Meet Pam the Penguin


Pam is without a doubt the cutest looking sleep-trainer I have ever seen! We were gifted her by Sleepytot to try out, and I was going to save her for Marlo but Brooklyn spotted her so I gave in and let him have it the last few nights.

Pam is a sleep-trainer nightlight (not clock) and I thought I would tell you a few features about her…

When placed on her charging base, Pam can be an all night night-light – or she can be used unplugged however the light will shut off after 30 mins. In the morning, when there is 30 minutes to go until ‘wake up time’, Pam will turn orange – showing your little one that it’s almost time to get up! When it is ‘wake up time’, Pam will turn green!

I’ve been doing a bit of reading about what coloured lights help increase your body’s naturally produced melatonin (sleep hormone). The general consensus is that RED is the only colour of light that doesn’t inhibit your child’s melatonin. Blue and white based lights being the worst! Ironically the colour of a very commonly used sleep training clock (which we have had for 2 years now!) – the Gro Clock, is BLUE! Nothing against the Gro Clock, just something to think about!
ANYWAY the point of me talking about different coloured lights, is that I love how you can choose a colour on Pam. You can choose from blue, red, white, pink and multicolour (or off) – I would go for red or pink personally after my recent readings.

Pam is also a wireless speaker – fab for users of white noise or if your child likes to fall asleep listening to music. You could even play a Spotify playlist if you wanted to! I haven’t tested this feature yet, I’m not sure I want to add yet another thing to Brooklyn’s OCD night time routine haha!

You can buy, read a bit more, and see the different colours Pam is available in HERE.

J x

Mini Capsule Mum-Wardrobe

First off – this is by no means only for you if you’re a Mum. I just called it that because it’s my ‘mum style’.

What is a capsule wardrobe, you ask? The idea is that instead of having many many items in your wardrobe that a. don’t all go together or b. you just don’t wear very often… you have a smaller amount of items that all go together, you love, and together they make loads of different outfits. From what I have read – a capsule wardrobe will usually consist of approx 30-40 items, that’s including shoes. You can read more about a full capsule wardrobe here.

I have put together my own mini version of a capsule wardrobe, consisting of 15 items from The Warehouse. 2 pants, 1 skirt, 1 jacket, 2 jerseys, 2 shoes, 4 tops, 1 dress, 1 beanie, 1 scarf. I went with a colour scheme of black, grey, white, blush pink and khaki. These colours work beautifully together so it makes it super easy to throw together some easy outfits.

capsule

These are the items I picked out. Basically how it works is… 1 pair of pants with 4 different tops = 4 outfits. Different pair of pants with same 4 tops = 4 more outfits = 8 outfits total. Get my gist?

Cost:
Denim jacket $39.95
Black pants $39.90
Khaki pants $39.90
Blush cut out jersey $25.00
Drop hem black tee $15.00
Striped top $12.00
Cold shoulder jersey dress $25.00
Printed tee $10.00
Grey jersey $25.00
Skirt $15.00
Lace singlet $10.00
Snood $20.00
Beanie $15.00
Shoes $8.00 each (2 pairs)

Total: (I got these while there was a ‘buy 1 get 1 half price’ sale on women’s ware – they have these often so keep an eye out!) $240.50

Below is a collection of photos showing how I have put together some of the items, and how I would wear them on a day-to-day basis. I’ve been in Auckland for 2 weeks now and these are the only clothes I packed to bring with me, and I definitely haven’t felt like I’ve been lacking in outfit options – it’s been fun mixing and matching these items to make new looks! My favourite items out of the lot are definitely the pants – they’re a super stretchy skinny style cargo pant and I got them in both colours (a washed black look denim and khaki), both of which I have been alternating living in since I got them! They’re high waisted (good for hiding that Mum-tum) and super flattering.

This blog was so much fun to put together! My beautiful friend Vanessa from We Are The Watsons came shopping with me, and my #sisterwife Erana from The Culture of Grace took the beautiful photos for me – I’m pretty lucky to have such awesome friends! And of course a huge thank you to The Warehouse for working with me on this content! I hope you all like it as much as I do!

J x