Thursday, January 27, 2011

About Us

Welcome to Max and Me, I'm so glad that you've dropped in to visit!

Max and Me is a blog about being a Mum (the best job in the entire world), enjoying being a family and the long, slow (and fun) process of finishing and decorating our family home.

Here's a quick bit of info about us:

I'm happily married to the man of my dreams (Sean), we got married in September 2008 on a perfect day in beautiful Hervey Bay.

A year and a half later I gave birth to our first son, Max. Max is our everything. Sean and I both count our blessings everyday and marvel at the fact that this amazing and beautiful child is our son.
Shortly before our wedding the Big Man and I built our first home. I say 'built', but really it's still a work in progress and probably still will be for the next couple of years. We have a lot to do before it will be finished and we're saving up a little bit at a time. In the meantime it's still very liveable, but by no means perfect.

The rest of our family is made up of our two adorable pets, Cooper and Ollie. Cooper was our first baby and will always have a very special place in my heart. We've been really fortunate with our pets, they're both very sweet natured and love each other as much as they love us.
As well as looking after Max I also work part-time at a job that I really love. As guilty as it makes me feel to say it out loud I often enjoy having a day off from looking after Max. I used to work four days a week, but have recently cut back to just two days. It seems to be the perfect balance for our family. I get plenty of time with Max and still get to keep my foot in the door at work. I'm lucky enough to work for a company that truly values work/life balance and I hope to work there for many years to come.

Besides being a Mum and working I have a few hobbies that I enjoy. I love making things (crafts, cards, invitations, cupcakes etc), planning parties and catching up with my girlfriends. I have also recently taken up photography, I'm not very good yet, but it's something that I really love so hopefully I'll get better with practice. The hobby I am most focused on at the moment is finishing and decorating our house. I spend hours finding inspiration on blogs and saving the photos away for future reference!

I've been blogging for over two years now and I can't imagine not doing it. I used to blog at My (not so) Perfect Life, I plan on keeping that site up, but all my future posts will be here at Max and Me.

Thanks again for stopping by. I love reading blogs, so please take the time to comment and let me know about your blog so I can find out all about you.


  1. What a great introduction, good luck with the new blog.

  2. i love this about me page. your photos are great! got my eye on cooper and ollie! adorable.

  3. That might be the cutest puppy I've ever seen! Almost makes me think not wanting to get one (my boys want one soooo badly!).

  4. Thanks girls, Cooper and Ollie are super adorable. Neither of them are too fond of Max though :(

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love your son's nursery and your pinterest challenge. I'm a new follower now :)

  6. Thanks! I'm loving your blog too :)

  7. Great blog! Did you have someone design it, or did you do it yourself? I am working on mine and would like to give it a more polished feel!


  8. Thanks Sarah. I just did it myself using the template designer. I also used Picnik to make me header and some of the buttons. Send me an email at tamsynriley (at) gmail (dot) com if you want a hand.


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