Family Travel Japan: Day 2, Ikebukuro

Family Travel Japan: Day 2, Ikebukuro

In my fast and loose ‘Mind Itinerary’, I had pencilled in Monday for a trip to Sea Disney in Tokyo.  However, after one day on the ground, what we really wanted to do was simply see and experience more of Tokyo. So, we ditched Disney…

8 Ways to Nail That Family Road Trip

8 Ways to Nail That Family Road Trip

How good are the school holidays guys?! Slow starts, maybe a sleep-in (not in my house but a girl can dream), no lunchboxes, no homework dramas and maybe a road-trip thrown in for good measure……… The easiest way to kick your school holiday mojo into…

My Grownup To-do List – Make a Will

My Grownup To-do List – Make a Will

In the grand scheme of My Grown Up Life, this is the breakdown; I’ve been a mother for 11.5 years and married the same.  We purchased our home 4 years ago and completed our Grown Up prerequisites by adding two dogs and another baby to…

Acquisitions | Karen Walker Pendant

Acquisitions | Karen Walker Pendant

Just before Christmas Dave and I celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary. Eight years of married bliss! Haha. Who can honestly say that cheesy line is 100% true? We have done so much in the past 8 years, we have moved 6 times – one of…

2012

2012

For the first time in years I sat on New Years Eve not wishing away the last few hours of the year past, looking eagerly for a fresh start come the first of January. 2012 was different, a very welcome breath of fresh air for…

A4A Blog Carnival | Day 1 Portrait Post

A4A Blog Carnival | Day 1 Portrait Post

I am participating in wegohealth.com’s Advocating for Another (A4A) Carnival – Parenting Edition.  This is a month long event where health and parenting advocates write, share and enjoy!  The FB page can be found here for more info + grab the parenting prompts here and…

Play | Rugby Barbarians Day

Play | Rugby Barbarians Day

After an amazing game against Helensville on Saturday {Ethan’s team won 120-10!}, he had to don his mouthguard again on Sunday {I had to get up at 6am!!!!} for the Barbarians tournament in Devonport. I was quite unprepared for the size of the tournament, there…

From Paisley Jade | Things I’m Loving

From Paisley Jade | Things I’m Loving

So many delicious things to choose from this week, I love looking through my phone and getting stoked all over again! I am definitely loving the Praying Mantis population explosion going on right now.  E is enthralled/obsessed with them. Of his own volition he typed…

Mothers Day, I like it

Mothers Day, I like it

I am celebrating a wicked mothers day by blogging on my new iPhone! The stars have finally aligned and all my wishes come true. Aside from Ethan’s obession with my new phone (he assures me that 5 year olds need iPhones too) we had such…

March……march on

March……march on

When almost a month passes with no bloggy, I must be in a serious funk.  I am all funked out that is for sure.  March has brought with it the stress and pressure of preparing all of our company’s media for the Auckland Boat Show,…