Month: March 2015

Autumn Edit – clothes

Last night as I was tidying up the sandpit and various toys hidden around the garden it was cold, really cold. And today we woke to the pink sunrise of a crisp, blue, clear sky day and dew on the grass. Autumn has arrived and we rugged up in extra layers for our morning outings. Hand knitted woolly jumpers, merino layers and woolly hats for the boys. Boots and lovely thin merino jumpers for me. Love the ones from Country Road. So, that got me thinking. How will I dress easily (and quickly) each morning. Time for an Autumn edit. It’s all about layers and warmth and easy wear with two little boys who will still want to get dirty while they have fun. Here’s a little edit from my pinterest board on my favourite clothing inspirations:   Black Skinnies and camel booties via here / Boden Anouk dress / Blue Oxford and layer necklaces via here Comfy All Stars via here / Long black evening skirt (this one is Chanel – love!) / leather clutch Blue …

Going with the flow

It’s 9.45pm and I am busy as a bee sorting emails for people buying some of our stuff (remember the simplifying our lives goal), and buying new cloth nappies for baby boy number 2, and organising my beautiful little sister’s Bridal Shower in a few weeks. And I really wanted to do a blog post and then read before I sleep. A hectic staccato bit of work in contrast to the quite subdued and calm afternoon we all had. It is really starting to feel like Autumn now. The evening light is different and we spent a good few hours in it cleaning up the vegetable garden and planting new veges for the winter while the boys just pottered around and I think we all felt the slow down. It has been a long time and felt really good. Even though the boys were really tired there was none of that usual evening crankiness. We had a slap-dash-what’s-in-the-fridge meal and it was quiet and just normal with no toddler behaviour. Nearly bliss – well not …

The Bathroom

One of the projects I had wanted to tackle for years was repainting our bathroom. For some reason I really like the Resene Tinkerbell yellow colour when we built the house in 2005 but eventually it wasn’t right. I kept telling myself that I was pinning neutral coloured bathrooms not yellow ones and importantly it just didn’t feel right. Here’s a before photo: About two years ago I pulled out all my old Resene Drawdown cards and stuck them up on the wall eventually going with Sisal. I even asked my eldest when he was 2 years old to pick which one he liked out of a line up of about 20 and he picked Sisal too. This time, with the drawdowns stuck on the wall for a couple of weeks, I found it was too strong so I toned it down and went for Quarter Sisal (Resene). And it is lovely. The bathroom is in the South East so it needs some warmth but still be light and airy. It has made the room …

Little Loves

Things to remind me of the good life I have: I love …that my boys love picking rose petals and throwing them on their heads like rain. ….my boys long, long eyelashes. ….marmalade on toast. ….soft autumnal rain fall. ….picking from my vegetable garden. ….the smell of coffee. ….my bff (you know who you are!). ….dreaming and then creating. ….my new Bravado nursing bra – it is the best! ….the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series (hooked for a second time and now it’s on tv!). …that my eldest has made the transition to kindy (cold and all) ok. …watching the trees change colour. ….these dumplings. ….illustrations by Garance Doré . Love to know your current faves.