With an adorable baby, an impeccable eye for design, and a zest for life that leaves you wanting to be her BFF-- Australian Momma, Kate, brightens everything around her. I am so excited to share a peek into her day-to-day with her sweet daughter, Marlowe, and beautiful decor line.
By the numbers
The Daily Grind
5:55 am Marlowe wakes up (I’ve asked her to sleep in a hundred times but she just won’t listen ;)) she has her morning feed while I check Instagram then we have a chat and cuddle in bed while my husband makes breakfast (love him!) Today is homemade muesli (that I made last week) with blueberries and my coffee for the day (I refer to it as liquid gold but restrict myself to 1 cup a day while breastfeeding).
7:30 am I get myself and Marlowe dressed. I throw on something that I’ve worn a million times (just in the last week) and then I go through the amazing collection of gorgeous things to dress Marlowe in for the day, she's wearing a beautiful two piece mint and lace dress with matching bloomers. How times have changed!
I do a quick tidy up, make the bed etc. while Marlowe has some tummy time.
9 am I feed Marlowe and put her down for her morning nap. Once she’s down I am like a mad woman running around doing a million things. Once the washing is on, kitchen is tidied and the never ending tidy up is done I check emails, style and photograph any orders I got finished off last night and package them up ready to hit the post. All of this is done at top speed.
10 am Marlowe wakes up, after a quick nappy change we are off to have coffee/ a green juice at the beach with my girlfriends. I’m very lucky to have lots of friends with babies, so we have a midweek catch up every week.
11:30 am We say goodbye to the girls and head to the shops to pick up a few groceries.
12:30 pm We get home and I give Marlowe her lunch. We are still trying to get into the swing of food around here, she’s fussy which is crazy as hubs and I LOVE our food. I tried mashed veggies for weeks with no luck so we are now trying Baby Led Weaning where I put chunks of fruit and veggies on her highchair tray and let her pick them up and put them in her mouth as she likes. I’m not sure how much food is actually getting in her mouth but at least she is enjoying it. It’s definitely a messy process! I make lunch while she is ‘playing’ with her food and shovel it in. Today is cheese and tomato on rice crackers. Nothing special but it’s quick and since becoming a mum that seems to be the main objective when making food choices.
1 pm Since lunch is such a messy process I’ve taken to giving Marlowe her bath after it. She loves having a bath and playing with her bath toys so we splash about for a while. I sneak a fair few kisses on her gorgeously chubby, fresh and clean roly poly skin before dressing her.
1:30 pm I feed Marlowe (since she got next to nothing from her actual lunch) and put her down for a lunchtime nap. Then the mad flurry of activity starts again. Lunch and bathtime tidy up, washing sorted, floors done. Then I get busy with a bit of Luxe Baby work, today I am ordering some yarn, wooden beads and leather, finalising my Christmas design and finishing sewing some Scandi moons. I move extra fast knowing that my ‘free’ time to work is limited.
3 pm I was lucky Marlowe had a long (for her) nap and she wakes up happy. We have a chat and a dance to something blasting on the radio before packing up my parcels, changing into my active wear, popping the babe in the pram, putting our dog Zali Sunshine’s lead on and heading down the street for a post office run. Our local post office owners goo and gah at Marlowe as she charms other customers and we collect a few parcels as well as sending some off. From there we head off for our afternoon walk, we are lucky to have a nice path around water near our home so we walk around it and let Zali have a swim at the little beach.
4:30 pm We get home and open our parcels, Marlowe has been spoilt rotten with an amazing customised onesie and some super cute leather moccs. I can’t wait so while Marlowe has a play, I style and photograph our new goodies and post a picture on Instagram. I am a huge supporter of handmade products and Instagram shops. The talent and suppport out there is incredible, with so many talented mamas creating beautiful items while their babes nap. The #shopsmall movement is really taking off and I’m proud to be a part of it.
5 pm Marlowe starts to get a little grizzly around this time so I do whatever I can to lighten her mood (haha!) we usually read books, play in her room, sing nursery rhymes etc. Today we are reading a The Three Little Pigs.
5:30 pm Marlowe has a quick feed to get her through till bedtime and then I start dinner while she bounces in her bouncer. Tonight we are having chilli bowls.
6 pm My husband gets home and I pass the baby, they play while I finish off cooking dinner and feed the dog.
6:30 pm we eat dinner and catch up on our days.
7 pm My husband gets Marlowe ready for bed, reads her a story and then I feed her and put her in her cot before doing a happy dance down the stairs and high five my hisband knowing I’m a free woman for the rest of the night!
7:30 pm is time for a quick Netflix episode (although we are currently at a loss after finishing off the series of Suits) and catch up with hubby/ Instagram before getting busy in the pom-pom studio(currently my dining room table). Tea and chocolate are non negotiables at this time and i’m even more excited if they are waiting for me after I’ve put the babe to sleep (tonight i;m not so lucky).
8pm - Midnight This is the time where I get busy making all my orders. I usually work in a system where I’ll make all my pom poms at once, I cut and sew all my moons at once etc. Then I can assemble all my pieces. They are quite time consuming but I love that I am able to do something that I love while staying home with Marlowe.
Midnight comes and I have a shower, check on Marlowe and plonk into bed hoping that Marlowe won’t wake up till the morning (fingers crossed, I haven't been quite so lucky of late).
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