Sunday, 29 July 2012

A real post!

I think this might actually be the first real post i've done in a while that's actually required some thought!  I Love updating on my babies but i think it's high time i updated on Life right now!

I'm in a complete rut!!  Not a horrible life-sucks rut, just the no-motivation-At-All kind!  We're looking for a house (Again) and not having a lot of luck, and i don't want to decorate (as much as i could in a rental, anyway) because we'll be moving as soon as we find another place!  It means we're in a state of half packed mess, and i hate it!!  I hate that all my nick-knacks don't have a home, and we've only got the bare minimum of decoration on the walls!  It's especially hard with Pinterest being so full of Awesome ideas for the home!!  

Our plan is to find  a cheaper house to rent for the next few years, until we can afford a deposit for our own, but finding one that meets our requirements is proving a mission!  By requirements i mean things like heating (that isn't unflued gas), and a fence to contain my energetic toddler, and one floor to save my sorry pregnant butt from having to haul itself up stairs (to say nothing of the fun involving a toddler, a new baby and my sorry arse trying to maneuver said stairs!) And cupboard space!!  I'm soooooo over houses that have no cupboards!!  Where on earth are we s'posed to keep all our junk possessions that we've hoarded accumulated over the years!?

So that's the rut i find myself in! I have so many plans for this new house when we find it!!  We're gunna need a whole lotta 3m hooks!! 

Am So in Love with this house!!

The other thing keeping me in my rut, is being pregnant!! Me and pregnancy still aren't BFF's and even though i feel horrible saying this, knowing how many are struggling with infertility, i cant wait for this baby to get here just so that my stomach contents can return to my know...Where they belong!!!  Of course i cant wait to snuggle with my new little man either, and see Lachy meet him for the first time, and watch everyone bond in our completed lil family!!! (Yes, Completed!!)  And although i know my life will be infinitely different with a second lil guy, i cant wait to return to the normalcy of not being pregnant!! (I also have an entire board a few pins that i want try, to design my boys room/rooms!!)

So those are my wee frustrations (not including the fact that i waddle) that i wanted to vent!!  Please note, Life is actually really good right now, i just Hate being stuck in a kind of no-where land!!  At the end of the day we still have a roof over our heads so even that's not too bad!  And i have an amazing Hubby and lil boy that make the sun shine, and another lil boy just waiting to make an entrance in December!!  I also have good friends that keep me laughing and appreciating all that i have!!!

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

Monday, 23 July 2012

20 Weeks!

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

14 months!!

So this is well overdue just a teensy bit late, but i got there in the end! 

Lil Monkeys getting more Awesome by the day!! And so handsome!! Can't wait to see what the next few months bring!

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

It's a.....

Yup!!  Lachys gunna have a little brother!! :)
Now to find a name....!

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Menu board = No more kitchen fail!!

That's right folks!  I got a bit organised!!  I wasn't going to post about this because iv been feeling like such a muppet for not producing amazing meals for my family each night....or any kind of meal really...except the kind you order through the window of you car....Cheeseburgers are a food group right??!!
Then i saw this post here over at Mama and the Dudes, and i realised that i'm not alone!!

Whilst satisfying my uncontrolled addiction to Pinterest a couple of weeks back, i stumbled across some "Menu Boards".  It's like a flippen light went on!  I know, the concept of planning your meals is not a new one (Iv tried it before) but somehow Pinterest made it...i dont know, Pretty, and Crafty and Interesting!!  And so i created my Menu Board! 

Cork board + fabric + coloured card + laminator = Awesome!!

Yes, its basic, and the recipes on it aren't flash, but they're home cooked, they don't take long, and most of the meals have vege's!!  (It's a 2 week menu 'cause we do fortnightly shopping, starting on a Thursday).  On the back of the menu cards are all the ingredients needed for each meal, so when we pick the meals to stick to the board we can see what ingredients we need to get in groceries!  It's fantastic i tell ya!!!  And more important....It Works!!!! We saved on groceries by cutting out the mid-week dash to the grocery store (cause you know..'There's nothing to eat...') and we saved money by not buying take out!  And i feel flash and dedicated cause i cooked damn near every night!!

The Ingredients for shopping!

Don't get me wrong, cooking the meal still takes a bit of effort, but at the moment we're just picking meals that are fast and basic, leaving things like roasts to when i have a day off work.  We use the crock pot too (love that thing!!)  And for some meals we make enough to last a couple of nights (I made a 'Leftover' menu card) which means a simple reheat! (Yay!!)

Kinda like the 'wildcard' of the menu board....except, you know what your getting!

So yup! I'm hoping that once im in more of a routine i can start adding some slightly more interesting meals to the menu board, but that'l happen in good time, and im content at the moment with just cooking something other than Macca's for my family!!

Thanks Pinterest!!

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Saturday, 7 July 2012

A Garden Again!!

So i'm not sure if iv even mentioned that we moved house about a month ago??  We found a bigger house in a nice wee area that's a bit closer to work for both of us, so we're pretty happy with it!  One problem we encountered though, was how the heck to move my planters from the old place!!  (I still have no idea how we're going to do it!)  And so i'v been a month without a garden of any sort!

Yesterday all that changed with my wonderful sister arrived armed with half barrels and a trailer full of dirt!!  Me and Hubby went on a wee garden spree and bought a couple of planter bags and some plants and compost and this weekend a garden was made!! (How poetic!)

We've finally fulfilled our dream of planting a fruit tree, and now have a mandarin tree and two feijoa trees in large planters!!  (In a few years time this will be awesome!!)
We have two smaller planters with strawberry plants in them, cause lets face it, you can never have too many strawberry plants!

Why yes, i am gardening in my pj's....don't you??

In my first planter bag is my broccoli, and in the second bag is my lettuce plants!! I decided to start the lettuce and broccoli  as plants instead of seeds just because of the cold (In spite of my beautiful sunny day photos it has actually been freezing cold!!) and i don't really have time to be transplanting vege's, and Lachy was just the hugest help flattening them into their places :)

I had two big planter barrels left over for planting Carrot seeds!!  I'v never attempted carrots before so im very excited to plant them!!  Iv even set up some string so that i know where they're growing and don't accidentally weed them out!!  Feeling pretty crafty!!

So now i have gardens!!  Yay!!  And as soon as i figure out how to move my planter boxes il do that too, until then i hope the landlords there enjoy spinach and silverbeet!!  

And just for cuteness sake, here is my boy and his lemons....

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

Sunday, 1 July 2012