One, Two, Toes!

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Well, it looks like I’m not doing so well with the whole resurrecting my blog thing…

Mostly it’s because I’m usually wearing something boring and when I do actually wear something half decent I’m not taking any photos.

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I’m wondering if I should just cull my outfits from the blog entirely and just concentrate on what the little miss is wearing. Goodness knows she is always dressed a lot cuter than me these days. (And is much more photogenic!)

I mean, how can you even compare these feet shots? Gosh how I love baby shoes!

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Though it is a lot harder to get her to stay still for a photo.

These toddler times are great fun. Everything is just go, go, go all day long. I wish I knew where all that energy comes from and how I could get some.

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On mama:

Top from Glassons

Skirt from The Warehouse

Shoes from No.1 Shoes

On bubba:

Sunhat from Pumpkin Patch

Dress from Farmers

Bodysuit and tights from Postie

Shoes from Farmers

Today we went on an outing to try and find a great big pile of leaves to play in. I thought Hagley Park would be our best bet and it didn’t take us long to find a great leaf pile full of delicious crunchy leaves!

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It’s fun having the excuse of a child to do silly things like play in a big pile of leaves. I think it’s one of those activities you never really outgrow.

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On mama:

Hat: The Warehouse

Scarf: Portmans

Coat: Farmers

Jeans: Just Jeans

Boots: No.1 Shoes

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I love this wee outfit! The jacket was mine when I was a toddler and the skirt was quickly whipped up my me last night after in inspirational coffee date to The Make Cafe with friends. (Her tights are from Farmers and gumboots from The Warehouse)

I could have bought hundreds of fabrics but settled for this adorable deer print as it’s cute but not too babyish. No doubt I will be back soon to pick out some more cute prints.

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I’m a very impatient sewer so I tend to just make things up as I go along. The waist band of this skirt is a re-purposed elastic headband as I had no elastic and wanted to get sewing now!

Hopefully it will last a few more wears before it falls apart.

These photos remind me a lot of the pictures of me when I was around this age. I seemed to spend most of my time toddling around the garden in my little gum boots. Dad even nicknamed me Little Gumboot! I also had the same wee bald head.sorry about passing that gene on.

The cardigan is pretty similar to ones I had too. Seems this is a very popular pattern. Quite often when we’re out and about an older lady will comment how their children all had cardigans in this pattern and like my grandmothers they pulled out the pattern again to knit for their grandchildren.

It’s amazing how even though so much changes through the generations with raising children, a lot stays the same.

The best toys and games are still knocking over a tower of blocks, chasing a ball or pushing around a wooden trolley. And the most fun entertainment is still getting out and getting dirty in the back yard.

on mama:

Dress from Kmart

Cardigan from Glassons

Boots from Overland

on bubba:

Cardigan knitted by family

Leggings from Farmers

Gumboots from The Warehouse

Taking photos out in the rain today and the munchkin wanted to join me.

I must take her out for some rain day adventures and find some good puddles to splash in!

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Today however we were trying to avoid the rain and headed over to check out the air force museum. Lots of room for littlies to run around in and free entry equals a winning combination. We didn’t pay much attention to the exhibits I have to admit, just toddled around making the most of all the running room!

Cold rainy days are a bit of a challenge with a very active toddler. I’m always looking for something fun (and cheap) for us to do.

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on mama:

Hat and scarf from The Warehouse

Coat from Kimberly’s

Leggings from Kmart

Boots from Overland

Umbrella from The Body Shop

on bubba:

Jacket bought 2nd hand off trade me

Leggings are a gift from overseas

Shoes from Farmers

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My little marshmallow!

Is it cute or cheesy for my baby and I to have matching shoes?

I just couldn’t resist them. But will have to find another pair now as she’s growing out of these ones.

Also has anyone ever tried to take a photo of active toddler feet? It’s nearly impossible. Goodness could that girl just stop for one second?!

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Anyway on to the rest of the outfit.

As a way to get a bit more inspiration and motivation I signed up to Style Up a website that sends you a different outfit to re-create each day. It’s pretty fun, though I have to admit usually I just end up doing my own thing anyway.

Today I was sent this picture and this is what I came up with.

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I took the idea of the frilly blouse, green cardigan and leopard shoes and worked with what I had in my closet.

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It’s not as fancy but my version is a bit more friendly for chasing round this wee monkey!

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On mama:

Blouse second hand

Top from Glassons

Jeans from The Warehouse

Shoes from Kmart

On bubba:

Top from Farmers

Jeans and shoes from The Warehouse

One of the reasons I stopped blogging a couple of years ago was because of how fake the whole blogging world seemed.

Do people really dress like that all the time?

Are their homes really that trendy and spotless?

Do they really spend all their days out on exciting adventures?

How can they eat all that delicious food and still have a perfect figure?

I guess I just found the whole blogging scene a bit hard to live up to.

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So this is me in reality. We don’t wear fashionable shoes around the house (and you’re lucky you’re not being subjected to my ratty old ugg boots), usually my daughter is wearing a cuter outfit than I am and we’re not out at interesting locations every day.

And while I’d like to lead you to believe that being a stay at home mum is all coffee and a magazine on the couch while a perfectly well behaved baby plays quietly.

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The reality is more like this. Sitting on the floor amongst a mess of toys while my not so perfect baby is getting up to mischief pushing buttons and pulling things off shelves and dropping crumbs everywhere.

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I’m sure those perfect bloggers houses look like this sometimes right? Right….?

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On mama:

Top from Jeans West

Jeans from Just Jeans

On bubba:

Dress from Fanzy

Bodysuit from Postie

Tights from Farmers

On Saturday I had the luxury of going shopping BY MY SELF! Anyone who has a restless toddler or baby will understand what a treat this is I’m sure.

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I’m never sure quite how to dress on these rare occasions. On the one hand I’m out by myself where I will be seen by lots of people so I want to look nice. Plus I know, having no baby with me, that I won’t have to nurse. So seems a good excuse to wear a pretty dress and feel a bit like the old me. On the other hand the purpose of my shopping expedition was to by jeans which means separates are a much more practical option.

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I decided to crank out these patterned jeans which I picked up recently from, of all places, Kmart. I’ve definitely been finding myself in jeans way more often than I used to be since having a baby so I’m feeling the need to stock up for the approaching winter.

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Jacket from Dotti

Top from Witchery

Jeans from Kmart

Shoes from Hannahs

So here I am, dipping my toe back into the world of blogging.

I need a bit of motivation to find my style again and hopefully this will be the platform I need to turn me into one stylish mama.

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Just a quiet day today, some grocery shopping and a walk to the park for a swing and a toddle round.

Taking outfit shots is a little more complicated than I remember with the little one in tow. But much more amusing!

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On Mama:

Cardigan and leggings from Glassons

Dress from Max

Boots from Overland

On Bubba:

Hat from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Crochet-Prop-Shop/252493668097052?fref=ts (gift)

Cardigan from Famers (gift)

Top from Target (gift)

Leggings and shoes from The Warehouse

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I’m slightly worried that my one year old looks more like a teenager in these pics….

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