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Sharing is Caring : Share The Dignity #ItsInTheBag

I’ve been in the nesting phase since I started maternity leave a few weeks ago.  I started decluttering the house – I binned all the useless junk, donated clothes I would never fit into again to charity, sold a few unwanted household items and gave a lot of barely used / brand new makeup to friends.

And then, a few days ago, I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed…

Share The Dignity #itsinthebag

Share The Dignity #ItsInTheBag is such a great campaign for women out there who put the needs of others before their own.

I realised how lucky I am to be a hoarder / bargain bulk buyer / owner of nice things…

Immediately, I found 5 unused handbags and filled them up with lots of goodies I had around the house, wrote a little note and dropped them off the next day at my nearest collection point.

share the dignity

{ That’s my Mama in the photo.  She arrived on Monday all the way from Scotland to help me with bubba #2.  She helped me drop off the bags.  Haha, isn’t she cute? }

I’m hoping to get some more bags ready before the cut-off date which is 3rd of December.

BTW I’m not writing this post to boast about what I have done; but to share the cause and hopefully get more people involved.

For more information on collection points, click here.

Thoughts Of The Week #1

thoughts of the week

1.  I really really really really WANT the Hourglass Surreal Light Palette but I have swatched it in store and it’s not really wearable shades for me so I simply cannot justify splashing $116 on something I will probably NEVER use.

2.  Instead I spent $30US and made my first ever Colourpop order.  YAY!  Can’t wait to show you my wee haul.

3.  Thursday was my last day of work.  I’m proud of myself for working this far along in my pregnancy { 35+ weeks } considering that I thought I’d have to go on early maternity leave because of my severe pelvic girdle pain / back pain / all-day sickness.  I’m definitely ready for some nesting and resting!

4.  We have officially chosen a name for the baby because when we ask Bunty what her little sibling’s name is, she knows.  Now I just need to get my Dad to come up with a Chinese name.  And I also need to think of a ‘social media name’ for the little one like the one we have for Bunty.  { Bunty is not my toddler’s real name and she would never respond to it IRL, haha! }

5.  Bunty is turning 3 next month!  Life is gonna be crazy with a newborn and THREE-nager!

6.  There’s a bossy girl in B’s ballet class and she loves to push B around.  I have to stop myself from stepping in and let her learn to defend herself.  Luckily B just ignores her and gets on with it.

7.  Instagram Stories was REALLY annoying until a girlfriend told me you can MUTE stories by pressing on their icon.  Now that I’ve muted out all the annoying ones, I’m really enjoying it.  Jamie Oliver and Chrissy Teigen are currently the only celebrities I follow on Instagram Stories because I like their “realness”.

8.  Snapchat filters are the best.  The Hello Kitty one needs to be permanent!

Monthly Goals : November 2016

I used to consider myself a spontaneous, go-with-the-flow, non-planner type of gal.  And then I realised that all I do is procrastinate and waste away precious time and I really need to have goals and write to-do lists so I can GET SH!T DONE!

With my maternity leave officially starting this week { woohoo! }, I am determined to write some kick-ass goals and (hopefully) tick them off before my hands are full juggling a newborn and a toddler.

november goals 2016

And I’m sharing my monthly goals with you because I’m hoping this will make me accountable  *fingers crossed*

This month’s goals are all very baby-orientated but I make no apologies for that 😛

1.  Batch cook plenty of meals, label them and freeze them.

2.  Buy a scrapbook journal for Bub #2 and start writing in it ASAP before bubba arrives!  And don’t forget to update Bunty’s scrapbook journal too!

3.  Dig out all the newborn baby clothes which were carefully packed away a few years ago, select what is needed and wash and dry them.  Donate all the other unwanted items.

5.  Decide on a Bumpa Mat design and order it!  { but all the designs are so pretty!!!  How to choose???!!!  HELP ME PLEASE! }

6.  Sort out the Parental Leave Pay paperwork.

7.  Book a pampering session – get brows and moustache threaded, facial, foot massage, full body massage, manicure

8.  Trim fringe – Bunty’s and my own!

9.  Pack hospital bag.

10.  Bake this luscious lemon slice recipe.

11.  Go on a toddler-free date with the husband.

12.  Send out invitations for Bunty’s 3rd birthday party { OMG, she is turning THREE! }

13.  Pelvic floor exercises – DO THEM!

14.  Have a girls’ night out.

15.  Buy / beg / borrow / steal a baby capsule!!!

16.  Get back into learning about photography and take more creative shots

17.  Take lonnnnggggg showers daily

18.  Introduce Bunty to a new hobby – gymnastics / musical instrument / crafting / something

19.  Successfully sell 3 things on Facebook Buy Sell Swap page

20.  Take photos and videos of the bump

Gosh, that’s 20 goals for November!!!  So many!!  Hopefully I can get most of them ticked off amongst all the other time-wasting stuff I do 😛

Will update you next month and create more monthly goals!

Are you a monthly planner?  What goals do you want to achieve this month?

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