Week in the Life 2015 {Monday}

Week in the Life is a week-long documentation project from the amazing scrapbooker/memory keeper Ali Edwards. Last year was the first time I did a full week and you can see what I posted by clicking the WitL tag. This week I’ll be sharing a selection of photos and words from the day before.

This year I bought Ali’s WitL kit so I’m determined to actually scrap this year (unlike last year) but I will be sharing that at the end.


Woke Monday morning all ready to get started with the week but Miss K wasn’t well so we rang the school and all went back to bed. Finally back up and had breakfast, checked emails and had a cuppa. Pottered around home, did some housework and some work. Put Miss A down for a nap then the rest of us had some lunch – a choice of bacon, egg, mushroom & coleslaw. James decided to watch Gremlins with Miss K, that lasted until the gremlins came on then it was “too scary”. I managed to get some of the Web Dev course I’m doing at Udemy in. We decided to grab some take away for tea, then the girls had a bath, Skyped with my mum, had a story then went to bed.

J spent the evening playing Diablo while I surfed the net and watched TV.

Week in the Life 2014 – Sunday

Thanks to the awesome support team at Little Hero Host who worked out what the issue and now I can post again from Live Writer.

And here we are the last day of Week in the Life for 2014. I made it through a whole week this year even if I forgot to take a few photos towards the end. I made heaps of notes of what we did though.


  • A ended up in with us overnight.
  • Woke about 8:30 and stayed in bed til about 9
  • Quick breakfast then dressed.
  • Started cleaning lounge
  • J cleaning up garage. Girls & I checked out peas growing in our weed filled garden.
  • K, A & I spent some time in the hammock.
  • Put roast on for tea
  • Lunch – toasted sandwich
  • Mum picked up K for the afternoon taking her to see gran.
  • J & I pottered in garage. A in the Ergo carrier.
  • Had tea when K got home.
  • Baby bath time then bed.
  • Late night dip sandwich while blogging and checking social media
  • Bed!!

Today (Monday) I plan to do a photo tour of our house. I may or may not share it here. It will be in my album.
Now to sit down and create my pages.
Looking forward to next year and seeing what has changed and what is the same.

Week in the Life 2014 – Saturday

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  • Miss A woke at 7:30
  • Back to sleep til 10.
  • Up showered, breakfast.
  • Made Peppa Pig cookies with Miss K.
  • Went to the shop then feed dog & cat.
  • Pantsvember!! back into jeans. Thanks to all who donated for Frocktober
  • Lunch – savs/toast/sandwich
  • Did some washing.
  • Did some more in the kitchen
  • Tea – bourbon chicken & rice
  • Got girls to bed.
  • Cleared off table for D&D
  • Two laptops. Multitasking. Surfing the net on the PC while sorting files on the Mac

Week in the Life 2014 – Friday

So Live Writer, for some strange reason cannot connect to my blog so i’m having to blog from WP itself :/ and it’s Sunday night and I have to redo all my posts I had in draft in Live Writer *sigh* totally first world problems but frustrating. Backdating posts as well so this will appear on Saturday, just to confuse you all :p

Now we play catch up…..

Friday was a bit light on photos but lots of notes.

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  • Miss A woke at 7. Feed then back to sleep.
  • J let us all sleep til 9:30 when I got up. Girls slept til 10.
  • Cuppa & breakfast- fruit & yoghurt. Miss K had a story with J
  • Started watching creativeLIVE
  • Shower
  • Happy mail – scrappy canary monthly sub
  • Lunch – French toast or a fried egg or a boiled egg
  • Miss A had a nap in cot.
  • Cleaned kitchen.
  • Tea – creamy tomato and bacon pasta
  • Made dough for pizza scrolls
  • Took a to bed.
  • Made pizza scrolls and apple muffins.
  • Skyped mum.
  • Put girls to bed while J went out.
  • Mum came in and we did some cards
  • The last of my dresses for Frocktober

Week in the Life 2014 – Thursday

Wow the week is nearly over and so is October! Really enjoying Week in the Life this year – even if I keep forgetting to take photos but (thanks to my notes in Evernote) I have heaps to journal.

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  • Miss A awake for a feed at 6:30
  • Alarm went off at 7:30, Miss K up a few minutes later.
  • Shower then breakfast of homemade yoghurt and berry coulis with some fruit.
  • J dropped Miss K to daycare while I put Miss A down for her morning nap.
  • Cuppa and update the diary for the next 2 weeks.
  • Started on my Christmas planning with help from Organised Christmas. would prefer to be using the Organised Housewife Christmas planner (lost my 2013 version when my EHD crashed) cause it’s Australian. Deciding if I’ll reprint the 2013 Elf Planner (link is to the 2014 version).
  • Morning tea – cuppa & a lamington.
  • Checked the results for our local council election. Can’t believe how many people don’t vote. Happy with the result for mayor and surprised at the councillors who are out.
  • Folding the mountain of kids clothes
  • Lunch – toasted sang & Irn-Bru & a lamington
  • A quick selfie while feeding Miss A
  • Picked up Miss K from daycare and headed to town.
  • Appointment with ENT for Miss K. Yay no grommets and ears & tonsils are clear.
  • Called into Officeworks to grab something for work (& a little special something for Miss K for being so good at the ENT)
  • Popped into Mum & Dad’s for a visit and ended up staying for tea – beef stir fry & rice. Miss A had her first swing and loved it
  • Home and got the girls to bed.
  • Relaxing with a bit of TV and surfing the net.

Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day of Frocktober for 2014. I’ll be back later on with the last of my frocks. There is still time to sponsor me and help me reach my goal. You can donate here.

Week in the Life 2014 – Wednesday

Another day. Another day of photos 😀 Hope you are enjoying a peek into our week.

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  • A rather long sleep in. Yeah I have a Tardis as my phone lock screen.
  • Today’s weather – still cold but no rain
  • Morning cuppa, breakfast (fruit) and a quick shower
  • Off to Possums. Miss K had fun while I got to listen to a talk about the importance of reading to kids (& got some free books)
  • Happy mail for Miss K
  • Miss K got a haircut ad we did some shopping
  • Home for a late lunch – sandwiches & a potato pie for J and lamington fingers for afters
  • Our gorgeous girls enjoying a cuddle then a massive explosion. So a bath and change of clothes for Miss A
  • Tried twice to get Miss A to have a nap but no success.
  • Tea – Lemon and ginger chicken and rice
  • Finally got Miss A to sleep. Swaddled which she normally hates. Going through a wonder week?
  • Made some yoghurt and berry coulis in the Thermomix
  • Packed lunch for Miss K – a banana, some homemade yoghurt, vegie sticks, fruit and a ham, carrot and Philly cheese sandwich
  • Sorted photos from today and watched the start of season 2 of Sleepy Hollow

Week in the Life 2014 – Tuesday

Today was a fairly quiet day as Miss K was at day care. That was until she came home. :/ She gets so hyped and tired and then misbehaves *sigh* such is the life with kids hey? Anywho onto our day

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  • Awake at 7:30 with the alarm, hit snooze and grabbed another 10 minutes. Can’t remember what time I brought Miss A to bed for a feed.
  • Checked the weather – looks like cold and rainy.
  • Finish packing Miss K her lunch – mini egg & bacon pies, some vegie sticks, strawberries, yoghurt a banana and a tuna snack.
  • Breakfast – coco pops, milk & sliced banana and a hit chocolate
  • Check emails & social media
  • Bin day
  • So it’s spring and we have to light the fire, so wrong
  • Plan of attack for today while Miss K is at day care & Miss A naps – clean the kitchen
  • A late shower then chuck on a load of washing then lunch – chicken , cheese & mayo sandwich
  • Found Miss K’s blue baby book while cleaning the kitchen. I’d put it “somewhere safe” (next to the microwave)
  • Tea – Thermomix sausage casserole with wedges. Put dishes in dishwasher.
  • A quick sunset snap, been awhile
  • Skype with my mum then girls to bed. three times. then Miss K woke Miss A :/
  • Check emails, another load of washing.
  • finished watching S1 of Sleepy Hollow
  • Still awake at 11pm with Miss A :/

A new project

Warning – this post is photo heavy.

Yet again I’m undertaking a new project. This is one I’ve tried to do in previous years but, honestly lost interest after the first day or two. BUT since the birth of Miss A I really want to document our every day and special moments.
Soooo I’m doing Ali Edwards Week in the Life (if you don’t know what Week in the Life is go here and read about it – we’ll wait). I gave this a go last year but did one day and then gave up. This year I am determined not to give up. I’m planning on blogging photos and stories here at the end of each day – helping me be a bit more accountable. Hopefully. Then at the end of the week I’ll create my pages and share them here. I’m not going to try and create my pages each day again. Think that’s one of the reasons I gave up last year.

Anywho, on to today’s photos and stories ……

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Today we….

  • woke at 4am to give Miss A a feed
  • Thunderstorms woke me & J up. Girls slept through it. That said we all stayed in bed til nearly 10!
  • Late breakfast, cuppa, check emails and blogs. Gotta love the feral morning hair
  • Quick shower and then some work before ringing Telstra to get some mobile issues sorted
  • Miss A went down for a nap. On our bed while the cat slept in the bassinet.
  • Mum came in for lunch.
  • Miss K, Miss A, Mum & I went to town for Miss K’s swimming lessons
  • Trip to Coles where we found Irn Bru!! and Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers (treats from Scotland)
  • Tea prep then chicken mornay for tea.
  • Miss A off to sleep for the night while I play a game or two of Bubble Witch 2 (what??)
  • Quick treat and checking emails then getting Miss A back to sleep.
  • Surfing the net, doing some blogging and watching Q and A
  • Sorting my photos for today
  • Hot chocolate then off to bed.

See you tomorrow!