Monthly Archives: September 2013


Mr and Mrs Wallace!

It was a beautiful wedding in a gorgeous location with a perfect mix of traditional ceremony, Bride and Groom quirk and Pinterest touches.

It was an honour to attend it.


Beautiful Pinterest touches


Please excuse the bad quality of the photos. I only had my crappy camera phone.


I’ve got a card in there somewhere


Bombonieres made by the Mother of the Bride


Touches of the Groom


Lucy was late to arrive. At around the scheduled time of the ceremony, her mother came out and gave a letter to Scott. It was so cute to watch him read it.


Lucy and her father Steve


The beautiful Bride


Pure Joy


Some words on Love, written by Bob Marley, spoken by the Father of the Bride


I love Scott’s expression in this one


The rings/vows


The deal is sealed with a kiss!


Signing the paperwork


Feel the L O V E!


Introducing… Mr and Mrs Wallace!!!!


Big thanks to the celebrant


Lucy wore these same shoes under the her dress. “They were 2-for-1. What’s a girl to do?!”


Gotta love the present table 😉


Gorgeous place to get married


Congratulations Lucy!!!

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Wedding Day

Not mine.

Lucy and Scott’s.

I obviously had to do something nice to my nails. This is what I ended up with:


The flowers on the thumb and middle fingers are done with a stencil but the forefinger and pinky are freehand.

I’ll post some pics of the actual wedding later.

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My third go at nail art:


Did them yesterday and I’ve already ripped them off to do new ones. I may have a problem….



Yesterday I took Felix to daycare.

As we were walking to the bus stop Felix picked a flower, as he usually does.

When we got to daycare his classmates were sitting down to eat morning tea. I whispered to Felix “go give the flower to your teacher” and he ran over to the table.

But by the time he got there his teacher had ducked back into the kitchen.

So Felix stood there, flower in hand, and scanned the faces of his classmates, all turned towards him with looks of expectation.

He turned a little to the brunette on his left, then reconsidered, turned back and handed it to the girl on his right; a little cherub faced girl with bouncy blonde ringlets.

The brunette was just a little disappointed.

Just turned 2 and already breaking hearts.

Bloody hell…

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Worst Father’s Day ever

Yesterday ws a bad day. I would rather forget it ever happened so instead of a detailed account, here is a basic summary.

Tony was horribly sick all day. Cali threw up every meal of solids within 5 minute of finishing it. Felix didn’t have a nap so he was a hurricane all day. And when the dust finally settled once everyone was in bed I did a self-check and realised I’m getting a cold. Horrible day. I yelled at Tony and didn’t even give him his cards and presents. I think I’m going to surprise him with a do-over next weekend to make up for it.

Anyway, here’s some pics from the best part of day – playing with Cali and bubbles in the sunshine. An appropriate activity for the first day of spring.

Bubble Gun

Foot and Bubbles

BW Bubbles

Fence Bubbles

Cali Bubbles

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Personal Day

Had a rough night Thursday night.

Felix started intermittently throwing up around 11pm. Tony was worried it was an after effect of the massive egg he got on his forehead a week ago but I set him ease; I had only lightly washed the bottle Felix had his milk from that night. I think that he ingested some old milk and it made his stomach reject everything in it.  I feel suitably guilty and have learnt my lesson. Especially after I changed his sheets twice, then decided to just sleep in his bed with him and help him sit up and spew in a bowl every time he had an episode. It was a long night.

We umm’d and ahh’d about sending him into daycare the next day. He wasn’t interested in breakfast but he was in good spirits and was excited to go, plus I was planning on taking Cali in to introduce her to Barb (the nursery carer) and find out what days were available to enroll her, so we decided to go.  I told his carers the whole story and even though they have a 24hr exclusion after vomiting (which I didn’t know about), they said that they were happy for him to stay and they would keep an eye on him and inform us of any changes. He was fine.

Cali seemed to like Barb and the nursery room though there weren’t any other children in there at the time. Hopefully she can start attending within the next couple of weeks. I’m REALLY looking forward to a baby-free day ,though I am a little nervous about her being away from me for the first time.  By the time Felix started daycare he had spent many hours, even overnight, away from my with his grandma. But I’ve only ever spent a few hours away from Cali at a time, mostly while she’s been sleeping, so I am a little worried about what it’ll be like for her. But Barb assured me that the parents worry far more than the children do, so as long as I keep my cool she will be fine. Barb took care of Felix for over 6 months which really helps my comfort levels. I’m sure everything will be fine.

After we left daycare Cali and I had a little mummy-daughter time and then did the grocery shopping. By the time we got home it was midday and we were both exhausted. I put Cali to bed then broke out a few presents I had bought myself. El-cheapo polishes, including UV, Mood and Crackle polishes, some nail art polishes and fake nails from the dollar shop. I’ve always loved nail polish but I don’t wear it often for some reason. Anyway, I decided, for some strange reason, to have a crack at some nail art for the first time.

5 hours later this is what I had:


I’m proud of that for a first go! After painting my pinky I realised the black crackle polish didn’t work very well so I adapted and changed my design. But even tho I was pretty happy with them I instantly wanted something new. So the next day I went over to the shops, bought a bunch more, slightly better quality, nail stuff then ripped all the nails off and started again.

Ended up with this:


Much, much happier with these ones 🙂

So I think I may have a new hobby which is so against my usual, tomboy nature that it’s quite strange. But I have so many ideas and designs I want to try! Tony has been very encouraging and the designer in him make him and awesome sounding board. We conferred for about 15 minutes before I finally decided on the design and placement of those stickers. I’m very indecisive and Tony has a knowledge of colours and aesthetics that will definitely come in handy if I keep doing this.

Maybe I’ll get so good that I can run a nail art salon in the garage!

You never know that the future may hold.

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