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June 16, 2014

5 on the 5th: June Edition.


You know, just in case you were wondering what I was doing on a random Thursday almost a fortnight ago.5 on the 5th June Edition | Betwixt & Between Blog

Welcome back to another edition of 5 on 5th.  Much like last month weather is cold and overcast. Thursday began with a house inspection from our landlords. There was much running around like headless chickens. Mica, our cat did her part by keeping the native wildlife at bay. I wish she would learn to mop.

After the house inspection, I finally got to put my feet up with a cup of tea and the brand new Alphabet Family Journal, which had arrived on Monday.  It’s a brand new publication by an Instagram friend of mine. It’s a brilliant snapshot of Australian family life.

Thursday is shopping day, so hubby and I headed out to the supermarket. It just so happens that our local supermarket is located right next to a giant hardware store. Bunning’s is a siren call to Gardner like my husband and a DIYer such as myself and we did not leave empty handed. Hubby got new fence posts and chicken wire to extend our veggie patch and I got purple carrots to grow in said patch.

Shortly after shopping and unpacking the groceries, we headed out for a walk around the lake. I feel the cold right down to the bones if I sit still too long, so it was nice go get out and get some exercise. It’s a little hard to see in this photo, but you can just make out the 4 giant cranes that punctuate the Bendigo skyline. Our city is currently building a new hospital and the cranes can be seen from nearly everywhere in the city.

For dinner hubby and I tried a new recipe – olive, onion and anchovy tart. I enjoyed my tart with balsamic baby greens. Hubby is a bit more of a purest and was happy to forego anything healthy looking. Both versions got 2 thumbs up.

On a side note, Still loving this project it’s really pushing me to work on my digital designs. I think maybe I have a hexagon in mind next month, but after that it’s anybody’s guess. You can see the rest of my 5 on the 5th designs here.

Don’t forget to check out Caylee, Mira and Sal’s 5 over here.

Aimee xx

May 14, 2014

5 on the 5th: May Edition


I’m so sorry my poor neglected blog followers. I didn’t mean to leave you so long. I’ll admit I got a little swept up in the National Scrapbooking Day festivities and am only just coming down. Which is funny and not funny in a way. Funny because it isn’t even my nation that celebrates and not funny because I know how obsessive and competitive these things make me. Neither the less, it’s created some great blog fodder that I hope to post this week but for right now I am sharing my 5 photos on the 5th of May with you.

5 on the 5th is a really fun game Mira, Caylee, Sal and I play over on the essence blog. If you’d like to see the other girls collages head on over here.

5 on the 5th - May Edition | Betwixt & Between Blogy Aimee Dow The 5th of May was cold and wintry down here in my part of Australia. I would have liked to stay in bed, but Monday is the day I run my errands. I bribed myself to get out of bed with a bowl of fruit loops. I know, I am too old and I know that they are not good for me, but Monday’s should always be full of treats.

After breakfast I headed out to the university to talk to a man about a graphic design degree. I’m still on the fence. I certainly have enough skills to get me by and I’ve been working on the industry for years. The question is do I want to spend 3 years making it formal…

I headed home for lunch and a visit from friends who have just moved back. Little miss Leianna did not much like all the adult talk and it seemed brutally unfair that she could not touch anything and everything in our house such as the gas log fire, the television remotes, iphones, ipads, cords, etc. We do not have a child friendly house. Lucky we have child friendly chickens. Leianna and I went outside to play with the chooks, stomp in the puddles and just do our best to get a cold.

After our guest left, I went back in to town to finish up my errands. While I was waiting for the chemist to fill a script, I went for a walk in the mall and I was all of a sudden stuck by a sense of déjà. I don’t go in to the centre of city very often, but I was standing in this exact same spot last month when I took a photo of the dragon’s birthday party. What a difference a month makes.

Last but not least, I returned home to fill in the hours prior to the Master Chef Premier – having food on my mind as I always do, I decided to make mini tag album of all my favourite vegan blogs for a friend who is interested in changing her diet.

And that my friend wraps up my 5 on the 5th. for May, If you would like to see April’s just click here.

Aimee xx

April 11, 2014

5 on the fifth: April Edition


Good Morning! I am so stoked this morning. The rain has stopped, it’s Friday and I have my very first post on the ruby rock-it blog. Wicked happy right now.

So just to fill you in – One of the new features we will be introducing to the Ruby Rock-it blog is something called “5 on the 5th” which (I’m not going to lie) is a lot like Stephanie Bryan’s 12 on the 12th, except for the fact that 1. I struggle to remember to take 12 photos on any given day, so we thought 5 was more manageable and 2. We take it one step further in the way we display them. So without further ado, here is my 5 on the 5th April Edition:

For a better rundown on exactly what happened on this particular Saturday, you can check out the post here.

I’m really happy with the way mine turned out, but I would like to take a minute to talk about the other Essence CT girls. This is the first post for all of us over on the Ruby Rock-it blog and it would mean a lot to me if you would go over and leave them some love too. We are the new team on the block and we are all a little unsure of where we’re headed. If you like what you see, let the girls know. We do really appreciate it.

Mira was the first to finish her 5. Which amuses me greatly because her ‘fifth’ ends nearly 12 hours behind my own. I had taken and edited my photos, but I hadn’t come up with a way to display them. I was sent a copy of Mira’s and an idea hit me like a freight train. What I love most about Mira’s is the way it tells the story of her table. Such an everyday object that she just kept coming back to throughout the day. I also love that she was able to include the title. See Mira’s 5 on the 5th here.

Caylee on the other hand has a layout similar to Mira, but it tells a totally different story. Caylee used all 5 of her photos on breakfast, but you’ll notice it has a very unexpected colour palette. If you’ve been here awhile, you know I’m a colour fanatic. There was just something so amazing about how her rings matched the wall and table. Perfection in every way. See Caylee’s 5 on the 5th here.

Sal, our fearless leader. It’s funny actually, when I was really struggling to bring it all together, I sent her an email asking how I should be presenting my photos. I asked for an example because I thought it best if all the CT had some continuity. Her reply was not one that I had anticipated. Sal told me continuity is great and here is what Mira has done, but I would much rather you do it in your own style. So I did and so did Sal. Sal’s to me, looks like it could be a page from a great photo book. It has depth and layers and great attention has been paid right down to the shadowing and the choice of type. If Sal keeps with the same style at the end of it all, she will have the most beautiful “day in the life” album. You can see Sal’s 5 on the 5th here.

You have already seen mine but you’re welcome to go leave me love over there too.

Aimee xx


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