Saturday, August 29, 2015

5 tips on how to make your Weekend seem longer!

I came across this article here and it caught my eye.
 I'm willing to try anything to make the weekend seem longer!


Proven Tricks to Make Your Weekend Seem Longer

The weekend is undeniably wonderful. But, more often than not, we find ourselves at home on Sunday night wondering how 48 hours could have possibly flown by when our Monday through Friday seemed to drag on forever. Worry not! We’ve tested these five weekend-extension methods and are happy to report that by bedtime on Sunday, we felt rested, ready for the week, and full of memories from our adventurous weekend.

Go Out Friday Night
Yes, after work on Friday, make sure you go out on the town. Or at least have a rambunctious night in. Why? After excessive research on our part, we’ve realised that making your big night Friday as opposed to Saturday is ideal. That way you bundle your hangover sleep and tired workweek sleep all in one and don’t let it consume your entire Sunday. That being said, if you can avoid alcohol Saturday night, or just take it extra-easy on the cocktails, your Sunday self will thank you. By making your weekend top-heavy on the party side, you can divide your weekend into three stages. Stage one is Friday night, your time to party and unwind. Stage two is Saturday, your recovery day. That leaves Sunday for stage three, your productivity/exploration day.

Plan Baby Plan
You may be sick of scheduling every minute of your life Monday through Friday, but we guarantee having at least a few things on your weekend calendar makes Saturday and Sunday seem like a lot more than two days. Try a new restaurant in your neighbourhood, see a couple different friends for lunch and dinner, do a dance class, or check out the farmers market. Anything that gets you moving around or acting like a local tourist is a great way to elongate the weekend.

Mix Your Media
Don’t just settle for Netflix at home. We love catching a movie in the theatre (or an outdoor summer screening), going to a concert, viewing a new art exhibit, or even people-watching in a new neighbourhood. Mixing up your activities makes it seem like you’ve done a lot more in the weekend than only two days would permit.

Stretch on Sunday
Taking a candlelit yoga class on Sunday evening, or just stretching at home, is the perfect way to extend your weekend happiness into the coming week. We often notice our shoulders start to creep up to our ears as the light goes down on Sunday evening. But having this healthy ritual as a weekend closer helps release tension and wean us into the Monday morning hustle. 

Bathe Before Bed
For your grand finale, consider an indulgent bubble bath complete with bath salts, essential oils, and a cup of calming chamomile tea. This gives you that much-needed “me” time before the crowded week life resumes. It’s also the best way to lull yourself into a deep Sunday sleep.

What do you think?
Any tips you already do or are going to try out?

Article via My Domaine

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday Shopping - kids clothing

Cotton On Kids has always been one of my favourite stores to shop for the boys clothes and I just had to share the news that they are having a 30% sale online and in store until Sunday.

So I've stocked up on a few summer shorts and tees for them as they have outgrown ones from last year plus a couple of pairs of jeans to get them through the rest of Winter and into Spring. 
(growth spurts happening everywhere here!)

I've popped together a few of my favourites for boys and girls plus a couple of items to brighten up their bedrooms.


















Have you picked up anything in the sale?

You can shop the sale here

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday's Wish List

Wednesday's wish list consists of a pretty palette and a few items I would love for my Spring wardrobe. Hurry up Spring! You can't come soon enough for me this year.


Bag, dress, skirt, top, watch and earrings from here

Shoes from here


I'm loving the fresh shape of the bucket bag and the dainty earrings for this season.
 Also I can't wait to pop on a skirt and top without needing other layers to protect against the cold.

Here are a few other Spring looks I love......







Has your mind turned to Spring yet?

Sunday, August 9, 2015

13.

Our gorgeous boy turned 13 on Friday. 
After the last few weeks it was nice to have a day to celebrate and enjoy with the family.

You're never too old for balloons!
Presents, breakfast than off to school.

Simon and I did a Krispy Kreme run for donuts instead of birthday cake.


A special drink for the birthday boy.
It was only chocolate milk, but the Nutella spread around the rim and sprinkles on top took it to birthday level. Also a little whipped cream to finish.


A little afternoon tea with the grandparents, aunty & cousins after school.
Friday is everyone's day off which worked out well.




Happy birthday Finn!


Donuts instead of cake is always a great idea. Too easy!


He finished his day with a night out at the footy and a win by Manly. Perfect!


The birthday celebrations will continue next week as he will have a party with a few of his friends.

I also couldn't resist digging up a few old photos and reminiscing on those baby years.



He was and still is the sweetest!

Any birthdays in your house this week?




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