I’ve done a heap of washing this week of baby clothes and now they’re super soft and ready to go.
We got given a heap of second hand baby socks amongst many other things. Unfortunately not all of them have a match, so here are all the odd ones. I figure we’ll probably lose a whole lot more anyway, and there’s nothing wrong with mismatched socks.
I’m loving… tiny little cute baby socks. I can’t believe how many people have given us.
Officially on maternity leave as of today and my lovely workmates got me some lovely gifts including this onesie, complete with little socks.
There are very few shoes that actually still fit me, including my trusty runners, which are what I am currently wearing when I’m out and about.
My mum used to make clothes for my brother and I when we were little. I’ve always wanted to learn but it’s still on my to do list. I was very excited when one of my workmates (who is also pregnant) gave me this dress that she made for my little one. I hope that one day I can also make things as cute as this is so that my child can have the same memories.
I love all things polka dot. This is my camera strap and two of my most worn scarves. Oh and a bit of red for Chinese New Year! Happy New Year!
These tiny socks were the first thing I bought when we found out we were having a girl. I don’t want to buy into gender stereotypes and dress my future daughter all in pink frilly dresses, but these socks were just too cute. Also on special!
I love living around bits and pieces of colour. Unfortunately at my brother’s place everything is very neutral and classy, and outside everything is just dry and dead because of the heat. The only colourful thing I could find to photograph today was my scarf, which I really didn’t need to bring!
Manmade by the husband. The most views on this site are for this amazing shoe rack made of PVC pipe the husband made when he was between jobs. It took him a while to do and weighs an absolute tonne. Luckily only two bits fell off during the last move and glued on again quite easily. Here is settled in at its new home.
The husband loves when my coats have little buckles on the sleeves. He calls them my idiot handles because he says he can pick them up and control where my hands go like a puppet. It’s kind of cute in a really irritating kind of way!
I love looking at bright lipsticks and lip balms, but I always feel a bit out of place wearing them. There’s a woman at work that always looks great with bright colours, but I don’t feel like I can pull them off. I’ll just sit and admire the packaging and wear them at home.
I love Threadless. I love Threadless so much that my whole site is based on one of the t-shirt designs that I just adore. I own way too many of their t-shirts and have bought a heap for the husband over the years, so much so that I’ve been on a (forced) Threadless ban for the last 4 years. I don’t even wear t-shirts that much anymore, but I still love browsing the designs. This particular design Boy In The Weeds doesn’t get much wear. I love the design, but the forest green colour isn’t so great against my skin tone. Still, I dug it out today and remembered why I bought it in the first place.
And here’s the front view
This is my every day bag (lovingly left in the middle of the living room just for the husband). I bought it a few years ago when my other bag died. I got it for $20, down from $129, so I’m pretty happy with the purchase. Unfortunately because it is a canvas bag and I’ve abused it so much, it now has a big tear down the back and the lining on the inside has come away. It is also very very dirty. It’s time for a new bag, but I’m not sure if I’ll find anything quite like it again. It’s always sad when things I love need to be replaced.
These are my favourite walking shoes (Merrell Allegro). I have lots of pretty impractical flats that look nice but aren’t very comfortable after walking in them for a few hours. I bought these shoes when they were on special to go to Japan so many years ago and they have served me well, and will hopefully continue to do so for a while. I’ve been trying to find another pair as they are meant to come in different colours, but can’t seem to get them in Australia. Sometimes I really hate the lack of variety in almost any retail goods here, not to mention the exorbitant mark up. I wish Zappos shipped to Australia because I love a lot of the shoes on their site and they don’t cost a fortune.
Also much to the husband’s delight, I’ve left them sitting in the middle of the living room. Enjoy tripping over them!
I was so upset when I lost my beautiful black polka dot scarf in New Zealand. It was so pretty and warm, but light and easy to match to pretty much everything. Best of all it was super cheap. I was so upset that I cried a little until the husband told me to snap out of it because it was just a scarf. It was my absolute favourite though. It’s hard to describe that ridiculous feeling of loss, but he’s right. It was just a scarf. I haven’t been able to find an exact replacement, but I did a search through my wardrobe and found this pretty scarf, still with the tags on. I guess it will have to fill the void for now. I won’t give up on the search though, and if that means I have to buy more pretty scarves in the meantime, I suppose that’s the sacrifice I’ll have to make!
Contrary to popular belief I do actually like things to be neat and tidy, but sometimes other things get in the way and those other things include laziness. I always make a conscious effort to tidy my desk at the end of the day so I can start the day with a clean slate. Unfortunately as the day progresses it gets more and more out of control, just like my poor little brain.
The living room floor is no exception. As hard as I try to keep it clean, life just gets in the way. Often as soon as I get home I strip off my uniform and just leave it wherever it falls until it’s time to do laundry. Such a bad habit! The husband finds it amusing when I tell him off for doing the same thing. I’m going to be a terrible role model when we have kids.
I decided to turn the awesome tree my friend gave me into an inspiration/goal board. I was trying to take some photos of it for my photo of the day when someone (I’m looking at you annoying husband) decided to stand in front of it like an idiot and pretend he didn’t know what I was doing. Oh well, the joke’s on him because he’s now the subject of the photo of the day. But I’ll forgive him because I love those stripy socks!
I love my shoes. I have way too many of them and only really wear a couple of pairs because they’re not comfortable enough to wear for the whole day, and also I have to wear black at work.
These are some of my favourites, white and navy stripes with a red trim from Diana Ferrari.
I love stripy socks. Actually I love stripy everything, and it comes second to polka dots. These are the husband’s awesome socks.