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A Fresh New Year... Taking Stock

Well Christmas is done. New Years is done. Bring on Australia Day! Although looking around the local supermarkets it looks like Easter will be here tomorrow! Crazy how fast they move on. Anyway, I'm sorry I have been a little M.I.A of late but with all the celebrations, I decided to take a little blogging holiday.

I thought for my first one back I would put out a little 'Taking Stock' post.... An exercise I thought might be nice to do every now and again. Get me thinking about where I'm at, how I'm feeling and more so, where I want this year to head...

Making: Plans and dinner.
Cooking: Jamie Oliver "Crunchy Cajun Chicken" Smells sooo good.
Drinking: Water. Trying to drink more of it. 
Reading: Far to many cooking magazines and blogs. If you're after new recipes check this site out Foodgawker,you'll even find my Pineapple and Mango Jam recipe on this site.
Wanting: A REAL holiday. Time away from my home. My home and my workplace are the same thing (in a sense).
Looking: Out my bedroom window.
Playing: Hide and seek from the kids, haha so I can get this blog post out.
Deciding: If I cut Axels hair yet....? Somedays it's totally cute, with curls but other days... he looks like no one owns him.
Wishing: We'd get another cat soon. Miss that little bugger! Our house needs a pet.
Enjoying: Beach days. More so now with my kids than I did when I was younger and "kid free". The beach was so boring to me then. 
Waiting: For some sneaky boxing day sales purchases to arrive. 
Liking: My new Children Of The Tribe beach bag
Wondering: When will my baby sleep through the night... more than once a month.
Loving: Meeting new people in my social networking world. 
Pondering: What kind of jobs are out there for me. I need to start looking for something, just one or two days a week.
Considering: Burning the washing. 
Watching: The Following - it's a little twisted but it has me hooked. 
Needing: Some Inspiration. 
Smelling: My gorgeous candle from a lovely new friend at Seaside Candle Co
Wearing: A summer dress I bought almost 5 years ago.
Following: So many new lovelies on Instagram.
Noticing: My fake tan is coming off. Seriously I'm naturally so white I think I must reflect the sun. 
Admiring: Many Many things I would love to get my kids.
Sorting: The damn washing!!
Buying: Nothing much.
Getting: Hungry
Disliking: How messy my lounge room constantly looks.
Opening: A sneaky chocolate.
Giggling: At my kids playing in the bath.
Feeling: Cool, in the a/c after such a stinking hot day.
Hearing: The kids yelling for me....


This post was inspired from Meet Me At Mikes. If you want to post your own 'Taking stock' you can find a fresh blank list here. 

If you have enjoyed this little post, please share a comment below I would love to hear from you. Or jump over to my Facebook page or Instagram.


  1. Burning the there's an idea. And as for naturally white, I'm with you on that one Bec. I don't tan, I just burn! It was so lovely getting to know you through your blog last year - can't wait to see what you bring to the interwebs this year. Sending you lots of good inspiration vibes :)

    1. Thanks Tash. I'm needing the inspiration vibes! Loved following your blog last year too, so happy to make such a great blogging friend. xx

  2. Burning the washing! Now why didn't I think of that! I love this Taking Stock post. Thanks for sharing...visiting from One Mother Hen :)

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for your comment and visiting :)

  3. After 2 hours of pegs and clothes this morning I am relating to your "burn the washing". Enjoyed your post - thanks.

    1. 2 Hours!! All that effort and it's always back the next day! sucks.... Thanks :)

  4. Love the 'Taking Stock' posts. Must do another one myself! I hope you get more sleep soon and get that REAL holiday! Happy New Year! :-)

  5. Love the little insight these posts bring to a persons life. It is a real window.

  6. I really like these sorts of posts, I have to do one soon. I'd be a bit worried about hiding from my kids, it seems they like to destroy the place if I am not taking any notice. Today I walked in my bedroom to find most the contents of my wardrobe on the floor!

    1. haha oh I should have said the hubby was watching them. I know what you mean, can't take your eyes off them for a sec!


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