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9 Years

Posted on January 4th, 2013 by Tracey

proud to be married to such an awesome man. we’ve never been happier & 2013 is going to be awesome!

precious & delicious – gifts for mothers day

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by Tracey

my birthday sits close to mothers day, which often means back to back presents… i generally don’t ask for anything for either event because i think i’m pretty well taken care of anyway but two awesome things landed on my doorstep this week that i wanted to share 🙂

i absolutely love a family portrait – however getting me infront of a camera usually doesn’t happen. a few weeks ago, i was browsing etsy and came across the talented Danielle Gundry-Monji, also known as Bunny Dee. after a few messages back and forth, she sent off the finished illustration and voila –

isn’t it amazing?? Regan thinks she got him spot on (I do too!) and my sister has already requested her own personal portrait for her birthday. Danielle’s work is so quirky and fun, she’s a pleasure to work with and I’d absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for some personal artwork. i’m going to work it into my blog design soon too!

the second awesome present i’ve received this week is a beautiful Mothers Day Hamper by Ferrero. Ferrero were kind enough to send across the Limited Edition Mother’s Day Hamper for me to DEVOUR and devour I will…

Not only is it filled with yummy Ferrero Rocher’s (including the Rondnoir’s which I haven’t had before – YUM), it comes in a beautifully designed, Catherine Martin signed gift box which in itself is a gift. Gorgeous.

You can order the hamper in Australia, online here – For Mother’s day orders, there is a cut off so check out this page.

Ferrero are also donating $5 for every hamper sold until 11th May to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. We’ve been up at the kid’s hospital a bunch of times in the last 6 months, so if you’re looking for a great present for Mother’s Day, you can help out the kids by buying a hamper too 🙂

Don’t forget to enter my birthday giveaway –

4 film cameras plus film to giveaway on Sunday and 43 awesome entries so far!

new years day

Posted on January 1st, 2012 by Tracey

Happy New Year! As most NYE’s, we watched the Sydney Harbour Fireworks from the comfort of our living room – the fireworks this year were just amazing even from our couch. It’s inspired me to organise a proper NYE alongside the harbour next time!

Regan and I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, but because he’s working that day we took off to lunch & a movie today out at Fox Studios. It’s really rare for us to have a date, we’re so dedicated to spending time with the kids as a family or one of us is working etc. We’re not very fancy so having lunch, in a restaurant without a drivethrough window, is so nice 🙂

We ended up seeing Melancholia, a film that I’m probably going to spend the rest of the week Googling. Regan didn’t like it much but I thought it was interesting and depressing (in a good way). The cinematography, technique and tones of the movie were beautiful. Leave your scientist cap at home and you’ll enjoy it more. If you can see it on a big screen, I think it’s worth it for the opening & closing sequences.

I won’t lie – the ending made me speechless, the cinema was so quiet after it & we all just sat there together for a while. (Except for probably Regan who was looking for his cherry Pepsi, lol). The opening scenes remind me of the nightmares that I used to have – beautiful but achingly slow, like nothing could stop what would happen next and you just have to get through the next second somehow. (yes, i was a bit emo).

The weather is looking up in Sydney lately so I’m spending more time off the laptop and getting some exercise and sunshine, hope you’re having a great week wherever you are!