Friday, 28 September 2012

FFS Friday

Hellooooo Friday. I love Fridays that herald the start of a long weekend. This weekend is extra awesome because hubby and I are going to a wedding, minus bub. Yay!

Last Friday morning at 8am I was at the tyre shop getting my old rims and tyres back. FFS.

It cost me $700. FFS.

The whole fiasco has now cost us $2100. If hubby had listened to me in the first place (all 19 times I told him I didn't want new rims), we would have saved $2100. FFS.

As if that's not bad enough, he paid for it using a credit card that we'd only just paid off a few weeks ago. Now we are back to square one. FFS.

He tried to blame me for the whole thing saying I should have been happy with the rims he put on and then it wouldn't have cost us so much money! FFS.

I told him if he'd bothered to listen to me when I told him I didn't want different rims, we wouldn't be $2100 in debt now and that next time he thinks about doing something to my car he should listen to me first instead of wasting so much money on something totally unnecessary. FFS. FFS. FFS!!!!!

Last Wednesday I bought a packet of crumpets. Friday morning I toasted some up for Chai and my breakfast, got them out of the toaster and realised that they were mouldy. FFS.

Sunday arvo we took Chai to the park. We pulled up, I got him out of the car and realised that he was soaking wet. FFS.

I thought hubby had changed his nappy and he thought I'd changed it. FFS.

Chai was so wet that we had to put him back in the car and take him home to change him. FFS.

It is extremely cruel to tell a child you are taking them to the park, get them out of the car and let them see the park, then put them back in the car and take them home. FFS.

Bub let us know just how cruel this was by screaming hysterically the whole trip home and the whole time we were changing him. FFS.

He didn't cheer up until we got back to the park. Another parenting fail. FFS.

Monday morning I snuck off to the toilet by myself. You can't imagine how wonderful it is to go to the toilet without Chai eating the toilet tissue, climbing on my lap, flushing the toilet, trying to put the toilet duck down the toilet whilst I'm sitting on it etc. FFS.

All of a sudden I heard glass hitting tile. FFS.

I called Chai and asked him to "come and show Mummy what you've got." Chai comes proudly running in with hubby's aftershave bottle in his hand. FFS.

It was broken, the bottle was empty and the corner was missing. Crap. FFS.

I quickly got off the toilet and Chai took my hand and proudly took me into the living room to show me what he'd done. There was aftershave and glass shards everywhere. FFS.

Chai kept trying to help whilst I was cleaning up, so I had to shut him in his bedroom. He screamed the whole time he was in there. FFS.

Our whole house still smells like aftershave. FFS.

Tuesday I thought it was high time I paid some bills. I realised that our car and hubbys motorbike have been unregistered since the begining of August. FFS.

I also realised that our water was about to be restricted cause I haven't paid the bill. Oops. FFS. 

I used to be such an organised person. FFS.

And this is what hubby has to say:
My husband comes home on his second day from tafe after mentally frying himself, dragging his weary arse through the door. He is met with a look of "here's your child". He then proceeds to play with our child, take him for a long walk, whipped up a concoction of exotic tasting food. Fed our son with laughter, happiness and play like nothing I've ever seen before, only to have everything thrown back in his face by a female black tomcat snarling with saliva hanging off her teeth when he asked if the rubbish sitting near the rubbish bag would like to be put in. To have her turn around with the look of Freddie Kruger and those nails saying "just mind your own business." The things that my loving husband has to put up with. I think I should nominate him for father of the year.

I wrote that exactly as hubby said it. FFS.

He wanted me to pretend that I was writing it. FFS.

And now let's clarify a few things. 

I didn't meet him at the door, I met him outside in the driveway because bub and I were outside playing. FFS.

He took bub for a walk for 1/2 an hour whilst I was clearing the kitchen table of all the junk he'd left on it. FFS.

The food he "whipped up" was food that I'd cooked the previous night, he just chopped it up and mixed it all together. FFS.


I didn't tell him to mind his own business when he asked about the paperwork, I told him to leave it because I have to shred it. FFS.

See what I have to put up with? FFS.

Nice try hubby, this is my blog. FFS.

Wednesday mornings I take bub to Rhyme Time. He loves it, I get to chat to other people, it's great fun. We were up early and got to the shopping centre early to do some food shopping before Rhyme Time. I parked the car, turned around to look and bub and he was asleep. FFS.

It was only 9.15am, he doesn't normally have his sleep until 11 or 12. FFS.

I wasn't sure what to do so sat in the car reading emails for 20 minutes. He didn't wake up. FFS.

I decided to take him home and see what happened, so I took him home, put him into bed and he stayed asleep for 2 1/2 hours. FFS.

One of Chai's favourite words is BRA. This is such a special word that it can't be spoken, it must be yelled at the top of his voice. FFS.

Every morning when I'm getting dressed Chai goes to my drawers, gets out a bra, throws it at me then gets another one and puts it around his neck. The whole time he's doing this he is yelling BRA, BRA, BRA at the top of his voice. FFS.

When we're out in public, if he sees a bra he starts screaming BRA, BRA, BRA. FFS.

Have a great weekend! And if you are in WA, have a great long weekend and remember it's double demerits.


Dear Baby G

Thursday, 27 September 2012

September Empties

A little while ago I asked on twitter if people would be interested in seeing bub's empties. Just after that I started P100P, so this months empties are all bub products.
Yumbums. See my full review here. I really like this nappy treatment, it's all natural, nice and thick, gentle and works well. The thickness means that I only have to use it a few times a day, which means I go through less of it and that means I save money. Winning. 

Gaia Bath and Body Wash - I'm a big fan of the Gaia baby range. They make an adult range too that I'm interested to try. I digress. 

Eco Store Baby Shampoo -I really like the Eco Store range, their products are natural and lovely.
Aromababy Barrier Balm - This is the best nappy rash product that I've used and it's been discontinued. They haven't replaced it with anything similar and I really can't understand why they would discontinue such a great product.

Gaia Baby Moisturiser - I like this but don't love it. Not that there's anything wrong with it but it's just not outstanding.
These are tosses. The two lip pencils had gone off (who knew pencils could go off!), the Stila gloss smells funny and I don't really like it and the Tutti Dolci gloss (which I really like) was starting to separate. Out they go.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

My Feel Unique Order

Remember I said that I had a few packages on the way that would make the first few months of P100P easier? Well this is the third last one that I'm expecting. This was my first order from Feel Unique but it won't be my last. They have a huge range of products that aren't available here. 

I placed my order on 12 September, it was shipped the same day and I received my package on 25 September. Shipping was free, yay!
Rodial Glam Balm Lips - This has been on my wishlist for ages but I haven't been able to find it in Australia.

Nuxe lip balm -  I ordered this on a whim because I wanted to try something from Nuxe. 

Daniel Sandler Cherub Watercolour blush - I've seen this on lots of blogs and as I'm going through a blush stage, I had to have it. 

Korres Mandarin Lip balm stick - I really don't know why this is called mandarin, mandarins are orange and this is not orange.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

September Favourites



WotNot facial wipes travel case - Just when I thought WotNot wipes couldn't get any better, they bring them out in a refillable travel case. And it's not just any old travel case, it's brilliant. It's very sturdy and has a huge mirror on the back. Awesome.

Lord and Berry smudge proof eyeliner in sand - Many years ago Revlon had a deep taupe eye liner that I loved. I used so many of them and since it's been discontinued I have been searching for one the same, without any luck. Until now! I got this with my Beauty Bay order and it is the exact shade of dark taupe I've been looking for. I like to use this to line under my eyes, it adds definition without being too dark. Now that I'm not working I don't wear a lot of make-up, so the lighter colour of this is just what I need.

Physician's Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio in blue eyes - It's a big call, but the brown shade in this trio could well be my favourite eyeliner. You know how there's always one product you are searching for but can never find? For me it's eyeliner. I want an eyeliner that is dark brown, but not too dark, that I can wear without eyeshadow to give my eyes definition, but not look like I'm just wearing eyeliner which would look a bit funny. This is the colour. It's a medium dark brown that is the ideal shade for my pale skin. The colour is slightly darker than my Lord and Berry liner, perfect for use on my upper lash line.

Haus of Gloi Coconut Creme lip balm - I've been using this on and off for a while now, but this month I've been loving the coconut flavour. It's a great spring flavour.

Benefit High Brow - As part of Project 100 Pan I went through some of my make-up and pulled out a few products that I wanted to use up. It's a sad testament to how much make-up I have that all of the products I pulled out I really love, but as I have so much most of my loved products don't get used. In the past I used this every day then for some reason I stopped. I've been using this every day again as it's a great way to subtly brighten up my eye area and it's so quick and easy to use.

Dior Serum de Rouge lipstick in 640 - This is another product I pulled out to use as as part of my project pan. Again, I don't know why I neglected this as it's a beautiful lipstick. It feels like a hydrating lip balm and the colour is my perfect, everyday, minimal make-up lipstick.

Tisserand De-Stress - I got a pack of three Tisserand blends and I've been using them religiously since they arrived. Out of all of them, De-Stress is my favourite, the scent is beautiful. I'd happily wear this as a perfume, so it being a stress reliever is an added bonus.

Becca Cream Blush in Turkish Rose - I've never really liked this blush so it's sat unloved in my collection for a while. I pulled it out a few weeks ago intending to use it up as part of P100P and now I love it. I have no idea what I didn't like about it before, because it really is beautiful. It gives a gorgeous wash of colour and it makes my skin look luminous. I thought that when I finished this I wouldn't replace it, but this will definitely be a repurchase once my project pan is over.

WotNot Travel Wipes and Physicians Formula eyeliner were provided for review. All other products I purchased myself.

Friday, 21 September 2012

FFS Friday

Hello Friday! Today is a momentous occasion, it is the day that Sarah hands in her Thesis!

It's been a tough week this week, but despite that I don't have a lot to complain about, it's just the same old, bub isn't sleeping stuff which I'm sure you are all sick of hearing about. 

I am hormonal at the moment and experiencing terrible road rage. Perthites should be very thankful that I don't own a large 4 wheel drive with a bull bar because if I did I would be driving into everyone who annoys me. FFS.

I'd love to have a steamroller, then I could just roll right over the top of everyone, it'd be so much fun. FFS.

Sunday evening hubby says to me in a sympathetic voice "You're just hopeless at the moment aren't you?" FFS.

He then went on to say that he meant it in a nice way. FFS.

I gave him the death stare. Bizarrely he's still alive. FFS.

Monday bub decided that 4.30am was a good time to start the day. FFS.

I spent an hour and a half trying to get him back to sleep. It didn't work. FFS.

I explained to him that "Mummy is much more fun when you let her get some sleep", however he ignored me and didn't sleep well Tuesday night either. FFS.

Bub is still not sleeping well. FFS.

When I say not sleeping well, I mean up every hour some nights. FFS.

I wish I could drug him. FFS. 

Bub and I both have a cold, again. FFS.

Tuesday I got a text message from the bank saying that my card has been compromised and will be cancelled at the end of the day. FFS.

This is the second time scammers have got the details of one of our cards. FFS.

I have no idea how they manage it as we are very careful with our cards, never let them out of our sight and haven't used them online. FFS.

The card they got hold of this time has only ever been used at Myer and David Jones. FFS.

Thankfully Bankwest are onto it so quickly that they didn't get any money. Now I have no card for 5 to 10 days. FFS.

Wednesday night I was changing bub's nappy. He'd done a huge poo and stuck his hand on his bum and into the poo straight away. FFS.

Hubby told me that bub stuck his hand in the poo due to me changing his nappy wrong. FFS.

Again, I gave him the death stare. FFS.

Clearly I need to work on my death stare, it's totally ineffective. FFS.

Despite me telling him I don't like it there, BIL is trying to get us to move to the Gold Coast. FFS.

This week he called me to say that he can get a FIFO job for hubby doing 2 and 1. FFS.

WTF would I move to the Gold Coast to have hubby away for 2 weeks at time? FFS.

Thankfully I didn't have MIL and FIL staying this week. By some miracle MIL managed to drive to the airport and pick FIL up, despite her being unable to drive in Perth. FFS.

Wednesday I took bub to the chiropractor. Thursday we were at playgroup and he decided that he wanted to get off the play equipment. He was about 2 meters up, got on his stomach and backed off the platform. FFS.

There was a parent up there who missed it and I was watching from the other side, but thanks to my bung knee I couldn't get there in time to catch him. FFS.

He seems okay, but back to the chiropractor we will go. FFS.

I'm assuming he didn't hurt himself as he only did the scared cry and there were no tears, but still. FFS.

When I told hubby about it (when will I learn!), he said that he hopes Chai doesn't have whiplash. FFS.

The place next door to us is getting bulldozed. For the last 2 days they have parked their bob cat ramps across our driveway, making it very difficult for me to get the car out. FFS.

The place on the other side, where the drug dealers used to live, has new tenants in it. I haven't seen them yet, hopefully they aren't drug dealers too. FFS.

Hubby has wanted to change the rims on "my" car since we bought it. FFS.

Yesterday he came home with new rims and tyres on the car. They are the ugliest f@#$ing things I've ever seen. FFS.

They have an image of a bulls head in the middle of the rim. FFS. 

As if that's not bad enough, they are black and the car is silver. FFS.

And they cost $1400. FFS. 

He put lock nuts on them so no-one can steal them. FFS.

I'd been planning on leaving the car in a dodgy suburb until someone stole the f#$@ing rims. There goes that idea. FFS. 

The topic of rims has come up at least once a month since we got the car. That means I've told hubby I like the rims I have and I don't want new ones at least 19 times. FFS.

When he got home with the new rims he was surprised that I didn't like them. FFS.

He'll be more surprised when he gets home tonight and sees that I've got my old rims back. FFS.

Now I'm planning what to waste $1400 on. Not FFS.

If I wasn't doing P100P I would have spent $1400 by now. FFS.

I would put it into my savings account, however that's the one the scammers got hold of. FFS. 

To top it all off, this morning I got up and found a note on my computer from hubby telling me to be careful of kerbs because the new rims are deep dish. Whatever the f@#$ that is, and like I care! FFS.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!!!!!
 
Dear Baby G

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Buddha Balm Burnt Sugar and Fig

 Buddha Balm Soy Lip Balm - Burnt Sugar Fig - Click Image to Close
This is currently my favourite lip balm, which is a real shame because I've just finished it, I'm doing P100P and Addicted 2 Lip Balm is closing down so I don't know where I'll be able to buy it once P100P is over. As far as I'm aware there are no other Australian stockists. This saddens me greatly.

As you may know, I am a huge fan of flavoured lip balms. This is the most flavoured balm I've ever used. It smells and tastes amazing and the flavour stays on my lips for hours. That alone is enough to make me love it, however flavour aside, it's a beautiful, hydrating lip balm. It's the perfect thickness and lasts a few hours before I need to reapply, even though I constantly lick my lips because it tastes so good.

Buddha Balm is soy based and contains no nasty ingredients. It's very moisturising and is a bargain at only $4.95. There are still some available at Addicted 2 Lip Balm, so if you want one get in before they are sold out.  

Photo courtesy of Addicted 2 Lip Balm.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Earths Botanics Cucumber & Mint

I don't usually like to make negative comments about products, but I have to start this review with something that's really been upsetting me. I've been using Earths Botanics Cucumber and Mint shower gel and hand and body lotion for a while now and the problem just won't go away. Here's the problem. I'm selfish and like to keep my nice products for myself, however the Earths Botanics Cucumber and Mint products smell so good that hubby uses them too.
Now this wouldn't be so bad if he only had one shower a day, but hubby has at least two, if not three or four showers a day (personally, I think he has a problem, but that's another topic all together).
So instead of my beautiful products lasting me for months and months, they are nearly gone after around six weeks!

Thankfully I have hidden the hand and body lotion from him, so I can use it at my leisure!

Aside from that, I have nothing negative to say about these beautiful products. The scent is gorgeous, very fresh and uplifting. I don't smell a lot of mint, it's more green cucumber. The fragrance lingers in a lovely subtle way that makes me think it'd make a wonderful perfume. 
I find both of these products gentle and hydrating. The shower gel isn't drying at all, I find it to be gentle and hydrating. Similarly, the hand and body lotion is light, very moisturising and when I use it my skin smells lovely all day.


Both the shower gel and hand and body lotion both cost $22 for a 425ml pump bottle and are available from Bella Inspirations.  

Shower gel ingredients: water, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamide dea, coco glucoside and glycol distearate and glycerin, glycerin, magnesium chloride, peg120 methyl glucose dioleate, sodium chloride, manuka honey, fragrance, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, olive fruit oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone. 
 
These products were sent to me for review.

Friday, 14 September 2012

FFS Friday

There are christmas decorations in the stores now, FFS! I'm sure someone pressed the fast forward button on 2012.

Last Thursday I had bub's hair cut for the second time. Unlike the first time, it went really well, he didn't get upset and his hair looked great. Not FFS.

Saturday, hubby decided to "fix" the sides of bub's hair and so cut the hair around his ears. FFS.

It looks terrible! FFS.

We'd left it long as we were trying to grow sideburns, now we're back to square one. FFS.

Add to that, it's not even the same, or straight! FFS.

I've told hubby he is never to cut bub's hair again. FFS.

Bub is still not sleeping very well. FFS!!!!!

FIL is over visiting BIL at the moment. He's been there nearly two weeks. BIL asked FIL to stay an extra week, but FIL said no because MIL isn't well. (FIL and MIL lie all the time). FFS.

FIL has said that when he gets back, he and MIL will stay with us for a few days to 'help out'. FFS.

I pointed out to hubby that if MIL isn't well they can't stay with us and that if she is well then FIL could have stayed with BIL an extra week. FFS.

If they are going to lie you'd think they'd do it properly so they don't get caught out. FFS.

This means that next week I could potentially have FIL and MIL here for up to three days. FFS.

I'm struggling enough with bub not sleeping, add them into the mix and I may just end up in a mental hospital. FFS.

You think that's a joke. FFS.

My left eyelid has been wrinkly for about five months now. FFS.

I thought this was just an unfortunate part of getting older. FFS.

After two applications of the eczema cream it's no longer wrinkly. FFS.

So this means that all this time I haven't been using eye make-up and if I'd treated the eczema I could have been. FFS.

Saturday after two years, I finally got my super long hair chopped off. It was nearly at my waist and now it's just below my shoulders. Not FFS.

This week I've realised two things. One, I have no idea how to style short hair. FFS.

Two, short hair requires a lot more attention than long hair does. FFS.

I still prefer short hair.

A few months ago hubby entered Chai into a modelling competition. When he told me about it I told him it was a scam and that we'd get a phone call saying that Chai didn't win but they loved him and would sign him up if we paid them some money. FFS.

Friday I got a phone call from the modelling agency. FFS.

The conversation went like this:
Agency: Chai was entered into a modelling competition. We really loved him. He didn't win this time but he was the runner up, he nearly won.
Me: What a surprise.
Agency: We think we could get him a lot of work.
Me: Of course you could.
Agency: Can you come in for a meeting on Monday? We'd like to meet him to see what he's like in person and we'll tell you about what sort of jobs he'll get and how much he'll get paid. It's obligation free.
Me: I can tell you what he's like. He's full of beans, doesn't sit still and loves people.
Agency: We'd really like to meet him, can you bring him in?
Me: Yeah, okay. 
Agency: Great, see you Monday.
Me: If you decide to sign him up, how much will it cost?
Agency: The meeting is obligation free.
Me: I'm aware of that. How much is it to have him on your books?
Agency: We'd just like to meet him first and tell you how much money he could make.
Me: That's great. If you decide to list him, how much would it cost?
Agency: The meeting is free.
Me: Yes, you've told me that three times. How much would it cost for you to list him on your books?
Agency: $430 for the first 12 months.
Me: I'm not interested.
Agency: Oh, but we loved him, we could get him a lot of work.
Me: I'm not interested.
Then I hung up the phone. FFS.

They rang me again the next day trying to get me to bring Chai for a meeting. FFS.

I told them again I wasn't interested. FFS.

If they think he's that great then they can put him on their books for free. There's no way I'm paying to have Chai listed with a modelling agency. FFS.

Aside from the money, I don't want him modelling anyhow, I want him to be a child who is free and enjoys his life, not spends his time working. There's plenty of time for that when he's an adult. FFS.

Thanks to Jessica and Kimberley, I have stupidly agreed to undertake Project 100 Pan. FFS.

For those of you who don't know what that is, it means that I won't buy any make-up, bath or body products until I've finished 100 products. Great. FFS.

I mentioned last week that bub is obsessed with swings at the moment. FFS.

I take him to the park twice a day to wear him out. This used to work a treat until he discovered the swing. Now the only person who gets worn out is me. FFS.

He won't play on anything other than the swing, and he wants to swing for at least 45 minutes. FFS.

No matter how hard I try to get him to run around and play on other things, he won't. FFS.

I've searched for parks without swings, but most of the damn things have a swing. FFS.

This week Chai has continued putting everything he can into the toilet. FFS.

Tuesday he put one of his mega blocks in there, pulled it out and drank the water. Gross. Mother of the year here. FFS.

Yesterday I got clever and super glued the toilet seat lock to the toilet so that Chai can't put everything in there. In the process I glued my fingers to the super glue tube twice. FFS.



Dear Baby G

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Project 100 Pan


After saying yesterday that I wasn't going on a no buy, guess what? I'm going to do Project 100 Pan. I know, how crazy am I? And what terrible timing! Finances have been tight for a while now so I haven't been buying anything, plus I've recently completed P50P. We are now finally at the point where I can buy a few things if I want to and I get talked into doing a Project 100 Pan. 

I hold Jessica and Kimberley responsible for this. Jessica mentioned it on twitter and then when Kimberley said she'd do it if Jessica and I did, I stupidly agreed. Clearly the sleep deprivation has addled my brain.

In all seriousness, as much as I don't want to, P100P is very necessary. We are going to be moving into a rental soon and then we'll move into our own house, so I don't want to cart a whole pile of beauty products during two moves. Add to that, I have way too many products and finally using them up will be very rewarding. 

This time around I'm going to concentrate on finishing make-up. I'd like to use at least two lipsticks, two foundations, an eye liner and a mineral foundation. I've never finished a mineral foundation so that will be an achievement for me. I'd also like to finish a perfume. I've been working on downsizing my perfume collection for a while now and have nearly finished all my sample tubes of perfume, so the gwp sized ones are next. It'd be great to finish a whole bottle of perfume.

Here are my rules:
I can only buy things that I totally run out of, there can be nothing in that category in order for me to replace it. For example, I can't buy another cleanser until I use up all the cleansers I have.
If I receive a gift voucher (such as the quarterly Priceline voucher), I can use it to purchase whatever I want, but only to the value of the voucher. 
If there are limited edition products that I really want, I'll let twitter decide if I can buy it. 
I will include samples, ten samples will equal one empty.

Wish me luck!

Monday, 10 September 2012

New Years Beauty Resolutions

Yes, I know it's not the new year yet. I did consider waiting to post this until the start of the year, however I'm not good at waiting and I'm doing this now, so I decided to post it now. I've never understood waiting for a certain time/occasion to make a change, if I'm going to make a change I do it now, not on Monday or in the new year. But I digress. 

I have decided to set myself a challenge/goal. My aim is to use up:
A lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish, foundation, face powder, blush, eye shadow and eye liner. I have way too much make-up and it's about time I started using it up, so I am going to use the same few products until I've used something up. Ideally my aim is to finish at least one of each category every year. I know that I can finish two foundations a year and I'm sure I can finish a few lipsticks and lip glosses every year too. 
I'm not putting myself on a spending ban or anything like that, I'm just going to make a concerted effort to use things up. I have also implemented a Beauty Budget of $25 per week. I don't think this will be difficult to stick to as I don't tend to buy that much and the things that I buy are usually on sale at Priceline. I'm going to put the money aside every week so that I can keep track of what I've spent.

Twice a year I'm going to have a make-up clear out and give away or throw out the products that I don't use. Ultimately I'd like to be able to fit all my make-up in one train case. 

And that folks, is my September New Years Beauty Resolution.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Dear Chai

You are 1 and 1/2 today!

This month you discovered how much fun swings are. I'd tried to get you on the swing before and you didn't like it, then one day we were at the park and you saw another child having a swing so decided you wanted to try it. Now, you love the swing and don't want to get off! You will happily stay on the swing for 45 minutes!

At the moment you are fascinated with lights and light switches. Everywhere we go you look at the lights and at home you spend ages turn on lights.  You turn the switch on then look delightedly at the light. To your great frustration you can't turn the lights off again but it won't be long until you have mastered that too.

Your favourite trick at the moment is sticking your finger up your nose. You are so proud of yourself and show everyone. Every time I'm on the phone you stick your finger up your nose for the person on the phone, if we are out and someone speaks to you, you stick your finger up your nose. You even stuck your finger up your nose for two dogs we met in the park. When you really want to show off you stick a finger in each nostril.

Another thing you learned to do this month is to kick a ball. We now take a ball to the park with us so that you can kick it around. You are also very interested in zips, you can undo them easily but struggle to do them up (so scream with frustration when the zip won't go up).

Every day you get more and more independent. Now when we go to playgroup you race out to the playground and don't give me a second thought until you're ready to go home to sleep. 

You love animal, especially dogs and birds. At the park you love chasing the birds, you run after them laughing the whole time. You are fascinated with dogs, especially ones who lick you, you think that's the funniest thing ever.

You are the best thing that has happened to Dad and I and we love you more every day. You are such a delightful child so happy, curious and full of life. The sound of your laughter is the best sound in the world, we are so blessed to have you in our lives. 

Friday, 7 September 2012

FFS Friday

Well thankfully this week has been much better than last week. I actually don't have a lot to whinge about this week, but I've rustled up a few things so that you don't get disappointed. 

In last weeks self pitying, self absorbed whinge I forgot to mention the spew fountain that occurred on Wednesday night. FFS.

I'd just finished feeding bub his dinner when he let out a little cry and then did a huge spew all over himself, his high chair and the floor. FFS.

Whilst I was grabbing a cloth to clean him up he did another huge spew. FFS.

At this point I realised the only option was to undress him and get into the shower with him. FFS.

Poor bub was totally soaked in spew, there were pools of it all over the floor and in his high chair. FFS.

Once I got him cleaned up I tried to clean up the spew but he wanted to help, so I had to lock us both in the bedroom until hubby got home and looked after bub so I could clean. FFS.

For the rest of the night I could smell spew. FFS.

One of our neighbours has put a swing in their unfenced front yard. Bloody inconsiderate of them. FFS.

Chai is currently obsessed with swings and now that he knows there is a swing just up the road, he wants to go there all the time. FFS.

Despite me paitently explaining to him several times that it's not our swing, he tries his best to have a swing. FFS.

This results in my carrying him home in a horizontal position whilst he screams blue murder. FFS.

I think that if people are going to be mean enough to put a swing in their front yard, they should be okay with random strangers using it. FFS.

Sunday night we had the in laws here. FFS.

MIL was telling us about something she saw on tele. A whale killed a man and he survived. Yes, you read that right. FFS.

Later in the evening she asked hubby "Would you like to get Dad a pair of your sneakers for him to borrow?" FFS.

I don't know why she couldn't just say "Can Dad please borrow a pair of your sneakers?" FFS.

Or for that matter why he couldn't ask himself. FFS. 

Turns out he'd left his sneakers at home. They were at the shopping centre earlier so why they didn't buy him a pair I don't know. FFS.

Hubbys feet are 2 sizes bigger than his dads. FFS.

About 5 minutes later MIL says "Do you have any triple oil?" I couldn't be bothered asking what that was so said no. She asks again if we have any triple oil and hubby says no. She then asks if we have any fish oil tablets. Hubby says yes, then she asks if Dad can have some. FFS.

There is a chemist across the road so they could easily have bought some themselves, but why would they do that when they can sponge off us. FFS.

Bub and I have both had a dry, itchy patch on our eye for the past few weeks. FFS.

I thought mine was due to hayfever and bub's was due to conjunctivitis, so have been dosing us both up with the appropriate medication. FFS.

This week my eye has got really bad so I took us off to the Dr. It turns out that we both have eczema. FFS.

Hubby has been back on the "you are so noisy" bandwagon this week. FFS.

Last night he told me that I closed the lid to my hand cream very loudly and I'd probably wake bub up. FFS.

Really, either he has bionic hearing or I have superhuman strength. I don't think it's possible to close a hand cream lid in a noisy manner. FFS. 

Amazingly, he remains unharmed. FFS.

See, I really am a wonderful wife. FFS.

And that's my whinge for this week. Have a great weekend!
Dear Baby G

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

L'oreal Colour Riche Le Vernis Nail Polish

It's very rare that I paint my fingernails, I don't have the time and it annoys me when the polish chips the next day. I love the look of painted nails so went into Priceline and asked my favourite lady to recommend a long lasting nail polish for me. She told me that the Colour Riche Le Vernis polishes are really good and as an added bonus they are on sale for around $5.
I chose shade number 107 Beige Boheme which is a medium pinky brown. L'oreal say that this contains a top coat which is a bonus and means it's more likely that I'll paint my nails as I don't have to wait for an extra coat to dry.

The photos show two coats. I could have gotten away with one coat but wanted a deeper colour so used two coats.
I had no chipping or flaking for four days and then there was only slight chipping right at the end of my nails. Considering what my nails go through every day I'm really impressed with how well this wears. I've now had the polish on for six days and it still looks good, it's only if I look at my nails closely that I can see there is a little wear on the ends.

I love that they come in a little 5ml bottle, which means I'll probably use it up before it goes thick and gluggy.
I've since gone back and bought two more polishes, so will post reviews of them soon.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Tangle Teezer

I never expected to be writing a review for a brush, but here we are. Until Natalie wrote about the Tangle Teezer I'd never heard of it. You can read Natalies review here.
 
I have very long hair (nearly down to my waist) and I lose a lot of it. My hair is all over the house as so much of it falls out. It clogs up the basin, my hair brush, the bed, it is literally everywhere.
This truly is a miracle product. I was a little skeptical that a hairbrush could reduce the amount of hair that falls out but it does. Since I've been using this I only get about 10 hairs caught in the brush from brushing my hair and very few hairs fall out afterwards. My house is no longer covered in my hair, it's quite amazing.
As you can see in the photos there are two different length bristles. Tangle Teezer feels very gentle to use, in fact it feels like I couldn't possibly be getting all the knots out as the brush doesn't get caught in my hair. I've noticed that this gets the knots out easier and quicker, I'm really not sure how.
Tangle Teezer is also safe to use on wet hair. Again, I was a little skeptical about using a brush on wet hair, but it worked really well. I've now thrown out my brush and comb as the Tangle Teezer is the only brush that I need.
In my opinion everyone needs a Tangle Teezer!  I paid $13.60 from Beauty Bay. They have free worldwide shipping too!