I havn’t done a maternity update since the 20 week mark, and since this is the last week of the second trimester, I thought I might do a little post on how things are going and some baby finds.
Bub is growing well, this baby is measuring right on track (unlike Henry who was always measuring ahead), this weekend I have started getting heaps of kicks, and quite noticeable ones, it is so lovely to watch and feel. I even get kicks in the middle of the night, so this bubby is rather busy lately!
English muffins are so yummy, and kids love them, so cute shaped english muffins are a real winner! More fun than toast and could even be used as cute pizza bases for little mouths to enjoy! Also a fun kitchen project to get the kids involved in, they can watch the dough rise and help roll and cut shapes.
For the final part of my spring clean your skin series, its a look at bath and body. Looking after your skin and giving your skin a spring detox. So run yourself a nice warm bath and enjoy!
To continue my spring clean your skin series, today we are looking at, the two heavy duty workers, hands and feet! These get a good workout and therefore this is the skin that needs a lot of care to keep soft and happy. Lots of great simple and all natural tips, because you don’t need lots of fancy expensive products to care for your skin.
The next installment of my spring cleaning guide for your skin is here! My tips for renewing your skin after the harshness of winter, getting it ready to brave the warm sun again. Today is all about your face! The skin that usually needs the most tender loving care.
With pregnancy hormones swimming wildly through my system, my face suffers a lot, acne likes to pop its head back regularly if I don’t take plenty of care of my skin.
It’s spring, and it is finally feeling that way too, the sun has been shinning and the flowers blooming, and we have been enjoying more time outside. It’s the time of year that usually inspires you to get out of hibernation mode, open up the doors, let in the fresh air and sunlight and give your world a spruce up and clean off the cobwebs and frost of winter.
Attempting to live more of the ‘slow life’ can actually be a bit of a balancing act, that requires regular questioning of why you do things, and if you are really slowing down, or simply giving yourself a bigger to-do list.
The idea of the ‘slow life’ is to get closer to the old way of living, before all the technology, pressure, convenience and mass production. It’s about slowing down, and taking in the moment, enjoying the process, finding pleasure in simple things, creating joy in your everyday routine, being present in the moment, rather than rushing around trying to achieve as much as physically possible in as little time as possible, and losing the joy of it all. It’s a rejection of the modern way of life, the fast paced rat race, of convenience, and technologies that disconnect us.
After spotting the lovely craft book ‘Playful’ I couldn’t resist, and had to get a copy. I love the idea of making more things for my family by hand. And this book, is so gorgeous and has some wonderful, modern well designed ideas. It has got my inspired to get the sewing machine out, and make some more things for Henry. Also keen to have a go out making wooden toys too.
So after over a year of my site being half finished, I had another major error occur, and seeing as I wasn’t completely happy with the theme (it wasn’t mobile compatible) and my wordpress database seemed to have some unidentifibale corruption, which caused continued errors and issues, I decided to start over! I removed all files from the host, and re-uploaded things individually and started over with a new wordpress installation using a fresh database. I imported my old posts, but all my old pages are lost, so I will have to start my portfolio from scratch now.