MikaelaBeth | Life

I’m thankful for…

It’s popping up all over the media, on Facebook, blog posts, instagram and even the news, so I thought even though I’m not American and Thanksgiving isn’t an Aussie tradition I can still be thankful for so many things in my life.

Purple Flower with spider-01-01

So here are 10 things I am thankful for:

  1. My family – I am so thankful for the family I am apart of and the great relationships we all have together. During a conversation with friends a few days ago we were talking about families and the general feel was that everyone had at least one sibling that they didn’t get along with or at a get together would end in arguments, I was so thankful to be apart of a family that all got along really well and treasure the moments we are all together.
  2. Friends – since moving a distance away from most of my family I have really appreciated the friendships that have grown. I have got some of the best friends and most of us don’t have close family around so enjoy the regular company of each other.
  3. Health – I am so thankful for a healthy body. A journey I’ve enjoyed taking over the past year or two (and will be ongoing) is learning more about having a healthy lifestyle.
  4. The wee little baby inside my tummy – a small miracle!
  5. The country I live in, Australia. Not to be biased but often I think we have the best place in the world to live. The freedom and the lifestyle we are able to live is fantastic.
  6. Rain! it’s pouring again. Often it can go weeks or months without a single drop, but in this past week we have had so much rain it’s crazy!
  7. My job – I love the fact I can work from home doing what I love!
  8. My husband – he is the greatest! So generous, loving, and willing to give anything a go.
  9. Our home – It is so nice to live in a home with a brand new kitchen, bathrooms and fresh paint. Something I am extremely thankful for after living in a reno zone for 12 months, and without a kitchen for a couple months.
  10. Good food – I love the fact I can walk to the shops and pick up some yummy fresh ingredients to cook with any day of the week.



The flowers are photo’s I took during our holiday in Tasmania last year.



Behind the scenes of Ballet

NYC Ballet CollageSource 1 / 2 / 3

Have you heard about city.ballet? It’s a series of short documentaries about the New York City Ballet, Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker.

There is something so romantic and gorgeous about ballet.

When I was younger a highlight of my week was going to my Jazz & Tap dancing lessons. But sadly I don’t think I was cut out to be a prima Ballerina…

I’ve been enjoying watching it and learning a little more about how things really are and not just like you see in movies!



Some exciting news!!

Baby Announcement


We are thrilled to announce that there will be a new arrival in June ’14!!

I am 13 weeks.

My pregnancy has been a dream so far.
Apart from being extremely tired for a few weeks (and having a much needed nana nap!) and being slightly queazy after an intense bootcamp session, everything else has been fantastic.

I am definitely noticing an increase in energy and brain power now that I’m coming to the end of my first trimester, for this I am thankful as I was starting to get concerned that I would forever be without my fully functioning brain.



It’s Raining, It’s Pouring….

It's Raining, It's Pouring...I awoke to the gentle sound of raindrops pattering on the roof this morning. For me, that has got to be one of the nicest sounds you can hear, as long as you can stay inside and put on a snuggly jumper and drink warm drinks all day.

When it rains I love to:
– Snuggle on the couch with a good book
– Hold a cup of steaming hot chocolate
– Lay in bed for an extra 10 minutes just listening to the raindrops on the roof
– Stare out the window daydreaming while watching the rain fall
– Brush the dust off an old board game and play a game with friends
– Bake some yummy biscuits to eat hot out of the oven

What are some things you like to do when you’ve got a day at home and it’s raining?