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adieu july

July was a trying month. like most months i suppose…this is real life isn’t it! you will always have your ups and downs, and some months the balance just isn’t really there.

this month i’ve found myself really feeling all the feels. taking far too much on board, retreating inside myself and trying to make all the pieces fit. except instead of it being like a puzzle with some pieces missing, it’s a puzzle where so many pieces could potentially fit that you’re not quite sure which ones to use. so you sit and you stare and you ponder. then, if you’re like me, you spend large parts of your days writing it all out. trying to get it out of your head and make sense of it all. except sometimes it just doesn’t make sense. sometimes things just happen. so much is out of our control.

there are days when you want to be everything for everyone and you sometimes forget about yourself. turns out that happens quite a lot. and then, the people closest to you are there to remind you. gently at first, but constantly. and then you see the cycle. the changes the growth and the potential. you finally learn that it’s not what happens to you that defines you, but it’s how you react to it.


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Saturday in squares(ish)

Saturday was busy and slow and lazy all rolled into one – just how weekends should be!
After a well deserved sleep in, we headed over to our local polling centre to vote and somehow managed to miss all of the queues! Go us!

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We headed straight to our favourite cozy corner at the St Kilda Dispensary for a spot of brunch. (corn fritters with bacon for me and the baked egg special for Mikey)
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My coffee was perfect and as per usual, I had to snap a photograph πŸ˜‰
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After our feed we headed home and grabbed pup for a wander around the neighbourhood. People were now spilling out of polling centres, with queues snaking around buildings, but the sun was shining and it turned out to be a beautiful day. We passed this doorway and I just had to snap a pic. It’s my one of my favourite doors and i just can’t get enough of it ♥
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I found a plant stall at one polling station, so naturally these 2 plant babies came home with me. I also grabbed some beeswax candles from our local farmers market – their  scent is just heavenly! 
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The rest of the evening was spent baking a ‘simple’ vanilla buttercream cake…(but more on that saga later! lol)

And thus concludes my Saturday in squares(ish)! You can follow along on Instagram – I’m @cheraynatalie overe there too! Pop by and say hi!

Have a happy Monday friends, and a Happy 4th of July to my friends across the pond ♥


April Skies and goodbyes

Aprils ending caught me off guard – it feels like such a transitional month and i’m not quite sure that I managed to get up to date with it all! It’s been a huge month for growth though, and i suppose that’s why it seems to have flown by so quickly. I finally have my space here back up and running (after far too much procrastination!) and i’m slowly going through and updating the archives – so keep your eyes peeled!

The weather has been all over the place too – in true Melbourne form I suppose, withΒ temperatures dropping one minute and then soaring back up there next. it feels like every other day the weather person is telling us that ‘this is the last of the warm weather, so make the most of it’, but before you know it, it’s hot again!

today was a beautiful (and unseasonably warm) day – a fitting farewell April when you think about it!

so with that, i bid farewell to April and welcome May with open arms β™₯ they’re predicting storms and much cooler temperatures tomorrow, so i guess we’ll see πŸ˜‰