Tuesday, 22 April 2014

stills / week sixteen

/ Dad blowing the eggs for us to paint and decorate.
/ School holiday craftiness.
/ This bunny joined our table for Easter.
/ These orchids have been going for about a month, they're kinda dying but I still love them.
/ Lego city still stands strong.
/ Grimy kitchen tiles and a peaceful cuppa in my new birthday tea cup.

Back to school this week for us. And as much as I cherish the school holiday freedom of slow mornings and days to do nothing, I'm also happy to be welcoming back routine and structured days, although I'm sure I'll be missing my little ones, some alone time is long overdue...

Happy days to you! xx

Joining the ever lovely Em.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter

We're loving this Easter long weekend. Time to relax, catch up with family and of course over indulge in a little too much food and wine. We've painted eggs with watercolours, getting our Easter baskets ready for tomorrows hunt and are just about to make a batch of these hot cross buns.

Happy Easter!


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Inspiration

You know I like to leave everything to the last minute, so last night I was trawling pinterest on the hunt for the perfect Easter craft ideas to do with the kids over the next couple of days. I'm not sure we'll even get around to making any of these, but gosh they're pretty. I'm kicking myself I didn't order these Miffy cookie cutters in time, seriously how cute can one bunny get!?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

An egg at last

Last week one of our girls finally laid her first egg! (apologies to those who have already seen this pic on instagram) We are beyond excited to have eggs at last, when it just seemed like it would never happen. A good six months has past since our girls first arrived, we lost a couple in the heat over summer, and have added a few new ladies to our flock. Nina presented us with her first egg at our backdoor step, after a few days she finally found the nesting box and has laid a sweet little egg everyday since. It really is one of the most rewarding and satisfying things, raising chooks and collecting their treasured eggs each day.

Just in time for Easter.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

stills / week fifteen

/ Pom poms and confetti dress (have you entered this giveaway yet?)
/ The boys hard at work.
/ School holiday baking, we made these delicious shortbread.
/ Snakes and ladders, yep we've been pulling out the board games.
/ After dinner fruit scraps.
/ A night out at my new favourite place.
/ Snow White gets attacked by sharks while we wait for coffee.
/ Pretty natives and bees at the local park.

Happy week to you!

Joining Em over at the beetleshack.

Monday, 14 April 2014

fabrik / giveaway (closed)

A few weeks ago Fabrik so generously sent Lyla a collection of pieces from their new range. She is completely delighted with her new outfits.

Fabrik is an Austalian label founded and designed by Sarah Hardie, creating beautiful girls, baby and women's clothing ranges that are classic, stylish and playful as well being naturally hand printed and handcrafted from delicate cotton blends. I can't wait to add the little flower dress and bow tie dress to our collection. 

Fabrik are giving away a $100 gift voucher to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me which Fabrik piece you would like to add to your little ones wardrobe.

The winner will be drawn on the 21st of April, one week from today. Good luck!

*open to Australian and New Zealand residents only.

Winner is Melinda - Moose & Bird! Congratulations Melinda, I'll be in touch shortly. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

stills / week fourteen

/ First sign of rain and she's out looking for puddles, in her gigantic gumboots.
/ Planting Aldi citrus trees.
/ She is always fussing about her chooks, like a mother hen.
/ Op shop haul.
/ Planting a winter crop.
/ What school holidays are all about, Lego everywhere.
/ And hot chocolate of course.

Wowzers, I don't know where last week went, it just past by faster than ever. I'm grateful for school holidays this week, a chance to regroup, recharge and spend extra time with my favourite people.

Happy week!

Joining the lovely Em. 
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