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I’ve never really been any good at keeping resolutions. For as long as I can remember ‘lose weight’ has always been my go to. And for as long as I can remember I have never really kept myself focused enough to follow through with that one. All my resolutions fall by the wayside.

But this year I feel different, different in a ‘I created and gave birth to a real little person! I invincible! 2013 come at me bro, I’m ready for you’. Realistically I’m not invincible, and have a low tolerance to anything that takes time, but hey, it’s a new year anything is possible.

So I’ve titled 2013 – the year of making it stick (if you have not seen the movie ‘Stick It’, making it stick refers to when a gymnast attempts a move/routine and gets it right, she makes it stick).

This year I will make it stick. Aim and achieve. Say it and make it happen. Less talking about doing it, more doing it. Talk big, only to win big. Set goals, touch goals.

This year procrastination will be starved. Projects will be finished, challenges will be set. It’s game on in our house.

With in the theme of making it stick, these are my ‘realistic’ resolutions for 2013.
– one random act of kindness per month. Pay for someone’s coffee, baked goods for a neighbour I don’t know, send baby clothes to new parents, volunteer or fundraise for charity. This one is for my heart.
– lose a minimum of 7kgs. The number is out there now. Aidan’s desperate for more babies, but I’m refusing till I shed the weight. I have already started on this one. New years morning i got up for a 6 am run. Hopefully I can keep this up. This ones for my body.
– photography course. I’ve been talking big on this one for three years. I love taking photos for fun. I just want to know all the things my camera does. It’s about time to use it properly. This ones for my mind.
– a new adventure each month. Family travel in our own back yard. It will disgust you to know that I have not seen any other state in Australia besides WA, but have been to Bali 5 times. I am a revolting statistic, I have to change. So we are aiming to visit some favourites spread across our great country this year. Broome, Adelaide, Cairns and Sydney we are coming for you (should our bank account allow us). This ones for my soul.
– finally, we will buy a house. If Aidan wants me to get all walrus again I need some where that I can nest up and make pretty. It’s the deal maker. This one is for my family.

*side note: I’m not even a quarter as eager for more babes at the moment due to a fairly active tornado that I spend a fair chunk of time with day to day. Should that tornado turn into a sea breeze, perhaps I might be more inclined. Yes to more babies, no to more tornados.

So that’s it. That’s my year. I’m ready, lets do this. What’s your resolutions? Do they make mine look like a walk in the park? Or do you have any suggestions on how I can achieve mine? Help is always appreciated.

Much love peeps xxx

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I wish I had a bath. We’ve been in the same rental for 3 years now, with no bath. 3 long, long years with out the satisfaction of a long hot soak in a tub full of bubbles. Its rather depressing.

It wasn’t an issue when we moved in. The house was big enough, lots of parking, extra room, second toilet and air con, why would you complain? And I didn’t. Until I became pregnant, more specifically until I became walrus pregnant. What I would have given to rest in a gravity defining bath tub during that time. Instead I spent my time at the pool, which is only a 5 min walk away. If it had been any further I would have set up a blow up pool in my kitchen.

I miss having baths that much, that before we go away (to stay anywhere else) we will check if they have a tub. If the answer is yes, then we go spurge on luxurious bath paraphernalia. I will go to lush and spend up to $20 on a singular bath bomb that promises I will float away to the tropical island ‘utter relaxation’ and partake in the activity of ‘chilled the eff out’. Yes it would be true to say that a long hot bath is my vice. Add a glass of wine, a decent book and a block of chocolate and I will have your babies!

There are a few things we’ve had to adapt in order to have a makeshift bath in recent times. Bathing the baby for example. Aidan taught her how to push off the bottom of the baby bath when she was about 2 months old, so the ‘baby’ bath became redundant. Showering was good for a while. But this baby has been a wriggler from the get go, and the bigger she gets makes showers so awkward now. Instead we have the bucket bath.

This big pink bucket is a life saver. It is just big enough so that little bum keeps warm but can also play. She can just see over the top of the bucket, which means she can interact with us at the same time. It gets plonked in the lounge room so daddy doesn’t miss any important telly and it’s nice and soft when wriggle monster decides its time to get up and investigate. I’m so glad she doesn’t miss out on her baths.

Me, I miss out. And recently I’ve required a bath for more than just luxury. After my op the only instructions the doc gave me was to have regular ‘sitz’ baths (that’s salt baths). With no bath, yeah sure mate. So I’ve had to improvise. I have a 10 lt bath basin bucket (double the size of a normal bucket then cut it in half). Lucky me gets to sit in that at the bottom of my shower. All squished up, with my butt in a bucket all in the name of my health. Your jealous, I can tell.

With my utter desire for a bath (along with a bathroom, attached to a new house would be awesome) I have been drawn back to pinterest. Man there is some damn good bath-porn on there. Old school tubs, dream bathrooms and giant soak wells. If I had my way I’d probably have 3 bathrooms- all family sized, just to keep it interesting. Check out some of the drool worthy ones I’ve found so far.

I shall have a claw foot bathtub in my future home.

Warm bathroom | Bathroom idea | Chair | Image | Housetohome.co.uk

Baño con bañera y pared de piedra detrás

Ugggggghhhhhhh all this dreaming about bath tubs is making me super eager to buy a house. Buy a house in the sense of making it pretty and fancy and comfy. Not in the sense of a massive scary debt. That bit freaks me out. Hopefully one day, sooner rather than later I can legitimately go bath shopping. Mind you when I do end up with a bath I doubt I’ll ever get out of it. If you see a crazy lady living in her bath tub on the news. It would be fair to say that would be me.
Much love peeps xxx

 

My gosh, the internet makes you want a whole lot of stuff you don’t really need. But surely dreaming about it isn’t that bad right?

Pinterest does not help. It has turned out to be another place I can find super awesome things, many of which are not classified as required. Still its way lovely to give up. If you haven’t signed up for Pinterest, it is an electronic pin up board. You can ‘pin’ pictures to different boards in the groups you choose.

Here are a few of my ‘dreams’

A few bits of fabulous for Indi

 

oh.....my.....cuteness!! 

 

Make?

Fairy Costume-Tutu dress tutorial

Some lovelies for the home

just buy a rubber door mat and spray it any color you want it to be!

pretties

And something special for me

Want

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tatoo

Its all a bit too easy to dream big with pinterest.

Much love peeps xxx

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