Friday, January 13, 2012

Whats that smell???

Hello Lovelies,

I rr shenanigans!

Miss 4 says "Mummy, Mummy, come quick, come quick"!!
She grabs my arm and yanks me to the pantry.
"Mummy, Daddy's done a fart in the cupboard and shut the door"!!
I open the door and take a whiff...Yes, YES it does smell like dads farts!!!
We begin to rip apart everything looking for the culprit......potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, a pumpkin.....

The smell still doesn't get any better throughout the day....
We tell daddy that the pantry smells like farts....his farts! when he gets home from work.
He go's on the search looking for the culprit too.....all the while denying his farts smell like that!!!
He lifts up one of 2 egg cartons in the cupboard....nope number 1's all good,
number 2 is a little bit suss!
He carefully pulls out each egg one by one and takes a whiff.....nope, nope, nope, nope.....
Oh hang on...Sarannah is this the smell you can smell???
YES!!!!!!'s a smelly egg fart she yells!!!

Bahahahahahahaha.......apparently daddy's farts smell like rotten eggs!

Daddy carefully carries the stinky fart egg outside (so it doesn't explode) and Sarannah and him throw it over the fence into the spare paddock like it's a bomb!

Just another day here at 1rr HQ...
Love my kids...they are solid gold!
Just wanted to document a little story that totally made my day, something I can look back on with find memories.

Hope you all have a Fab Friday!!!

        Ky xx

Saturday, January 07, 2012

day 6 of no boobie

Hi Ya Lovelies,

Just wanted to check in with you all after my blog post called "bye bye boobie".
it's day 6 of NO boobie and mummy is still not engorged....
That's great news! or is it? :(
Addy has been asking here and there (everyday) for her boobie and jumping up on my lap pretty regularly and having a quick peek as if to see if they are still there!
She has even offered me hers!

With this new revelation of me no longer being a breastfeeding, never put it like that....excuse me as I go and have a sob! I liked saying I'm a breastfeeding mother!!!

Not being a breastfeeding mother means I can have the odd glass or 2 of moscato if i choose...
But not feeding means I have to make some adjustments in my diet. As you may well know I have a MASSIVE sweet tooth...and an apple pie (single pie...not the whole thing!) and bowl of custard per night addiction.
I have a pretty high metabolism but along with breastfeeding I was lucky any extra calories I consumed...(and there were A LOT!) got burned right up!

I now have to start to watch my intake.....B*&%#, Bugger, BUM!

Another thing...which is only a vanity thing and I'm a little embarrassed to admit...but
I wanted to get some sexy pin up style pics for my 30th to give to hubby....before I stopped feeding...
right BEFORE a feed! So although they may have been veiny (photo shop editing YAY!) they (my boobies) would be FULL...literally.... not flip em, flop em! Not that they were ever big enough to really do that anyway...they are more of a smear on my chest now!!
VERY sexy.... :/

Oh well I wonder can I have boobies photo shopped onto my body? Not to big...not to small...Miranda Kerr size would be perfect! Actually the body too....maybe they could just superimpose my head onto her body?? Minus the wrinkles?! and teeth whitened after my copious amounts of English breakfast tea drinking!

Blah.....I'll just get him a playboy! (not really)

Day 6 and 7 of grateful

So...I have a couple of things to be grateful for...(yesterday and today)
and no they aren't that I'm no longer a breastfeeding mother...I think that may take a long while for me to be grateful for that!

They are the beach...
I am grateful for it's beauty, it's power, how it can make people happy without even trying.
 I am grateful that that when I walk along it's shore it shares it's treasures with me and the other people who are walking along it share a smile and hello with me too.
I am SUPER grateful that this is one of the beaches in close proximity to our new house.


I am grateful for fruit...sensory overload...looks amazing...smells totally amazing,
 and the taste...heaven.
I am grateful my girls appreciate fresh fruit as much as me!

PLEASE don't forget to get your entries into our photo competition in ASAP!

         Kylie xx

Thursday, January 05, 2012

being grateful

Hi ya lovelies,

After the topsy tervy year we had last losses, moving away from family and friends, new jobs, schools, daycare, broken everything....including my wrist! I was feeling pretty cruddy at times!

But after by chance switching on the telly to sunrise this morning (I NEVER watch daytime TV!)
Divine intervention?? I came across a segment on 365 days of grateful.
I LOVE the idea!
I have a LOT to be grateful for but with the drudgery I fail to see it sometimes!
So while a lot of you are doing a photo challenge this year I am doing the 361 days (minus the 5 days into the year and the extra 1 for the leap year!) of grateful, a photo blog!
HERE 's the link to the original's SO inspirational!

I am determined to view this year in a different light and be GRATEFUL for the small things!

So who's with me??

I am always going to be grateful for my children....that's a given!

*I am grateful that my children are the best of friends <3

*I am grateful for is so calming and good for the soul.
Green to me means life...our palms have come back to life after the last lot of rain we got
(our wedding!)
Green is my most fave colour EVER
This is what I look at from my sewing room window...
it's simple and inspires me :)

Till Tomorrow

Day 4 of NO Boobie and we are doing fine!!

         Kylie x

Ps. don't forget our photo competition!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Bye Bye Boobie :(

Hi Ya Lovelies,

Tonight's blog is something I though I would never be writing about....I thought it would never end!
But Alas it now has and I'm SAD!

What am I talking about??
Boobie Feeding....
As most of you know I have a little girl named Addisyn....she is 2.3 years old and the apple of my eye.
She is also a breast feeder....a boobie addict!
It has been great feeding her as due to medical complications giving birth I wasn't able to successfully feed her 3 older sisters for very long.

Addy is the size of the average 18 month old so it didn't look or feel weird (to me) to be still feeding her.....although MOST people I know thought it was gross and I was the brunt of a many a boobie joke (must I say it was from males and women who haven't had kids yet!)

I am very proud I made it to 2 years and my original goal was 6 months but she was just to efficient at it....even self feeding if I wasn't paying attention!

Well is day 3 of no feeds :(
And quite by mistake! Addy forgot to have a feed on the 2nd of this month....
I was amazed I wasn't engorged! She had built up quite a supply and if I went 8hrs without her feeding I was usually bursting :/
So I told myself I'd be strong while ever I wasn't engorged so we can do only one feed per day then finally drop the 1 feed so I don't get mastitis..(for the 6th time!)
I was happy to do this over as many months as it took.

We'll here we are and I'm still fine....No engorgement......weird!
Addy is still asking for it...but I have managed to get her distracted with cups of water/milk and a cuddle.

I should be rejoicing at having my body back but I'm REALLY sad!
I wish I'd have known her feed on the 1st of January was going to be her last one....I think I would have videoed it or something?
I know I would have snuggled with her a bit longer savoring the ultimate bond between a mother and child. :( :( :(

Gosh, I'm getting teary!
I guess my baby is all growed up!

I know my story is not one many of you will be able to sympathise 100% with....because the percentage of breast feeding after 1 is pretty low.

But I guess it's like the first day of school.....the feeling that your baby really isn't a baby anymore.


Maybe I'll let hubby get his way with baby number 5? Or not??!..

        Kylie x

a precious memory i'll never forget xx

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Mama Skirt Photo Competition!

Hi ya Lovelies :)

You would have all heard me mention about doing a photo competition involving my mama skirts.
Well here are the details....

I am seeking some nice pics of you...REAL...LOVELY...SEXY Mama's wearing your mama skirts.
You can do them staged in a certain artistic style or just random candid craziness!
Edited or unedited.

ALL pics will be for usage on my blogs and any other advertising or forms of media...
so in a nutshell I have the rights to use them as I see fit.
 (please note...I have the utmost respect for you all and would never abuse you or your photo's!)

The person I deem the Winner is set to win themselves or a lucky recipient of their choosing a custom Mama Skirt and free registered postage. Total value $61.

You will also somewhat become the face of 1 ruby road mama wear!

Please think this over as to if you are happy to see yourself in an occasional ad, blog post or logo.

I know there are a few Mama skirts getting around  but there are still a lot of you that haven't been able to purchase one yet.... So you are not going to miss out either.
I would like to see the poses you WOULD do and the places you'd take your mama if you owned one.
Serious.. or better still just down right ridiculously funny photos will only be accepted! ;)
(Please put a little blurb of what you are doing or would be doing in your mama so we know what you are trying to express!)

These I might put on my page as an album for everyone to vote on....

The Fair winner (or if it gets Nasty....please ladies play nicely!) the person I deem to be the fair winner will also nab themselves a custom mama skirt and free registered postage ($61 value!)

all valid entries (the ones that put a little thought into it) will also receive a vintage coaster to rest their cup of tea on.

So please get snapping and send your entries to

Let's give it a solid month to do it in and draw this little competition on Friday 3rd of Feb 2012.
*At what ever time my children allow! All winners will be posted on the blog and notified via email.


Kylie  x

The Wedding!

Hi Lovelies,

I have been promising pics and details of my big day....we'll I had best get them down now before I forget the already sketchy details!

As you all know the lead-up to the big day was hectic and stressful!!
I had organising, sewing, baking food preparing etc..all to be done with a hubby away for work....Eeeeeeek!
Lucky my amazing mummy came to the rescue!

Thursday was spent sewing Addy's dress (most of it anyway)
Baking LOTS of baking!!

Our Dessert buffet menus was...
Caramel Pecan Pie
Vanilla Slice (I still have the blisters from whipping the custard for an hour straight!)
Chocolate brownie (hubby's specialty...and of the 2 batches he made there was NONE left!)
Melting Moments
Banana Bread
Caramel Covered Apples
Toffee Apples (for the kiddos)
Meranges (for the kiddos)
Chocolate Crackles (for the kiddos)
and my mother in law bough
Banana and walnut cake, angle cakes and pumpkin scones!
We had a tea bar to wash down all the cakies (Addy's word!)

Our mains where Wood Fired Pizza's with a top your own pizza buffet! Went down a TREAT!

The morning of the Wedding was raining!! I tried not to stress about the weather and just worked on making miss 8's dress....why did I decide to make them to measure?? Makes it so much harder and time consuming! :/
Hubby was rushing all over town doing last minute bits and pieces....
I FINALLY finished the dress at to commence at 3:30.....
guests start to arrive early to help where they can and I haven't even showered,waxed my eyebrows (totally DIY wedding!!) or Anything yet! Arrrrrg!

I shower and attempt to put my hair in hot rollers but it was futile due to the poor weather...Grrrr you humidity!
(I know this is a little gross....but worth a mention as to how bad things were going....I am a breastfeeding mum (2years 3 month GO ME!)....I have not had any "visitors" for  3 years....(with gestation included)....but sure as shit I had a little visitor as I stepped out of the shower!!! OMFG....of all times to make a return....on my wedding night?!
Poor hubby :/ ......

More guests show up and don't want to "Alarm" me but the power has just gone out in Bundaberg and a Severe Weather Warning has just been issued for our area with torrential rain, possible hail, lightning and damaging winds! AWESOME!
Now I start to panic!!

So our beautiful beach lookout ceremony was moved to our backyard just to be on the safe side...
In a panic my girlfriends try to hide our Wood fired pizza oven to make a nice area to say our vows....
oh yeah I haven't written any yet! By now I am being very vague and decision making has been taken out of my hands as people can see I'm sleep deprived and stressed! My girlfriends attack my head with their straighteners to try and get some curl into my hair  mean while the sun is trying VERY hard to shine for me.
They throw my head pieces together (VERY roughly) and whack a bouquet in hands that they had whipped up no more than 20mins before!

Then it dawns on us we need music!
They grab my iPhone and pop it in our stereo and play "Can't help falling in love with you" covered by Chris Isaak......I immediately start bawling!!!

My stunning older daughters walk ahead and my 2 little princesses hold my hands...

I look up and all our guests are crying!

My best friend is our officiant and welcomes everyone and tells them of our beautiful journey together...tears are welling again!
Hubby is prompted to say his vows and I'm glad he wants to go first as I have NOTHING prepared....I want to see what he has to say so I can then pull an amazing piece of romantic literally genius out of my hat!

He proceeds to pull out a piece of paper to in fact read a poem he has written that's what he has been doing on these business trips late at night while I have been up sewing the 80....YES 80 meters of bunting! ;)

A tear hangs on the corner of his eye and he begins to choke up with emotion....I'm GONE!
My hubby is a man a few words and painfully shy so for him to do that in front of everyone was worth all the lotteries in the world to me....How am I going to top that?? But wait there's MORE....he jumps behind the curtain that is hiding the pizza oven and unveils a Huge canvas that has the words of his poem written on it...then he hands us all pain to put our hand prints on it! did he keep this secret??!
He got the look from his friends as if to say..."Man...why have you gone and set the bar so high"!
We did our prints and cleaned up, it was then my turn to speak...and well....I had Nothing! Nothing!
I do remember I said something along the lines of I remember seeing you on the first day of grade 9 and knowing I had to make you mine.....that was my attempt at a poem! LAME! I am pretty sure I ended it saying I loved everyone?!

My 2 oldest daughters then stepped forward to give a speech they had spent weeks preparing for...while I was sewing obviously!
They were AMAZING! There was not a man, woman or child there that was not reduced to a blubbering mess! And their beautiful words showed a side of love and respect that we thought we wouldn't see till they were grown and had babies of their own! Thinking about it still brings a tear to my eye....SO proud!

The sun was shining the whole time!

From here we got into drinks and eating our desserts first....why the heck not? I needed it after the start we had, had!

Lots of our guests that were driving a distance to get home, so they left before dark... before the storm closed in. Which to our surprise it never did! It just provided us with a lovely cool breeze and a heck of a light show that we couldn't have made look better with pyrotechnics if we tried!

Things weren't set up at all like I had one really sat at my fancy tables with vintage crochet cloths and china....but they ate drank and were merry....can't ask for more than that?!

We wound it up by 11pm and my girl friends and I showered and curled up on the lounge and watching bridesmaids sipping wine! The perfect end to a perfect day.....Nothing went to plan....just like my life but I like it that way! xxx

We didn't get any of the photos we had planned so we are going get all dressed up again to do a ceremony re-shoot....which I am actually looking forward to....that way I can say some things to hubby that I omitted the first/second time! ;)

Thanks for going on this ride with me....
if any of you are interested all things were handmade and or vintage and our budget came in at $2000 total.
Here's some pics in NO particular order! ;) 


Kylie x

Sorry for the randomness but I have no idea how to move the pics around in context :/