In other news….

So you may be forgiven for thinking that I am all about baby lately… and oh my gosh you would be right. But I am still me and I still have other things going on so lets have a chat and if you have advice that would be awesome.

The Car- we may need a new car. The husbands ute is not big enough for all of us and it is so old it just keeps costing us. I have a new swift ( well it was new when I got it in 2011) and it has cost so little to run. We love it and there is space for me and him and the bubba and a pushchair but that is all. I think we need to trade in the ute and get another Suzuki the size up… This week the boredom that is car shopping begins and I am scared of using savings when we don’t know what is happening work wise for me next year.

The house- well our house is a well placed house for 2 people. Add the third in the mix and it is fine but you have to keep on top of clearing out. Anymore and it is pretty cramped. I have been looking for the dream family house ( requirements; 3 beds and a study or 4 bed or 3 bed and a granny flat, a full size block so there is garden, ideally an older house) and it is so hard to find. A lot of the sale for us is based on area which means we are looking for a fixer upper in a nicer area. We don’t mind living in a rough and tumble house which we could do up over the years of it being the family house. The trouble is we are unsure which hemisphere it should be in? if I will manage to work as I want to? if we would even be blessed with another baby? so many questions. What do you do in these situations? do you buy for what you think the future will hold or do you just focus on what suits for now ( i.e. this house is perfect)?

I am loving food. As in looking at recipes and finding what to make and buying ingredients. So very desperate housewives but I am really enjoying finding new meals. I drafted a post on things which helped in the first few weeks of a baby and one of them is Dinner Twist. Through this one delivery we have two new fave meals ( beef stroganoff and thai red fish curry in case you were interested). On this weeks menu is a dairy free, gluten free carbonara and some kind of healthy ish cake, possibly involving salted caramel sauce!

Have you heard about Pop basic? They release micro collections each month which you can buy. I bought one a few months ago which contained a white t-shirt, grey and white striped infinity scarf ( excellent to hide baby spew incidentally) and a beautiful grey leather clutch. I was delighted with both the value and the quality. The t-shirt has washed really nicely.

I have also signed to bellabox both the beauty box and the baby box to see whether I like them. I tend to dip in and out of subscription boxes as I don’t like having lots of excess around.

On the subject of shopping did you know tiffany do cocktail rings? Did you know as an aquarian my birthstone is amethyst? Make mine this one if you ever fancy treating me…

tiffany ring

My house is due a clear out again. Of both my clothes, lots of which are pretty rough now, shoes and also baby stuff. There is also a few items which I need to sell on ebay! Jobs, jobs, jobs…..

 

and on that note I guess I should go get started!

 

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Sinner sinner

I try to live my life well but I sin and depending on the sin I don’t repent or regret.. I LOVE SINNING. Let me break down the sins of the last few days.

GREED

Confession 1. Yes I have stuck to my weight watchers points but over the last few weeks of fun and frolics there has been more cake, coffee and wine than I would care to admit. As one who has a dodgy tummy at the best of times I can feel I am at my tipping point and need to reign it in. I have been diagnosed as FOMAPS intolerant ( I will do a post on this later if needed) but I would like to get back to that ( essentially cut the gluten, lactose, sweetener, limit fructose and cut the coffee). I would also like to complete a 2 week liver detox as shown to me by the naturopath. I completed one week a few months ago with massive benefits.

Penance 1: 3 hail Tiffany’s plus a 2 week detox!

SLOTH

Confession 2: Oh this last week has been slothful. What with the friend staying, an overnight trip to Darwin, a hectic weekend and plenty more excuses exercise has taken a back burner. Lets get back to it.

Penance: 2 hail Tiffany’s and a week of exercise ( Tuesday night yoga and dog walk, Wednesday morning dog walk and body balance, thursday morning dog walk, friday evening gym work out, saturday morning body balance and dog walk and sunday long cycle- PHEW)

VANITY

Confession 3. Yep I caved just 2 weeks into project pan 50 and my vanity got the better of me. I caved and ordered the skinstitut glycolic cleanser. I just keep getting hormonal spots and whilst I have tried to use what I have ( pH isonex) it just doesn’t work for me. So I am panning that and reinstating this which I know works like a charm for me.

Penance 3: None I stand by this as product I know works and essential. Yes I am a little vain I hate spots but what can you do.

LUST

Confession 4. After spending so much time with friends and family lately I am feeling lusty. Not lusty in a saucy way but I am lusting to have some chilled time cuddled up on the couch with my lovely man chilling out with the dog at our feet!

Penance 4: 1 Hail Tiffany as it stems from love and some time out!

COVET

Confession 5. I covet so much and have been thinking about it more and more whilst I am not spending. I have a few lust lists right now which I will summarise below.

Project Pan 50 Lust list ( for when my products are used)

  • Mario Badescu skincare- silver powder and toner
  • Everyday minerals I received my order from them yesterday and will post a full review but lets just say it is LOVE. Good pricing, nice application, lovely colours… I am a mineral covert!
  • New mascara- I will be wanting a new one… any suggestions.

weight-loss Lust List ( there are a few trends I would like to try but wont necessarily suit until I am slimmer, also I am trying to limit spending until I reach goal weight and then I want a splurge. I will keep updating this list and then know what I want when the day comes).

  • Over the knee flat  boots

Pacifica Black from Tony Bianco

Right now I think that is it for the list, no doubt it will have grown by target weight.

30th Bday Lust List ( yeah there are a few items I may gift myself for my 30th if I have free money)

  • Tiffany Elsa Peretti diamonds in the yard necklace ( I LOVE THIS SO SO MUCH)

  • Some lovely shoes either Jimmy Choo or Louboutins. I may well treat myself to a nude pair to wear for my wedding like this or this

The Louboutin soso

The Pigalle

For my 30th I think I would like the Pigalle in black!

For now my fellow sinners that is all. I am off to hail at the altar of Tiffany ( I make it 6 hail Tiffany’s I owe) and so here they are.

Hail 1

Hail 2

Hail 3

Hail 4, 5 and 6

Enjoy

Holly