Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Kym Nappy Bag Review- Storksak

March 21, 2018

I have had my fair share of nappy bags and have always found something wrong with each one... until I was introduced to Storksak. I used my first Storksak bag a few years ago now and it’s still going strong. I started using one of their backpacks and from that moment on I fell in love with the brand! So when I got given the opportunity to review one of their new nappy bags I was beyond happy.

The Kym features 
Two side drop in pockets- (fits both my girls bottles)
Detachable long should straps and patented stroller straps 
Seven internal pockets with one zipper
Deep slip front pocket
Durable leather 
Metal chunky zips 
Zipped insulated bottle holder- Fluids are kept warm or cool for up to four hours

Madison and Macie are no longer babies, but I still need to take just as much out for long days out, including things for myself and love how the Kym fits EVERYTHING. Carrying this around really makes me feel stylish, comfortable and confident that it will last a long time. 

Ladies trust me ! If you are looking for a nappy bag, this is the one.  


Leave a comment on what nappy bag you use, or if you use the Kym let me know what you think of it. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Toilet training - My tips

March 14, 2018
The time has come to start toilet training Macie. I honestly cannot remember exactly what I did when I toilet trained Madison, so this time I decided to just go with it. 

It’s worked SO well, I wanted to share what we did with you all. Feel free to comment if any of these worked for you or what you did differently.

Don’t start too early- I tried to start early with Madison and it just delayed us more. With Macie I waited till she was ready, She showed signs she was ready; sitting down and copying when Madison sat down on potty.

Make your child feel special and grown up- This will help them engage in the process, show them your proud of their achievements. 

Take them shopping for big girl/boy underwear. Let them pick the colour and characters they like, and encourage them to share their successes with family and siblings.

Start with pull up nappys for 1-2 weeks- Macie was very excited that she was using “undies” like Madison! She loved pulling her nappy pants down and up again- that really helped her get excited about the whole process. We used baby love as we found it easy for her to pull up and down as it has the stretchy waist. Shop Babylove HERE

Patience- When I started to feel Macie was ready, we went to the toilet every 10 mins!! Even if we were out- now I’m slowly working it up to 15 minutes, 20 minutes etc. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a long time- potty training does take a while and they can feel us getting all worked up.

New potty- Madison had a potty and Macie knows that was Madison’s. We decided to use a “New” Special potty; Dreambaby recently launched a new potty called the EZY-POTTY. Designed to make the first stage of potty-training easier, Her special potty was a hit! It has a ergonomic contoured back rear for that added support, very lightweight making it easy for Macie to carry it into the car ready to visit family and show off her potty. Shop Dreambaby HERE

Hope these tips helped. 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Mums versatile bag- Sash and Belle

February 28, 2018
I love supporting Australian brands and today I want to introduce you to an Aussie bag label which I love -Sash and Belle.

Sash and Belle was founded in 2013 by Canberrean-based designer, Kristy McPhillips, and offers quality as well as vegan accessories for businesswomen, mums, and everyday handbag collectors.

As a mumma of two, working part time and being a blogger, I need a high quality bag which looks great. This especially helps when having my two little girls around. 

I  usually look for a versatile bag that I am able to use for any occasion. To take with me to my girls dance lessons, the shopping centre and to work. Sash and Belle Kennedy Bag is my new best friend! 

Why I love it:
100% genuine leather cowhide
Adjustable cross body strap 
Flap closure with magnetic stud
1 interior zip pocket with phone pouch 
1 external zip compartment 
Silver hardware 
100% cotton lined interior 

To all ladies out there, I highly recommend the Sash and Belle Kennedy bag ! Leave a comment if you have any further questions about the bag and let me know what you think xxx

Check out Sash and Belle HERE

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Review- Carbon Coco tooth whitening

February 15, 2018
I’ve been trying out Carbon Coco activated charcoal toothpaste and tooth polish for a few weeks now, and have been very impressed. Carbon Coco is an Australian company that provides all-natural vegan friendly alternatives to oral care and teeth whitening. As a massive coffee drinker, I need something that will do the job fast... This has been a saviour. 

The Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish-
Unlike the usual activated charcoal from health stores, this is made of finely milled Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal with a hint of Bentonite Clay and Lemon Myrtle.
This special formula is proven to be very gentle yet effective in detoxifying the mouth and removing stains! It has zero taste and smell.

Dip a wet toothbrush in the jar (just lightly coat the brush- a little goes a long way!), brush in gentle circles for 2-3 min, rinse and brush with the toothpaste.
Use this before bedtime to give time for any residue to dislodge overnight. Results are usually seen in 7-14 days.

The Activated Charcoal Toothpaste-
This is a toothpaste formula that doesn’t have fluoride. It also contains a magic ingredient: activated charcoal!
The toothpaste is black but turns into white foam while brushing, and it has a yummy minty taste.
The toothpaste is designed to protect your teeth from further staining throughout the day, so you won’t mess up your results if you love coffee like me!!  

Brush with this toothpaste after using the tooth polish at night and in place of your regular toothpaste during the day. 

I give this product a 10/10 and highly recommend. I’ll never go back now! My new favourite.

Have you tried this before? Let me know in the comments x

Friday, 9 February 2018

Green Grape Smoothie

February 09, 2018
Grapes are loaded with nutrients! They are rich in potassium, calcium and vitamin CGrape skin and grape seeds contain antioxidants that are good for kids. I’m so happy my girls LOVE grapes, They eat them everyday so I make sure my fridge is always stocked up with them.

Recently we have been having Grape Co Australia  Cotton candy grapes! Yes they are called Cotton Candy. They taste just like the old-fashioned favourite! This is a green, seedless grape with a  flavour that bares an uncanny likeness to fairy floss. 

My girls LOVE them so I decided to make them a quick easy Green grape smoothie,  and it’s been a hit.

What you need
3 cups green grapes 
1 cup Yogurt 
Small handful of spinach 
2 tablespoon water

Blend them all together and that’s it! Green smoothie packed with nutrition.

If you try this one let me know x

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Back to Work: 5 snacks you can keep at your desk for a healthier 2018

February 07, 2018
With February already here,  Blackmores Wellbeing Coach and Naturopath Danielle Steedman shows how to fast track your optimum wellbeing goals in 2018 by keeping healthy in the office.. Here are her top picks on what you should be snacking on during the work week.

1. Unsalted nuts and seeds – These are packed with natural fats and energy, so a handful of nuts and seeds a day is a perfect afternoon snack or something to just throw on top of your lunch. Avoid the salted kind and stick to naturals or roasted as they’re low in sodium and the roasting process brings out their delicious flavour.
Tip: Add nuts or seeds to your overnight oats if you don’t enjoy them alone and allow the flavour to mix in with your chosen fruit and milk.

2. Fresh fruit – There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than snacking on some cool watermelon. Due to it containing large amounts of water, it will keep you feeling good about your afternoon snack but also well hydrated if you’re not a fan of drinking 2L of water all day, every day.
Tip: Store the fruit in the fridge if possible to keep it cool and prevent the heat from drying it out.

3. Chopped up vegetables and salad items, such as carrot, celery, cucumber – Cucumbers in particular are made up of 96% water which is great to hydrate your body but also a great snack. Carrots are also fantastic as a snack with their high count of Vitamin A, so cut them in quarters and store in a zip lock bag for when you’re ready to eat.
Tip: Pair it with some Greek yoghurt for a fantastic and refreshing afternoon snack to stop you reaching for that chocolate bar.

4. Greek yoghurt is protein-packed snack that is also a great source of natural bacteria to support your overall gut health.
Tip: Add some natural herbs to your yoghurt to give it a punch in flavor, or pair with a fruit salad.

5. A boiled egg with avocado – this is my go-to mid-morning snack that keeps me satisfied right up until lunch time, as its high protein nature keeps me fuller for longer and tastes great. The avocado is also a healthy fat which may help the body in maintaining the LDL levels of (good) cholesterol and reduce the HDL levels (bad cholesterol).
Tip: Smash the avocado onto a piece of wholegrain toast and add sliced egg on top for morning snack.

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Friday, 2 February 2018

Valentines Day Gift Guide

February 02, 2018
Roses are red, violets are blue, gift buying for that special someone can be sure hard to do!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I know that buying a gift for loved ones can be a challenge to say the least!Although it can be daunting, don’t be put off.  I’ve shared my ultimate gift guide below – you’re sure to find something to put a smile on that special someone’s face this year. 

For the Gamer
Is your partner a gamer? If so, check out these awesome gift ideas. Give your partner the champion edge with the must-have Logitech key board and mouse – wireless is winning, right?!
Logitech G G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard RRP $169.95

Give the special guy in your life the power to be able to game wirelessly.
Logitech G G603 Lightspeed Wireless gaming mouse RRP $129.95
All gamer guys will love this cord-free addition to their kit. Less cords, less clutter, right? Happy household all round! Available from EB games

What’s Cooking, Good Looking
From past experience, you can never go wrong with a new knife. Being a parent and a wife, I know you can never have too many good knives! Ladies – if you want to encourage your men to cook more, I would suggest this knife to impress him. Blokes love getting straight into the manly chopping!
Victorinox Swiss Classic Santoku Knife
This Santoku excels at slicing, dicing and mincing. You can even select the hue to best suit your home – available in black, pink, green, orange and yellow. Ready, steady, cook! RRP $99.95 Available from Victorinox

The Trendy Type
One thing I always love to buy my husband on Valentine’s Day is an accessory to complement his style. Give your guy a fashion-forward present this year with these handy ideas:
Tie and pocket square- RRP $39 
Go for a neutral and classic colour like navy.
Cufflinks - RRP $39
Cufflinks are an accessory that every man needs. They dress up any occasion, be it work, date night, or a formal function.
Belt $29
Every man usually owns a black belt, right? But fashion 101 dictates  that his shoes must match his belt. So this ValentineI’ve gone for a nice brown belt. Brown belts show a modern,sophisticated look and give any look a trendy lift. 
Lapel Pin RRP $34
Something unique here that your modern man would love! We went for a quill feather lapel pin. It’s different, shows style and has a little bit of an edge. 
Available from Buckle 1922

For the Smiling Stud
A teeth whitening kit is always a great gift for him or her – just make sure they’re not offended! You can't go wrong with the must have Mr Bright kit. Get ready to dazzle your partner with your pearly whites. Mr Bright is a maker of innovative, peroxide-free teeth whitening products, perfect to use in the comfort of your own home. Why not make a date out of it and get gleaming together? It only takes 10 mins to use in the comfort of your own home.  RRP $64.95 Available from Mr Bright

His Favourite Gift
Ladies, in spirit of Valentine's Day why not give your man a sexy surprise with some 
Modibodi underwear?! Speaking from experience, this underwear is not only comfy but also looks great. I’ve been wearing Modibodi underwear for a while now and am loving the high quality fabrics they use like Bamboo, Merino Perform Wool and Microfibre. 
This Valentine’s they have added their NEW beautiful range of sensual underwear, made with organic bamboo and a touch of lace to add some sexiness. Available from Modibodi

For the tech type
If there’s one thing we can be sure of, that special someone in your life probably owns a smartphone. So give the gift of protection this year – nobody likes a smashed screen! Otterbox  offers premium protection smartphone cases and accessories that cater to every style. You seriously can’t go wrong. RRP from $30  Available from Otterbox

For the Snugglers 
If you’re looking for something that’s unique and useful, why not gift your love with a premium quality quilt cover set? You could go for a neutral tone that looks great against white sheets, fits in any colour scheme and looks modern and stylish, or you could choose something more daring to brighten up their bedroom. I couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to put on the Ascot Pewter Quilt Cover set by Platinum and we LOVE it. Featuring soft waffle texturing throughout with a smooth reverse, this is my new favorite. Available from Just bedding

For Every Guy 
Manrags is a subscription service offering what every guy needs – underwear and socks! It’s not just ordinary socks and underwear, either. Manrags designs are fun, cool, bright and just what every man needs. My hubby has a monthly subscription and loves receiving a new design every month. Such a great and easy gift that you know is always needed. Available from Manrags

For the Book Worm
Book lovers, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the classics. Think Jane Austen’s popular Pride and Prejudice. The BookGeek not only has books available, but also many themed Pride and Prejudice gifts; framed book page art, tote bags, note books and much more that will definitely appeal to their inner book worm!  Available from Book Geek

For the Organic Type
If you’re coffee lovers with a passion for using natural and organic products that leave your skin feeling smooth and silky, you should definitely try this Bean Body gift pack. Beautifully packaged and filled with nourishing and hydrating caffeine-based body products made from premium ingredients, this cruelty-free gift makes for the perfect couples pamper night.  RRP $24.95 Available from Bean Body care

For the Gardener
Does your partner love plants and gardening? Why not try Sara’s Garden Gift Box. Each box is carefully packed with elegance and style for your garden lover. Packed with a variety of organic, recycled and recyclable materials sourced from Australia, the boxes contain mini potted succulents and organic seeds and teas. There’s plenty of gift-worthy options to choose from, to, making the perfect eco-friendly pressie for the greeny’ in your life. RRP from $45  Available from Sara's Garden

For the Conversationalists 
No matter how long you and your special someone have been together, it’s always important to keep that spark alive. After all, communication is the key. We have found a fun and exciting way to connect as a couple this Valentine’s Day, and add some gusto to your conversations while you’re at it.FuelBox Australia contains 170 humorous, serious and engaging open questions and topics that are guaranteed to ignite some great conversations in your partnership. Available from FuelBox Australia

Tired and tested by my hubby and I, it was so much fun! We had the best time and laughed so much, as well as learning some new things about each other. We’ve been together almost 20 years, but believe it or not, there was still some surprises! It was amazing to learn and connect on a deeper level, while having a giggle at the same time. Highly recommend!

For the Traveller
Give your partner the gift of their favorite tunes on the go. The Edifier Sound To Go, is a portable speaker that allows you to enjoy music no matter your daily adventure takes you. It’s very compact and has a slim and stylish design. Lightweight and easy to carry, it’s the perfect on-the-go gift for the music lover. Music is good for soul, after all.  RRP $69.95 Available from Edifier 

For the foodie 
One thing hubby and I love doing is trying new, unique flavours. We loved spicing things up with Grampians Oil Co and Dukkah hamper filled with two dipping dishes, award winning Grampians olive oil and Harvest Delights Dukkah. RRP $34.95 Available from Grampians Olive Co

For the Home
Valentine’s Day is your chance to treat your partner (and yourself!) with a few extra additions to your home. This delicate Koh Minikin Lantern is moulded with fine white porcelain, which sits on a round wooden base. Pop a tea light candle inside and watch the warmth of the flame glow through the porcelain. A perfect addition to your lounge room. Lanterns also hold a deeper meaning that can help you tap into your inner wisdom and contemplate life’s deeper questions. Been wanting to sit down with your partner and have an intimate chat? This could be your chance. RRP $34.95 Available from Koh Living

For the Pamper Girl
Looking to treat your girl to some skin treats this Valentine’s Day? AEOS skin products offer a new approach to skin care, giving a fresh, glowing, polished complexion. Boost hydration levels and restore vibrancy and radiance with a combination of products, each packed with skin-nurturing organic oils and antioxidants. This enriching moisturiser incorporates crystal essences of rose quartz and quartz to aid toning, while nourishing the heart chakra and fostering your inner kindness.  Available from AEOS

For the Party Lover
Go back to the old days with hand written love letters to the important person in your life. Lombard has a range of cute cards that give you the space to say what’s in your heart, and of course, matching wrapping to keep your pressies looking stylish. If you fancy throwing a bigger Valentine’s Day celebration, Lombard has you covered with affordable, unique party ware and decorations. If you’re single this V-Day, why not gather your gals and celebrate ‘Galentine’s Day’!? Available from Lombard

Do you see anything your Valentine would like? Let me know in the comments

** Some products have been gifted, but all products on this list have been tried and genuinely love