Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Renovate me: Oven

No - don't worry. We haven't started the renovations yet. But this caught my eye and I had to share. It's an Ilve Quadra 120cm with inbuilt BBQ. Heaven. It has 6 Gas Burners including 2 Quad ring Wok Burners and Electric Hot Volcanic Rock BBQ and two electric ovens (90cm + 30cm) with Dual Rotisserie in stainless steel. Be still my beating heart.

I'm trying to convince Mr K that this oven is an absolute necessity. Somewhat unsuccessfully so far, but I have high hopes that large amounts of begging, and equal measures of whinging and crying may just push me over the line. However, at approximately $15,000 it's a tough sell. And it doesn't even cook dinner for you - you still have to do all the work yourself.

Sigh. I loves it.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jaeger and Frugal February

I have been attempting to be good on the shopping front this February. Not too many purchases on behalf of Baby G (the Chloe Kids Sale on Ozsale let me down considerably on that front) and almost nothing for myself. Given it's almost the end of February I'm not doing too badly - just one slip up that I couldn't really help.

In the Jaeger mega sale I spotted this dress. Not one to pass by a good jersey number I caved and bought it. Heavily reduced it worked out to be a little over $100 with free shipping. For Jaeger. That's a really good buy.

Hopefully it fits well. I'm planning on wearing it with my new present from Mr K and my RPE Crystals are forever necklace. And probably flat shoes too. I yearn for somewhere to wear heels but it aint happening peeps.

K xx

Monday, February 27, 2012


There is much written and discussed about the best time to start solids for your baby. WHO says that babies should be exclusively breastfed until they are 6 months old. By 6 months, a baby's iron stores are supposedly completely depleted and need to be boosted with iron supplemented cereals. The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) recommends between 4 and 6 months, depending on development and readiness. Our Pediatrician recommended 4 months, based on recent research into allergies. Our GP said solids should be fully established by 6 months so to start no later than 5 months, but earlier if Baby G shows interest.

With all of this conflicting information it's easy to get confused about what is right. We tend to parent a lot by instinct so followed our gut feeling and started her at 4 months. She had been chewing on everything in sight (other than her Sophie La Giraffe which she is supposed to chew) and I felt that I couldn't possibly keep up with her hunger (despite already supplementing her breastfeeds with a bottle of formula a day) and she was intently watching us eat and drink while we were out and about and at home. So the day after she turned 4 months old, We sat her down and gave her the first taste - rice cereal.

To me, it tastes like wallpaper paste. Honestly. To her, it was ambrosia. Smiles all around. Clearly a success. She gobbled it down and wanted more. Since then, we have tried apple, banana, mango, sweet potato, avocado and pumpkin. Apple she wasn't too keen on (I think it was the slightly gritty texture) and banana made her cry the first time she tried it but she subsequently has been happy to eat it. Mango and pumpkin are her favourites so far but she loves her rice cereal. She loves it so much she starts to squeal if I don't spoon it fast enough. Hilarious.

I think we can call this experiment a success so far. Next on the agenda - zucchini!


Sunday, February 19, 2012


Mr K bought me a very special present recently. Well, they have been ordered and we will pick them up at some point in the next few weeks. I will reveal all in good time but suffice to say they are very sparkly and shiny and I find myself needing something special to store them in.

Enter the Legacy Bonbonniere from Georg Jensen. I love its shell like appearance, its tactile roundness. I love that it is so shiny and elegant - its the thinking woman's jewellery box. I love that it has a little sister.

Maybe I love it enough to treat myself.

Kitty x

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little Bird.

I am obsessed with buying things with birds on them for our little girl. Perhaps it's something to do with the fact we call her "little birdie" as a nickname but I really do find them so cute. My latest purchase is probably one of the cheapest I have come across - attempting to be Frugal in February.

This little wonder is from Bonds. Baby G lives in Bonds when she's at home. It's cheap, comfy, easy to wash and there are plenty of styles that don't go over her head (something she's not fond of). It's $16.95 but there's 30% off if you purchase before 5pm on Wednesday plus the additional 10% off for liking the item on Facebook, bringing it down to $10.68. If that's not being Frugal, I don't know what is.

I'm off to try and avoid the Baby's Got Style sale.


Monday, February 6, 2012

The best things are often the most simple.

It's the small things in life that now give me so much pleasure. Spending time in the sunshine, enjoying the warmth (not something we've had a lot of in Sydney so far this year); baking the occasional cake or muffins for Mr K and the simple pleasure of a warm croissant eaten with homemade jam.

I think I enjoyed it.

Kitty xx

PS: Croissant is from Apple Annie's in Castlemaine. Their pastries are insanely good. They do this orange brioche filled with Cointreau cream.....

Friday, February 3, 2012

Navy blues.

It's no secret I am a fan of nautical fashion. Love it. And now I am about to add the I'm a Sydney Shop Girl Too necklace to my wardrobe, I think it's time I expand my sailor style wardrobe.

I'm thinking about buying this dress. From Sportscraft, it would look divine with the necklace. And it's only $120 which is nice and thrifty.

I have a number of stripey tops, including this cardigan:

Another Sportscraft purchase, it's been re-released this season. And with good reason - it's sassy and very on trend. And it goes well over black which is my staple at the moment.

Any other nautical suggestions?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Accessory decisions.

So I made my choice about the RPE necklaces last week - In the end I chose Everything's Peachy and Crystals are Forever.

My plans to manifest some well needed summer weather with Everything's Peachy worked. We had the hottest evening in Sydney since last summer. Go figure - apparently I'm magic.

I'm now on the hunt for a suitably peachy lipstick to go with the new necklace. I have MAC Cosmo but I think it might be a tad beige/brown. I'm after something peachy pink in a matte or satin (no frost or sheers). Let me know if you have any suggestions!