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Friday, January 6, 2012

Saying G'Day after my Bloggy break and Happy New Year!

Hello my dear  friends! Welcome to to 2012 and welcome to Natasha In Oz! It seems like it has been forever since I have blogged. I sure do hope that you have enjoyed a relaxing, happy and festive holiday with your loved ones! I have really missed visiting you all and I truly appreciate your messages over the last couple of weeks! I hope you will forgive me for not visiting you but I have spent every spare minute of my day with my family!

I really enjoyed celebrating the holidays with my family this year. We had a very merry Christmas which was even more special due to the arrival of our sweet little Maisie!














The big man even came by and visited for a while!


Christmas Day sure was fun!






We also had a very happy new year celebration at my favourite beach...Mooloolaba!


New Year's Eve on the Beach was brilliant!






This photo is terrible but I just wanted to show you the fireworks going off on the water. It was quite a show!


I have also had lots of fun playing with my new iPhone (yay I finally traded in my old BlackBerry and have become very good friends with Siri!), tweeting on Twitter, tumbling on my Tumblr blog and of course, Pinning on Pinterest! This week I have been pinning lots of inspirational fitness images and healthy recipes as I have decided to get healthy and fit and try and lose a few kilos!

Thai Beef Salad
Source: wholeliving.com 

Mostly Not Potato Salad
Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes
Source: skinnytaste.com 



I have also been adding lots of new music to my playlist and I  have added lots of songs to my walking playlist including a few from my new favourite site, Spark People. I have also had this song on constant replay...I absolutely love it! It's catchy, Mindy Gledhill has a great voice and it inspires me to get up and get moving every single day!




2012 has certainly started with a bang!

So what have you been up to these last few weeks? Have you been listening to any new music? Have you been baking, crafting, gardening or decorating? If you have I would be so thrilled if you could join in with me this weekend for my weekly Say G'day Saturday Linky Party!


If you would like to join in with this weekend's Say G'ad Party please link up a post, old or new, by simply adding the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool.

I hope you will be able to join in and link up!

Well, I'd better go and eat a healthy breakfast! One thing I've learned over the last couple of weeks is that a quick cup of tea and a slice of toast is not a very good breakfast if you want to lose weight! Who knew you had to eat so much at breakfast in order to kick start your metabolism!

PB + J Yogurt

Thanks so much for visiting today and for your friendship and kindness over the last couple of years. I am looking forward to another happy and fun year of blogging and I am truly grateful that you, my sweet friends, have been on this blogging journey with me. I hope we can continue to support each other and be there for each other this year too!

See you tomorrow for the first Say G'day Saturday Linky Party for 2012!

Best wishes and Happy New Year!
Natasha In Oz 

22 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too, Natasha. My goodness, your kids are gorgeous, especially your daughter! What a difference your Christmas was to ours here in Canada with our winter coats and toboggans. Sounds like fun.

    Looks like you are off to a good start with the healthy eating. Have you tried hempseeds to boost your metabolism and protein? I've just started using them and they are delicious.

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  2. Happy New Year to you all, Natasha. And congratulations on the new arrival!

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  3. Welcome back. Maisie is so cute and sweet looking. Congrats!
    I am looking up the playlist for walking. Thanks for sharing that.
    I love the beach photos.
    Happy 2012!

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  4. Happy New Year... I love your post regarding the whole foods and helthy living. I am also going to try to be healthier and set a good example for my kids. Glad you are back.
    Rhonda

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  5. Happy New Year and welcome back :)

    So glad to hear that you had an amazing time with your loved ones <3

    B

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  6. Welcome back, Natasha. Thanks for sharing your family photos. I love little Maisie's Miss Santa outfit:)

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  7. Happy New Year!

    It looks like you had a wonderful holiday season! That baby is just perfection and I LOVE those super cute pancakes!!

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  8. Happy New Year Natasha!! Your home looks so beautifully decorated for Christmas. Everyone in your photos looks so happy and I bet you all had a lovely time together. Maisie is adorable. Looking forward to more blogging together in 2012 x

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  9. Happy New Year, Natasha. Lovely photos.

    Kelly

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  10. Hi Natasha!! It's so good to have you back! It sounds like you have had some wonderful memory making moments with your family over the holidays! Wonderful pictures, your kids are just beautiful! I am happy Santa came to visit. And New Years on the beach sounds heavenly!! Lucky girl!!

    Enjoy the new year!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Welcome back and Happy New Year Natasha. Now is as good a time for a health kick...Can't wait to read about your recipes etc. for a healthier 2012. xx

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  12. Congratulations on the safe arrival of wee Maisie, what an adorable bubby. Great to have you back in the bloggy world, sounds like you had some beautiful holiday moments.

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  13. Natasha,
    Maisie is adorable!! What a blessing to have a baby around for Christmas.
    I hadn't heard the Mindy Gledhill song before but I saw my little city in the background while they're running. At the mouth of our canyon are the windmills. Kinda cool!
    Thank you for putting the list of foods to eat to lose our belly fat. I DEFINITELY need that!
    Hope you have a very happy 2012!

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  14. Happy New Year to you too Natasha! Congrats for the new arrival :)
    xoxo
    Veronica

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  15. Welcome back and happy new year. Looks like it was a great holiday and that you are off to a healthy start. Maize is so cute.
    Have a great weekend.

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  16. Hi Natasha. Welcome back! Maisie is SO cute. Bless! It's so lovely to have a baby in the family, isn't it?! Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year. It seems funny to see everyone celebrating new year dressed in t-shirts and shorts! Wish you would send some of that warmth over my way! Lovely to see all the family photos today. Hugs.

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  17. Hi Natasha,
    I just spotted you on BJ's blog; I seem to have lost you along the way. What a lovely family and a great post; glad I found you again.
    Rita

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  18. Wow, looks like you had a wonderful time, and that the blogging break was worth it to give you the time you needed for living!

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  19. I'm going to try harder to eat the right foods and leave off so many sweets...that I love! :(
    Walking is a fabulous way to good health and weight loss.
    Thanks for the inspiration, dear one.
    xoxo

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  20. Happy New Year! So glad you got a lot of family time packed into the holiday break!

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  21. Fabulous post and everything is amazing -especially the new little one! The song at the end makes one want to run!

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