Yes a major life overhaul is due

I got my Young Living Essential Oils starter kit on the 28th (Distributor Id: 1495793). I’m So excited to start and share my journey to natural better health.10584016_1458230544432307_264373312076796027_n

My Journey with the Oils so Far:

Peace n Calming  Peace & Calming:

I have a major problem with “switching off” at night and find that this is helping 🙂 I’ve used this oil the last three nights when going to bed and have found that I’ve dropped off to sleep faster and while laying there waiting for sleepy land I’ve felt a lot more relaxed.

As some of you might know I’m about to partake in the 12WBT challenge to motivate myself to get active again and lose the extra pudge. At the same time I’m starting my journey with oils to find natural remedies (focusing on Pain, Depression and Anxiety) and create a happy and healthier home for myself and my family. I struggle with pain and can at times find myself eating Panadeine Forte like tic tacs, so Yes a major life overhaul is due.

So I’ll keep you posted on how I go and what I find.

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CHASING THE DEMON

CHASING THE DEMON
(Book 2 of The ‘Gateway’ series)

By Louise G. White

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Synopsis:

The system has been changing, the Agency flaunts its cruel practises and the balance of the realms is disrupted. Ethan’s enforcers are already stretched to the limits with policing the realms, and things get worse when partnerships develop between the worst of the Demon realms.

Meanwhile on Empustat, Carolyn has spent an entire year being pampered and ‘reconditioned’, her memories wiped and replaced to produce a limited and vapid Princess. Under the constraints of the Chief, she is no longer the feared and mythical destroyer. Carolyn lives a life of privilege, expected to marry her father’s second in command and produce heirs for the realm. Her friend Mario, in contrast, has suffered hardship and humiliation at the hands of the Lilim Guard – A chance encounter between the pair is surely a step towards Carolyn’s awakening.

The disabled gateway has frustrated the team’s efforts to reach Carolyn, and Ethan can barely suffer Note’s presence, but both mage and demon share the same goals. Hope rekindles by way of an unexpected source which leads to the team embarking on a plan so daring that that their survival hangs in the balance. With old and new friends from the realms, bias and loyalties will be challenged as the fight for order truly begins.

My thoughts:

Oh why did it end, I just wanted to keep reading.

I’m really am at a loss as what to write, as anything I write won’t do this book justice…………….

Louise is an amazing writer, she depicts these other worlds so well that I feel as if I am there, it’s as if they are real. Her vivid descriptions really are a delight. The way it jumped between the characters really pushed the pace of the story along, I couldn’t put it down. All the things I loved about the first book were amplified and grown on.

In this the second instalment of the Gateway series we get our old favourites from the first book with the injection of a few new characters that really spice things up and add humour to it all. Louise offers us up; Romance, Friendship, Loyalty, Action, Adventure, Good versus Evil and Multiple Worlds to tickle our fancy. I loved the ending as it leads to so many possibilities, even Ethan’s in with a chance (I hope).

I’m not going to say anything else as I don’t want to give the story away – It’s awesome – GO READ IT.

If you haven’t read the first one:
THE CALLING 
(Book 1 of The ‘Gateway’ series)
By Louise G. White

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Synopsis:
On the run and hiding from the suits, Carolyn’s life is far from straightforward. After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way, (through a hole to another world which appears in the kitchen wall!), she is determined to track them down and bring them home. But life is never that easy! Rescued and protected by a group of unusual and likeminded people, Carolyn hones her magic and fighting skills. Whilst answering a call to retrieve a human from another world she is faced with a quick decision and ends up bringing a demon back with her. Little did she know what effect this demon would have on her. As each day passes her strengths grow and her magic develops to assist her in her quest to track down her family, but there are decisions to make that will affect the rest of her life..

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My apologies I didn’t realize I swore so much

This Weeks Video Round Up! – My apologies I didn’t realize I swore so much until I uploaded it LOL 😦 Oops!

What you get this week: Me Babbling on and my Son Riley being adorable, as well as a shout out to two lovely ladies I found through Twitter.

@LeighHutton >> http://www.leighhuttonbooks.com/
@LGWhiteAuthor >> http://www.louisewhitethecalling.com/

In Your Dreams by John Swan

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‘‘In a time before ours, when the universe was much younger, a great civilization lived upon the surface of an infant world not much different than our own. It was tucked away on our same distant arm of the galaxy, with its twin moons shining unblemished in the night sky, and its surface full of spirits both great and small.’’

John Swan has created an intense and intriguing world that I was immediately drawn into. He builds the world of Aldaya with such detail that you feel as if you are really there, but most important of all he gives us leading characters that we can love, that have soul, that feel real and whose journey we want to be apart of – and some gnarly bad guys as well.

When I was only up to page 91, I did a status update on Goodreads that read, “Loving this book so far. Nothing better than a young girl going on an adventure to find herself with her pet cat (ok it’s more complex than that lol) but I’m loving Mim as a main character.” – And yes it developed into much MUCH more than that.

So here, we have a young adult fantasy novel written for ages 13 and up. It is so refreshingly, there is no pointless horror or vulgarity of a sexual nature, so totally safe to let your Teens read as well as yourself.

A bit about the story: Aldaya, a once grand and peaceful planet that is now succumbing to a dark all-consuming evil.

Enter High Lord Éolan (male), Steward of the City of Nausica, council member and spouse to the Premier-elect (who is also male) – Give yourself a pat on the back Mr Swan for being oh so brave to have a Gay man as one of the leading characters. I am going to stop there and tell you to CALM DOWN remember what I said about “no vulgarity and totally safe to let your Teens read’’ Yeah exactly! It is all PG13. Anyway back to the oh so fine Eolan; The story really kicks into gear with us experiencing Eolan having a recurring dream of a beautiful pale blonde teenage girl with vibrant purple eyes.

Enter Mim; Mim is the Girl in the dreams and her simple life is about to become a whole lot less so. She is fifteen and lives in the rotting town of Slaidburn. Min is an orphan who works her fingers to the bone just to get enough to pay her board at a half-way house and feed herself and her cat.

Enter the gnarly bad guys; Morra Losis, the demon woman and her two right hand men/demons raise all sorts of hell the night they come into Slaidburn. Morra is a creature of pure evil and after coming across Mim will stop at nothing to have her.

This then sends Mim on a dangerous journey that spirals out of control, but leads her to Eolan.

Mim goes on the run trying to make her way to the Charis Vale, where she hopes she will be safe and able to get the help she needs to figure out the strange power that grows inside of her. Lord Éolan is at the same time on his way there and a series of events force them together. The story then races off and you will not be able to put it down.

I won’t go into any more detail as I don’t want to ruin it and I want you to experience it yourself – But I will say it leaves us with a Major Cliff-hanger and you’ll be longing for the next installment to be released as I am.

Five out of Five starts for the first time Author Mr John Swan.

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I really would like my chin back!

So I have decided to take on Michelle Bridges 12 week body challenge.
To get to my ideal body weight + BMI I need to lose 25 kilos.
When I was pregnant and then breastfeeding with my son I lost ten kilos just from eating better. I was being a good girl and eating well because I was paranoid as what went through me went into him and I didn’t want to do anything to hurt him.
After going back to work I’ve put it all the weight back on plus some more. Now I’m not aiming to be model thin, it’s not my thing, I like a woman to have curve.  I’m aiming to be able to walk up the stairs at work without losing my breath lol. I want more energy. I want to be happy. I want to be healthy. I used to love walking, but now even that seems too hard. I’m hoping by signing up to this challenge that It’ll be able to give me the kick start I need to be motivated and get back on the wagon!!!
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And I really would like my chin back!!!!

Riley and Me

Motherhood: The hardest yet most rewarding job ever!

Twelve months on and this little man keeps making me happier than I’ve ever been and more in love with him (even when he is chucking a tantrum like he is now while i’m trying to write this).

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Thursday Recap (2)

Friday 11th was the last day of dress up week at Riley’s Daycare so I sent him dressed up as a Raccoon again 🙂 Soooo Cute!!! And I went and had my eyes tested, nothing eventful happened there.image

Saturday’s are housework day, so when that was done we went to a friend’s house for a BBQ dinner, where Riley had fun playing with another little boy, it was great they ran around and wore each other out.

Sunday is my funday! I pretty much stuffed around all day, drew some stickmen, played with riley, read a book and then watched Masterchef.

It’s just another Manic Monday; Worked, did some stickman drawing and then watched Masterchef.

The dreaded Tuesday, my first day back at TAFE in eight years. I was freaking out, over whelmed, and most of all missing time with my little man.

Wednesday – hump day – half way there day; Worked, did some stickman drawing and then watched Masterchef.

Then we come to today Thursday 17th, Yay! Riley’s swimming lesson day. We used to go to swimming on Tuesdays but as I am back working Tuesdays swimming had to be moved, hence we had a new teacher, new place in the pool and new classmates. Riley really did not cope with so many changes all at once. Normally Riley loves his swimming lessons, but today he was very clingy and even had a cry – poor bubba, but he will get used to the changes.

I’ve got TAFE again tonight – I also need to get used to the changes 😐

Martha : Friday Fictioneers 100 word story challenge

Martha stared up at the sky with hungry eyes. She had never in all her eighty three years seen a drought so bad.

Dark clouds started to roll in and cover the painfully bright sky. It was as if the gods had finally answered her prayers.

The healing rain flowed down revitalising Martha and filling her with such joy that she lifted up her petticoat and began to prance around in the street like a woman of much less years.

The rain purged the burnt land as it refilled the reservoirs and the townsfolk’s hearts, giving them the strength to start again.

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Kelly Sands

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Kelly Sands

And then some other stuff happened (Thursday Recap 1)

So I’m connecting – I’m Facebooking, Tweeting, Goodreading and even getting all up in those Google+ Circles (see connect with me page for links to all my social media sites) and as most of you probably know already I recently added YouTube and Instagram to all that *ME* in the and on the World Wide Web.

Yeaaaaah and when was the last time I got to do a decent post on my BLOG Ummmmm Damn You Social Media for taking up all my time!!

I’ve forgotten my point – Damn short attention span.

Oh yeah that’s my POINT!

I spend too much time “connecting” I haven’t written much in months.

But anyways at least i’ve found some sort of direction for my YouTube channel – yeah thats kind of worth it – Each Thursday I’m going to attempt to do a “diary type” 60 second (or there abouts) video recap of my week and on the first Sunday of each month I’m going to record one of my Poems. YAYYYYYY!!!!!

So here is my first Thursday Ramble, it’s rather rough as i just slapped it all together to see if it’s something i could work with in the future 🙂 enjoy :-).

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100 Happy Days (81-100)

I have been partaking in the 100 Happy Days challenge, sharing my Happy Days with my Facebook and Twitter friends. I started the challenge back on the 21st of March, so last Saturday was my 100th day, few it’s over!!

I really enjoyed the first forty days, but after that it got a bit tedious. I don’t need to post a photo a day to remind myself of the awesome things in my life or to grateful; I get that feeling every time I see my son smile.

Day81: No happy days photo today, feeling rather blue.

Day81: No happy days photo today, feeling rather blue.

Day82: Still in a funk, no happy days photo today.

Day82: Still in a funk, no happy days photo today.

Day83

Day83: Makes my heart all warm and tingly having this in my hand. My print proof for My Mind The Menace came in the mail today, even though I’ve decided not to do separate print books and combine my eBooks in one (which the proof for should be turning up in a week or so) there is still something exciting about seeing your name in print.

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Day84: Riley having a play with his brothers from another mother this arvo. kiddlet’s Thursday play date.

 

Day85: Riley ate a whole slice a Vegemite toast all by himself with little mess, he normally won’t eat anything unless it’s puréed, fingers crossed he keeps it up #100happydays (no photo).

Day86: Well after a year, I finally got over it and made my first YouTube video, please be kind Bahahahahaha – Arms Around Me (a Poem):

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Day87: Awesome a five star review for My Mind The Menace (ok so it was posted yesterday, but I only had the change to read it today).

Day88: I have a bit of a sore throat, but I also have chocolate ice cream, so it's all good #100happydays - yummy yum yummo.

Day88: I have a bit of a sore throat, but I also have chocolate ice cream, so it’s all good #100happydays – yummy yum yummo.

Day89: Yeah today just didn’t happen.

Day89: Yeah today just didn’t happen.

Day90: haha so much for #100happydays - Thank you Pseudoephedrine & cough lollies for getting me through today. Bring on sleepy time!!!!!

Day90: haha so much for #100happydays – Thank you Pseudoephedrine & cough lollies for getting me through today. Bring on sleepy time!!!!!

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Day91: Going for a ride with the hubby, then watching my not so little anymore bubba boy enjoy a bubble bath #beautiful #bliss #100happydays.

Day91: Going for a ride with the hubby, then watching my not so little anymore bubba boy enjoy a bubble bath #beautiful #bliss #100happydays.

Day92: Yeah, Nup!

Day92: Yeah, Nup!

Day93

Day93: My bubba boy is even feeding himself now #100happydays.

Day94

Day94: Other than a little bit of house work and keeping Riley clean and feed – These are my plans for a lazy Sunday on the couch #Reading #Relaxing #100happydays

Day95: I’m enjoying watching Riley pull his dad’s (Shane) hair and giggle #100happydays #CheekyBoy (no photo).

Day96

Day96: Riley sporting an adorable bubble beard #100happydays.

Day97-98: Flat out, didn’t have time to stop and take a photo.

Day99: Happy First Birthday Riley #100happydays – It’s been a year since you stormed into my life and you keep making it better and better.

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Day100: Riley’s First Birthday Party #WooHoo #100happydays #PartyTime.

Here is my post for Day 1 -20 >> http://wp.me/p431Gp-a1

Here is my post for Day 21 -40 >> http://wp.me/p431Gp-be

Here is my post for Days 41 -60 >> http://wp.me/p431Gp-cr

Here is my post for Days 61-80 >> https://sarahfairbairn.com/2014/06/09/100-happy-days-61-80/