welcome 2018

Someone once said to me as you get older the years get shorter! I can not believe how true that is and here we are starting 2018.

Last year had so many ups and downs! I realise that is adulthood, but boy we had so much happen in such a short time. So many lessons were learnt and one of the biggest was how important amazing friends and family are! I am so grateful for my village and those that surround me!

Last year our biggest achievement was growing our family from three to four! I love been a mum and so lucky to have my two precious girls! They love each other so much and I love the way they both always looking for each other… no doubt that will change but for now I’m loving this stage. I also love the way they adore their dad and the love he has for his three girls (me included).

Late last year we had our wonderful friend Kiah come to visit and she captured some amazing images of us with the girls. We didn’t have a lot of time but I love she still got some great shots as we walked around Geelong. Andrew and I love photos that capture the moment and she did an amazing job! You have to go look at her work here

I thought it was a great time to show my family as I commit to writing so much more this year and getting right into the swing of blogging. Especially to talk more about Geelong and the incredible town it is becoming! My brother had friends down over New Year and he showed them around and they loved it! I want the world to see that and all there is to offer.

Plus I still have to talk about fashion as that’s what I started this for plus motherhood… That is who I am and the direction I’m going. I hope you continue to follow the journey and please tell your villages about my little voice here. I’d love to hear your feedback and if you want to see, hear anything from me…

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope it’s a wonderful 2018!






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what’s the time

Emma and Roe tme 

How is it nearly Christmas?! It only feels like it was July a second ago… This year is flying by!

I’m normally the type of person who is organised for Christmas by the time December comes around. We not only have Christmas, but half our family celebrate birthdays in November and December. This makes for a very busy (and costly) time of year. This year I still have one last present to get.

My birthday is the week before Christmas; (yes another year older this week); I need to look for myself too!

I have been looking for a new watch since my last one battery died. Yes probably any normal person would replace the battery but I decided I wanted a new one.

I had been investigating options when I was contacted by Emma and Roe! When I looked at their range, not only did I fall in love with all their pieces but I discovered their beautiful watch range. I’ve been right into rose gold of late. I’ve been a gold girl since I was born but I love having something a little different. Add the grey band and it was the perfect watch. They have an incredible watch collection and I recommend you taking a look!

Emma and Roe have incredible pieces and I already have my eyes focused on a stacker ring! Might have to wait until next year!





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This watch was gifted, however all opinions are my own.
You can find the link to my new watch here

santa claus is coming…

Santa Claus is coming to leopold

The girls and I headed to Gateway Plaza Leopold on Saturday. It was to not only have our photo taken with the man in red, but to have breakfast with Santa as well!

I knew it would be a challenge with Miss F as she is very determined. Although she likes the idea of Santa I knew she would be a little sketchy on the old man in red.

We first got to go and have breakfast with around 50 other children where Santa made a guest appearance. The kids all were very excited and loved their time playing and yelling for Santa. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer also made a guest appearance! Lots of songs were sung and a few Christmas games and it was so wonderful to watch the delight on their faces. I really do love this time of year, so many happy people and so much cheer!

Last year was a challenge when we went to visit Santa. She was 13 months and aware of stranger danger. She wasn’t sure about the man in red. Lucky mum got to jump in the photo.
This year she knew exactly what was happening! In theory she thought it was a great idea, but without her nap and not knowing Santa, it didn’t quite go to plan! Frankie wouldn’t have any of it and instead of wasting the cute outfits and opportunities I decided to still get Lola with Santa. It turned out super cute!

UPDATE:  I was able to get my hands on three of the outtakes and thought I had to include them!! They are very funny and tell the story of Frankie not been so keen! I had to post as this is real life!!

I’d love to hear your Santa photo stories…

   

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wardrobe rut

In the past week I have gone to my wardrobe and decided I don’t like 75% of it anymore….

Leather jacket

Have I changed my tastes?
Is it because I’m sick of everything?
Could it be that I’m back at work?
Could it be this awful weather we having that hasn’t allowed me to get into my favourite season dressing (I LOVE summer!)?
Or if I think about it I haven’t bought much and worn the same things over and over> First pregnant, then breastfeeding and home with baby girl.

I’m in a wardrobe rut!

How do I get out…
I don’t have money to be buying a whole new wardrobe! Plus I hate getting rid of mine when I know there are some great pieces in there that still could get lots of wear.. but I’ve just had enough of it all.

No wonder so many people have giant wardrobes! I would love to keep everything but I don’t have the space either.
Plus I try to live within my means, not buying excessive and you do need somewhere to put it all!

I’m back at work, working part-time; this means I get a part-time wage (gasp!) plus I need to clothe my little girl too! Which again means I can’t just go spend all my money!

Over the past 12 months I have done a really good job of only buying pieces that work with a large percentage of my wardrobe.  I’ve also culled soooo much of it and have sitting in bags… I think someone would still get so much wear out of what I have… I really need to get them moving!

A big part of it has to do with the weather too. It has been awful! This time last year spring was here and we were having beautiful days. This year I can’t seem to put winter away and I don’t think that helping my issues either!

So the question is how do I get out of this wardrobe rut?
How do I breathe life back into what I have as really there are some amazing pieces in there that are still perfect for day-to-day living!

grey tee
Winter Sun
Close Up
Luullah Belle
Project Soco
Stripes

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adding another pair…

I have some exciting news to share with you my readers; you may have seen on facebook or instagram if you follow along…

We are adding another pair to our collection… We are having a baby!!!

I cant wait to show you maternity wear for the next 21 weeks as the bump grows as well that all comes along with this exciting time.

I hope you have all had wonderful weekends.

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terindah estate

Geelong

A few weekends ago now we headed to Terindah Estate, a beautiful winery on the Bellarine Peninsula.

We went for breakfast on an amazing morning with the sun shining and great company. I had the breakfast trifle which was delicious and the best part was it did not include sultanas!! I really can’t stand those things, and usually don’t get to enjoy a yummy muesli or granola as they seem to always include the little brown things! This one had yoghurt and berries and just made the morning even better.

Andrew and I went exploring the grounds and snapped a few photos as we looked around. It’s incredible looking over the ocean and seeing the vineyards. We both commented it would be an incredible wedding destination as view is amazing plus the buildings have the perfect vibe.

I went with comfort on this particular day due to the heat. I felt summer colours would be fun (plus I had forgotten I had this top!!). I have lived in my Senso sandals this summer, as they really are so comfortable plus look awesome! I look back at photos and they seem to be in so many of them but I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

Have you been to Terindah Estate? What did you think?

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*this post is my own opinion and I was not approached by Terindah. 

Flying Brick

Sportsgirl

Over the weekend we headed to Flying Brick Cider House for our friends birthday. I love how close it is to our house and how it showcases the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

Flying Brick opened recently, in November last year, and it is housed in such a beautiful building and set up. The design is so well delivered and it is a great place to be in with a wonderful vibe. With all the open windows and beautiful grass lawn it is a great way to enjoy a Saturday Afternoon.

We in fact headed to Flying Brick back in December last year for Andrew’s Christmas Party and the meals were delicious. If you do head down this way I highly recommend going to have a cider!

We are finally seeing the summer weather that I love and I thought I would take full advantage and wear a fun dress and of course my favourite sandals. We were sitting outside so I wanted to be sun smart with my hat (yes that I always wear!!) and really liked the black and white vibe I went with.

Flying Brick

Ace of Something

Senso

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Have you been to Flying Brick Cider House? Or have you even tried the cider? 

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