Bedroom Update

When Greg and I first bought our townhouse we knew we needed to cosmetically update the house- I’m talking brown walls, ceiling fans, brown tiles.. the whole lot.. Apparently the lady who lived in our house prior to us purchasing was a police officer so my guess is that she didn’t spend much time at…

Woven- A story from Iraq

They say it takes a village to raise a child.. I wanted to introduce a new series of stories from the women around me- their stories of labour, love and growing their little families. There will be women who have migrated from other countries, women who are in ministry with young families, women who are…

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..  

Baby Toys

I generally keep our home very clean.. everything has a place.. shoes..books..toys..everything… Having a young baby who is almost mobile has put a small dent in this- if it’s not toys everywhere, it’s clothing or a headband.. As Ava has gotten older I’ve definitely relaxed a little.. We have a canvas hamper that we use to store…

Quinoa & Beef Meatballs

We introduced Quinoa to Ava when she was about 5 months old and she loved it! I mixed it with sweet potato, or zucchini. I think the change in texture from her normal pureed food was a great new experience. Most nights I look through Pinterest for recipe ideas for Baby Food- purees and semi-solids, considering…

First Birthday Inspiration

I have been pinning on a board called Ava’s first birthday since she turned about 2 months old- I couldn’t help it. I doubt we’re going to throw her a party, but for the sake of hypothetically having fun I’ve gathered together some of my favourite ideas! From Top Right to Left Floral One |…

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-…

The Best of- Breakfast (Sydney)

Ever since Greg and I married (7 and a bit years ago) we have enjoyed going out for Saturday Breakfast. During the work week we tend to rush in the mornings so breakfast is an on-the-go/ how-fast-can-I-eat-this event. We have tried a number of places around Sydney (i.e. barely scratched the surface of all the…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

For some reason I have an amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I don’t know what it is, but most people will request the cookies (if I am coming over) or they sell like hotcakes if we have a fundraiser. While I’m not much of a sweet tooth, I can definitely eat one or two of…

Feeding Essentials

Being a first time Mum means that I am literally at the mercy of friends, family and the media to educate me on how to raise my baby. If you’re not careful you can end up spending hundreds of dollars on products that you are just not going to use. Thankfully most of the advice…

Free Weekly Printable

If you menu plan like I do (or are looking to start) you’ll more than likely need a planner to stick on your fridge or keep in your handbag! I have a magnetic one that I sometimes use, other times I print out the list and keep it in my bag incase I need to…