Eats

Humpday Hearts 25.02.15

Recently added these colourful YA titles to my TBR pile

I can’t believe it’s already the last week of February and the last week of summer. Soon enough, the days will be shorter, the nights crisper, and the cravings for cold comforts will be more overwhelming. In the mean time I am still adding to my warm-weather wardrobe, eating loads of mangoes, and taking long breaks out in the garden with my little girl. There’s a lot on my agenda at the moment: never-ending book edits, planning the little one’s baptism, and social engagements that eat up the weekend. Which makes those rare moments in front of the telly watching a favourite TV show (I’m loving Forever right now) so special and relaxing – especially when I have some great snacks on hand, just like my special popcorn below. Hope your humpday is going beautifully!

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil

I love the sweet smell of Dove’s Pure Care Dry Oil ($19.99), which adds a little life to dull, dry ends

OMG CAKEI feel like this shirt (Myer Miss Shop, $19.95) has my name written all over it.

Cheesy Truffle PopcornWant to fancify your popcorn? Drizzle butter, truffle oil and grated parmesan over hot cooked popcorn and enjoy this luxe alternative to a staple snack.

Circa Home 1979Wrapping up this Circa Home Fragrance Diffuser ($39.95) for a dear friend, who love its nostalgic nod to YMCA dance sessions, games on the back verandah, jumpsuits and all things 1979.

Humpday Hearts 04.02.15

Everyone around you is probably saying this, but can you believe how fast January has gone? I know the end of February is still far off, but I am sort of dreading saying goodbye to those long summer days when it finally wraps up and Autumn hits – I just don’t know how I am going to fare with that extra hour of daylight now that life – post-baby – seems so much busier. I am even more paranoid given the speed of said time and the approach of my editing deadline, which I have already pushed back once. Sometimes I catch myself thinking of what I can shake off for the sake of time and energy, but nothing really fits into the equation, so I’ll continue to be a little duck in this big, big lake of daily life, peddling furiously between the surface, thankful for those little loves that make each day – and week – that much brighter.

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This Smash water bottle ($10, Big W) ticks every single box for me: Glass (no BPA), thin (fits my car’s cup holder) and two spouts (one full-width one for adding/emptying fruit, the other a smaller spout for drinking).

Jane the Virgin

I have Foxtel for the first time in a long time at the moment, and I am obsessed with this show + so many home renovation programs that are likely to take my building costs way over budget (Also: How cute is love interest/baby-daddy Raphael?)

Happy Lab Popcorn

I love that Happy Lab stocks flavoured popcorn, which is kind of one of my favourite things of all time. I discovered this flavour via Steph of Lipstick & Cake

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New notebooks from Typo that are perfect for indulging that wanderlust that keeps ideas flowing

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Flattering and versatile, this dress from Sheike has quickly become a firm wardrobe favourite

Humpday hearts 20.01.15

Brie warmed in the oven makes a delicious post-dinner treat
Brie warmed in the oven and topped with cherry jam makes a delicious post-dinner treat

It’s been one of those crazy weeks fortnights that has gone by so quickly. I’ve gone into work four days per week, which means those rare, quiet moments at home with my baby are more precious than ever, and that one elusive day off, which is meant to be reserved for writing, is filled with errands and doctor’s appointments and eyebrow waxes. I’m approaching the one week mark since the relaunch of the blog and already, I’m running out of time to take pictures to accompany my posts. I almost didn’t make the ring one (below) which is why it’s sub-standard: I got a colleague to take it in the awfully-lit office building I now spend my time in. All of the above mean some of my new year’s resolutions are falling by the wayside, but that’s got me determined to keep at them. And despite all the deadlines, I am making an effort to enjoy the little things. There are a backlog of blog posts in my Feedly that I am looking forward to reading (although I have recently managed to catch some great ones by Rachel Hills, Vicki Archer and Rachel Gadiel) and loads of Evernote clippings to catch up on (like this, this and this much needed one on productivity), but there’s also been a lot to savour. I love these last few days before the Australia Day long weekend, when it almost feels like Sydney is still in holiday mode, before school takes off again and we find ourselves chugging along until Easter. Happy Humpday!

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This SkinCeuticals serum has made a major difference to my skin, making it worth the slightly high price tag
Kind of obsessed with fine jewellery at the moment. This is a good mix of high and low end
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This book, which was published through the author’s writing group, was so adorable.
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I bought this T2 jug as a gift to myself at Christmas time, and I am obsessed with it. It comes with tea bags + recipes perfect for summer.