October 27, 2014

Pea In A Pod Maternity $100 Voucher Giveaway!

I was sent the clothes in this post for the purpose of this giveaway. 

Let's preface this post by saying that I am not pregnant, but yes, I am wearing maternity clothes!

Those who have followed this blog for a long time will probably remember that I used to wear a few maternity dresses before I was pregnant, purely because I liked the dresses. 

I can think of a few other reasons that someone may wear maternity clothes though:-

a) good to wear when eating a big meal, all that extra room.
b) flattering to every body. 
c) they are usually so cute.
d) why not?


I really wasn't sure how to 'style' the jersey slouch pant and tried a few different options so that I could be sure to cover all bases, but this is definitely the most flattering look that I ended up wearing. 


The pants are ridiculously comfortable, so much so that I have worn them at least every day this week. 

Please note that you must follow the care instructions. I chucked them in the wash on delicate, as per the rest of my wardrobe, and they came out with very very faint lines on them. The tag says hand wash only. 

AfterThe Husband, steamed them for me, they looked good as new!

Jersey Slouch Pant can be purchased HERE for $79. 


Who doesn't love a blooper photo that looks suspiciously as though I am playing the violin?


This dress is everything. I love it, I really do.


Figure hugging? Check.
Stripey? Check.
Red? Check.
Knee length? Check.
Frill sleeves? CHECK!!

How could you not love it?



I like that this dress was so easily worn with sandals and a pony tail to the Melbourne Show but then it can also be worn with heels out for a nice dinner. 


You can buy the Stripe Frill Sleeve Dress HERE for $89.


I'm one of those people who struggles to find nice basic singlets. I tend to not like necklines or to be too clingy but this one is a great singlet to wear tucked in with a skirt or I have worn it with the slouch pants above.


As you most likely know (because if I know it, being the least stylish person that I know, then you definitely will know it) a black basic singlet is a necessity in any wardrobe. 

I prefer a round neck in a singlet but a v neck in a tee. 


You can buy the Gather Maternity Singlet HERE for $65.


I was also sent the lovely Frill Front Nursing Top in cobalt blue (buy me here) but seem to have left it in Geelong after wearing it there a few weeks back. When I get it back, I will be sure to post more photos! 

It's a great nursing top as you can just move the frill to the side and whack your boob out. 

I am still nursing Nelly, so I am definitely still happy to have some nursing tops up my sleeve to make life a little bit easier!

As you can see, you don't need to be pregnant to rock a good maternity piece!! They are not all frumpy muu-muus thankfully. 

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY FOR 1 X $100 VOUCHER TO PEA IN A POD!

- Simply leave one (1) comment on this post, I don't mind what it says! If commenting under anonymous please leave a twitter handle or email address so that I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. 
- The one (1) winner  will be drawn using a random number generator (hence only leaving one comment).
- The lucky winner will be drawn by 2PM on Monday 3 November 2014
- The prize is valued at $100. 

Good luck!

October 24, 2014

The Borrowed Dog

I love it when my brother and sister in law go away as it means more Chester time for us! No offence, Joey & Emma. 

Mum was dog-sitting this time and made sure that we had lots of Chester loving whilst we had the chance. 


Having a brother with a dog is like having a friend with a baby when you don't want to do all the hard work, just the fun stuff.

I still want a dog one day though. 


The look on Nellys face says it all: 'What do you think you're doing, dog?'.


Run Free, Chesty Boy, Run free.

This is the Aldi out door set that we picked up a couple of weeks back for $70. I've seen similar for more than double so this is a great purchase and Nelly loves eating her lunch outside on it.


For those of you who have no dog interest, here is a new necklace that I got for free from Lovisa when I spent $9 on another necklace. I've pretty much worn it every day since I bought it and haven't worn the other one at all. 



What sort of dog eats bananas and saladas?


Are you saving that vegemite for later, young lady?


Chester is such a tolerant dog. She sits on him, chases him, kisses him on the mouth, looks in his ears and touches his nose at every chance that she gets and he just loves it.

Ahh. I definitely want a dog. 

October 21, 2014

That Blue Rhino #pintester

You know how you see something on Pinterest and you just assume that you will nail it? Well, that didn't exactly work for me. 

It's the thought that counts though, right? 

Inspiration:


Finished Result:



Nelly's 'big girl' room is in the midst of being designed (don't worry - there will be plenty of blog posts about this) and R from
Raw Decor gave me this gorgeous mini rhino head to hang on her wall.

I just assumed that it would turn out perfectly. I definitely blame pinterest for this. 


After 25 minutes umm'ing and ahh'ing in the spray paint aisle at Bunnings, driving The Husband slightly bonkers with my 'what about this one?' 'hmmm is this too blue?' whining we finally decided on Rust-Oleum Satin Blue Lagoon spray paint as it wasn't too girly, nor too boyish and will hopefully work well in her new bedroom. 

How good is Bunnings without a child in tow by the way? When I go there with Nelly, she pushes her little trolley around and rams into people and chucks random crap that we definitely do not need in the trolley. I usually end up sweating from having to chase her and apologising to all of the people that she rams or yells at. 

Without Nelly, I can leisurely do laps and oohh and ahhh over random things such as Patch Magic (if you don't know what patch magic is, click here and rest assured that I am going to buy some and give it a crack).  

Add in a sausage sizzle and it's practically Date Night. 


God, I really love spray painting. 

I also spray painted my lamps gold, rocking horse pink and some random pots and knick knacks but I will save them for another post. 


I did a couple of coats and then left to dry over night before re-spraying the horns and then sprinkling glitter on them whilst holding my breath and hoping it wouldn't get stuck anywhere else on the rhino.

I really had no idea what the hell I was doing with the glitter and probably should have bought a finer glitter but the $2 reject shop laser glitter was calling my name and what is done is done. 

So, it wasn't as awesome as I pictured but I like it more and more each day and Nelly is loving pointing at it and yelling DOG. I know, it's not a dog, but it's still cute. 

Have you had any pinterest fails that are meme worthy?

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