Again, it’s been a while! How are you? What exciting things have been happening with all of you?
These past few weeks have flown by – how is it that it’s almost November?!!! Let alone almost Christmas -panic face emoji-
This year is totally different for us in terms of Christmas and I’ve been really struggling with the idea of change. First off my immediate family are flying up to Queensland to spend the Christmas period with relatives up there and because of Isaac’s family being down in Victoria plus work commitments it wasn’t possible for me too go…. This means it’s the first year I haven’t been with them around Christmas and I won’t see at all. For those of you who don’t know I have four younger sisters and an older brother but with having four younger sisters Christmas is always super special because there is Santa and they really enjoy the lead up. Our family LOVE Christmas and make it the main celebration of the year so I’ve been really struggling with the idea of not spending it with all my family. It sounds like I don’t want to spend it with Isaac’s family but I do and I love them but the change is daunting and makes me feel like I’m totally grown up.
Another thing that is different about Christmas this year is the fact that we’re doing it on a budget. I hate budgets and I especially hate budgets when they hinder my gift giving because I LOVE giving gifts. As a collective family we’ve all decided to have a small Christmas this year only spending $40-50 on each person and it’s been really hard to think of creative gifts that each person will love that don’t cost a bomb. I know alot of families that always have a budget or do KK or don’t even buy presents at all it’s just been another adaptation that I’ve been trying to get my head around. I’ve got a few ideas but it is really hard guys!! Any ideas on what to get my Dad in that price range SHOOT haha!
Okay this is probably going to sound absolutely ridiculous but Isaac and I are completely obsessed with Coles online delivery. We have always gone to the supermarket once a week with a shopping list and done a full food shop according to both of our meal plans. We decided to give food shopping online a go because when we’re in the supermarket we tend too pick up things on special and bits that we don’t really need. Coles online delivery has changed our lives!! We now don’t have to fight in the supermarket on a Sunday and we get it delivered on Monday morning for only $4!!! We’ve also gone back to our trusty fruit and vege shop so we’re now saving about $50 per week on groceries. Highly recommend Coles and their delivery service as we’ve had such a fantastic experience since using it and it’s so convenient if you’re busy most weekends like us!
Last up I wanted to chat about my content over on Instagram. This year I’ve decided to slowly rebrand and rejig things because I haven’t been particularly happy being pigeonholed as a beauty blogger. You’ve probably noticed over the past few months an increase in fashion posts and some lifestyle shots – are you guys enjoying the change? Isaac and I are really happy with the direction we’ve taken my Instagram profile and I’m keen to also include some recipes, gym stuff and just life posts. I want you guys to know me and not think of this space as a lipstick hoarders diaries. We’re enjoying it and I really hope you guys are too. There will be a full rebrand in 2017 with a new name (when I think of one) and all that stuff but after the wedding!!
What has been happening with you guys? Anything fun?!
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