Perfect Christians?

Hay guys, before I start on my post today I just want to point out that this is some light hearted fun, that hopefully all of you can relate to. Don’t take this too personally, none of us are perfect Christians!

Ok, moving on. Recently I have found myself laughing to myself about all the silly things kids (or adults) do during prayer meetings.

Just let that sink in for a minute…
Now STOP … hammer time (see how easily distracted you are haha)

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(This made me laugh, but it’s pretty damn rude haha source: Distractify)

Now for me this relates more with my Samoan side than my Aussie side, but I could be wrong and us Aussies probably do it too (shame on you haha)

Let see if you can relate to these people.

THE SLEEPY PRAY-ER
This is the person who comes to pray but, instead falls asleep while everyone is giving praise and starts yelling out random s***, trying to act like they’re getting their praise on. Haha my husband has done this multiple times. His last one instead of saying “yes Jesus, Amen!” He said “Yeh Jesus Man” with a slurred voice. Trying not to laugh at people who do this is almost impossible.

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I personally love the ones that shout out “AMEN” when someone wakes them after the prayer meeting is finished haha. They get the look, like why the hell you sleeping through MY prayer meeting? I’m about to bust a cap!

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(Source: No Way Girl)

THE REVENGE PRAY-ER
Alright, this is probably the funniest of them all. This is the person that uses prayer to get back at someone. For eg if your parents have told you off and you can’t defend yourself at the time, because your ‘back chatting’. This was your time to shine haha.
You get the…
Father, forgive those WHO persecute or ACCUSE others, for THEY do NOT know of their wrongdoing. Really emphasising those key words and raising their voices to sound like they’re getting into their prayer, but really they’re trying to get back at someone. Everyone is just like “mhmmm, AMEN!!!” “I feel the holy ghost fire”. Don’t lie guys we’ve all been there, whether it was purposefully or subconsciously. Especially if you get a lecture right before a prayer meeting and your like cussing them out in your head, you know ‘real thug’ like, your hearts racing and your blood boiling then BAM! Prayer meeting haha Lord give me strength…

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(Source: India Times)

THE DISTRACTED PRAY-ER
This is usually the younger ones who will find any excuse to not be at or involved in the prayer meeting. The excuses range from, offering to look after your children, to playing games (trying not to get caught), to beating one another up or pretending to go to the toilet the entire time. It’s boring for kids I get it! But, These kids become chefs when prayer meeting starts, thinking off all the recipes they can make. Because monitoring the food is way more important. You burn that rice, you better hope you prayed while cooking because you’re about to make an early apperance to heaven. Haha

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THE EYEBALLER
OK… This is the person that without a doubt whether or not everyone’s eyes are closed or not, has there’s open, and stares at everyone throughout the meeting. Now I don’t mean like just glancing across at you as you start your prayer I mean like creepily staring like you’ve got food that you won’t share. Especially when it’s a kid (this is mean but…) you want to punt them.

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Now, just to clear things up, if I have done this I’M SORRY OK. Haha I’m one of those people with (unintentional) staring problems. Not in prayer meeting but in general. I hate it but I can’t help it, yes I have staring problems. No, I don’t want to fight you lmfao. No, you can not fix my eyes. Lol I honestly day dream a lot, and don’t realise I’m looking at you, because honestly, I’m not! I don’t even see you when I’m day dreaming. Not my fault I’m a smart person haha.

THE NIGHT OWL
Simply, the person who organises prayer meetings at the weirdest times. 11pm (ok), 12:31am (um?), 1am (really?), 2:45am (alright wait… what?)
It can be painful, but I have heard churches who have mass at 3am, so obviously this is normal and I am the weird person who likes sleep.

THE PREHISTORIC PRAY-ER
This is the person who even though they may have been asked for a ‘simple’ prayer… take about 3 hours to conclude their prayers. I feel like shaking these people sometimes. Which is horrible but… that s*** Cray!
These people are thankful for so many things that a mozzie bite is a blessing.

I came across two funny as videos about this
Watch it here

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And here (thanks to my girl LekaTime, she’s hilarious like her page and follow her honestly so funny)

Don’t get me wrong, I think its most definitely necessary to pray but, I think in your own time as its your own journey with God, and within a reasonable amount of time. Like, if you pray on your own and you go for a few hours, awesome that is friggen amazing. But I feel as though this is rude when you’re praying as a group. There has got to be some prayer group etiquette right?  It’s starts to get a little selfish when everyone wants their turn and this guy over here just prayed for the entire world’s people (individually) in his own prayer… like damn, this guy really do have 99 problems and his b**** IS one, and he listed mine for me too.

It catches you off guard, people start sleeping, beating others up, taking intermission breaks, getting annoyed (about to be a Revenge pray-er real quick!) And the guy still hasn’t finished.

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(Source: Reddit)

I can’t be the only one who has come a cross one of these people haha, it’s a love/hate relationship.

(Disclaimer: I pray, I love praying and church, this is not meant to sound like I’m perfect. I’m not! It’s just funny people I have come across)

Thanks for tuning in again and reading.
Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and comment below if you have any other types of pray-ers that you have come across that have made you giggle.

Love from mine to yours,
Carmen.

C A R M E N

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The RULE of 3

If you want to go from dud to Dapper, keep reading!

I’ve got some more fashion tips for my beautiful followers. Firstly, thank you for all your love and support and kind words, it truly has helped me and motivated me to continue providing the best tips, tricks and entertainment to my loyal followers day in and day out.

Ok lets a get into today’s post…

The RULE of 3

The rule of three is a very basic but powerful tool. When used correctly, It turns any outfit into a masterpiece, and makes you look like you have thoroughly planned out your outfits days in advance.
You look put together!

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So basically what you want to do is piece your basics like a shirt and pants with a third item (excluding shoes…. and underwear, unless you’re trying to get FREAKAY). Now before this runs away with you I will post photos to make this easier.

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(Source: Pinterest)

Ok, so as a rule of three, the jacket is the third outfit item (as per the above photo) that helps to pull the outfit together, or give it a different Vibe!

Now… don’t get this twisted! Sometimes, less is more. Buttttt…. sometimes more is best. It’s about getting your look on fleek and knowing when to apply the rule, or in what way to apply it.

The third item can be anything from:
A statement piece of jewellery

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To… a statement Jacket…

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Now, people may disagree but I believe a hat, sits between two categories. It is, and can be a statement third piece, or it can be a complimentary forth piece.
The choice is yours, but, I’ll show you the difference.

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It’s all about complementing the outfit!
You may be thinking how the feck am I going to use this, especially if you are from Australia, like me.
Add something sleeveless or thin, when layering in an Aussie Summer.

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Pieces that contribute to the third piece by complementing it’s presence are pieces such as…
A bag, or clutch

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Or sunglasses, to even extra jewellery.

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Orrrrrr, if you prefer…

The classic BOLD lip

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Now this doesn’t just go for women. Shout out to all them dapper men holding it down out there. Or the fobby socks and jandals kinda guys, hay whatever makes you happy right?

The rule of three applies to both genders! On all occasions.

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(All from pinterest, apologies for no original sources)

So as you can see it may even be more important for men to get this right as they usually are the ones that don’t worry as much about the amount or type of accessory they need.

Well, hopefully this helps you piece together beautiful outfits for this season and every season after.
Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe for future tips.
Also, I want to see your “rule of three” creations so post them to my insta @twogiftedmummy or right here on my blog in the comments sections.

Good luck,

Love from mine to yours
C x

by Carmen xo

Samoan Life, Aussie Wife

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Hay guys ! Hope you have all been well. I’ve been on a mission to find what it is that my viewers want to read and/or hear about. So if you have any requests, like, subscribe, follow me and most importantly comment below and give me some suggestions or feedback. I would really appreciate it. X

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Okayyyyyyy, so it has been requested (by many) that I talk about what it is like to marry into a Samoan family. Ha ha oh boy…

Now I say marry into a Samoan “family” as that’s exactly what you do, you marry the mum, the dad, the siblings, the nieces, nephews, the church and the rice cooker haha.

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No, but in all seriousness this is a subject that is so requested but is so hard to talk about for me because, just like politics and religion, cultural differences cause quite the ruckus.

In simple terms, it’s Hard!
If you asked probably 80% of the population who have married an islander in general, that are not of islander background themselves, I’m probably 99.9% sure they’d say it’s not easy. At some point it has been difficult, and don’t lie, honesty is key guys!

Now just to clear this up, just because I said it is hard, does not mean that I do not love being married to my husband. NO, I love him honestly more than I could ever explain. When he’s not being angry, snoring or complaining constantly about my driving, or being tired and hungry.

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(Photo cred: @chris_faauma3)

But look, I’m pretty sure all husband’s/boyfriends/girlfriends/life partners have some sort of flaw/s. If you were truly honest with yourself you would understand that you do too. No body is perfect right?

Anyway… getting back on track, I love my husband, I think you get it. Haha.
I feel I need to break this down, not only for the non-samoans, such as myself but for those who can probably relate.

What is it like to be married to a Samoan?

THE SAMOAN WAY (fa’a samoa)
Is always the right way. Haha!  you’ve all heard the saying “my way or the highway” yep well the comparison is “my way” = Samoan way and “the highway” = the palagi (white people) way, or in other words you’re just wrong. Lol!

People have often actually asked me how I survive, like I have written an ‘incase of emergency/non-Samoan guide to survival’ pamphlet lol.

Look, I learnt the hard way, but to be fair, the most efficient way, regarding Samoan language and simple fa’a samoa things. Being yelled at. Honestly don’t laugh, but if you do something wrong, especially when it’s something important, you can rely on an islander to point it out hahaha.

In saying that, they want you to learn fast and are very persistent and passionate with teaching and sharing the Samoan way of life.

MOTHERS
Okay… As a rule of thumb. If you marry an island man, do not, I repeat DO NOT! Get on the mum’s bad side. She is the backbone of the family, the dad may think he is but honestly… just… no.
She has the power to bring down some hefty wrath lol.

I do love my mother in law, My husband is her firstborn so the pressure is real!

FATHER’S
Well, although they’re quite strict, they’re usually the more understanding and laid back. UNLESS … you really f****d some shit up. Or … the mother’s wrath becomes what I like to call ‘one band, one sound’ now this is where mum and dad team up to shut you down. Game over !!
Good cop, bad cop gone wrong lmao.
It does happen, but they are great parents, with strong values, beliefs and a real strong purpose and honestly want the best for their children. They just want their children to grow up respecting their culture and all that comes with it.

ENTERTAINMENT
Being funny and having a talent (singing, dancing, instrument, sports) is almost as important as having a limb. I am yet to come across a Samoan, or islander for that matter, who does not make jokes every hour of every day. Or one that has no talent.
My husband is the biggest clown, he is constantly joking. Which is funny for everyone else, but means difficult conversations between us never get resolved. He’s always chasing the joke and it makes me look like a nag because I probably take life a little too seriously now. On short he jokes enough for the both of us for a lifetime, all in one day.

Check out the Laughing Samoans and watch their videos on YouTube. It proves my point about Samoan’s and comedy. #hilarious

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(source: Pinterest / Laughing Samoans)

Okay moving on…

GENEROSITY
ok a biggie! Samoan’s are very generous. Sometimes as an outsider you would think probably 90% more generous than they should be, as sometimes the generosity causes more issues.

But… a wise Pastor recently told me she spent 10 years fighting with her Samoan husband about cultural things she did not agree with. What she got out of it was nothing! Now she just prays and leaves her anger and confusion in God’s hands. It makes things easier that way.
I sure as hell don’t wanna argue with Mefi any longer than I have to. So he earns his money and spends his money as he likes, as long as there is nappies and formula for the kids. I’m not a joint account kind of wife. I need some space and some independence.
If I can’t pee on my own, I’d like to have something that’s just mine.

If you are one of those wives that hold the man’s card and money and he can’t even have like 5c. There’s something wrong with you! I don’t get it honestly, why does one person have to wear the pants?
There’s two pant legs guys. Don’t be greedy. Haha

Now this is a touchy subject because ‘giving’ is a big Samoan tradition. So although I disagree with a lot of it, my opinion doesn’t really matter lol. It’s tradition! My job is to support… as long as it’s coming out of his pay right girlssss? Haha whatta selfish dude lol.
*got chu babe* lol

CHURCH
Whether they like it or not, they gotta go. You might as well start accepting it.
Could you imagine being like a 10 year old Samoan kid being like “nah, I ain’t going to church.” Now Samoans are all about that church life and making sure everybody know they holy. If your kid not at church, everyone’s gotta know why.
Honestly you could be 21 and still get the best beat down haha.
It’s… about… to… go…Down!

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Lucky I’m already a Christian, so this part, although there are a lot of duties in a Samoan church, was a bit easier for me because the fundamentals and the foundation of basic Christianity was already there.

(Disclaimer: I’m not a perfect Christian!)

CHILDREN
Let’s just say when I first met Mefi’s family nearly 8 years ago it was weird. I’m an only child, I enjoy my privacy, my underwear being where I left them, and my shoes not being worn. lol Mefi has 8 siblings, eighttt! but I find that so many people make a big deal about having a big family, but to be honest when it’s going good, having a big family is the best! Christmas is awesome. It’s hard but sometimes having a big family is more exciting then sitting by yourself.
It doesn’t matter if you have one baby or 56 babies, it’s our own choice and you can be black, white, yellow, Korean Jesus … whatever it doesn’t matter stop judging people by the amount of children they have. Maybe they just love sex. Haha hahaha sorry.

Look there are so many topics (food, chores…) and I could honestly go on forever. But, my advice would be push your partner to achieve more. Preferably, before having children, so they create a good life for themselves first and learn to live and learn on their own first.
If they don’t, the journey can get rough!

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Well that’s my little sneak peak into being married to a Samoan.
Hope you enjoyed it.

Remember to like, comment, subscribe, share.

Love you all
x C

by Carmen xo

Unfortunate events

Hi guys, I’m backkkk!
My phone tried to auto correct that first line like several times with I’m ‘based’ and I’m ‘backlinks’, umm….okay. Auto correct on phones needs to go in the bin lol (totally off topic to my post but here are some really funny autocorrect fails)

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(Source: Damn you auto correct.com)

Anyway…
Firstly I apologise for being away so long I’ve been trying to get this booty back into the workforce, and… I failed lol, well so far anyway. (It’s been like year and a half of active searching.)
My post is honestly about a series of unfortunate events.

Well my week started with my husband accidentally (or so he reckons) breaking the bedroom door handle and locking Muziq and I in the room.
I am claustrophobic!
It was a horrible sweaty, panicky experience.
My brother in law ended up having to bust the door open like the damn FBI lmao so now we have to deal with a door that doesn’t close… anyone else here claustrophobic?

Then I had some good things happen like my beautiful daughters having their White Sunday (a day that represents the purity of children in the church, like a mother’s/fathers day for kids.)
Which was so cute to watch them doing their Sunday school dances.

I thought I was having a pretty good week when I got a job trial. I honestly thought I had it on lock. The whole don’t worrrry … I got dis. LOL

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Honestly how hard is it to get a job? Even with a degree!
Hands up who thinks motherhood (parenthood in general, no gender discriminating here lol) should be classified as some damn good life experience regarding job opportunities. I sure as hell do! My hands are giving praise right now, that’s how high mine are up. PREACH! Haha
I might have just been raising the next Einstein or Rhonda Rousey for the past two years, those UFC moves don’t teach themselves. It takes work girllll! Lol but no!

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(Source: Megan Bostic)

It shitty though when you get told you can’t do something, especially when you have worked so hard to achieve it and still didn’t get there. It’s a pretty awful experience.

So, because I am so (frustratingly) professional at what ‘Not’ to do haha. I thought I’d share some tips or things you should learn/know before hand.

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(Source: Reddit)

TONALITY
Something I have learnt recently that I wish I had been told in depth a very long time ago… Tonality!
Honestly learn it, live it, love it. It will do you so much good in your life!
I’m sure everybody has heard of

“it’s not what you say, it’s HOW you say it”

That’s tonality! You can find some really in depth videos here by Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street) where he explains why it’s important and how to use it.
If you want to be able to sell ice to and Eskimo… or an addict (hay, whatever no judgment haha), or maybe persuade your sibling to give you something unconsciously (not the best use), look into it. You’ll thank me later!

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Appreciate customer service! It’s shit I KNOW! But the experience is so worth it.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Get work experience as often, and as young as you can! Experience is crucial!

STUDY
I truly believe you should study, (at university or college) if not for your career, for some self worth and self accomplishment. Don’t sell yourself short. Try and get a good GPA or grade, as this really makes a difference for employers, when they’re trying to choose between qualified candidates. Obviously in between all the drink ups, energy drinks, trips to the beach, toga parties, frat parties. Maybe the word ‘parties’ pretty much sums that up.

INTERNSHIPS
Look into internships while you’re studying! I can not stress this enough. I wasn’t fortunate enough to find out about these opportunities until it was too late.

HUNT
Do not settle! Go hard or go home! The reason it’s called job “Hunting” is because that’s exactly what you need to do, HUNT!

DRESS
Always, I mean A L W A Y S! wear business attire. Actually, while you’re prepping your young life for this invest in some good business clothes.
I tried to walk into my first day at my trial in… a maxi dress, because my interview was done on a casual Friday. Obviously I thought it was a kick back atmosphere. No… just no.
Or maybe just invest in custom designed business pyjamas. At least if you oversleep you’re always prepared…

And above all
F*** what I said!
Enjoy your life, lol don’t get upset over the things you can’t change. Learn who you are in yourself and do something you love. But, if these points help you find something you enjoy or help you find a job that will help you roll around in your money, gold plating your toilets like Tyga, pourin champagne in your hot tub like Queen Bey or makin it rain like fat Joe and Lil Wayne. Then go gettem, You got this.

But seriously let me know if any of these tips help you, even if it’s just to become a bad b*tch at the job you’re already at. I wanna hear it.

Remember to subscribe, like, comment, follow me on instagram @twogiftedmummy
Love from mine to yours.

by Carmen xo

S P R I N G round two

Ok, so as promised I’m changing it up and sharing some spring fashion tips that will help you survive the season, and look your best.

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Firstly, this is my second attempt at this blog post as WordPress thought it would be a great idea to delete my other one just before posting it. Ugh

Funny story… I was researching a bit on this to back up all my thoughts and came across this absolutely hilarious article by an unknown that basically asks women to immediately stop wearing these trends that this unknown talks about. It is honestly funny, due to it being 90% of the things every girl is wearing right now.
It’s worth a read! Or a laugh either one…

Anyway, just clarifying also for my readers that no copyright is intended for any of the images used in the following post. I will try to link the photo to the source as much as I can.

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I N F L U E N C E S  &  R U N W A Y

Spring is an important season, as it is a time for designers to showcase what they think is going to take off and be on trend for the next few months and will be a part of influencing the style across summer too. Which is why we have the Spring/Summer collections.

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(Photo credit to Vogue, Alexander McQueen SS15. More looks here)

As an important note * work your way into the different seasonal colours.
What I mean by this is above you will see an image of the Alexander McQueen SS15 collection. McQueen incorporates the leather from winter with the florals of spring into one piece. This is a smart trendy idea when picking an outfit and changes whether it is early spring or later in the season.

Some looks that aren’t so bizarre but use the same concept involve looks that incorporate hard and soft materials like
* denim/leather
* tulle/ chiffon
(For eg)

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(Photos from Pinterest)

C O L O U R
Now don’t be fooled, soft elements can be created by colour. Not just fabric. Keep in mind soft pastel pinks, mint, gold and a classic white. All can be teamed with hard pieces (denim, leather). As spring goes on start incorporating pops of brighter colours, as it will start carrying over into summer.

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T R E N D S
All in all I feel as if this spring is a combination of gypsy boho meets 70’s chic. The 70’s are back, and they’re bringing there patterns, hem lines, colour palette, overalls and tassels with them. That’s right overalls and tassels are BACK!

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(Photo cred Pinterest)

Stop in to your local op shop to find some of the classics. And girl if you can rock them old street style overalls, girl you do you. Girl you hot, one hunned!

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If not or you want to spice up your closet with some new pieces head over to ASOS and they will deffs hook you up.

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(Courtesy of Daily Mail)

If you’re looking out for some tassel clothing, most of the pieces at the moment are from Princess Polly Boutique and Ally)

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Girlllll…. flats are on the rise again, for sure! Don’t stress out if you can’t rock a 6″, flats are back!
Flats have been seen all over the runway this season, which is also sporting a sporty chic meets office sleek vibe.

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Two piece suits are still very popular but if you don’t think you can pull it off, try something more tailored like …

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M A K E U P. & H A I R
Spring is all about that glowy skin. Invest in a good highlighter like this one here. Don’t use very dark colours on either the lip or eyes, for spring. Try peach and coral tones with a hint of shimmer to add to that duey, supple skin.
Lip balm and BB Cream are your best friends. Learn it, live it, love it.
And so is H20- staying hydrated, hydrates your skin and enables it to shine from the inside out.
So lighten up your colours and pick up a water bottle.

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(From Total Beauty )

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Regarding hair… Go short, be bold, go lighter! Spring and summer are too stinking hot to worry about hair. Lol honestly, hair grows back. What could you lose?

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I hope I have inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and truly be yourself this spring.

Love from mine to yours
C x

by Carmen xo

Beach Bums & Broncos

Over the weekend we had quite a few things happen.
Firstly, the NRL Grand Final!!!!!! Which was probably one of the most intense games that I have seen in a long time. My little family are die hard Broncos fans.
Muziq even yells “GO BRONCOS” every time we pass a tv.
Unfortunately, we lost by one point… oneeee pointt Grrrr!
You could imagine our excitement.

Thankfully, we had some other events that helped me (my husband is quite the sore loser) feel a bit better.

EGYPT IS NOW WALKING

YAYYYYYYYY!!!!
Well, four steps at a time, but I am beyond excited.
Does anybody have a child that will walk for other family members but not their own parents. Yep, that’s my Egypt.
I guess we aren’t as good of friends as I had thought haha.

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To sum up our eventful weekend, we had a road trip to Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast.
Let me just clear up (if you have been following me) that the car ride there was much better than our last adventure. No shoes were thrown.

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So instead of chatting I’ll leave you with a few photos of our fun day at the beach.

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All in all, was a great weekend.
Thanks for reading,
Remember to like, comment and subscribe to my blog for future stories.

Love from mine to yours,
Carmen x

by Carmen xo

Four, makes for a Bad day

Well, today was all sorts of fun?
The question mark hinting my sarcasm for my day today.

I know I can’t be the only person (mum or dad) that has been through this.
Like I put in my previous Minion Madness blog, I was feeling bad ass once again with all that I had planned for the day. A real supermum!
Yes this must occur even more than I would like to admit but hey, we can all dream right?

My husband and I had such a big day planned that honestly nothing could go wrong.
Oh but did it go wrong ..

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I’m just going to let this little picture sit there and see if you know where I am going with this…
(Photo cred: Hot Moms Club)

Now, I have a *just turned* one year old daughter, Egypt, and a very opinionated two year old, Muziq.
Together they truly are two peas in a pod

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…haha

Our day started with a two hour drive to the Gold Coast. Twooooo hourssss… our kids had had enough.
There was shoes flying, DVD players being thrown, bottles and cups getting thrown at heads, and all sorts of other crazy things going on. Not to mentioned the crying in between.
I honestly felt like after being in stop start traffic on the highway with two toddlers that I should have been the one bashing people with bottles and cups, throwing my shoes off and balling my eyes out.

Now, my darling husband, as supportive as he tries to be, is the worst passenger/ person on ‘mum duty’ while I drive. He would sleep, while I try to wrestle my Two kids in the back with one arm, (chucking snacks and toys over my shoulder for brief distraction) and be still driving with the other.

And they wonder why their wives have trouble focusing on the road… hahaha I can’t help but laugh.

After we had finished all the jobs we had to do. We decided it would be a good idea to eat lunch out.
BAD idea.
Sauce everywhere, napkins everywhere, pasta, yep you guessed it… Everywhereeeeee.

By this time it was twelve o’clock.
The rest of the day became a blur of breakdowns and tantrums.

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Now that I am writing this, my kids are finally asleep at 11pm and my husband is snoring away so loud I am surprised my children can stay asleep.

But as a reflection of today, no matter how bad of a day you have. The feeling of getting into bed at night, always makes me feel, not only better, but blessed.

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Definitely share with me any of your funny toddlers “moments”
It’s definitely not something to be ashamed of. Shit happens. Tantrums happen. Life goes on. Embrace it!

Much love from mine to yours,
Carmen x

by Carmen xo

Minion Madness

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Firstly, Shout out to Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre for putting on free activities for the kids on school holidays. My kids don’t go to school, but they love it nonetheless.

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If you have kids, I would highly recommend taking them to make some minion donuts. It’s FREE!  Especially if they are die hard fans of Despicable Me like my kids.

Anyway, fun fact of the day. Who also thinks they’re being like a bad ass mum when they take their kids to have fun? No? Lol okay, well I totally do!
So today here I am with it all planned out

let’s go make some donuts, yeahhh

Especially when you think you’re taking them to do something for the first time…
So, I am at the shops with my totally badass mindset. Muziq’s making her donut, totally killing it…

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Looks like a minion…. right?
Like whatever she’s two, it’s a freaking excellent minion lol

And then …
You find out she’s already made one before ……
Omggggggggg what? I actually took days trying to plan to get them to the shop right on time for this event and she already did it.
I must admit it crushed me a little haha.
#mumlife when your kids have like 5 aunties and 3 uncle’s, they’re bound to have done something with one of them.

If anyone can relate, holla at yo gurl.
Lol I’m white, so that sounds stupid. But it does crush you a bit.
So shout out to all the mum’s that truly organise and execute such entertainment for they’re children day in and day out, you’re killing it!

Much love from mine to yours,
Carmen x

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Carmen x

W E L C O M E

So… random thought of many today, to start a blog.
Should I feel happy, scared, like I need to pee or crazy?
To be honest, who knows?
but time shall tell. If I can even remember the time, with all the chasing after my Two-going-on-Twenty year old daughter Muziq and tracking down my very own one year old Dora the Explorer, Egypt.
Egypt also seconds as a vacuum cleaner,  always picking things up from the floor, that nobody knew existed. Comes in handy (kidding!).
Anyway, welcome to my blog TwoGifted. The daily insights into everything from life, style, culture, events, home, marriage, parenthood and all my crazy mummy stories, with my Two mini me’s.
I hope you enjoy coming on this journey with me, as much as I love travelling it.

Much love from my family to yours. x
Carmen

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