Wednesday, 3 April 2013

I have a pretty significant birthday coming up in our family. My fabulous mum turns 50!! I have spent a lot of time researching gifts for her and thought I would share my Top Three tutorials.  I will be heading to Spotlight tomorrow to see what materials I can find. I will post my creations when they are complete!

My Number One would have to be these Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeves! They are so cute and easy to make.

Check out 'Crafty Staci' here:

My Number Two is pot holders. I have been wanting pot holders for some time now, but I can never find them in the design or fabric I like. I found this tutorial at

My Number Three are these beautiful handmade keychains. Inexpensive, time friendly and absolutely gorgeous! You can find this tutorial at
Stay watching to see how they turn out (including her surprise cake which I have also been planning!). Dont forget to hit 'Subscribe' at the bottom of the page to make sure you get all of my blogs :)
Much love,
In Australia (in not sure if it is worldwide), but it is 'Wear Green for Premmies' Day. As both of my sons were born early, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce my little family to you.

This is my family wearing green (well minus the hubby, as he was the one behind the camera!). Ethan (2) and Ashton (1) were both born prematurely at 33 weeks and 31 weeks. I am proud (and grateful) to say that both are healthy and happy boys with no long term affects of their prematurity.

This however does not dismiss that both births and deliveries were such a scary time for my husband and I. Ethan struggled to breathe and for the first 10 minutes of his life, was rescusitated numerous of times and was then put on oxygen for the first 24 hours. Words cant describe the fear and inconsolable feelings that inhibited us from the moment my waters broke with both boys. From not being able to hold my baby as soon as he was born to the overwhelming jealousy that consumed me as I watched other mothers taking their babies home when they were discharged.

I have been struggling with feelings of guilt and helplessness for the last (almost) three years around the births of our boys.

Im sure if you have experienced this yourself, or know someone who has, you can empathise with this. I have a lot to be grateful for and tell my boys they are 'Mummys Miracles' everyday. There are many families out there who are much less fortunate. If there are any mums (or grandparents, aunts,friends) who have experienced a premature birth in the family and want to share their story, I'd love to hear from you! Comment below and I may post your story on the blog :)

On a lighter note, today was chaotic. The early morning work and pre-school drop off, to finding our laundry slowly flooding from a leaking hot water system (thank heavens for my dad, who saved the day!) and then picking up my sick hubby from work early. I managed to spend some time with Jacinta (who is obsessed with letters and numbers at the moment!) and got a little of my own work done. The perks of working from home, eh?

For more information on 'Wear Green For Prems' or to purchase specialised premmie merchandise, go to the Lil Aussie Prems Website:

Much love,

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hello and welcome...

Welcome to my blog.

I have a tendancy to be unforgivingly shy around friends and family, yet rather outspoken and a bit of a  'talk-a-holic' when it comes to private conversations with my closest of friends. Rather than leaning on them to listen to my rants and vents of everyday life, I thought I would start a blog. I plan to discuss and blog about things have happened as a Suburban Mum during the day-to-day of having small children, discuss my fears, hopes and use this as a 'coping' tool to help move forward. Im hoping that someone out there will read it and be able to empathise or gain something from reading the blogs.

I will do an 'About Me' post later on, but for today, I'm keeping it short and sweet.

Much love,