Saturday, January 12, 2013


Hi everybody!!! (the way Dr. Nick says it)

With 2013 sitting here all fat and ready-like, I've changed the sheets, swept the garage, packed my blogging boxes and have moved this sweet thing to Wordpress. Blogger has annoyed my face off with changing the layout of my posts etc. and I quite like my face so in order to keep it on, I've had to go ahead and leave some blogging skiddies in my wake hahaha, I couldn't write "skiddies" without actually laughing out loud. My husband says "I'm disgusting", I just say "I'm a bird that can't be caged".
So, if you're wanting to keep up to date with "She Exceeds Rubies" - then you can find me at

Hope to see you there!!

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Liz (Betty May

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just a wee updatey...

Please please bare/bear/beer? with me in frequency of posts my lovelies, I've been as busy as a one legged man in a kicking contest these past few weeks. Here's why... (here you go list lovers like me... one in numerical order...)
 1. We're moving... I've been packing 5 years of marriage into the weakest boxes ever.
They're the most deceptive boxes I have ever come across in my life. All looks, no brains.

2. We're becoming Sharemilkers... so blah blah blah Accountants, blah blah blah Banks, blah blah blah GST... and all that Jazz.

3. I've been doing my best Proverbs 31 wife impressions by getting Cow poo up my arms, in my new haircut, cow pee splashed in my face, chipping my cherry red nail polish and smelling like yesterday all for that bit of milk in your Cappuccino..... you're welcome.

4. I thought I was pregnant.
As my Mum says, "That's what happens when you play tiddly winks".
I think she might have been talking about SEX... can't be sure though.

5. Mr Gadget and I are in the process of becoming Guardians to a couple of primary school aged girls that are from our local Childrens home... fingers crossed, prayers in the sky, we're hoping it goes through! They're the ebony to Miss Lauries ivory, aww.

6. Miss Laurie. She's 15 months old now and has turned into my own weeny high maintenaced Suri Cruise. She is the most independant little lady ever. She needs a little briefcase, high heels and a cell phone. She keeps me on my feet... at least until 7pm.... or "num nums" time... aka. BED TIME.

If only there were more hours in the day.

For now... I'll leave you with a piece of link lovin featuring my Movie boyfriend.
See you soon!!

♦ cause things are still beautiful 2nd time around ♦

Thursday, April 14, 2011

sweet something escapades

there's something sweet about little weekend escapades.

to escape the hustle and bustle of life with your most loved.

our destination was the heart of vineyard country... at an amazing beach house in Campbells Bay...Warkworth.

red wine. zero cellphone coverage. our own individual sky tv decoders. plush, cozy and romantic couches... (big enough for ALL THREE OF US to lie and snuggle up on). olive trees. waking to the sweet sounds of birdsong.

a pure dream.

♥ playgrounds

♥ spa baths

♥ beautiful things

♥ books

♥ black &white movies

♥ fairy lights

♥ exploring

♥ orchard raiding

♥ my loves

♥ art galleries

♥ returning to old stomping grounds

♥ soft boiled eggs and marmite soldiers

♥ vintage tapestry piano seats

♥ finding unused notebooks!! WINNING!!

♥ precious baby and daddy moments

my happily ever after...

♦ cause things are still beautiful 2nd time around ♦

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

and the galavanting is over....


First blog entry in six months.

Where have I been?

October 2nd, 2010, my body shut down in many different ways.

I haven’t been able to commit myself to anything or turn up to much that requires me to exert myself.

I’m on medication and will need to be for the next year.

That’s it.

That’s where I’ve been.

I keep my cards and secrets pretty close to my chest, so of course only my immediate have been aware of my situation.

One day I’ll tell you about it.

But for now, the important thing is… I’m Baaaack!!!

♦ cause things are still beautiful 2nd time around ♦