The quick road to peace.

I get frustrated easily. Repeating myself, negotiating, cajoling… These are the things that jam my buttons and send me into FURY MOTHER ON RAMPAGE. Knowing this, I’ve been trying to avert it and clear the triggers. Stuff.  Stuff stuffs me up. It steals time, patience, energy and joy from my day. So we cut down. I pared back the “stuff” on offer so Small isn’t overwhelmed by choice and I’m not...

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Tallboy transformation #2
Sep26

Tallboy transformation #2

You know I love a good reno.  And a little bit of DIY. Here are baby A’s drawers.  The original pine specimen was actually my husband’s from childhood.  He fashioned up the changetop in anticipation of our first babe.  It was functional, but not gorgeous.  I asked, very sweetly, for him to remove the nasty wooden handles and help me paint it a glossy, happy white.  He knows better than to argue when I’m pregnant and...

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Getting rid of the crap.

You would think that by now I would understand this: less stuff makes me happier. When we first moved into our house, we had a junk room. Each. Mine was mostly vintage clothes (selling on eBay was a good side income back then) ballet stuff, and uni textbooks/body of work. Journals, boxes of books… Stuff. His was Lego, world of Warcraft, miniatures, paint, a billion magic cards, and obsolete encyclopedias in 27 fortnightly...

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Danish, sleek and geek chic
Aug14

Danish, sleek and geek chic

With a business motto of ‘movement and balance’, you know that Danish designed, Flensted mobiles aren’t going to disappoint. I’ve been coveting this phenomenally beautiful masterpiece for some time and the Niels Bohr atomic mobile is absolute perfection. If you’re a little rusty on your atomic structure and quantum theory, here’s a quick run down.  This mobile has a story to tell: Niels Bohr was a...

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GIVEAWAY- Ash & Madi Bedlinen!
Mar31

GIVEAWAY- Ash & Madi Bedlinen!

Need some inspiration or a freshen-up for your child’s space? Score a gorgeous set of ash & madi bedlinen for your little one! a Rafflecopter giveaway New mum Marni Parry found it hard to get her hands on stylish and quality linen without spending a small fortune- so she decided to solve the problem herself! Since then her range has grown, including custom art prints and wall decals, with new lines regularly being added to...

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Roasted sweet potato, broccolini, and baby spinach salad
Feb18

Roasted sweet potato, broccolini, and baby spinach salad

The first of many from our very own Man in Apron, this salad matches some beautiful Japanese flavours with a healthy trio of vegetables, and is equally delicious served warm immediately after preparing, or cold as part of a packed lunch or picnic. Serves 4-6 (at least!) Ingredients vegetable oil or olive oil for cooking – 3-4 tablespoons cracked black pepper sea salt regular soy sauce (not dark/light etc.) – three...

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