Toddler Winter Essentials

We have had 5 winters (or part winters) with Ava so far (yes she is only two)- when you count the winters we’ve experienced in the States with her and our own ones here in Australia they add up! I’ve developed a few “hacks” when it comes to winter and toddlers which I hope are…

A Letter to my daughter

Dear Baby Girl, You are nearly 22 months old- well on your way to turning two. You are an absolutely joy to have in our lives. You are.. the joy of being woken in the morning with small hands patting my arm saying “hey” You are.. the twirl and la grande jatte of a ballerina-…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With mother’s day only a few days away I’ve gathered a few of my favourite items. There’s still time to order these and have them ready for Sunday morning! Most of these are Australian based companies with the odd one or two from the U.S. (which would obviously make for delayed Mother’s Day gifts!) I…

Christmas Weekend

We absolutely love Christmas time.. It’s an opportunity to take a few days off and just live life with family- no work.. no distractions.. This year was no exception- except I came down with a stomach bug/food poisoning for all of Christmas day and most of Boxing day. To top it all off, within hours…

Winter Warmers

While we don’t get snow here in Sydney, Australia the weather can drop to around 1-2 degrees overnight and in the mornings. I have already been layering Ava with her pajama onesie and an extra pair of pants and a long sleeve top.. it may be over the top but her room is freezing during…

Ava- 9 months old

I decided to dust off the old camera to take some shots of Ava! We can’t believe she is 9 months old! Motherhood has and continues to be an amazing experience..  

Turning a corner at 8 months..

I know, I know, I’ve been pretty slack with updating the blog.. I tend to just do a photo dump.. which is what I’m doing today.. but I promise I’ll try harder! It feels like we have turned a corner with Ava. She seems to have developed into a toddler the last week or so-…

Mummy & Me

One of the sweetest things I have been able to do is dress to match Ava! I don’t know why I find it so adorable, but I do! There are a few companies that I’ve found that make clothes for a mum and her baby to match!! I’m waiting till Ava can walk before I…