My absolute favourite time of the day is when I have my cup of coffee.
A coffee ☕️ and a banana 🍌 everyday at 10am. Some days, ok most days, I also sneak in round two in the afternoons. It’s my thing. It’s my time, to just sit and take 5 and relax.
Today Savanah decided to make herself a cup of tea (I didn’t even know she liked tea 😂) and as she sat down with it, I heard her say to Noah, “I have just sat down with a cup of tea. Can it wait?” 😂
I had to laugh. She sounded just like me, and the conversation I usually have with her, everyday at cuppa time.
Ah like mumma like daughter. We just want to sit and enjoy the little things, uninterrupted 😊
5 days ago829
Who doesn’t love a good Dr Seuss quote? Or a Winnie the Pooh quote? Can anyone clarify for me where this one is from?
I always thought it was from Dr Seuss but it would seem that perhaps it’s from Winnie the Pooh also.
Either way, some of my most favourite quotes come from both.
Inspiring, uplifting, full of truth and life’s lessons to be learned. You can’t help but love them ❤️ And just Incase no one has told you today, You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think
AND More loved than you will ever know ❤️
6 days ago135
Oval Birch-wood Photo Blocks 23x30cm.
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7 days ago125
❤️ Find your tribe, love them hard ❤️ Yesterday and today I took some time out for a long overdue catch up with friends.
Friends who I have known forever, and others that I have only known for a short time. But I am so thankful for them all, and feel so blessed to have them in my life.
True genuine friendships, people who love me for me. There’s no agenda, there’s no fakeness, it’s just real, and it’s honest and it’s what home feels like. They love me, they support me and they want to spend time with me.
So when you find your tribe, whether they are old friends or new, love them, and cherish them. Some will be on this journey of life with us for a long time, and others for only a season. But all those who matter, will leave footprints on our heart that will last forever.
7 days ago650
Check out our new Little Warrior Princess set 👸🏻 Perfect for all of those little ladies, like my own, who are strong willed, bold and brave, tiny yet mighty, independent and fierce.
The little princesses, who will one day grow up to be great leaders because of their warrior spirits 🏹
School holidays. You either love them or you hate them. I love the ‘no routine’, that
comes with the holidays. The lazy lie ins, the stay in your pjs all day if you want, the relaxed, carefree vibe. I love having the kids at home, watching them play without a care in the world.
But today, oh my, today I have had the grumpiest 9 year old in the world. I can’t even look at her without having my head bitten off. I had big plans for us to go bowling but she even refused to do that. I’m not sure if she is tired, getting sick, or if she just got out of bed on the wrong side.
Whatever it is, I’m praying she is happy and cheery again tomorrow. This mumma can’t do another day like this. Be happy little lady. Be bright. Be you 🙏🏻😊
I had my first day back at work today after a week off and although it was tough getting back into a morning routine, I can honestly say that I love my job and the people I work with.
I arrived to find some little ‘welcome back’ pressies on my desk. A banana 🍌 (I may have a slight obsession), and not one, but two beestings 🍰 (Another slight obsession)
Two of my most most favourite foods, in the world, all of which have now been consumed 🤢
They know me oh so well. I definitely felt the love ❤️ Speaking of love, what do you think our new ‘Little Chief’ set 🏹
I have my ‘boys creative’ on at the moment, but I will be working on some girls sets in the next few days, so all those with little ladies, sit tight, the pinks are coming 💝
10 days ago761
Oh my goodness, what a glorious Autumn day it has been here today 🍂 More like a beautiful Spring Day actually. The sun was out and it was amazing 🌞 When I finally walked outside and realised that is 😬
I spent 6 hours straight, in front of my computer, sorting 2000 photographs into date order. I have never cursed my OCD so much, as I did today.
What an absolute waste of a day 😬
The kiddies on the other hand, had a ball. The IPads were packed away, the tv turned off, and they spent it outside, under the sprinkle, using water guns, and playing make believe. They played beautifully for hours, no fighting, no arguing, no complaining. It was amazing.
Sunshine and pretend play, what could be better 😊
11 days ago239
Be Brave Little Bear 🐻
Have Courage Little Lion 🦁
Live Wild Little Tiger 🐯
Slowly, slowly, slowly building up our range of blocks, but oh my goodness, my impatient self is not coping 😂 who else likes everything done ‘yesterday’ ?
I cannot seem to find enough hours in the day, to get all of these design ideas out of my head and onto the computer.
One down, hundreds to go...here’s a peek at our new ‘Little Wild’ set, hot off the press for your Sunday evening ❤️
12 days ago1980
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a perfectionist. If I am going to do something, then I am going to do it well or not at all. That’s just me. It’s both a blessing and a curse.
But I do know that life itself is not perfect. It is not something that I can control and somehow I am ok with that.
Life’s ebbs and flows, Ups and downs, Happiness and sorrows, Successes and failures are all part of a journey. If i try to make it a perfect journey, then I will miss all of the lessons that I need to learn along the way. Instead it’s about embracing the imperfect and finding a way to make it wonderful 😊
13 days ago476
HAPPY FRIDAY 🌸
How cute is our set of individual letter blocks ?
Did you know that all of our blocks can be customized and designed to suit any style you like. You simply choose the colours, illustrations, and quotes, and I do the rest 😊
✖️DM me to discuss and order your set today ✖️
Today we are celebrating my birthday (little shameless plug right there) 🎈Actually it’s more like acknowledging. I feel like if I don’t celebrate, I won’t actually be any older. That’s how it works right ? Or celebrate, but your age starts to go backwards every birthday instead of forwards 😊
Anyway, however it works, it’s the one day of the year that you are guaranteed a happy day. The kids behave, you are surrounded by family, friends and love, you can eat cake and not feel guilty, actually eat LOTS and LOTS of cake and not feel guilty, and you get to do what you love.
Today we are going to check out @artvo_melbourne and I am so excited 😊
So in light of my ‘happy day’ I’ve decided to offer 20% for all orders placed before midnight.
DM to order 😊
15 days ago662
Check out these amazing little plants from @onthesouthco 🍃
My ever talented daughter, has started her own little side hobby, making concrete pots and growing succulents. Graphic designer by day and crazy plant lady by night 😂
Today is her 23rd birthday so why don’t you show her some birthday love and throw her a follow over on her page @onthesouthco 🎁🎈❤️ Enjoy your Wednesday peeps, we are off to the @greatoceanrdchocolaterie for birthday celebrations and to drown ourselves in all things chocolate. What a tough day it will be 😂🍫
16 days ago263
Who else has extremely tired, yet over the top hyperactive children? Not enough sleep and too much sugar has definitely taken its toll 😳
We are heading off on a little beach getaway today, and the 2.5 hour car trip is either going to blissfully peaceful whilst they sleep 😴, or agonizingly painful whilst they scream and fight 🤯. Wish me luck 😊🤞🏻
18 days ago755
🐰H A P P Y | E A S T E R 🐰
How many of you have had eggs for breakfast? Of the chocolate variety 🍫 🥚 😊
It’s the one day of the year where my kids don’t ask for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner. They just feast on chocolate, all day long 😂
19 days ago144
I have two very excited children on my hands. Schools out, it’s Easter, and Easter in Bendigo is always AMAZING 🙌🏻 A 3 day Festival, jam packed with activities and so many fun things to do.
Today we are going to join the crowds and check out the craft market followed by some amusement rides for the kidlets. And then this mumma might try and squeeze in a sneaky lunch if the kids aren’t too out of control 🙊
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends - John 15:13
Happy Hump Day 😌
I finally got a chance to watch the movie Wonder over the weekend. What a beautiful, heartwarming story that shows how love, friendship and acceptance can prevail ❤️ I think we often forget that kindness is free to give, but priceless to receive. We should sprinkle that stuff everywhere 🤗
Keeping it simple with this custom order name block. Less is definitely more 😌
Less tears, more smiles 😊| Less envy, more kindness 🤗 | Less texting, more connection 🤝 | Less possessions, more generosity 💸| Less criticizing, more praising 🙌🏻 | Less shouting, more laughter 😂 | Less distractions, more time ⏱ | Less worry, more contentment 😌 | Less depression, more happiness 😀 | Less hate, more love ❤️
A couple of days ago my 7 year old son picked up my phone and asked Siri, “how do you impress girls?” At the time I laughed, because I couldn’t quite believe that he had said it, let alone that he even knew what it meant.
Later, I sat him down and told him, you don’t ever need to impress anyone. You are you, and people will love you for who you are. Don’t ever change to get the attention of others. Stay true to yourself. Just be you. Today, tomorrow and always. And don’t be in a hurry to grow up little man. Stay little for a while longer please ❤️
25 days ago646
🎊 CONGRATULATIONS TO @raising.her.wild who is the winner of the recent Easter Loop we were involved in.
This gorgeous little 3 stack will soon be headed your way.
We hope you love them ❤️
S M I L E it’s the weekend 😊
I am sitting down with a much needed coffee, and feeling ever so grateful for everything in my life at the moment.
I have happy, healthy children, beautiful family and friends, a job that I love, and a little business that is my absolute passion. I get to create and do something that I love, everyday. How lucky am I ?
It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of life, in the busyness, the chaos, the ground hog day feeling. I am so guilty of that. But today I’m taking 5 and appreciating all that I have. I am certainly feeling very blessed right now ❤️
27 days ago134
My little cherubs have gone off to school today, looking their very best, ready for their school photos.
I don’t know about you, but every year I buy their school photos, I ohhh and ahhh when I get them back, only to stash them away and never look at them again 🙊
Gone are the days when I was young, and your school photo would be on display all year round. Whether it was hideous or not 😂
That being said, I definitely love photos of my beautiful children on display. And what better was to display them than on our blocks.
The gorgeous photos on these blocks are of my daughter Savanah, and were taken by the ever talented Elisa from @little.soles.co 💕
28 days ago541
One of my biggest dreams is to travel, but circumstances, money and my fear of flying, has always stopped me.
So instead I dream and pray that one day this might change and travel might actually happen for me.
Until then, a small piece of me is already seeing the world. My little blocks have now made it to every state in Australia, and have gone as far as New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the USA ✈️ It blows my mind and warms my heart 💕 🇦🇺 🇳🇿 🇱🇰 🇺🇸
How gorgeous does Mr Grey and Mr Eagle look on our blocks?
Such mighty fierce little warriors if ever I did see 🏹
Did you know that you can also purchase these illustrations as prints.
Head to www.whitefoxtribe.etsy.com to shop the full range 💕
30 days ago553
Wow! I have woken up to find I’ve reached 600 followers 🙌🏻 My first little Instagram milestone.
I am blown away by the love and support that you have all shown me since joining Instagram. Thank you so much, it means the world ❤️ Shelly xx
This quote is so fitting right now and just so happens to be one of my all time favourites 😊
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire 🔥
A little 4 stack custom creation for your Monday evening 💝
I don’t know about you but I am loving the peachy pinks and grey palette for this set. What do you think? 🎨 Illustration - ‘Angel’ from @isla_dream_prints 🙌🏻
I recently had the absolute pleasure of designing a ‘letter block’, for the lovely Kim, from @dear_daisy_madeline for her daughter Daisy.
Its not often that I get custom requests for something a little different to what I would normally do, so I was very excited when Kim requested to have a letter on the block.
A little love letter from a mummy, to her baby girl, is so precious, so timeless and the most beautiful of keepsakes 💕
1 month ago841
So I have decided that time away for yourself, is actually good for the soul. I have had such a lovely weekend, some much needed time out, lots of shopping, catching up with old friends, great food, lots of laughs and fabulous company.
And that’s all before I even saw Ed Sheeran. What an incredibly talented, amazing and humble man he is. His show was outstanding and I am beyond thrilled that I was able to go.
To think that 6 years ago he was playing at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne, to a crowd of 3000, to now playing at Etihad Stadium, for a crowd of 65,000. Pretty impressive for a one man show.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer 💙
1 month ago444
The sun is out and it is a glorious day. I am off on my little weekend away, and about to hit the shops....let’s hope my bank balance can keep up ☀️🛍 💵
Check out our new stacking blocks featuring the divine artwork of @whitefoxtribe 💝
You can check out the full range of @whitefoxtribe illustrations, which are available to purchase, at their Etsy store
1 month ago553
I am always on the lookout for new quotes that I can use on my blocks, and today I came across this one, by @a.j.lawless and I loved it so much that I thought I would share ⛈
What are some of your favourite quotes?
Help me out and give me some inspiration 🤔
👉🏻 H E L L O L O N G W E E K E N D 👈🏻 I am super excited for this long weekend 🙌🏻. I am heading off to Melbourne for a girls weekend, my first one EVER, without children, where there will be copious amounts of shopping 🛍, a long awaited date with Ed Sheeran 🎫 and 2 full days of not working.....I may not come home 😊
How adorable is the polar bear featured on our set of 3 stacking blocks for little Hunter. Another beautiful illustration from the talented @moniquedigitalart
1 month ago1053
Who rules the world? G I R L S
Here’s to all of the strong, amazing, courageous, powerful, successful, beautiful, capable, talented, valuable and gorgeous girls out there 💕
Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s empower one another, and be the best role models we can be, to our future generation of girls 👩👧 Strong women, may we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them 💕
Anyone who knows me will agree that i'm not a toot my own horn kind of person, I prefer to toot other peoples horns, cause lets be serious I think they deserve it more than me!
However with all the energy, time and love we put into each piece we create I really want to share this with you all.
Knowing our clients love their personalised pieces we create for them warms my heart and makes me smile.
Thank you for supporting us and for the amazing feedback 💙
1 month ago168
Hump day already!! My goodness the weeks are flying by.
There is only 3 weeks left of Term One, yet it feels like school has just gone back.
If only we could find a way to slow time 😊
Here is a sneak peak of some blocks, that are part of a custom set for a precious little lady 😊
Today my little lady, Savanah Joy, turns 9.
She is my little firecracker. So full of personality and confidence, so full of life, but most of all, so full of love.
She has such a servant heart, always willing to help, and she also has such a spirit of encouragement, forever complimenting people and building them up.
In 9 years she has turned my world upside down....I can only imagine what the next 9 bring.
Happy birthday my darling girl, I love you more 😘
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Last month I had the absolute pleasure of giving my close friends Eb and Damian, a set of blocks after the birth of their first baby.
Eb had purchased many blocks from me over the years, as baby gifts for others, and we often talked about when she had a baby, and what sort of blocks I would make.
So I was thrilled when she told me they were having a baby, and I could finally make a set of blocks for their new bub.
This gorgeous set of farmyard inspired blocks was the end result....a beautiful keepsake for precious little Ireland 😊