Friday, December 23, 2011

Farewell Friends

Today we say goodbye to very special friends! They embark on a journey that will change their life! They are packing up the boxes, throwing away the junk, packing up the car, saying goodbye to all family and friends and driving all the way to the middle of Northern Territory where they will live for three years. What a challenge but what a journey. This move will be such an adventure for both of them and I know that they will remember it forever! I wanted to let Jess know that we are always here for you...just an email or txt away! When Conrad is working it will be hard, we won't pretend, but you are strong and you are going to meet some amazing people who will grow to love you just as much as we do!

We wish you both the very best! Conrad...STAY SAFE!!! but have fun! We can't wait to see lots of pictures of your new town and your new home! Enjoy the heat, enjoy the peace, enjoy the serenity, enjoy the red, enjoy being together and creating an exciting life for you both that most of us would not have the guts, determination or courage to do! We are proud of you!

We cant wait to come and visit ;-)

x S.K.K x

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Birthday Wish List

My last day of being 25!!! This is so weird for me! I absolutely 100% DO NOT feel 26! I still feel like a kid! I guess with my job I get to have fun all day every day so I get to live my dream and I never have to grow up! Yes I have all the responsibilities of being an adult but I still keep the fun and excitement in my life to the MAX! I love it!

On the 'eve' of my birthday I thought I would write a little birthday wish list!  Some are realistic...some are not! Here is what I am LOVING right now!

"A Gratitude Journal for 2012"

"The Fluro from The Cambridge Satchel Company"


"Pool Lounge Chair ~ For reading Dollhouse" 

"Scooter ~ I'm completely obsessed with them"

"Vanilla and Gardenia Glasshouse Candles" 

 "KitchenAid Raspberry Mixer"

"Chocolate - sweet delicious chocolate ~ If Only!!!"

TA-DA and that is all! haha just a few things that make me smile and I really wish I had! I'm not very materialistic but these things make me happy and hey a girl can dream and wish on her birthday!

Well Im signing of as a 25 year old girl and Ill see you all in the morning as a 26 year old women...

HAHAHAH KIDDING!!!! AS IF!!!! I'll be a girl at heart forever...especially with my pink satchel and pink scooter!!! Yeah Yeah!!

I have the kids staying with me for the week so they are sleeping soundly in the next room and I'm excited to wake up with them and get lots of birthday cuddles and celebrate an awesome day with lots of fun, happiness, cake (gluten and lactose free of course) and many special moments!

x S.K.K x


My heart is breaking this week for a very special person and her family! There is nothing I can say that can sooth the hurt and nothing I can do can wipe away the tears but I want her to know that every day I am praying for her. Praying she finds the strength she needs to get through this time. I hope she knows that we are all here surrounding her with open arms and lifting her up and guiding her through this difficult time. Its hard. It's unfair. But I do believe at the end of this grey and hurtful road there is a beautiful rainbow with shining skies waiting for her and her family.

~ Time will heal her soul and her heart will smile again ~

x S.K.K x

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A REAL tree!

Today we started a tradition! A tradition that I hope will put smiles on our faces year after year. As a child growing up I watched movies and read books about Christmas and different traditions families have! I would dream about one day having my own family and starting and sharing special traditions with them. Today was a day that I will remember forever. Today in our 5th year as a couple, as a team, we started a tradition that will bring so much joy and happiness to us and our family. My Rob made an ultimate dream come true. We have our very own REAL Christmas Tree!

We (and by we I mean Rob) carried the tree, secured it to the ute and headed home. Once we got it home we (Rob) carried the tree to our backyard and found the perfect spot! We decided to dig it into the ground instead of putting it in a pot as it would be more secure in our 'Aussie summer storms" It was beautiful! I could not believe how cool it looked! Next we tied all of the pine cones we had collected to a piece of rope and spray painted them red gold and silver. Then we decorated! You could not wipe the smile off my face! It was amazing! I was so happy right in that moment decorating our real tree with pine cones as we watched the sun set. That was an amazing dream come true and a special moment that I will remember forever!

Our tree just has to last 3 weeks! We got a hot tip that if we water it every day with water and honey it should last! I hope it does :-) We are having Christmas at our house this year so I can not wait to be sitting here in our backyard with our family with our gorgeous tree as the main attraction! On Christmas I think we will decorate it a bit more with some candy canes and some tinsel but for now its just perfect. Perfect and natural! What a beauty!

Cant wait to see this yard filled with the laughter, joy and smiles of my family!

x S.K.K x

P.S I have been trying to post this blog for a week now but my pictures aren't working! As you can see above they are all sideways! I cant seem to fix this :( Sorry! I'm just mixing it up a bit - turn those heads readers :-)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our Christmas Angels

2011 Christmas Photos!

Bindi Renee 





I would love to have a photo with all the animals but realistically its never going to happen haha but I LOVE their individual Christmas photos! I have the most gorgeous animals babies ever!
I will treasure these photos forever! 

x S.K.K x

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's Here!!

Happy December!!!! 


The last month of the year. Can you believe it? Where has the year gone! What a journey this year has been! It feels like yesterday we were in January and now here we are in my favourite month! DECEMBER!!! The first day of Summer! My birthday is in 15 days. My holidays start in 24 days and CHRISTMAS is in 25 days :-) The house is completely decorated! Christmas present buying has begun! Our christmas lights are shinning at night! Love, happiness and magic are filling the air and I feel a happy glow all day every day! Let the count down begin! Here are a few of my favourite Christmas tunes to get you all in the mood for the first day of the month!!! Enjoy!!!

x S.K.K x

Monday, November 28, 2011

OUR Tree

So last night as I was writing my post about our Christmas Tree a terrible knot formed in my stomach! Somethig wasn't right. The tree is gorgeous! Perfect in so many ways! Its everything I ever dreamed of and more! But that's just it. It's MY dream tree! It has everything I love on it and the design and creation is perfect! I know these things don't mean a lot to Rob and he is happy with whatever I am happy with but you know what? I want this to be OUR tree! The ornaments reflect us both and our lives but the 'design' of the tree is all me! I swore that I would NEVER and I mean NEVER put tinsel on my tree! Yes my house is covered in tinsel but never on the tree. I remember Rob mentioning once that he loved tinsel on trees! He also loves fresh candy canes hanging from the branches! So today I went and bought some tinsel and candy canes and covered OUR tree in everything that Rob loves!

Marriage is a beautiful thing. It allows 2 souls to still be complete individuals, and a beautiful team all at the same time! Our tree is our symbol of our individual souls coming together to create something beautiful. Tonight I feel happy! Its a shock each time I see the tree but then I smile knowing that its OUR tree and I LOVE it! Shinning and delicate ornaments, cheerful tinsel and sweet candy canes. The perfect combination of Sarah and Rob.

x S.K.K x

Sunday, November 27, 2011

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree how lovely are your branches!

Yes Yes I know it isn't the 1st of December but about 2 weeks ago I was sitting in our lounge room and had a thought. They say it is bad luck to put the Christmas Tree up before December 1st. What is bad luck? Have you ever had bad luck because of it? I do believe in Karma but because of putting a Christmas tree up early? Really?  I don't think so! I respect if it is 'traditional' for you but I wont fall into the 'bad luck' wagon. I love Christmas! It's so magical! Yes MAGICAL! That is the one word I would use to describe this holiday. I love christmas lights, I love tinsel, I love special nativity scenes, I love candy canes, I love Santa, I love being surrounded by family, I love Christmas smiles, I love Santa letters, I love angels, I love baked ham, I love bon bons, I love prawns and I love Christmas Trees! Everything about Christmas is magical! Why wait until December to start experiencing, celebrating and enjoying this special time! So I decorated our house! 2 weeks ago at the start of November I decorated our house! Why only limit Christmas to a couple of weeks. I wanted to have the spirit of Christmas fill our house and make me smile for as long as possible!

This Christmas is our 5th Christmas together and our trees 5th 'Christmas' anniversary! This is my first home! My first home away from my parents home. The minute I moved in with Rob I couldn't wait to share our first Christmas together! All I wanted for Christmas was a tree! Not any tree but the most beautiful lush tree I could find! Mum gave me this wish and took Rob and I shopping at Myer to buy our first tree. What a special moment for me! A moment I will remember forever. Buying our first Christmas tree in our first home! It has never changed over the years. Still exactly the same. Just filled with special ornaments that reflect Rob and I as individuals and a couple. I have angels and ballet dancers and rubber thongs and trains. I have decorations with our names from our best friends wedding. I have decorations that we have made as kids. I have a tiny little angel that was given to me by my teacher when I was in grade 1. 20 years old and she still holds a special spot on our tree! Each year we add a few more as our lives change. My dad makes me a Christmas decoration every year and puts the year on it! The first ornament has a tag on it saying "my first tree 2007" I will treasure these forever! 

Here she do not do it justice! 

I know its plain and simple but it is us and to me its simply perfect! 
It will grow as we grow! 

x S.K.K x

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Being Thankful

Well tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America! I love reading tweets and blogs about this special holiday! It makes me envious that we don't have it over here in Australia. Just one more thing to add to my to-do list. Spend thanksgiving over in America! Actually my dream holiday would be to spend Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas in America. 3 whole months of pure bliss! How truly amazing would that be! But for now I have to look at the gorgeous pumpkin and crimson coloured photos from all my American friends and loose myself in words like turkey and pie and simply dream. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE Australia and I love our laid back love of life but once, just once, I would love to experience these cozy and special American holidays.

I guess the reason why I am so intrigued by this holiday is because I love the meaning behind it. To give thanks. People take so much for granted and I think it is really important to take the time to give thanks for all that you have. So I am not in America, my house isn't filled with acorns and dried maple leaves, my oven doesn't smell of warm pumpkin pie but I can sit and be thankful.

I am thankful for...

Our home ~ It's 27 years old and its all ours! Its not renovated, it has yellow walls and lots of stuff. Its always messy and we can't walk into our spare rooms. But it's us. Its filled with possessions and memories that have created who we are today! I will sort it out and clean it soon but right now I'm not ready to throw it all away!

Rob falling asleep on the couch every night ~ because it gives me comfort and sense of pride that he has worked extremely hard all day and has been giving his all. He's at home...with me and that it special.

My Mum ~ through EVERYTHING she is my rock. I take everything out on her and yet she still is always there. She supports me, comforts me, pushes me, pulls me back to reality, trusts me, inspires me and loves me.

Sunsets ~ They make me happy. They are always so breathtaking and they ALWAYS make me smile. What a beautiful way to end the day...smiling.

My Sister ~ She doesn't know it yet but we are goign to be best friends one day. For now I'll sit back and support her through this journey she is going through. Even though I completely annoy her and she cant stand to be around me, I know she knows I love her and I am always here...just the background...ready for whenever she needs me. She is a star. She will do big things in her life.

Stinky animal kisses ~ who else will love you unconditionally even after you yell at them for doing something wrong. They look at you with those big eyes and cheeky grins and scream kiss me hug me love me!!! 

My eyes ~ I am so thankful to be able to see all the beauty in this world! A lot of people don't get to witness this spectacular gift.

My friendships ~ I am so lucky for old friends and new friends. They are all a special part of my life and I am very lucky to have unique and wonderful people to share my life with.

My optimism ~ This is my special gift that I will truly treasure forever and I hope will never change. 

Skittles ~ They are so bright and colourful and make me smile and they give me that sugar hit when I need them!

Instragram ~ What a perfect way to capture my journey.

Marriage ~ I am so thankful I have found an amazing man who will always keep me on my toes and ensure our life is fun for the rest of our lives. He still gives me butterflies and makes me laugh. What a special gift. 

YOU ~ I am so thankful to you, my readers, for coming along on my journey. Supporting me and caring about me with your precious words. Your "online" friendship means so much to me! Thank You!

What are you Thankful for???

Thursday, November 17, 2011


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