Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Awesome Bali Adventure

We are all full of excitement at the moment, as we're heading off to Bali in just a week's time.
So when we checked the mail yesterday and we found "My Awesome Bali Adventure - A Travel journal for kids", we were stoked.

It is the best journal for children heading off on an awesome adventure to Bali.

It's chock-a-block full of activities, information, maps, and so so much more.


It will give Poppy a great idea of what it will be like going to another country, the money is different, the smells, the sounds the food and the people.

It will also keep her entertained on the flight to Denpasar.


I highly recommend this fantastic book if you are taking your little ones to Bali.

You can buy your own copy at www.kidding-around.org

I look forward to sharing our travels with you in the next few weeks.

Holli x

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Face Cupcake Toppers

I recently made some of the cutest/funniest cupcake toppers for my sister in laws 30th birthday.

I printed 30 of the same photo of her (a stunning wedding photo) and chopped out her face.



After I had cut out the faces, I made some little triangles out of coloured card, that would work as 'party hats'.


I then hot glued on the hats and she was ready to party.


I also hot glued on some toothpicks and (not shown here) I added some tiny pom poms for a bit of extra cheer.


They were easy and cheap to make and turned out fab, they also make for a funny little talking point of the night.

You should give them a try for your next party and give someone a giggle. xx

Friday, April 24, 2015

Autumn Fashion

I love blogging, I love seeing my photos being put to good use, stored in a journal, watching my family grow year by year and sharing my life with you all.

I love Instagram too, (here) I love how instant it is, how I take photos of things with my phone that I wouldn't usually get my camera out for and in seconds it is logged into my photo journal. It has been my saviour during long, sleepless nights feeding the twins, seeing that other Mums in my news feed are going through the same thing, even if on the other side of the world, someone else is pushing through their tiredness just like me.


I have been fortunate enough to have had some companies contact me through these forums and offer me their products to use and photograph with my family.

I wouldn't do this for any company I didn't already love or use, so recently when Target offered to send the children some items from their Autumn range I jumped at the chance.


As I love photographing my three and most of their closet is from Target anyway I wasn't really doing anything new.

We did have fun dressing up in the different outfits and having mini 'photo shoots', the twins especially loved seeing their photos on my computer afterwards.





Target even reposted some of our photos on their personal Instagram (here) and this particular photo of Rory got some funny comments.



My three love their new Target goodies, they have definitely given the pieces a good 'test run' with lots of playing, wrestling and dancing in the rain, wind and even snow.

xx



Monday, April 6, 2015

Holidays

We started off the Term 1 holidays with a little trip to our state's capital, Hobart.


We headed off on Thursday afternoon, and arrived at my sisters in laws place, all excited for her 30th birthday party Tommy and I were heading to that night. I had organised for my brother and his husband to look after my three and they were so excited to spend some time with their uncles.


We also had some traveling around to do and checking out some spots I was taken to and enjoyed as a child. 



We traveled 40k out of Hobart to the little town of Dunally which endured horrible bush fires in 2013 and was amazed at how beautiful this little town still was, you can see the town being rebuilt, most notably the little school. We enjoyed their beautiful seafood and scenery from the rolling green farms to the turquoise sea.





Saturday was spent wandering the famous Salamanca market, where we ate amazing food, watch a very flexible contortionist, bought beautiful produce and people watched on the lawn.



Sunday was the most perfect morning to drive up to the top of Mount Wellington to see Hobart from above, with a clear view over the whole city, you could see the children taking in just how big it was, Alexis thought it was the entire world he was looking down on.







We finished the trip off with a BBQ with family, we also fitted in beach visits, easter bunny, chocolate (lots of chocolate), dinners with friends and family, shopping, rock climbing, and more. The perfect mini getaway, right here in our own state.






Did you get away this Easter?

Holli x

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday

On Tuesday night I realised that I didn't really have anything 'extra' to do the next day, no doctors, dentists or speech therapy appointments, no pre-kinder or care for the twins, no play dates or playgroups. 
Now there is always plenty I can do around home, and I have a list as long as my arm of jobs I need to do in town but I thought I would make the most of this opportunity and take the twins on a little adventure.

Next year they start Kinder and from then on our time together becomes less and less.

We started at an old railway yard in our city, looking at the old trains, taking photos, exploring a new boardwalk and climbing on the sculptures.




I then told my delighted two that we were going to head off on the free bus to do a loop of town, they couldn't contain their excitement and took in the whole experience with a smile on their faces.


After the loop around town we then went to the local museum, and checked out the dinosaurs and other animals and then to the interactive section.  




It was amazing to see how much they enjoyed the exhibits, as I had taken them to the museum a few months ago and their interest level then was non existent. 


I will be sure to make more time for more little adventures like this before the year is out, perhaps next time we will get off the free bus and have a picnic in the park before hopping back on.

Do you spend time enjoying the city you are in?

Happy Thursday. xx