Nurseries that swing both ways

Dec/14 By


I’m one of those parents that HAD to know all of our babies genders before they arrived.

I spent hours trying to find out.  That’s no exaggeration either. The first half of my pregnancy flew by, with my eyes firmly … Read the rest

A Vintage Style Party for Tween Girls

Dec/2 By


It’s ridiculous that I have a 12yr old now.

Considering that at 12 I thought I knew everything (it’s highly likely I did, because: awesome), I still look at our oldest and marvel at how grown up she can be … Read the rest

Luxe Christmas Decorating

Nov/28 By


My family might just be historically the most un-luxe decorators on the planet.

When you picture my Christmas, picture homemade decorations, lots of trashy tinsel, keepsake decorations that are older than fossils, with plenty of gorgeous kid’s artwork adorning the … Read the rest

Tween Room Birthday Makeover for Mia

Nov/6 By


Turning double digits is a pretty big deal.

It’s the kid’s equivalent of us hitting the big 5-0 I think, except without the mid-life crisis looming overhead.

Tweens are notoriously hard to buy birthday presents for .

What they want … Read the rest

Christmas Gift Inspiration for the Boys

Oct/18 By


Ok, so nearly all of this stuff is girl friendly too.

It just happens that I had two of my main men there ready to model for this gear, so I’ve popped it all in the BOYS GIFT INSPO category.… Read the rest

Making the move from carpet to vinyl flooring

Oct/5 By


“Hey babe, I’ve got a great idea”

This is the sentence that strikes fear into the heart of every husband.

“Let’s get new floors so I don’t have to spend 22hrs a day editing stains out of photos that CSI … Read the rest

I heart I Heart Designs

I heart I Heart Designs

Sep/25 By



Nope, that’s not a typo.

Although I am prone to repeating myself, given that as parents we repeat ourselves 8million times per day (am I right??).

BUT it’s true.  I really do love I Heart Designs.

I was … Read the rest

Meeting Lara from Yukul Art – Business Review

Sep/13 By


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When my kids ask me to draw them a picture, I draw stick figures.  I draw bubble cars with wonky wheels, maybe the odd cat that could be mistaken for a cow/dog/horse/sheep.

But I bet when Lara’s kids grow … Read the rest

My Brush with Fame and Shhh Silk Pillowcases

Sep/12 By



I’ve heard about people sleeping on silk sheets, and I always imagined it to be like wearing satin boxer shorts.

I imagined the sheets sticking to me when I was even the slightest bit warm.  I imagined slip sliding … Read the rest

Baby Skincare that’s not just for babies – Moo Goo

Sep/6 By

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FACT: I started off with the heading Coo-coo over Le Bebe Coo.  Because I really am crazy for this stuff. My kids will back that up.

And maybe the neighbours.  *mental note – follow up that neighbours don’t think I’m Read the rest