Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friendship & My Turning Point

About a month ago I reached a point where I felt a change in myself.

For weeks I had been struggling to find my happy place again
It was affecting everything but more then anything It was affecting how I was with my kids.
I wanted to get back to being the mum I aim to be but I was struggling
How could I be that mum when I wasn't happy in myself.

Alot of friends turned their backs on me after the seperation
and that made things even worse.
All I kept asking myself was how could they not understand that I wasn't the person I was a few weeks before it happened.

Amongst the pain, confusion and tears 2 ladies stood by me
Never not understanding
Never trying to make me feel anything then what I needed to feel
Never trying to push me into being "better"

Lauren and Em

my angels
The 2 girls who waitied and watched but never walked away as I went through the motions
Who listened to me bitch and moan
Watched me make mistakes but never judged
Who gave me endless amounts of compassion and advice
Who were always just a text message away no matter the time of day or night.

These girls mean the world to me
they both live interstate and both have their own hectic lives
I've only met Lauren once and Never met Em
but you wouldn't know it
Our friendship is amazing and special
and I would be lost without them

If it wasn't for these 2 girls
I wouldn't have reached my turning point when I did
I would still be an emotional mess.

How many of you use the phrase
"tomorrow is a new day"

Now how many of you say it and actually mean it?

I know I use to say it all the time but never actually meant it
yeah tomorrow was a new day but not in the way where yesterdays problems were actually that, yesterdays problems

Until a month ago
Until the support and love from my angels actually came into play

I said that phrase one more time
"tomorrow is a new day"
and I actually meant it
I felt it inside me
I truly believed that tomorrow was my chance to wak eup and start a fresh
Tomorrow was for the taking
Tomorrow could be whatever I wanted to make it without that days issues affecting it.

From that day on things felt differnt
I felt happy and confident
The biggest thing was..
I knew I was finally back on track.

Of course days are still going to be hard, thats just life
I've had 2 of those days already this week
But you know what?
Tomorrow is a new day

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pinterest Make me Challenge

Tuesday is

With the lovely ladies from

This weeks "make me" project is another Christmas craft

I pinned this picture awhile ago onto my Christmas Board and decided it was going to be one of my Christmas crafts.

All you need is "mason jars" or any type of preserving jars
epsom salts and candles

Just pour some epsom salts into a jar and then wiggle in your candle
I finished mine off with a little bit of ribbon around the top of the jar
and there you have simple yet gorgeous Christmas candles

Have you made anything from your Pinterest boards lately?

Dont forget to link up over at Coffee Drinking Mummy to Five if you have

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ooh! That's ~ The Love edition

Some of you may or may not have noticed about Instagram, Twitter and My personal FB page
that there has been some new love in my life ;)
and thats all I shall say on the matter untill the time is right!

So for this weeks 
Tina Gray {dot} Me
I thought I'd share some pins from my

that was us this week

the simple things in the momment mean the most

Love maths - so cute!

Dr Sesuss was a clever clever man

no guy is perfect, but there is always a guy thats perfect for you
once you've found him... dont ever let him go!

What have you been Pinning this week?

You can follow me on Pinterest *here*

If you would like an invite you can e-mail me at
or leave your e-mail address in the comments section below

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mummys Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa,
Jodie over at Muddled Up Mumma tagged in me in a Christmas Wish list post
Isn't she awesome?!
So here is my list...

I think this one is pretty self explanatory yes?

a new car would be amazing too
I think a black Chrysler 300c with big, shiny, blingy wheels would do just fine ;)

And seeing as I've lost weight a new wardrobe would be muchily appreciated so I actually have some more clothes that fit

A pedicure.. nice and simple

and lastly some more sleep would go down a treat!

I think if you double check your naughty and nice list Santa you'll find me on the nice one...
Just saying

Sincerely, Tara

and now
Miss Amba ~ Team Mummy
Miss Shar ~ Mum on the Run
You girls need FB fan pages ;) hehe
Miss Dorothy ~ Singular Insanity

Its your turn to write your letter to Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas

What's on your Christmas Wish List this year?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Pinterest Make Me Challenge - Christmas Wreath

This week I'm linking up with the 2 gorgeous ladies
who are behind the awesome new linky the
 Pinterest Make Me Challenge

Pinterest is awesome for inspiration even more so when you're a wee bit crafty
well even if you're not actually!

So with Christmas not that far away and decorating in full swing in my little house
I made my own version of a Christmas Ribbon Wreath

*image source Pinterest

All you need is a wire coathanger and some christmas ribbon or ribbon in your Christmas Theme
Im doing a red, green and silver/white them this year

All you have to do is undo the hook part and bend the coathanger into a circle of a size you're happy with.
Cut the ribbon into lengths that suit you and then tie in knots or bows around the coathanger circle

Keep adding ribbon until its full and your happy.

and then voila!

One Christmas Wreath in your Christmas theme to hang on the door!
Easy peasy right?

If you dont link the ribbon look why not try Coffee Drinking Mummy to Fives Pinterest inspired Christmas wreaths
one of these...

Have you made anything off Pinterest lately?
Dont forget to link up or comment on Blossom Hearts post if you have

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ooh! That's ~ The words I love edition

How could I make another come back and NOT link up with the divine miss Tina Gray from
Tina Gray {dot} Me

Because I love Tina and her blog and we all know I LOVE Pinterest
Its a match made in heaven!

This weeks edition is from my
which is just a collection of quotes and thoughts
that ither fit a certain situation in my life at the time, something I believe, something that is true or something im drawn too.

I love all the ones who are still right there by my side
whole heartedly believe this!
Anything else really would be ridiculous

I beleive in our own versions of fairy tales <3
eveyones is different, but we are all destined to have one

follow them and dont let anyone hold you back

living this one as we speak but I'm picking myself up more and more everyday
and learning so much

True, we are all powerful, we can do anything you put our minds too
even in the word "impossible" is the word "impossible"
Believe it and you WILL do it
You can follow me on Pinterest

And link up with Tina

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Its been awhile

Since I've felt the desire to blog
Since I've had some of my copius amounts of motivation

Both of which seem to have come back.. somewhat

Life hasn't been easy the past 3-4 months
We've had a huge life change and both myself and the kids have had a hard time adjusting
I am well on my way to the other side as are the boys
But things got tough again so I opted out of the blog-osphere and prioritised
Best decison I have ever made!

I wont lie Mr S and I have had some mega fights recently mainly over visitation
It got to the point where he had me in tears with things that have nothing to do with him anymore
Its been horrible
I think, well hope really that finally we have reached a happy medium.

Other then that things are fabulous!
I am enjoying being a single mumma its hard work but the days are getting easier and happier
I am finding keeping us all busy works, even if its for only half a day!
I am still enjoying being at work, I'm still finding time to get my nails done and cook
Im still orgainisng and meal planning
I've found time to do more craft, oh and the Christmas Craft woohoo
I've even found time to read my books or a magazine or watch a DVD
The only way I've been able to do this is to prioritise, organise and not sit down of a night time
until im done.. it works for me :)

Lil C is finally walking non-stop now not just a few toddles here and there 
so Master J is having a ball having a little play friend
although they are quite differnt so there are plenty of fights!
His talking is coming along alot quicker then master Js was at the same age which is one less stress off my shoulders for the time being at least
He's still ym smiley little owlet and he is defiantly a mummas boy, we are very alike.

Master J is still coming in huge leaps with this speech and toilet training... most days without alot of fuss
He's excitied for Christmas this year, he still dosent fully understand but the look on his face when he saw the decorations was amazing
But not as good as his reaction at the Christmas pageant the other weekend.
Yes I was crazy enough and a Christmas freak enough to brave the pageant alone, with 2 kids on a hot day
It was a total success though.. just saying ;)

Both of the boys areLOVING being outside especially in the pool and under the play castle sprinkler
which is working perfectly for me as they entertain each other and I can sit and watch or potter around inside, close by.
I guess you could say things are going great
I have turned a corner (a blog post will come about that) and despite any other drama things are looking up!

Which leads me to the slight change in my bloggy direction
After seeing a post and some of the comments on the fabulous Nathalies FB page
about not enough blogs out there that dont fit the stereotypical mould of "ideal/perfect family"
I have decided to focus a little more on showing you how I cope being a single mother
Im not 100% sure how it will work out, what I might even right about 
but Its a challenge I want to take.

In saying that if theres anything you want to see me write about,
or how I cope with certain things just let me know and I'll try my best to explain
you can ither leave it in the comments section or e-mail me at

Along with this new focus there will be a slight change on meal planning day, lots more craft, definatly some Christmas posts and of course some link ups and every day rambles.
So stay tuned...

On that note, before I burn your eyes with any more ramble I shall leave this post at that!
It feels good to be semi-back.. again.. for like the 3rd time
But as they say 3rd times a charm.

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