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Hello Terrific 2’s: Celebrating Ava’s 2nd birthday

Jul 8, 2019
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And just like that we are celebrating our little Ava’s 2nd birthday! It feels like only yesterday that I was writing a letter to our 1 year old and celebrating Frida Kahlo style with a Mexican fiesta. Now you are running, talking our ear on fire and carving out your own unique spot in the world. Yes, at two you are a fierce little lady and it’s easy to mistake this time as “terrible”, BUT if we look closely we…

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Best gifts for mom this Mother’s Day!

Apr 26, 2019
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{*This post is not sponsored but may contain affiliate links.} Letting mom sleep-in, bringing her a cup of tea in bed with a fist full of handpicked flowers or surprising her with a handmade card… Those are the best gifts for mom and memories she’ll treasure well into her ageing years. Mother’s Day isn’t about the gifts or blowing the budget on something extravagant BUT, sometimes it is nice being spoiled with a special package because lets be honest… The…

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The Ultimate Christmas Movie List for 2018

Dec 12, 2018
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Get the popcorn because it’s that time of year when it’s okay to be a little naughty, and overindulge in some good old screen time. Find out which movies we watch year-after-year. Which animations are our favourite, the romantic comedies that give us all the feels and the movie releases we are most looking forward to. This is the only Christmas Movie List you’ll ever need, with something for everyone! 10 Christmas movies we watch every year 1.The Lord of…

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Forever “un-FOUR-gettable” – Happy 4th birthday Lia!

Oct 1, 2018
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Here we are again… The night before your birthday! Over the years we’ve baked, had a tea party or two-hundred and now; our little “milkaholic“, you are turning 4! The days seem to fly by quicker every year. How can your 4th birthday already be here? Lia, you’re an incredible little girl, almost impossible to describe. Knowing you is like the feeling of pure sunshine and being your parents is a gift and blessing we’ll never stop being thankful for.…

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Ava’s Frida Kahlo inspired 1st birthday fiesta!

Sep 2, 2018
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We knew we wanted to do something special for Ava’s 1st birthday. First birthdays are a BIG deal to us. (See Eliana’s and Lia’s here). The first 12 months of having a baby is stressful, challenging, amazing, sad, wonderful and joyous – All rolled into one. We like taking a moment, not just to honour baby’s 1st year but also to celebrate the “new family” we’ve become. Ava shares a birth date, July 6th, with one of my favourite “sheroes”;…

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The Mamma Collaborative: A Women’s day get together

Aug 9, 2018
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Last year we had the first MAMMA COLLABORATIVE get-together, an AUTUMN TEA TASTING. It was a wonderful morning spent with mamas from different walks of life yet somehow brought together through motherhood (and social media). Many friendships have grown from that morning and I knew it was something I wanted to do again. With Woman’s Day around the corner the 1st day of August was perfect. The setting: Once again our home was the best spot. Stepping into someone’s home is like…

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What to buy Mom: The ultimate Mother’s Day wish list for every Mom!

May 4, 2018
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It’s May and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, (like just over a week away), it’s time to get those spoils for mama sorted! I know there are tons of cute DIY crafts on Pinterest and breakfast in bed is always a winner but I won’t lie, getting a special gift to unwrap is never a bad thing… Something sentimental or maybe something fabulous to remind mom how special she is and how much everyone cares. That “something” mom…

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A DIY Superhero birthday party for our SUPER 6 year old!

Mar 22, 2018
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Last month Eliana turned 6 and in keeping with her current super hero obsession (have a look at her day as Super Girl here), we threw her a Super 6 Superhero birthday party! Since she is now a “big girl” we wanted her to join in on the party prep and planning, incorporating as much DIY as possible! Easy DIY Superhero birthday party decor. One of the 1st steps in planning a pretty party (no matter the theme) is setting…

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DIY Pink Party 1st Birthday Celebration

Jan 11, 2018
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Back in 2013 we celebrated Eliana’s 1st birthday. It was our first time planning and hosting a kids party. I’m not sure who was more excited; Mr. Perfect or myself… Eliana honestly couldn’t care less but, we were 1st time parents that survived the 1st year! It NEEDED to be celebrated. We went for the ultimate cliché; a girly PINK PARTY! (It was the year of pink and clichés are there for a reason, right?) I planned every last detail…

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Turning 3 and it’s all about me!

Oct 2, 2017
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3 It’s always been a favourite of mine… 13 Feb 2003 – the day I met Mr. Perfect, October 3rd – our wedding anniversary, also the amount of little ladies we currently have and 3, the age of our middle little. Isn’t 3 just the cutest? We’re past the hard work of those 1st few years and everyone survived the “terrible twos”… no more bottles, diapers, no trying to decipher the wants and needs of a 3 foot dictator. Yes, 3…

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