Ruby got Star Wars’d

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My now 12 year old was the BIGGEST Star Wars fan when he was a little boy. I can’t even believe how quickly that time has gone and all of a sudden my lego playing figurine collecting darling little boy is all grown up and teenager like. SO when he said to me the other day could we go to the new Star Wars movie together I was like yassssss!!! WHEN!? Ha ha!! I of course proceeded to pull out alllll his old Star Wars merch so we could take a trip down memory lane.
In rolls Ruby, instantly OBSESSED with our quite possibly vintage lego collection I thought why not kit her out with some Star Wars gear of her own. Couldn’t believe my luck when I got to Target and they had this adorable costume. How cute is it!! I completely adore it. Her favourite pick was the plush chewy, the cutest, followed closely by the Storm Trooper and the PEZ, of course, was a massive hit. Target have the biggest range of Star Wars toys around. Such a hit with my girls I’m wishing I now saved it for Christmas but this was way too much fun to wait for, especially as the movie launched today!
When I was growing up (oh BOY do I feel old saying that, WEEP!) it was all about gender neutral toys. I had older cousins who were both boys, and all I ever ever ever wanted for Christmas were light sabres and basically any Star Wars gear I could get my hands on, so I could be just like them. I know right!? So funny! Seeing Ruby enjoying that magic, looking up to her brother like I did my cousins, getting dressed up and role playing different characters like we used to, it makes my heart happy. XX C

You can visit Target and shop the range: HERE


Our Christmas Wrapping – Surprise Disguise

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I don’t know about you guys but my kids are the BIGGEST snoops when it comes to tracking down their Christmas gifts. Aside from those from the big red man we always have a little gift exchange over breakfast with the presso’s we’ve chosen for one another wrapped under the tree. Eddie’s fishing rod last year….SUPER OBVS. Lily’s netball? ALSO OBVS!!

This year I’m determined to give them some element of surprise and delight on the day. They’ve both got their eye on fit bits and iPods, I just had to throw them off the scent, insert Australia Post Surprise Disguise wrapping kits!

Srsly, how fun is this idea. The handbag is genius, Lily will be certain she has her gift nailed. And that pyramid is going to keep Ed guessing for weeks! Check out the awesome range of creative gift disguise ideas from Australia post: HERE

This post was sponsored by Australia Post, click here to find out more about  how Aus Post is helping to keep Christmas a surprise this year. xxC

 


Beach hangs with Basil Bangs

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Summer has not messed around this year, we’ve been hit with extreme temps over the last few days in South Australia, could not have been better timing than to test run our new brolly and beach cushions from crazy awesome Basil Bangs. Let’s be honest, they had me at those super fun designs. Best i’ve seen, like ever. I don’t care about anything else! I mean just LOOK at my Calypso baby!!!! that said, the quality, the weight, the ease to erect and dismantle, all 10/10. A sinch! Check out the range and some super fun designs, I’m eyeballing the Serge for the beach house, can’t resist a bit of nautical stripe. And as for the Kip & Co collab banana print. That would have to be next in line, so fun that you can coordinate your cushions too. You won’t miss us on the coast this summer! Get your order in before December 13 for Christmas delivery!

Shop the radical Basil Bangs range: HERE

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Sunday picnics with Dress Temple

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We spent the weekend either beachside, poolside, or picnicking in the garden as Adelaide hit soaring temps of 38+++ all weekend long. I’m always on the hunt for comfortable yet flattering dresses to wear to all these activities and more whilst on the go with the kids. From the cafe to the beach the new range from Dress Temple is so easy wearing, super flattering and incredibly affordable. Easy to lug a toddler around in, and fun colourful designs that hide those ever sticky finger marks. These guys are an absolute keeper. And won’t break that bank! You can shop this dress and so many beautiful wearable styles: HERE xxC


On the first day of Christmas….

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Ruby and I got our festive on today, and gave her bedroom it’s very first Christmas makeover! After the arrival of her delicious new play mat (I mean, YUM, grey with pastel pom poms, actual perfection for Ruby’s room) we decided to run with the same colour scheme for Christmas this year too. Ruby set about ‘helping’ by loading the Christmas sacks up with all of her old toys, and practiced acting surprised every time she pulled one out. Beyond hysterical!

You can shop this lush pom pom play mat and loads of other styles from our friends at Mooi Baby: HERE


By the seaside | Talking Red

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We absolutely adore the latest designs from our all time favourite summer play suit label Talking Red. I can’t even believe how many times Ruby was stopped at the beach on Sunday and told how beautiful she looked. As she was lapping up the attention I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a million pictures. And can we talk about those delicious legs! You can shop this gorgeous play suit, and lots of other beautiful designs, HERE.


Play Time with Ouch Clothing

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We are always on the hunt out for clothes for our spirited toddler that look good, wear well, and are most importantly, super comfortable. We LOVE the latest range from Ouch Clothing. Modern prints galore and super easy to wear. And even better, adjustable, so ideal for little kids that seem to grow another inch every week! Ruby has just turned two and can get away with a size three thanks to the adjustable waist band. Shop Ruby’s look, and loads more fun prints from Ouch Clothing: HERE



Summer Sleeps Here, with Kip & Co!

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As Summer arrives at last it’s time to give our master bedroom a fresh burst. Full of energy and zest Kip & Co show us once again that colourful fun linen doesn’t have to reside only in the kids bedroom. I mean, why should they have all the fun! My favourite pick this year would have to be the peach big spots sheets set, but that’s a massive call, soooo many gorgeous prints to choose from. But the clash and the mash is what it’s all about these days and brought all together the fresh energetic vibe here is exactly what I was after.  You can shop Kip & Co SS15: HERE

To make a simple DIY feather garland like this, you can purchase these strands individually (layer, trim, pin and arrange as you please) from Poppies for Grace: HERE


Polka Dot Obsession – Bohemian Traders

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I’ve always been a huge polka-dot fan. Clothing, furniture, decor, party ware, my love affair with the polka has no limits. This Bohemian Traders dress, my new summer staple, is no exception! Since its arrival I have literally thrown it on 5 times prior to taking a moment to finally stand still and photograph it. SO easy wearing for the daily run around with the kids. And can easily be dressed up for evening, or down for the beach. Team with the Bohemian Traders rope belt and you have total versatility! You can shop for this gorgeous dress and more: HERE

Or shop my look, HERE: Newport MaxiBespoke Gypsey Bag