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July // Taking Stock...

OMG! We are almost half way through July already. Where has this year gone? I swear I only just celebrated my son's first birthday. Now we are only 3 months away from his second birthday. That and my daughter is ever closer to starting BIG school, which I'm SO not ready for either.  

Winter has really kicked in too! How are you dealing with the cold? Are you a fan or do you prefer the heat of summer? Must say, I do rather like being cosy under a warm blanket than sweating my bum off. However, I tend to eat way more in the cold weather... Oh well! 

Well seeing as we are now in the second half of the year, and the last time I did a 'taking stock' post was at the beginning of the year, I thought it would be fitting to do it again here we go...

Actually can I just add... How much life can change in just 6 months is pretty awesome hey... 
What has changed for you that you never expected?

Making: Spray painting sticks gold and weaving... lots of prep work going on for the upcoming market.
Cooking: Tomato and cheese toasties
Drinking: Chocolate milk (ok.... yes I ate the kids' lunch  :)
Wanting: A date night with my hubby
Looking: Tired and in need of some hair styling
Playing: House 
Wishing: It wasn't so cold today
Enjoying: The fireplace
Waiting: For my hubs to get home
Liking: That it is a preschool day tomorrow 
Wondering: Why my son decided it was a good idea to put a pea sized craft Pom Pom up his nose just now!! Ahhh heart attack much! 
Loving: My dining area. I finally put up some picture frames (only took 2.5 years). Some of them may still be empty but hey we can't rush everything.
Considering: Having a third child (maybe.. no...yes... I dunno....probably not)
Buying: A big-ass sign for my market stall
Watching: NASHVILLE. I'm obsessed and it's probably the reason I look tired because I stay up till all hours watching. 
Hoping: My son naps for awhile
Cringing: See 'wondering'
Needing: A new phone...iPhone 6 would be awesome
Questioning: Everything...
Wearing: Big sloppy jumper, gym pants and fluffy socks 
Following:  erin made this
Noticing: That you all loved my 'how to make a cactus pom-pom post. 
Knowing: I could know more
Sorting: My Pinterest boards
Opening: A lovely gift of goodness 'Craft On Delivery' from Laura over at Paper and Pin.
Snacking: Crispy M&Ms
Helping: My daughter draw flowers
Hearing: My son snoring 

This post was inspired from the lovely Pip from Meet Me At Mikes

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  1. Love the ending of this post Bec (yay for toddler naps!). I got excited last week when my 10 year old niece started talking about how much she likes making pom poms. I ran to my phone to show her your IG picture of the cute cactus pom pom - of course she loved it! Such beautiful photos as always too xx

    1. I know, I'll be kicking myself when the naps stop. Oh Yay! I'm so happy she loved it :) Thanks Hun xx

  2. Oh wow I love the craft on delivery - how cute! I too am wanting an Iphone 6, just for the better quality photos and bigger screen. How cute are yuor kids, they are fabulous photos, the first image of your son on the jetty is just adorable it definitely needs to be put in one of those frames!! x

    1. Oh tell me about it, I'm still using an iphone4!! Now that is a brilliant idea haha I'm so slack at printing photos ;) xx

  3. I love a good taking stock. Such a good thing to do. It took me a few years to do my photo wall too! Well worth the wait though! Xx

  4. Those photos are just stunning - love me a Taking Stock post! I'm loving everything that Erin makes too. I'm not dealing with the cold at all, because I'm in the mother country and it's summer, and pretty glorious it is too. I'm going to have acute climate shock when I return to winter. Brrrr!

  5. I have Nashville on my list to watch after I finish Orange is the new Black. Good ol' Netflix. Love reading a Taking Stock. :)

  6. Ahh so Nashville is good, is it?! I started watching one ep, but then switched off. The accents got me. I'll have to tune in again. Your photos are just gorgeous and yes, so much can change in six months. It's crazy!!


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