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Have You Broken Any Resolutions Yet?

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Last night, New Year’s Eve was spent with family and friends.

We had a fantastic afternoon with the kids, playing in plastic wading pools and throwing colourful balls at each other.

We let Maksi stay up a little past his bed time before whisking both babies over to my parents place for the night so we could party child free until 12pm.

We were so excited to have a sleep in. We managed to sleep till 8:40! Which is something we have not done since before having children. Then we hurried out the door to pick up the babes because we really missed them.

I made a few resolutions before bringing in the new year but I think I may need to revise them to include some concrete things I want to check off my to do list this year.

I plan on not only making a list of my goals but also including strategies for achieving these goals.

Have you made any resolutions?
How are you going?

Julia xx

Happy New Year! Drinks! Resolutions?

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Happy New Year!

I Love this time of year because it feels like anything is possible like I could do anything, achieve anything.

2012 has been a big year for my little business but even bigger for my family with the addition of our newest design Leonid.

He has slotted into our family perfectly, he is mild mannered and almost alway content to just sit and watch Maksi’s antics.

Watching them together is just the best thing in the world. Maksi loves trying to make Leo laugh. He will jump up and down, pull funny faces or do just about anything to get his baby brother to look up at him and giggle.

I can’t wait to see their relationship evolve into a beautiful friendship.

I don’t really know what will happen in 2013, I feel like anything could.

I used to be a real control freak ( ok I still am a bit) but I used to be so sure of things I felt like i knew exactly what was going to happen and exactly how I would react to every situation but now I feel like I am surprised everyday. In a good way :)

I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings.

Drinks!

Aleks is loving Mojitos at the moment. He uses this recipe and they are totally delicious. He has been a little sick lately so we haven’t indulged in one of these for a while we have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go for tomorrow night and we can’t wait to indulge.

We are headed to Aleks brothers house with the babies for dinner. Then we will be dropping them off at the grandparents at bed time so we can PAAAARTY you know till exactly 12pm.

The most exciting part…….. the babies are going to sleep at my parent place so the next morning!!! We can get up at anytime we want. Woot Woot!! now thats what I call a party!!

Resolutions?

I do love a new years resolution. Just a few things that I feel will enrich mine and my families lives.

More special dinners on the deck with my loves

Long walks on my own, or with my babes

I want to do somethings for my self, like taking up crochet or just reading more

Learn more about my DSLR ( this one I already have a jump on I am going to The Nursery on Jan 3)

I have been doing a bit but I want to do more “home pre-schooling activities with Maksi”

and lastly I am going to dive head first into project life. I am great at taking lots of photos of my family and what we are up to but I haven’t printed many photo books, so I really want to do that in the new year.

Are you making resolutions this year?

Happy New Year to you and yours

See you on the flip side xx

Julesxx

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Happy Snaps – Christmas

 

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I hope you all had a very merry christmas, did you?

We had a lovely christmas eve dinner at my parents place where we chased the kids around the house and talked about all the funny things Jingle got up to this year.

I’m always a little sad when christmas is over, but not Aleks he has dubbed me the christmas Nazi and is glad I will be giving it a rest for another year.

Bring on the New Year

Julia xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve Eve

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Yesterday we had a spare of the moment little christmas lunch with my brother and his family who are visiting from Melbourne.

There was lots of “splash splash”, cold drinks, yummy food and laughter.

Sometimes I think these casual little get togethers before christmas are better then the actual day because there are no real expectations and we can all just relax and enjoy.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Thank you so much for coming here reading my words are looking at my pictures it really truly means the world to me.

Julia xx

 

 

In The Garden – We paint

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I can’t tell you how many times a day Maksi will come over and say “muma painting?” it’s so cute, makes me melt every time. I really wanted to have a go at making twig stars. So Maksi and I collected some on one of our trips to the park.

After we were finished painting them, I took to them with some garden shears to make them even then bound them together with string and hung them from the fire place.

When Maksi got up from his nap he ran over pointed to them and said “stars, bootiful”

Is there a cuter age then 2?

linking up with this lovely lady 

 


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Happy Snaps – This Week

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1. according to Maksi every morning must start like this

2. Maksi’s crazy hair

3. I gave his fringe a little snip and then cried

4. Teacher gift, a punnet of strawberries, you can download the printable here

5. we are calling it “the rat smile”

Hope you had a lovely week it has been a busy one here.

9 Handmade Christmas gift ideas + Free Printable Gift tag

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Today along with nine other awesome bloggers I am sharing a handmade Christmas gift idea, My contribution is #5 Homemade basil and some free printable homemade gift tags to add to your gifts, scroll down to check it out in full.

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I love that pesto is so versatile you will find yourself putting it on everything. Tonight I had it with pasta tomorrow morning with eggs and on pizza for dinner. Your family and friends will thank you for it. It lasts about three weeks in the fridge.

 

 

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If you would like some gift tags to finish off your gift then click here for some I prepared earlier.  FREE printable homemade christmas gift tags.

Julia x

 

 

 

 

Happy Snaps – The Weekend

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This weekend was super busy.

We celebrated, tried to keep cool, shopped and danced.

1. Local christmas fair

2. Cousins

3. Kiss Daddy, kiss Bucky

4. Maksi’s first Concert

 

How was your weekend?

x

Please excuse the way my blog looks, I tried to give it a reno but got a little stuck. I designed all the graphic elements myself but just need some help putting it all together if you know anyone who can help I would be very excited to hear from you. 

Happy Snaps – The Weekend

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If you know me you’d know that I have a bird phobia. It began in my early 20′s when I would ride my bike around my hometown and the magpies would swoop me. On one particular occasion I was riding my bike and swerved to avoid a swooping bird unfortunalty onto oncoming traffic. I wasn’t hit but it really scared me and the phobia has just gotten worse ever since.

Last weekend we decided to head to a duck pond. We got our bread out and started feeding the ducks but they just kept coming hundreds of them. I managed to last a few minutes but we had to give up before finishing all the bread we had for them.

I have been reading Ben and Duck to Maksi and Leo and they really love it so I wanted to try again.

This weekend we enjoyed a little picnic while I settled my nerves and then we went to a section of the pond where there were only a few small ducks and it was a huge success.

The babies loved it and I managed to last about 10 minutes and this time we finished all the bread we brought.

Do you have any phobia’s ?

x

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

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Today I am sharing these printables over at Chibirun.

I went a little less traditional this year.

You can download your free printables here.

If you are after something a little more traditional you can check out the Gift Tags I created last year here.

I have also released my customised christmas cards for this year on the website. If your looking for something a little more personal to send to your nearest and dearest head on over.

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Julia

 

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