Thursday, August 22



It's time to say farewell to this blogging space.  I had planned to do it better, but time just hasn't allowed.  I had so many more posts I wanted to write, share and enjoy with you all, but time isn't on my side.  I need to prioritise and when I can't even find time to come and visit you as much as I would like, then it's not about squeezing in posts when I can.  To me that isn't blogging.  I always knew at the start of this year that by the end of it, I would say goodbye to MiraNarnie....that it would stop. more.  But now I am actually having to do it, it's with a heavy heart.  She's carried me through so much, brought me so much joy, inspiration and challenged me to a whole new way of connecting with like minding (and even not so like minding) individuals.   And the people.  Whoa the people I've meet, the friends I've made....that was the surprise package that I didn't expect when I blindingly and naively jumped into the blogging scene.

The consolation is that my blogging journey is not officially ending.  Just this space is.

So whilst I literally pack my family up from our life in Melbourne, the time is here to say goodbye.  Life at the moment is crazy busy with all the shenanigans that come with moving, changing schools and building a house.   I will be blogging from 13 acres as much as time allows.   Our new family blog is all about our new life in a small country town and our documentation on our new build, planning our veggie garden, farm animals and general goings on.  

I wont forget you all.  I'll still try and visit you, when I get the just might not be that often.  

Thank you to those that read my blog, followed along, made wonderful comments and were just part of this experience that is hard to leave.

As I close this  I anticipate what the next instalment will bring


Sunday, August 11


32/52 - A portrait of my children, once a week, every week for a year

J - Watching in anticipation as his sister receives her gifts
M - The Birthday Girl in all her splendour

Linking in with Jodi @ Che & Fidel


Don't forget to enter this giveaway! 

Tuesday, August 6

from nature {a giveaway}

It has been known for centuries the healing powers of aromatherapy and the use of natural essential oils on the senses.  For a while now, I have been making a more conscience effort to return to using aromatherapy in my everyday routine.  Something that has been made easier by a wonderful product that I happened to stumble across whilst holding a stall at a local market.  The stall holder next to me was Cara, and her Aroma sticks and rubs have been in use daily since.

The benefits of the Aroma Sticks mean that a little piece of aromatherapy goodness can be with you wherever you go.  The essential oil inhalers come in five different blended scents and are all designed to boost your mood with their healing properties.  Simply remove the lid and inhale the scent!  I have incorporated the lavender inhaler into our nighttime routine, allowing the children to inhale the wonderful properties of lavender and petitgrain which calms the senses, soothes and aids sleep.  I have the Refresh inhaler in my handbag for a quick hit of Lime and Tangerine to aid in reducing anxiety and providing a happy serene stimulus.

When Cara decided to promote her products online we forged our creative talent together and I was given the opportunity to photograph her products, which you can now find in at FarmHouse Direct and at AndAble.

Cara has also given me a selection of her products to one lucky reader as a giveaway!!!

The pack includes:

One each of the five inhalers - Invigorate, Comfort, Refresh, Strength and Ease.
One Aroma Rub - Balance which includes a cream infused with Geranium, Juniper Berry, Grapefruit and Evening primrose oil.

To enter just leave me a  comment!  Giveaway closes Tuesday 13th August at 8pm.  A winner will be selected at random.

Giveaway Closed!  Thankyou to all who entered!  Random winner was comment no 9!  Kymmie you are the winner!  yay!!! 

Monday, August 5


Change.  It's good at times to change things up.  What they say is right...A change is as good as a holiday, and when that Change is a Holiday...Even better.  Last week we did the road trip to Sydney, stopping off for an overnight at our soon to be new residence to break up the drive, and check our progress.  Change Change is the time we got back from Sydney with another stop off at the building site, windows had arrived and I'm busy scheduling in appointments for interiors!  Eeek!  Exciting times!

1. Under the harbour bridge..,.and just as amazing really
2. My two doing the double decker tourist bus trip and loving every minute
3. Snack time at The Rocks
4. View from the Sydney Tower...I'm just a sucker for old buildings.
5. Sunset view from our room.
6. A stop on the way home at Bowral  to see the Sir Don Bradman oval.
7. The builders and the windows....

Hoping your week was splendid!

Linking up with Em @ The Shack 


Saturday, August 3


31/52 - A portrait of my children once a week, every week for a year 

J - Getting his feet wet at Bondi Beach 
M - Drawing faces in the sand

Linking up with Jodi @ Che & Fidel