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Elijah’s first birthday Plans

Can you believe we are already in the middle of March? My baby turns 1 this month!! It has gone way too fast. My plans for his birthday are not a lot really. He doesn’t have any baby friends yet, so no point in throwing a party. His daddy will be working late as its a Friday his birthday falls on. So I am thinking I will just go around my dad’s house and do a nice little celebration and dinner round there. I will get Timmy to help me make a cake, he loves decorating cakes, not so much eating them. I have the weirdest child, he will not lick the bowl or the spoon, the BEST part of making cakes! I have not organised any presents as yet. He does not need a whole lot, so I am thinking I’ll just get him a little play tunnel which I think he would love to play with Timmy. Besides that, ill get him some winter clothes which he is need of. So not a very exciting birthday, but will still be nice and special.

My Study’s

So if you follow me on my social media accounts, Facebook, twitter or Instagram you will know that I am currently studying a diploma in childcare. I started it last year after I had Elijah, and I fell far behind. Mainly due to my self doubt! It is by far my worst quality, I second guess everything I do and question every choice a thousand times. So I delayed doing exams out of fear I would fail. So far I have not got below 90% in a single exam, so I really should stop the self doubt and just get on with it as I am clearly capable of doing it! So I am now trying very hard to catch up. I need to be doing an exam once every week for the next 2 months in order to catch up and then if I continue along the same routine, I should finish my course by the end of the year, that is my goal. I still have my work placement to do and I am hoping I will be ready to do this next month.

Personal Goals

Ok, so I have blogging goals which is to blog more regularly. As of late I have been really uninspired by my own blog, I need to update the theme so its more exciting, I have just added some more areas which will expand my blog a little more. I’ve included food and drinks, books, mummy time and an arts n crafts section. And obviously there is the main blog section too.

Future Holidays

So Timmy and his daddy are heading to the UK in a few months for a couple of weeks to visit family. Just the thought brings me to tears, the idea of putting my 3 year old on a plane and sending him off half way around the world, its too much to bear! I have never left Timmy for more then 2 days, and he was in the same country! Its a HUGE deal!! not to mention his birthday will fall on his holiday, so I wont be with him! I will not be going because Elijah will need to be held the whole journey as he is too little to have his own seat yet, that idea is not one I think of as much fun! So, I’ve decided, while they are off trekking the world, I am going to take me and Elijah on a holiday of our own, just not sure where yet! I really want to go to Melbourne. I have been before and loved it, so would be nice to go again! Or I could go up north. It would be winter time, so ill do some research and decide where I need to go.  I do know I do not want to be sitting around the house, sad and missing my biggest monkey which is exactly what I will be doing. So I must make a plan for me! keep myself busy as possible.

So this is my latest update. Hope you enjoy!

Candice xx



I am nominated for The Liebster Award!

The very lovely Michelle over at mum from the heart has nominated me for the Liebster Award for new bloggers and I must say a very big sorry for taking so long to get around to posting this! But here it is, I am very grateful to have been nominated and to also get the chance to nominate up to 5 other fabulous bloggers!

This is a great way to get to know other bloggers and to put your own blog out there. I have been blogging for just over a year now, and am still learning a whole lot! I am really enjoying blogging, and have really loved getting to meet new bloggers along the way. Blogging has opened up a whole new world, and as mum has been invaluable for me!

So lets get started! The rules are as follows;

Once nominated you need to answer the questions of the blogger who nominated you and then pass the nomination onto 5 other bloggers with less then 200 followers! Pretty easy and simple really and alot of fun!


So a big thankyou for my nomination Mish, here are my answers to your questions!

1. What is your dream holiday destination?

I have always wanted to go to greece. Visit the Greek Islands. They just look so beautiful! I have been to alot of places on my travels. Two of my favourite places I have visited are Ireland and Barcelona. I love different cultures and I have met some really lovely greek people and visiting there is on my to do list one day, but may have to wait untill my two boys are a bit older.

2. What is your go to song to lift your spirits when you are feeling low?

Ah, this is tricky. It really depends on why I am feeling low! I don’t really have a go to song, more of bands or artists i like! But i do love a bit of old school cold chisel, Jimmy Barnes…blame my dad for those influences!! I do love Delta Goodrem,

3. What is your favourite board game?

Oh do I just have to choose one? oh I am a sucker for board games…. I love The Game of Life, Monopoly, guess who. I am super excited my son is reaching the age where he can start playing them with me! I brought him Snakes and ladders, that’s also another good one.

4. What is your inspirational motto?

Once again, it depends on the inspiration I need at the time. But mainly I use simple ones like “you got this!” “you can do this” ” every moment is a fresh beginning”

5. How do you keep a work/blog/life balance

I don’t! haha, its true. As you can see it has taken me months to get around to doing this Liebster Awards post and while i’m typing my 8 month old is in the background crying because I have put him down so i can type it up! Unfortunately since my youngest one has come along, my blog has suffered a lot. I am a stay at home mum, I am studying a diploma in Childcare online and look after 2 little boys! Trying to keep a balance is impossible, it has taken me a while to figure that out. I just take each day as it comes. I’ve put a lot of time into my study’s lately, so today its all about my blog and getting my washing done as Timmy is in preschool and its just me and my youngest today! That’s my balance, not having any balance!

So now it is my turn to nominate some great bloggers and ask some questions. Unfortunately I was not sure who to nominate and requested for people to let me know if they want to take part as I did not want to nominate people and their blogs if they did not want to take part. I only received one Response, so i’m just nominating the one. Thank you for taking part, hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Here goes!

My nominations are;

Real Crazy Mom

My Questions are;

  1. What advice would you give to fellow bloggers who are just starting out?
  2. What is your all time favorite food?
  3. If you could go back in time, what era would you choose and why?
  4. If you were given one super power what would it be?
  5. What is a skill you wish you had, but do not have?

I look forward to reading all your answers! I had a lot of fun typing this post, thanks again to Mish for the nomination.

xx Candice xx