Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tips for Easier Back to School Mornings

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It's almost Back to School time!

Our Sophie is starting 'big school' this year and we are SO excited!!

But all of this primary school business is new to me, so I've been asking around trying to see what kind of things we should be thinking about while we get ready for Back to School time.

I picked up so many great tips from Reena's post over at The Mummy Project and also Sophie and I have been chatting about 2 things we think will be a challenge:

  • Remembering to pack everything into her school bag
  • Getting ready in time for school

With preschool it's not too much of a rush - ours is a daycare with a preschool program and if we are a few minutes late it's no big deal, but primary school is different - Soph needs to be there for an 8:55am start every day, and while I know sometimes things happen that you can't control, I really want us to get the hang of getting ready with plenty of time to spare, so we don't have to rush into the school gate just as the bell is ringing (or later!)

So in this week's video we are sharing 2 simple things we are doing to help us get ready in time for school!

Click the pic below to grab a free set of those prints for your home:

And don't forget to check out the other great tips over at The Mummy Project - they're really helpful!

What are YOUR tips for easier Back to School Mornings??

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Am I a Supermum (Hint: the answer is no. Watch to find out why)?

Want to know a bit more about me? 

The normal person, real life, not-sure-you'll-like-what-you-hear-but-hopefully-that's-ok-cause-we're-all-human stuff?

On this video I'm answering all of the questions below! I bet you already know the answer to a few of them but a couple may surprise you ;)

1.) How many kids do you have/what age(s)?

2.) Do you feel like you have it "all together" everyday? cleaning/laundry/beauty/etc.

3.) When do you make time to shower? day/night?

4.) Do you wear makeup everyday?

5.) Do you style your hair everyday? or pony tail it?

6.) When do you find time to do your hair and makeup? when the kids are awake/asleep?

7.) Do you workout? when?

8.) What is your household cleaning routine? do you clean everyday?

9.) Do you ever get overwhelmed with all the responsibilities as a mom?

10.) How often do you have alone/"me" time? and how do you relax?

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day in the life - Monster High obsessed, lots of Lego and my real hair!

A lot of you watched our daily vlogs in October and December last year and mentioned you liked seeing what our real life is like - behind the scenes of Beautifully Organised and also just the day to day family stuff we get up to!

So I thought for this year I'd do one video each week just filming one of the days of real life stuff. It won't be for everyone, but for those of you who are interested in seeing it, I think its great for you to get to know us in real life for a couple of reasons:

  • So you can see we're real people, just like you!
  • In case there's something we do in every day life that could make life a little easier for you at your house - whether that be something like how we clean, what we do to keep the kids entertained, etc

Here's this week's video:

As you can see, there's a bit of a Monster High obsession going on in our house at the moment!

I had to sit down and watch with Sophie the first couple of times to make sure it was all ok for her age, and it was a lot less scary than I thought it would be - actually worked out really well because now thanks to this show and Sesame St, the kids don't link "Monster" with "Scary" - which makes me a happy Mum :)

There's also a LOT of Lego play going on in our house right now - between you and me, I still like Lego and I'm in my 30's, so I don't mind at all!

And you can check out what my hair really looks like before I straighten it or style it in the morning ;)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

You know that phrase "It takes a village?"

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If you follow Beautifully Organised on Facebook you may have seen this post late last year:

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When I talk about creating a village here at Beautifully Organised, I mean having a space to belong that provides ideas, support, comfort and friendship. I want to build a community that's all about connecting and sharing.

It shouldn't just be me sharing organising and life tips - so many of you have fantastic ideas as well and I would love everyone to see them!

So this year along with my regular videos, I'll be asking you guys to share your ideas on everything relating to home, motherhood and life! I'll also be featuring some of my favourite Mum bloggers and entrepreneurs - awesome women who have great ideas to share.

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Just a few of the women who inspire me!

So stay tuned! Make sure you to join me on the facebook page, and sign up for the regular emails if you haven't already so you don't miss any of it :)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How to have a stress free Christmas

Not long now until it's Christmas Day!

I've had a few messages come in from Mums who are feeling a little stressed out and overwhelmed right now. Even if you're on track with your Christmas preparation, this time of year can bring with it extra stress - especially on Christmas Day.

So I'm sharing with you my 5 tips on how to have a stress free Christmas Day. All you have to do is think SANTA :)

Watch below to see exactly what each letter of SANTA stands for and how it will help you stress less on Christmas Day:

..and click here for my simple SANTA handout that you can download, print and pop into your handbag to remind you of each step on Christmas Day.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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Products in this video

* Candles Trio from PartyLite Australia (gifted):