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Autumn was pretty quiet this year.  There weren't too many adventures, other than the regular two-hour trips we took for Eleanor's Bee Venom Immunotherapy.  #muchfun.  But just as winter started to close in, my morning sickness (!!) eased up and we hit the ...
Autumn was pretty quiet this year. There weren't too many adventures, other than the regular two-hour trips we took for Eleanor's Bee Venom Immunotherapy. #muchfun. But just as winter started to close in, my morning sickne...
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Book Review - 'The Book of Pearl' by Timothee de Fombelle
'The Book of Pearl' - Timothee de Fombelle "Joshua Pearl is from a world that our own no longer believes in.  He knows that his great love is waiting for him in that distant place, but he is trapped in our time.  As his memories begin to fade, he discovers ...
'The Book of Pearl' - Timothee de Fombelle "Joshua Pearl is from a world that our own no longer believes in. He knows that his great love is waiting for him in that distant place, but he is trapped in our time. As his mem...
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Pretty Puhoi
I last visited Puhoi when I was about 12.  We took the Puhoi River kayak trip and stopped in at the village just long enough for a picnic, before heading home.  I barely had memories the town, and felt no pressing desire to stop in again.  When our lovely f...
I last visited Puhoi when I was about 12. We took the Puhoi River kayak trip and stopped in at the village just long enough for a picnic, before heading home. I barely had memories the town, and felt no pressing desire to s...
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Camping :: Wenderholm Regional Park
It's not all room service and spa baths, yo.   After spending most of January in our tent, it really began to feel like our second home.  It has taken several years for me to feel any urge to camp - because #babies.  Last summer we eased into it by staying ...
It's not all room service and spa baths, yo. After spending most of January in our tent, it really began to feel like our second home. It has taken several years for me to feel any urge to camp - because #babies. Last...
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Photo Books :: Print Shop Comparison
One of my big goals for the year is to get our favourite photos (six years worth) printed into these little seasonal photo books .  Four books times six years is... lots.  So I have my work cut out.  I've completed 1.5 years, plus a couple of additional boo...
One of my big goals for the year is to get our favourite photos (six years worth) printed into these little seasonal photo books. Four books times six years is... lots. So I have my work cut out. I've completed 1.5 years, ...
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Book Review: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
'The Hired Girl' - Laura Amy Schlitz Ah, such a breath of fresh air!  I loved this book, and so needed this kind of read!  'The Hired Girl' is so layered and sweet and sad and often funny.  So many feels!  This is one for the Austen/Alcott/Downton fans. Tol...
'The Hired Girl' - Laura Amy Schlitz Ah, such a breath of fresh air! I loved this book, and so needed this kind of read! 'The Hired Girl' is so layered and sweet and sad and often funny. So many feels! This is one for t...
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How To :: Edible Butterfly Collection
This Little Explorer party (featured in the Spring '15 issue of OHbaby!) was the MOST fun to plan. So many little details that I would've gone crazy over when I was a kid.  It's hard to pick a favourite project, but the edible butterfly collection is right ...
This Little Explorer party (featured in the Spring '15 issue of OHbaby!) was the MOST fun to plan. So many little details that I would've gone crazy over when I was a kid. It's hard to pick a favourite project, but the edibl...
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Fairytale Theme Party
If you picked up the Autumn copy of OHbaby! magazine, you will have seen this little party, and accompanying details.  This was SO much fun to throw!  The fairytale theme has an abundance of references to draw inspiration from.  We had Rapunzel Plaits, Prin...
If you picked up the Autumn copy of OHbaby! magazine, you will have seen this little party, and accompanying details. This was SO much fun to throw! The fairytale theme has an abundance of references to draw inspiration fro...
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Photo Books :: Book Making Tips!
I know everyone has their own preferences for photobook creating.  For instance, I prefer to create photo books based around each season.  For me, it's much less daunting to approach bookmaking with only X amount of photos to include.  An entire years worth...
I know everyone has their own preferences for photobook creating. For instance, I prefer to create photo books based around each season. For me, it's much less daunting to approach bookmaking with only X amount of photos to...
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Book Review: Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford
Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford Oh. So. Good.  Immediately good.  Through and through good.  For one thing, I love  me a psychological thriller.  For another, this was so much more than that.  It was tender, raw, bittersweet.  It's kind of a t...
Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford Oh. So. Good. Immediately good. Through and through good. For one thing, I love me a psychological thriller. For another, this was so much more than that. It was tender, ra...
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Kid Wears (+ giveaway) :: Funky Giraffe
Get ready for a whole lotta cute!  And I'm not just talking about my adorable nephew (isn't he, though?). If there's one baby item that's worth it's weight in gold, it's the humble bib.  Many cute outfits have been saved by this handy little accessory, and ...
Get ready for a whole lotta cute! And I'm not just talking about my adorable nephew (isn't he, though?). If there's one baby item that's worth it's weight in gold, it's the humble bib. Many cute outfits have been saved by t...
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Tane Mahuta - Waipoua Forest
Most people stop in on Tane Mahuta as a matter of course, but it took us 6 years to take our kids in, despite passing through Waipoua Forest several times a year.  That's pre tty slack.  We dropped in a few months back and it was such a short and sweet deto...
Most people stop in on Tane Mahuta as a matter of course, but it took us 6 years to take our kids in, despite passing through Waipoua Forest several times a year. That's pre</i>tty slack. We dropped in a few months back and...
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Writer, Illustrator and Mama of two.  Our little family recently relocated from the city, to the sunny Northland of New Zealand, where I am currently working on a range of stationery and toys that take a nostalgic look at the simple joys of childhood - and simultaneously working on a revision of my first novel, written for YA readers.
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BA (Hons) English Lit. & Film. GradDipEd (Primary Teaching). Shortlisted for the Tessa Duder Award 2012 (YA fiction). Two kids and a patient & supportive partner.
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