He’s here. Our son.
So, no, that’s not some new years resolution mumbo jumbo for a post title up there. Im actually referring to the arrival of our brand new little boy…Who,with great love and laughter- laughter evoked by his very specific chosen Continue reading
Note: yes, yes, I’ll give you a chance to get back up on your chair- I’m actually publishing a post. I know, it’s been a while. And it’s not just the first for the year, but the first in a very long time. And I’m so glad. Feels good. And because of this, I wanted to catch you up a bit. So much has already happened, but pls allow me to just wormhole a bit back before we get to the real juicy bits. Like let’s role back to 29 December…when I actually wrote this draft post:
I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end…this chapter in our lives…
The baby making chapter…like how did it get to the end so fast? It was only the other day Mike and I agreed that we’d like to start expanding our adventure team ( the irony in how our adventures actually went a notch down because of the expansion is not lost me, by the way )..and here we are..at the cusp of the end of it all…the baby that will never be in my belly again(?)…
The last time I’ll Continue reading
Alrighty….so you’ve got yourself an Elf. Go, you! (You, sucker you!) 😉 You think you’re pretty prepared to suddenly unleash this amazeball Christmas magic into your home, now with this little dude at your side. You have visions of sugarplums and suddenly well-behaved kids dancing in your head. And thanks to this new North Pole Squatter, youre imagining kiddies so happy and gleeful, with their eyes so wide with wonder that you’re already tapping yourself on the back for being the best-most-fun mom ever! You also have it in your pretty little head that you are going to rock the shishkebab out of posing this Elf every. single. morning..for the ENTIRE month… because you’re so sure you’ve got ideas till the cows come home…
Until, that is, day three rolls around, and you wake up realizing that the kids woke up well before you, and you haven’t set the Elf up anywhere. You break out into a light panic, as the words “holy shit balls” slips from your lips, and start scrambling across your bed, half naked in hopes of making it into your lounge before your kids do…And in your stressed out state, you are now creatively stuck to Continue reading
(Note: this post was written in first week of November, but here we are, almost end November and Im only just publishing it – such is life right now. Busy, busy, busy…or to be more accurate: tired, tired, tired, cant get anything done, so tired.)
Holy smokes guys! If there was ever a busy month for us, it would have to be October. I never realised it before, I always tought it was December, but I was wrong. Like, move over December, you’ve got nuthin’ the Porter October! I mean, firstly, we spend the month working on our Halloween pre-game, decking out our home with all cobwebs, skulls, flying broomsticks, floating candles and witch hats and apothecary jars. We have Harry Potter nights, plan for our annual Halloween bash. And then there’s Parker’s birthday, along with a fun night of trick-or-treating, and who can forget our super exciting gender reveal. And the whole month eventually crescendos with Parker’s birthday celebrations.
Of course, afterwards, I then promptly drop down dead on the floor, like a possessed woman who’s finally been let go…except I collapse into a Continue reading
[EDIT: Due to non-claiming, a new Winner is announced!]
So, to start your week off on a great note, Im just popping in to announce the winner of the cute little Elf For Christmas, that was selected yesterday! Also, here’s to help heat up your Christmas spirit, with yet another festive post! Unfortunately, there is only one winner. So, THANK YOU to everyone who has entered! Also, I hope that even if you didn’t win, that you still took advantage of my discount code?!
But right now, let’s not faff about, lets jump straight into it! The winner is… Continue reading
Yes, I know, Im just about ready…wait no, the world is just about ready to break out into “joy to the world” , toss tinsel everywhere, and get their twinkle light fest on, yet here I am, still about to flog you with Potter night love that was enjoyed back in October. But you know what? Screw it! Im pregnant. Im tired. My brain is full on porridge. Getting up in the morning for work…or just basically getting up in the morning anytime, is a daily mental challenge for me. (Not quite the way my 28 year old might have envisioned me as a preggo, but what you gonna do? This is my reality. Im THAT preggo who feels every single bit of strain creating a life within takes. And as I’ve finnaly come to accept (five pregnancies later)…there aint nothing I can do to change it.
So point being, Im a little A LOT behind with all that want to blog about. And trust me, there IS SO MUCH! But for now, lets start with this sweet little night we had back in mid October, where we all got to indulge in our love for Harry Potter. And yes, I say we, because not only are Mike and I fans, but we’ve managed to turn our two eldest into fans as well, thanks to last years introduction, and our FIRST Potter Night!
So it’s meant to Continue reading
[EDITTED: Please note there NO MEN sizes available]
[EDITTED: Correction in sizes for White Christmas Trees collection]
So, if you happened to have caught my instastories or can even remember seeing my instastories at the beginning of September, you’d know that it’s been weeks and weeks of me holding these Christmassy reigns back, (im)patiently waiting for December to arrive so that I can officially crack open up the Christmas cheer flood gates. BUT, don’t worry, I’m not here to shove that tinsel down your throat (just yet). However, the time has definitely come for me to release these puppies into the world. After all, it might not be full on game-time just yet, but my lovelies, your pre-game prep is just as important.
What am I possibly be rambling about!? Well, Christmas Jammies of course!
I like to get my family’s jam-jams sorted by now, so that come December we hit the road running..clad in our festive night gap…And that at least part of the kids’ Christmas Eve Box is also already taken care of. But today I’m not just talking about OUR family’s jammies, Im saying there’s jammies for you and YOUR FAMILY too! Sound good? Want in?…yeah, I thought so! Continue reading
Oh, boy , oh boy, oh boy…aint life just full of suprises! There truly are moments in your life that can, despite all that you thought you felt and knew about a situation, can totally surprise you – like a cream pie in the face. And leave you licking it off and laughing in absolute delight.
This gender reveal was definitely one of those moments…and one for books indeed!
Now, I’m not talking so much about the party itself- as that we kept super low key, with just a few touches here and there to let you know ,”hey, you’re at a gender reveal party, in case you forgot”. We were very sure about that, because a) I had zero energy to spare, and b) we had zero energy to spare, but we knew this was something we wanted to Continue reading
An awesome Giveaway and Discount straight from Santa’s Office!
Its absolutely no secret we go straight stupid about our holidays in this home, and when it comes to the mother of all holidays, Christmas, we go into full freak mode. So it was a pure delight for the kids and myself when we received an especially early North Pole delivery last week from our friends at Elf For Christmas. And together with them we get to spread some of that Christmas cheer and give a bit of an early Christmas gift to not only just one special person, but ALL my readers can get in on some of this action!
But before we get into that, let me introduce you to our new little housemate, named Continue reading
Happy Halloween, Folks! The day has arrived…pretty much as quickly as 1st October did…or as quickly as this, my next pregnancy came, and probably just as quickly as this pregnancy is going. Halloween’s arrival tonight only just underlines the speed at which this year/pregnancy is flying at…and how easily we can be left in the dust if we’re not taking the time to intentionally live in the present. And more than that, enjoy it too.
And whilst I’ve reminded myself of this constantly…especially when the worries of how I’m trying to cope with my career and this pregnancy and all the Continue reading