• Inspiration,  Uncategorized

    House it going?

      image I don’t know why but whenever I’ve been away from home for a while (even a few days camping), I come back bursting with ideas and inspiration for my house. It’s like I’ve had some space and perspective and I’m ready to embrace my home again after some much needed time out. I don’t always get so far in my aspirations for creating the home I want (the usual crap excuses about money, time and energy), but I like to try πŸ™‚ I got excited about seeing interior design magazines at the newsagents’ while I was away (the only time I really get to pay attention to what’s…

  • Inspiration,  Uncategorized

    Quote-a-licious.

    Getting sick this week has given me the opportunity to reflect on some things. I think some of the things that have been on my mind have contributed to me being so run down and not so immune to the germs flying around (I’ve heard this thing I’ve got has been doing the rounds). I’ve thought about some of the quotes I’ve found lately that inspire me and resonate with me. pic I am in a good place and I’m very protective of the hard work I’ve done to get Β here. I will not give that up easily! I need to remember that I am in charge of my happiness.…

  • Inspiration,  Uncategorized

    Some words I didn’t write.

    OK, so last night I went on a bit of a pinning spree (referring to Pinterest by the way). The X Factor grand final was on and I had locked myself out of social media such as Facebook and Twitter out of fear of having the winner revealed to me ahead of time. What else was I going to do?? πŸ˜‰ Also, there have been a few things on my mind and while some would find it really obnoxious and cheesy, I like to look at inspirational quotes when I feel feelings. Here are some of the things that resonate with me right now… pic pic pic pic pic What’s…

  • Uncategorized,  Useful Stuff

    My spring ‘style staples’ wish list.

    I recently did a MASSIVE wardrobe cull and damn, it felt good. I ditched the crap I wore while pregnant – the stuff that wasn’t maternity wear, but gave me god-awful flashbacks every time I looked at it. The stuff that we all know I’m never going to fit into again, so there’s no use being in denial. The crap that I wore around the house as a teenager (think daggy old souvenir tee shirts and those over sized ones that have art work with wolves and whales on them – only I wasn’t wearing them ironically). The stuff I’ve bought on a whim (probably while tired and hungry and…

  • Inspiration,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Sorting out Friday’s feelings.

    pic Sometimes the weirdest things can give me icky feelings. I can start to feel insecure or negative and I have to fight to pull myself out of a ‘mood’. Sometimes I get the urge to ‘do something’ about it. I may feel the need to vent to someone or ask someone what’s going on with them (when really it’s what’s going on with me). Luckily I often fight that urge and I realise that if I just let it sit and if I just sort through it, the feelings dissipate. It’s how I sort out the ‘real’ problems from the ‘imagined’ ones. It doesn’t mean there isn’t something wrong,…

  • health,  Inspiration,  just some thoughts

    Tired?

    It’s only Tuesday, but I’m quite exhausted. Usually this kind of fatigue doesn’t hit me until at least Thursday, when I grab my husband by his imaginary lapels and gasp “TGIFT” – Thank God It’s Friday…Tomorrow as he walks in the door after work. The last couple of mornings my day has started at roughly STUPIDF*CKINGam (the time that Mr Unprepared gets up for work – not a coincidence AT ALL). I can usually handle this a couple of days a week (the rest I am tired enough to sleep through my husband’s early morning routine), but sometimes it’s all a bit much and I start to feel like a…

  • getting silly,  Uncategorized

    Rock out at a music festival. Like a mum.

    pic A couple of nights ago, I received a very desperate message from a long time friend. She needed someone (namely me) to say yes to helping her out. I needed to attend a music festival with her. For free. Yeah, tough job but someone’s gotta do it. I’ll make that type of sacrifice for a friend any day! Worst thing was, I had to google the artist line-up because I’m so clueless. Would you imagine my relief when I actually recognised a few bands? However, the reality is being made abundantly clear that I am not cool anymore. This concerns me. The old me would have known the entire…

  • just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Some thoughts for the week.

    So, it’s Monday again! It just keeps on coming back around faster and faster these days! I’m exhausted! I’m trying to muster up my energy and positivity for the week, as I have been doing for a little while (here and here so far). I find it gets me out of that Monday-itis funk πŸ™‚ Pic I’m struggling with the ability to forgive in a particular situation – not so much for the other person’s sake, but for my own sanity. I don’t ever want to be an uptight, burnt out person with a chip on their shoulder. I want to choose love and positivity. I believe that is the…

  • just some thoughts

    Weekly Inspiration. Or whatever I end up calling it.

    I got such a positivity kick out of writing my last motivation/inspiration post , that I have decided to keep it going. I was going to call it Motivational Monday, but according to Google, that’s not very original. Any ideas?? Oh, well. We don’t have to label everything! Here are the things that I would like to be inspired by this week! This past week, I learnt that sometimes everything is just out of my hands. You have those crazy days where you’re reliant on someone else’s needs/timetables, you can’t control your environment or your child’s routine and you’re completely at the whim of everybody else. It’s good to realise…

  • Uncategorized,  updates

    Pinning at life. Well, before I ‘pin out of control.

    Pic Hmm. I usually try to blog at least once a week, but I must admit I’ve been preoccupied. I’m feeling that honeymoon phase of the new year where you try to put all of your resolutions into action all at once and it’s too early to be disappointed in myself! It’s great! I mean, check in with me by say, March, and I’ll let you know if all has been abandoned, but so far so good! I have a confession. When Pinterest started to get all like a big deal and shiz, I just kind of pathetically signed up, pinned a couple of things and promptly lost (p)interest. I’m…