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 :) 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Photo Jar

Ok so as soon as I received our wedding photo's I had to get started on a wonderful idea I first came across on pinterest :) I wanted to do my own version of the photo jar because I absolutely loved the idea :) Using the sand, driftwood, rocks, etc from the beach where we were married and some cute craft cut outs from the craft store which have nice sayings on them and large jar from target with some rafia string around the top :) It is a lot larger then it looks and I love it! it's sitting nicely on my shelf and everyone that comes over say how amazing it is :) 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wedding Video

We just received our wedding video and it is so beautiful. Andre from Poetry in Motion has done such an exceptional job I can't believe how well it's come out :) No words can describe how happy we are! He has truly captured such a special moment and turned it into something we can cherish forever.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Officially MRS MCGREGOR here :) Ok so the day was perfect everything was amazing, I really don't know what to say other then I have truly married the one I love :)

Here are some sneak peek photo's from the photographer, there are way to many to put them all in a post but I will try and add them to my website gallery eventually :)

QLD Trip

Ok so it's been a while since I blogged, it has been a crazy chaotic time and I am trying to time manage everything as of late. Well the most exciting news of all is I AM NOW THE HAPPY MRS MCGREGOR!!! Ben and I finally tied the knot and I can tell you it was and is the most amazing thing! I am so happy in love and everything went well, it was just simply perfection :)

Before I get into a wedding blog with a sneak peek of some of the photo's from the day I thought I would do an over view blog of the QLD trip itself.

It was an amazing time with amazing people :) We shopped, we wined, we dined, went swimming, we jet skied, faris wheeled, mini golfed and so so much more. I wanted to share some pictures with you! It was so memorable and something I have all our friends to be thankful for :)

Pics of the house we rented for the week

Jet Ski and Lunch

Mini Golf

Ben and I 

Few random photos

So the pictures of the kids are separate to these ones, I will try and have them uploaded to the actual blog photo gallery when I catch up on that. The kids had a ball staying with poppy, grandma and grandpa at the Ashmore family holiday park :) They went swimming, played in the park, visited the wildlife park and so much more while they were there :)
Will get onto a Wedding day blog soon