Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Reading Writes {Chapter One} What have I been reading lately? // Reading

Hey every one and welcome to the very first instalment of Reading Writes, a new monthly link-up for book nerds and other readerly types. Reading Writes will be happening on the first Tuesday of every month and I would love it if you would join me and link-up your reading or book-related posts. You can read more about Reading Writes here.

For the very first Reading Writes I thought I'd give you a quick run-down on what I've been reading this year and what I have sitting on my shelf waiting to be read the rest of the year...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Eat Now! A Review {#SP} // Life

This is a sponsored post for EatNow.com.au

A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would like to review an online takeaway food ordering service and there was no way I was gonna say no! As many of you know, I have been on a mission this year to try and shift the baby-weight, and as such I am usually trying to eat more healthily than my brain (and stomach!) wants me to.

So someone asking me to review a takeaway ordering service? That's the stuff dreams are made of! The service I reviewed was EatNow.com.au and I gotta say, I was most impressed.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Linky Lovin' Friday {29th August 2014} // Reading

I'm gonna keep this short and sweet today because I know it's gonna be a bit quiet in the blogosphere this weekend with what seems like everyone on the Gold Coast for the ProBlogger conference. I can tell you I'm not jealous at all. At all. Seriously, who wants to swan around on the Gold Coast in a swanky hotel, surrounded by a bunch of bloggers???

Thursday, 28 August 2014

What does Carl say about you? // Life

Carl? Carl? Who the hell is Carl? I hear you ask. Well, according to Carl-Jung.net, - 
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) had a significant contribution to the psychoanalytical movement and is generally considered as the prototype of the dissident through the impact of his scission and the amplification of the movement he created in his turn (analytical psychology). 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Stepping Out: Do you wanna have your photo taken? // Photography

I had an epiphany this week. It was after reading a post by the lovely Kelly Exeter about saying no. I realised that I was saying yes to the wrong things, which meant I was having to say no to the things I really want to be doing. Well no more. I'm saying no to poorly paid blogging opportunities that aren't contributing to what I want to do. And yes to doing more of the things that will get me doing what I want to do. Namely, finishing my design fundamentals course and pursing my photography...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Reading Writes {a new monthly link-up for book nerds and other readerly types} // Reading

I've spent the last 8 months immersed in the world of Westeros. Westeros, for those not in the know, is the fictional land where the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the TV series A Game of Thrones, takes place. There's 5 books in the series, 6 if you take in to account that the third one is split in to two books, and they are big reads. Like 800-1000+ pages, big reads. I started the first book on Christmas Day (sweet little Christmas present to myself) and finished the last one a few weeks ago.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Why Not Claiming Workers Compensation is one of the Worst Money Mistakes you can make

Disclaimer: This is a post for Turner Freeman

As many of you would know, my Mum had a serious work accident back at the end of May. While it's been three months and she has improved a lot in that time, there is still a long way to go in her recovery. The chances of her returning to work by the end of the year are not looking good, and if it wasn't for the Workers Compensation that has been covering her medical expenses, my Mum & step-Dad would not be in a very good financial position right now.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Linky Lovin' Friday {22nd August 2014}

It's been a busy week here in the Purtell household, filled with lots of meltdowns (Punky) and temper tantrums (me!). I also got to photograph the sweetest little bundle of joy and her adoring big sister and parents and it's reaffirmed something I've been thinking for some time... that family photography is something I love and am passionate about, and I want to do more of it.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Terrible-Twos and Rise of the Threenager // Motherhood

My sweet Punky at 4 months old
Right now, I am struggling. Seriously struggling to deal with my two-on-the-verge-of-three year old. Every 5 minutes there is a meltdown. Every 5 minutes there is misbehaviour. Every 5 minutes I find myself talking to the air as I ask my toddler to stop what she is doing and she just continues on as if there is no sound coming from my mouth. I am struggling to help her control her emotions. And the thing is, I honestly don't know how I am supposed to do that when I can't even control my own.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Hangin' in the Hawkesbury: Windsor Riverside Markets // Life



On Saturday my sister and BIL came over for the morning and we went and checked out the new Windsor Riverside Markets which are held at Governor Phillip Park in Windsor, in the Hawkesbury region of NSW. Filled with over 100 craft, art, food & fresh produce stalls, the new monthly markets are a great addition to the Hawkesbury local calendar... 

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