The Pillower’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 6 – My Greatest Obstacles And Challenges

Hey everyone! 

When I saw what today’s post topic was I thought about doing something purely deep and meaningful. Here’s the thing, the more I thought about it the more I realised that I was hungry. Then I realised my greatest obstacle and challenge goes hand in hand with each other. Not having enough food. 

A lot of you might think “First world problems woman, calm down!” HOWEVER! If any of you know me you will definitely know that if I don’t have food regularly I become a monster. 

Every time I start to get over emotional, freak out or cry  it always comes back to “When did Amber-Jean last eat?” It’s like I’m a newborn baby. Actually, I think I need to be fed more than my 8 month old son. He’s less needy. And cuter than I am. 

This is him. I like him lots. 

To keep this sweet and short, food is very important. We are meant to graze in order to keep our bodies metabolising. Having a wholesome breakfast is extremely important. A coffee and a bagel won’t cut it! Eat a banana, at least! 

Take care of your bodies. 

Don’t forget to check out my handmade items at Happy. Healthy. Homely.

Have a beautiful day! 


Amber-Jean xo

Happy Father’s Day! 

Hello Readers! 

 For those of you in Australia, you’d know by now that it’s Father’s Day here. If you’re overseas, we celebrate our Fathers on the first Sunday in September. If that wasn’t already obvious 😊

Today will be spent being with my husband and son celebrating his first Father’s Day. This time last year I was pregnant and it didn’t count. He will be spoilt rotten with presents, pancakes for breakfast and a footy game in the afternoon while our baby sleeps. 


My husband and son being nerds
My Dad who is at home in Queensland will be getting a nice little surprise that I left for him from the Noosa Chocolate Factory. Can’t go wrong with chocolate. Check out their site! Do it. The link is right there. 

My Dad and I on my wedding day

Have a wonderful, Spring (or Fall for you Northerners) day! 

Until next time, 


Amber-Jean xo

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The Pillower’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 5 – Would you rather? 

Welcome back readers, 

I’ve been a little busy so I’m going to upload a few days at once to catch up! Crazy, I know! 

Hope y’all enjoy! 


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Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly for one day?

Completely invisible. 

Would you rather live your entire life in a virtual reality where all your wishes are granted or in the real world?

Real world. 

Would you rather have an easy job working for someone else or work for yourself but work incredibly hard?

Work for myself. For sure. Even if it is hard work. 

Would you rather be alone for the rest of your life or always be surrounded by annoying people?

Be alone. Ain’t nobody got time for dat! 

Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie or TV show?

Never watch a movie or TV show. 

Would you rather be the first person to explore a planet or be the inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease?

Inventor. Who wouldn’t?! 

Would you rather lose all of your money and valuables or all of the picture you have ever taken?

Money and valuables. You can’t buy memories. 

Would you rather eat your favorite meal for every meal for the rest of your life or never be able to eat your favorite meal again?

Never again. I’m the kind of person that needs variety. 

Would you rather live in a place where it is always hot or always cold?


Would you rather be known for being loyal or kind?


Would you rather have a horrible short term memory or a horrible long term memory?

Short term. 

Would you rather be stuck in a room that is constantly dark for a week or a room that is constantly bright for a week?

Constantly bright. 

Would you rather only be able to jump everywhere you go or only be able to walk on your hands?

Jump. Much more fun. 

Would you rather find your true love or a suitcase with two million dollars inside?

True love. 

Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?

Read minds. 

Would you rather die in 20 years with no regrets or die in 50 years with many regrets?

20 years and no regrets. 

Would you rather know everything or be amazing at any activity you tried?

Know everything. 

Would you rather control space or time?


Would you rather be feared or loved?


Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?

Amazing dancer. 

Would you rather be able to control fire or water?



The Pillower’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 4 – Favourite Things

Hey Y’all! Welcome back! 

4 days into the blogging challenge so here’s another post. 


  1. Drink: Coffee
  2. Dessert: Lemon Meringue Pie
  3. Colour: Orange
  4. Place to be: Home
  5. Month: December 
  6. Colour to wear: Grey
  7. Hair Colour: Blonde
  8. Day: Saturday
  9. Artist: Mötley Crüe 
  10. Shoes: Converse 
  11. Hairstyle: Braids
  12. App: Instagram
  13. Animal: African Elephant 
  14. Place to visit: Beach
  15. Thing to do: Give gifts
  16. Fruit: Strawberry
  17. Scent: Coconut & Lime
  18. Time of day: Late afternoon
  19. Vegetable: Sweet Potato
  20. Emotion: Joy


I’ll be back again tomorrow. Stay tuned! 

Until then, have a beautiful day! 


Amber-Jean xo 


Ever since the beginning of smart phones, tablets etc were around I think I jumped into pretty deep water with the whole app thing. Always having things recommended to me and downloading whatever looked good. 

Over the years I’ve slowly dwindled down the list, added and removed and mourned the loss of apps no longer available. 

I feel like whenever I pick my phone up I’m constantly going from app to app and checking what’s going on in the world. Each time I see one of my friends or talk to my husband it’s “Have you heard about this app?” I swear all I talk about is my son, food and apps. Is that such a bad existence? It may be a bit boring for those around me though. Sorry y’all. 

As you may know, I’m all about lists, so, here are my top 5 apps and why. 

1. Instagram

I probably don’t really need to explain this one BUT I will anyway. I love, love, love Instagram. It is so much fun. It’s the easiest way to share what’s going on in your life by taking cute pics or creating word art. Instagram is quick and snappy and a great way to follow anyone you like (without being a stalker) 👍

2. A Beautiful Mess

I have only recently come across A Beautiful Mess but it is SO MUCH FUN! 


Very easy to use. You can edit photos, create collages, put in emojis, borders, text. It really feels endless. And then they get saved straight to your camera roll OR you can share them directly to your favourite social media apps (like Instagram!) I spend a lot of time using A Beautiful Mess. 

3. Stocard  

Another one that I’ve only recently stumbled across. If you’re the kind of person that says yes every single time a sales assistant asks “Do you have a loyalty card?” Then this is a MUST HAVE app for you.  A handy dandy place for all your loyalty cards. 

It can take a little bit of time to add in all your cards but it all depends on how many store loyalty cards you have. Once this is done, it’s super easy to use, doesn’t bulk up your purse AND it tells you offers and gives you an option to view the current catalogue. Winning!

4. Enlight

Enlight is another app that allows you to edit and create fun types of photos but I feel like this one has a bit more choice rather than just your standard edit with filters type of deal. Not that I don’t like the ease of that because I totally do. 

You can also get totally pro with it and adjust light, contrast, shadow, exposure etc levels. 

5. Ovia 

This one is a little girly, of course, but it is very helpful if you use it properly. This app is super detailed to help you track ovulation, diet, weight, vitamins, moods and the list goes on. The app also reminds you to enter your details about the day and sends you an email with a report as well. These notifications can be turned off but if you’re rather forgetful, leave them on and you’ll never leave a day without a data entry.  I found this helped heaps when I was getting back on track after having Curtis and I know it’ll help when my husband and I decide to have another baby. 
Let me know what kind of apps you like using. Either comment on this post (click the title and comment below) or follow me on Instagram and comment. Don’t forget to use the #handmadefromtheheart 

Have a wonderful weekend!