Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

So sorry for my lack of posts lately.  The only thing I can put it down to is laziness.  Just taking it easy before the baby comes along.  I have got about 7-8 weeks to go.  I say 7-8 because my ob is talking about inducing me a week early.  The little bugger hasn't turned around yet so I hope he does soon.

Anyway I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the happiest and healthiest of new years.  Hopefully I will be more motivated to get back to some more regular posts in the new year.

Image above from Tracey Lau

Take it easy peeps and stay safe over the holiday period.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tis the season to be lazy

You know this time last year I was all over it.  Had all the Christmas shopping done, had the xmas tree up.  Mr S would have had all the xmas lights up on the house, done on the last weekend in November which was the weekend just gone.  We have done nothing!! For the first time I just can't seem to get into it.

I have been concentrating more on baby things.  28 weeks today (yay for me).  It's been all about baby shopping, haven't really given that much thought to xmas shopping.  I have told Mr S that for the first time I don't mind that much (I still mind a little) that the lights are not up on the house but have reminded him with having a 10 month old next xmas, it will be Christmas on steroids.  More lights will have to be purchased, bring on the sales and it will be like the Griswalds have come to Queensland.  I am sure he will fight me on this though, I'm ready for it, bring it on!!

I can't even be bothered to put the xmas tree up.  Terrible I know but that's how I am feeling.  Just starting to struggle a little with the whole pregnancy thing.  It's been a breeze up until about 2 weeks ago.  Starting to get the swollen fingers and feet.  Getting very sore feet if I spend to much time on them, which has been mainly at Ikea.  I can't seem to stay away from the place.  I was there last Thursday and then went back again today.  I am hoping today was my last trip.  I don't think I need anything else from there.  Starting to need nana naps again in the afternoon (just finished one).  Needed them very early on in the pregnancy and it's all started again. 

I was saying to Mr S yesterday that I wish I could just wave a wand and the xmas tree would be up and all the lights would be done as well.  Mr S has been busy in the backyard on another project otherwise I think he would have done the lights.  It's looking good so far and I can't wait to share it with you.  A little tip though, it has been inspired by something that we saw on another blog that I recently discovered and just love.  
Bubby Makes Three, pop on over and check it out.

My favourite holiday movie, Love Actually.  Will watch this at some stage before xmas.  Do you have a favourite that you like to watch?
I also like the Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This is what I got.....

Remember my post from Sunday night about "what are you having for dinner tonight?"  Well this is what I ended up with, not bad Mr S.  Very close to what I really wanted.  Well done you!!

BBQ'd steak with not chips but some BBQ'd potato slices and a spinach, cherry tomato and fetta salad with a lemon basil dressing.

I know it's not cheesecake but vanilla ice cream with milo, yummy!!

Feeling rather tired today, had an obstetrician appointment this morning and all is going well, was in and out of there so quickly.  It's very nice to be considered an easy patient at the moment.  At least our ob knows our history, so he knows that it hasn't been easy getting to where we are now My feet have been getting a bit sore and swollen over the last couple of days.  The change in the weather hasn't helped.  Here in Brisbane the last few days has been a bit warm.  Even resorted to having the air conditioning on all day yesterday.  First time but it was nice to just laze around on the couch in the cool air catching up on some tv.

peace out peeps!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

BIG Exciting News

I have been very reluctant to actually share this news on such a public forum but I think now is the time for it to be shouted from the roof tops.  I am pregnant, that's right!! Finally after 7 years and thousands of dollars on numerous IVF treatments Mr S and I are finally having a baby.  As I write this I am 26 weeks today.  Our journey has been a very long one with some highs and a fair few lows.  We were ready to give up at the end of this year thinking it just wasn't meant to be.  During our journey I got pregnant 3 other times and miscarried.  This one however has decided to stick around.  Here is a picture of our gorgeous little boy due to come into this world on February 21 2011.

So now I have the fun task of decorating a nursery (something I have always wanted to do).  After reading so many other blogs and oooing and ahhhing and wishing I could do something like it, I finally get to do my own.  I will look forward to showing you our progress.  Being on a budget will be interesting.  I have already bought a fair bit of stuff but still have some more to go.  Wish us luck!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What are you having for dinner tonight??

What exciting things are you having for dinner tonight?  I am feeling a bit tired and can't be bothered to cook anything but would love for something like this to turn up in front of me in approximately 1 hour.  What do you think my chances are?

And then for desert I think I could cope with this.

Nigella's peanut butter cheesecake.  I am sure Mr S should be able to whip this all up in an hour???

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone.  What exciting plans do you have for the weekend?  I am off for dinner on Saturday night to Matilda's new apartment then Sunday it's the launch of the fabulous new Mummy Tree Markets.  Hope you will all be going, I will.
Whatever you may be doing I hope you enjoy.  Have a good one peeps and much love!!!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Markets

Just wanted to let all my Brisbane readers in on a little secret.  There is a fabulous new market starting here in Brisbane this weekend.  You all need to get there and check it out, I know I will be.  You can check out all the details on their website.  Sounds like there are going to be some amazing stallholders. Hope to see you all there!!

 Picture via mummy tree markets facebook page

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Well Mr S and I have been married for 7 years today and there is not an itch in site!! What a wonderful seven years it has been to.  I think they broke the mould when they made my husband.  Life would just not be the same without him.  Love you lots Mr S and here's to the next 60 years.  Let's hope we live that long xx00

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My top 10

These are my top ten pictures I found while surfing the web last week.  Find anything inspiring in them??

photo via House of Turquoise

photo via alfresco emporium

photo via eat drink pretty

photo via house beautiful

photo via House of Turquoise

photo via Swanky Tables

carnations always make me think of Sex and the City.  "they're making a comeback you know"

photo via absolutely beautiful things

photo via imprintables

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Outdoor Room

Look what I spied in the shop today.  It's the first issue of Jamie Durie's new magazine The Outdoor Room.  I can't wait to read it cover to cover.  I love his work.  Hopefully it will be full of inspiration and Mr S might do something more with our disgusting back yard which I find rather depressing.  I dont' like spending any time out there and neither does DJ.  He has to be thrown on to the back lawn to do his daily wee.  He then gets right off it.  I think it's saying something when your dog doesn't even want to spend time out there!!

Mr S will be thinking "not another magazine to add to the collection"  I am pretty sure if I didn't buy magazines we could possibly be millionaires by now :-)

Monday, September 27, 2010

DJ would Love these!!

I just found all of these pictures over on The Sweetest Occasion and I just had to share with you, being the dog person that I am and having one of the cutest dogs around, not that I am biased in anyway.  Don't you think DJ would just love these and look so gorgeous in them.

photo's via of RoverDog shop etsy

And the gorgeous DJ in his Christmas outfit.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jan Powers Manly Markets

As I told you last week we were going to be making a trip on the weekend to the Jan Powers Manly markets.  They don't disappoint.  What a great market.  So much good food, and we all know how I love good food.  We bought some garlic bread that was just divine, it also had cheese and spinach on it, no photo of that.  It got eaten to quickly.

The last time we were there was quite a few months ago.  There was a new stall there since the last time that sold the most amazing looking cakes and slices.  Think it was called Boutique Bites or Gourmet Bites.  Can't really remember.  Anyway we also got some cakes.  Here is a little picture of them.  They were absolutely delicious and we will definitely be getting some more of them next time.

Front, left to right Pistachio and Lime and Butterscotch Butterfly cake

Left to right Lemon coconut slice and Strawberry vanilla bean butterfly cake (my favourite)

And I can't forget the popcorn.  Only the best popcorn ever.  Sweet and Salty at the same time.

Hope you all have a great weekend.  I might just have to make a trip to the New Farm markets to get some more yummy cakes and popcorn!!!


Monday, September 20, 2010


Banana mapel muffins.  Sound good, don't they?  It's been a long time since I have done any baking.  When my October issue of Good Food arrived they caught my eye instantly. 

gather the ingreditents

And the equipment needed and lets get started.
Must listen to music while baking.  It was the Foo Fighters today.

Eating this while doing this post.  It was yummy!!

Hope you all have a fab week.

Friday, September 17, 2010


I love the weekends, mainly because I actually get to spend some time with Mr S.  This weekend not much is planned.  A trip to The Jan Powers Manly Markets on Saturday and that's about it.  What exciting things do you have planned for the weekend?  Whatever you are doing I hope you have fun doing it.

I am going to leave you with some of my favourite quotes I have found while surfing the net.  Sorry if there are no photo credits for some of them, typical me doesn't always note them down.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chicken Lasagne

Made a bit of an experiment the other night for dinner.  A small chicken and pesto lasagne for Mr S and I.  I used to have an actual recipe for this, think it was originally from my sister in law.  I couldn't find it so just thought I would make it up as I went.
Only thing missing from my ingredients in the picture below is the BBQ chicken and some grated cheese.

Below is the bbq chicken mixed with ricotta and the pesto, doesn't look very appetising buy tastes fantastic.

All made up and ready to go into the oven.

Mmmmm delicious finished product

The only thing wrong with it was that it could have done with more of the tomato passata sause in some of the layers.  The lasgne sheets soaked it all up.

It was yummo and so easy to make.