Sunday, 24 May 2015

Teepee Love - Spotlight Bargain Buys!

I cannot tell you what a LONG week and weekend it has been being stuck inside with two sick and grizzly kids. All I can say is thank goodness for our playroom to keep them occupied.
Oh yes - the new playroom! I promise to share some pictures of this space very soon... it definitely is the most utilised space in the whole house and totally makes all of that extension pain from last year well worth it.
If you are going a bit stir crazy yourself in the cool weather, do yourself a favour and get a tepee - most played in/with this week for sure!
You know I cannot resist a pretty little bargain and so I had to share these stunning new teepees from Spotlight​. I know - Spotlight!! I couldn't believe the price either. Only $45.49 at the moment - worth popping away for under the tree at that price don't you think?
Image Source and To Buy

Image Source and To Buy

Image Source and To Buy
I wish we didn't have ours, so that I could grab the cloud one - super cute don't you think?

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Pregnancy Cravings

The idea of a pregnancy craving is a little different when you are a hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) sufferer. Instead of having normal weird and wonderful pregnancy cravings, you spend most of your pregnancy trying to work out what the heck won't make you vomit - for 5 minutes at least!

The first 20 odd weeks for me are spent existing off very little - mainly just fluids from a drip in the hospital every few weeks. But whatever you do, please don't mention to me (or any other HG sufferer) to try dry biscuits or anything ginger related - trust me it is like waving a red flag at a bull!
Towards the end of my pregnancies, I start to be able to eat a little again. My pregnancy diet is far from normal (I would hate you to think Tim Tam's is my normal breakfast food!), instead I try and just stick to whatever I can possibly keep down and gosh has this varied from pregnancy to pregnancy...

Pregnancy 1 - Mr B

Toast with vegemite
Sounds simple enough right? Wrong! It had to be made with thick, fresh white bread (toast slice) with lashings of butter and a thin scraping of vegemite and heaven help it if the order of these two was confused!!
Of the salted variety that you can buy in the little multi packs. This used to get me through the car ride back when I was working and I swear every time you opened my car door, a flood of popcorn would pop (pardon the pun) out - that stuff used to go everywhere!!
Apple and blackcurrant Juice or Ribena
The more sugary the better!!

Pregnancy 2 - Miss C

Plain Salted Corn Chips
For so much of my pregnancy these were the only thing that I could stomach and honestly I should have taken out shares in Doritos I ate so many packets!
Another daily staple for me! Normally of the French Cheesecake variety, but I was also a bit partial to the Cookies and Cream too.
Freshly Squeezed Juice
The only goodness I was able to have literally in my pregnancy. My juice combo of choice was apple, orange (not too much!), pineapple and watermelon. Quite an expensive daily habit as hubby used to bring this to me after work each day at $7 a pop!

Pregnancy 3 - Mystery Gender Bub!

Burger Rings
I don't think these guys have made my shopping trolley in the last decade or so, but boy have they been a saviour to get through these last few weeks!
Chockie Bicckies!
Well not just biscuits to be honest, this baby is partial to any sort of chocolate! It wouldn't be an average day if I didn't start it with a Tim Tam (or ten), Mint Slice or Violet Crumble (another thing I don't think I have eaten since I was a child!!). For the last week or so I have tried to revert back to my 'normal' yoghurt and fruit, only to find myself super ill after it. Tim Tam's it is...
Lime Cordial
Trying to limit myself to one or two glasses a day. But now that I can finally stomach any sort of liquid, this is my drink of choice - no idea why!!

Glucose test next week - I hope all of that chocolate doesn't tip me over the edge!

Very funny (now!!) to look back at the things that I was able to eat during my shocker pregnancies (all worth it though). Would love to hear the different things that made your pregnancy craving list too....

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Organise your Laundy with fabulous new Kmart Products!

Honestly week after week I could fill my blog, Instagram and Facebook page with the amazing things that Kmart Australia keeps piling on the shelves - totally addicted!!
Today I reveal some of the cute little things that they have just released to organise your laundry with - I know - who knew you could get so darn excited about a laundry hey?! But when they release items in my most favourite hue of teal/aqua, you know I am going to be a sucker for it...

Clothes Air Dryer

This is one clothes airer that you won't feel ashamed to have living in your lounge this Winter! If you live in Melbourne like me, either you rack up a $100,000 clothes dryer bill over Winter or invest in a few of these at only $15 a pop.
Love the size of these, definitely bigger is better for me with #3 due in a few short months - oh the washing!!
Not as obsessed as me with this colour? Then it also comes in a cheery yellow too :-)

3 Tier Trolley

This beauty reminds me of the super popular Raskog Trolley from Ikea and we all know just how brilliant that is! This version is only $19 compared to the Kaskog which is $79 in Australia.
Like the Raskog, there are no shortage of uses for this trolley besides being a brilliant storage caddy in the laundry. Think bathroom storage, beside table, drinks cart (love this one!), nappy/nursery storage, home-work station, or even an occasional party cart for the deck - the list goes on and on!!

Metal Storage Tins

Sure Kmart have had storage tins in the past, but they have definitely vamped up things by introducing them in this colour!!

All priced at $12, there is a tin for your first aid kit, pegs, laundry powder and 'bits and bobs' too.
What do you think? Inspired you to sort out the old laundry over Winter?!
You can check out some more of my posts on Laundry Organisation right here (including a peek at my cupboards). I am planning to revamp mine and update my free laundry labels before the bub arrives - well here's hoping anyway!!
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