Thursday, September 1, 2016

Father's Day Gift Ideas.

It's Father's Day on Sunday and I'm feeling very unorganised!
 So I've put together a Father's Day Gift Guide for anyone else that might need a little inspiration :)

Some of the gifts below are things the boys and I have given Simon in the past and were a hit and others I know he will love.  Undies and socks get a bad rap as presents but they always come in handy! Also a kitchen gadget always seems to be welcomed in our house.

PJ's are something Simon would never think to shop for himself, so occasions like Father's Day are perfect to top up his pj draw.

Both Simon and Finn have Nixon watches and love them. 
They are stylish and a great price point for a nice watch.

We love our Vitamix for making up our Acai Bowls, Bliss Balls and smoothies

I'm sure most dad's undie drawers could use a bit of a spruce up ;)

We came across this on a weekend in the Blue Mountains and it has been a favourite for years. 
So fresh, masculine but not overpowering.

For the gym and days on the run.

Anyone that knows Simon knows that he is always on the phone. The joys of being a Real Estate principal. These are the best headphones for making calls while out and about.

A good compromise for those with a sweet tooth and those trying to be healthy ;)
Anything with ginger is a hit with Simon.

I got Simon a subscription for Christmas and he loves the recipes and ideas he can use for the gym and workouts at home.

When you want to try a few ciders and decide on a new favourite.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Around here lately.......

The last few busy months and end of winter colds seem to have caught up with us, so we have been having a quiet week.

I've shared below a few photos of what we've been up to lately......

Stripey sheets and grey linen for our bed this week

 Weekend afternoons in the kitchen always call for chocolate cake

Jasper and I went to see Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton talk about their latest book the 78th Story Treehouse. Jasper is a huge fan and had the best time! That smile :)

There is a new florist at the mall with so many beautiful choices. I chose Geraldton Wax this time.

Seeing the teen's room looking neat, bright and airy is so satisfying I had to take a photo!

I've booked a girls trip to Byron in a couple of weeks, so maybe I will add to my "Ahoy Traders" wall. It will be a totally different time without the family and I'm looking forward to checking out things I don't usually get time for.

We've had a few amazing Spring like days and I am so ready for the warmer weather.

Noah went on his first kindy excursion to the aquarium and had lots of fun. 
He is looking so grown up!

Dash was looking extra shaggy and was way overdue for a haircut!

Poached eggs on sourdough with tamari mushrooms and spinach is always my choice for breakfast when I'm out. Simon and I have Mondays off together and always try to get out for a walk + breakfast

How has your week been? Anyone with end of winter colds?
Have a great week!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Must-Haves - my favourite picks from Kmart

It's no secret that in the last year Kmart has really stepped up their game in bringing cool furniture and homewares to us for amazing prices!
I look forward to seeing what's new in their catalogue and having a browse through the store when I'm nearby. (my closest store is about 20 mins away)

Below are the latest products from Kmart that I'm loving at the moment.
I've popped in a mix of furniture, homewares and party supplies. We got so many fab things for Simon's 40th from Kmart. I also grabbed a couple of these lamps today. 
The price was too good to resist!

Desert print
Bedside lamp
Outdoor lounge
Gold side table
Marble vase
Wooden shelf
White locker
Gold salad servers
Copper planter
Foil balloons
Cake topper
Drink dispenser

All products can be found at Kmart.
Have you picked up anything new at Kmart lately?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Another celebration - Finn turns 14.

Finn turned 14 on the weekend and we had a family dinner to celebrate.
Finn loves burritos so we cooked up a batch of shredded mexican chicken in the slow cooker, a dish of rice and beans and had bowls of lettuce, jalapenos, cheese, sour cream, corn and salsa, so everyone could make up their own burritos. Delish! 
I didn't get any photos of the food but you'll have to take my word for it ;)

I always like to make the table festive for birthday dinners so I had a dig through the party box and hung up a banner and some balloons. A roll of brown paper acted as a runner and I popped some of the planters I used for Simon's party down the middle.
All of the little kids sat up at the kitchen bench and we had all of the adults and teens at a table for 10.

Finn is not a huge fan of traditional cake so I decided to make an ice cream cake instead for his birthday cake. I lined a spring form pan with baking paper and layered in chocolate, vanilla and rocky road ice cream. I froze it overnight and served it with a sprinkling of mini marshmallows. Yum!

I can't believe our first born is 14! Where do those years go?
We are so proud of Finn and the man he is becoming.  He has handled everything that has happened to him (his eye injury) throughout the last year so well and so bravely. 
His attitude has been amazing! He is so loved x

We finished up the weekend with seeing a movie, the new Jason Bourne. It was action packed and really good. Finn will celebrate with his friends next weekend with a little party/sleepover, so the festivities will go on! 

Here are a few more photos from the weekend -

This photo popped up in my Facebook memories today.
Finn on his birthday 7 years ago. Awwww :)

How was your weekend? Any birthdays happening?

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