Before Gracie was born, I loved wearing makeup and particularly loved all shades of lipstick! I researched for the perfect liquid-to-matte lipstick that would be long lasting, cruelty free and that I could smother my babe in kisses without transferring it onto her. Safe to say, Jeffree Star makes the PERFECT lipsticks, in a variety of colours and they are super light on the lips!
Babe tested 💋
While she’s not embarrassed to be dressed like me, I am making the most of it haha 😜 #twining
It’s always painful losing those who were closest to us. It’s never easy letting go either. The saying goes, friends come and go, but I don’t find that comforting at all or particularly easing the reality of a friendship breakup.
I’ll never understand why and I just need to accept that that is ok! Is my life completely ruined by it? No. Do I wish it never happened? Of course! Is there much I can do to change the way the person feels? No, and you can’t force someone to be friends with you.
I’m such an extrovert and it’s always been a battle of mine to just have people to like me and accept me for who I am. But I shouldn’t need to feel like that and should feel comfortable in my own skin! It’s so hard when you feel so vulnerable and when it’s times like this, it’s even worse for people like me! What have I done? Did I offend her?
Mind you, what becomes important and your priorities when you’re older is really those closest to you, your family. I barely have time for my beautiful close friends as it is. Friendships are two way streets, you have to meet in the middle – that’s where failure in friendships are sometimes inevitable.
Life is short. Be with those who lift you up and who bring joy to your life and happiness with them. Friendships are special, but really your family is forever!
Life is so good and I am truly blessed to have a beautiful little fambam and people who support and lift me up on the daily ✌️🙏🏼
Especially when you’re hanging with a cute beachy babe 👶🏼🌴💦🐬💛
When you spend the morning cooking up a complete array of delicious meals for your baby and they spit it out and are so sickened by your food they dry retch 😂😂😳🙄🤔
I wished I looked this comfy when I eat. This kid is too funny 😂
I love that as soon as your baby is born into this world, they seem to slow your life down (in a good way). Your no longer caught in the hustle and bustle of life and you are more appreciative of the simple things.
I have always been a city chic at heart having been born in the city, but when I married my husband we moved to what I call far far away from the city (mind you it’s only 40mins away, which still is far). Now, unlike I would pre-babies, have become an adventure seeking and outdoor loving person. It’s truly amazing how you change once you have kids, and I don’t just mean becoming adventurous or anything like that, but how you grow up really. I am totally blessed entering motherhood and enjoying this exciting new beginning of our lives really. It’s made me realise how easily you get caught up in people’s crap, spend money like your rolling in it and sleeping like there is no tomorrow (what is sleep now lol).
On another not so deep and meaningful note, we drove up to Montville and Maleny (where we got married, and have barely been since) for a fun adventure day with Gracie. It’s situated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and is absolutely beautiful, quaint little old town with coffee shops and cute little shops in the main drag. We spent morning tea at Little May Cafe (best coffee ever) 🙌🏽 and great fresh coconut water juices for the little babes, and proceeded to the waterfalls in Maleny.
It’s awesome how Gracie has made us put in some effort to get out and explore the places which are literally so close to us, and how amazing that we only live 40 mins from here!?! This is now on the regular. It’s amazing what a few hours does to kids, passed out and was sleeping like an angel in the car. It’s funny how you find things to keep them entertained, it’s never ending. Seeing their beautiful little happy faces light up when they are having that much fun makes it SO worth it, it doesn’t take that much effort either. Bloody love this little babe and my bigger babe 😍
I vowed never to dress daggy or in my lounge kit all day once I had babies… Well that has been thrown out the window as soon as I took Gracie home! Haha don’t get me wrong I love being uber comfy but there is nothing like a new top or dress and just dressing up. However, you don’t get out much with a newborn 😂 and even more so, with a crawling bubba! All your beautiful clothes end up getting food stains, shit stains, wee etc.😂
Lately, I have tried making an effort, really for myself and of course to impress the hubby as I feel I look like absolute shit most of the time 😳 bags under eyes 👀 hair an absolute mess (those new hairs forming on the hairline) 😷 dressing like a Nanna (sorry nan) 👵🏼 bodily fluids from mini human on me and clothing (particularly my pretty clothes) 😳 and mini human attached to the chest always 👶🏼😂
On another note, can I literally just buy the entire store of Seed Heritage?!?! I mean how amazing are their clothes 😍🙌🏽 I literally am window-online shopping 24/7! I have now started to get rid of my clothing and do a new wardrobe refresher!
Here is my fav tops at the moment 😍
PS maybe not totally practical for a BF mumma but I can’t resist white and ruffle details 👌🏼
Before babies I hated sleep! 😳😿🙄🤔😟 now I can’t get enough of it, literally. But it’s pretty darn cute waking up next to this pretty young thing 😍
Ps who said babies sleep in cots, by themselves?!? My husband and I are literally pushed to the sides of the bed 😂
My name is Amy and I am terribly new to blogging. I thought hey, my baby (8.5 months) hates sleeping by herself (only on my chest or in my arms) so I’ll use my time to blog rather than sit and watch my real housewives on TV. 😂 But I seriously can’t stop watching these shows, so bad, so good!
I am 24 turning 25, I have been with my husband for 10 years and of that, married for 5. We have a beautiful daughter, Grace, turning 1 this year in May. We have two cats, Tulip and Leo.
I love being a mum and have a totally newfound respect for my mother and Nan!
Although at times I can seriously be stressed out or feel like I’m just a shit mum, even just her smile makes everything better and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
G & A