Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spend Free Weekend

It's a five week month my friends, and that means nothin' if it don't mean 'broke'. We always find ourselves strapped for cash by the end of week three so this weekend was a Spend Free weekend.*

We took ourselves on long drives, walked deserted beaches (gag, they were totally populated but it doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?), had piggy back rides, watched movies, made pizza's and spent endless hours actually engaging with each other. It's been such a long time since Dave and I have ignored the calling of house maintenance in favour of dedicated and intentional fun times, it was much needed

We even spent a little slice of time in the kitchen in honour of the almost-but-not-quite-forgotten Month of Sundays.


Man it was good to ignore 'reality' and enjoy real life. The perfect reminder that the washing can wait and that tripping over duplo every time I walk down the hallway is actually not that bad.

How did you escape this weekend?






* with the exception of $8 for hot chips.

36 comments:

  1. OMG. Give me those hot chips NOW ;) x

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  2. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Am glad you enjoyed x

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  3. Love this! Sounds like a perfect weekend xx

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  4. this is awesome! love it.

    melynda x

    andjoymade.blogspot.com

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  5. Sounds and looks magical. Love the photos and my boyfriend Andrew will have beard envy of your chaps mighty whiskers! xx

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  6. Was going to say "those look like hot chips!" was almost impressed by your hot chip making skills. But otherwise a glorious looking weekend.

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  7. Love those swing shots. Mine would just be a blurry mess! Perfect weekend. And come to think of it I did not spend a cent this weekend!

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  8. Sounds fab, much like most of our weekends.. We are such homebodies the most we do is go for a wander most weekends x

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  9. Sounds awesome.
    But on to more pressing matters: where did you get that scarf?? I saw Jodi with one on instagram, and I NEED one!!

    Cute family btw

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    1. ahahh you are awesome Rach! Its a country road one from a few seasons ago! I'm pretty sure Jodi just bought hers on ebay. It's the best scarf ever!

      xo em

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  10. Ah yes, Em, THIS is where it's at. LOVE the photos of your beautiful spend free weekend. I always feel so happy with myself when I spend very little or nothing on a weekend. There is so many things to be done, without spending money.
    Though those chips do look like they were worth it.
    I also love putting the housework on hold, it's always going to be there and the ages our children are, won't.
    xo

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  11. Gorgeous shots!! I discovered you blog through an instagram hashtag and I'm glad I did.
    What a wonderful weekend and beautiful shots!!

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  12. Wow, these are gorgeous shots of your family! I am enjoying your blog.

    I need to know where your sunglasses came from. I love them!

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    1. hey Hannah!

      thanks for your kind words about my blog! My sunnies are just from Witchery, I think you should be able to buy them online?!

      xo em

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  13. I hear ya! we're broke round these parts too and so also had a spend free weekend. I'll post pictures later! Happy weekend gorgeous family xx

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  14. Lovely pics :) What programme did you use to get the photos side by side? I've been trying to figure that out for AGES!!! Thank you. V

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    1. Hey Viki- I used picassa- i just figured out how to do it! i'll post a tutorial asap!

      xo em

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  15. Looks like such a lovely weekend! And those chips!
    Hope your week turns out to be just as nice as your weekend was!

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  16. Sometimes it's nice to be 'forced' to do spend free things. Because, sometimes, it really is the simple things.

    I think we'll be trying for a few spend free weekends ourselves. The bank account is looking SKINT.

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  17. Brilliant post em! And that photo of little miss and Dave is fabulous!
    Sounds like a great, carefree weekend! Jx

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  18. Stunning photos - loving the spend free weekend that is cool!

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  19. Such a great weekend, lovely photos and I'm now craving hot chips!

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  20. a beautiful weekend & fotos!
    i love your glasses!

    xx
    evdokia

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  21. Photos are looking great, Em!

    We're broke too. Hmph.

    What you're lacking in cash you're making up for in facial hair (well, Dave is at least!) The beard is Gold!

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  22. So first let me apologize because I often forget how beautiful your blog is. But here I am. great shots

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  23. I'm glad to hear that i'm not the only broke one out here! It feels like everyone i know is always off doing fabulous things that cost alot. It's lovely to have a reminder that the best things in life truly are free!

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  24. SO happy :) LOVE these and the fries look AMAZING - what a great photo.

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  25. enjoying real life is good, isn't it? beautiful photos...making me want to swing real high!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em