You can visit Target and shop the range: HERE
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
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
Watermlon coolerbag: HERE
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
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
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.
Last Sunday we celebrated two years of Ruby with a sweet little party in the park. We originally weren’t going to throw a party at all as Ruby has been quite shy, scared of crowds, and has often burst into tears at other Birthday parties during “Happy Birthay” – has basically shown all the signs that parties just aren’t her thing. In the nick of time however, several weeks prior to turning two we noticed a complete personality change. All of a sudden she was talking fluently, listing off the names of her little cousins and favourite aunts and uncles and friends on the hour every hour. It was like she finally knew her place in the world and where she fit in with the people around her. SO with this realisation a very last minute party was organised. Mainly just family and her two best friends we had 11 kids in total and the morning could not have been more perfect. Determined not to stress myself out, a busy travelling husband and older children with lots of commitments means I’m spread pretty thin during the week days, I made the executive decision, for myself, that this was NOT going to be a stressful affair. And it wasn’t. It could not have been a happier day. So once it was over I thought, you know what? This really wasn’t the ‘best’ styled party in the world (or even close) but considering it was done without a single bit of stress… OR blowing out any kind of crazy budget, and still looked pretty damn cute, I thought I’d share some tips on how I plan my parties, A) so they aren’t too stressful and B) stay relatively affordable.
HOW TO THROW A PARTY WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND:
So that’s it! We had so much fun choosing our decorations this year from the AMAZING Lark Store. The range is HUGE and they were literally my one stop shop this time around. After falling in love with the Laura Blythman partyware I basically built the ‘loose’ theme from there. Ruby’s Such Great Heights romper fit the theme PERFECTLY again tying in those beautiful Laura Blythman designs. We of course couldn’t resist adding the matching SGH Wonder Tent canopy to the mix. I then just chose a bunch of things to match from Lark Store, including the adorable ice cream piñata, pastel confetti, honeycomb balls in the same colours, and basically did my whole shop in one transaction. Being two years old, with cousins and friends ranging from 1 – 4 years old, I didn’t need too many games. The ice-cream piñata was a HIT, if you’re thinking about getting one for your child’s party DO IT. Even the one year old lined up and had a go. So much fun. My biggest ‘non essential’ splurge were the unicorn hobby horses I stumbled on in a local store a few weeks prior to the party. I could not resist, and they doubled as a totally brilliant game for the kids, and they could then take them home with them at the end of the party as their gift. They were so thrilled with them and the races were pretty much the cutest thing EVER. So that’s it, a beautiful morning in the park for my beautiful little girl with her favourite people, some super cute party decorations, and a totally UN stressed Mama. Turning two was FAB. And this is quite possibly the longest blog post I’ve ever written … SORRY FOR THAT!!! Goodnight! xxxx
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