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WALK ABOUT

Hey lovers

Spring is my absolute favourite season of the year. Arguably it has the wettest months but in between we get days that aren’t overly hot, gorgeous sunshine and blooming blossoms that dress the grey streets with colour.

The best part is going out and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces. Isn’t it funny how the sun can turn so many frowns upside down.

Up to our usual on the weekend, the family and I took advantage of the warm weather as much as we could. With that came these gorgeous snaps. The babe and I aren’t wearing anything new and at 6 months pregnant I’m not in a single maternity item except for my belly band. I may have however stretched my clothes.

Thanks for dropping in and hope you love our look.

Sovanny xx

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ANNIVERSARY

My loving husband captured these precious moments over our wedding anniversary weekend. Capturing kids on camera isn’t easy so I credit those including my husband for making it look so simple.

For the last 5 years since we’ve been married, celebrating our anniversary has always been during the winter. While it’s nice I suggested we take advantage of this milestone by taking the kids somewhere warmer in the future and make it our summer destination every year.  My husband agreed! Yay.

Cheers to all the lovers out there. Finding love is truly a blessing.

Sovanny x

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MIXED ANIMAL PRINTS

Hey it’s Monday

Worst day of the week so I thought it’d be a great opportunity to brighten up your feed.

My daughter completely steals the show in this post with her cuteness. I mean look at that biker jacket and those mixed prints on those teeny tiny clothes. There was absolutely no way she would get away with a little mum and daughter twinning. So here it is folks…introducing our first matchy matchy mum and daughter outfits.

Thanks for reading and I hope you love the photographs.

Sovanny x

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I’m wearing: Vintage skirt || Vintage vest || Vintage singlet || Boots by Asos || Biker jacket by Topshop 

Squirt is wearing: Top by Bonds || Jeans by H&M || Sneakers by Vans || Leather biker by Zara || Bag by Zara

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LONDON WITH THE FAMILY

Hello

My family and I have just returned from Europe which is why I have been missing in action. Now that we are back, I’m excited to share some our experiences and photographs with you. Our first pit stop was London. Although London has a reputation for being gloomy and unfriendly, personally I find the city absolutely lovely, full of rich history and beautiful monuments to explore. Once more, you don’t have to look for anything specific to appreciate your surroundings.

Although I have been to London several times during my travels, this was my first time as a family with a toddler in tow. Kids are unpredictable creature so as parents, my husband and I weren’t quite sure what to expect. We just knew that travelling in general has its challenges so we put on our game face and suck it up attitude. What DID happen was jet-lag. This meant being awake at 3am, my toddler going stir crazy in the flat by 6am and leaving to head out by 7am or hell would break loose. Yep. Mind you, most days we are still all fast asleep at 7am. When we were out and about however, my little daughter was on a roll. A little explorer in a whole new world full of adventures. Sure all of our routines were out of whack but since we were on holidays, who cares!

During our very short stay, we shopped, ate, walked along the river, jumped around in puddles and had high-tea at the Sanderson Hotel. It was bliss in amongst all the family madness and we had the blast.

More details to come on Paris and Barcelona. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the images.

Sovanny x

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Jumping for joy in puddles

Jumping for joy in puddles

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Along the river with Tower Bridge in view

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Walking along London Tower

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Mad hatters themed high tea at the Sanderson Hotel

Mad hatters themed high tea at the Sanderson Hotel

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I’m wearing: Skirt by Zara || Top by Asos || Boots by Asos || Coat by Asos || Sunglasses from Retrostar Vintage || Hat from Anthropologie

Squirt is wearing: Dress by H&T || Coat by Zara || Gumboots || Men’s beanie by French Connection

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UNIQUE

Hey all

Last Saturday these photographs were taken before I headed for a girls night out. When we were younger a girls night out would have involved clubs, lots of alcohol and bedtime in the early morning but now we opt for a chick flick followed by dinner. We aren’t old…we just prefer to devote our energy to other things in life now.

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I’m wearing: Boilersuit by Asos | Hi-tops by Nike | Fabric Oversized Bag | Coat by Emanuella Y. | Beanie from Asos
Tot is wearing: Dress by Carters | Top and leggings by Cotton On Kids | Shoes by Vans

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While baggy clothes and sneakers are generally the make up of my weekend style, it was easy to see that my look is unique within my close friendship circle. For instance they’d never wear hi-tops and a boilersuit let alone have a side shave hairstyle. I on the other hand could never rock a mini body con dress, get away make-up free or have waist length luscious locks to show for.

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Occasionally, an old photo of us comes out and we laugh at how daggy we once were even though it seemed so trendy at the time or more recently notice how much we have aged. As we have aged, our looks have matured and so have we. We are all so much more confident and comfortable in our own skin and what we wear. I love that we are all so different and if we were all to exhange wardrobes for a day I’d be certain that our outfits would still reflect our personal sense of style.

A vintage fashion themed photograph of my girlfriends and I taken back in July 2009. One of our more tasteful looks.

A vintage fashion themed photograph of my girlfriends and I taken back in July 2009. One of our more tasteful looks.

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Do you notice the style variety within you close friendship circle? I want to hear about it.

As always thanks for reading and I hope you love these photographs that I hold dear to me.  Now lets all enjoy the freaking weekend.

Sovanny xx

p.s Only 45 days of my New Years Resolution left. Let the countdown begin baby.

CHICKEN & ZUCCHINI PATTIES CRUMBED WITH QUINOA FLAKES

Hello all

Over the weekend, I made these super easy patties for my daughter and husband. As a vegetarian, I didn’t get to personally taste them, however I was told they were delicious!

So what’s in them?

400g of chicken mince
1 x medium sized zucchini
2 x eggs
1 x cup quinoa flakes
Pepper & cumin to season
Olive oil

The simple instructions

1. Wash and cut the ends off the zucchini, then begin to grate and place in a bowl

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2. Add the chicken mince in with the grated zucchini and begin kneading the mixture with your hands. Beat the eggs and then add it to the mixture together with a sprinkle of pepper and cumin, then fold the mixture together using a fork

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3. Place a tablespoon of the mixture into your hands, roll it into a ball, then flatten into medallion shaped patties, dip it into the quinoa flakes, then set aside. Repeat until mixture is finished

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4. Place a pan
on high heat and add in a dash of olive oil

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5. Add in the patties and then turn the heat on low. When the flakes are golden brown, flip it over to cook evenly on both sides. On low heat, the patties should stay on the pan for approximately 10 minutes on each side

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6. Leave to cool and serve warm

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I made 10 patties by using only half the mixture so depending on the size of your patties, you should be able to make approximately 20 patties.

And there you go. Until next time…thanks for reading xx