From Paisley Jade | Things I’m Loving

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I love Paisley Jade’s Blog.  It’s pretty, all about family and she is always cooking or DIYing something awesome.  This weekly reminder to be thankful for all the little things around us is hosted by her – so visit!



I’m craving LOVING calamari at the moment.  Almost obsessively – I can’t get enough.  Luckily we live smack bang in between two awesome local eateries who both make some knock out salt and pepper squid.  Check out The Riverhead or Hallertau if you are out and about in Nor-West Auckland.  I also have some squid tubes in the freezer so will give it a go this week and whip up a home made version!

I’m loving our local library (and the fact that I remembered to go there!).  E was tired, teary and grumpy after school on Friday so we stopped in for some quiet time after school.  Just what the doctor ordered!  We lay down, took our time, read shark books and found some perfect chapter books to take home.  A great start to a busy weekend.

An unexpected bonus job gave us some extra cash and we SPLURGED.  I am LOVING my new camera, a Canon 550d (which I saved $500 on by purchasing the Japanese model!!), always check for parallel import alternatives, in this case the only difference is the product name.

I justify this purchase easily; our old DSLR has been thrashed, we take GIGS of pics each year, plus I think 5+ years from a digital camera without a service or even a battery replacement is a pretty good innings.  Canon, we LOVE you x

I am loving Christmas gifts that get opened for the first time in March.  Grandaddy Jack sent Ethan the Totally Gross board game from America and we have been having loads of fun learning gross {and interesting} facts.  Raiding the top shelf in the wardrobe is definitely recommended on a rainy Sunday!I am loving Gift with Purchase!  I didn’t actually buy any Revlon products but the gift I should have received was snaffled up by a previous shopper so I got this pack instead.  Racy, red nails are much easier to perfect with the Top Speed polish which dries super-quick.  Love.