Christmas Baking

Living in Sydney means our Christmas period is celebrated in sweltering temperatures. Even as I type this it is 44C or 108F outside. You can normally find at least half of the population at a beach sometime over the three days that are Christmas (Eve, Day and Boxing Day). I was born and raised here…

Balance

Inspired by the sermon we heard at church last Sunday night, I wanted to share for a few minutes on how I try to find balance in my life. If you wear more than one hat (I would say 99% of our population does) then I’m sure you are also walking (or trying to walk)…

Low Carb Breakfast Cookies

Cookies and Breakfast in the same sentence? Yes please! Well.. only if the cookies have the word cream in them and they’re white and black.. just kidding.. I would describe these breakfast cookies as flattened biscuits and gravy! Obviously minus the runny carb heavy amazing gravy that you normally get. I, just like the next…

So.. what now?

You’ve finished University, you’ve gotten married, you’ve bought that home..you’ve had a baby.. that baby is now growing up and has officially moved into the toddler stage.. you don’t know where the time has gone, but you do know it has pushed her along to achieve each milestone. It didn’t wait for her to decide…

Kids Bedroom Update

Because we created a playroom for Ava we were able to re-arrange her bedroom and create more room! By removing a large white sofa bed we had in her room (It’s surprising the amount of room it took up) we could finally put a little tent which she loves! Sources linked below! Ikea Faux Sheepskin…

Kids Playroom Makeover

After thinking about it for a few weeks we finally took the plunge in turning our guest room into a playroom for Ava! The couch that’s in the playroom is a double bed so we can still have guests etc. The room is not completely finished but It’s good enough for now! Ava loves it!…

Thankfulness

Three days ago was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day- I’m sure for many it was a heart breaking day of wounds that haven’t yet healed, or memories of empty wombs, or sterile hospital walls.. for some I know it would be a day of remembrance a memorial for those little feet that once tiptoed…

Toddler Travel Review (Headphones and Apps)

In my post last week I spoke about how we take Ava’s favorite snacks with us on flights.. Well, I took a picture of her snack box to give you an idea of what we take etc Funny fact- if you’re traveling to Western Australia you’re not allowed to take fresh berries and nuts across…

Travel Essentials- Toddler Edition

Well friends, tomorrow we embark on Ava’s 16th flight in her short 13 months of life! Not going to lie- we feel like pros at this thing nowadays.. We have had seamless flights (13 hours to the states with a 13 month old who slept for 11 of those hours).. and we have had terrible…

Kids Playroom- Yes or No!?

Now that we are rounding the corner on sickness in our home I’m slowly transitioning out of survival mode.. It’s one thing when mum is sick.. I generally keep going on with life and work.. but when you’re little one is sick you want to wrap them up in bubble wrap and rock them to…

Ikea Favourites

Have you seen the new Ikea catalogue? They have some new great items! I’ve put together a little roundup of my favourites below! One- Stockholm 2017 Couch | Two- 24 piece black cutlery set |Three- Fejka Artificial Potted Fiddle-Leaf Fig| Four- Leather Handles | Five- Lisamari Throw Light Grey | Six- Hammock | Seven- 20 piece train…

Ava’s Birthday Week

Apologies for the quality of these photos.. but it’s the thought that counts right?! Ava enjoying her first cupcake (that I know of)