Feeling a bit overwhelmed at this time of year? Feeling the pressure of keeping everyone happy, struggling to get through that to do list and trying your best not to overspend? Well I’m here to say...You do you Boo!! We’re not doing Christmas eve boxes, or elf on shelf, or a home made advent calendar this year and Arlo will only get a couple presents. We are not really big on presents. We are more about experiences like the one above, where this year we got to take Arlo to Bali! You only remember the memories and not the presents at the end of the day. Quality time with people you love is what Christmas is all about! So I’m reminding you it’s ok to be imperfect and not do it all 🙌
Knock knock, who’s there? Hello Summer!!! Summer has well and truely arrived here in New Zealand. Getting ready to have some fun in the sunshine all summer long wearing my new pair of @luluavarcas Cooper sandals in Snow Leopard.
Decided to go lighter for Summer and see if blondes really do have more fun 😝👩🏼 Did you manage your catch my dramatic hair transformation on my stories?! If not I’ve saved it as a highlight so you can see the wonderful @melstevenson8 work her magic on me! ✨
Last night as I gently rocked Arlo to sleep, I felt his little hand rest on my chest and his body calm down and sink into me. I rubbed his back and held him tight before tucking him in for the night. Jakey then brushed the hair off my face and gave me a kiss before wrapping his arms around me as I drifted off to sleep. I thought to myself...I’m so dam lucky!
Travel the world with people you love the most 💛 Have you seen the latest blog post with all our favourite places in Bali that we visited and family friendly activities?! (Link in bio)
@martinboroughmanor1 is a must do for families in the Wairarapa. It’s a working farm and orchard ideally located on the outskirts of Martinborough wine village and makes the perfect stop over if your checking out some of the wineries. All their animals are very tame and love to eat right from your hand! Arlo made the cutest cluck, cluck sound every time he spotted a new animal! 🐷🐥🐑🦃🐮 See more over on www.jessieandjake.com
Bali part two is now live on the blog!! This time we are sharing some of the activities we enjoyed and all the delicious places we ate at. If you’re planning on checking out Bali, be sure to tick off some of the awesome places we found. 👉 www.jessieandjake.com (link in profile)
Have you checked out our latest blog post all about family friendly wineries in Martinborough? @moyhallwines made it onto our list because they have loads of kids toys for the little ones and plenty of grass for kids to run around on. The food was 10/10 and the staff were super friendly and relaxed. Read more over on www.jessieandjake.com
Three things you won’t know about the Carlsons. 1. On the day we meet we were actually set up!! I had no idea and thought I had meet Jake on my own accord. Little did I know, a mutual friend had texted Jake and said “Put a shirt on and get to town! I’ve just met the girl of your dreams” 💛 2. We worked together in a bar in Ireland! Jake was one of the managers and said he would never work with me again because I never listened to him 🤣 3. The first thing I thought when I saw him was “This guy is gonna be my best friend.” Oh boy, was I right! 😏
First things first, whats your favourite Disney movie?! Makes my heart explode when I see Arlo playing with my childhood toy, Mickey! Swipe across to see me as a baby playing with this exact Mickey 🥺😭😍 We are defiantly a Disney family and have been loving watching all our favourites on @disneyplusnz
Theres no place higher than on Daddy’s shoulders. We had the best family day today and I couldn’t help but capture some special moments between these two, check out my stories to see some, cuteness and some messiness and all round craziness 🤪
Ready for all kinds of Summer adventures wearing my new @marlo_nz the most stylish yet comfortable gumboot that allows me to run around after my one year old 🏃♀️ #gifted