Thursday, 27 March 2014

A rainy day pick me up... Look at the gorgeousness...

I feel in need of some brightening... this weather (it's been raining all day), being inside with two small people all day and dealing with a vomit on natural flooring rug situation at the end of the day has left me feeling a little whacked.

So I'm brightening my evening by looking at some photos and I thought I'd share them here. I picked these Gardenias from my very own garden. I have dreamed of a garden filled with Gardenias for a very long time and I finally have one (well a garden bed anyway). I was able to pick this lovely arrangement and also keep enough in the garden.

I was so excited and grabbed the opportunity to take these photos of the pretties.... aren't they just gorgeous?!


I also love the little bud vases they are in...they look lovely non? They were a gift from my Aunt who found them in Inverell (Country, NSW) whilst there for work. The things you find where you least expect them...



After taking a crazy amount of photos from every angle they finally found a home here and I think they felt right at home. Their scent was out of this world... it was filling the room.


I just wish they had a longer shelf life. Their beauty and fragrance is so fleeting...

Do you love Gardenias as much as I do?... 
How cute are these little vases?!...
What's your favourite flower?...
Jx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

In Bathroom Mode...

Hello hello....

It's been such a long time. This little blog of mine was on such a roll.... meaning I was consistent with my posts. Then... I fell pregnant, had horrible morning sickness, we did more renovations, had another baby and well...life was/is busier and this little blog went to the back burner.

I have decided I am going to work harder at posting more frequently. Posting what is relevant to me, things I like...basically all things life and style. It will be for me to look back on and maybe...just maybe...you will find it relevant and helpful too.

So...with that out of the way I turn to the issue at hand.... Our bathrooms and laundry.

It's the final stage of our renovations. Yippppeeeee!! It's going to be the messiest and the hardest seeing as I have two little people, it's the bathrooms and laundry and we're living through it.

Oh the decisions!!! It's our first bathroom and laundry reno so we're feeling a little cautious. We have a wonderful builder who we have worked with from day one with this house....now 2.5yrs ago (where does the time go!!) and N's family are seasoned renovators so are a wealth of knowledge and invaluable sounding boards. Even still, we find ourselves nervous that our selections may not work and may not hit the mark we are aiming for. I have been trawling the web and magazines for inspiration and I will share some of these in a future post. We think we are getting close to a decision and I have a meeting with the builder to go through them this week and identify any issues and make any changes needed (fingers crossed there are none)

I have worked up a little inspiration collage in Polyvore and thought I might share it...

As you can see the colour palate is very neutral with grey's and white. We are going for something that feels large, bright, fresh, classic and warm. Fingers crossed we are on the right track.

Thoughts and feelings you might want to share are more than welcome...

Jx

Bathroom Inspiration

Friday, 6 December 2013

Time flying by...

Tiny Toes Copyright Jessica Flett

Sorry I have been so absent in recent times... we have a new addition to the family. I know this is not news to many of you. We had a little girl in June and she is wonderful. It's hard to believe she is already 6 months old!

I was really sick throughout my pregnancy with her and since her arrival I have been up to my arm pits in all things children... nappies, feeding, sharing my time, setting routines and generally trying to get out of the house.

To be honest I found it a little easier when she was a newborn as far as getting out and about. Now she is on much more of a set rhythm and getting established on solids your windows of time to get out and about a few...especially with a Toddler in tow. It's takes sooooo much longer with two!! Those of you with more....I salut you!! Like anything that is new I know we will adapt and evolve over time and current frustrations will give way to new frustrations.

I am loving getting to know a new little person and having a little lady. Our little man has welcomed his Sister with open arms and I count my lucky stars. I am not so naive to think it will always be this smooth sailing but I'm just so thrilled we're off to a promising start. She absolutely adores him and he was the first one to make her giggle which just made me burst into a thousand pieces.

As I hopefully claw back some more time in my day going forward I hope to be able to get on here and post more frequently.

I hope you're all enjoying the beginning of the festive season and I hope you have wonderful Christmas's planned. I know I'm looking forward to our first Christmas as a family of four.

Jx

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Welcome to the World...


A baby being born is a miracle and a cause for celebration. Becoming a parent for the first time is exciting, scary, painful, tiring, joyous, nerve wracking and amazing. The pressure you feel as a parent to be the best parent you can be knowing you are going to make mistakes along the way is immense (well it was and is for me)...

Now... imagine all of this with the eyes of the world on you and the pressure of parenting the future King of Great Britain. My heart goes out to Kate and William, what they and their little Prince will have to endure under the watchful eyes of the world.

I really hope the world's press can be respectful and give them some space so we don't have a repeat of Princess Diana. 

I admire Kate and William's balance of tradition and modern day. They are being respectful of the traditions whilst trying to do things their own way as well. For example I was thrilled to hear William was staying with Kate at the Hospital for their first night as parents. From experience that first night can be nerve wracking so sharing that together is wonderful.

I have no doubt William will fiercely protect his little family and give his son as normal an upbringing as possible.

I send all my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and to the Prince of Cambridge. Welcome to the world, you are much beloved.

Jx

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Autumn Maternity Style...

Maternity Style

I have been struggling with clothing this pregnancy. My jeans are just not doing it for me this time around. I recently purchased this skirt from Gap and am absolutely loving it. I wish I had bought it sooner. It will work when not pregnant as well so that's even better!!

I would love to hear any maternity clothing tips you have...
What were your favourite jeans?
Where did you shop?

Jx


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Shoal Bay 2013...


Last month H and I had a week at Shoal Bay in Port Stephens with my parents. We have been going to Shoal Bay annually for nearly 30 years...

It's a great beach for kids as it's a bay so not too deep nor too rough. Nice calm waters...

They call it the blue water paradise and when the weather gods are shining down on you it really is...

This year we had very patchy weather but when we were able to get to the beach we made the most of it...

H was rocking his Bobbi Sunshine Swimwear... he looked terrific (in my very biased opinion!!)

Shoal Bay is only 2.5hrs from Sydney and a great spot for families or couples to Holiday. Port Stephens is a large area and includes areas such as Nelson Bay, Fingal Bay, Corlette, Soldiers Point, Anna Bay, Shoal Bay, Little Beach, Salamander Bay and many others.

It's well worth a visit for a weekend, a week or several...









Jx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Pretty Pink Dahlia...

I've never had Dahlia's in the house before and I'm loving them...

To me... they are a happy flower. Don't you think?...







I hope they put a smile on your face today... Jx