How - 12 C | 53° F at 8:15am after my morning shower and before I put on my sweater.
And- I love this merino tee shirt, I wear it at least 5 days a week AND the best part is that I don't have to wash it very often. Merino is AWESOME!
DAY 61 | JULY 30. 2015
What's this? A little Buggy that doesn't want her photo taken? I don't believe it!
What- A 100% merino longsleeve top worn underneath a 100% polyester Disney Princess nightie!
How - 12 C | 53° F at 8:50mm on the way to daycare after dropping Iggy off at school.
And- The morning drop off, in particular Buggy's daycare drop off, can be challenging. It breaks my heart when she says "Mama, I don't want to go to little school today". Boo :(
DAY 60 | JULY 29. 2015
Stop the traffic, we're getting ready to cross.
What- A 100% merino longsleeve slider top (teeshirt with sleeves attached)
How - 16 C | 61° F at 3:55pm as we're walking to Buggy's ballet class.
And- Iggy loves coming to ballet, not to watch his sister finesse her dancing, but to get a Kit Kat from the vending machine at the conclusion of each lesson. Oh, and he gets to watch cable tv with the other boys that have been dragged to the lesson.
DAY 59 | JULY 28. 2015
Pink leaping lady!
What- A 100% merino skirt and 100% merino longsleeve top
How - 15 C | 59° F at 3:45pm after daycare and during a short break in the weather.
And- I love the movement in this photo, I think Buggy's determination is captured perfectly.
DAY 58 | JULY 27. 2015
It's a potpourri of colours, shapes and designs! Guess who decided she didn't need me to help her get dressed this morning?
What- A 100% merino skirt and a pair of 100% merino leggings, both by LFOH
How - 11° C | 52° F at 8:43am in a break between rain showers on an average morning.
And- I'm thinking she probably did her own hair too?!
DAY 57 | JULY 26. 2015
Special delivery from the Buggy Express!
What- A pair of 100% merino leggings + longsleeve top made of 100% merino.
How - 12° C | 53° F at 9:45am before we start the major weekly clean and the boxes get broken down and thrown in the recycling!
And- My kids literally played in 6 cardboard boxes one hour. Awesome!
DAY 56 | JULY 25. 2015
We're at the movies! The Minion Movie, to be exact. Popcorn, soda, choc dipped icecream, it doesn't get much better than this!
What- A 100% merino fleece vest with lined hood
How - 16° C | 61° F at 3:45pm as we're waiting for the movie to start. That's the outside temp, the theatre always feels so much colder though so not sure what the temp inside is.
And- You guys, we went to Denny's for dinner after. That place is CRAZY!
DAY 55 | JULY 23. 2015
I know you didn't believe me when I said it before, but I'm not joking when I say I wear a pair of these everyday.
What- A pair of 100% merino fingerless gloves by Limb
How - 5° C | 41° F at 7:15am as I'm heading out the door for a super early work meeting in town.
And- I don't think it's a good idea for me to attempt to paint my nails in bed!
DAY 54 | JULY 22. 2015
That right there is the look of a 6 going on 16 year old not wanting to have his photo taken. Ahhhhhhh, Muuuuuuum.
What- A 100% longsleeve merino top (worn as a layer under his school uniform)
How - 6° C | 42° F at 8:40am as we "lock and load". That's Frost talk for "get out the door and load up, it's time to go!"
And- The completely mismatched socks are the dead giveaway that Iggy dressed himself for school.
DAY 53 | JULY 21. 2015
If you look closely, everything about this outfit makes sense, except for the jungle print jacket on top!
What- A 100% merino skirt with allover cloud print (she LOVES that thing) and a pair of 100% merino leggings.
How - 10° C | 50° F at 8:25am after shoes have been put on but we still haven't brushed teeth.
And- I'm a fan of Pink/Black, I think it's kinda Rocker Chic. Maybe Buggy's going for Jungle Chic?
DAY 52 | JULY 20. 2015
Blame genetics, or just bloody bad luck, but at an unimpressive height of 5'4" I have short legs. This morning as I was making Buggy breakfast I realised that at 4 1/2 years old hers are almost as long as mine. Sob.
What- A 100% merino skirt with allover cloud print
How - 7° C | 44° F at 7:45am as we're wrapping up breakfast and about to head to school.
And- Baby, it's cold outside but you wouldn't guess it by looking at Buggy's outfit!
DAY 51 | JULY 19. 2015
I'm not kidding when I say I wear these everyday!
What- One of the 6 pairs of 100% merino fingerless gloves I own.
How - 10° C | 50° F at 7:30am as I'm out and about running from meeting to meeting.
And- I think someone needs a manicure!
DAY 50 | JULY 19. 2015
It's warm, but it's not that warm!
What- 100% merino tshirt and Mama's denim vest.
How - 15° C | 59° F at 2pm as we're getting some last minute back to school supplies for Iggy.
And- Being married to an American means that the heat inside our house is always cranked. That's great for when we're lounging inside, not so much when the kids leave the house and have to face the dampness that is NZed. That's when Mama's denim vest comes in handy :)
How - 14° C | 57° F at 1am at The Botanic Gardens.
And- When the kids are going crazy, I like to take them to the Botanic Gardens and run some of that crazy energy out. Today is a stunning day, but even if it wasn't, Iggy would still be wearing shorts.
DAY 48 | JULY 17. 2015
Don't be fooled by Buggy's outfit, it's still the middle of winter over here!
How - 12° C | 53° F at 12pm as we're about to walk into the green grocer to buy some fruit and veges.
And- Yes, she's wearing headphones and a shoulder bag into the store. And no, the headphones aren't plugged into an iPod, she just liked the look of them with her outfit!
DAY 47 | JULY 16. 2015
I am ADDICTED to fingerless gloves. I can't help it, I wear them all day everyday during winter.
What- Unfortunately these gloves aren't mine, they're Buggy's, but they're pretty similar to the ones I wear. Hers are made of 100% merino by LFOH.
How - 8° C | 46° F at 10:00am as we're about to head out the door for a bike ride.
And- If you need a killer pair of fingerless gloves for yourself, you need to get over to Limb. Not only are Emma's sleeves stylish, they come in an awesome assortment of colours and lengths.
DAY 46 | JULY 15. 2015
Hair extensions, anyone?
What- 100% merino tshirt by Little Flock of Horrors accessorized with a spotty piece of fabric that's supposed to be Buggy's hair.
How - 19° C | 66° F inside temperature at 10:00am as we're about to figure out activities for today.
And- We have a couple more days of school holidays left until Term 2 starts. I'm looking forward to getting my sanity back!
DAY 45 | JULY 14. 2015
My, what a big bone you have.
What- Leggings and longsleeve top made from 100% merino.
How - 10° C | 50° F at 3:00pm on the way past the horse bones (AGAIN).
And- I have no idea what part of the horse this is from. Any ideas?
DAY 44 | JULY 13. 2015
Forget the American lineage, perhaps my son is part native?
What- 100% merino leggings
How - 6° C | 48° F at 1:30pm as we went for a walk through the woods behind the holiday home we are staying at.
And- Folks, that's a horse bone he's holding in his hands, We visit the remains every year and the kids are AMAZED by how huge the bones are.
DAY 43 | JULY 12. 2015
Believe it or not, these two are excited about being on the mountain today!
Who- Iggy and Buggy
What- Both kids are totally decked out in merino head-to-toe underneath their Burton snowsuits.
How - 0° C | 32° F at 10:00am at Whakapapa as we're about to descend to the depths of the bunny slops, a.k.a Happy Valley.
And- It doesn't get much better than a bluebird day on the mountain. This is my idea of a perfect day!
DAY 42 | JULY 11. 2015
This twinning moment wasn't planned, it just happened and we ♡ it!
What- 100% merino longsleeve top and 100% leggings.
How - 6° C | 43° F at 4:00pm as we are winding down and having some chill out time with our friends.
And- We've been hearing about how this little girl, Amelia, looks so much like Buggy. We're not necessarily seeing it in the face but the outfit is undeniable!
DAY 41 | JULY 10. 2015
We're on holiday - YESSSSS!
What- 100% merino longsleeve top and 100% leggings.
How - 1° C | 33° F at 7:00am as I'm walking the dogs with Buggy around the lake.
And- I love this photo, my daughter is so full of light and I feel like I captured the moment perfectly :)
DAY 40 | JULY 9. 2015
Cold feet be gone!
What- 100% merino socks. I have three pairs of these but this pink pair gets the most use because the others are brown and just don't fit with my vibe.
How - 4° C | 39° F at 5:55am as I'm heading out the door with the two dogs in tow for our daily walk.
And- I really really like these socks. Stylish, they're not, but warm they are!
DAY 39 | JULY 8. 2015
I wasn't able to snap a photo of Iggy wearing these so this flat lay will have to do. He's a tough guy to keep up with sometimes!
What- 100% merino grey marle leggings with contract green knee patch.
How - 8° C | 46° F at 5:30pm as I'm about to throw these in the laundry.
And- I'm hustling to get some laundry done before we head down to the mountain for a few days holiday. Yeehaa!
DAY 38 | JULY 7. 2015
You can't really see it, but that's Fran on the right cracking the whip in our home office.
What- 100% merino longsleeve top (worn as a layer underneath his crew) and 100% merino socks.
How - 13° C | 13° F at 2:00pm as we were hustling to get a job completed and out the door.
And- It was a warmer day today but the far side of our house doesn't get much sun during the morning so we need to pile on the merino to make sure we don't get too chilly.
DAY 37 | JULY 6. 2015
What- Longsleeve merino twosie (shortsleeve tee with attached sleeves) by Little Flock of Horrors.
How - 9° C | 48° F at 3:45pm while Iggy was enjoying his after school snack,
And- My kids love to suck noodles a la Lady and the Tramp style. It's pretty comical to watch, especially when the noodles are thick udon like these ones!
DAY 36 | JULY 5. 2015
The grocery store is stimulation overload, until they get to the chip aisle!
Who- Buggy and Iggy
What- 100% merino tshirts
How - 19° C | 66° F at 10:15am inside the supermarket temperature.
And- Grocery shopping with kids has got to be one of the most patience testing jobs out there. Every time I do it, I swear I'll never do it again!
DAY 35 | JULY 4. 2015
Don't worry, I'm not going out into the winter cold dressed like this, I just wanted to show you what I'm layering today.
What- Mons Royale 100% merino tank top. I've been using this piece of clothing primarily as layer, only because I got it at the beginning of winter, but I know it will be a great piece of clothing I can wear in summer as well.
How - 11° C | 51° F at 9:00 on the morning of the 4th of July!
And- Can you tell I had a little helper taking this photo for me?
I asked Buggy to dress herself this morning and this is the result. Cute!
How - 14° C | 57° F at 8:45. We're running a bit late and need to get everyone ot the door and on their way to school/daycare.
And- Check out Fran photobombing. Classic!
DAY 33 | JULY 2. 2015
Finger snapping is apparently a big deal. Everyone's doing it, apart from Iggy. Hence the intense look of concentration on his face in this photo.
Who- Iggy and Buggy
What- Although it's not too cold today it just feels damp. I hate that feeling, don't you? Iggy's wearing allowed to wear a plain black longsleeve underneath his uniform so he's wearing one made of 100% merino. Buggy is wearing a pair of 100% merino pants and a matching longsleeve tee.
How - 13° C | 55° F at 8:40 as we were herding dogs inside and getting ready to go to school.
And- I don't need to tell you that Buggy's princess dress is not merino, right? In fact, I would bet my life on that thing being extremely flammable! Stay a meter from the heater, Buggy.
DAY 32 | JULY 1. 2015
My boy is sick today so he's at home resting and relaxing. Buggy had the same sore tummy the day before so I'm thinking it will be gone by tomorrow.
What- He was wearing PJ's but I told him to strip off and lie in Mama and Dada's bed in his undies and a merino tee instead. He's prone to overheating so I thought this was a better option. It obviously worked, I went to check on him and he was catching some zzzzzz's.
How - 14° C | 57° F at 2:30pm when I snuck in and snapped some photo of him in our bed.
And- I know he's actually sick because he NEVER has a sleep during the day.