Oh gosh…

February 2, 2015 | Baby, Personal

Arlo

Have I really not posted anything since August? Unbelievable. Time is f-l-y-i-n-g! It feels like, in a bid to adjust to this incredible job of being a Mum, I’ve put my head down to focus for a few months, and now I’ve stuck my head up again and found it’s already February. February?! Jeez.

The blog has been on my mind a bit lately actually, wondering if I could and should start posting again. To be honest, I’ve been a bit scared to start, because I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to keep it up and I don’t want to commit to something I’m not sure I can deliver on, you know?

Even though the fog of a newborn baby is lifting, and I’m getting more used to life with a little one, I still find there isn’t much time in the day that isn’t taken up by him (naturally!) and I can’t concentrate on anything else when he’s in the room. Work = No way! But I mean really, who could say no to this face :) :)

Arlo

How do you other Mums out there do it?? Please wise ladies, tell me your secrets!

So here I am. I’m going to start slow and try getting a few more posts out when I can. And I’ll do my best to keep at it. And I apologise to anyone who’s emailed or messaged me in the past few months.. my inbox has been largely neglected and I’m so sorry if I never got back to you! I’ll try and do better from now on :)

Arlo

PS. Arlo is now 5.5 months old! He’s just started some solids, is able to drag himself around our lounge room (eek!), and is just the happiest little boy ever. We couldn’t love him more :)

A little introduction…

August 29, 2014 | Baby, Personal

Eeeee! Our new little fellow has arrived!

Meet Arlo :) He made his entrance into the world the Sunday before last and we couldn’t be more in love.

Arlo1 Arlo2

At the moment we’re taking the time to settle into our new routine (read: sleep all day, party all night – exhausted has taken on a new meaning!) and are thoroughly enjoying getting to know our little man. He’s already changed so much from when he was born, so we’re trying to just soak up this newborn phase while it lasts! :)

Workspace Wednesday 110.

July 16, 2014 | Workspace Wednesday

It’s been quite a while since I did a Workspace Wednesday post!

This project started out strong, with grand plans and a gung-ho attitude, but alas – it’s ended in a stand-off. Me versus a big pile of pretty braid. I kinda messed this DIY up!

Rag Rug braid

This lovely braid is the result of hours of sitting in front of the TV diligently plaiting strips of fabric with the idea of making it into a beautiful big rag rug for the baby’s room (like this one). I haven’t had much luck finding a nice, affordable, grey and white dhurrie rug here yet, so thought – why not make a rug instead?!

Because it’s crazy that’s why.

It was only after I’d spent said hours on this braid and was covered from head to toe in loose threads that my wonderful hubby (and I mean that, if it wasn’t for him, I’d still be going) actually calculated how long my braid would need to be in order to make the desired size rug, which turned out to be about 170 metres. 170 METRES!??!? I thought I was doing pretty well with about 17 metres under my belt, but the idea of having to still do 10x that stopped me in my tracks. Mmmm, yeah probably should have calculated the amount I’d need BEFORE I started. Silly girl!

SO. Now I have 17m of very pretty white and grey braid that will probably become a bath mat in the very near future :) Not a total disaster, but I’m just not willing to dedicate the next 3 months to braiding fabric in the hopes that it *might* make a nice rug (which definitely isn’t guaranteed even after all that braiding!). Oh well! :)

Loving… Nectar & Stone

July 14, 2014 | Loving...

OMG you know how sometimes you just come across a website/shop/blog that takes your breath away? That just happened to me! I can’t believe I’ve not known about Nectar & Stone until now, I feel like I’ve been missing out.

So, to ensure no one else feels like that, here’s me telling you to go check out their incredible, sweet, candylicious, frilly and delightfully feminine Instagram feed – you won’t regret it. I don’t think I’ve been so in love with someone’s instagram photos until now… Just check these out:

Nectar & Stone

And if you happen to live in Australia (or even better, Melbourne), lucky you! Nectar & Stone are based in Melbourne which means you can actually get your sticky hands on all these delicious goodies if you want to.. and why wouldn’t you want to? I want to! Someone teleport me to Melbourne, stat!

Nectar & Stone

I can’t be the only one who now has a huge craving for cake, and the desire to learn how to pipe flowers out of icing?! :)

All images from Nectar & Stone Instagram feed

Baby Bump Update

July 11, 2014 | Baby, Personal

Hello friends!

I know, I know, it’s been aaaaages again. I’m sorry! :(

These past few months have ticked by steadily, and suddenly I’m at 33 weeks, finally finished work, my wonderful Mum visited last week, and I’ve been free to potter around home enjoying some downtime and all-important nesting! Yay!

Luckily, I’ve been feeling pretty good – the Bump is a substantial size now (or at least, it feels like it!) and it’s starting to get in the way – I run into things ALL the time because I’ve forgotten just how much I’m sticking out now. I think I’ve also nearly reached the stage where, if I drop something, there’s some serious consideration about whether it’s really worth trying to bend down to pick it up. Hehe, happy days.

Fellow Fellow pregnancy

So I just wanted to share some updated bump shots with you, in case you’re interested. I’ve *still* been completely slack on the photo front and somehow missed weeks 26 – 32, but you get the idea :)

Fellow Fellow pregnancy

Anyone else out there at the same stage of pregnancy? I hope you’ve been keeping well! Not long to go now… eep!