LifestyleZero Waste


We made the switch to Figgy & Co when we had literally run out of everything (and we couldn’t avoid cleaning the house any longer…) This mix-and-match set is still going strong 3 months later  What we bought, and why: 1. The Laundry Starter Pack $45 2. The Dishwasher Bundle $29 3. Vegetable Glycerine 100ml $12.50 […]

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Birthday PartyKids

Mika’s Unicorn Party

Mika turned 3 (back in November!) and is into all things magical, so naturally I was super excited to put together her unicorn-themed birthday party! Being so close to Christmas, we had a limited budget, but I think we did good (and Mika was beyond stoked with her special day). Note the incredible venue location, […]

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Real Estate


Keep the little ones busy this long weekend with our Easter Colouring Competition – download to print then send us a photo of the finished masterpiece and we will pick 3 entries to receive an Easter Prize Pack*!     *WARNING: contains more chocolate than any child should consume in one sitting #justsaying

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A Waiheke weekend, in style

Back in October, Kieran entered a draw to win a weekend in style with Archibald & Shorter. Check out this quick snapshot of our adventure on Auckland Anniversary weekend. We ate like kings – the food was amazing! We finished off our meal with a picnic style dessert and bubbly in the garden overlooking the […]

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Sangrias. Usually you think of the red sangria, and to be honest, that was the only version I ever made…pretty much just so I could use up red wine (I can’t seem to drink red wine on it’s own!). But one tragic day during the festive season, we almost ran out of booze and all […]

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Kitchen Makeover: Part II

Our DIY home reno really is a labour of love…a looong slow labour (Kitchen Makeover: Part I was completed this time 2 years ago!), on an incredibly low budget… The first eye-sore that needed dealing to were the blue benchtops We covered them with Grey Slate vinyl [get it here]. Surprisingly not as hard as […]

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An Enchanted Pamper Party

A pamper party, with bubbly? Um, YES PLEASE! When an opportunity like this presents itself, you grab it and the bubbly with both hands! I gathered a bunch of delicious treats, invited over some of my fave #girlbosses and we got started on the incredibly difficult job of being pampered…

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MumlifeReal Estate

#GIRLBOSS – Michelle Beard

New Zealand is a smaaaaall place – 2 degrees separation and all that. Sometimes life takes you places you never even knew existed. You meet incredible people on that journey, and then wonder how you ever survived without them before! 3 years ago, (holy hell has it been THAT long??) during my time as a […]

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Microblading in Moo-town

Basically what happened is, back in June, I entered this selfie in competition over at Katrina Williams Feather Touch Brow Design for the title of worst eyebrows…or in my case, NO eyebrows! (That’s Tammy with perfect eyebrows next to me, and Maria lurking in the background also with perfect eyebrows!). Like so many mums, spending […]

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Birthday PartyKids

Lyon’s Star Wars Party

This year, the lil man insisted on having a Star Wars theme and going to Laserforce for his birthday…which was pretty much my worst nightmare when it comes to parties, because not only would it have to be scaled right back for transportation purposes and lack of space at the venue, but I also know […]

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