The mount 😍
Easter Monday on the boardwalk 🌧 #eastermonday #rain #friends #easter #mahi #climb #fitness #coffee #themount #home #happyplace #mauao #stillsummer #motivated #view #milliondollarview #beach #sunshine #ocean #mountmaunganui #worklifebalance #evesrealestate #realestateagent #realestatelife #home #lovenz #lovelifehere 🖤 #bayofplenty #newzealand #thecoastalteam
I get asked a lot about my skincare routine, haha LOL. I don’. But I do get asked how I’m going with 2 kids now. And I am far enough into it now to comment with some degree of perspective. The first four weeks were so bloody hard, all the emotions and guilts and exhaustion, these three things accumulating on every single member of the family. But most surprisingly on Luke and Marlo. Marlo was hands down the most difficult we have ever experienced. None of it was directed at ‘baby sister’, it was like the rug was pulled out from under him, his whole foundations were whack and everything had a fear response - full psychopath arsehole behaviour. And Luke who has always been hands on, suddenly became sole caregiver to this being. And the 2.5 years of strategy and connection building on my mum CV were useless from afar trying to bed, bath, boob, burp the baby. It was like watching them rub each other like sand paper, but I had to try as best I could to not yell instructions or corrections from my sedentary position. As for the guilts, the pressure to keep the normality and even overcompensate the fun for number one, quickly turned to gulf that number two wasn’t getting any of the doting number one had when they were little. Guilt that it was only number two’s needs that were being met, and not much else. And the exhaustion. I don’t have to elaborate do I? Recovering from pregnancy, labour, sleepless nights and now long long days too. But people said, at 4 weeks, it gets better. Something just clicks for number 1. And that is exactly what happened. At exactly 4 weeks, it was a glimpse of that family of 4 life that got us into this mess in the first place. The laughing together on the floor of the lounge, the 2 kids in bed and now it’s just us and an evening of MAFS feeling, that outing to mates places or the park feeling content and cookie cutter. So if you’ve got one and one on the way, know that it can be hard AF in the first bit, but just keep swimming cause the other end is beautiful.
Easter Monday brings a bit of rain 🌧 #eastermonday #rain #friends #easter #mahi #climb #fitness #coffee #themount #home #happyplace #mauao #stillsummer #motivated #view #milliondollarview #beach #sunshine #ocean #mountmaunganui #worklifebalance #evesrealestate #realestateagent #realestatelife #home #lovenz #lovelifehere 🖤 #bayofplenty #newzealand #thecoastalteam
Such a beautiful place and beautiful weekend with Bae and fam xox
CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BALL | These are the perfect snack and a so yummy and healthy ! - Recipe- 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup dates 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 3 tbsp coconut oil 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder 1 tbsp cacao powder 1/4 tsp salt - -blend all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor -using about 1 tbsp of mixture shape into a ball -store in the fridge - - - #proteinball #healthy #healthyfood #delicious #listentoyourbody #food #foodphotography #breakfast #health #vegan #plantbased #yum #protein #healthysnack #healthyeating #snacks
So blessed to have lived in this paradise for seven years. Lucky to call it my second home. #mountmaunganui #mauao #tauranga #bayofplenty #newzealand #newzealand 🇳🇿 #nzmustdo #purenewzealand #gottalovenz #newzealandtrip #newzealandvacations #newzealandnatural #travelnewzealand #wanderlust #worldtourists #worldnomads #passionpassport #doyoutravel #travelstoke #traveldudes
Thiccy Ricc is our name
Easter @ Mount Maunganui
The yeah I climbed The Mount picture
So proud! Today I got to be the tour guide, DJ in the car, personal coach, motivator, first aider on stand by, support crew, and most importantly believer. Today I got to not only drag my own bum up Mauao (Mt Manganui) for the 2nd time in my life, I also had hubby in tow for his first climb ever. We made good use of the extra energy from the chocolate easter bunnies and steamed up The Mount on the 4WD track on our 4 legs 🤭. Being overweight and a current cold slowed us down quickly and hubby ran out of steam soon after coming close to giving up. However, lots of encouragement, some stops to catch the breath and to admire the view (and take pics), and slowing down the pace have done the trick and 39 minutes later we made it to the top. Having a very proud wife-moment. And yes, it is true... the hardest climbs are the most rewarding! ⛰💎 Happy Easter 🐇🐣🥚! #SoProud #NeverGiveUp #ToTheTop #Coach #BestHusband #NewBalance #DJ #4Legs #Sweat #EarnedIt
My world. All three of them in the same photo. On the SAME bed... what is this sorcery? This is only happening because the dog is asleep... Flash doesn’t hate him he just doesn’t like being barked at/pestered. Flash also doesn’t like people and prefers to watch from a distance so this is doubly amazing. Who is he and what did he do with our cat?! Anyone else got weird pets? #cat #dog #weirdos #greycat #welshspringerspaniel #snuggles #cwtches #weirdpets #family #myworld
Do I miss this? Not one bit🤰🏼🤭 so glad my wee girl is on the outside- I had a relatively easy pregnancy aside from her being diagonal (transverse) most of the final trimester- those kicks & stretches really hurt. Now she just kicks me on the outside 😂 #babyloveimages #maternityphotography #waitingforyou #cluelessmumtobe #babyHayley #ourgirl #bump #inlovealready #gladsheishere #HayleyGrace
Smilla - 14/03/2019 - Mount Maunganui
Fair play to Jesus for going through all that effort of resurrection so we can enjoy some Cadbury’s chocolate eggs on this fine day. 🚀🌞🦕
Happy Easter Sunday 💕✨ (here in New Zealand it’s Sunday.) 2 beautiful Reflexology treatments to end the week or start the week, out of the blue today as didn’t plan on working however trusting the flow of the universe & this is how the day rolled out. So this is me, giving Reflexology to a client who just wanted to relax plus was in need of some reviving after a busy 1st week of school holidays. Remember Reflexology is just as beneficial as massage, there’s a misconception that Reflexology is just a foot massage. It’s so much more & some, your whole body from inside & out is being treated, your organs & body systems are being specifically worked, thus helping balance irregularities, whether it be digestive issues, hormonal issues, mental exhaustion, emotional pain, grief, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, muscle & joint pain, respiratory issues to name but a few, this is full body maintenance & healing. I’ve seen great results with clients, who have suffered from nerve pain & nerve damage, respiratory infections/issues, digestive problems, anxiety & grief, immune system problems & old scar tissue dissolving with regular work over time that had remained in a particular body system from a previous illness or accident. Reflexology is so powerfully good for you & so rewarding for me as a therapist to see awesome results, helping soothe the heart, lift the soul & see clients with a twinkle in their eyes again. Beautiful. 🙏🏽💛💫 This synergy was just gorgeous & refreshing, subtle yet beautifully uplifting. Spearmint 🍃 good for fatigue & headaches. Orange bitter 🍊helps sluggish digestive system & water retention. Pink Grapefruit 🌿helps with muscle fatigue & stress/depression. Myrrh 🌳hormonal imbalances & respiratory/mucus type issues. Spikenard 🌾 helps with insomnia & stress/headaches & sensitive skin. Clary Sage 🌸 added a beautiful herby floral aroma, helps with womanly/menstrual issues & relieves muscle pain/migraines & all stress & tension. 💜The 2nd blend was super vibrant & re-energising for this client who wanted some uplifting energy to see out the rest of the long weekend. Ashwagandha 🌿Chamomile German 🌼Pink Grapefruit 🍃Spikenard 🌾Lemon 🍋Peppermint 🌱
Our walk around the Mount yesterday was beautiful!
I walked up a big mountain today, and the view was incredible. In fact, I thought it would be the highlight of my day. But then I tried real fruit ice cream and my mind was blown...suddenly the view from earlier seemed pretty inferior. Then, to top it all off, I met an old man named Terry, who is an international table tennis umpire. Terry told me I looked no older than 20. And now I just don’t even know what my favorite part of today was.
Hooray for a sunny day 🤗☀️
Dying to go back ⭐️
Classic sunrise post. 🌄
Me and my boys
Still swooning over the pictures of this amazing shoot last weekend. AND how good is the hat!? Photography @hillena_parsons_photography Florals @bluemeadowflorals Gown @gownandaltar Makeup @finaltouchmakeupartistrynz Hair @thehairco.tga Model @georosek @mtmodels_ Hat @lackofcolour_au
Day three: We had a nice, slow start today filled with hot x buns n chocolate. The twins caught up on a few days worth of naps n we laxed out! We explored the strand in Tauranga, checking out the markets n our place for lunch (dumplings n margarita)! The girls had a pony ride, played at the park n got some pics with hairy mclarry n friends! We then managed to sneak in some beach time as a family before the rain hit, heading home for baths n a lamb roast🥰 another beautiful day in paradise with my people!! . . adventureseekers #familyholiday #familyfun #familyof6 #northislandescape #twinmum #mumof4 #smalltownpeepsinthecity #discoverunder10k #ourmoments #our_everyday_moments #darlingmovement #thecuriouschild #motherhoodinspired #instagood #familyunplugged #blogger #kiwiblogger #centralotagomum #mom_hub