summer staples (the circle link up)

Being that its winter here in Brisbane, its nice to dream about summer time in 6 months time and all the things I love about summer…..which isn’t a lot because my favourite season is winter 🙂

So I’m linking up with Kiki from In Its Time and Cassie from Living on Cloud Nine for June’s The Circle Link Up – Summer Staples.

My favourite things for summer aren’t just “stuff”, they are really the moments we end up spending together with people we think are awesome!.  Family picnics, park visits, the occasional beach visit, outdoor bbqs and the lovely bright mornings and late lit nights!

Summer Staples - In It For Love

1. Seafolly bag – I bought this beauty over Christmas and still haven’t had a chance to use it.  This summer will definitely have to for a beach visit and this little lovely!

2. Birkenstock Sandals – pretty much one of my favourite shoes to wear.  These will definitely be out come summertime!  I’ve being eyeing off this new style to add to the collection!

3. Kuvings Juicer – with all the juicing we do, I can imagine us in summer enjoying some light and berry fresh juices….love to upgrade to this beauty!!!

4. Tortoise Shell Sunglasses – I always want to change but I never do.  Love a tortoise shell pair of glasses and love these!!

5. Floral bikini – Every year I say we will go to the beach more…surely this will help to make me go to the beach more 🙂

6. Maxi Dress – my perfect idea for summer dressing, no fuss outfits!

7. Earrings – I’m not a big jewelry person, but I’ll always have earrings on!   Got my eye on these!

8. Sneakers – As well as a comfy pair of sandals, I really love these shoes.  Need a new pair as my blue ones are wearing out fast!  Really liking this colour though!

9. Nail Polish – I love bright coloured nails for summer but I also have an obsession with natural colours and love this peach colour!

And thats about it for me.  Can I just say how absolutely fun it was making a collage like that! Loved it!

hi i'm finley

filling last years almost empty jar….thankful in 2015!

Well, as thankful as we were for so many things last year, our poor little 2014 Thankful Jar did not cop much of it!

The poor little thing had a total of 8 thankful notes written in it… terrible is that!  But its all about good intentions right… 🙂

As few thankful notes that there were in the jar, opening just those 8 with my husband was totally worth it!  It was such a fun thing seeing what each other wrote….even if I only did 6 in total, all through January and he did just 2 towards the end of the year – it has still made me want to do it again this year!

The reason I want to do it again is because of how it ends – sitting there reading them together is completely what its about and seeing what each other wrote and what they were thankful for throughout the year.  Even just 8 was enough to feel the joy of what this jar can bring and I’m grateful that we at least gave it a go!

Funny find though – the majority of mine were thankful for my husband for helping me around the house haha and he was thankful for me folding his clothes and help him live through man flu hahaha! So hilarious!

I think this time though I will make it where we just write things we are thankful for, grateful for or loving about each other.   So thanks to the lovely Amberly from A Prioritized Marriage  – I am totally going to do this wonderful idea again for 2015 and try and hit a PB on last years Thankful Jar!

See last years Thankful Jar blog here




A GRATEFUL HEART {numero uno}

I’ve seen the lovely Jessy from The Artsy Cajun link up with Ember Grey for this blog and I so love the content and heart of this post – so I’m giving this a go this week.

There are plenty of things I am grateful for in my life but lately I have been thinking about how grateful I am to have a job.

There are SO many and I many SOOOO many days that I completely cannot stand my job.  Doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it, its just its so demanding being a PA that sometimes I feel like my head is going to fall off and I get frustrated in not being able to do everything…especially when those things are always classed as ‘urgent’.

But amongst all the stress and days where I just want to run and hide under an invisible rock so no one can see or find me – it is something I really have to be grateful for and thankful that I have a job.

It’s something I know I take for granted.  There are people in this world who struggle daily to make ends meet or others who would give anything to live in a country where there is the opportunity to have jobs at your doorstep.  
So today I want to say I am grateful for being able to go to work every day.  I’m grateful that I can work in an environment where I have flexibility to go to doctors appointments or osteo appointments when I need to and grateful that I can voice my opinion, even if at times its not listened to.

But it has to be something I thank God for every day that I go back to, without fear of losing it – so for that, I am grateful.