I’ve fallen down the hole


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The Pinterest hole

and WOW do I feel like Alice in Wonderland!

There’s so much to look at, so many ideas, so many creative and talented people.

Poor The Rock. Every couple of minutes I’m like “here look at this” “OMG I want to do that” “Honey, can you build this, it looks really easy”

I wasn’t going to join up. I thought I had enough with My Blog, Instagram and Facebook but then everyone was talking about how good it is and showing things they’ve made, cooked or found, that I felt like a kid missing out on something ;)

It’s a time waster that’s for sure! I’ve had to really limit my time spent on it. But, oh, the things that I have pinned. Things like dream kitchens

and outdoor spaces

decorating ideas

and pretty things

places to visit

and things to make

Oh, I think I’m addicted already ;)

If you would like to follow me on Pinterest you will find me under HomeLifeLoves or click here

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Don’t say you haven’t been warned though :)

Are you on Pinterest? If you are leave me your Pinterest details and I’ll follow you :)

I’m linking up with Grace @ With Some Grace for Flog Yo Blog Friday. Go check it out. There are some seriously cool blog posts and bloggers linking up too :)

Beauty tips to live by


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I stumbled upon this poem written by the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn when asked to share her “beauty tips”.

Apparently it was read at her funeral years later.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.   
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.   
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. 
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. 
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. 
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.   
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Beautiful, isn’t it.

Kirsty x

Max, Jessie or Chew Barka?


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My Furbabies Jack and Kodi

I read an interesting article on the weekend about how we have changed the way we name our pets. Apparently we are no longer calling them traditional names like Rover, Fido and Spot but using popular children’s names. This is because we consider our pets to be part of our family and to have personalities, just like our children and friends.

This got me thinking about the pets we have owned over the years and the names we have given them. We’ve had a ginger cat called Casper (no idea why), a dog Monty (no reason why, just liked the name), a dog who we got from the RSPCA and was already named Tahana (never found out the meaning behind that name), our cat now is named Jack (was Jackie until we realised she was actually a he!) and our dog is named Kodi, probably the most original name as when he was a puppy we thought he looked like a Kodiac bear, hence Kodi for short.

It’s funny how much a pet becomes part of your family. How much they bring to it. The responsibility that they teach kids, to make sure they have food, water, walks and love. The joy that they bring with their unconditional love and affection. Their pure happiness at seeing you, whether you have been gone 5 minutes or 5 hours. Their soft, warm and furry bodies snuggled up in your lap, purring happily away. Our “furbabies” are definitely members of our family, each with their own personality and traits, and are considerably less demanding than our teenage human members :)

Here is the list of the most popular pet names as listed by the Sydney Telegraph.

1. Max

2. Jessie

3. Molly (had a cat when I was a teenager named this)

4. Sam

5. Jack (current choice of name for our cat)

6. Chloe

7. Bonnie

8. Lucy

9. Jake

10. Toby

11. Oscar

12. Sasha (The name of another cat growing up)

and a list of the wackiest dog and cat names for 2012


1. Chew Barka

2. Nigel Nosewhistle

3. Sir Maui Senqkey Schwykle

4. Spark Pug

5. Agent 99

6. Stinker Belle

7. Vienna Sausage

8. Furnace Hills Dante

9. Senorita Margarita

10. Trigonometry


1. Pico de Gato

2. Dingleberry

3. Dumpster Kitty

4. Schnickelfritz

5. Koobenfarben

6. Sassy Pants Huska

7. Vincent Van Furrball

8. Kitty Gaga

9. Beefra

10. Mister Bigglesworth

Loving Chew Barka, wish I’d though of that one!

Do you have a traditional name for your pet, a person’s name like the list above or something totally unique that expresses your pet’s personality or traits?

Kirsty x

The husband formerly known as.


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I can’t keep calling my hubby “Hubby” on this blog anymore.

It is driving me nuts. Every time I type it I cringe thinking what if he had a blog where he was calling me “Wifey”? Grounds for divorce possibly?

After numerous conversations where I have asked him what he would like to be called. And him saying that he really doesn’t mind what he is named as. I have come to the decision that he will be now known as The Rock.

This is not because he is built like the WW wrestler/movie actor (although he has got a pretty good bod ;)) but more because this is how I see him.

He is the one who lifts me up when I am down.

The one who encourages me every step of the way.

The one that I turn to when things are not so good.

The one that I rely and depend on.

The one who never lets me down.

The one who makes everything better

The one that makes me laugh.




He is my rock.

And that is what he shall be know as from this day forward ;)

Walking and Talking


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I’m loving getting out on the weekends to the lake near to where we live. Hubby and I take the dog and our camera’s and spend the whole time walking and talking, stopping to take the odd photo here and there and just enjoying each other’s company without any interruptions. Bliss :)

I’m linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Trish over at My Little Drummer Boys.

The big issues: Part 1




So, Hubby and I were in the car on the way home from shopping last night when something (can’t even remember what really) came on the radio about Tim Tams and how everyone loves them.

Not me, says Hubby.

What, I say, of course you love Tim Tams, everyone does.

No, he says, I think they’re overrated, I’d prefer a Wagon Wheel over a Tim Tam.

That’s right people, you read correctly, a wagon wheel!

We then proceeded to have a long debate discussing Tim Tams vs Wagon Wheels. And I expressed my thoughts that to not like Tim Tams was just un-Australian!

Today we bought a pack of Tim Tams and a pack of Wagon Wheels, just so we could settle some of our arguments.

The outcome?

Hubby still prefers Wagon Wheels and I still love Tim Tams :)

Now if only the girls didn’t like Tim Tams either, then I could have these all to myself!

So, Tim Tams or Wagon Wheels?  Or neither?



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