Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Make your own baby wipes - you have to try this!

Have you seen how to make your own baby wipes? I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. It's dead easy, and so much cheaper than buying baby wipes.

Here's my rundown, everything you need to know is in this pic:

Mix about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with hot water to dissolve. Add 1-2 squirts of a baby wash. Add to a suitably-sized container that already has your pre-cut (strong) paper towelling (oops, that got missed out in the pic).

Voila, wipes for every bum in the house!
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Monday, December 05, 2016

4 years 3 months after giving birth - body update

My last postbaby-body-update was around 20 months ago, so nearly 2 years ago. I'd been doing some running early last year in an effort to keep fit, but then I hurt my back so I've done zilch running.

It's finally warming up, with the coldest winter in at least 20 years. With spring going through from September to November, we have only started to reach warm temps in the last few weeks of this November.

It's finally shorts and beach weather, yay! Good incentive to buy some new swimmers as well. My last decent swimmers were purchased a few years ago, and I decided to have a quick look on the internet.

These are some of the swimmers which I favorited at Iconic:

This is what I ended up purchasing:Infuse Hipster Bikini Pants and matching Coogee Bralette

This is what it looks like on me .... not quite the same ya!

With my body now pretty much bared in a bikini, I venture to take some measurements: 75 - 93 - 55

My weight is 54.5kg

Last measurements taken in March 201576 - 95 - 55 (waist-hips-thigh)
And 21 months post-baby76 - 98 - 58cm 

Also, an update on my eczema from last year, I've had to be really conscientious with sunscreen when at the beach, and apply moisturizer every morning and night. I've had a couple of itchy spots on the chest, but so far, have been lucky!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Volleyball WA Awards night

With indoor volleyball season all done and dusted almost 3 months ago, I am yet to test out my feelings for beach volleyball. My last beach tournament was December 2014, and I've been too busy with TAFE to think about getting back into beach volleyball.

But my love affair for volleyball is very much love-hate when it comes to beach volleyball. It's a lot harder, DAMNIT! I can't run as well on the sand, and as for jumping .... maybe a few inches? So it's definitely a vicious cycle as I say to myself when asked if I will play beach - "But I'm SO unfit ... I will die if I step on the sand .... I need to get fit first" and hence the catch-22 situation.

I LOVE the feel of playing beach volleyball- the soft touch of the ball, diving in the sand, being outdoors in the sun and having the surf a few metres away. Now that TAFE is finally over, I think I will try and get back into it ................... stay tuned .............

As for indoors, it has been a disappointing season. We were undefeated the whole season, even with a forfeit that put us minus 4 points down the ladder, we hung in there to make the semis. But with injuries early on, losing our biggest hitter (a very welcome addition) in the team as she was on holidays saw us bow out to Uni Gold to then take on Balcatta for another bite at the finals. A 5-setter which saw really poor scores, no subs, no big hitter meant that we didn't make the finals.

Oh well.

The best player on our team very deservedly received a MVP nomination so we rocked up to the awards night to support her.

That meant shopping for a dress. I hit my favourite Good Sammy store and came home with 10 dresses - at $8 each! Woooooooo I love bargains!!!

10 minutes before and I'm in comfy pjs, ready to get changed. I slip on the dress and some heels, earrings and lipstick and I'm ready!!! Wooooo I love being a low-maintenance girl.

We didn't win, but it was nice to get dressed up


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