Sorting out my inbox         

Listening to Bon Iver, Parlovr & Grizzly Bear, all recommended this week by bloggers I follow

Cooking peanut sesame noodles for dinner

Avoiding my back yard and the snakes I’m convinced it is riddled with 

Eating sushi with creamy, squelchy, Japanese mayo

Wearing jeans, a black long sleeved tee with a grey short sleeved tee over the top. Open shoes – hello spring!

Wanting time alone with my husband

Missing Friday afternoon cooking conversations with Andy

Thinking about all the chores I have to do tomorrow morning before I head into the city and wondering if I can fit in any baking

Reading a whole bunch of new blogs courtesy of Mel’s post earlier this week

Annoyed with IT issues at work that never seem to get resolved

Planning the exercise I’m going to do next week

Making this shelf, just as soon as I can find an old door to use

Watching Boss, with Kelsey Grammer. I was never a fan of Frasier because as a general rule, I’m not really into comedy. However I love Kelsey in this show. He does a fantastic job of playing the type of asshole I’d never, ever work for.

Obsessing over whether to get a Galaxy 3 or an iphone 5.

I’m joining Ali Edwards and many other people and documenting what is happening in my life right now today. What are you up to?

There will soon be a baby Kat

That stripey little bump down there is my friend Kat’s tummy. Inside is a little boy, who I’m lovingly referring to as Matty for now. He’ll more than likely have an Irish first name and a Maori middle name, but for now, he’s Matty.

This past weekend, Sheelster & Kys threw Kat a delightful baby shower. I got to play sous (pastry) chef and I must say it was a job I relished! No thinking required, I just did as head chef (Sheelster) requested. There was a Saturday afternoon cookie decorating session and a Sunday morning cupcake bake-a-thon. Oh, and a complicated Sunday afternoon funnelling project where I had to get squashed limes and crused mint into mini milk bottles.

The Sheelster of course did a stellar job of pulling it all together. Nobody does a function like the Sheelster does a function. She’s a genius that one. I plan to hire her for all future events that I host!

As for Kat. She’s going to be such a rocking Mum. I can’t wait to see her in action and I can’t wait to meet you little Matt-ster!

All photo credit goes to the Kat herself.


More linky poos

Are you having a good week? I am! Here’s a few things I’ve found online so far this week that have made me happy.

1) These (very) true words about books. She describes so perfectly why I can never go electronic. Long live the library!

2) This serenely styled home makes me want to boot out the current owners and move myself right in.

3) This post on getting fit is inspiring! Go over to my friend Melly’s (virtual) house and check it out.

4)  I’ve loved this etsy shop for oh so long and was happy to see it featured on Dooce this week.

5)  After re-reading this book recently, I’ve become a bit obsessed with snails. I want this. A lot.

6) The funny thing about this post is that I actually have a bear suit. In fact, I have two.


I also really love this quote I came across:

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world

.-Eckhart Tolle

Cheers & jeers

Cheers to:

the internet
the smell of coffee
gleaming kitchen tiles
morning smiles from a sleepy, dishevelled husband
meat so tender that it falls off the bone
peanut butter
braided hair

Jeers to: 

arse-numbing bar stools

Link love

I love a good link. Do you love a good link? Below are some links I’ve loved this week. What links have you loved?

The most amusing thing I’ve read this week reminds me of my possum situation! If you only do one thing today, let it be a reading this post.  You’ll ROFL, I promise. By the same blogger, I also chortled at this post.

Selina found this hilarious review of male hair removal products that had me laughing till I cried.  I literally cried. 

If you’re planning a trip to Brisbane, this is a good foodie post to read before you go.

Cute woollen purses with birds! And bees!

A book about making books.

Something delicious I cooked this week. Double the sauce, halve the noodles and add three types of capsicum.

Truer words have never been spoken over here on one of my Pinterest boards.

Gorgeous animals.

Want to make a fairy garden with the little girls in your life? Look no further…

Friday 5 – tunes I’ve been listening to this week

1) Kishi Bashi’s Manchester
This dude is touring with Regina Spektor at the moment & I really wish he was part of her Australian tour later in the year. He plays the violin like a boss.

2) Zac Brown Band’s Chicken Fried
As a general rule, I don’t like country music but I find this song really cute! It’s from back in 2003 but is new to me. It gets good from about one minute & 13 seconds.

3) Wakey Wakey, Almost Everything
This song kind of makes my heart hurt. Every time I listen to it, I think of my friend who recently had her heart broken. 

4) Sufjan Stevens, For the widows in Paradise
Sufjan’s most well known song is Chicago & I like that too. But this one. It is particularly beautiful. I’ve seen some debate online about whether it’s religious or not, as he’s quite a strong Christian. Either way, it’s a moving piece.

5) The Givers, Up Up Up
I’ve been a bit giddy over the past few weeks. This song has contributed. It’s repetitive, and silly and a perfect backdrop for dancing around like a nut case.