Trendy Autumn | Winter Looks

Autumn and Winter Looks for Mums

Brought to you by Westfield and Nuffnang Dannii Minogue is the Westfield Autumn/Winter 2015 style ambassador and she’s the perfect fit for the position. She somehow manages to become more gorgeous and stylish each year! Dannii is doing the rounds at Westfield Shopping Centers around the country, sharing her top looks and must-haves. BAFM fashion writer, […]

DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs Homemade bath bombs are a fabulous gift idea, especially for Mother’s Day. It’s easy to make them and McKenzie’s (most commonly known for bi-carb) gave me this great recipe to share. Ingredients 1 ½ cups McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda ½ cup McKenzie’s Citric Acid Potpourri Sweet almond oil (from chemist) Essential oil, such as lavender or […]

Fly a Scarf in the Wind

Fun with a scarf

I wrote out my Autumn Essential List (you can read more about it here) recently, and one of the items on there is a large scarf.  I wrap it around my shoulders in the mornings while I make breakfast, and in the cool of the evenings as I potter around. It can act as a makeshift picnic rug […]

Autumn/Winter Fashion Essentials

Winter Essentials 2015

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Westfield Westfield’s Autumn/Winter styles have hit the stores for those keen to grab this season’s most coveted items. You can shop online (so you can shop whenever you like), which is great for mums, so you pick out your fashion obsessions whilst the kids are asleep! I chatted to […]

Peter Alexander meets Sesame Street!

Peter Alexander Sesame Street Women's Sleepwear

Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday and 43 years on Australian screens with a gorgeous new series of pyjamas designed by Australian sleepwear icon Peter Alexander. The multi award winning television show for pre-schoolers is well known for its array of colourful and quirky characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Oscar the […]

Autumn Essentials List

Autumn Essentials

My husband and I were just saying today how packing up our family into 6 suitcases and moving to New Zealand for a year has been the best thing for us (you can read more about it here). Having much less stuff has forced me think very much in terms of essentials. I’m not only talking […]

Finding a new perfume: Top fragrances to try

Top 9 Perfumes to Try

There’s nothing quite like a splash of perfume to make me feel a little girly. It gives me a spark of confidence as I enter the day or step out in heels at night. To me, perfume is a fine mist of personality. I love wearing it but I’ve been using the same perfume for […]

Model for a Day

Kelly Burstow

The day before I went to Dubai (last December), I flew from Brisbane to Sydney a Mother & Baby Australia Magazine photoshoot. I remember reading the magazine when I was pregnant with my kids, and it’s a rather strange (and a bit awesome) being featured inside.  This year I’m pleased to be one of Mother & Baby’s […]

To Jumpsuit (or not)

Dubai Grafitti Wall

It was on a discount rack.  I liked the pattern.  So I tried it on and it fit well.  Still, I wondered if I could get away with a jumpsuit. Since I needed a few outfits for my trip to Dubai, I shook off my hesitations and threw it in my suitcase.    Turned out to be […]

French Inspired Fashion for Kids

Catamini - French Fashion for Kids in Australia

I receive a lot of emails from various sources about products, brands and launches.  This one caught my eye and I thought it worth sharing because the clothes go up right up to size 14 (it’s so hard to find beautiful clothes for that age group!) and the range have a classic (yet still functional) look about […]

I wanted to be a Kylie

Kelly

When I was 12 years old, I wished my name was Kylie instead of Kelly. It was 1991. I was in the midst of hyper coloured T-shirts, culotte shorts and Kylie Minogue.  I didn’t idolise Kylie Minogue personally, but there was a hype about her which made me think the name far cooler than plain […]

5 Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before

overnight breakfast recipes

A few weeks ago, I asked this question on the BAFM Facebook page: Do you make time for breakfast for yourself? The responses varied, but there was a constant theme regarding the challenges of making time for breakfast amongst the busyness school mornings.  It got me thinking about what I could share here on the blog […]

Health & Fitness

healthy food 12 Week Challenge

At the start of 2014, I did a 12 week health/fitness challenge with my PT which gave me a brilliant start to the year.  I’ve been consistent this year in keeping up my fitness…except for the last 8 weeks. There are a lot of reasons for that: back problems, school holidays and just a lot […]

Spring Shoes: A Tie-In Colour

Spring shoes and outfit

I was in the Paddington Sacha Drake store recently to pick up something I needed to add to my outfit for a wedding. While I was there I found a pair of shoes. I’ve never seen them before: the brand is Holster, and they are an Aussie company based in Noosa, Queensland. The style I […]