Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

Family Holiday: Club Med Japan

Club Med Kabila, Japan

I’m an advocate for planned family holidays of all kinds. Holidays added so much value to my own childhood, thanks to my parents, and now I want to gift those memories to my own children. Our family has invested in many different holidays over the years, from camping to resorts; hotels to cabins. I plan to showcase a […]

Gift Ideas: Stocking Filler

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Sweet small ideas that can be a stand alone gift or something for the stocking. a Train Set in a Tin yellowoctopus.com.au Train set in a tin to take anywhere b Swimming Cap Fish or Shark top3.com.au A bit of fun for swim time. c Gold Robot Pen sbg.com.au Novel robot pen d Elastics Game […]

Gift Ideas: Family

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If you’re looking for a gift for the entire family, below are some fun ideas. a Ugly Xmas Rashie kozii.com Start a Christmas tradition! Buy an ‘ugly xmas rashie’ for the entire family b Personalised Christmas Wheelie Bin Sticker hippoblue.com.au Personalise your very own cricket wicket sticker for the wheelie bin c Play Pouch playpouch.com.au […]

Gift Ideas: Him

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Gift ideas for him that are a little out of the ordinary.  a Living Keyring uberkate.com.au Personally engrave this sterling silver key rings with special dates or names! b BaconSmith Bacon Making Kit brewsmith.com.au Because Bacon. c Memobottle thedesigngiftshop.com This is so cool! A slimline water bottle that will t in his briefcase! Comes in […]

Gift Ideas: Her

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Lovely things for someone special. a Daydream Wedge or Embellish Wedge holsterfashion.com Keep the glamour without giving up the comfort b Felt Ball Cushion gallery8loves.com.au No words! c Animal Jamboree Cotton Tablecloth mozi.com.au The perfect centrepiece to Christmas celebrations d Milk Bottle Candle milkiescandleco.bigcartel.com Candles are always a good idea e Christmas Bathing Rituals boxbetty.com.au […]

Gift Ideas: Teens

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Some funky and practical gift ideas for teens!    a Unicorn tee champagnecartel.com Add a bit of sparkle to your day with this cute teenote b Signature Bow Cushion shopsuella.com This bow cushion would look gorgeous in any girl’s room! c Enchanted Unicorn Light-Up Slippers yellowoctopus.com.au Who wouldn’t like these?! They’re soft, they light up […]

Gift Ideas: Kids 8 to 12

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The tween age group can sometimes be a bit tricky. We hope these ideas give you some inspiration. a Fairy Garden Kit eurieugifts.com.au Adore! b Metal Tool Set 16 pc ecotoys.com.au Real working metal and wooden tools for older kids to get started in carpentry c Make Me Iconic Fairybread Sequin Purse limetreekids.com.au This delicious […]

Gift Ideas: Kids 5 to 8

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Ranging from items to make their room special to toys for fun. a Canvas Bean Chair lelbys.com These beanbag chairs are the perfect size for a little person! So many cute patterns and colours! They are great for kids aged 1-8, and check the website for adult lounge bags too. b Seedling – Ice Cream Skipping […]

Gift Ideas: Kids 3 to 5

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The team has enjoyed putting together gift ideas for this age group. So many cute things! a Handmade Wooden Cattle Truck limetreekids.com.au Beautifully made wooden truck that will be passed on through the generations b Le Toy Van Wooden Honeybake Mixer Set limetreekids.com.au We love wooden toys! This one is great for role play c […]

Gift Ideas: Kids 1 to 3

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Children this age enjoy simple engaging toys or items that facilitate their enjoyment. Below are a range of lovely gift ideas for this age group. a Wonderful Christmas in Oz Wooden Puzzle hippoblue.com.au A beautiful wooden Oz Christmas puzzle! b Miffy Lamp Small mynightlight.com.au Miffy is warm and bright and is a lovely addition to […]

Gift Ideas: Babies

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This year, the team has put together a list of lovely products available online.  a Alps Shelf willowandwood.com.au If you love something a bit different, bring the wilderness into your child’s room!The Alps Shelf is the perfectly sized ledge! b Bear Hand Printed Soft Toy babeeandme.etsy.com This gorgeous soft bear toy would also look just […]

Top 20 Family Christmas Movies

Top 20 Family Christmas Movies - White Christmas

When I was a girl, my three sisters and I would watch the Bing Crosby classic, White Christmas together. It was our movie, the one we watched each Christmas and quoted throughout the year. Ah, such good, good memories. Now I’m the parent, and aim to create those special memories for my own four children […]

An Iron

DHOBI GHAT Chennai India

There’s something satisfying about watching clothes sway as they dry in the sunshine. Same at home. Same in India. I walked past the rows of rainbow clothes and listened to the slap-slapping of wet cloth against concrete. Shirtless men soaked and flogged material against open-air concrete wash pens; one flashed a bright smile and waved when he noticed our […]

Gift Inspiration from Officeworks

Officeworks - Christmas Shopping

Sponsored by Officeworks Last year, I moved from overseas back to Australia four days before Christmas. It was a challenging time! It meant I had to cram all my Christmas shopping in the hours leading up to the special day. I am usually much more organised but circumstances didn’t allow that last year. However, this […]