Netflix: The initial verdict

Netflix: The initial verdict

I was recently thrilled to have been asked to be a member of the new NETFLIX Stream Team. A select group of Australian and New Zealand bloggers who have been asked to try and share our experiences with this brand new service that has hit our screens. Over the next year, I’ll be sending you … Continue reading »

Busting those wintery cooking woes

Busting those wintery cooking woes

**A Sponsored Post from Asko Induction Cooktops By far, the hardest part of returning to work for me has not actually been work itself, but coming home at night and cooking dinner. Winter is the season of comfort food. No matter what type of food that means to you, it will most likely be warm … Continue reading »

and then, he was One.

and then, he was One.

And then…he was One. A year ago today, you came into our life. Five weeks early, you just couldn’t wait. Couldn’t wait to see all of the wonderful things waiting for you. For your beautiful big sister to beam at you, and love you adoringly. What a year it has been, little man. Full of magic, … Continue reading »

Wild Winter Wonder @ Cotton On Kids

Wild Winter Wonder @ Cotton On Kids

Without a doubt, one of my favourite places to shop for my kids is at Cotton On Kids. Their style, their affordability and in recent years, their fantastic improvement in their durability has made it my go to place for all things kidswear, shoes and accessories. Honestly, their wardrobe would be at least 50% cotton … Continue reading »

Ella Loves Local: Adriana from Mickey Rose

Ella Loves Local: Adriana from Mickey Rose

Since Hudson was born, almost one year ago, I’ve been obsessed with cool pants and harems that have sprouted up all over Instagram. Cool prints, beautiful fabrics, inspiring designs. There are so many wonderful local designers who are creating gorgeous wears for little ones, and recently the new range of harems form Mickey Rose caught … Continue reading »

Ella Loves Local : Kate from Postcode Kids

Ella Loves Local : Kate from Postcode Kids

Everyone who follows Happy Ella After knows that I’m passionate about supporting local businesses, many of which are Mums and Dads who have discovered their passions or callings. They have taken a risk, stuck their neck out and tried something new. We should all support them. Supporting local puts food on someone’s table. It puts … Continue reading »

Ella Loves Local – Natalie from Toucan

Ella Loves Local – Natalie from Toucan

This week we turn to supporting Natalie from Toucan. A treasure trove of kids prints and decor that will have you swooning as soon as you see the range. Along with their classic monochrome range, Toucan has recently released a number of gorgeous products including the prints that feature the on trend pastel palette. Think … Continue reading »

Ella Loves Local: Sarah from Little Fox Crochet

Ella Loves Local: Sarah from Little Fox Crochet

There is nothing sweeter than donuts and ice cream. That is, until you find these delights, hand lovingly crocheted into little toys that you could seriously almost eat. I came across Sarah from Little Fox Crochet via Instagram, and was immediately taken by her beautiful work. Seriously cute, seriously talented, seriously amazing. Her creations range … Continue reading »

Hop to it! : Cute ideas for Easter gifts

Hop to it! : Cute ideas for Easter gifts

Let’s face it, Easter IS all about chocolate. Heck, I’m not trying to compete, and heaven knows I would never say do without! However if you want to add a little bit of sparkle to your child’s Easter this year, there are loads of cute ideas, outfits and decor made by local businesses that would … Continue reading »

Remembering Didda

Remembering Didda

To my dearest Ella & Hudson I’m writing this now, for you to read in many years to come. Right now, you are too young to understand. Too little to comprehend what it means to have someone close to you pass away. Yesterday we said goodbye to your beloved Didda. It’s hard to find the … Continue reading »

A letter of thanks from a grateful Mum

A letter of thanks from a grateful Mum

To the amazing staff at Masada, and the friends I met along the way… There is nothing like being a sleep deprived parent. The feeling of helplessness and frustration as everything you try, to help your baby sleep, doesn’t work. A few nights turn into a few months, and after a long period of time, … Continue reading »

Happy 3rd Birthday Ella!

Happy 3rd Birthday Ella!

To our darling Ella Today you turn three years old. Three years of fun, laughter, happiness and joy. Today, as you bounce out of bed in the morning we celebrate each and every second of love you have brought into our lives. We have so much to be thankful for. I have so much I … Continue reading »

Back to School

Back to School

Next week I’m going back to school. Whilst I’d love it to be the school that I work at, and be returning to the job that I love, unfortunately it is a different kind of school. I shouldn’t say unfortunately, as it is a positive thing. We are going to Masada Hospital to get some … Continue reading »

All you need is LOVE

All you need is LOVE

This weekend just gone, was one of those times that I know I will remember and cherish forever. It was one of those times when you family and friends comes together, simply to have fun, relax and enjoy life. My gorgeous brother Pat, married the love of his life, the beautiful Maddy. As the months … Continue reading »