Friday, 28 February 2014

Post of the day - photos

Hi Lovelies,

I hope you have been having a super day. Today's Post of the day is dedicated to two blogs who have both posted pictures of their personal lives.

The first one is Angela from Tall, Short, Tiny and a Pickle who is celebrating her fifth wedding anniversary today! Congratulations! Angela has posted some gorgeous wedding snaps from her big day which I am sure you will all love to go and take a look at. 
And number two goes to Bec from Clouds of Colour because she just got herself a puppy! It is a "delicious" black lab and definitely has the awh-factor.

Actually today, my brother and I were talking about dogs we want to get. We both agreed to get German Shepard's as puppies and they can be cousins. We are going to take them to the dog park together and they can be dog friends. 

Hayleigh xx

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Post of the day - Hens night

Good morning Lovelies,

While I was rummaging through all your blogs, I stopped by Sarah's Oh The Things I Think and saw her Etsy Love post about Hens Nights. Sarah is in the process of creating a hens night for her friend Steph, and if the post is anything to go by, she is doing an amazing job. Much better than my hens night.

If you read my last blog, you may have caught the emotional post about my hens night and how much of a disaster it was. But I will tell you again.

To start with, I am quite a controlling person and a bit of a perfectionist. I live by the motto "If you want it done right, you do it yourself."
So when a friend, and an old friend, decided to plan my hens night and not tell me anything about it, I freaked out. It started out with a Facebook-group-invite-page-thing where I had to add people then leave the group. She assumed all people who said yes to the Facebook invite would show up. Mistake number one.
I had to get my mum involved and pass on all the messages to her from me, mainly to take down the damn Facebook invite group cause I knew those people would not show up plus I wanted to send out invites. Months down the track, I got to give invites to people and I find out she has hired a hall for games and is having a BBQ for food. Not quite my idea of a hens night so I said no. I just wanted to go to town for a nice fancy dinner and have a good girly chat about stuff. 

She went a bit Henszilla on me while I was going through my Bridezilla phase so things were not going well. I think in all the planning process I spoke to her once. That one time she pretty much told me that if I didn't like her idea, I could just plan it myself. Ironically enough, what I wanted all along.

I later find out we are going to a bar next to my workplace. Super I thought, that place has a function room and I stupidly assumed she had hired it for the night. So on the night, we show up at this dive of a bar which had not been cleaned from the night before to find the doors are locked. It is pouring with rain and I asked my friend what is going on. Her response is "It said on the website that they open at 7pm." So after months of planning, she never thought to just double check what time the damn place opened (honestly, if you want it done right, you do it yourself). As it turns out, she did not hire the function room.

On a side note, I don't drink. I have never had a one night stand, I have never picked up a guy from town, in fact, I have actually never been to town at night. So the fact that my hens night was fast becoming a way for my "friend" to pick up guys was an absolute nightmare. We moved on to another bar, we got bar snacks that consisted of hot chips and little spring onion things, and sat at one of those tall table things they have at bars. I was made to put on a silly outfit.
Games started which mainly consisted of asking me questions about my sex life with my mum, aunty and my dads new partner sitting right next to me. Very awkward. Some creep wouldn't leave me alone and wanted to dance with me and gave me his business card. My friend thought this was awesome and exactly what she wanted to happen to me two weeks before I marry Dean.

Her idea was to get me drunk and for me to pick up as many guys as possible. Games included making our way around the bar and getting our photo taken with different men. At this point the Stag Night guys, including Dean, had joined us and quite frankly, I did not want to be seen all over other men with my fiancee watching on. My friend turned to me and said "This is your last night of freedom", clearly she had a very different idea of what it means to be in a relationship or be engaged. As far as I am aware, your hens night is not a "Free Pass", but she seemed to think it was.

So I disappeared through to the pokie machines and won $80. In that time, my friend and my other good friend had packed up and left without saying goodbye. I walked back out into the bar to talk to them to find them gone. No one knew where they went, another friend said they just packed up and walked out. I guess since I didn't want to act like a drunk slut I was not 'having fun'.

There is probably a few morals to this story. Don't plan a hens night unless you actually know your friend well. As you can tell, my "friend" did not know me very well at all. I have been a non- drinker all my life and in a relationship with Dean since I was 19, so where she got the idea from that I was keen to get drunk and take guys home is beyond me. 
And number two: If you want it done right, do it yourself.

Where is this friend now you ask? Well, she came to my wedding two weeks later and left early on in the night. Six months later I get a Facebook message from her wanting some of the wedding photos that had herself in them. I didn't reply, and now she is in Australia.

I really hope your hens night was way better than mine. Having said that, it makes a damn good story!!

Hayleigh xx

Monday, 24 February 2014

Post of the day - Creative Inspiration

Hello Lovelies,

Well, first day back at University today and all was well. That is literally it, sometimes Uni can be quite boring.

Today's post of the day is from Keryn's Cards by Keryn. She is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and makes cards. They are actually really really good cards too. I am a very creative person and I have a side hobby business where I make crackers for every occasion, not just Christmas. Keryn has helped me out with them when she sent me links to You Tube videos for making square crackers. 

In Keryn's post, she writes about 10 places to find inspiration for card making. I read through the list and I found it very useful not just for card making, but for anything creative. Whether is be painting, writing, or baking, Keryn's list is really good. Some tips you would just have to modify for yourself, like her tip on asking yourself who you are making the card for. In this case you would ask yourself who you are baking for or writing for.

Sometimes we forget in this busy world that inspiration is literally out the window or in the magazine on the table. And sometimes we over think the inspiration and aim for trickiness when really simplicity can be the key.

I hope you are all having a creative day, I have washing that needs to come off the line before it gets blown to Christchurch. 

Hayleigh xx

Friday, 21 February 2014

Post of the day - Part Three

Now it is time for part three!

This one goes to Natalie at The Grand Optimist and she also gets a virtual medal from me plus ten brownie points for putting herself, and her thoughts, out into the big wide world.

Natalie writes daily posts about fighting for happiness and reducing the stigma associated with mental illnesses. She openly puts herself on the line each day and revels her own personal struggles.

In this featured post, she got herself a tattoo which is one of the best I have ever seen! I give her another ten brownie points just for getting a tattoo because I am a wuss and can't handle the pain. I almost passed out getting my nose pierced.

Natalie is an amazing girl. I have been reading her blog for just under a year now and it is raw, honest and inspiring.
You MUST check it out.

Hayleigh xx

Post of the day - Part Two

Here is number two!

This post is from Lauren at SAHM I Am. I think it is awesome because she has taken a character from a children's book and made a cake out of it. And not just any cake, this cake looks like a Fox's head.

I love this post not just for its creativity, but because I have just finished writing a children's book and it got me wondering if anyone would make a cake from my characters. 
Do you guys remember the cake book from the Australian Womens Weekly? I'm pretty sure almost every parent would have owned a copy of this. My mum made me the swimming pool cake with the jelly in the middle and my brother got a racing car track in the number 8. 

I think Laurens cake is on par with the ones from that cake book. Have you still got your copy of it?

Come back during the day to see more posts!

Hayleigh xx

Post of the day - Part One

Morning Lovelies,

Today I will be doing a possible Four-part Post of the day. You guys have been writing up some really awesome stuff that deserves to be published on here for the world to see!

So first up for the Post of the day is Andera from Live Laugh Loving Life. She has got the coolest (no pun intended) way to keep her dog cool during these boiling hot summer days. Go and check out her post! She puts chicken stock in water along with a few dog toys and treats, she then freezes it for 24 hours then gives it to her dog to play with. I think it is a fantastic way to keep your animals entertained and cool.

When I was a wee girl, I use to put juice in a cup then freeze that over night. Once I did it with lemonade but it didn't work out right. Now I hear that people are getting all crafty and adding fruit to the mix which is a super good idea. 

I wonder if you can freeze cat biscuits into water? Would they turn out ok or go all soggy?

Come back during the day to see more posts!

Hayleigh xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Post of the day - Random Thoughts

Happy summery day Lovelies,

I am a HUGE fan of the Random Thoughts blog posts. They always make me laugh. 
Today over at Tall, Short, Tiny and a Pickle (wicked blog name BTW), Angela shares her random thoughts for the day. It is well worth a read if you want a giggle. I can't imagine waking up to find Lego in my bed!

And here are my random thoughts for the day:

-Why do spiders insist on living inside my peg basket?

-Why did a gorgeous, black and very cuddly kitten decided to adventure to my house this morning if it wasn't a "sign" for me to get another cat?

-Why is it when you ask someone to call you back, they will call at the one time during the day you are unavailable?

-Why do the resident wild ducks want to eat my cat?

I hope you are having a nice day. Have you liked the Pea Soup Facebook page yet? I post all the links to the blog each day.

Take care,

Hayleigh xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Post of the day - WOW, you painted that?!

Hi Lovelies,

I am back, I hope you didn't miss me too much. I was away on holiday for three days to celebrate my birthday and the resort I was at decided to charge $10 for an internet connection and I was like 'nah, no way bro' hense the lack of posts.

But today I bring you a really awesome post from Bec Brown! She has painted this amazing piece of art work and I am wowed by her skills. Personally, I can't paint or draw to save myself. 

When I was 18, I had to do a life drawing class and my nude models looked like stick figures with dark patches here and there. I must admit that I do prefer the computer to do all my artwork for me.

But you must go and check out her creation, it is so amazing!

Hayleigh xx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Post of the day - Romance Style

Hi Lovelies,

Today while checking out the blogs, I went to Kimba Likes and she had the sweetest and most honest post about how her and her husband first met. It was one of those posts that makes you say "awh" at the end! Complete with gorgeous photo of the lovely couple, Kim definitely takes the cake for the best Valentines Day post I have ever read.

So just for fun, I thought I might share with you how Dean and I first met.

 It was back in 2008, I was newly single and on NZDating. Yes, online dating. Dean and I hit it off pretty quickly, he was the only guy who didn't bring up sex as a topic and the only person I didn't question about why he didn't reply to my messages quickly. 
He reeled me in with tales of his vege garden and his two cats so we decided to meet. 

We met at the entrance to the beach at St Kilda. I was sitting in my car when he pulled up next to me, got out, tapped on my window and opened the car door. I remember looking at him and becoming speechless and frazzled. I started shuffling CD's off the passenger chair before I realized I really should be getting out of the car.
We went for a long walk on the beach and around the sports ground. He took me to a small lookout then back round to our cars. I followed him to Subway for lunch then back to his house to meet the two cats and view the vege garden. It was a sweet first date. We were both smitten with each other and both nervous about when one would kiss the other.

The carpark where we first laid eyes on each other is where he proposed to me on New Years Eve 2010 - our second year anniversary.

We have been inseparable since day one. It's hard to believe that I have talked to him every single day for the past six years! He makes me smile and he makes me laugh and I love him to bits.

Dean and I on our wedding day

So now, how did you meet your other half??

Hayleigh xx

Friday, 14 February 2014

Post of the day from Oh, The Things I Think

Happy Valentines Day Lovelies!!

I hope you have all had a super great day. I spent a good part of the morning at University getting my papers approved for the year, I thought I would be super smart and get in there at 9:30am thinking that I'd be the only one. Turns out at least half of the students thought the same thing!

Today's post is from Sarah who owns Oh, The Things I Think and her blog post about Waiaraka in Whakatane really touched me. On Sunday it is my birthday so Dean and I are heading away to Wanaka for two days. I am so in love with Wanaka and it seems to be the go-to place for us in the South Island. So lately I had been thinking about what the go-to place in the North Island is; hense why I enjoyed Sarah's post so much.

I also loved the photos and the legend that goes with them, it was really impressive. I love it when people take the time to give background info on images and know the in's and out's of a place.

So go and check out Sarah's post and actually let me know what the go-to place is in the North Island for holidays!

Hayleigh xx


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Post of the day - Pizza Theme

Hi Lovelies,

Today's post of the day has a pizza theme which I secretly think is really cool. It was just sheer fluke that two of you lovely bloggers had talked about pizzas! What with all this bad weather going on, it is no wonder we all have comfort food on the brain. Lauren from SAHM I Am gives us a wonderful recipe for homemade meatball pizza and Louise from The Baby View has a cute kids recipe for Mini Animal Pizzas Faces. As a big kid, even I am keen to give my pizzas a smiley face.

When I was a wee girl, I hated pizza. I remember a trip to Pizza Hut back when they had the buffet and dessert bar, I hesitantly tried the Cheese pizza and then someone said I should try Hawaiian. From there I never looked back and now I love pizza, I just take the pineapple off cause I'm fussy like that.

What is your first memory of pizza?

Hayleigh xx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A blog post from me - Outraged

Hi lovelies,

Today I thought I might write a blog post for you on something that got me super fired up today - March's NEXT Magazine edition.

I subscribed to a years worth of magazines because last year I was really enjoying reading their magazine, but now I thank God that this was the last magazine in the subscription.

This March is the Body Issue edition - already that title pisses me off.
Let me walk you through the magazine and I'll explain why it left me fuming.

First off, the first article was about Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett. I was utterly disgusted to find the entire four page article focused on how she lost weight and found a husband and how (get this) her job got in the way of finding love. This women should be an inspiration to all who are on the benefit to know they can achieve great things through education and hard work. They should not be focusing the article on her body weight and how many men she has dated. Personally I find it insulting and degrading to sum up her life based on how much weight she has lost and how she met her husband.

And it is all down hill from here, the next article talks about why women are trying to be a "perfect size 10". They lightly discuss the average dress size of a New Zealand women (14-16) but then rant on about how we are all trying to achieve a size 10 or how we are all obsessed with being a size 10. It talks about how we, as women, are all getting bigger in size and now can't fit a size 10. But what really got to me was when they talked to a body image health promoter and she says not to look at the weight or size but to focus on health. We should all be eating well and exercising to maintain this perfect 10. But hold on, didn't you just say the average size was a 14-16? And that we are all getting bigger? So really what you are trying to say is that we are getting fat and need to loose weight.
The article goes on to interview three women in their 30's to 40's who are a size 10. They pretty muchly say being a size 10 is all that matters to them and they will do anything to keep it that way. One lady even says that she wants to be a size 8 because clothes fit her better when she is skinnier.

I am a firm believer that women should not ever be judged by their weight and that their size should not matter in the slightest. It really pisses me off when magazines like this talk about what size we all should be - while trying to say that we should love our bodies for what they are at the same time. Contradicting much??

It gets worse, the next article is about our thoughts on the aging process and how we all think negatively about aging but shouldn't. Ok so now we are suppose to love ourselves for how we are again? No wait, flip the page and you will find an in-depth article on plastic surgery and how this can fix your lumps, bumps and wrinkles. Excellent, so now we are back to trying to achieve the perfect body image. 

Oh let's rub it in a bit more with yet another article about plastic surgery but this time it is from a mum who's body got wrecked due to pregnancy. With the magazines target demographic of women in their 30's+ I suspect most of them would have had children so this article is in no way promoting body acceptance. Coupled with being told we are getting fatter and wrinklier, this is a terrible magazine edition.

And just as we are all thinking that we are fat and wrinkly and that it is kinda ok to like the way you are but really you should be doing something to fix the mess that you are, we are shown three lovely ladies who look like spring chickens and are invited to guess their age. What do you know, they are about 20 years older than how they look. Wonderful, lets add jealously and spite into the already raging emotions of body loathing going on.

Then we hit the fashion section where a tall, thin, late 20's model struts her stuff across the pages and I am suppose to just swoon over how good the clothes look on her while holding my wobbly bits and wondering if I can squish them into a pencil skirt. 

After that breath of fresh air, I am told of anti aging miracle creams that will get rid of my wrinkles - hurrah! Oh but wait, I am confused. I thought it was ok to like getting older - isn't that what you said before? But now you are telling me to look younger again and here is how to do it. Maybe I do need to loose weight after all....damn you wrinkles and cellulite.

Next article, the wonder vegetable for giving me better skin and more energy and they will make me fitter because of their super powers. Well, since I am getting fatter maybe I do need to just eat vegetables all day long in hopes of reaching the perfect size 10. Isn't that what we all apparently want?

And to top it all off, we have the skinniest person I have ever seen doing yoga on a surf board in Rarotonga to find her "inner zen".

I can not express how horrified I am at this magazine. Especially the body image health promoter who isn't promoting a healthy body image at all, she is just saying that we all need to be a size 10 and to achieve it through diet and exercise. 

As women, we are worth a million billion times more than how we look. We can achieve the greatest things in the world, we can have successful careers and not one of us should be judged or told how to look. Magazines like this should be promoting women who achieve greatness regardless of their size, weight, martial status or looks. We are not solely about our looks, our lives do not revolve around how to get a husband and we certainly do not need to be wasting our time on attempting to be a perfect 10.

I am outraged that this sort of ideal body bullshit is still plastered across magazines and television. I am not put here on this earth to be told how to look, what size to be and to sit around all day waiting for a husband - it is disgusting!

What do you ladies think about all this?

Hayleigh xx




Monday, 10 February 2014

Post of the day - DIY Special

Morning Lovelies,

I am all about the DIY craft goodness of making anything and everything. So I was overjoyed, when searching for today's Post of the day, that I stumbled onto Bec Brown's Clouds Of Colour blog to find she has a DIY tutorial on floral wall lettering.

With Valentines Day just a few days away, this is the perfect tutorial for romanticizing up your home and giving it a splash of colour. You could use any letters or words, any flowers and any colours you like - that is what I love about this DIY!

Just looking at my lounge now I can see that it could do with a splash of colour and creativity, I think a trip to Spotlight is in order. 

Thank you to Bec for this gorgeous tutorial, if you have any DIY tutorials on your blog, please post them in the comments so we can all get our craft on.

Hayleigh xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sunday Wrap Up's

Hi Lovelies,

The end of the week is here so I thought it was a great time for a wrap up.

New bloggers to Pea Soup this week are:

The Earth through a Lens - Emma McIlroy
Oh, The Things I Think - Sarah Bluett 
Tall, Short, Tiny & a Pickle - Angela Wilson 
SAHM I am- Stay At Home Mum - Lauren Moore 
Clouds of Colour - Bec Brown
The Grand Optimist - Natalie Roche
Kimba Likes - Kim-Marie Williams

 Welcome friends!

Today's post of the day goes to Emma McIlroy from The Earth through a Lens because she has had one hell of an amazing blog makeover. WOW Emma, it looks fantastic! I always love it when people makeover their blogs, it is amazing to see their personalities shine off the page not just in their writing but in their graphics and images too.

How many times have you made over your blog? If you are anything like me, I went through a tonne of designs before I gave up and paid someone else to do it for me. I can be a bit hard on myself sometimes and am never 100% happy with what I create, that is why it is so much easier to pawn designs off to someone else!

Today marks one week since Pea Soup was launched. Thank you to everyone who has listed their blog with me!

Hayleigh xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Kimba teaches us how to re-heat hot chips!

Oh.my.god.

I have found the perfect post that has really changed my life for the better.
Kimba Likes is a wicked cool blog and HERE she tells us how to re-heat hot chips! I swear I have tried many times, after over-ordering on the chips for takeaway night, to re-heat the leftover ones for lunch the next day. Time after time I either have dried, wrinkly chips or soggy microwave ones.

This is one blog post you will want to read.

Hayleigh xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Thrilled

I am absolutely thrilled beyond belief that I have FIVE blogs already listed in the Directory - how amazing is that?! It makes me a wee bit speechless. The support I have from you girls has been amazing, and I can see in the stats where people are coming in from which brings a huge smile to my face. A big thank you to you all!

To keep the blogs flowing in, just put my button on your blog and if you do stumble across a Kiwi blog, please let them know about me! I had a wee giggle to myself earlier today, I was thinking "right, I need to let these Kiwi girls and gals know that this site exists" but then I thought "how am I suppose to find them? That is the whole reason for this community!"

And trust me, Google doesn't help at all.

So maybe you are a bit nosy about who I am? Well I am Hayleigh, I am 25 next weekend and I am a student of Linguistics and English at Otago University. I live in Dunedin with my husband Dean and two cats Griffin and Trixie. Griffin has hay fever at the moment and sneezes a lot which is really cute. I work part time as a merchandiser and I also have a wee craft hobby business as well as running this which is my pride and joy at the moment. 

Dean and I at Disneyland Paris 2013

So that is me, and now you know which friendly face is behind all these posts :)

A big thank you to you all for the support, please keep it up!

Hayleigh xx

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Post Of The Day - 5th February

Well hello Lovelies,

Today's post is about food! And since most of us have tomorrow off work, it would be a great time to do a spot of baking. Today Dean (my Husband) made a Banana Cake and I think tomorrow I might whip up a batch of Chocolate Chippie Cookies.

But today's post is a little different which is why I am featuring. This one comes from Angela who lives in the same city as me! This is why the community is such a good idea, I spent so long looking for fellow Kiwi bloggers and low and behold, there is one in my own city.

Angela has blogged about lunchbox ideas and includes a recipe for Carrot and Zucchini Muffins - two ingredients I honestly never thought to put together. They look pretty good as well and I am sure taste amazing! You can find her post HERE.

So, what are you going to bake tomorrow?

Hayleigh xx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The First Post Of The Day

Well hello hello to the lovely readers out there. Today I will be sharing you my first Post Of The Day!

This post comes from Emma McIlroy who wrote about her pencil case essentials for all of you heading back to school. I absolutely loved the post because she has the cutest little pencil case I have ever seen! And all of her stationary is so sweet and pretty, which is totally different to the type of stationary I had when I was in high school. I had the typical blue and red pens which we tried to spice up by writing our names of bits of paper and wrapping them around the pen - gosh we were cool, do people still do that?

Now that I am at University, my own pencil case essentials has changed quite a bit. Highlighters are a must have for marking important notes as well as different coloured pens. Unlike high school, we don't need glue sticks or scissors as we work out of text books and take notes from lectures. I did however make my own pencil case which has ducks on it.

This is my pencil case

So head over to Emma's blog HERE and say hi!

I'm really looking forward to more of you Kiwi bloggers coming on board and hanging out here,

Hayleigh xx


Monday, 3 February 2014

Pea Soup Community Info

Hi Lovelies,

I thought I would write a wee post on how this whole community works :)

For Blog Readers:
Come back here each day and see what that Post Of The Day is. This is a great way to find new blogs from around New Zealand! Leave comments on the posts so that you can chat away to other readers and bloggers too. The comments section is another super way to find other blogs, bloggers tend to leave their blog links when they comments.

For Bloggers:
Firstly you'll have to submit your blog to me so I know you exist and that way I can feature your blog posts as the Post Of The Day or as the Blog Of The Month. When you submit your blog, you will be asked if you want to join the private forum and if you select yes, I shall add you. You will get an email inviting you to contribute to the Pea Soup Bloggers Forum.
I can't add you to the forum unless you submit your blog, that way I know you are actually a blogger and not some robot from Mexico. Bonus points for adding my button to your own blog too!

It is all actually very easy, and if you do have any problems or questions please just email me at: contact.peasoup@gmail.com

I look forward to chatting to you all!

Hayleigh xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Oooooh Day One!

Today is day one of this site being up and running, and it is pretty exciting. Emma was kind enough to allow me to write a guest post on her blog about it! I hope lots of people will join, I'm sure there are tonnes of us Kiwi bloggers out there, all wandering around the internet aimlessly, desperately searching for a human connection from someone who understands the importance of Fish 'n Chip nights.

I am going to get around to sorting out social media sites. I'll even get us our own cute hashtag to use on Twitter, then we can all be the cool kids with blog talk and people will be wondering what cool things we are talking about.

I would do a post of the day, but since I actually only have one person with their blog listed with me (and the post on that blog was my guest post) I am officially voting this post to be the Post Of The Day!

Don't be shy, I made this site so we can all be friends. All I have ever wanted to create was a huge community of friends. Kinda like the Trademe Message Boards, those are so cliquey.

Take care and enjoy the sunshine. Oh and remember to wear sunblock! 

Hayleigh xx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Welcome!

Hi Lovelies,

Welcome to Pea Soup - A New Zealand Blogging Community.

It was decided via email with a fellow blogger that New Zealand was severely lacking in terms of a community where we could all meet and chat. Thus Pea Soup came about.

Pea Soup is a nickname my husband gave me after he laughed at my attempt at beat-boxing which sounded like I was saying "pea soup pea soup". I thought it sounded like a fantastic name for this community because we can make it warm and yummy - just like soup!

On this site I will be featuring bloggers and their sites. There will be daily "posts of the day" as well as a chance to get to know me (just incase you get a wee bit nosy).

Hopefully here you will be able to connect with your favorite blogs and bloggers, find new blogs to love and meet new people.

There is also the very important forum for the bloggers to join (if that is you, submit your blog to me!) where you can meet fellow Kiwi bloggers and have a chit chat. If you are a blogger, grab my button over on the side there to let others know about this fantastic new community!

I look forward to meeting you all and I hope to see you around,

Hayleigh xx