Sunday, 30 March 2014

"A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Eulalie: Such a tactile creature. If her fingers aren't in her mouth, they're stroking her belly button, or (annoyingly) they're down my top constantly. But yet - despite this somewhat infantile characteristic - this girl is mature beyond her years, so very switched on.

Marguerite: Playing with big sisters toys on big sisters bed is her idea of heaven.

 Linking up with Practising Simplicity.

hello milky | linen for little ones

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

I recently made the decision to create a shared bedroom for the girls. I love the idea of sisters sharing a sleep space while they're little, and it frees up a room in our house that can be utilised as a shared office / play area. This way, the clutter of toys can be kept out of their bedroom, leaving a calm little retreat filled with books, soft toys, floor cushions and beautiful textiles.

When imagining how the room would look and feel, I knew I wanted to incorporate natural linen bedding. Not only is linen beautiful, it's also extremely practical for kids; getting better with everyday wash and wear (and the more crumpled and 'lived-in' it looks, the better)!

Hello Milky linens are designed and made by hand in Melbourne, Australia. Using eco friendly inks, Jess handprints and/or dyes each individual piece, making every item truly one of a kind. Jess was lovely enough to send me some of her beautiful linens for the girls' new room. I just love that they coordinate without being too "matchy". I chose a toddler doona cover in pink spots for Marguerite and commissioned Jess to make a colourwash single doona cover for Lalie.

When they arrived I literally gasped out loud at the most perfect shade of muted pink! I cannot wait to complete the room and give you the full tour!

Hello Milky is offering one claire day readers 10% off on all orders - just use the code: oneclaireday. 

...but don't delay in pacing an order - The Hello Milky store will be temporarily closing on Friday while Jess is on maternity leave, so she won't be taking orders for a good few months!

It also must be noted that single doona covers are temporarily unavailable, but plenty of toddler/cot sized designs are available plus a variety of sheets, cushions and accessories.

Colourwash doona cover in musk (only toddler size available at this stage)
Linen / cotton toddler donona cover in pink spot
Twinkle star cushion cover in dusty pink
Petite circle cushion in dusty pink/chambray

All items C/O Hello Milky.

strip it back

Monday, 24 March 2014

When life gets overwhelming, the obvious thing to do (apart from bury your head in the sand - something I'm an expert at!) is to strip everything back to basics; free yourself of the physical, mental and emotional clutter. These last few weeks I've been using my spare minutes to reclaim some space in my life. I've decided there's too much 'stuff' in my world taking up precious room that just shouldn't be here.

I'm not only talking about the physical things (I'm dropping 7 full garbage bags at my local Vinnies tomorrow) but more than anything, there's so much emotional baggage that I need to shed, too (if only it was as easy as dropping it at my closest donation bin!).

I've got a multi-leg journey to embark on; one that will see me face a few demons, introduce a few positive changes, and most importantly - embrace my imperfections.

I'm moving on up into the front seat... this is my life; I'm finally showing up and owning it!

 (okay, I'm done. You can start clapping now ;)


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Eulalie: The morning of her first ballet class. I asked her to sit on our gorgeous new Marigold rug from Armadillo & Co to put her little dance shoes on ($2 score from the op-shop!). She LOVED the class (and I might have nearly died from the cuteness...)

Marguerite: (confession: This photo was totally taken a couple of weeks ago!) I don't get much one-on-one time with her... it's almost like she just comes along for the (crazy) ride. She's always on my hip as I go about the busyness of the everyday. I love it when we get a moment to lay together on the bed, getting to know each other a little more. How gorgeous is her little onesie, a gift from a treasured friend ...nothing sweeter than a baby in pointelle.

 Linking up with Practising Simplicity.


Sunday, 16 March 2014

"A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Eulalie and Marguerite: In my heart of hearts, somehow I think I always knew I'd have daughters. Sometimes... when I see you both together, I almost have to pinch myself... I feel so blessed to have such healthy and happy children.

Linking up with Jodi.


Saturday, 15 March 2014

"A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Eulalie: It looks as though this cheeky, happy face was directed at camera... but it was actually an enthusiastic greeting for a little Marguerite who was perched on my hip (she'd just woken from her nap).

Marguerite: Oh the cheekiness! 

Linking up with Jodi.

ten on ten | march

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Hello! It's been a while... I'm trying to get my blogging mojo back. It's been a pretty rough month - the real low point being a trip to hospital after my lingering cough had progressed to a mild pneumonia. I'm feeling much better after antibiotics, but my body and mind are completely exhausted. I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately trying to deal with feeling unwell, sleep deprivation, filthy house, blah blah blah. Of course, there's been lots of joy and fun times too... life is such a mixed bag, isn't it?

- My little blondie in the morning sun
- Bed hair and Humpty Dumpty eggs
- Nappy change (such long toes!)
- It's still hot here, but there's something in the air that has me making porridge sprinkled with cinnamon
- A quick pooch smooch before heading to the aquarium
- "Nemo's!!"
- Our yearly pass to the aquarium is the best family investment - such a good morning out!
- Afternoon nap (Another double-finger-sucker!)
- A routine check-up
- In her own little world at bath time

Joining in with the 10 on 10 project.


Friday, 7 March 2014

"A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Eulalie: "Mum, yook! My feet are sparsiling!"

Marguerite: Always chomping fingers, always has be on someones lap. I forgot how tiring the 6 month mark was... my girls don't handle teething well at all!

Linking up with Jodi.

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