Akl, New Zealand Family Blogger est. 2007
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Today was not a great day for me but it was better than yesterday and a million times better than the day before.
I left the house for most of the day, saw lots of beautiful people, some of whom I call my friends (I hope, correctly!), attended a stunning event, worked out really freaking hard @funis_ems_training which is exactly what I needed and wore some awesome pants which I LOVE (thanks @ezibuy).
Life is hard, even when sometimes it looks like it's easy from the outside.
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Trying to decide if I'm going to be nice and take them down and fold them in reverse order, 24-1, or just higglety-pigglety..........
Nix discovered Tiddly Winks this weekend! So cute and soooo old school. Kept him amused for ages + great #finemotorskills practice
Jump, sushi then home to play board games for the afternoon. Kids and their cousins 😍
We hosted Nixie’s 4th birthday party on Saturday and I totally let myself off the hook this year. Minimal planning, party on location at a trampoline park, takeout pizzas, easy-peasy snack boxes with some of Nix’s faves including @dolenewzealand Fruit Bowls and zero stress for me!
It was the first year I’ve ever purchased a birthday cake for one of my kids, usually opting to spend hours baking and decorating the ‘perfect’ cake myself. I just didn’t have it in me this year unfortunately so, this 11th hour purchase had to be ‘good-enough’.
〰️Truth: It was the best damn cake I’ve ever eaten 😂 worth every penny! #imayneverbakeagain#keepingitreal#collab
A 5k walk in the rain (by myself💃) was just what I needed today.
Along with lots of caffeine lol.
Morning tea with Great-Nana! She made the scones, I was in charge of cookies. I had to dodge Nana’s request for the recipe though - these cookies are #madebymums, just not THIS mum! Nix was totally about to blow my cover anyway lol.
The @thelovelylittlefoodco range is in supermarkets now and the best part is, 20% of the sugar has been replaced with date puree!
We've been sent this @neutrogena_nz Micellar Gel to Foam to try and as it's now half gone it's the perfect time for a micro-review! I've fallen in love with Micellar water over the past 12 months but often feel like I need to wash my face after using it. Gel to Foam does double-duty on those make-up days and cutting out a step in my limited beauty routine is always a plus when I just want to fall into bed!
Dave LOVES this product. He's not a cream cleanser fan so this ticks all the boxes for him, is effective but gentle and doesn't seem to strip our skin of oils.
Would I purchase? Yes. It's super economical, you need only a tiny dot as it foams so well and it doesn't over-dry leaving skin feeling tight.
The whole fam headed to Taka this morning to see the opening performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar which was amazing. Perfect theatrical outing for littles. Stories they will recognize without getting lost on dialogue and visually stunning.
On 18th-22nd in Auckland then the show heads to Dunedin.
Get tix from @aucklandlive#theveryhungrycaterpillar#ericcarle