Go With What Makes You Happy the Basic Key to Defining Personal Style…..

Go With What Makes You Happy the Basic Key to Defining Personal Style…..

Oh gosh how I love colour, it truly brightens my day and how I feel and when it comes to my personal style and wardrobe colour and pattern dominate whether it be vintage or not, I always, always have colour and pattern to play with. I op shopped this simple long t-shirt dress in aqua last week mainly because it is an easy wear for lounging around at home with the kids. It’s certainly not a colour I wear a lot of nor is a go to preference but it is a colour I love teamed with other colours, so…

Top 4 Expensive Children’s Clothing Items To Always Thrift & Save…..

Top 4 Expensive Children’s Clothing Items To Always Thrift & Save…..

All my children have a mix of vintage, modern and thrifted clothing and accessories in their wardrobe and in the time I have been a parent clothing them has been far less expensive then you would think. In fact in the nearly seven years since Cohen was born I have spent a fraction of what most would think to cloth three children in clothes, shoes and accessories.  I  always accept an offer to look through hand me downs, I shop bargains and I always, ALWAYS look for clothing for them when op shopping. So I’m going to let you in…

How to Date & Value Vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs…..

How to Date & Value Vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs…..

Easter is around the corner and if you’re a fan of German collectibles or are looking for some unique decorating and gifting options, you might like these collectible vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs. Traditionally paper mâché Easter eggs were given as gifts filled with yummy German candies and sweets inside. The tradition still continues to this day and those who seek to collect Easter collectibles often have a preference for those made in Germany from the Victorian period through to the 1950’s. Dating German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs Pieces stamped German were generally produced before 1918. Pieces stamped German…

5 Thrifty Tips for Clothing Children

5 Thrifty Tips for Clothing Children

In the time I have been a mumma  (nearly 7 years) I have spent a fraction of what most would expect to clothe three children. We have all heard people say that it costs a fortune to have kids and there is the constant expense of replacing shoes and clothes they wear out, get soiled or damaged. Clothing your baby, toddlers, children and even yourself doesn’t have to cost a fortune, if you plot and plan and are always on the look out. HERE IS HOW Hand Me Downs  When you’re having a baby or you have young kids, it’s…

Celebrating Dr Suess Day on March 2: Oh the Places You’ll Go….

Celebrating Dr Suess Day on March 2: Oh the Places You’ll Go….

There is no denying the popularity of Dr Seuss who’s stories, humourous riddles and rhyming have caught the attentions of young reads the world over for decades. The huge success of his books on an American and International level came about in 1954 when he was approached by William Ellsworth Spaulding who was the director of Houghton Mifflin and asked Seuss to write a book using only 250 words of a pre-selected 348 words.  The words presented by Spaulding were words he felt were of importance for young first grade school children to learn. At time a report a had been written…

Connect with your Children on Tell a Fairy Tale Day….

Connect with your Children on Tell a Fairy Tale Day….

It’s the last day of the school and working week, which means it’s Friday Night Movie Night for us with the kids. I’ve recently shared how this is a significant weekly family tradition for us, as it’s a time to slow down and reconnect after a busy week. Friday nights we don’t just stop at family movies as way of connecting; as an extension of a our family time each Friday sees kids have a camp out/sleep over in our bedroom. It’s beautiful tradition we have which allows for us to enjoy an evening settling in for the together as…

Embracing Childhood Innocence & Magic: Anything is possible….

Last night after I had my mummy time with each of the kids where I settle them into bed, I went to check on Sarah one more time before she drifted off to sleep. Sensing I was there, she opened her eyes. Sarah: “What is it mummy?”. Me: “I just wanted to come in and check on you one more time as my four year old girl, because tomorrow it’s your birthday and you’ll be five. I’m going to miss my four year old, but tomorrow it’s okay you’ll be a BIG five year old and I’m going to love…

Toowoomba Swap Meet 2016 Finds and Fun…..

Two weekends ago we were out and about on our first big weekend road trip of the year to one of Queensland’s biggest annual swap meets. Because it’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a round up of vintage finds, I thought I would share some unearthed treasures that made there way back here, after getting many people checking in with me social media asking how the Toowoomba Swap Meet was. I’m always excited to head out Toowoomba each year for the annual swap meet which is one of the biggest held in Queensland taking up the entire expanse,…

Day 14 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria…..

Today is the final day of the #newyearnewstyle challenge with Vinnies Victoria. With today being Valentines Day it’s quite fitting to say that I have LOVED taking part in this challenge with Erica from Recycled Fashion. I love pulling together my outfits each and every day regardless of being on a style challenge. But the #newyearnewstyle challenge has certainly made me think about making the most of what you’ve got, when you’re taken down to ten clothing items for fourteen days. It really takes the distractions away and focuses your attentions on the possibilities there are with only what you…

Day 13 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria….

Woohoo it’s the weekend, we made it and hopefully you’re relaxing and enjoying some down time. I certainly am, after celebrating my father in-laws 70th birthday last night, champagne and wine flowed and whilst there are no sore heads here there are weary tired ones.  So there’s a lot of quiet and stillness going on with the kids playing with Lego and play-dough whilst periodically watching our new fish in their tank. Today’s combination is pretty relaxed and although you saw me don the denim skirt and polka dot tee earlier this week, I changed it up a little today…