My name’s Kristine.
Apparently I’m the person who’s supposed to update this here blog on a semi-regular basis.
Seems lately I’ve been a little distracted…
…in a good way (I wish I could say Charlotte happily posed with her brother though the truth is I had to bribe her with the promise of a pink marshmallow).
Aside from fluking the occasional baby photo, I’ve been baking honey joys, reciting the alphabet, making play-doh dinosaurs and diligently training for the pre-emptive baby up-chuck Olympics. I think I’m in with a pretty good chance for the gold!
Whilst I know there are many of you sweet enough to graciously tolerate my excuses of absence and irrelevant kiddie photos, let’s be honest, this is supposed to be a ‘homey’ blog, and I’m sure you’d rather see just that – ‘homey’ stuff. So, it might please you to know that alongside my motherly duties I have actually been doing some decorating (albeit mainly in my mind) AND even compiling a few new blog posts!
I know, shocking right? I hope you were sitting down.
My goal, now that the kids are a bit more settled, is to try (note; try) and publish a new post at least once a fortnight, starting next week with my loooong awaited home office reveal – yay – and continuing over the coming months with heaps of awesome* projects. I can’t wait!
*Perceived level of awesomness may be consumer objective.
Remember, you can also stay in touch with me between blog posts on Facebook or Twitter where I try to share project snippets, product finds and general randomness. If you already follow along on Facebook, you might have recently glimpsed this little guy…
Yep, he’s my new faux deer head wall mount (AKA Chester) and I absolutely LOVE him to bits, especially against our vintage toile wallpaper.
Have a great week everyone. I’ll be back soon!
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Absolute adorableness (if that is a word). Looking forward to seeing you back again on a more regular basis and can’t wait to see the home office reveal.
Ooh, those photos are charming. You really have a knack.
Love the deer, I mean Chester, too :)
Thanks for the update. I’m eagerly awaiting some fresh content though understand you must be busy and admire you for putting your family first. I often wonder how much time bloggers can spend with their kids when all they seem to be doing is blogging. Surely something’s gotta give!!!
That second photo is adorable. It looks like she’s whispering something cheeky in his ear.
Your children are adorable, great shots too! I miss reading your lovely blogs.
Thanks Kelly. New posts coming up soon!
Don’t worry about it, you’re focusing on the most important job in your life, making HUMANS! Enjoy every moment and we’ll be here, and happy when you get 5 minutes to pee alone, and write an update.
He, he. So true Dawn. Thanks for the understanding.
Never apologize for spending more time as a mother than as a blogger! They will be grown and gone before you can even believe it (been there, done that). Your children are absolutely adorable. I love seeing pictures of them. Great photos. Definitely looking forward to the home office reveal too!
Thanks so much Jeanene. I can’t believe how fast Charlotte has grown up already and she’s only two! I just know they will be teenagers before I can blink.
your babies are so cute! and i love chester, too!
Yep, Chester can be my third, more disciplined, child :-)
I appreciate seeing your blog posts, but the unseen work you do day in and day out serving your family is infinitely more valuable. Enjoy those precious gifts to the fullest!
Your kids look very happy,must be the looming marshmellow….trust me, we have all done this on many occasions. I look forward to your post in a couple of weeks time. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia
Thanks Kathy. I love that ‘Kids Were Here’ project you recently shared. Some beautiful ‘real’ moments.
Hia Kristine, Your children are absolutely precious. thank you for sending the photos along. I was so curios to hear…now seeing I am overjoyed. I must admit as well. I have been so busy i have deleted all my bloggers for over a 3 weeks. when i saw this one from you I saved it for my Sunday night treat.
and I was not disappointed. simplicity is beauty in your decor. I had a deer last week in my garden & I’m in a neighbourhood with small yards and tall fences. I was so awed when i viewed him only 8 feet away from me. we looked at each other and our eyes locked, afraid to move we studied one another until he finally pranced off back & forth up our little hilled garden looking for a way out , finally gliding up and over the fence. I can still feel the experience, which was one of beauty and wonder. such a stunning creature! when i saw your deer head it brought the feeling back to me, so thank you for that.
I admire you . Just keep loving these Cherubs and enjoying them everyday of your lives.
God Bless your sweet family,
Judith, Davidson, NC , USA
Oh Judith, you are just too sweet!
Thanks for sharing your little story with me.
Take care xoxo
I have a deer named Chester! Except mine is the skull and antlers of a live deer who bit it in our backyard. He’s on the wall in my kitchen. I never thought I’d want a deer in my house (real or otherwise) but I’ve grown used to him. Here’s a post I wrote about him a long time ago on my (now semi-retired) family blog. http://ourlittlefamily.blogspot.com/2008/11/uncle-chester.html
Great minds Hilary!
Sorry, though the blog link isn’t working for me :(
Hey Kristine, Looooooooooooove your sense of humor! And gosh those kids of yours are just gorgeous, looking forward to reading about Chester. :)
Thanks Sandy. That’s alotta ‘o’s!
Just finished looking after my 4 month old granddaughter for a couple of hours along side me were my 6yrs son and 2yrs daughter. Crazy times with decorating the house many times over, to accommodate all the changes. Happy to see your family smiling and healthy and I’m so pleased to hear your creative side is also having some time to be healthy. Continue on my dear your doing great.
Thanks Carol. They do sound like some crazy times! Balance, balance, balance…
Just gorgeous Kristine. We’re all still here and will wait. You’ve got 2 good excuses there to explain your absence.
Thanks so much Anne.
Your email update made my day! That is a GORGEOUS baby! I’m looking forward to the new posts but don’t worry, in the meantime I often re-visit the old ones! So no, we won’t go away! xxx
Thank you sooooo much Linda. Reading that just made my day! I was honestly worried that after such a long break no-one would be around to read this post, let alone leave a comment, so to hear you were actually happy to see my update is lovely!
Good to hear from you whenever you can spare. The little ones are adorable! :)
Your babies are gorgeous – love your blog and will always be reading it xx
Oh Nola, thank you so much.
Just subscribed to your blog, didn’t receive anything, but guessed you were busy with your two most important projects, but was so glad you posted. I have 3 grown kiddos, so fully understand that they come first. Enjoy your babies (the days & weeks soon turn into years) and keep up the good work, we will still be here.
Linda, Tyers Gippsland
Thanks so much Linda. I will definitely be posting again next week (wow, two posts in two weeks – craziness :-) so keep an eye out!
Always love hearing from fellow Aussies and am super glad to have you as a subscriber – thank you.
So glad you’re back! I adore your blog and know exactly what it’s like to, you know, have a baby and seem to be a bit busier than usual LOL. It’s always a juggling act. Can’t wait to see your upcoming posts but don’t worry about spending time with your babies! Most important job ever ;)
Jamie @ Better With Age
PS: Love the deer head you chose ;)
Thanks so much Jamie.
Gorgeous photos!! Xo
Thank you so much everyone for your understanding and kind words :-)
Yea! So glad you are back, I love your blog! The children are just adorable, and having once had little ones I understand how busy you have been, so no worries. Looking forward to seeing your occasional posts for inspiration :)