time

talking mum

Time… Something I think I have yet it goes by so quickly!

I love writing this blog. I find it fun, exciting and love sharing my thoughts with the world; yet somehow it gets neglected and forgotten about and pushed aside.

Maybe I should have called this post balance… Finding that balance of looking after your baby girl; cooking meals; doing washing; exercise; catching up with friends, family time and even trying to stay up to date with world news; all seems to pile on top of each other and I sit back and wonder how do I fit it all in.

I’ve tried really hard not to pick up my phone anymore in front of little miss. I don’t want her to think that mum has a phone stuck to her hand, or that I don’t want her undivided attention. So I’ve been putting aside and not checking social media as much. This does make me feel like I miss out on things and have now noticed silly Instagram has changed from a chronological scroll to anywhere and I HATE that! I want it in order and I want to see everyone I follow feeds!!!!!

I have tried to work on the computer while she sits and plays but again I don’t want her to think I have to be in front of a screen, and I get the guilt’s when I see her looking around to make sure I’m watching her! she smiles and always checks I’m seeing her latest trick! It’s so cute and very distracting! 😉

The other thing about time is that I have three more months until I go back to work… That still seems to be a while away but I know it’s going to fly past and gets me thinking about what I really want to do. I love been a mum, yet I do want to work too. Have that life/work balance. What is it that I really want to do?

So I ask you… How do you find the time to fit everything in? How do you prioritize?

 

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kirsty-signoff

and then there were three

39 weeks

You may have noticed that I have meaning missing of late.. it’s because our two has become three!

That is right… I’ve just had a baby! Well she is nearly three weeks old now but it has meant life has changed forever and I am still getting use to this new role of mine!

It all kind of happened rather quickly. I had a day planned to get the blog ready while I took some downtime for motherhood and next minute I was in hospital having a baby just a little earlier than expected. Not quite how I thought it would happen so very thrilled to have a healthy happy baby!

I am over the moon and so happy and loving this new adventure but Geelong Fashionista has been neglected with every ambition to come back and write as soon as I can.

I don’t plan on changing the blog into a baby blog by any means… that is not why you follow; but things will change around here in terms of lifestyle and no doubt I’ll be mentioning her in my writing but still with the focus on my everyday fashion, lifestyle and hometown of Geelong.

Before little miss was born I was thrilled that I got to get some amazing images of my belly. Andrew and I borrowed our friends beautiful house and took some to remember the time. I loved been pregnant; it was a wonderful time and I am so lucky that I had such a great pregnancy and enjoyed my changing body. I’m thrilled I captured it right before Frankie was born.



growing belly
home

Black and white 39 weeks

Kirsty
Baby bump

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kirsty-signoff

ryder loves miller

We can be heros

Last Tuesday evening I attended the VIP Opening of Ryder Loves Miller, Geelong’s newest boutique. This boutique is a beautiful children’s wear, homewares and furniture store located in East Geelong. With incredible children’s wear , beautiful prints, furniture and fun this store is set to have people flocking to the doors.

Bethany started Ryder love Miller as an online store and has now been successful enough to turn this into a retail store. The name derives from her two handsome boys Ryder and Miller. I loved meeting them on the night and even got a picture of Bethany with her youngest son Miller (see below).

The store is stocking cute Children brands such as Macaroon Kids (seen here), Rock Your Baby, Incy Interiors, Little Quarters (another Geelong brand), Fable Baby and more!

I wish Bethany all the very best and recommend if you live in Geelong to get down to the mum friendly store! You can also follow Ryder loves Miller on Facebook or Instagram.

Bethany and Miller

Trend Setter

boys jeans

Princess

girls bed

Growing up is a trap

Cute girls

Furniture

Ryder love Miller
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kirsty-signoff

geelong’s own macaroon kids

Harry & Max

There is no secret that I love buying local and finding local amazing products, Macaroon Kids is no exception.

A local Geelong designer Amanda stated Macaroon Kids in 2011. As taken from the Macaroon Kids website; “Each handmade gift is designed and handcrafted by Amanda.  Production is low, ensuring every single Macaroon Kids item is unique, special, beautiful and memorable.  A wonderful one-of-a-kind gift that is rare to find.”

I was lucky enough to borrow some beautiful models to capture the magic of these incredible pieces. The backdrop of King of the Castle café in Pakington Street turned out to be a great venue.

I love that it wasn’t a staged photo shoot but more capturing the kids while they played outside in the winter sunshine. It also helped to have a delicious chai while taking these images.

You can buy these incredible piece from the Macaroon website or on etsy. Amanda also holds stalls at local Geelong markets, such as the Little Creatures Sunday market.

How cute are these images?

Mila

Harry

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King of the Castle

Smile

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Mila and Max

Bacley love

Mila, Harry and Max wearing designs thanks to Macaroon Kids.

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kirsty-signoff