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'EXPELIARMUS!!!!' .
Book week ๐Ÿคช who ever came up with this little gem is clearly not a working parent that needs to drive an hour in traffic be at work at 8am. .

Hermione and Ninja boy finally made it to kinder after many last minute costume changes and some tears.**Disclaimer: he tears were mostly mine** ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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On a positive note -  I picked up these costumes for just $10 each from The Reject Shop #winning.
'EXPELIARMUS!!!!' . Book week ๐Ÿคช who ever came up with this little gem is clearly not a working parent that needs to drive an hour in traffic be at work at 8am. . Hermione and Ninja boy finally made it to kinder after many last minute costume changes and some tears.**Disclaimer: he tears were mostly mine** ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ . On a positive note - I picked up these costumes for just $10 each from The Reject Shop #winning .
Step right up and WIN WIN WIN.....the amazing @silverscircus is currently at the Burvale Hotel in Nunawading until the 2nd September, then off to Burnley Oval, Richmond for the September holidays and then to Melton at Woodgrove Shopping Centre. .

I am giving away 3 family passes to a show of your choice (2 on Instagram and 1 on Facebook). Simply follow @silverscircus and @themummycode and tag a friend below. Enter as many times as you like! Winners will be drawn on Monday 20th of August 2018
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Open within Australia only, the winner must be able to attend these shows in Melbourne and the tickets are not transferrable. In no way is this competition endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook.
Step right up and WIN WIN WIN.....the amazing @silverscircus is currently at the Burvale Hotel in Nunawading until the 2nd September, then off to Burnley Oval, Richmond for the September holidays and then to Melton at Woodgrove Shopping Centre. . I am giving away 3 family passes to a show of your choice (2 on Instagram and 1 on Facebook). Simply follow @silverscircus and @themummycode and tag a friend below. Enter as many times as you like! Winners will be drawn on Monday 20th of August 2018 . Open within Australia only, the winner must be able to attend these shows in Melbourne and the tickets are not transferrable. In no way is this competition endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook.
I have noticed lately social media is just a bit gross. In the past week, I have copped a lot from sharing a pro vaccine post and so did some of my followers who had commented on this post.  These comments won't stop me from sharing my opinion, but some people have gone way too far with their comments and DM's to me. I have also seen other bloggers being trolled about their looks, the sponsored content that they share or how they are parenting. Everywhere I look people looking to tear each other down and it's not ok! .

I completely understand everyone is entitled to an opinion, but being rude or making an absolutely disgusting comment shouldn't be tolerated. You should never type anything that you wouldn't say to someone if you met them face to face. Unfortunately, a lot of trolls love to hide behind a keyboard knowing they will never have to face the people they harass. .

There is always going to be negative people in this world but I think we should make more of an effort to block these people, silence them and spread more love.  Pump each other up and support one another. Be happy for each others achievements, tell people one thing you like about them or that they are doing a good job. .

I have tagged some people who inspire me on here and some who I know have had a rough week. Feel free to tag anyone below and let them know they are the bomb ๐Ÿ’ฃ โค #dontbeadick #spreadlove
I have noticed lately social media is just a bit gross. In the past week, I have copped a lot from sharing a pro vaccine post and so did some of my followers who had commented on this post. These comments won't stop me from sharing my opinion, but some people have gone way too far with their comments and DM's to me. I have also seen other bloggers being trolled about their looks, the sponsored content that they share or how they are parenting. Everywhere I look people looking to tear each other down and it's not ok! . I completely understand everyone is entitled to an opinion, but being rude or making an absolutely disgusting comment shouldn't be tolerated. You should never type anything that you wouldn't say to someone if you met them face to face. Unfortunately, a lot of trolls love to hide behind a keyboard knowing they will never have to face the people they harass. . There is always going to be negative people in this world but I think we should make more of an effort to block these people, silence them and spread more love. Pump each other up and support one another. Be happy for each others achievements, tell people one thing you like about them or that they are doing a good job. . I have tagged some people who inspire me on here and some who I know have had a rough week. Feel free to tag anyone below and let them know they are the bomb ๐Ÿ’ฃ โค #dontbeadick  #spreadlove 
The age old dishwasher battle. It's after dinner and in households all around Australia (and probably the world) people are stacking their dishwashers. Then someone else in the house is probably restacking the dishwasher the 'correct' way. .

People see me as the organised one in my household, they assume that I would be the dishwasher sergeant who re organises everything after my husband puts the dishes in. The truth is I am actually a free spirited, I fly by the seat of my pants ๐Ÿคซ I fling things in willy nilly and have no care for how it's organised. I basically close the door and hope for the best. Anything that isn't completely clean gets a bonus round ๐Ÿคฃ Naturally this infuriates my husband.
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Hubby was very relieved when we switched to Finish Quantum Ultimate (recommended by Choice). It manages to clean all the grease and stuck on food off our dishes no matter how they are thrown into the dishwasher. He no longer has to worry about how I stack the dishes and I don't have to listen to him huffing and puffing about how the dishes aren't clean because of me ๐Ÿ˜‚ it's win win! Do you have a dishwasher debate in your house? Are you the organised stacker or free spirited like me?? #FinishQuantumUltimate #Sponsored
The age old dishwasher battle. It's after dinner and in households all around Australia (and probably the world) people are stacking their dishwashers. Then someone else in the house is probably restacking the dishwasher the 'correct' way. . People see me as the organised one in my household, they assume that I would be the dishwasher sergeant who re organises everything after my husband puts the dishes in. The truth is I am actually a free spirited, I fly by the seat of my pants ๐Ÿคซ I fling things in willy nilly and have no care for how it's organised. I basically close the door and hope for the best. Anything that isn't completely clean gets a bonus round ๐Ÿคฃ Naturally this infuriates my husband. . Hubby was very relieved when we switched to Finish Quantum Ultimate (recommended by Choice). It manages to clean all the grease and stuck on food off our dishes no matter how they are thrown into the dishwasher. He no longer has to worry about how I stack the dishes and I don't have to listen to him huffing and puffing about how the dishes aren't clean because of me ๐Ÿ˜‚ it's win win! Do you have a dishwasher debate in your house? Are you the organised stacker or free spirited like me?? #FinishQuantumUltimate  #Sponsored 
You're never fully dressed without a smile.........@billionaireteethwhitening are having a sale at the moment so I upgraded to the full whitening kit and I am really happy with how quick I am seeing results. 
If you want to try ot out, click the link in my bio, they are currently having a 50% off storewide sale ๐Ÿ˜ YAY!!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ #saycheese PS. I know I need to do my nails ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿคฃ
You're never fully dressed without a smile.........@billionaireteethwhitening are having a sale at the moment so I upgraded to the full whitening kit and I am really happy with how quick I am seeing results. If you want to try ot out, click the link in my bio, they are currently having a 50% off storewide sale ๐Ÿ˜ YAY!!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ #saycheese  PS. I know I need to do my nails ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿคฃ
Tonight I got the 'Honey I'm going to be late home' phone call. The phone call that I get a lot of nights and the call that sends shivers down my spine. .

This call means I have to do childcare pick up, which involves me bribing my children to leave the childcare centre that I had to bribe them to go to at 7am that morning ๐Ÿค” It means that I carry everything inside like a pack horse while the kids run inside and kick their shoes off that are full of sand๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Oh and I have to forget having a second for a toilet stop after driving in traffic.  If I'm solo after work I have a cheer squad who are chatting and cheering me on. I then have to race around organise dinner while the kids either fight with each other or try their best to torment me and the dog.  After dinner it's time for a quick bath which normally involves more fighting or someone tipping water all over the floor, then quiet time and bed. .

Hubby will probably stroll in just after I have finished the bath.  Look at the mess, make a comment about the sand on the floor and then ask what's for dinner.Right when everyone is exhausted, all clean/cuddly and sick of fighting. .

How's your evening going? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I tell you what.....even though I do the childcare pick ups and drop offs everyday. Just having the extra pair of hands around at dinner really helps. I take my hat off to all the single parents and parents who's partners work away a lot ๐Ÿ‘Š
Tonight I got the 'Honey I'm going to be late home' phone call. The phone call that I get a lot of nights and the call that sends shivers down my spine. . This call means I have to do childcare pick up, which involves me bribing my children to leave the childcare centre that I had to bribe them to go to at 7am that morning ๐Ÿค” It means that I carry everything inside like a pack horse while the kids run inside and kick their shoes off that are full of sand๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Oh and I have to forget having a second for a toilet stop after driving in traffic. If I'm solo after work I have a cheer squad who are chatting and cheering me on. I then have to race around organise dinner while the kids either fight with each other or try their best to torment me and the dog. After dinner it's time for a quick bath which normally involves more fighting or someone tipping water all over the floor, then quiet time and bed. . Hubby will probably stroll in just after I have finished the bath. Look at the mess, make a comment about the sand on the floor and then ask what's for dinner.Right when everyone is exhausted, all clean/cuddly and sick of fighting. . How's your evening going? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I tell you what.....even though I do the childcare pick ups and drop offs everyday. Just having the extra pair of hands around at dinner really helps. I take my hat off to all the single parents and parents who's partners work away a lot ๐Ÿ‘Š
WIN, WIN, WIN - Jurassic Creatures is coming to Melbourne this September and October. 
Jurassic Creatures is an exhibition with over 30 + dinosaurs that will captivate young and old. With amazing life like displays and fossil digging you will be sure to have a fantastic time. 
You can win a family pass valued at $99.44 valid for any session during the running time in Melbourne. To win follow @jurassiccreatures_ and @themummycode and tag a friend below. Enter as many times as you like and Hudson will draw a winner on Thursday  16th of August 2018. .

Tickets will be available at the box office for collection. Winner must be able to attend in Melbourne. Tickets are not transferrable and this competition is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook.
WIN, WIN, WIN - Jurassic Creatures is coming to Melbourne this September and October. Jurassic Creatures is an exhibition with over 30 + dinosaurs that will captivate young and old. With amazing life like displays and fossil digging you will be sure to have a fantastic time. You can win a family pass valued at $99.44 valid for any session during the running time in Melbourne. To win follow @jurassiccreatures_ and @themummycode and tag a friend below. Enter as many times as you like and Hudson will draw a winner on Thursday 16th of August 2018. . Tickets will be available at the box office for collection. Winner must be able to attend in Melbourne. Tickets are not transferrable and this competition is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook.
Story of my life ๐Ÿ˜‚ . ๐Ÿ“ธ@scarymommy
Story of my life ๐Ÿ˜‚ . ๐Ÿ“ธ@scarymommy
Yep, I complain about how hard or busy  being a mum is, but today was a good day.  You know, one of those days where everyone just got along. Nothing extraordinary happened and it wasn't overly exciting but we all just sat back and got on with it. .
We went out, watched movies, the kids had karate and we snuggled on the couch before bedtime. .

Often people see my posts about tantrums, working parent problems and struggles and say 'Oh no, is this what I have to look forward to' and well,  I'm not going to lie......... tantrums are part of the deal, but so are these lovely moments and beautiful days.  Parenting doesn't get harder, it just brings different challenges, new worries and most of all the opportunity to make wonderful memories. So, don't sweat the small stuff, don't stress and just take each day as it comes.  As clichรจ as it sounds, cherish every moment (even the shit ones), they go by so fast โค
Yep, I complain about how hard or busy being a mum is, but today was a good day. You know, one of those days where everyone just got along. Nothing extraordinary happened and it wasn't overly exciting but we all just sat back and got on with it. . We went out, watched movies, the kids had karate and we snuggled on the couch before bedtime. . Often people see my posts about tantrums, working parent problems and struggles and say 'Oh no, is this what I have to look forward to' and well, I'm not going to lie......... tantrums are part of the deal, but so are these lovely moments and beautiful days. Parenting doesn't get harder, it just brings different challenges, new worries and most of all the opportunity to make wonderful memories. So, don't sweat the small stuff, don't stress and just take each day as it comes. As clichรจ as it sounds, cherish every moment (even the shit ones), they go by so fast โค
We had a really fun morning at  @themessyshedbalwyn. Hudson and Scarlett love craft and messy play. This place is perfect to get it out of their system and the best part is your house stays clean ๐Ÿ‘Œ Great for a play , a catch up with friends or birthday party.
We had a really fun morning at @themessyshedbalwyn. Hudson and Scarlett love craft and messy play. This place is perfect to get it out of their system and the best part is your house stays clean ๐Ÿ‘Œ Great for a play , a catch up with friends or birthday party.
WIN!!!! My kids absolutley love this book,  it's been a favourite of ours for a couple of years ๐Ÿค˜ You can win a @lilrebel_aus prize pack valued at $200 that contains:
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- A signed copy of our book โ€˜I Want to Be A Rock Starโ€™โ €
- A beautifully mounted, limited edition Digital Art Printโ €
- x 2 Lilโ€™Rebel Tribe Tshirtsโ €
- x 2 Bandanasโ €
- x 2 pairs of kidโ€™s sunglasses โ €
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TO ENTER YOU MUST:โ €
1: Be following both @themummycode and @lilrebel_ausโ €
2. Tag your friends for a chance to win enter as many times as you like. 
I will choose a winner on Sunday (12th of August) .

In no way is this competition endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook. Open within Australia only.
WIN!!!! My kids absolutley love this book, it's been a favourite of ours for a couple of years ๐Ÿค˜ You can win a @lilrebel_aus prize pack valued at $200 that contains: โ € - A signed copy of our book โ€˜I Want to Be A Rock Starโ€™โ € - A beautifully mounted, limited edition Digital Art Printโ € - x 2 Lilโ€™Rebel Tribe Tshirtsโ € - x 2 Bandanasโ € - x 2 pairs of kidโ€™s sunglasses โ € .โ € TO ENTER YOU MUST:โ € 1: Be following both @themummycode and @lilrebel_ausโ € 2. Tag your friends for a chance to win enter as many times as you like. I will choose a winner on Sunday (12th of August) . In no way is this competition endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook. Open within Australia only.
Immunisations ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ณ It's not a cute, fun or sexy subject. When you're a new parent you dread the thought of anyone jabbing your little baby.  But the truth is, those jabs help prevent a lot of diseases and prevent your child and other people from getting sick. .

I'm not up for a debate and I don't want 1 million negative comments. What I do want to do is remind you that your childs vaccinations may be due?
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As our babies grow, life gets busy and some parents relax a little about immunisations. The 12, 18 month and 4-year-old shots are just as important as the baby ones so they shouldn't be missed. Did you know? Nearly 95% of parents in Melbourneโ€™s north and west are fully immunising their newborns, but this drops to just over 90% for the vaccines given between 12 to 18 months. It could be because parents are back at work etc, but really, it's at this point when children start childcare and kinder that immunisations are really important. Head to the blog for more info (link in bio) or check out @immunisemelbourne โœŒ

#ad
Immunisations ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ณ It's not a cute, fun or sexy subject. When you're a new parent you dread the thought of anyone jabbing your little baby. But the truth is, those jabs help prevent a lot of diseases and prevent your child and other people from getting sick. . I'm not up for a debate and I don't want 1 million negative comments. What I do want to do is remind you that your childs vaccinations may be due? . As our babies grow, life gets busy and some parents relax a little about immunisations. The 12, 18 month and 4-year-old shots are just as important as the baby ones so they shouldn't be missed. Did you know? Nearly 95% of parents in Melbourneโ€™s north and west are fully immunising their newborns, but this drops to just over 90% for the vaccines given between 12 to 18 months. It could be because parents are back at work etc, but really, it's at this point when children start childcare and kinder that immunisations are really important. Head to the blog for more info (link in bio) or check out @immunisemelbourne โœŒ #ad 
@myuna_farm not far from the city and loads of fun. The kids can pat animals, feed them and pony rides are only $3. Such a great place for a day out or a birthday party.  There is also a playground and cafรจ on site.
@myuna_farm not far from the city and loads of fun. The kids can pat animals, feed them and pony rides are only $3. Such a great place for a day out or a birthday party. There is also a playground and cafรจ on site.
WIN!!! To celebrate the new release of bamboo charcoal bags over @strawandboo. I am giving not one but two of them away. These little bags are perfect for the nursery (so long nappy smells) sweaty kids rooms or sports bags. No need for harmful chemicals or aerosols ๐Ÿ˜ 
Charcoal air purifying bags are a natural, easy, convenient way to maintain a fresh, dry and odor free environment.

Fragrance Free, Chemical Free and Non-Toxic. Straw & Boo bamboo charcoal bags absorb and remove odors, allergens and harmful pollutants. They also prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from forming by absorbing excess moisture in the air. .

To enter simply follow @strawandboo and tag a friend below. This competition is open worldwide and I will draw a winner on Thursday the 9th of August 2018. .

In no way is this competition endorsed or sponsored by Instagram and Facebook.
WIN!!! To celebrate the new release of bamboo charcoal bags over @strawandboo. I am giving not one but two of them away. These little bags are perfect for the nursery (so long nappy smells) sweaty kids rooms or sports bags. No need for harmful chemicals or aerosols ๐Ÿ˜ Charcoal air purifying bags are a natural, easy, convenient way to maintain a fresh, dry and odor free environment. Fragrance Free, Chemical Free and Non-Toxic. Straw & Boo bamboo charcoal bags absorb and remove odors, allergens and harmful pollutants. They also prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from forming by absorbing excess moisture in the air. . To enter simply follow @strawandboo and tag a friend below. This competition is open worldwide and I will draw a winner on Thursday the 9th of August 2018. . In no way is this competition endorsed or sponsored by Instagram and Facebook.
Deep in thought? Pondering life? Nope just taking a deep breath and trying to find the answers as to why my kids are driving me up the wall this week......Hey Wonder Weeks how about you update the app so that takes us up to 16 years old. That way we can tell when these complex little people are having a stormy period and not just be blindsided by wild emotions and tantrums. .

Currently, I have Scarlett who is 3. She is wanting to be a big girl. Doesn't want to listen and apparently knows everything ๐Ÿ™„ She is going through a picky eating stage, where she really only wants milk, hot chips or plain pasta. Oh and as an extra treat she is incredibly demanding. If I don't respond within 0.2 seconds to her requests she nags like crazy. I have tried explaining to her that sometimes I'm busy but she doesn't care. How do I teach her to be patient without losing my shit ๐Ÿค” .

Then there is Hudson, 5 years old and stuck between pre school and being a big  school boy. Sometimes he is moving ahead in leaps and bounds and other days I feel like he is missing being a little boy. He can be so lovely and patient but this week he has been incredibly emotional over nothing. He also interrupts me anytime I open my mouth to speak to another adult. Again, I have tried explaining that he needs to say 'excuse me' and I even tried the thing where he puts his hand on my arm when he wants to talk, so he doesn't interrupt (I read it on Facebook somewhere sounded good in theory......doesn't work in real life) ๐Ÿ˜ž .

They are also fighting like crazy everytime I turn my back and seem to be just loving tormenting each other (and me) more than normal. WTF has happened? Was it the moon? Is it just their ages? Please tell me it's a phase and all will be back to normal next week......please. Otherwise, send wine ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Deep in thought? Pondering life? Nope just taking a deep breath and trying to find the answers as to why my kids are driving me up the wall this week......Hey Wonder Weeks how about you update the app so that takes us up to 16 years old. That way we can tell when these complex little people are having a stormy period and not just be blindsided by wild emotions and tantrums. . Currently, I have Scarlett who is 3. She is wanting to be a big girl. Doesn't want to listen and apparently knows everything ๐Ÿ™„ She is going through a picky eating stage, where she really only wants milk, hot chips or plain pasta. Oh and as an extra treat she is incredibly demanding. If I don't respond within 0.2 seconds to her requests she nags like crazy. I have tried explaining to her that sometimes I'm busy but she doesn't care. How do I teach her to be patient without losing my shit ๐Ÿค” . Then there is Hudson, 5 years old and stuck between pre school and being a big school boy. Sometimes he is moving ahead in leaps and bounds and other days I feel like he is missing being a little boy. He can be so lovely and patient but this week he has been incredibly emotional over nothing. He also interrupts me anytime I open my mouth to speak to another adult. Again, I have tried explaining that he needs to say 'excuse me' and I even tried the thing where he puts his hand on my arm when he wants to talk, so he doesn't interrupt (I read it on Facebook somewhere sounded good in theory......doesn't work in real life) ๐Ÿ˜ž . They are also fighting like crazy everytime I turn my back and seem to be just loving tormenting each other (and me) more than normal. WTF has happened? Was it the moon? Is it just their ages? Please tell me it's a phase and all will be back to normal next week......please. Otherwise, send wine ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Taco Thursday??? ๐Ÿค” You all asked for it. My slow cooked Mexican beef recipe is on the blog now (link in bio). I agree, 7am is probably a little early to be thinking about dinner. But this is an easy slow cooked recipe that you can simply set and forget. You will return 6 hours later and dinner will be pretty much ready to go ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฅ™ So why not pop it on this morning and have it for dinner tonight.
Taco Thursday??? ๐Ÿค” You all asked for it. My slow cooked Mexican beef recipe is on the blog now (link in bio). I agree, 7am is probably a little early to be thinking about dinner. But this is an easy slow cooked recipe that you can simply set and forget. You will return 6 hours later and dinner will be pretty much ready to go ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฅ™ So why not pop it on this morning and have it for dinner tonight.
Scarlett got one of those little magazines for kids.....you know the ones with a little toy that are a complete rip off.  However, they are strategically placed at at all checkouts so your kids ask for them and you may buy one in a moment of weakness **Disclaimer - don't ever give in and buy one, these are gateway magazines ๐Ÿคฃ The kids will always chase the high from their 1st magazine and before you know it, you will be stuck buying them forever (like me) ๐Ÿ™ˆ** .

Anyway, Scarlett was flicking through hers on the couch tonight and saw a picture of the blood moon, she asked about it and I told her it was last weekend. She followed it up by saying 'Oh, like the photos on your phone'. 'Yes' I replied, feeling proud that she remembered me telling her about it and showing her the photos. She then followed with, 'but your photos look crap' ๐Ÿ˜ณ Big talk for someone with a fake Elsa camera ๐Ÿคจ #harshcritic #myphotoswereabitcrap
Scarlett got one of those little magazines for kids.....you know the ones with a little toy that are a complete rip off. However, they are strategically placed at at all checkouts so your kids ask for them and you may buy one in a moment of weakness **Disclaimer - don't ever give in and buy one, these are gateway magazines ๐Ÿคฃ The kids will always chase the high from their 1st magazine and before you know it, you will be stuck buying them forever (like me) ๐Ÿ™ˆ** . Anyway, Scarlett was flicking through hers on the couch tonight and saw a picture of the blood moon, she asked about it and I told her it was last weekend. She followed it up by saying 'Oh, like the photos on your phone'. 'Yes' I replied, feeling proud that she remembered me telling her about it and showing her the photos. She then followed with, 'but your photos look crap' ๐Ÿ˜ณ Big talk for someone with a fake Elsa camera ๐Ÿคจ #harshcritic  #myphotoswereabitcrap 
Forget it, I'll just take a selfie ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“ธ @marriageandmartinis
Forget it, I'll just take a selfie ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“ธ @marriageandmartinis