Friday, October 5, 2012

Bits And Pieces From Our Week


Sometimes I go through lulls where I wonder if anyone is interested in the simple little daily tidbits I post about.  Today, I'm putting those fears aside and sharing some snippets of what we've been up to this week...



... Grace spent Sunday afternoon with her Daddy, uncle and cousin on the family boat enjoying a cruise up the river...

... we spent the morning of the Monday public holiday at the Royal Show... Grace was excited to ride on a carousel 'like Mary Poppins'...



... we've spent some warm sunny days in the garden, finally finishing off the mulching we started the weekend before (would you believe there are already onion weeds appearing!) and the girls had lots of fun on their bikes...



... I designed Sophie's first birthday party invites, printed them on textured card and they have been posted...

... we've picked rose after rose from the flourish of blooms on our Double Delight bushes - their scent is truly breathtaking...


As for the weekend ahead, I'm hoping to finish making decorations and goodie bags for Sophie's party but other than that, I'm hoping for a few days of slow-paced, simple pottering around our home.

22 comments:

  1. What lovely photos of your beautiful girls - the one of Sophie really made me smile. They both look so happy.
    Those roses are amazing Amanda. My Double Delight seems to be on its last legs unfortunately. Not sure what to do about it.
    The invites look fabulous too. Have a sweet weekend x

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I think it's my new favourite shot of her :)

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  2. Amanda...with all of those followers I think you are well liked and beautiful pictures like these will be around always..hopefully technology will allow...for a family record.

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence!! x

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  3. :( our babies are turing one. We haven't even planned anything yet..must do that!
    Bet the kids loved the show!

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  4. It looks like Grace has a ball with her Dad and cousin out there on the boat:) I love seeing these happy snippets of what you've been up to, it's so important to have these to look back on and see how much they've grown and what they enjoyed doing when they were little. Enjoy your weekend and your party preparations for Sophie's birthday. xxx

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  5. One??!! Already?? Goodness. I love these kinds of posts Amanda xxx

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  6. Oh my, I've been following you for, what, two years now, and I can't believe Sophie is turing one!!! Time flies. Don't be afraid of posting about your day-to-day life. I'd bet that's exactly what we all love about your blog. By the way, that photo of Sophie is the best! Totally framable. Enjoy your weekend, Amanda.
    Claudia

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  7. Fantasic post Amanda. OMG cant belive litte Sophiw will be One soon. What a cutie.The invitations look amazing

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  8. Amanda I really enjoy these posts :)
    Hasn't the weather been wonderful lately? We've been making the most of this sunshine.
    The invitations look lovely and those roses, just gorgeous. Oh how i wish my thumb was greener.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Xx

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  9. I don't think my first comment attempt posted, so I'm going to try again. :-)

    I love Sophie's birthday invitations. So sweet! You did a great job on them.

    I enjoy seeing snippets of your week. :-)

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  10. Sounds like the perfect week. I am so jealous of your roses! A-M xx

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  11. I love the bits and pieces from your week. :)
    I haven't been around much as we are going through some really tough rubbish at the moment and I don't feel like posting. :( no need to worry - we are all okay and healthy. It's house stuff. Hopefully it will all sort itself out. Please cross your fingers and toes for us. X

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  12. I love your posts! The day to day stuff inspires me and gives me ideas for myself! Beautiful invitation :) and if I smell really hard ........ I might be able to smell those roses, nope. But they look Devine! Enjoy your weekend. We're tidying up our yard and pottering around doing chores and keeping kids fed (that's a full time job around here atm). Off to a beach BBQ soon! Cassie

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  13. I love these types of Posts - keep them coming! What a gorgeous week you've had. And look how gorgeous your little one is. Having a few quiet days before the party is a very wise idea - it usually takes me a week to get over the kids' parties :-) Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Mel xx

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  14. I always love having a peek into your life {the big snoop that I am lol.} I love seeing what you're up to and the gorgeous photos of the girls. I get inspired by what others do with their time and their families, so thank you for sharing Amanda :)))
    How amazing is Sophie's cheeky smile in that bike shot!!?? What a little doll!!!
    The invites look GREAT!! Awesome job Mumma.
    It's 5am - Ryder had a shocking night and is already up! Boo Hoo! But I have a coffee in hand and am reading blogs while he is playing beside me - so that's a bonus I guess :)
    Have a great Sunday! xx

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  15. I've been a bit slack on the blog reading front lately, trying to catch up on some sleep, albeit unsuccessfully! I'm not sure if I've told you that I love the new blog look, very nice :)
    Gorgeous pics of your week, looks like a lovely time was had by all x

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  16. The royal show is never boring! Looks like youve been out and about enjoying the warmer weather. Sophies invite looks fantastic you are very clever :)

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  17. Hi Amanda. I love reading what you've been up to. It's amazing that little Sophie will soon be one. I would love to get double delight for my garden. My most fragrant rose is Fragrant Plum, a real stunner that I just happened across. Happy Monday. have a great week! Jane x

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  18. Amanda, your place really does feel like a virtual home away from home. There's kindness and good cheer with the kettle on the boil. You are such a dedicated, conscientious mum with a gorgeous family. I don't get to comment much these days but just wanted to let you know that I do visit often and so enjoy your homely life xxx

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    1. Paula, I think your comment is one of the nicest I've ever received! A true compliment! Thank you for your kind words, what you've described is exactly how I hope people feel visiting my little corner of blogland here xx

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  19. How beautiful is that comment from Paula. I agree...there is so much kindness and good cheer here. It's a lovely space to visit :)

    There is lots of happiness in these photos. I love those invitations. I hope the party planning is going smoothly. I'm sure you'll create something beautiful.

    I hope you're having a fun weekend.

    xx

    PS. Those roses are divine.

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