The Big 5

And suddenly she was 5 โœจ๐ŸŽˆ

This time 5 years ago, this little girl entered the world and pulled our hearts right out of our chests. She wears her heart on her sleeve, loves fiercely and has a wild soul that I hope forever remains untamed. Love you more than the moon and all the stars, Happy birthday Willow xxย Today marks the start of new adventures and the transition to school. Here’s a few photos I took yesterday to celebrate.

Balloons fromย Pop Roc Parties NZ

Tutu Du Monde dress fromย Beaumonde Babe

Jacket fromย Cotton On Kids

Enjoy ! x





Luka turns 1 -Our Woodland themed party and cake smash

Luka is officially ONE! It’s been a year of sleepless nights, never ending smiles and plenty of laughs from this little man. He has fit into our family perfectly and it feels like he’s been with us forever.

Luka’s birthday party was planned pretty last minute. As much as I tried to plan ahead, I really just didn’t have time to organize everything ๐Ÿ˜… We decided on a Woodland theme because Luka loves nature and being outdoors in the garden (eating all the leaves).. and a woodland theme was also super easy to work with. I made a Robin Hood costume the week of the party (thanks Pinterest!) and a photoboard using wrapping paper fromย Pop Roc Parties.

We booked The Punnet Cafe ย for Luka’s birthday over the weekend, ย and I can not rave enough about how amazing they were ! The food was beautiful, the setup was perfect and the playground out the back was so much fun for the kids to play on. They provided everything we needed andย we were able to adjust everything to suit our theme. ย I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone in the area. Below I’ve shared some photos from our special day and the quick cake smash photo shoot I did , I hope this helps anyone wanting ideas for a woodland theme party for their little babes!


Kristelle xo


Family photo with our little Robin Hood
Luka’s woodland themed cake made by my talented sister in law


Antipasto platter for the adults.
Food selection for the kids.


Robin Hood and the Lumber Jack (Such a cute outfit idea).


Kids table set up, Straws and Napkins from


The cake smash was done a few days after the party, and I made up a vanilla cake using a box mix from the super market . We’re in the middle of winter and the weather is always unpredictable so I had to get them done while the sun was out!ย  These photos were takenย behind someย logs at the park close to our house. ย It was so much fun watching Luka carefully poke at the cake for a little while before realizing he could eat it.. And once he had a bite he kept going back for more!