House October 2, 2016

Second Nature Botanicals


I first met Kirsty Shorten in East Fremantle which resulted in an hour ‘coffee catch-up’ and a shopping trip down George Street. I found out she used to work in the mining industry (like me) and has now started her own natural home and cleaning products which are safe for kids and pets. I absolutely love her products and asked her a few questions about her products and business…

Fashion and Beauty June 29, 2016

5 ways to wear a 90’s slip dress for Winter

Lyst, Givenchy slip dress

Stuck in a rut during winter wearing the same uniform of ripped jeans, boots and jacket? If you are like me and have been loving 90’s inspired slip dresses, why not try styling them differently so you can wear them right through winter too?

So what is it about the slip dress that is making a comeback right now? Well, unlike other 90’s fashion like flannel shirts, chunky platforms and high waist ‘mother jeans’, the slip dress is very chic and sleek. It’s actually mind boggling that it actually faded off the fashion radar since it’s such a wearable staple item that should belong in every female’s wardrobe. Here are 5 ways to style the slip dress this winter:

Parenting and Kids March 22, 2016

Marnie’s Birth Story


Meet Marnie! She is now 9 weeks and we love her to bits. Both Lily and Nyla adore her and surprisingly they have coped really well with the new addition. The birth went really well and I really do credit hypnobirthing for getting over my initial fear of childbirth and having calm birthing experiences. Read on if you would like to know more about my birthing experience with Marnie…

Parenting and Kids January 5, 2016

Third trimester third time around

I’m well into my third trimester now as I’m officially 38 weeks so the countdown is definitely on. This is my third pregnancy (which has gone beyond the second trimester) so I’m pretty confident somewhat but having two young ones makes it hard to focus on myself like I did with my other two pregnancies. So how is this pregnancy (third time around) different?

Fashion and Beauty November 24, 2015

Expect in Style Maternity Fashion


During my third trimester and to cope with the summer heat, I know I have to rely less on hiding behind layers but having my large bump on show in dresses and loose fitting separates. From my experience, it’s a lot easier to just pull something out of your wardrobe which is catered for pregnancy and not try to work with only 5% of your existing wardrobe and it not being the best fit – i.e. like when your midi skirt becomes a mini skirt or your t-shirts become stretched out crop tops!

Parenting and Kids August 31, 2015

Two becomes Three…


Image – Lily with some news to tell…but Nyla won’t be liking it…

So you might not be aware…but I am now 20 weeks pregnant! At this stage (when I was pregnant with Lily and Nyla) I would have announced it all over Facebook and dedicated two posts to this already. But this time, the whole ‘been there done that’, rings true and I haven’t felt the urgency to announce it to everyone.