My Kind of Eye Candy….Mmmmm!

I love love love love online shopping!!  I am attempting to limit my online shopping…..oh it is sooo hard.  But here are some online discoveries I am loving. I thought if I add them to my blog – it might feel like retail therapy.  I’m just looking  not buying (well mostly xoxo)!

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I just love these Mary-Jane slippers, especially since the weather is just cooling off a little.  They are available here.

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This just tickled my fancy….. me and chickens….. who would have thought.  But I love them and can just picture this in my home.  It is available here.

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I am looking for some invitations for Ben’s birthday party (about four weeks away).  I thought these looked cute.  They are here.

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Aren’t these seriously super cute.  Don’t ask me what I would do with them…. but I love them.  Ben would love them, they are about lego man size!  You can get them here.

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I just love these peg clips.  I have the perfect spot for them over the computer….. but I am just looking.  They are from here.

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I am really loving these stamps and think maybe they would fit in with my new business labeling …. somehow?  They are also from here.

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It is not secret that I love bunting….. everyone should.  It just makes me smile.  I am going to make some cake bunting for Ben’s birthday cake (Star Wars colours unfortunately!!).  These are available here, here and here.

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Finally, I couldn’t resist this shirt for Ben.  I did actually purchase it.  It’s from my favorite ever t shirt designer ….Well Spotted and is available here.

This has felt a little like shopping…… well kind of.  Enjoy my kind of Candy!

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I am going to link up with Paisley Jade today (one of my favorite blogs!!)  –  Things I am loving.

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Cousin’s Day!

Don’t you  just love  adventures!  It was  lovely that all the cousins could meet up for a play today.    They traveled  from Chinchilla, Gold Coast and Ipswich for a play at Queens Park Toowoomba. Fortunately Toowoomba (a city not known for its fabulous weather) blessed us with her very best today!!!  The kids had a ball – we had swings, sausages rolls and sabers!!  It’s funny that they don’t see each other often  but they really do have a connection.  There is something very special about family xoxo

I dusted off my Nikon today.  Here they are – the youngest Lattimore to the oldest Lattimore:

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Evie (with her Mummy)

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Hugo

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Ben

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Maggie

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Tom

Here’s hoping for many more adventures at the park!

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Colouring!

As an Early Childhood Teacher I have always thought ‘colouring’ to be developmentally a waste of time.  But as a parent I have wished Ben would just sit still and colour even for a just five minutes!  Well today we coloured with a purpose….. labels for our garden.  Ben coloured in the labels for the vegetable patch. (oh and I am sorry about those finger nails – we had been digging in the garden!!)

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What a champion…… however he did ask for the ipod when he had finished because he had done such hard work!  My son the master manipulator!!

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Patience {#2}

Patience –noun 1. the quality of being patient,  as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper and irritation

Well yes, I am working on being more patient.  Ben is testing Andrew and myself as all children test their parents.   He has recently begun a screaming whinge….. oh goodness it is painfully annoying!!  I count to ten, take some deep breaths and remind myself I love being a Mum before  dealing with the situation at hand!!  It is so lucky that I love him so much xoxo

A little treasure came in the mail today from Retro Vertigo….. some vintage children’s blocks that read PATIENCE.  I love them.  I have the perfect place for them too.

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Books by the Pallet! {visit 1}

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Ipswich is still recovering from recent flooding.  It will be for some time.  I felt that I hadn’t really helped in the recovery enough.  We had made donations when needed but that almost felt too easy considering what people were going through.  So with Ben settled into Pre-Prep I have time on my hands to lend a hand.  I signed Mum and I up at Brassall State School.     The library lost everything!  It is  so uplifting to see the donations,  from the public,  publishers, church groups, other schools or community organisations.  Books are coming from everywhere and by the pallet!!   There is a huge job ahead to cover and process all the resources and this is where we can help.  I will volunteer either on a Monday or Tuesday for the next…. however many weeks – covering books.  Every hand makes a difference xoxo

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