Someone really wants straight hair!
I’m nowhere near getting the hang of raising our little Wolverine. He’s our first so everything around the next bend is a complete surprise – or smack in the face depending on how you want to look at it. I’m a planner so this has definitely been hard to come to terms with.
It’s also crazy when you’ve spent the majority of your life wanting to be a Mum and when it happens it is the total opposite to what you thought it would be. I’m coming to terms with that aspect of it though and I think a large part of that is because Logan is getting easier to manage. He will never be an easy child (I’ve resigned myself to that fact) but he’s my child and I love him to bits.
Here are a few tips though that I thought I’d share:
I can feel myself slowing down with this, not because I don't have thousands of things to be grateful for but because blogging seems to once again be taking a back seat. I don't know what direction I want to go in but for the while I'm just plodding along.
Our weekends always involve a family walk to the park. It used to be the time I'd send them all off so I could clean but thankfully I've come to my senses.
I am definitely one to get too hung up on making sure the house is clean, a little mess never killed anyone but not spending quality time with my family definitely might! So I'm trying to ignore the mess and enjoy the limited time I have with them all. Especially Andreas seeing as he works full time, I'm reclaiming our weekends and forcing myself to clean during the week (always easier said than done).
These past few days have been devoted to deeper cleaning and it was nice to spend a lazy Sunday listening to Triple J's Hottest 100 (of the past 20 years) and purging all my stuff. I still haven't physically gotten rid of it – I'm going to donate it all but part of me is holding back because I know I could probably get a bit of cash if I threw a garage sale (but those things are horrible and hard work). I keep apologising to Andreas because the house looks disgusting but if you open the fridge or any of our kitchen cupboards they sparkle. Hidden cleaning is a lot less rewarding!
At present we are currently debating buying a new dyson vacuum or a robot vacuum so, if anyone has any opinions on this please speak up! Both of them are a significant amount of money but the latter would definitely help my sanity seeing as I loathe vacuuming and put it off as long as possible – which around these parts isn't very long unfortunately! But I'm just trying to come up with ways to make sure I stop getting so obsessed with a clean house and start focusing more on everything else. It turns me into a cranky wife and mother and I definitely don't want Logan growing up with me like that! On the plus side though cleaning (when I finally do it) makes me feel like I've accomplished something and I'm definitely happier afterwards.
Ok, so I'm officially a housewife in need of an afternoon glass of wine haha tune in next week for a post on how to cook the ultimate roast and keep your man happy (jokes…I hope!).
A switch was flipped this week…finally! So feeling a lot like my old self.
Does anyone else watch Parks & Recreation? If you don't I highly recommend giving it a whirl but definitely start with the first season. Anyway you'll get the title if you do and even if you don't it still means the same thing. I'm trying to get my youth on ha-ha-ha
But getting back to the purpose of this post I wanted to show off my winnings from the Figs & Ginger. I keep talking about it so now I can finally reveal most of what I got. I say most because I did get a present for someone and I don't want to reveal it in case they stumble across my blog (doubtful but possible).
The pieces are beautiful and I've taken to wearing the L with the wooden heart necklace (I'll definitely be purchasing another letter when the time comes although at this stage another L name is on the top of the list – we're turning into the Duggars argh!). You can tell that they've all been made with love and it makes me feel special wearing them. In fact, I haven't taken off the earrings yet – even though my ears are a bit sore, I haven't used the second piercing in forever because I didn't have anything that went with the diamond studs but these are perfect! The packaging was super cute as well and for something shipped from the States it arrived on my doorstep pretty quickly!
So, if you're in need of some cute jewellery I definitely suggest checking out Figs & Ginger. I also want to add this post has nothing to do with promotion or freebies, I won a competition at Design Mom and just wanted to show off my swag
What's your favourite thing you've won in a competition?
All out of whack with today being a public holiday (WA Day). This list is much needed, I've been feeling out of sorts lately even with everything going so well!
A bit delayed but I’ve had so much on my mind at the moment!
I can't get that damn song out of my head! And I have to bob to it each time as well – yes I am that lame white girl singing to herself in the car. I always stop at traffic lights but lately I've been thinking fuck it! I'm going to keep singing and looking like a dork because it makes me happy and who knows maybe it will make others happy to laughing at the idiot in the car next door.
Does anyone else feel the change in the air? It always tends to come with the weather but here in Perth it's been strange – giant storms (which turn into nothing) and sunny days that are freezing cold. Thankfully we have mild weather conditions compared to other parts of the world (my heart hurts just thinking about the tornado victims in Oklahoma). I will always love Perth and a big part of that is due to the weather. Having a child has made me appreciate it even more.
The days were you are stuck inside are few and far between and even if you do have a week of rain there's always bound to be one sunny day to get you through it. Hubby hated that about Denmark and will often talk about people getting depressed during the winter. I couldn't imagine living without the beach close by and lots of outdoor restaurants but sometimes I do ache for the freezing cold of winter and a little snow would be nice.
I'm bouncing around from Jay-Z to the weather (go figure) but I felt the need to post something. I'm getting ready to nest, to spruce up our house even though it isn't spring and no, I'm not pregnant – although I am itching to be! I'm going to try and start up a potted veggie garden in our backyard after fixing up our little herb patch near the front door. As for the rest of the house, there's a long list of things I want to do:
Hopefully by putting this out to the world I'll get my butt into gear but life always has a way of getting in the way and I don't mind in the slightest!
I love doing this because it really does push aside the crappy moments I may have had during a week and appreciate all the great things that little bit more!
What made you grateful this week?