Happy Monday!

Oh dreaded Mondays. Just like the song “Just another manic Monday, wish it was Sunday. For most of us Mondays mean going back to work or school for a new week where we can’t predict what is going to happen and we wish the weekend could be longer.

But I like to think of Mondays as a brand new week and a fresh start. If you’ve had a bad week last week think of Monday as an opportunity for a new week where things may be better. Today I would like to share a quote  I found which I like by Bob Marley.  Remember you are stronger than you think you are

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

Happy Monday!

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NEW Unicorn Golden Gaytime Ice cream

For all you unicorn lovers out there. Introducing… Golden Gay time unicorn ice cream.

Looks ugly and not very special or much different to a normal Golden Gaytime on theoutside . But tastes much better than a Golden Gaytime.  Golden Gaytime unicorn icecreamUnicorn icecream

 

Happy International Day of Happiness :)

Happy International Day of Happiness everyone! 🙂

I know this is short, I’ve been a bit busy recently but today please remember to do something to make someone else happy whether that be giving them a big smile or a hug or complimenting them or even just wishing them a Happy International Day of Happiness.  You never know, you might just make their day.

Kids Flix

If you’re looking to catch the latest children’s movies, I’ve compiled a list of the latest and greatest that will be sure to keep you entertained. Unfortunately haven’t had a chance to see any of them yet, but there’s so many that I can’t even choose.

Paddington 2

If you saw Paddington and enjoyed it then Paddington 2 might be the movie for you! When a pop up book which Paddington has bought for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday is stolen, Paddington and the Brown family, which Paddington is now part of must find the thief and get the book back before the celebration.

Coco

By the creators of Toy Story 3 and Monsters University, it’s the latest Disney movie, Coco. Miguel is desperate to chase his dream of becoming a musician just like his idol Ernesto but with his family’s generational ban on music how will he do this? Featuring loads of music that will carry you away on a journey as, just how will this family reunion turn out?

Ferdinand

Inspired by the book The Story of Ferdinand, Ferdinand tells the story of a bull with a big heart. Set in Spain, this movie touches on the idea that just like you can’t judge someone by their looks, you can’t judge a bull by its cover either. Perfect if you’re after an animated comedy.

Wonder

If you’ve ever read the book, or even if you haven’t, this is the inspiring and touching story of Auggie Pullman, a boy born with a facial deformity. Follow his journey as he starts his first day at elementary school.  I’ve read the book and if it’s anything like the book it will be Amazing. You might want to bring some tissues along.

And finally. Last but not least…

The Nut job 2 Nutty by nature

If you want to watch some animal friends team up to save their home, similar to the first nut job movie, Sealy and his friends are back. This time to stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to build an amusement park.

Happy movie watching. If you have seen any of these movies, please feel free to comment below.

A quote to start the new year

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I found this quote on a 2018 diary. This year instead of thinking I can’t, instead try your best to think I can. The sky is your limit. We often find ourselves saying I can’t, but have we actually tried or logically thought about whether it is something we could in fact just try? If you are always thinking you can’t then you wont be able to try anything. Of course, we can’t do everything and we must know our limits but there’s no harm in trying. If you get it wrong the first time, just get back up again and you never know, next time you might succeed. . If you think you CAN’T, you probably CAN’T but if you think you CAN, then you probably CAN even if it takes longer than expected. And if you can’t, that’s OK. We’re only human and we weren’t born to do everything

Writing Christmas cards

Remember the joy of opening up Christmas cards? If you haven’t already written your Christmas cards, on the third Sunday of advent take the time to sit down and write out Christmas cards to your family and friends rather than just sending a one line email or text message to wish them a Merry Christmas and let them know you’re thinking of them.They’ll greatly appreciate it.There’s nothing like receiving a Christmas card and knowing people are thinking of you during the Christmas season. If they live too far away and a card won’t get there in time, why not give them a call.

Christmas Gift Guide

Over the weekend I was browsing at Christmas gifts and I couldn’t resist my inner child. I know it’s not very creative but with some help from a little elf I’ve created this Christmas Gift Guide .

Firstly, some gifts for the glitter lovers like me. This was like glitter heaven for me. I love how the i phone case has an N on it. Unfortunately they only make them for i phone 6 at the moment. 😦

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Glittery i phone cases $19.95 at Myer or Cotton On

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Cup $6.99 at Typo                                 Travel tea cup $14.99 at Typo

For the unicorn obsessed. I couldn’t help but think,”It’s so fluffy I could die” when I saw these. Only they’re not fluffy.

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Unicorn Pen $6.99 from Typo      Unicorn Cup $9.99 at Typo

Unicorn lip gloss $8Myer .95 at Myer                                           Unicorn Putty

Notice how the cup says side effects include sweating rainbow and glitter.

And I haven’t forgotten children whom might be reading this blog. You can’t go wrong with some classic board games or some Lego. They’ll get the whole family involved. Or if you’re after a bit of tech that’s not too expensive, I found this touch activated LED watch where you press the face to  see the time.

Pictionary and Jenga $25

For the tea and coffee drinkers. These keep cups will never grow old. You can get them in different sizes and colours and they’re good for the environment because you can reuse them. There’s even Star Wars ones available now for the males or for any Star Wars fans. And check out this cute tea infuser.

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Keep Cups starting at $9.95 for small size                           Tea Infuser $17.95

For the budding scientist.

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I spent some time thinking what exactly is this? It’s a bit pricey but it’s a pretty cute novelty gift. It’s called a Jab A Boo. You give it a squeeze and its hands come out like its playing peekaboo and its tongue sticks out too. You can get them in a Boo Bunny, Boo Bear, Boo dog or Boo cat. The Boo Bear and Bunny are my favourites.

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 Jab A Boo $17.95 at Myer

This whale ice ball mold that makes your ice cube in the shape of a solid circle, although a little pricey at $15 is cute.

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And finally for the Disney Queen’s out there. Yes, that’s also me.20171201_124549.jpg

Happy gift buying! And remember it’s the thought that counts, not how big an item is or the price.

Trying something new this Christmas?

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I absolutely love getting crafty, getting my hands covered in paint and making an absolute mess with glitter, especially at Christmas time. I came across this quote on a wall while browsing for craft supplies and I thought, this is so true.  If you’ve never made a mistake in your life, you’ve probably never tried anything new. I am always trying out new things and they don’t always come out right on my first attempt. Like when I tried to make a loom band superhero and when I went to remove it from the loom the entire thing fell apart and it ended up being a pair of legs! Sometimes it’s OK to make mistakes and sometimes the only way to learn is to make a mistake.  After all, nobody is perfect. So this Christmas, why not get in the kitchen and try out that new cake recipe, or get crafty and make something for someone. You never know, a mistake may lead to something better than thought and it’s the thought that counts.

Festive Tree

It’s the first day of December which means just 24 sleeps till Christmas! Not that I’m counting down or anything . Even though it’s  pelting down rain,  I took the time to stop and look at the beauty around me and reflect on the beautiful day I had.

Earlier I took this photo of this tree while waiting under shelter. I can see my reflection on the wet ground. I watched as each individual rain drop slowly dripped off the leaves. While it may just be a tree it stood out to me and it looks beautiful all wrapped up in Christmas colored wool like a present. These are the little things in life we should appreciate. So today think about the little things in life which make you smile. 🙂 “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s learning to dance in the rain”.  

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