Taking Stock: November

It's that time again, when we take a step back and 'take stock' of our lives. Be sure to head over to Pip from Meet Me At Mikes ' blog and share the blog love.

Here's what has been happening in our world...

Making: Marble Playdough
Cooking: Waffles for dinner! Day 3 of our Advent Calendar is 'Have Waffles and Ice Cream for Dinner' - Don't need to tell me twice. The kids loved it too.

Drinking: a can of Coke (bought a box of 30 for only $20 - should last me a while)

Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo...YES, I finally got me a copy! Yippee

Wanting: to get started on the #konmarimethod but will wait until the new year. Let's get through Christmas first aye.

Looking: forward to Christmas in our new home and new beginnings in 2016

Playing: with Soap Flake Foam

Deciding: to have a small break from the blog, in a couple of weeks, so I can enjoy the Summer sun with my family and friends.

Wishing: me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (28th Nov) I got spoilt with gifts, hugs, kisses and High 5's! Thanks everyone for your kind messages. You are all amazing.

Enjoying: getting #inthepicture - One more to go for 2015!

Waiting: for Christmas Day, so I can see the kid's faces when they open their presents

Liking: how convenient my Gift Wrapping Station is. Everything in the one place - I love it!

Wondering: what to get my 2 month old nephew for Christmas - he's got everything he needs...I welcome any suggestions...

Loving: my new iPhone 6s - It's so pretty. Thanks to my amazing partner and kids for this gorgeous gift x

Pondering: what to get my #nzsecretsanta person

Buying: Christmas presents for the family

Watching: videos of the kids playing - warms my heart

Hoping: people have printed my FREE PRINTABLE - Advent Calendar Bundle. If you have, I would love to see a photo.

Marvelling: at all the Christmas trees in my newsfeed! Gorgeous! Here's Our Merry & Bright Christmas

Cringing: toilet training - any advice or tips?

Needing: to buy a few more Christmas presents and then I am done. Woohoo.

Questioning: why my Dining Room lights are not working - found out this week it's because I put normal light bulbs in a dimmer light fitting. I didn't even know you could buy 'dimmer' light bulbs. Mind blown!

Smelling: like Coconut milk & Jasmine scent. Thanks to my friend who bought me a gorgeous Dove Pamper pack for my birthday.

Wearing: shorts and a singlet - it's starting to get really hot.

Following: Kiwi Mummy Blogger - Outie by Katrina Ward - she has some gorgeous frocks and amazing books (Adult Colouring and some for kids) for sale! Check her out!

Noticing: the bright Pōhutukawa around our city - Summer is HERE!!

Knowing: the kids are going to have a lot of fun creating things using their Christmas Craft Box

Thinking: about those who were affected in the Paris attacks. Very sad.

Sorting: out Secret Santa for my family.

Getting: excited about what 2016 has in store for us. (No, I'm not pregnant)

Bookmarking: all the posts from our 12 Days of Christmas - A Blog Collaboration

Disliking: this humid weather ugh

Opening: happy mail from my blogger bestie - Claire @ Girl on a Missi0n

Giggling: at my son's facials when he sees himself on the phone (in selfie mode) - such a crack up!

Feeling: emotional. My daughter has one more week left at Primary School! EVER. They grow up so fast.

Snacking: on Salt & Vinegar chips

Helping: my blogger pals. I enjoy sharing my blogging knowledge with them, and I know they are grateful for the support.

Hearing: Christmas songs playing on the radio. What's your favourite Christmas song?

What's happening in YOUR world? 
Choose three words from the list and let me know in the comments. 

Here are my previous Taking Stock posts for 2015: 

Note: I will be sharing my Taking Stock: December post at the end of the month, so watch this space.



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  1. Love me a Taking Stock post! First things first, Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. How's that Marie Kondo book? I'd love to get my hands on a copy. I've been cooking all things gingerbread - muffins, men and am building the gingerbread house this week! I'm loving our Christmas tree this year, it's had a bit of a makeover with new light and a star and I'm wondering what's in my advent calendar today. I better go and check!

    1. Thank you Sammie! I am loving the book so far...I can't wait to start getting stuck in - I am ready for this! Ooh all things gingerbread - sounds like a lot of fun! Hope your weekend was amazing Sammie

  2. PS If you're wondering what to get your nephew for Christmas you must check out Gift Grapevine - Tash knows how to give great gift!

    1. Love Tash's Gift ideas- I have purchased a few things from her lists already!

  3. Happy birthday for last month, an iPhone 6 - what a great present, lucky you :) I'm due for an upgrade soon so might have to make it an early Christmas pressie to myself! As for me I'm
    Making: lists. Lots of lists. Groceries, present ideas, to do, to buy, blog post ideas etc etc
    Wearing: maxi dresses. Summer is definitely here
    Smelling: Cucumber & Basil soy candle I bought from the markets this morning. It's soooo refreshing.

    1. Thank you Lozzie! Yes very lucky, I love my new iPhone 6s...oooh let me know if you get one! I am making lots of lists too...it's always crazy at this time of the year!

  4. I love Taking Stock posts. Have a break, enjoy your time. I am planning how I am going to have a couple of weeks off myself at the moment. I hope you had a marvellous weekend and thanks for linking up in the URH. x


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