Monday, October 31, 2011

WIW {Purple Pants!!!!}


I hummed and haa'd about whether to buy purple jeans.  I literally stood in the store for about 15 mins and stared at them and thought really hard about it.  I wasn't sure if they were me, or if I would feel confident enough to wear them out in public.  I couldn't imagine myself actually wearing them so I put them back.

I had to do a few more things in the mall and by the time I was done, I had convinced myself that it would be ok to wear purple jeans.  So I went back to the store once my confidence was built up a bit more and bought them.  

Wearing colored jean capri's is NOT something I would have done prior to having this blog and seeing what styles are in.  And wearing colored jean capris WITH a  bright patterned top is definitely not something I would have done!!!  I would have looked at them in the store and said "NO WAY".  But now I think "TRY IT".  I am NOT a fashionista and usually behind a season or 2 in styles.  But having this blog allows me to see what's *currently* in, and try new things.  






I'm so inspired by purple that I made this super awesome purple double wrap bracelet




This beauty will be for sale in the shop later today and i'll be announcing a BIG sale as well ;)

I am wearing:

Jeans, top, cardi: JayJays
Ring: True Love ring by Amy Cornwell
Eve & Lilah necklace: Brag About It
Watch: Fossil

I'll be linking this up here:

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Momma Go Round


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Casey Wiegand & i {heart} Naptime


Y'all know how much I love me some Casey!.  She was gracious enough to guest post over here a while back.  Read her candid post here.

Casey touches my heart with every.single.post she writes.  She has a knack for drawing people in and I think we all feel we relate to her.  

I'm joining Casey's blog hop today to meet some new friends :).  I hope if you're new here and reading this that you will follow and leave me a comment.  I LOVE new friends :)

Click the button below to get to Casey's blog.  If you haven't been there before - go there now!.  You will NOT regret a single second you spend reading her amazing blog.  Join the hop too!


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Now onto the second part of this post.

I am sponsoring a giveaway over at i {Heart} Naptime for her 2 year blogiversary!.  Cool huh?!

Jamielyn was one of the first blogs I followed.  There was a handful of blogs I followed from the very very beginning - even before I started my own blog.  I had them bookmarked in favorites, and everyday I would click them to see if there was anything new.  I didn't even have a google account at that stage!

So I feel very honored and privileged to be part of Jamielyns blogiversary


Theres SOOOOO many giveaways happening over there, so be sure to peruse through and scroll down and enter them all.  Go and visit the sponsors - you won't be disappointed.  There's some amazing prizes to be won.  

Spread the love!


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIWW {Coral edition}


This is what I wore to work on Tuesday:









Coral Cardi: Target
Floral shirt: Cotton ON
Coral shoes: Target
True Love Ring: Amy Cornwell Designs
Leather Wrap Bracelet: Miss Mommy Shop
Eve & Lilah Necklace: Gift from The Crafted Sparrow

And when I got home from work, I ran to the mailbox (as I always do), and found a few packages.  So I ripped them open before I even walked in the door and found this:



Beautiful, comfortable, cute, adorable headband:  {just.lovely.things}


Linking this up here:


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and here:

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Ten - 9


Welcome to the 9th week of Tuesday Ten.  
If you're new here - Hi There! :)
Tuesday Ten is a link party about your posts of ten of anything.  It can be ten things you love, ten places you want to go, ten things you want right now, ten people you love etc....ten of anything really.

I love this because it gives me a chance to get to know my readers better and meet other bloggers.  It also allows all of you linker uppers (yes, I just made that up) to see eachothers wonderful blogs and meet new bloggers as well :)

Rules of linking up are:

Please place my button on your page so others can link back and see other posts.  You will find my button to the right of my blog page.  ---------->

Please "like" your favorite Tuesday Ten post by clicking the "like" button underneath the thumbnail.  I will do a small feature on the post that got the most "likes" each Tuesday so be sure to vote for your fav.

Also, please click on others link ups and comment so we can all share some love.  We all love comments don't we??!!

Last week the post that got the most likes was:



Summer got 10 likes on her post!.  Check it out if you haven't yet here.  



Ten things i'm looking forward to:

Since last weekend was a big bummer for me with my car accident, and Lilah being sick on her birthday, I thought i'd post 10 things i'm looking forward to to cheer myself up:

1.  My first craft Market coming up this weekend!.  I'm heading on a 3 hour drive to meet my BFF Em to share a stall with her.  We have a fun girls night planned and it can't come fast enough!

2.  A wedding we are going to on the 11th of November

3.  Kings of Leon Concert on the 14th of November

4.  Doing the Eureka Tower climb

5.  Our trip to Queensland!.  That can't come fast enough either.  We're all so excited for that!.  That's 4 full days of just the 4 of us.

6.  Nicer weather!.  It's been cold and rainy here.  It's Spring and I have yet to see some real spring weather.

7.  Christmas.  I love Christmas.  

8.  Houseboat.  We're going on a houseboat over Christmas for 1 week.  That's another week of family time where hubs and I aren't passing eachother to go to work.  

9.  Christmas break.  My office shuts down for 2 full weeks over Christmas and I can't wait.  I can't wait to spend 2 full weeks off with the girls and swim, play outside, go to the park...and just spend some quality time together.

10.  Last but not least, I can't wait until next July.  I'm heading home for 6 weeks!.  I know it's far away, but a girl can start counting down right?!?!?!

Now link it up!.  

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Icing






Lemon Coconut Cupcakes:

This is what you'll need:


1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 cup caster sugar
125g unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup milk

First preheat your oven to 180C (350F).  Lightly grease your muffin tin.

Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the coconut, lemon rind, sugar, butter, eggs and milk.







Once that's all combined divide the mixture evenly in your muffin tin


Put cupcakes in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown and the centre springs back lightly when touched



Now onto the icing

Cream Cheese Icing

This is what you'll need:



175g cream cheese, softened
60g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice

Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Gradually add the icing sugar with the vanilla essence and lemon juice, beating until light and creamy.


Slowly adding the lemon juice.....


Beating until creamy....



once the cupcakes are cooled, I put the icing into a piping bag and iced my cupcakes



Ta Da!. 
 You have yourself some super scrumptious cupcakes!

Enlisting the assistance of some super duper cute beater lickers makes clean up a little easier too













Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Lilah May

We had big plans for this weekend.  

Saturday was Lilah's birthday, and we were going to spend the day together, and Sunday we had a little party planned for her.  

Things did NOT go as planned.  And I am not one who deals well with things when they don't go according to plan.  I like plans and schedules.  But this diversion of plans turned out to be exactly what I needed.

If you've read my blog the other day, you know that we were in a car accident Thursday night.  Read here to catch up if you haven't read it.  

Friday we woke up to Lilah being sick.  

At first I thought "there are so many things I have to do today"...then it hit me.  My baby girl needed me to cuddle her all.day.long.  And all.night.long.  And then all.day.long on Saturday - her 2nd Birthday.  

I soaked in all her cuddles and perfection.  I've spent 2 days laying with her and cuddling her.  





I stared at her perfect chubby baby toes




I listened and felt her tiny perfect heart beating against me.  I watched the rise and fall of her chest and took it all in




The laundry is still piled up.  The dishes from Friday are still in the sink.  The crumbs are still on the floor, but I don't care.  I've had 2 perfect days.  It's ok that things didn't go according to plan because I got to cuddle my perfect little baby.  My baby spent her 2nd birthday in my arms.  

It's now Saturday night at 6:30 pm on the night of her birthday and shes in my arms asleep as I type this.  




My car accident taught me a lesson - it's ok to slow down and take it all in.  Be present in the moment.  I have been present with my babies the past 2 days.  The laundry and dishes will be there tomorrow.  I can get to them once i'm finished cuddling my babies.  

We will have cake and sing to our angel hopefully tomorrow if she's feeling better.  

Happy Birthday my sweet sweet angel.  Mommy, Daddy and Eve love you so much.
We couldn't live our life without you and we are the lucky ones to have you in our life.

Linking this post up here:

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Winners

Remember the giveaway I had a few weeks ago for 25$ gift certificate to Amy Cornwell?

Click here to refresh yourself, and click here where I announced the winner.

The prize was not claimed, so i'm announcing a new winner!





Congrats Ashley!.  I just checked out your profile, and you don't have an e-mail listed on your profile.  Hope you see this and contact me within a few days to claim your prize ;).  Please e-mail me at missmommy@live.ca and tell us what you picked :)

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Now, for the winner of Rhi's Designs 35$ shop certificate!






Congrats Sherry!.  Please contact me at missmommy@live.ca to claim your prize.  And, please tell us what you picked!


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