Seven Things to Read Do Listen

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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This months seven things....

Infinite Folk spotify playlist is on repeat.

Have you tried any of the Nike training club workouts? I’m enjoying this 12 min tabata trained workout as a warm up before my weights program.

Giving to UNICEF Syria Appeal.

I am back on the Dr Pepper - the perfect fizzy drink.

Listening to the new Man Repellar podcast. I have been a long time fan of Man Repellar. This podcast gives a little insight into the philosophy and lives of women. I highly recommend it.

I recently finished reading Little Big Lies by Laine Moriaty. I literally could not put this book down. So good. Hoping the parents at Lulu’s school will be a little more welcoming!

Spent a recent Monday afternoon cuddling a sick child. While it isn’t great having a sick child, it was wonderful to be able to drop everything an just be. The Ben and Holly episode we watched inspired me to spend the evening after she went to be watching Grand Designs. I encourage you to take an evening to yourself and do something that calms your soul. 

The Nappy Collective October 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

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The Nappy Collective is collecting nappies again this October in Alice Springs. Have a stash of outgrown nappies that your kid has grown out of? Well, donate them to the Nappy Collective who pass them onto mother's in need at the Alice Springs Women's Shelter

The incidences of domestic violence in the Northern Territory are high, with over 60% of assault offences being domestic violence related. Mothers fleeing family violence often struggle to provide for their young children, changing their babies less frequently or forgoing other basic essentials to afford nappies. By donating leftover nappies Alice Springs parents can do a small part in easing the burden for families affected.

The Nappy Collective will run from October 16 -30. Nappies can be donated to the Collective at Exotiq Homewares, Target and Ju Ju Beane. The Nappy Collective will also run in various cities around Australia during the same period, including Darwin! For more information 

Let's see if we can double this giant stack collected at Ju Ju Beane in May!
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Link Love - style, orchids and motherhood

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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Another week, another weekend. We are mostly having another quiet one in, apart from a family lunch at Nick's aunt's on Sunday. The biggest job on our non-existent list is getting the pool back in action. We accidentally turned off the pool pump the other weekend & it is not looking great. Lulu and I did our best to revive it Thursday night, but there is a long way to go. What's on your agenda this weekend? A big weekend or a quiet one? A pool rescue? Hope you have a great one what ever you are up to.

Catching my eye on the internet this week....

A great mother / daughter outfit post on Love Taza

How to grow orchids on Homelife - let's be honest, we're probably not going to grow orchids but the photos are pretty.

Next baby I'm doing this - except I'll choose to shower - maybe Lasseters can set aside a few suites for this purpose?

I don't this mum sounds that awful, sounds like a great way to explain the concept of not talking to an under 5.

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Exterior Paint Colour Inspiration

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Choosing an exterior paint colour is a little nerve racking. The exterior is what everyone will see as they pass by your place. It's how you tell the world what the people who live here are like. At the moment the people who live in this house are indecisive. The outside is still pink. Some of the trim is still heritage green, some of the trim is a darker grey. The dark grey is our choice of trim but we are undecided as to the colour of the walls - except for Lulu, who thinks they should be rainbow colour or keep the pink.

Choosing colour for climate
Alice Springs has hot, hot summers, so as much as I like the look of houses with darker colour walls but they would absorb far too much heat. White would be great, but would it discolour too quickly with dusty wind? I think a nice compromise might be a pale grey to offset the dark grey trim. In the meantime here a a few exterior paint colour combinations that I am loving from across the web, what's your favourite?
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Ps What Colour to Paint, Selecting Paint Colours & a pic of our exterior within my September Renovation Update

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