Back in the nappy game!

Rule number 1 as a parent… Never shout from the roof tops that your kids are sleeping through the night, eating all their veges, never fight with siblings or completely toilet trained…I guarantee it will come back to bite you in the butt!

The latter is the case with me.  Kingston turned 3 in March and  like the other two kids as soon as they were toilet trained, we cut nappies out completely (even at night), here I am now with him at 3 1/2 doing a total backflip as pretty much every night over the last few weeks he has wet the bed, even if I take him to the toilet right before sleep. 

I have heard of kids going backwards sometimes with bed wetting  but nevertheless I am back in the nappy market and what perfect timing, as Woolworths kindly offered me to try their new and improved range of Little One’s nappies.

This sweet nappy bouquet was delivered to my door and now every night after our bath we put on a nappy and hope for the best (at least it can save my washing)!  

I have really been impressed with the nappies new design, strength and durability….We have had a few little accidents but thankfully now the little man can sleep dry and sound throughout the night!

I must admit I used to do my shopping at Woolworths and buy my nappies at the Chemist, however after trialing this new range I can now say that thankfully I can grab my groceries and toddler supplies under the one roof!

So there we are, hopefully this will be phased out quickly! I have also started a sticker chart to reward his dry nights….if he has a week of dry nappies he can choose a treat.
It’s not ideal, but let them be little and take each hurdle one step at a time!

Click here to shop the range of Little One’s nappies and wipes.

Oh and please, any tips with this are very appreciated! X 

A room fit for a Princess

Honoured to be asked to style a space at One Fine Baby, Sydney…I mean how could you say no when  your subject is the best in kids bedding, dresses and accessories??!!

My sister and I took on this 5x3m space with the same vision and were really happy with the outcome.  

Our job was to create a space utilizing the latest range of Incy Interiors, Tutu Du Monde and Olli Ella. Such a migical combination!

We envisaged a Room fit for a Princess – pink hues, greys, soft linen, floaty tulle, soft rugs and gorgeous wicker baskets stacked and overflowing with gorgeousness! I really love the new velvet range from Incy Interiors! That Ottoman! And also the stunning Olli Ella Beni rug….been on my wishlists for forevs! All tied together with the one and only Tutu Du Monde…showing off soft pink/ cream tulle and beaded dresses…I mean all girls would dream of these in her wardrobe!

Nicola and I bought a few beautiful books, dolls and props to add a more personal touch and were both really happy with the classy, yet soft and girly space.

We also went back on Sunday to have a look around and let the kids see the Ben and Holly stage show! Big weekend! I need a nanna nap!!

0h and this years standout….the gorgeous whites of Incy Interiors stall! (Last pic).

X b

My Sydney 

One of the worlds most livable and lovable cities! I am proud to call Sydney my home and excited to share my favourite things to do, eat and see from North, South, East and West (and a little in the middle) I know where the best coffee is, favourite kids spots, hotels beaches etc…come on my Sydney tour and live like a local. Click link below to read my 4 day itinerary of Sydney I put together for MasterCard.

 Queen of Queenstown

One word….Breathtaking! As soon as the plane was descending over the Mountains into Queeenstown I was stuck to the window like glue, I couldn’t believe the beauty of the snow covered mountains!!

The quick 15 minute drive from the airport to the heart of Queenstown was stunning, The Remarkables behind us, Coronet Peak to the right and the beautiful lake Wakatipu reflecting the stunning surroundings!  I had a lovely Taxi driver who pointed lots of interesting facts out to me, including the lake which at its deepest is 400m! And bloody freezing!!

We were lucky with the Weather though, the locals said it is sometimes down to -16•, however most days it got up to 5 or 6 degrees for us.

The village itself is lovely, and we really didn’t feel like we were in another Country, just a beautifully landscaped snow village. We stayed at St Moritz hotel which was cozy, tastefully furnished and had lovely rooms looking over the lake and snowy mountains, plus a short walk to town….I was delighted to see a Country Road and Witchery amongst the Village and the Patagonia Chocolate Shop was lovely!

We had a lovely night out for my Sisters 40th at Pub on Wharf by the water, lots of family joined for a yummy dinner, drinks and a bday cake. Most of the gang had been skiing so we’re pretty tired and we enjoyed relaxing by the fire.

The next day we took a trip to the quaint Arrowtown (a sweet little Old Western Style of town)  30 mins out of Queenstown, we had a nice lunch here at Provisions cafe and a wonder around the snow capped streets.

I headed back for a nap (as that’s what you do when you don’t have kids with you)!! Then out to the popular Botswana Butchery for the most amazing meal! Famous for their delicious meats and very serious with how it is cooked, just the adults sipped wine and enjoyed a very civilized meal and planned the next day’s adventures….

After a lovely breakfast in the hotel, we walked up to The Gondola (after a takeaway coffee from Bespoke Kitchen) and caught the sky chair to the top of the mountain…the views were incredible and the Luge ride looked like lots of fun winding down the mountain!

A wander back through the village to the hotel to pick up my bags and off to the airport…a quick 48 hrs in Queentown but plenty of time to see and do many things (although there were a few more restaurants on my list).

An amazing holiday and now planning to come back with the fam for a skiing holiday! X b

Faves of Queenstown

  • Vudu cafe for coffee, treats and lunch
  • Patagonia chocolates for sweet treats
  • Bespoke Kitchen for coffee and lunch
  • Pub on wharf – great food and live music
  • Fergburger – ridiculously popular for burgers and after ski hangs.
  • Botswana butchery – beautiful fine dining focused on meat.