โž• Melissa Jack โž• @thebestnest

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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.
#blackdogisback
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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. #blackdogisback

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So happy to be here! The launch of @karenmurrellnz's brand new range Princesses of the Golden Petals ๐Ÿ’›
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So happy to be here! The launch of @karenmurrellnz's brand new range Princesses of the Golden Petals ๐Ÿ’› #karenmurrell

This is one of my fave little videos I've made so far.  Fajitas are easy, delicious and ready for sharing.  Ingredients and everything else you need are on the blog now along with the chance to win one of 5 Farrah's prize packs! ๐ŸŒฎLink in profile ๐ŸŒฎ
#midwintermexican #ad
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This is one of my fave little videos I've made so far. Fajitas are easy, delicious and ready for sharing. Ingredients and everything else you need are on the blog now along with the chance to win one of 5 Farrah's prize packs! ๐ŸŒฎLink in profile ๐ŸŒฎ #midwintermexican #ad

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..........
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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.......... ๐Ÿค”

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Nix discovered Tiddly Winks this weekend!  So cute and soooo old school.  Kept him amused for ages + great #finemotorskills practice
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Nix discovered Tiddly Winks this weekend! So cute and soooo old school. Kept him amused for ages + great #finemotorskills practice

Currently. Freezing.
#rugby #kidsrugby #saturdaysport #winterinnz
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Currently. Freezing. #rugby #kidsrugby #saturdaysport #winterinnz

Jump, sushi then home to play board games for the afternoon.  Kids and their cousins ๐Ÿ˜
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Jump, sushi then home to play board games for the afternoon. Kids and their cousins ๐Ÿ˜

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We hosted Nixieโ€™s 4th birthday party on Saturday and I totally let myself off the hook this year. ย Minimal planning, party on location at a trampoline park, takeout pizzas, easy-peasy snack boxes with some of Nixโ€™s faves including @dolenewzealand Fruit Bowls and zero stress for me!
It was the first year Iโ€™ve ever purchased a birthday cake for one of my kids, usually opting to spend hours baking and decorating the โ€˜perfectโ€™ cake myself. ย I just didnโ€™t have it in me this year unfortunately so, this 11th hour purchase had to be โ€˜good-enoughโ€™.
ใ€ฐ๏ธTruth: It was the best damn cake Iโ€™ve ever eaten ๐Ÿ˜‚ ย worth every penny! ย #imayneverbakeagain #keepingitreal #collab
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We hosted Nixieโ€™s 4th birthday party on Saturday and I totally let myself off the hook this year. ย Minimal planning, party on location at a trampoline park, takeout pizzas, easy-peasy snack boxes with some of Nixโ€™s faves including @dolenewzealand Fruit Bowls and zero stress for me! It was the first year Iโ€™ve ever purchased a birthday cake for one of my kids, usually opting to spend hours baking and decorating the โ€˜perfectโ€™ cake myself. ย I just didnโ€™t have it in me this year unfortunately so, this 11th hour purchase had to be โ€˜good-enoughโ€™. ใ€ฐ๏ธTruth: It was the best damn cake Iโ€™ve ever eaten ๐Ÿ˜‚ ย worth every penny! ย #imayneverbakeagain #keepingitreal #collab

Low tide.
A 5k walk in the rain (by myself๐Ÿ’ƒ) was just what I needed today.
Along with lots of caffeine lol.
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Low tide. A 5k walk in the rain (by myself๐Ÿ’ƒ) 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 Nanaโ€™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!
#collab
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Morning tea with Great-Nana! She made the scones, I was in charge of cookies. I had to dodge Nanaโ€™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! #collab

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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.
#neutrogenanz #deepclean #ad
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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. #neutrogenanz #deepclean #ad

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.
๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ€
Get tix from @aucklandlive 
#theveryhungrycaterpillar #ericcarle
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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. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ€ Get tix from @aucklandlive #theveryhungrycaterpillar #ericcarle

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