Five on Friday – It’s Been Awhile

Oh Five on Friday, how I’ve missed you!

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Did you know that this simple series was the inspiration I needed to start my blog?  I first came across a blog called Hello! Happiness a couple of years ago when looking for quotes & visuals for a home group session on happiness.

As I started reading through these blogs, with the girls sharing their lives & loves online, I just felt so inspired to share my love of the simple things in life with you all.  Check out April, Christina, Darci & Natasha too!

Did you also know it takes me about 2 hours to produce each post?  If you know how awful I am at organising my time you’d know that means each one is a little miracle!!

Here are my FIVE loves recently:

O N E – BIRTHDAYS GALORE

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Oh I do love a celebration, my sweet Grampy turned 101 !!!  We had an afternoon tea party at the family farm, it was so great to see my uncles, aunts, cousins & little second cousins.

My sister & bro in law were down for the party too which was on Rosie’s actual birthday, I made her a funfetti cake & got her gifts from Monsoon, I love their accessories & stationery I think they always make great gifts!

My little Sweet Bea turned 2 beginning of March, we threw her a sweet confetti themed party.

I found a great little online party shop called Pretty Little Party Shop where I got the Tablecloth, Straws, Bottles, Napkins, Plates, Gold Stickers, Vintage Paper Bags.  I loved how the party turned out.

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TWO – FUNFETTI

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I had a board on Pinterest for Sweet Bea’s birthday, I just loved the whole funfetti idea.  So colourful & vibrant just like beabea.

I made her a funfetti cake from this Betty Crocker cake mix & used Betty Crocker vanilla icing! For the bright pink middle I used Kool Aid to flavour my icing with cherry.  It was delicious! Thanks to Christina at Carolina Charm for the ideas.

For gifts we kept it fairly minimal, a ride on mouse, a bouncy ball, a pull-a-long trailer, a VTec Princess Sofia keyboard & a Makka Pakka toy with belly that changes colour!

THREE – CURLS, CURLS, CURLS

My girl has the sweetest curls, but I’ll be honest it’s sometimes hard harnessing them!  I saw these scrunchies & slides at Joules & loved them.  Jury’s out as to whether she’ll keep them in more than 5 mins!

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For her tresses we use a great brush my parents got her for her birthday called a Tangle Teezer, thoroughly recommend this product, not one tear for a tangle so far!

FOUR – OXO TOTS

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I already have an OXO Tots bowl from when I was weaning SH so when they got in touch to review a bowl & spoons, I knew I already loved the brand! We still use the bowl as it has a weighted base & the size is still right for him as SH hasn’t got a massive appetite.

This divided bowl arrived & I thought it looked a little small, not necessarily a bad thing, it is perfect for stage 2 weaning which we’re past now Sweet Bea is 2.

What I like is how versatile the bowl is, it comes with interlocking bits that turn it into more of a bowl for weaning & a lid to store leftovers!  Again, it’s weighted base keeps the bowl grounded & it’s non slip.  Really compact & easy to take out & about! I’m chuffed with it.

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Seeing as Sweet Bea’s preferred method of feeding is her fingers I can’t really say how good the spoons are, I was impressed with the lightweight & innovative covering on the spoon though, metal against those little teeth is not right is it?! I like how they look & they’re easy to keep clean, as is the divided bowl set.

I’ll be honest I would have been thrilled if I could have had these when I was in the later stages of weaning but I’m still very happy to have these in my cupboard & I know we’ll use them.  For use from 6+ months, great quality/durability, love.

FIVE – HOSPITALITY & SRT

Oh sweet friends a little while ago I talked about having a brick wall up about hospitality, if you prayed for me (you legends!) thank you!!  I downloaded the She Reads Truth bible study on hospitality & it spoke to me.  Well, one quote really spoke to me.  ‘Hospitality is not about opening your door, it’s about opening your heart’.

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It really is as simple as that.. isn’t it??

Until the next time friends have a great day!

Lizzie xo

Don’t forget to visit my sweet hostesses & if you like this post please share! Cheers xo


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