Frockin' up - Winter Inspiration

Thursday, April 24, 2014

We're heading to the cold for a much looked forward to holiday* and for the past little while I have been glued to pinterest looking for wardrobe inspiration. I know pinterest can be a black envious hole but in this i've found that it has reminded me of pieces I already own that will work with a certain look. Inspiring me to dig deep & stick with one aesthetic that I love.
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1 2 3 4 For more check out my Frockin Up - Winter Board

*those of us who live with summer for 80% of the year sooooo look forward to holidays in the cold, much like those who live in Alaska look forward to holidays in Mexico!

The Easter Weekend that was

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Warning! This post is image heavy. Turn away now if too many photos hurts your delicate sensitivity. If not, keep scrolling....
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Easter breakfast was at our place for the first time this year. Nick had fun hiding the eggs for the Easter egg hunt & I loved the opportunity to decorate the table. For the table centrepiece I saved empty egg shells and then spray painted the shells silver (the easiest way to paint egg shells that I could find, see photo below) then placed them delicately inside an egg carton with a little saltbush. Simple but a little stylish, I think.

On the menu - croissants with ham, cheese and tomato, bacon, scrambled eggs and fresh baby spinach, plus champagne, orange juice and of course chocolate eggs. My friend made the adorable chick cupcakes above.

After bunch the kids continued to play nicely (an Easter miracle) and us adults were able to carry on a conversation with little interruption (Easter miracle number two). In the early afternoon I ended up heading off for a nap, something that little miss Lulu decided she did not need. Agh. Let's hope this isn't a continuing trend! Nick followed up the chocolate Sunday with an 87km mountain bike race on Monday, while I cleaned my townhouse ready to rent it out again and Lulu helped her Grandma garden. How was your Easter weekend?
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Linking up with Em

Hungover Bunny

Monday, April 21, 2014

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Bunny via Captain and the Gypsy Kid
Hope you are feeling a little better than this hungover bunny today! Have a wonderful, relaxing Easter Monday & a few photos of our Easter Sunday will be up tomorrow morning x

Exercise Stats Week 16

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Sunset at the Telegraph Station Reserve
Sunday - 2.18km run pushing the pram with Lulu - 247 calorie burn

Monday - 3.15km run 254 calorie burn

Tuesday - rest day

Wednesday - 6km run (longest yet with my fastest 5km!) 430 calorie burn plus a walk home which added to a grand total of 503 calorie burn.

Thursday - rest day

Friday - bike ride with the family

I still can't believe I managed to smash out a 6km run! I am very impressed with myself and although I have felt like I'm not exercising enough, I must be because when I push myself I can get the results that I want. My advice is to not give up, but to also to give into those days where you do just need a break. It won't be the end of the world if you sleep in a bit and give it a go the next day when you feel more up to it. 
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The Todd River still had water in it on Wednesday - an unexpected discovery entailing a river crossing during my run

Happy Easter

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Hope you all had a chocolatey morning filled with bunnies & egg hunts.
I'll be back with exercise stats later today!

Link Love featuring a little Easter Inspiration

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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This year we're hosting an Easter Breakfast at our place. We're planning an outdoor breakfast with Easter egg hunt and maybe a champagne or two. It's turned into a fairly large gathering so I'll be keeping the food simple and I've taken inspiration for decorating table from the images above. What have you planned for Easter? Are you heading away? Staying at home? Celebrating with friends? I do hope you have a wonderful easter break.

Clockwise from the top:
Glitter filled eggs on Griottes
Grow your own wheat grass eggs - I love this idea! A little late for this year, but next for sure.
Easter muslin bags on Sunday Collector
Painted Egg Cartons on Design Mom - I have to admit I attempted this one, but the stickers never quite came off and then I just tried to spray paint over the sticker & it just didn't work all that well.

Wanting more?
Easter decorating with Megan Morton
Hipster eggs on Oh What Fun
Mr & Mrs Bunny inspiration board on Captain and the Gypsy Kid
How we celebrated Easter last year.

And there's more on my Holidays (so American, but not sure what other word to use?!) Pinterest board.

Frockin Up - Messy Saturday

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunday is normally our washing day, so Sunday before last, when it started raining there was washing on the line to get wet. Plus we couldn't do the other loads planned for that day (we don't have a clothes dryer & even if we did, for some reason most Aussie clothes end up shrinking in the dryer - it just isn't worth it). Last weekend ended up being a giant washing weekend. I hate doing the washing, but since Nick was painting the downstairs of my unit, I felt that I should take on the task. And what would help the day go faster? Bat wings my friends.
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I wore:
Bat wing cape by Minty Meets Munt
Singlet by Cotton On
Legging by Cotton On
Shoes by Birkenstock
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Just some of our gigantic washing pile - clean on bed, dirty on floor...
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Rain in the Alice

Monday, April 14, 2014

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Last week something very unusual for this desert place happened, it rained! And it didn't just drizzle a little and go away, it kept raining - for FOUR days. It rained the same amount as the total amount for last year. A giant puddle formed outside my office and at one point the bottom of the car wheel rims were underwater. It was fairly exciting. I have always secretly wanted to see the Todd River break its banks (not far enough for anyones house to be damaged, just up to the sidewalks. No luck yet. By Wednesday night the river was flowing, but not even bank to bank, just one channel. The thing about the river flowing is that it doesn't matter how much it rains in town, it needs to rain in the river catchment areas. Sometimes it will flow when we've had hardly any rain in town and other times it won't flow at all and we had plenty of rain. So that is the ins and outs of our usually dry river.
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Wednesday night a giant double rainbow spanned the eastern side of our town, looking quite spectacular and we just happened to drive down the road where the river was crossing the causeway. We had to stop and take Lulu down to see it. She, of course like any other kid, wanted to dive right in & Nick managed to wrangle her back. It really is such a special time in town when it rains. Everything gets washed clean and the whole town feels fresh again.
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