Much Love Monday: Hafiz


This past week I’ve come to realize the importance of giving and receiving love. Specifically between myself and my children. I am coming to understand just how blessed I am to know the love of a mother for her children. These days it seems everything else is just… nonsense.

xx Natalie.

Today I’m joining in with Anna’s Much Love Monday. If you’d like to see what others are loving today, check out the list at Much Love


Much Love Monday: Loving




Husbands that come home from work on time.

And then take me out for coffee.

Boys who nap for 3 long hours in the afternoon.

And boys who don’t nap but play happily in the living room.

Flowers and birds enjoying the sunshine out my window.

Cooling water to quench my thirst.

A family to be at home with.



Today I’m linking up with Anna for Much Love Monday!

xx Natalie.

Much Love Monday: Celebration!

Today is Much Love Monday so I thought I would take the time to remember how happy I was on the weekend when my family got together to celebrate my birthday!

I move into this birthday-week with love and gratitude for my life, my family and for my happiness!

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HAPPY Much Love Monday!
xx Natalie.

Much Love Monday: Ready to Run!

It’s Much Love Monday, with thanks to Anna at Much Love!

Today I’m loving:

  • Receiving my number & timing chip for my first ever 5km running event!
  • Having a sparkling clean house.
  • The sunshine!
  • Bras that fit!
  • Stumbling upon lovely, inspiring blogs.
  • The way my boys kiss each other good night before they sleep.
  • That my hubsband is waiting awake for me in bed because he knows that it’s easier for me to sleep with him awake, by my side.

I hope your Monday has been filled with love, as has mine.
xx Natalie.

Much Love Monday: Beautiful Hubsband!

We celebrated my beautiful hubsband’s birthday on the weekend!

I LOVE birthdays!
I LOVE that they give me the opportunity to remember why I love somebody.
I LOVE that on birthdays I get to do special things for the people that I love.

Hubsband requested this cake, and I made it for him with so much love!

And we ATE it with lots of love, too!
It’s a strawberry ice-cream sandwich.
We smothered it in chocolate ganache. MMmmm… Yum!

I also made him this card!
I LOVE making cards 🙂

I’m so happy to be participating in Anna’s Much Love Monday today!
I LOVE that the warm fuzzies are still lingering from the weekend and I get to share them with you!

xx Natalie.

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Much Love Monday: Shiny, shiny, clean floors!

It’s Much Love Monday!

Today I am joining in with Anna from Much Love for Much Love Monday!

Bring me the wine of love
and my soul will open its wings.
~ Rumi.

There are soooo many things to love today.

* Quiet time – the boys took a nice, long, uninterrupted nap this afternoon. I just love the quiet house. When the boys nap really well I have time to eat, sit down for a bit… and then…. CLEAN! 🙂

* Shiny, shiny, clean floors! All through the house. I am in love! Having a clean house means I am less cranky. Which is good for the whole family.

* My bathroom – it’s also clean!

* ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ – Gotye (feat. Kimbra).
I can’t get this song out of my head today. I love singing it. And every time I see the film clip I become mesmerised. Have you seen it? I love watching the paint move.

* Eggplant! – believe it or not, I cooked eggplant for the first time this evening. Oh boy, it was delicious! I char-grilled it along with some zucchini & asparagus, garlic & olive oil. To eat, I topped it with crumbled feta, sliced red chilli and basil leaves. Delicious!

* Sukin Organics – Australian Natural Skincare Shampoo & Conditioner. I am in love, I am in love, I am in… LOVE! My hair is also in love. This shampoo & conditioner is making my hair feel & look alive. Even greater, it doesn’t make me sneeze or make my skin itchy. Ah – in love!

* A hot cup of tea – Gosh I love a good cup of tea! Russian Caravan is my current favourite. I’ve been drinking tea like it’s going out of fashion lately. I’m not sure why – but it is wonderful.

And finally for today (I could go on but we could be here all night),

* My hubsband and my boys – there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t love these three. Hubsband is just so supportive. And the boys are so, so loving. I’d never known love like having my own family. I am so fortunate.

Can’t WAIT for next Much Love Monday!
xx Natalie.