Yesterday was my hap-hap-happy birthday; my first as a newly completed family of four! I was thoroughly spoiled by everyone I love, and ate just a little bit too much cake (surely a rite of passage on one's birthday? !) I scored some Oroton sunnies and some Lancome goodies:
Dan also took the day off work (and it wasn't even an eclipse!) so we could have a family lunch together. We ventured down to Terrigal Beach where I scarfed a Barramundi burger and delicious chippies -- all guilt free because it was my birthday!
My hubby backed that up by cooking me dinner -- marinated barbequed prawns and octopus on a bed of freshly picked greenery from the garden, followed by a lemon syrup cake! YUM.
My parents-in-law visited in the early evening, gifting me with some spending money and an order to buy myself something special, something I struggle with these days. I used to be tremendously talented at shopping; these days I wander aimlessly and disparagingly through the stores with no idea... and end up carrying bags of goodies home for the kids and nothing for myself! I could use some new clothes in my post-pregnancy state, but to be honest I am tempted to buy myself something else; something extravagant and unnecessary and oh-so-decadent!
I can tell you are intrigued so I'll share with you: I'm talking about the Jasper Conran for Wedgewood Chinoiserie range; specifically this plate which I have had my eye on forever and which I have no intention of eating off of, and every intention of hanging on the wall as the start of a collection!:
Love love love this plate... and the entire collection in this range, really. Should I do it??
In other very exciting news, yesterday I noticed in my reader bar the title 'Nursery Inspiration' at one of my favy blogs, Made By Girl. Clicking on the link, you can imagine my surprise and excitement to see Elliott's nursery which features one of Jen's LOVE candy prints profiled on there!!!
What an honour -- thanks so much, Jen!
... and THEN I discovered that another fave site of mine, and one in which I gained lots of ideas and inspiration for my nurseries, had also profiled Elliott's nursery! You can see it here; thanks, Spearmint Baby!
All in all, it's been a great birthday! Have a great weekend my loves, see you next week! x