Friday, April 27, 2012

My week and bits and bobs.....

It has been a good week for my little family. I am loving working a couple of days a week and the fact that we have been 2 whole weeks without illness is an added bonus - don't want to jinx myself though. Yet despite this, I still feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew. Do you ever feel this way? I have all these plans and ideas in my head, but I don't seem to be able to pull them off. Lets face it, sometimes there is simply not enough hours in the day. Having said that, right now I should be cleaning the house, painting our bedroom or even painting the back fence like I had promised, don't even get me started on the endless filing that I am yet to start, but instead I have decided to blog.
Did I mention that after grocery shopping with the little man this week, somewhere between the shopping centre and home, I misplaced a bag of groceries - of course it was the bag with the milk in it! I once had quite a good memory. I joke to my husband that I knocked off a few brain cells from pushing so hard during labour.
Anyway, I am rambling. It is Friday, the weather is getting cooler here in Brisbane and I am so glad it is the weekend. On that note, how about I share a few of my favourite photos and finds from this week.

My obsession with kitchens continues:

Given my gardening craze, one of my new favourite blogs is Covet Garden Blog. This is a seriously good find and once again, I am so inspired by how many creative people are out there in cyberspace. Here is a cute pic from their sugared flower cupcake post from this week.

For the readers out there who have a veggie patch, any ideas on how to kills pests that constantly chomp at our spinach crop? I have tried the organic approach but fear I may have to resort to hardcore pesticides. I will also plant some marigold this weekend to see if this helps (meant to be good for pests). Further to my veggie patch obsession, I have just finished reading this book.
This book is easy to follow for the aspiring gardener and the photography is fantastic - The Veggie Patch Co.

It has been a while since I have had a spend up. I am thinking that I should request one of these as a mother's day gift! Which one would you choose?
And finally my new favourite skin product - Rosehip oil. Thanks to this brilliant book by Zoe Foster, I have recently started using this skin product religiously. With breastfeeding and what not, my skin was looking dry and dull. This little baby has made all the difference. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

While you are at it, why not buy Zoe's book? It is full of great beauty tips for clueless people like me and would make a great gift for your bestie. Zoe also does weekly (I think!) postings on Mamamia.

All photos from pinterest
Book covers from fishpond

 Have a good weekend....
K x


  1. Hi Kate!
    Lovely to see you in Cyberland :-)
    Even I, being very slack with my skin care, have finally got around to ordering some rosehip oil. And I'm even toying with the idea of getting Zoe's book - she does great posts on MamaMia.
    Great blog!
    I love the comment about the brain cells going during labour, however I'm sure mine disappeared during pregnancy so I can't blame the birth, let me know if you find any you can lend me ;-)

    1. Jo,
      Great to hear from you. Yep, love Zoe. Used to read Mamamia religiously when I was breast feeding through the night. Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Are you well? How's your big girl?
      Lots of love K x

  2. Kate! How have I only just come across your blog!!? memory is worse than yours .. . I leave my iPhone on top of the car & drive around!
    2. Love a neon bag
    3. Rosehip=fabulous . . . Well even if it's not really working I feel better w it on anyway!
    4. Last mother's day I had a 9mth old & this mothers day I have a 7 week old . . . Self indulgent but all I want is to be ALONE!! Ha! LovT

    1. Tina, I hear you..... Imagine time alone. I am thinking just one night in a hotel to have a long bath and a big sleep! I suspect you may be a million times busier than me though. I had a screaming 3 week old baby for mothers day last year and it wasn't pretty :) Go the self indulgence that's what I say! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my little blog :)
      Ps. Loving your blog too ....