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Master Bedroom Make Over

My bedroom was always so dark and gloomy and never got all love. So I decided to brighten it up a little using only five new things. Curtains, new linen, flowers, a print and a rug.

I wanted all the pieces to be neutral, calming and bright. So I stuck with natural tones. First I picked the rug and worked from there. The rug I chose was the Zermatt Geometric rug in natural cream and grey from Rugs For Good. It is so buttery soft and lightens up the space beautifully.

I then decided to add some white linen sheers from IKEA. I have the same in my lounge room and love the look. Just these two items alone truly changed the space but I wanted to bed to be more inviting and the bedsides to look less bare. So I added some divine linen from The Cover Collective. I picked the grey and every time I slip into bed I feel like royalty. I can’t even describe the feeling of how luxurious linen feels.

Lastly I added some beautiful dried flowers from Estil Home which are so beautiful and they last forever! How amazing. Then to add some colour I added a print from Papier. The soft pink tones works perfectly with the neutral tones, without feeling too feminie. I feel both helped to really tie to space together.

If you are wanting to or have been thinking about updating your room, DO IT! I regret not doing it sooner!

Big love x

Market Stall Hack

I love toys that don’t need batteries and encourage imaginative play. So I decided to hack the Kmart market stall.

I used a new piece of wood from Bunnings for the top and used pine dowel around the edges. I hung a hook off the side for a reusable shopping bag and Love By Iris labels to name what was in each crate.

I made the menu using letters from Kmart and acrylic from T Leaf Collections. Instead of using the wooden fruit included I bought felt food from Chook Shed Designs. The cash register is from IKEA, pretend Australian money is from Office Works and coffee machine is from Kmart.

The kids absolutely love it and I truly enjoy watching them play!

If you have a market stall or are going to hack one of your own, I would love to see it.

Big love x

Layla’s room revamp

I wanted to do a little revamp in Layla’s room and I felt it was time to explore with a touch of colour. I truly am a neutral lover but I wanted to try something a touch different for me. I used Dulux pancake mix to paint the half the wall and love the colour.

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I kept her bedding neutral as I can’t go past white and beige linen.

Pillow Little Willow Vintage

Quilt cover  Bonne Mere

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I wanted a really large rug in her room to add texture and the feeling of luxury and that is exactly what this rug does. I cannot express enough how much an amazing rug can change the look and feel of a room. I could not be more happy with this beautiful Amira Moroccan rug from Rugs For Good.

Divine rug Rugs For Good

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I didn’t want to leave the space above the cot blank, which is where the beautiful decals from Rocky Mountain Decals come in. They create a calm, beautiful feel without being overpowering or understated. Simplistically beautiful I like to call it. They are super easy to put on and pull off, so are perfect if you are indecisive like me or are in a rental. The best part is that they are reusable and the quality is so thick, so they just slide onto the wall effortlessly.

Wall decals Rocky Mountain Decals

Maggie Mouse Nana Hutchy

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Dolls chair Peppa Penny

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I hope you find this space calm and minimally beautiful. I tried to fill the space with items that Layla truly adores or are practical.

Stay tuned to see the other side of her room which where I have been revamping her kitchen and dolls house.

Hope I have inspired you.

Big love xx

Cubby House Hack

For Layla’s birthday I really wanted to get her a cubby house. I had all these dreams of her having a big cubby house with a porch, swinging chair at the front, gable light and even a little bed inside. However the reality was, in order to make that happen I would have had to spend way too much money! So I decided to do the good old Kmart cubby hack and add on a little porch.

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The Kmart cubby was on sale for $149 and including all the extras, it cost me $284 to make. We did however have some of the wood used to make the porch at home, so that saved me some money.

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The door handle, bell and number were purchased from Bunnings and the gorgeous wooden baking set was purchased from Target.

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It has become the perfect little addition to our house for such a bargain price!

I hope you have been inspired.

Big love x

Kitchen Hack

Kitchen Hack

Just before Christmas I spotted the Adairs kids kitchen and fell in love. It was almost perfect. So I decided to do a little hack on it.

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I used cork sheets from Kmart and put them on top of the stove plates to complement the timber finishes on the kitchen.

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I bought utensils from Kmart and popped them in a Target mug. The pots came with the kitchen.

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I spray painted all the panels matte white to fit in with the theme of Layla’s room and our house.

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Finally the finished product! The accessories, paint and cork cost $40 bringing the total cost of the kitchen and hack to only $140.

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Any questions please leave them below!

 

Big love x

Flour Fun

This week we decided to have a little fun with flour. I did this once with my Prep students and they loved it, so I thought why not try it out on my own kids for a little afternoon fun (anything to get through witching hour right)

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My advice, do it outside! It’s messy but a whole lot of fun.

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We used one bag of flour, a sifter and a few bowls. Once the kids had, had enough I gave them two cups of water and then added a few drops of food colouring. They had a ball. I loved watching Layla pour the flour from one bowl to another and then mix it with her hands. Oh and of course when she tried to eat it!

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I also put some yummy treats on the table incase the bakers got hungry!

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Layla played with the flour in this bowl forever! Who thought flour could be so fun.

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Parker worked out that if he clapped his hands it made dust. Safe to say after that we ended up with flour e v e r y w h e r e. But the look on his face was well and truly worth it!

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If you decide to try this activity I would love to see it. Feel free to send me a DM on the gram or tag me in your story.

Big love

xx

Layla’s First Birthday Party

Styling kids birthday parties is one of my favourite things to do! I love it. When coming up with the theme for Layla’s I wanted it to be elegant, dreamy and floral. White and blush being the main tones with a splash of black, for something different.

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This gorgeous cart from Enchanted Party Hire was definitely the main attraction. Perfect place for the cake to sit as well as all the yummy goodies. For 20% off at Enchanted Party Hire just enter – ONEMUMSSTYLE20 at the checkout.

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I loved this little space that I created especially for the birthday girl. A special seat just for her!  I bought the cake topper and name script from Shartruese simply elegant and the balloon from The Pop Up Party Co  which just made this space pop.

 

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I wanted the kids to have a little space where they could sit and enjoy their cake, as well as feel important and special with their own little personalised bag from Cotton Gift Co as well as mask, lollies and play dough.

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Mirror swan cake topper from TLeaf Collections 10% off using code ONEMUMSSTYLE

Chocolates, drink stickers and straw flags from Print and Party 20% off using code ONEMUMSSTYLE20

Cake stands from Enchanted Party Hire 20% off using code ONEMUMSSTYLE2

Cart from Enchanted Party Hire 20% off using code ONEMUMSSTYLE20

Swan Soriee art work from Pink Pom Pom Kids 

Balloon Garland from Oh My Party  25% off all DIY balloon garlands using code HBDLAYLA

Swan biscuits from Little Bisckut 

Layla is one mirror plaque from TLeaf Collections 10% off using code ONEMUMSSTYLE

Cotton Gift Bags from Cotton Gift Co 

Foil number one balloon from The Pop Up Party Co   20% off all balloon orders using code LAYLAISONE

Laylas Top Knot from Mae and Rae    20% off using code ONEMUMSSTYLE20

Laylas romper from Tea Princess Aust

Wooden Cake topper and script name from Shartuese  20% off using code

Floral placemats from Kmart 

Lolly jar from Kmart

Glass milk bottles from Kmart

Glass flower jars from Target

Green vine used on balloon from Kmart

Roses from Aldi

Cakes created by me. If your making cakes yourself, pre made icing is your best friend!

Swan masks created by me. I used glitter paper from Spotlight and white paper straw. I found a template for a swan on Google.

Palettes found on a building site and painted but you can get them for free from Bunnings

Wooden highchair found on GumTree and painted white

 

Byron Bay Must See

Byron Bay would have to be one of the most beautiful and relaxed places I have ever been. There is just something in the air when you visit that allows you to destress, relax and reset.

I have been visiting this town for eleven years now and I still find new gorgeous cafes or divine little shops. So, I have decided to create a list of the things you must see and do when visiting Byron. Each place is hyperlinked, so just click on the name to go directly to their website.

 

  1.  The Farm
    This place was amazing. Not only is the food to die for but there is so much to see and the view is stunning! There are numerous animals, a playground, small shop and did I mention the scrumptious food!

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2. Combi & Bay Leaf were my absolute favourite cafes this trip. Not only are they exquisitely decorated but the coffee, service and food is an experience in itself.

3. Wategos Beach is breathtaking. The water was so clear and it is nestled in between two rock cliffs. Stunning! Just a heads up that parking is limited, so I would suggest heading down early.

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4. The lighthouse. Of course the iconic Byron lighthouse is a must see! There is a beautiful walk you can do right up to the lighthouse and then right down to the most easterly point. However, with the kids in tow and feeling extremely inactive, we just drove to the carpark and opted for the shorter walk. Sunrise and sunset at the lighthouse is definitely my recommendation.

5. Snorkelling at Julian Rocks! Breathtaking. I did this a few years ago and boy was it an experience. I saw numerous turtles, fish and a mantra ray. Safe to say as everyone was trying to catch a glimpse or follow the mantra ray, I was swimming my little heart out to get as far away from that thing as I could! It was huge. There was just something about stillness of snorkelling and it definitely put things in perceptive for me – little fish in a big ocean kinda thing! It’s definitely a must.

6. Shopping! The amount of beautiful little shops that Byron have continues to blow me away with every visit. Here are a few of my favourites but I am sure I’ve probably missed a few – Hope and May, Arnhem, Folk Byron Bay, The Beach People, Auguste The Label, Tigerlily, Spell, Nikau and Paper Aeroplane.

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7. Talking about shopping, the markets are on the first Sunday of every month. I love the uniqueness of the markets and of course the food! Foodie.

8. Stand up paddling boarding is also a lot of fun. Paddling around the rocks is just gorgeous and of course the view!

9. Hire a bike and cruise around. There is so much to see and do just outside of Byron too! Minyon Falls, Crystal Castle, rainforest walks, more shopping and horse riding.

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Big love

xx