Saturday, May 14, 2011

What drives me? -“Help me to win a New Ford Territory for a Year and $5,000”

In keeping with one of the challenges in the Kidspot - Top 50 Blogger competition, I had to come up with a post that centred around "drive". This will help me in the running to win a New Ford Territory for a Year and $5,000. Yowsers! I never thought my little blog Honey and Fizz would get the chance to compete for this! What a fantastic prize, I'm loving the opportunity to take part!


As I was thinking of a title/ blog post that centred around driving, drives etc. I kept thinking metaphorically.
 I kept thinking what DRIVES me through life? 
What are my essentials to give myself and my family the best life possible? I decided that it all comes down to happiness.

I have always loved this quote from Tom Bodett-
( I think it sums up everything I am trying to achieve and enjoy in my life.)

"They say a person needs just 3 things to be truly happy in this world.
Something to love, something to do and something to hope for"
Well, I am truly covered in the love department. I spend my days surrounded by love thanks to my gorgeous boys Finn and Jasper and my husband Simon.(YES, Simon & Simone, I know, I know!) My beautiful mum, in-laws and extended family, and supportive friends keep me feeling loved up!

I also love making our house into our beautiful home, I love being surrounded by gorgeous things such as fresh flowers , books and photos of my loved ones :)


Now when it comes to the "to do" bit, I really feel that I have hit my stride only this year and everything has fallen into place. I have been mainly focusing on the mummy thing for the last 9 years (broken up with part time work) but I was looking for more. I needed something more for me as Simone and I needed to use some of my creativity in other ways than rearranging my furniture! 

This is where my blog Honey and Fizz came into it. 
Since starting blogging my world has opened up to so many new opportunities, friends and I have found myself with sooo many new interests and things that I want to try. I love the feeling of never having enough time to do everything. It makes me feel that the experiences and possibilities are endless!


I took it one step further in April this year when I started selling prints that I had designed around my love of quotes, words and typography. It has taken off better than I had ever dreamed and now I am full of plans for the future to grow my little Honey and Fizz "brand". I have found the drive to revel in new adventures and ambitions and I couldn't be happier.

Personally I have gotten back into my gym routine, joined a book club, started cooking new recipes, catching up more with friends, planned holidays,and took more photos to capture "those" moments.
I have realised that I am the driver on my own road to happiness and contentment.


I have felt renewed and so full of life in the last few months and this can only bring more happiness to mine and my family's lives. Like attracts like and all that :)

Which brings me to hope. Ah hope. I have so much that I hope for.
Number one is health and happiness for my loved ones.
I hope for lots more family time and holidays. I hope for travel.
I hope to continue getting so much joy from blogging and my work and I also hope for this.....


 Maybe just one more? :)

I'd really love to know what drives you through life? 
What road are you travelling down? Do you have a particular destination in mind or are you just enjoying the journey?


Let me know what you think :)
Simone xx

P.S - Love you to pop over to Kidspot and vote for me.
If I'm lucky enough to be one of the Top Bloggers maybe I can pick you up for a drive in my new Ford Territory ;)


PPS - Thanks for making it all the way down here!
 It's one of my longer blog posts xx


 all images via pinterest, except the 2nd one is my own :)

20 comments:

  1. Simone - What a gorgeous blog...I love it and learn something about you every day.

    What driving me is my husband and the passion he has for his work and the moment that he doesn't have to be away after being away for about for 7 months.

    Looking into my three childrens eyes and seeing the joy and the unconditional love they give you... and wanting to meet our fourth child and wondering who its going to look like and whether its a boy or girl..

    The love and support that I have from my family is unbelievable and never ending.

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  2. Yes, it is one of your longer posts but it's also one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing, it really was a joy to read!

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  3. Great post Simone. I will say I have a similiar situation to you, and share many of your sentiments. Fantastic to hear of someone chasing their dreams, and really making a go of it. It's a gorgeous business you have, and I'm sure it will go from strength to strength. I'll pop over now to kidspot. Good luck my friend!

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  4. A wonderful, honest post Simone and, as always, love the images... especially your gorgeous fam. gxo

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  5. What a great post Simone, I really enjoyed reading it and hope it puts you one step closer to some Kidspot goodies. I too am driven by my little family, everything centres around them and our home. Love your final 'hope' :)

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  6. Beautifully written honey. It's so nice for me to see you coming into your own this year - I always knew you were destined to do something creative, it was just a matter of knowing how to channel it. Goodluck xxx

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  7. Love that quote. I wish you all the luck!

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  8. Due to Bloggers little malfunction yesterday, I have had to repost my post but I have lost all your lovely comments! I will try to copy them back but I would love to hear from you again on what drives you!

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  9. aargh! lost my comments too.. i voted for you again..good luck!
    cheryl x

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  10. A comment from Georgie - St John's Wood - A wonderful, honest post Simone and, as always, love the images... especially your gorgeous fam. gxo

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  11. A comment from Alexis -Love that quote. I wish you all the luck!

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  12. A comment from Em from Faded White Linen - Beautifully written honey. It's so nice for me to see you coming into your own this year - I always knew you were destined to do something creative, it was just a matter of knowing how to channel it. Goodluck xxx

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  13. A comment from Amanda - Homely One - What a great post Simone, I really enjoyed reading it and hope it puts you one step closer to some Kidspot goodies. I too am driven by my little family, everything centres around them and our home. Love your final 'hope' :)

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  14. A comment from Raine and Sage - Great post Simone. I will say I have a similiar situation to you, and share many of your sentiments. Fantastic to hear of someone chasing their dreams, and really making a go of it. It's a gorgeous business you have, and I'm sure it will go from strength to strength. I'll pop over now to kidspot. Good luck my friend!

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  15. A comment from Jacki - Yes, it is one of your longer posts but it's also one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing, it really was a joy to read!



    Posted by Jacki to honey and fizz at May 12, 2011 9:53 AM

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  16. A comment from Jaye - blog...I love it and learn something about you every day.

    What driving me is my husband and the passion he has for his work and the moment that he doesn't have to be away after being away for about for 7 months.

    Looking into my three childrens eyes and seeing the joy and the unconditional love they give you... and wanting to meet our fourth child and wondering who its going to look like and whether its a boy or girl..

    The love and support that I have from my family is unbelievable and never ending.

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  17. A comment from Kylee - Simone you are fabulous! I love your blog and what drives you. So good everything is falling into place for you this year. Best wishes for that little cherry on top x.

    My family and friends definitely drive me through life. Support, Love and Laughs... What more could I need!

    Goodluck, hope you'll be taking me for a spin soon! xx

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  18. Comment from KylieB - Having read what drives Simone, I can't help but inspired and reminded of the simple things in life. In my world, I juggle the demands of two little boys, a hubby and a highly demanding career. Knowing how to drive through this with a balance needs to be at the fore of my daily thoughts and routines. Simone, you've come so far and have used the most important things in your life, your family and loved ones, to drive your career. Congratulations to you and Honey and Fizz. xx

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  19. I love your passion for life...passion is an amazing "driving" force! I look forward to reading about your life journey in coming posts! :)

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  20. Love the site. So 'simple' and ethereal; positively gorgeous!
    Good luck in the competition.

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