But then I knew that it wasn’t going to be, didn’t I? Of course I did! That’s one of the numero uno reasons why I never WANTED a wedding. I don’t like stress, I don’t believe in doing things “for the sake of doing them”, and if I can actively avoid making myself feel uncomfortable, then I usually will. But then my perspective changed (“no! Your “big day” doesn’t have to be boring, complicated and serious, in fact, it could actually be one of the best days of your LIFE!”), and here I am, suddenly less than 11 months away from having my own ceremony. But I’m starting to feel slightly unhinged. Continue reading “Planning A Wedding: Not Quite A Frolic Through Fun Town”→
Jeez, it’s been a while (or at least, it feels like forever!) since we’ve spoken, hasn’t it?! Pull up a chair and tell me about your January, and I’ll fill you in on mine through an edition of ‘Taking Stock‘!
With only 32 days of my maternity leave remaining (!), and 10 days until Casey heads back into the office (!!!), we’ve been asking ourselves every day “what’s the best way that we can spend our time?” It was for this reason that we piled ourselves – and a bunch of snacks, because what’s a road trip without snacks?! – into the car yesterday, and made our way to Ohiwa Beach! Continue reading “What I Wore: A Day At Ohiwa Beach (And My Summer Bucket List!)”→
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And while I know that Christmas can be a strange, stressful period for many, I hope that your day tomorrow, however you choose to spend it – celebrating or not, with family or without – is relaxing and peaceful, and that you eat and drink something DELICIOUS.
It’s been a really long time since my own, immediate family have celebrated Christmas (my parents have been separated for 9 years, and until recently, my mother co-owned a restaurant in Sydney where, believe it or not, December 25 was one of their busiest trading days… so she’s worked almost every Christmas for the past decade!), so for a while, Christmas has very much been “just another day” for me. Christmas has always been a h-u-g-e deal in Casey’s family, though, and his parents’ enthusiasm has totally rubbed off on him. He insists that we listen – and singalong to – Christmas carols. He decorates both the inside AND outside of our house. He wears Christmas-themed socks for most of December, he writes Christmas cards, and he’s even chirpier – “because it’s nearly Christmas, babe!” – than he usually is. It’s lovely, and it’s reignited my old excitement for an event that had lost a lot of its magic (for me). Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”→
Oh my goodness, have you seen Girl Boss?! If you haven’t, it’s okay; I’ll wait. (Seriously, GO. I promise you won’t regret watching it!) If you have, YES! Can we start an Annie – or, as I refer to her, “the world’s cutest BFF” – Appreciation Club?! And let’s talk about how phenomenally talented – and underrated – Britt Robertson is, shall we? Actually, the entire cast were flawless, weren’t they?!
I switched Girl Boss on one evening when I was tired, grumpy (ah, the joys of pregnancy!), and looking for something “light and fluffy”. What I found was a television show that’s whip-smart, sassier than Sophia’s – the main protagonist – haircut, and hilarious. It’s also laden with some pretty bang-on life lessons, too, such as… Continue reading “5 Life Lessons I Learned From Watching ‘Girl Boss’”→