Five in 5: Linky Lovin' Friday {12th December 2014} // Life

Welcome to the last instalment of Linky Lovin' Friday for 2014! I've had so much fun bringing my favourite links to you each Friday for the past 5 months and I look forward to continuing this Friday tradition in 2015.

To start off today I thought I would finally get around to writing my entry for Agent Mystery Case's Worth Casing Blog Awards. Ms Mystery Case nominated me way back when (it was a while ago!) and asked me to answer 5 questions. Here are my answers...

1. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I started blogging back in May 2009. Which is blogging terms probably makes me a Grandma or something! I started my blog as a way to exercise my brain and practice my writing. I also wanted to be able to collect and share things I found interesting around the internet in one place. I've had a few breaks from regular posting in that 5 years, but every time I have come back because of the wonderful people I have met through the blogosphere. Bloggers really are the best kind of people. If you're interested, you can read my very first post here.

2. If your wardrobe could talk what would it say about you and tell us about your favourite or most worn item?
If my wardrobe would talk it would say "Hey! I'm so lonely! Why don't you put your clothes in here instead of on the floor and in the washing basket?". And I would then say "Hey! Why don't you get an actual pole in ya so I could hang my clothes! And also, if you could magically clean my clothes and make me 3 sizes smaller so I could wear all the old size 12 stuff I had that would make me want to use you more too!
My favourite item, hands down is jeans. Or maybe tracksuits. I basically wear one or the other Every. Single. Day. I am not kidding (If you don't believe me, read this post right here). Jealous?
What our last official date night looked like back in September (we've had child-free nights since then but this one was all about us and belatedly celebrating our anniversary)

3. What’s your idea of the perfect date night?
Dave (of course!). No kids. Every bad for me type of food I could imagine. Engaging conversation. Interesting TV to watch. A spa. And a king-size bed to retire too (sleeping optional, wink, wink!). A second night to recover from the minimal sleep the king-size bed afforded us the night before ;)

4. What’s on your Worth Casing list?
What's not would be a better question! Top of the list is exploring more of the United States. Followed by a trip around Europe. A new house. A new car. A new wardrobe. This is a wish list right? It's not? Ok then, well you better read this post then.

5. If you had a theme song what would it be and why?
I'm not really sure if I have a theme song. If you ask Punky it would be Let It Go. I think I'll just go with my go-to kareoke song, and the song I sung the night I met Dave (he couldn't resist me afterwards, obviously!), and that would be I Will Survive. Classic. Gutsy. So much fun to sing!

So there you have my five in 5. I was nominated by one or two other people and I am a total bitch and can't remember who they were, so if it was you, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me (even though I clearly don't deserve it!). And I nominate the first 5 people who comment on this to do their own Five in 5 because I know everyone who takes the time to comment here is an absolute legend and totally deserving of a Blog Award and 6 months of free advertising (plus, I'm a lazy bitch and can't be bothered checking who has and hasn't been nominated so I don't double-up!). You've got till Sunday to answer the 5 questions and link it up with Mystery Case if you're interested.

And now, with no further ado, here are 5 links worth casing this week...

Shared by Pip in the Blog with Pip Alumni FB group, this list of 39 blogging tools to help you work faster, better and land more readers is da bomb! Seriously, it's a one shop stop for inspiration and blogging goodness and you won't be sorry that you read it and pinned it!

Gorgeous image taken by and nicked from Maxabella Loves.
Seriously. Is there anything this woman can't do?
It wouldn't be right if the awesome Bron from Heartfelt Living (Maxabella Loves) didn't feature in this final Linky Lovin' for the year, and her post Fitting it all in | The ultimate weapon against procrastination is a good un'. If you're anything like me then you hold a Masters in Procrastination with an Honours in Facebook Pfaffing and it's a must-read to help you get more productive and get shit done!

Elf on the Shelf meets Kim K's Paper magazine cover. Enough Said. Just look at it. And then laugh. You're welcome!

If you're ladies (read: bewbs!) are anything like mine, then finding a good bra that does everything you need and want it to do is a punish, even at the best of times (ie. not breastfeeding). Hope is at hand though, with the development of the world's first bionic bra. It may not be at production stage yet, but you can bet your bottom (or should that be bosom?) dollar that I will be first in line when this baby goes on sale!

And finally, the woman who always seems to hit the nail on the GD head every single time... Talking Frankly. She's talking about the fact that People's minds are warped, and it goes beyond simple baby fashion and right into the judgment territory that a baby in a nappy has landed in. Seriously people, if people would get so fired up about the real issues and injustices of this world, it would be a much better place!

It's been an awesome year, and I'll do a little wrap-up of it all on the blog next week. I've kicked a few personal goals, failed miserably at others, and had one hell of a ride in blog-land. I've really, really appreciated all of the support and comments you guys have shown me over the past year, especially in late May after Mum's accident, and I just wanted to say thank you for being AWESOME!!!

Read any good stuff this week? Link me up in the comments. And tell me, what's been the best thing about 2014 for you?
P. S. I'm 5 people away from kicking a big blogging-related goal for 2014 to double my FB page likes in a year. So if you know of anyone who wouldn't be too offended by my occasional use of the f-word, I'd love it and appreciate it if you'd send em' my way. Love you long time xx


Kylie Purtell said…
Great links as always, and a fab five in five, quite the Christmas bonus! Now I'm off to help you double your FB likes...
Kylie Purtell said…
Cuppa time so I can come back and read these link loves :) I think our wardrobes could be friends so they're not so lonely.
Kylie Purtell said…
LOVE the elf on the shelf Kim style!! I love how you write, straight from the heart! x
Kylie Purtell said…
Love this, I'm just heading to my daughter's graduation assembly but will be back to read your links.
Kylie Purtell said…
You always do the best links. Travelling more of the US - yes, please! A friend of mine just got back from driving around Montana and the north and I'm dying to get there x
Kylie Purtell said…
Heaps of great links to read here - thanks, already got a few new tabs open.
Kylie Purtell said…
Awesome five in five answers. I've been so slack with my blog reading lately. I'm blaming my laptop but it's just laziness. The links you listed sound great. I've got a membership with Pip, I reaaly need to use it more!
Kylie Purtell said…
I just complained to my husband that I have no clothes to wear (before leaving for Newcastle blogger event), and he asked me what was with all those clothes in the cupboard. They do not FIT me!!!! ARGH! And they are really tired of being worn anyways. Win lottery?
Kylie Purtell said…
Thanks so much for sharing my Kim K spoof cover, Kylie! :) xoxo

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