Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Weddingness and Neon Alert!

So recently my bestest uni buddy was made an honest woman and got married. I couldn't be happier for the pair of them, M & C you know I love you guys and you both rock! Plus your wedding was fabbo, I doff my hat to you . xxoo
So off to our hometown of Dubbo we went, and it was a great opportunity to catch up with friends over the long weekend, plus I rarely need an excuse to get all dressed up. The geek and kidlets looked fabbo too.
Having said that, jeez there's nothing like a wedding to send any fashion conscious woman into a tailspin. I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR!!! Or in my circumstance, I'M BORED WITH ALL MY OLD SHIT AND NEED MORE NEW STUFF ASAP!
All I can say is, online shopping you are my friend, and peplum anything, oh how I love how flattering you are to me.
So, bloggy peeps, meet my new friend ASOS. Yes ASOS, you've been around a long time, but it's only now I'm appreciating you. If you love my new friend too, check it out. You could even pick up your own peplum top and pencil skirt combo.
So this is my awesome outfit, plus it includes crafty shit you can get up to this weekend if Forever New didn't totally rip me off, and after a month of spraying a certain chandelier necklace neon yellow they bring out said necklace in you guessed it, neon yellow. Oh well. We all love neon and yes you can borrow my idea too. Better yet, just go to Forever New and buy the damn necklace in yellow.
the necklace that started out pink. I think Forever new must think its funny bringing it out in yellow now after I spray painted it for a month because the paint wouldn't take to the beads.
Look how big my bun is!
Could it get any bigger? And yay, the necklace finally
went yellow.
Necklace - Forvever New,  Neon bangles - Lovisa,
Neon clutch - Colette, Nude heels - Ziera,
Black peplum top and  pencil skirt - ASOS

Monday, 30 April 2012

Strange places

Time seems to be moving so quickly at the moment. Days and weeks are running into each other. I've been finding it hard to cope. So much is happening at the moment, such important life decisions that need be made at the snap of fingers. My blogging break has been partly because of this, as excited as I am, I didn't know what to say, and I'm emotional drained.

Our little family is who has entirely been born and bred in this town since 82' is moving. Not just to a new house but a new state. Just like that, we're deciding which possessions to sell, which are too sentimental to let go and packing up. We have to sell our house too. It's 'the' house. We will never have something like this again.

We've been on our own for almost 6 weeks now, the geek had to start his new job straight away. Being apart is painful. It's a band aid that's being ripped off bit by bit, the waiting kills. I want our new life to start, but I'm left behind in limbo. Both the kids have been right little horrors at times, they miss their dad. Me too. I know it's a temporary thing, but at the moment there's no end in sight.

On top of all this, both kids are going in for surgery soon. I need my own personal ENT the amount of times we've seen him over the last few years! Batman goes in tomorrow, bless his little socks. a happy chappy he will not be.

So there is my disjointed ramblings at the moment. To chop and change one more time, here's an amazing old truck I saw today coming home from Canberra, where our geek is. I took this photo in Cudal of all places. I've driven past this truck at least 15 times now, but today I stopped and took photos of it. Professional or even ameteur photographer I am not, but I love how doing something simple like snapping a few shots on your iPhone can make you feel satisfied and happy. And best of all, I never would have seen this gorgeous old beast if it wasn't for our out of control life at the moment.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Back on the horse, aka Weekly weigh in - week 1

So I'm getting back on the horse this year. After c25king it for 2 weeks last year, I've come to that point again. Maybe its because the only shows on TV at the moment are The Biggest Loser and Excess Baggage. Maybe its because I'm heading towards the big 3-0 this year. Maybe its because I'm tired of being a fat arse. Regardless its happening this year. No longer will I be the Chubby Mummy.
there will be less of this going on in the not too distant future - food as well ;)
I almost didn't want to write about this. I made a big thing about it last year, and then royally stuffed it when when everyone in whole house got a terrible gastro virus, and afterwards I just kept putting it off, and eventually refused to go anymore. I admit, I'm embarrassed. But I must try again.

When my mum passed away 7 years ago at 50, she was overweight. She had been for as long as I'd known. It didn't stop me loving her any less, but health wise, it did take away years that we could have spent together, getting to know and loving on my kids. Meeting my littlest man. Seeing my sister go on the trip of her lifetime, moving overseas to England, and one day marry. Being there when I graduated from university. She died in the most traumatic way, with my sister and I caring for her full time, and its taken me nearly all this time to move forward. She died from cancer. So did Dad only 2 years before her. Since then I've learned that weight, more importantly excess weight, can attribute to cancer growing inside the body, along with a host of other less then appealing diseases. If I want to nip this in the bud, and not take time away from my children in 20 years, depriving them of the most important thing, time, then I have to get on top of this TODAY.

Last week it officially began. I've been tracking my food intake with My Fitness Pal on my iPhone for a week now, and when I weighed in this week I'd lost 1.5 kilos. Yay! Tomorrow. I plan to go running. When the geek gets home tomorrow, he plans to kill me (metaphorically speaking) with his weight regime he learned from the Commando last year. Oh god. I think that maybe its going so start of as more like a slow shuffle, but I'll get there. And when I do, I'll be the skinny mummy instead.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” 
Dr. SeussOh, the Places You'll Go!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

February Photo a Day

It's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! *insert shocked/surprised/excited face here...*
So if you been following along with my January Photo a Day challenge and seeing all the different and varied things I've been posting then like me, you might be a little a lot excited to hear that there's a February challenge! And my god, its gone absolutely viral! I'd love to see all of your photos , so please link me up in the comments with either your Instagram id or where ever it is that you might be showing off your photos, and a little insight into your day to day activities. 

If you didn't participate in the January challenge, have a look through my January posts. I hope you'll be inspired and join in too! You can follow me on Instagram at eviebush, or at my Facebook page or on twitter.

my January Photo a Day efforts :) oh so fun!

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Photo Challenge Day 31 - you, again.

Day 31 | my awesome cats eye sunglasses from Santa | waiting | school run 
Want to join in?  Yay! Lucky there's a February Photo a Day challenge!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Photo Challenge Day 30 - nature

Day 30 | nature | massive agave that lives outside my front door
Want to join in? Read more here...

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Baking, freezing and chopping

Happy Australia Day Bad Housewives! Did you all have a good one? 
Our Aussie day was one that we had initially thought we would spend with friends at the local Dam, doing all manner of water related, outdoorsy things, but as Murphy's law dictates, it rained on and off all day, so we had our obligatory BBQ inside, caught up on tv series and movies that we've missed during the silly season, and enjoyed a few cold ciders. Yum. I also showed my skills in the kitchen, cooking the most fabulously Aussie scones - CWA packet mix, bless you old ladies that recognise some of us are capable of adding water to a bowl only.
oooh.... told you they were awesome!
 I also was inspired to get my brand spanking new Tupperware ice-block molds out and give them a whirl after seeing Danimezza's drool worthy ones she whipped up (we have the same molds, oooh special!).
So I sent the grumpy geek over to Woolies at 9:30pm with a list so we could make berrylicious Berry Ripe Ice Cream.
make sure you have napkins at the ready before looking at this...
Here's the recipe, because I know your going to be inspired by me now, that's how this thing works, right?

berry ripe ice cream

1 large can of light coconut milk
1 box of frozen berries
1/4 cup of grated chocolate
1/4 cup of caster sugar

  1. Grate the chocolate into a blender jug and combine with coconut milk. 
  2. Add berries and process until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until frozen. 
  3. Remove from molds, and proceed to place into your open mouth, enjoying its scrummyness. 

Oh, btw Tupperware, your ice block molds are soooo great. #justsaying .

Oh and I also had a big change over the weekend. I decided to take pity on my poor undeserving hair. It just hasn't bounced back from 9 months of pregnancy, 13 months of breastfeeding and general neglect since then. I've been losing handfuls of it every day through brushing and breakage. Yes, I've blogged many times about how I just don't do in between length hair well, but in the hope that it can grow back quickly, I decided against a super short cut and went the dreaded mid length! Here's the new me...

A a good friend has cheered me up saying I look younger. Imagine that! Why is the long hair to short hair process is so painful?  I think I hold onto long hair in hope of never having the dreaded mum hair. You know what I mean... Anyways, when I get bored of it, there's always hair extensions.

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