On your first Father’s Day // Baby is here!

We are so thrilled to be able to say that we are parents!  I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since our little girl arrived in the big outside world. We have been enjoying time with her so much. I may be a little quiet around these parts for a while as I’m trying to savour the tiny newborn cuddles. There is still some exciting content  lined up though, including an amazing colab giveaway!

Family photo

Are little hands and faces not just the cutest?

Baby cheeks

To Michael, Happy Father’s Day! Your first one! Your love and support is so very appreciated. I know you are going to do so well in your new role. Thank you for choosing to do this alongside me.

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Counting down the days // Maternity Photos

I don’t think we can believe that the day is actually drawing so so close when we will get to meet our little girl. Technically she’s due THIS weekend, but we’ll have to see how long she makes us wait. It makes it a little difficult to count down the days, when we don’t actually know how many it will be. In the meantime, we’re so glad to have some gorgeous pictures to capture this special time, taken by Kez from Hello Pictures.

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Need your clothes to dry faster? // Spindel Review

Are you good at keeping up with with your laundry? We aren’t! As it is now, with just the two of us we can often have washing strewn out over the clothes rack, camping chairs and sometimes even on the couch just to try get it all to dry. The lounge ends up looking like a disaster zone! For a long long time we’ve been wanting to get hold of a Spindel and with a baby due at the start of what will hopefully be a rainy winter, we decided it was definitely time to give it a try.

The Spindel is a great way to save electricity, while helping your laundry to dry in a flash!

A Spindel is a laundry dryer that spins at a much faster rate than your washing machine. In just 3 minutes, it can spin out up to 80% of the moisture left in your laundry after washing. By spinning two full-ish loads of our relatively small toploader washing machine, we managed to get another 1,5 litres of water out. Continue reading