Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Weekly Favourites

Happy Valentine's Day for yesterday!  I missed the last couple of days of posting, but my excuse is I've had a cold...and really I've been flat out getting articles and photos in for the magazine I work for as the deadline for the Autumn edition was this Tuesday and I've been under the pump for probably the last 6 weeks.  Thankfully now I will get a few weeks of a slower pace before I have to start going out and doing more stories for the Winter edition. 

Anyway, here are my weekly favourites from the week that was....
This incredibly cute lunch box that I got for my daughter which I ordered online from my favourite stationery store, Kikki K.
Also from Kikki K this very pretty 'Reflection Journal' to fill with all my daily....well...reflections.
Keeping up the 'cuteness' theme, I found this little tin while buying a present for a newborn this week and just had to have it.  It's sitting on my desk at the moment but will probably end up in my daughter's room.
A couple of books I got.  'Social Photography - Make all your smartphone photos one in a billion' by Daniela Bowker, and 'Love Tanya' by Tanya Burr...which I got just out of curiosity, just to see what other bloggers are doing when it comes to publishing (a dream of mine is to publish my own book....)
I ordered tickets last week, which arrived in the mail the other day, to see The Australian Ballet's performance of 'Cinderella' in June.  I'm taking my 11 year old son who has now done his second classical ballet class and is showing so much potential already.  His teacher is super impressed, and after his class the other day said that she normally doesn't start teaching a student leaps by only their second class....but apparently he's 'like a sponge' and is doing really well.  Why am I turning into such a dance Mum??  I also enrolled him in a special Boy's Class being run by the Australian Ballet, which is one Saturday in June, where he will have a 2 and a half hour class with other boys aged 9 to 14, and he will get taught by a male dancer FROM the Australian Ballet.  What an experience!  I guess I'm also trying to be really encouraging because it is going to be one of those things where he is likely to cop a lot of flack from mates....so I'm trying to get him to see how brilliant it could be.
Yes, my daughter is one of my favourites, but how cute are these little sunglasses I bought her from Pumpkin Patch!  She thinks she looks pretty good in them.
I braved Ikea yesterday.  All I can say is 'never again.'  Or maybe 'not for a long, long time.'  I bought this chair so I could put it in front of my little desk (I don't have the luxury of an office, so I have a 'little corner').  As well as this pretty chair I got this lovely cushion!

 
I had to go back to the Wild Dog Winery to take foot shots for an advertisement for the magazine.  They made this Barramundi for me to take photos of.  Then I got to eat it!!
They also made this 'Chocolate Eggshell' dessert, which I didn't get to eat, but my husband and I went there last night for dinner for Valentine's Day and he ordered this for his dessert.  Apparently it was delicious!

 











15 comments:

  1. Wonderful post :) I love your little finds i.e. the reflective journal! I'm definitely someone who hoards these kinds of things haha :) happy valentines day x

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    1. Hope you had a Happy Valentine's day too Rebecca.

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  2. Awesome faves! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

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  3. Awesome faves! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

    xoxo;
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  4. Love your book selections! I really want to get Love Tanya because I'm a huge fan of her, but it's already sold out on Amazon! :(

    XO

    VanityPear

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    1. Hi Pear, I'm half way through Love Tanya and it has some lovely advice in it. I got this book through an Australian book website. I'm sure they'll have more copies soon! Good luck getting it!

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    1. Hi Bianca, I'm probably going IN to the Kiki K store next week.. I have Tuesdays off from my three boys from now on...one in school, one in kinder and one in day care...so I thought I might go down to the big shopping centre that is about an hour from home with my daughter and do some shopping. Kikki K is there I think!

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  6. Kind of obsessed with the name of that stationary company. (; I absolutely love that your son does ballet. One of my friends started out doing ballet simply because his mom was an instructor. He turned out being amazing. He quite in middle school due to kids picking fun at him and because he wanted to play football. In high school he went back and excelled beyond belief. He's now living in New York City dancing for ABT. Plus do you know how much male ballet dancers make??!! (;

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    1. Thinking that this store was created just for you! I told my son all about your ballet story! I think he likes the idea of making lots of money!

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  7. Lovely photos :)

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  8. I'm a horrible blogging bud and haven't been keeping up very well with your blog! I've been off in la la la, when I could have been reading!
    I hope that cold you mentioned has LEFT THE BUILDING by now. That's never fun. I love the cuteness overload from Kikki K, as well as that adorable little girl/bunny tin! The photography book looks very interesting, and it's funny you mention the "Love, Tanya" book, because I've been looking into blogger books for the last couple of weeks thinking "AGH, should I buy it? Well..." and still haven't. LOL. I would love for you to be able to publish your own book some day. I would TOTALLY READ IT. And promote it! Hah!
    Total props to your son! That's so fantastic that he enjoys it and is good at it. I know a couple people who are totally obsessed with dance but are totally rubbish at it, too! hahaha!! Good for him! Your daughter, a haha! So sweet!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. This cold has been hanging around for over a week...almost 2 weeks actually. And all the family has it now to varying degrees. The Love Tanya book is probably not really worth it, but I got a soft cover copy and it was only $20 so that is why I thought I'd have a look. If it was dearer I wouldn't have bothered. (also some grammar errors in it so that has put me off a bit!)
      My son has his third ballet class tonight...still keen...which is good. Keeping his enthusiasm up will be my struggle!

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