One of my favourite parts of being a mama 💕
When you are at the park with ya boy @kiwi_grl
🥦WIN $1,000!!!🥦 From this box of vegetables many of us would waste at least a third of it by throwing it out or letting it go bad. Rabodirect want to help us change that! With the Root to Tip competition they are wanting Kiwis to create a dish using fruit and/or vegetables from root to tip with minimal waste and share your recipe idea and photo on your social media channels with the hashtag #Raboroottotip
. You could win $1000 Premium Saver Account with RaboDirect or one of 10 seasonal food kits!!!! Such a cool idea and so easy, closing date is the 31st of July so get entering!
Some top tips for the vegetables you may love - Broccoli is a big favourite in our house, don’t just use the tips. Peel the outside layer of the stalks and use the whole thing next time you cook up a pot. Carrot tops are to be loved not discarded! Try them in a delicious pesto, they are totally edible! You can eat an entire pumpkin, from the seeds to the flesh to the skin. Ginger makes a great addition to sweet and savoury recipes and you can also use it in everything from tea to making it into a house plant! I look forward to seeing your ideas.
Eeek! We now have these beautiful linen bows made by @little__nz
that match our garments on our website 😍😍😍
Go get some pretties!
Probably my most favourite Bakery I’ve found in my 2.5 years in Christchurch/Selwyn! Good pies, good coffee, good service 🙌🏻👌🏻
Have you seen our bracelet cones yet, these are perfect for storing and displaying your bracelets. If you're anything like me your bracelets are all in a tangle in your jewellery box! Our bracelet (and ring) cones are all handmade and hand painted by me right here in beautiful NZ. 🙋
We currently have a couple of black ring cone sets in stock too, you’ll have to be quick to snap them up before they sell out as I can hardly keep up with demand through these cold wet months. 🙈
Mr Levi ready for aunties wedding
Spring photos through back
Hi 🙋🏻♀️ I’m Charlene - the face behind the blog - Teacher by trade, Mother by nature. I started this wee blog 4 years ago when my son was a few months old, to document the start of my declutter journey - and oh what a journey it has been!
I have completed @mariekondo
‘s KonMari method in my home as well as a number of challenges - including @organised_house
’s 20 Days to Clean and Organise Your Home ; all (except 1) of @organisingthe4ofus
‘ Project 14 and @konmarimyjoyfulhome
’s ‘12 Weeks to Tidy’ KonMari Challenge (what can I say, I love a good challenge - and love sharing my journey with YOU!) I have shared kids activities (like the School Holiday Ideas Jar) & crafts, kids parties, mumlife, personal posts about depression and anxiety, Taking Stock and getting in the picture, plus much more. You can find these on my blog - link in bio.
This blog has been my saviour, my 5th wall, my creative outlet, and a place where I can share my journey - in the hope that I inspire others. I’ve also been lucky enough to be asked to help people organise spaces in their home! (Something I really love doing)
Lately, I have been toying with the idea of a name change for quite some time now - I want it to be more inline with where I am heading...don’t get me wrong - ‘Teacher by trade, Mother by Nature’ is who I am and what I do (I’m a teacher and a mum), but it is a long name and sometimes hard to remember 😂,- so with that being said...watch this space...a new name/rebrand might be coming soon 🙊 eek!
What are your thoughts? Keep the Name? Or Yay! Exciting for new beginnings!
Family trip into the city today, and Korah's first cafe visit at @c1espresso.
Not that he noticed since he slept the whole time! Note I managed to get dressed and presentable 😂 I'm shattered now though after walking through the city. This postpartum recovery is a slow business, but it was good to get out into the real world for a bit and not just feel like a milk machine!
I'm seriously counting down the minutes until the girls go to bed so I can pig out on ice cream in peace 😂 I'm also counting down the hours until school is back so I can regain "some" sanity!
Flashback to last weekend - Minecraft world brownie cake 🎂 for the 7 year old 😃 Apparently I got "most" of the details correct, so I'll take that as a win 😂 #kidcritics
...Wonder how long it'll take the kids to find me ... Or the chocolate 😝
Have you read this one? What did you think? 😃 #christianwhite
Huge restock of our earrings including these purple beauties which sold out within seconds last time 🙈. To celebrate our restock we have a discount code for you 🤗
2FOR25 or 3FOR30
I was watching the sun go down last night when I noticed it went down half an hour later 🙌 Summer is coming!!! (slowly I shall admit)
How is this not-so-little chicken nugget two in 12 days. I swear it was only yesterday he turned one 😭 he drives me fucking mental at times, but he really is the sweetest thing
Two weeks today with this squishy guy 💙
Let's pretend I posted this a week ago... 😴😴😴
|| SCHOOL HOLIDAY IDEAS JAR || DAY 9: Build a Fort
Today’s activity was so much fun! Miss B came home today after a few days up north which was perfect timing because today’s activity was ‘build a fort’ and that’s exactly what we did! We took over the living room and built forts! We bought some more Nerf bullets and an extra Nerf for Mum & had a Nerf fight! Yes, even I played - can’t let the kids have all the fun, right?
It’s the last day of using our School Holiday Ideas Jar tomorrow...I can’t wait to see what we are going to do! I have thoroughly enjoyed our school holidays and feel like I have actually had a good break! It’s been about the kids and making memories with them. I have managed to tackle a few jobs from my to-do list too (home related), so that’s a bonus.
How have your holidays been? What has been your highlight?
to the great fun we had yesterday, thanks to @aucklandlive
An age old story retold with a different spin, we met Woolfy - a vege-matarian in his quest to find friendship. An absolutely wonderful performance by some great performers, the show was loved by all - kids are still talking about it today 👍
Only on till the 21st so be in quick! 😃 🔥🔥 P.S. Check out #instastories
for a preview 😃😃
I blinked and she’s standing. When Eve was a newborn I dreaded hearing over and over that they ‘grow so fast’ when every day in that first few weeks felt like eternity to me. To say I was fatigued is an understatement. It was just Jonny & I with all our family far away. Eve never slept well. Jonny was sick in the first two weeks, so it was mostly just me. Twenty Four Seven. But we made it and looking back it really is true. They really do grow in a blink. As exhausted as I was I didn’t wish away that time and in hindsight I’m so glad I didn’t. New Mamas, hang in there it gets easier 😌 & a side note..Knot Headbands 🧡
Do you love them as much as I do?
Maybe I’ll run a give away, if you guys reeeeeallly want.. 😍
Hey mamas! So thank you again for all your orders over the weekend just been. I've gotten half of the orders sewn and sent out and the other half should hopefully be sewn today and tomorrow ❤
❣️💓Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
– Robert Browning” ❣️💓
Whew! Today was a big day for us. We got all your orders out despite a chaotic morning where my poor little baby girl threw up. A lot. 😪 Thank you to everyone who has ordered from us so far. We’re so grateful for your support of our small business and our family. We look forward to seeing you in our products and please tag us in all your adorable pics! We are always looking to improve and will gladly receive any feedback you have in our DM’s. In the mean time here’s to another day. The sun in all its glory has set but it will rise again tomorrow. ✨
Also Eve is wearing our Top Knot Headband in the softest caramel colour. Available soon 👀 #watchthisspace