Monday, November 12, 2012

Our Nest

Ben & I have always referred to our home as "the nest" & I love it and think it is perfect. 
So this inspired my next little present for Ben :) I have told Ben to stay off the blog until our official anniversary coming up as I have finally taken photos of his present and I just HAVE to share!! Unfortunately he wont be home for our anniversary so I'm "sending love from the nest"

Its a personalized egg that contains a little message on the inside. You have to crack the egg open to get the note.. It's sooo adorable & appropriate. I've had it hidden for a while but I wanted to take pics and add a gift tag to the box before Ben comes back home, our anniversary is during the next time he's away so I will put it in a boring box and pop it in his luggage and he can open it on the day of our anniversary. I'm so excited and can't wait to give it to him :) I'm such a quirky gift giver hehehe! 

Well here it it :)
I purchased this from LittleOkins on Etsy and it arrived safe and in record time :) she has so many other wonderful designs and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I have a few friends having babies soon so I will be heading back for more :) 

Anyways time to start dinner

Fiona xx

Monday, November 5, 2012

Time has come & gone

So Ben left this morning :( Today is the anniversary of when we had our first official date! We both feel this is a very important day and like to always remember the start. So many fabulous memories & moments have come all from that first day! I decided to get something a little quirky for my coffee loving husband. I put together some typography and had it printed onto a magic mug! when Ben first opened it to reveal a plain black mug he was a little lost and knew there was more to it. I told him he needed to put his morning coffee into it to see the secret message! He quickly rushed to turn on the coffee machine! He loved it and I thought it was just something cute and quirky perfect for the occasion :) 

The secret message;
While we are talking about present giving. If the mug wasn't enough I decided to put together a little care package which I often do for the day Ben leaves but he can't open it until I'm not around. This time I put together a tin of heart shaped mints with a little message on the inside saying " Making sure you're well stocked on your travels, like a good wife is MINT to. ❤ Fiona xoxo" 
Ben has trouble with his ears so he eats mints when the plane starts landing so they don't give him grief, another appropriate pressie :) 

Fiona xx

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Family Tree

Today I went out with Clare for lunch while Ben looked after the kids then came home and got stuck into the family tree Ben and I are doing for Gran & Pops 66th Wedding Anniversary. It is coming along so nicely!! Ben built the box to go behind the frame I bought and I have completed the leaves with all the names :) I think it looks really good and know they will LOOOVVVEEE IT!! I have also ordered a few miniature dolls house props that I am impatiently waiting to come in the mail just to give everything a bit of life! once all the props go in it will be ready to give to Gran and Pop :) I can't wait!

Here's a few sneak peak photo's, it's a bit hard to get a good photo once the glass goes on because of the reflection but you'll get it.

Fiona xx

UPDATE: Ok so the frame ended up being really difficult so we made it as a standing version!! I love how it turned out and the grandparents were so thrilled. We added some fake turf and little dolls house accessories :) 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spotlight Superstore!!!

So I caught up with my girlfriend Kylie for some much needed time away from the kids :) I dropped Max to kinder and Ben looked after Jayden for me while I went and indulged in some YUMMMMYYY Max Brenner waffles with chocolate, strawberries & icecream and a cookies and cream shake oooohhhh delicious!! Just what I needed!! Thanks to my wonderful husband Ben for having the kids and thanks to the beautiful Kylie for such lovely company :)

I then headed to the craft superstore spotlight which was a HUUUGGGEEE mistake lol. I wanted to pick up some supplies for the family tree I'm making for Ben's grandparents and ended up nearly buying the whole shop ekkk!! 

I have spent the afternoon reorganizing my craft table to fit all the new goodies I picked up at spotlight. I also started gluing sticks together to form my family tree, looks so good so far and can't wait to get some leaves onto it :)
I'll post a sneak peak pic at my wonderful craft table that my awesome husband put together using kitchen cabinets and a wooden table top! There is cupboards and draws on 3 sides with loads of space for all my crafty stuff :) I'm such a lucky wife! 
I am still in the processes of painting the bottom boards and I want to add some chalkboard paint to the front so I can write on it but It's still a work in progress & trying to find the time lol

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bits of the Wedding

I just wanted to make a post about all the crafty details at the wedding that I have mentioned in previous posts! I love little craft ideas and just a few cute ones that turned out so well...

Firstly our Wedding Guest Wishes; we decided to fill the suitcase that we used for our invitations with sand, shells and a little lantern. We pre-made our guest note cards and so each guest filled them out, popped them in an envelope and put them in the suitcase. It turned out really well.

Another thing I loved was these cute little hershey kisses that we made, we laid them out in a nice dish for the guests to help themselves :)

Clare and I had matching bracelets and just wanted to share some pics from the photographer :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Getting Creative

Ok so all this baby talk in the last couple days has me wanting to shop and make a nursery but since we are still sooooo far away from finding out what we are having I decided to buy a surf duvet cover I have been eying off at Adairs Kids for Jayden. It's so hard to find any nice surf stuff in a cot/toddler size! I bought this one in a single bed size and decided to get creative and cut it down :) I turned it into a toddle size duvet cover and toddler pillow! This way It's not a quilt and I can take it off and wash it easily :)

Jayden is still in a cot just until we move into our new place in a couple months and we can set up his toddler bed, which is the same size mattress but just doesn't have rails. We thought it may be a nice transition for him since that's what we did with Max when we moved into out Nowra house.
Anyway I thought I would share some pics, I love how it's come out :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baby No.3

Ahhhhh so yesterday I was due for my monthly and no sign! It runs like clockwork each month so I decided to take a test even though I wasn't technically late yet hahaha. Everyone was talking about how I could be pregnant with a honeymoon baby even though I wasn't late for my period but it had me paranoid so anyway so be it... 

Ben wasn't home for the news but I rang him, work decided to keep him 5 extra days and I was waaaayyyy to impatient to wait to tell him hahaha! We are both thrilled but still early days, so only a few selected people know and the family and rest of our friends will find out once we have an ultrasound picture :)