. I do this every couple of months to capture a moment…

  • pregnancy,  Uncategorized,  updates

    A hiatus on the pregnancy updates.

    Hey, everyone. Thanks for being here. Thanks for reading all about my pregnancy, following along and showing me so much support and love. It’s been quite the ride! As I write this post, I am almost 36 weeks pregnant. I have made the decision to go on ‘pregnancy update’ hiatus. There’s nothing wrong (so far – touch wood) and nothing immediately happening in the whole birth canal/C-section area right this minute as I type away (which is lucky because I have stuff to do still haha), but we all know that like all good human pregnancies (thank goodness I am not an elephant – those poor fuckers have to be…

  • getting silly,  just some thoughts

    The selfie struggle.

    Oh, yes. It’s a real first world problem, this one! Lately, I’ve been scrolling through my Instagram posts and asking myself what I can do to make my account look a bit more appealing. Am I showing a great variety of moments from my every day life? Am I getting better at telling the stories behind the photos (and not just posting something with very little captioning that doesn’t make sense to anyone but me)? Does my profile look colourful and is it something that would make me want to delve further if I wasn’t me? I think I’m doing OK-ish, by my small fish standards, considering I started off…

  • Happy List

    The Happy List #8

      I think I need my happy list a bit more than ever, lately. Mentally and emotionally, I have not had the best week. I am stir crazy and some things have created a lot of unnecessary stress lately. I really need to dig deep and find those little blessings that will get me through – some inspiration to draw on – as I look towards a new week. True friends I haven’t got out a whole lot lately, but on the couple of occasions I have managed to make a break for it, I have been blessed with the company of genuine, gorgeous people who really make me feel…

  • Happy List

    The Happy List #6

      It’s been a slightly unusual week here at the Unprepared household. Mr Unprepared somehow got away for much of it for a boys’ trip to Melbourne (slippery sucker). I’m not jealous. Much. Whenever he goes away, I know I’ll miss him, but I do this thing where I remind myself of all the perks you can temporarily have while your partner is gone. It flips the script from negativity and sadness to make it something to look forward to – hey, it’s only a few days and you have to get through them anyway. May as well find things to enjoy about it! Here’s what’s made me happy this…

  • Uncategorized

    Stuff I wish I wrote (or that I just love).

    image source Guys, I am not kidding when I tell you I am getting stir crazy. Did you know that I have not left my home for a week?! If I didn’t have a Friday night date with my girlfriends to see Magic Mike XXL (we are all really interested in the plot of course), I think I’d go absolutely loco. Well, more than usual. Everyone’s taken their turns being sick in our household and OMFG I want out!! I haven’t touched my make up in days and I have worn variations of really daggy PJs/track suit/leggings combos for an embarrassingly long streak. What’s going on in the real world,…

  • Happy List,  Uncategorized

    The Happy List #3

      image source This is a little list I write each week (or whenever takes my fancy), to remind myself to savour the good things in┬álife and to help me start a new week in a good headspace.┬á I think the loose theme for today’s list is ‘love’. It’s an accidental theme, but it’s…well… gosh darn┬álovely! So I’m just going to get down to it and share that love now: Friends getting engaged. I woke up to the news. I had really hoped it was coming and I am so happy for them. SO HAPPY! Same sex marriage declared a legal right in the US. For the whole nation! All…

  • updates

    Blog life interrupted.

    image My internet is down. Kaput. My internet service providers are not very helpful (understatement of the year – you can find my occasional whining on Twitter and Facebook). It’s been a week now and I am realising just how much I rely on the internet. I blog, I have social media, my go-to stuff for life (recipes/life hacks) are on Pinterest. I stream my music through my devices, rather than storing it and taking up too much memory. I catch up on TV show episodes via streaming. Everyone wants an email address as a primary mode of contact. I shop online. My personal, private journal with all of my…

  • just some thoughts,  milestones,  updates

    2014: Top 5/Bottom 5.

    image So, I’ve been looking at my blog’s statistics for 2014 and what a year! I thought I’d share my top 5 blog posts and my bottom 5 (let’s give them a chance haha) of the year. They weren’t necessarily written in 2014 but they had the most traffic in the last 12 months! TOP 5 BLOG POSTS OF 2014 1. The Secret Life of Jimmy Giggle? Turns out a lot of you are very excited to know more about Jimmy Giggle. Got the hots for the dude in the loud PJs, huh? Hey, I’m not judging. His real name is Jimmy Rees by the way. Oh, and I found…