Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Getting back into exercise after having a baby!

Isn't it hard to find time to keep up with the housework with a baby, let alone do any exercise.  I'm giving myself a month to find 15-30 minutes to do some exercise each day. I've also joined lose baby weight for their November Challenge.  http://www.losebabyweight.com.au/28-day-signup/ {not a sponsored post}. I'd got up to 80 kg with Emma. I'm down in the low 60's now. I have between 8-10kg to lose before I'm at goal weight. 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Pinterest hair

Morning followers (that's if anyone is still following me) 
I've been sick with a cold over the past week and a half. I'm hoping to be better by the weekend as I'm doing the color run with Weight Watchers Gold Coast. 

Today I needed some cheering up so I am trying a tutorial I found on Pinterest from the beautiful girls at Oh So Pretty. The plaited bun, it's pretty easy. My hair doesn't hold bobby pins well so we will see how it fairs at the end of the day. 

My version

I hope you are all well. I've been busy at work and home. I'm completing my Certificate IV in Training & Assessing on Wednesday. 
Blog later...

Thursday, 15 November 2012

I quit sugar!

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

I'm a wife. Wedding and honeymoon recap. New Goals.

Well I'm finally a Mrs. After nearly 12 years we finally made it. 





I woke up at 4am on my wedding day, I saw the sunrise for the 5th day in a row. Everyone else was up at 7am so I made myself a coffee and settled in on my Mum's couch with the new Weight Watchers mag. I had a great healthy and filling breakfast of fruit and yoghurt, cereal and freshly squeezed juice. At 10am it was time to start getting all bridey (well I waited for a few hours as my Bridesmaids got made up). The time to leave came around way too quick as Mum was still doing my dress up as the cars arrived. I was so nervous and yet so excited (and a little hungry too). As we pulled up at the venue my family and friends were waiting to greet us and snap a few photos. Soon the music started and we were walking down to the water.As soon as I saw Greg I started crying tears of joy. I got to the bottom of the stairs and my dress got caught, so I pulled it swished it back out and kept walking. the big stairs done, only 2 more little stairs to go. Once I saw my Mum she wiped my tears with the hanky I gave her, it was a special moment. The ceremony went way to quick and it was a total blur. My cousin Jackie did the reading it was very special. I'm glad we chose our friend Bree to marry us it was amazing and she was so professional. Then it was family photos and off to do professional photos (with my cousin's wife). 






The reception was great, my cousin Paul (the photographer's Husband) was my MC he was so nervous he forgot people's names and the order but it just made it more funny. The venue was amazing, all the little DIY things I had done and all the liaising with the wedding coordinator has come to fruition. It was classy and everything I wanted. My Dad's speech was a riot, he was hilarious (which he is often not). Our first dance was great and the food was to die for 6 courses of French Cuisine was so fulling and yet you could not stop eating. The acoustic duo were amazing my brother-in-law sang with them as he does at every event, Hotel California and it was a special moment. Soon we were on our way home as a married couple. 




We Honeymooned at Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji and stayed in the Sunset Pool Villa. It was above and beyond the 5 stars it was rated. The service, hospitality and genuine friendliness was outstanding. The food at the resort was amazing, we had full board which included a Full Breakfast (including continental and one other choice), a 2 course lunch, afternoon tea, and a 3 course meal with the option to upgrade to the Teppanyaki Restaurant or the beachfront dinner. The menus changed daily which was great, I tried most things. I recommend the seafood platter for two when dining beachfront. The snorkeling was amazing, we went on two trips one to Monoriki (Castaway with Tom Hanks was filmed there) and fishing a great experience but caught nothing. I loved every moment.










I gained 2kg and need to get back into my normal fitness routine. We are going to both up our fitness too, by getting back into rock climbing, mountain biking and both start running again. I look forward to a healthy rest of 2012 and 2013 and beyond.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

My wedding is only 45 days away!

It's coming up quick! Too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

Join in with The Organised Housewife - Katrina on her Challenge 20 days to organise and clean your home. I'm doing this. Won't you join in too? 

The Organised Housewife

I'm going to be an organised wife-to-be - how about you join too.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Wedding Planning, School Holidays and not enough time...

Hey everyone, I am still around just extremely busy with my hectic life.

This is how my wedding planning is going...

Booked or organised:
Booked wedding day make up and hair
Bachelorette party being organised by my sister (MOH) and other BMs

Completed so far June:
Dress is in and being altered
Order BM dresses
Got my wedding jewellry
Ordered 2nd time for Bridal Hangers (problem with ETSY seller)
Ordered wedding bands
Booked hair trial (not 100% confirmed)
Got wedding undewear and shapewear.
Honeymoon lingerie
Bachelorette dress and shoes

To do:
Invites finalised and sent out
Make direction map
Make menus
Get Greg to try on own suit and go try on shirt and vest to Rent
Get measurements and details to groomsmen
Organise decor with venue
Choose music for ceremony and reception
Finalise ceremony details
Follow up with wedding co-ordinator at Venue
Go shopping for BM shoes
Meet with my cousins wife for Photography

I'm sure there is more stuff I've forgotten.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Nearly School Holiday time

I can't wait I need a break. Lots of school work and things to do too. Two weeks off is just what I need.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wedding Planning and work...

Hey everyone! 
I'm still alive... I'm deep in wedding planning and school stuff. It's down to the pointy end of the term where I have tonnes of marking, reporting and general school stuff to do. On top of that I'm doing an online course! I am looking forward to the school holidays.

I don't have much to do planning wise just a few little things....
  • finalise invitations
  • cake
  • flowers
  • decor
  • meet with my friend who's my celebrant. 
  • Bridesmaid dresses and accessories
  • Pick up my dress; tomorrow! and get it altered.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


I'm trying hard to get back under goal. I'm exercising more, eating well (most of the time occasional dinner out) and finally it's paying off. Yesterday I was 53.0kg and last week I was 53.5kg. So I like what I saw this morning. 52.3kg. So I am officially 0.3kg over goal now. I just need to get myself a buffer and get at 51kg and stay there! I need to be less muffiny for my wedding as I'm honeymooning in Fiji. Wish me luck!

Wedding plans are going swimmingly! 

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


One app I absolutely love is instagram. No matter how bad the image there is a filter to make it look good.

Over the past month I've been playing photo a day with chantelle fatmumslim.

I'm also using project 365 for my monthly overview.

Today I used instagram to capture my shopping purchases.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Holiday happiness

I'm on school holidays; again! I know some people are very jealous. Think about it would you like to deal with 120+ teens each day? Us teachers need some sanity which come in the doses of 4 holidays a year.

What I have planned:
  • get into the garden
  • tidy up the house
  • finish next terms planning
  • relax
What are you up to over Easter?

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Slowly getting through my wedding to do list

It may seem like forever until I say "I do" in October but in wedding terms 6 months and 15 days is nothing.

Dresses can take up to 5 months to be made and adjusted.

Venues are usually booked 10-12 months in advance.

Cakes 6-8 months depending on the waiting list.

I haven't even looked at invites or flowers yet.

So I'm trying to get Lots done. So I'm sorry if I have neglected you my readers.

So here's my update
I'm back down to 52.4kg this week.
Venue for wedding and reception booked. Celebrant booked, photographer booked, dress bought, groom suit and shoes bought, wedding perfume for us both bought.

So to do:
Bridesmaid dresses and shoes
Hair and make up
Choose decor

And I'm sure there is more I've forgotten

So I've included a sneak peak of my dress and venue

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Friends - Monica's Wedding Dress

I'm glad I haven't yet had to experience this! Still searching for The Dress! Narrowed it down to a all lace mermaid/ trumpet fit or a dropped a-line waist dress with tulle skirt. Taking mum and my little sis on Sat to see a few dresses.

I hope you are all well. Sorry I haven't been diligent with my posts, its been hectic with school and planning a wedding.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Marchphotoaday day 2 & 3

Fruit and neighborhood
{originally posted on my instagram}

Thursday, 1 March 2012

March Photo A Day!

DAY 1. UP!
Motivation UP!

I'm down into the low 53s after being sick for the last 2 weeks! Renewed motivation!

 Want to join in with Chantelle {fatmumslim} on instagram or go here!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Problems a bride to be faces...

The price of bridal magazines is through the roof.

Your parents want you to be married in a church despite not attending for 10 years and partner not a fan of religious beliefs. Not a Church or a Capel in my wedding plans!

Your family takes everything you say the wrong way!

My mother is jealous of my mother in law. And has been quite blunt that she won't be friends with her ever! I would like both families to get along.

 Your maid of honour is refusing to co operate with any requests you make. Which are reasonable about wearing heels and a black dress on the day (nothing else requested yet).

So over the drama already and I haven't even got started on dresses yet!

So what problems did you face for your wedding and how did you deal with it?