Thursday, December 29, 2011

Unspoken Family Rules

I love the little unspoken rules you fall into with family. In our house:

Whoever goes out to pick up McDonalds for dinner has the right to nibble on fries while driving home.

We take turns making breakfast in bed for each other every morning before the kids wake up.

If the toddler wakes in the night, husband goes. If the baby wakes, I go.

What unspoken rules do you have at your house?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Winner: Cars 2 pack

Big thanks to everyone who entered to win the Cars 2 pack!





And the winner is...




Congratulations  Taing!

I'll be in touch :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All I want for Christmas is...



Sorry kids, this list is all for me! I'm sure Santa will bring them something nice, so I have these on my list:


ghd Scarlet Collection Set
ghd Scarlet Collection

32mm Modiva Professional Curling Iron
32mm Modiva Professional Curling Iron


Butterflies 18ml
ORLY  Butterflies nail polish

Floralia Dress from  Virtu


...and anything from this list too please - hey, a girl's got to try ;)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

16 movies I can't wait to watch with my kids



It's funny, on one hand I can't believe how fast my girls are growing up - just today I caught 2 yr old Sophie giving herself ballet lessons in the mirror, and 6 month old Georgia has this amazing belly laugh and would shake a rattle for hours if we let her :)

But I am impatient when it comes to watching movies together - they aren't old enough to sit through a 2hr movie with me so we don't have family movie nights at home or trips out to the movies - that's still a few years away. We have a short flick on for mandatory rest time each day now that Soph has given up napping, but after an hour or so she gets bored and wanders off to play (while I doze a little myself!)

So I have my list of 'must watch together' movies ready for when the time comes! Here are the movies I can't wait to watch with my girls:
  1. The Little Mermaid
  2. Tangled
  3. Toy Story 1, 2, and 3
  4. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  5. Finding Nemo
  6. The Princess Bride
  7. High School Musical
  8. Shrek and all of the other Shrek movies
  9. The Neverending Story
  10. Cars and Cars 2
  11. Mary Poppins
  12. Willow
  13. The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
  14. Labyrinth
  15. Honey I shrunk the kids
  16. Aladdin 
Ok, I know I cheated by putting all sequels in together... but it's my blog, so I can ;) 

Now, if you like family movies as much as I do, you will LOVE the giveaway on Marissa writes a blog this week!

Comment below and tell me what your favourite family movie is and you could win a Cars 2 pack! I have 1 to give away :)


The pack includes:
  • Cars 2 Blu-ray and DVD
  • Invisible Pen with UV Light set
  • Cars 2 watch
  • Credit Card Sized USB Flash Drive
  • Mini Car toolkit
  • Spy Ear Phone
If you don't win, you can still have your own movie night with Cars 2 available to buy now.
You can find  Disney on fb here and Twitter here if you would like to follow them :)

Here's the fine print for the giveaway:
  • Make sure you leave me some way to get in touch with you (email, FB, Blog link, Twitter details, etc). You can email your info privately to me at marissaroberts@live.com.au if you like. If I have no way of getting in touch with you, your entry won't count, so don't forget!
  • I'll pick a winner from the comments section using random.org and announce it on the blog on Friday December 23, 2011 so you need to enter by midnight (Sydney time) on Thursday December 22, 2011. I'll also contact the winner directly using the contact method from their entry. Please note the prize can only be shipped within Australia.
Send me an email if you have any questions!



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Thursday, December 15, 2011

My very own pity party..

So, I'm stuck in bed with vertigo.

Ugh. It's boring and horrible at the same time. Horrible because I have a bit of a throw up phobia (ok, a HUGE phobia) and don't deal with with nausea. So every time I look up or down, or get up, or bend down, or try to pick up the baby or play with the toddler, everything spins and I feel awful, and then I get anxious about feeling awful which makes me feel worse.

But when I'm laying comfy in bed, not moving, I feel much better, almost completely normal. In which case it feels a little weird having the Husband doing everything for me (I don't miss hanging washing though). But I'm under strict instruction not to do anything.

Problem is not doing anything is b-o-r-i-n-g. So I'm risking computer time, and you guys get to enjoy my complaining! BTW I'm taking a few days off from Beautifully Organised until I get better, prefer to complain just on my personal blog ;)

Here are 5 things that are difficult to do while you have vertigo - consider it helpful advice in case you ever have it (and I truly hope you never do):

  1. Scrolling on your iPhone - yuck. But very hard to stay off it because I'm so bored! Trying to convince the Husband that an iPad would be better for my eyes ;)
  2. Washing your toes in the shower without leaning over or looking down. Awkward.
  3. Answering the phone if it's more than 1 metre away - you know that quick jump up you do to grab it when it rings (especially if the baby is asleep)? Don't do that while you have vertigo. 
  4. Walk through the house without tripping over stray toys on the floor. Can't look down so I don't see them, until I step on them. Luckily this has only happened once so far :)
  5. Bungee Jumping... just kidding. I couldn't think of a 5th one because I'm. So. Bored!
Well, if you're still here, thanks for sticking it out and reading through my whining and feeling sorry for myself.

Any ideas on (low risk) things I can do to keep me busy?



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winner: Busby Pure Tissue Oil

Big thanks to everyone who entered to win the Busby Pure Tissue Oil!



And the winner is...


Congratulations stayday!

I'll be in touch :)


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