Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Life in... December

Ah... my favourite month of the year and as always it lived up to expectations. Everytime it's December, I just feel happier knowing its almost time for holidays and family time!

I know I am a little behind with this update but to be honest with you, life is a little crazy right now and will continue to be so for the next month but after that, regular posting will be back! 

Achilles and I were lucky enough to be invited to attend the NYX Cosmetics Australia Pacific Fair store opening in early December. The staff loved Achilles and couldn't help but dress him up in Nyx attire for photos. I am always honoured when I get invited to events and when it's one of your favourite brands, it makes it even more special.

We also went along to our first Babes + Picnics meet up. We had such a lovely time meeting other babies and mummas in New Farm Park. Babes + Picnics is run by the beautiful Lucia from @the_thriving_elephant on instagram. Lucia is such a a beautiful soul and I am so lucky to have met her! If you're a Mumma anywhere in Aus and want to go to one of the meet ups, follow the instagram page below to find your closest Picnic! <3

 We're trying to do more family outings to get even more quality time together and in December, we took a trip to the Gold Coast to visit Ben's Nanna and we made a few stops along the way. We came across a beautiful restaurant with the most amazing staff and I FINALLY got myself some Just Because Blooms! One of my gorgeous friends Emily runs this flower business and I was so happy I finally got to support her. At the moment, she is only based on the Gold Coast but I'm hoping she will hit Brisbane any day now!!

 We hit the Sunshine coast a few times! Once to visit my old boss and his gorgeous wife at their new hotel Gemini resort. The resort isn't new but they have taken over management and are improving the place on the daily. I highly suggest you book in if you're ever staying on the Sunshine Coast. Graeme and Kylie will take care of you and you'll never have better service.

 In December, I worked right up until the 23rd and then Christmas Eve is my birthday and we flew out to Townsville that night.
I had such a lovely birthday. I went to breakfast with my two favourite men who also bought me awesome presents (extended versions of Lord Of The Rings) and some amazing smelling candles!
Then my parents came over and we did Christmas for Achilles with them. He may have gotten a little spoilt! I've had to take over half of his toys away from him (I will just swap them out every few weeks) because it was just too much but he is a very lucky baby!

Townsville was ridiculously hot and it was hard for Achilles to deal especially getting in the car just sweating instantly! We took him to the beach a few times, the Aquarium and on a few shopping trips.

Really big bonus and another reason we are lucky to have him is he is such a GOOD flyer! He LOVED it! I guess anywhere where there are loads of people he is going to love. He slept the whole plane ride home too and then made friends on landing.

I cannot believe how quickly that month went and now it's January 2017 and in three months, I will have a ONE YEAR OLD... A TODDLER! I just cannot believe it!

Happy 2017 and I hope your year is going just the way you hoped or better!

Keep smiling!

Tahana x 


  1. Aw it sounds like you had an amazing month Tahana! Your family is beautiful. I love Achilles, he gets cuter and cuter with each day!!! If that is possible. I had such a great year with you and although I'm sad I didn't get to celebrate your birthday with you I hope you had an amazing day!!!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

  2. Sounds and looks awesome Tahana! Glad you guys enjoyed Achillies' special first Christmas!! And of course your birthday, at least you would usually have it off for Christmas holidays ;)

    Maddie |

  3. All the photos of Achilles just melt my heart! So cute how the people at the NYX event dressed him up haha! && Hey, better late than never! x

    Katina Lindaa |

  4. I love those pictures of Achilles, he is just adorable and I can't believe how big he is getting! Sounds like you had a great birthday and a merry Christmas xx

    Kez |

  5. Looks like you had an absolutely amazing December :) Glad that you had an amazing birthday and Xmas (also score, LOTR!).

    Looking forward to seeing what 2017 holds for you + the fam <3

    Kate |

  6. Oh that baby boy of yours is just scrumptious!! I loved these little life update posts babe. Keep it up! I can't believe ours babies are almost 1!! I can't bring myself to start planning Zhańe's party. I'm not ready to accept it lol!!

    Bec | Beauty With Bec