Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas

firstly i want to apologise for my lack of blog updates.. it was a crazy couple of months leading up to christmas and i struggled to stay on top of everything so the blog got neglected!

thank you all again for your support over the last year. it really means alot and makes my job alot easier when i have such lovely customers and followers.

i hope you all had a wonderful christmas with your families... we had a lovely day and the kids had a great time as you can see by the video i made. i am looking forward to bigger and better things in 2013 and cant wait for a fresh start to a new year.

all the best for the holiday season and see you all next year

sam xoxo

Thursday, November 22, 2012

6 years....

Six years ago today I married the best man I could have ever hoped for. He supports me 100% and has helped me make and raise the three most beautiful children. We have had hard times but too many good to count and I wouldn't have wanted to do it all with anyone else... Love you to the moon and back babe xx

Here is a small video I made with some photos from our day.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Vintage Quilt

I love vintage.. i am a thrift/op shop regular visitor! I recently made up the cot quilt and fell in love. It is now on its way to its new home and I hope it is loved there too!!!

Finders Keepers Market & Festival

We had a lovely weekend... It started Friday night when i organised to go to the finders keepers market in carlton BY MYSELF (yes child free!!) it was great i had a wonder around and chatted to some market friends. Its amazing how relaxing shopping child free is! I picked up some paper from Bespoke Letterpress, Washi Tape to make Maisy wall decoration (see pic above), A Lion Rattle from the gorgeous Bec at La DeDah Kids, A T-Shirt for Baylin from Tinker Printink Studio and a gorgeous (on the wishlist for ages) necklace from Emily Green

Sunday was then the Mornington Main St Food and Wine Festival... So we walked down and drank coffee, ate donuts, watched musicians, touched animals in the animal farm and played mini golf! It was a lovely day.. I hope you all had a great weekend too... Tuesday already.. SCARY!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

i made a dress

With summer approaching (well maybe warmer weather) I wanted to get around to making Maisy a dress. I am picky with what I buy (i think of it as a good thing!) so wanted to make sure it was obviously something I would pay money for in the shop. I love simple and linen and floral so I combined all three and this is the result! I love it and so does she :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

collingwood childrens farm... the best!

On Sunday (a few weeks back now!) we packed the car and headed off for another visit to Collingwood Childrens Farm. It is so worth a visit if you havent been. Lots of animals to see and touch. A cafe with yummy food to eat and lots of family fun time to be had...
Its a beautiful setting with lovely grounds and buildings. Here is a few snaps from our visit!


Monday, September 10, 2012

The will to change and a better life will follow

I thought I would share with you something that you wouldn't know about me. And something that looking back now I am very proud of.
Growing up I was always unhappy with my weight. I was never so called small but not too large either as I played high level Netball.
When I met my now husband at 16 my weight from then on slowly increased (yes i blame you Adam!!). I always tried different so called diets but never managed to shift weight and was always told i was doing something not right with the food.
I think I was 20 when I had had enough... i had heard of a program called sureslim which is all about the food your prepare and they guide you through an eating plan.
It was obviously extremely tough to start with but I then became completely obsessed with it and was losing weight weekly.
Over the next 8 mths I stuck at it hard and lost a whopping 30kgs....
All this just in time for my 21st Birthday and then my engagement to Adam.
I exercised alot during the 8mths but my advice to anyone wanting to shift a few kilos.... it is all what you put in your mouth.
Yes exercise is important and even a daily walk etc is worth it but the food is the main thing... Change that and you are on the way to success...
I am proud of how committed I was and it has well and truly helped me to be the person I am today. Being ashamed of how you look defiantly holds you back and making the change has made me a happier and healthier person.
Here are a few photos of the before and after....
And this has now motivated me to lose a few of the kilos I don't want now... Who is with me???... lets say goodbye to them for summer :)

An unhappy 20 year old

Getting ready for my 21st just before Adam proposed!

My 21st one of the best nights as i got engaged and i was so happy to have achieved my goal

Decided I needed a change after the achievement so the hair got cut... it has slowly got shorter and shorter!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Deacons Birthday Video

I have been trying for ages to figure out how to add a video on here. I have made a couple I wanted to share and finally worked it out so here is the first one! This is from Deacons Birthday a few weeks back :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

geelong & fathers day

We packed up and headed to Geelong on Saturday for a market and a mini getaway for Fathers Day.
The market was great and it was nice to be selling lots of new things.
Lots of work now to load lots online and to book lots for markets for the rest of the year (cant believe its September!)
We then had a lovely day on Sunday which started with breaky at a cute little cafe in Geelong (the cottage) which was recommended by a lovely liker!
We then headed to Torquay for the day and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine.
Here is a few (well lots!) for happy snaps of the weekend. I hope you all had a great fathers day weekend too...

Oh the swing, how you cause so many getting off tanturms.. She is addicted :)

The Cottage Cafe - Geelong

For anyone with babies that love to be on your hip = best thing ive bought - sling! so good :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Deacons party at the park

Deacon turned 4 last Wednesday. This has been the first year he has understood it was his birthday and because of that he was so excited.
I decided to have a little party for him at the park. It was just with my family and a few of his little friends.
The weather held out for us on Sunday and he had a great time... Playing superheros (with masks i made for the kids), blowing bubbles, playing soccer, playing on the pirate ship, sliding the slide, playing with new toys, eating lollies, eating sausages, eating cake!! Its exhausting just reading that :)
But all in all it was a great day and here are a few photos.