About me: Born in a small coastal town called Forster-Tuncurry in NSW, where riding my horse to the beach or surfing on my lunch break was normal. I lived there for 21 years until I met ‘my love’. Nearly 10 years on, moving from Sydney to Brisbane and then onto Townsville, we’ve called North Queensland home for seven years now. I juggle life working at the RSPCA, raising our three daughters, supporting my husband’s NRL career and everything in between.
Bag I’m transitioning out of my ‘nappy’ bag so fell in love with this black leather one which has all the space I need but is on the trendy side. It’s a new local label called Kimberly and Co.
Notebook when I need to, I write. One day I’ll get around to writing a book or blog, but for now I jot down everything I can. Free therapy!
Dog tag Beef was my dog I rescued after my dad passed away. We shared 12 amazing years and adventures, he moved with me from Forster, Brizzy and lived with us here in Townsville.
Grand final Ring There’s so much that goes into the meaning of this ring. I see long days, success, sacrifice, injuries, tears, missed family moments and lots of cheering Daddy on. A night we’ll never forget! Especially when I started having contractions through the game carrying our third daughter. Thankfully it held off and she arrived four weeks later; imagine a birth on the sidelines?! There’s no way I was going to miss that golden point!
Wedding Photo We had a surprise wedding, planned in two weeks and shared with our daughters. We were on a road trip at the time so found a nice place in Currumbin Valley, bought a dress along the way and said, “I do.”
Magnets I collect them from places we travel to or little cute boutiques. This one is keeping me on track with juggling our busy schedule.
Trophy In 2016 I signed up for a charity boxing event and raised $8000 for my chosen charity LIVIN, who raise awareness for depression, anxiety and suicide. It also showed my daughters how strong and brave Mummy is, they were so proud of me and that alone meant the world!
Binkie Bunny If this Binkie could talk, oh the stories he would tell. He’s seen me at my best and worst parenting moments; the laughter and tears, through every long night or early morning. Binkie has been there for each of our daughters, Milanah (7), Harlan (4) and Novah (18 months).
Survival kit Being a busy mum I need something simple and fast, but something that helps make me feel I can conquer the world and don’t look like I haven’t slept in 83 years. Mascara. Lip Gloss/Balm. Tinted Moisturiser.
Photo Mum and Dad. I have this photo on my bedside table. I love seeing them like this, young and care free.
Petals I have collected them from different occasions. Some heart breaking, most breath taking. There’s roses in there from my father’s funeral, petals from my first Valentines, a flower from gifts for each daughter I birthed, a wedding day peony and a lot of ‘I love you’ flowers.
Candle We always have something nice going in our house. I’m obsessed with a local brand, TEDDO and LID. They even have little travel tins I can take away with me to keep that familiar scent going.
Love Contract Being young and in love I made Antonio sign himself over to me; I guess it worked.
Recipe Growing up with a Brazilian mother food was always a big thing in our family. Now having my own family and a Samoan husband it’s something I love doing and the bigger the cook up, the better.
Horse Bit This bit belongs to my horse Nike, I have owned since he was four and this year he will be 21 years old. He’s saved me mentally so many times over the years, true horse people will understand this.
Camera I must capture everything. I need to get a snap of each special moment so I can share it with our daughters in years to come.