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MATB x Arnhem

If it's one thing I love it's matching with my mini's and if there's one clothing label that does it so beautifully it's Arnhem Clothing! Their latest collection Serendipity launches this week and just like all their other collections this one has matching pieces for the little ones. The best part is they're made from the off cuts of the womens collection so not only are they making twinning super cute but they're saving the planet at the same time! With Splendour in the Grass happening in Bryon next week there was a real festival feel behind this collection so it was a natural fit collaborating with Arnhem on this shoot!  You can shop Serendipity and the rest of the...

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Weekend adventures with Kirsten Reid & crew

Ok so some of us (*most of us) can't live a life of wanderlust and adventure all the time so surely the next best thing is the ultimate weekend adventure right? But how many of you think about it and then think it's all too hard and not worth it for only 2 days?  You're not alone (hey I've got 2 kids under 5 and a trip to the supermarket is hard enough sometimes, never mind hours in the car or more than 1 bag to pack) but my girl Kirsten Reid is the queen when it comes to weekends away so I wanted to get the low down on how to make these weekend adventures a regular thing for...

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Resources you need right now

Two words; assumption & comparison. I've recently decided to remove these from my vocabulary. As a small business owner / woman / mum / entrepreneur / introvert / highly emotional over thinking cancerian I've found these two words to be highly toxic in both my personal and professional life.  I've recently become obsessed with changing my mindset and saying goodbye to those two toxic words for good. I've made some changes in my business (like my authentic marketing approach) and in my personal life to make sure that I don't get caught up in the assumption and comparison trap. It's definitely a massive mindset shift but there are some resources that can help you along the way. Regardless of whether or not...

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On the road with Arnhem Bickley

A big part of why I started MATB was not only to pursue a longtime dream of a life of adventure for myself but to also inspire others who dream of freedom, a simpler life and paving their own path. Early last year I spent a few weeks working over in Byron Bay with the gorgeous team at Arnhem Clothing. My sister Nicola is the General Manager and I spent some time with Founder Arnhem Bickley and her beautiful girls Meika and Inka. I was so inspired by Arnhem's journey, her childhood, her philosophy for life, her passion for a sustainable future and her kickass attitude to totally nailing business. When I launched and started the journal I knew I...

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Limited Edition Charlie Grey Marle Campaign shoot

We drive past this abandoned red barn on our way to daycare and for the past few weeks Charlie has asked every single time if we can stop and explore it..."there could be wild animals in there mama" "maybe someone has hidden something in there" "I bet there's dragons in there, can I have a pet dragon mama?"...ev.er.ry time! haha So when I was thinking about the campaign shoot for this I thought 'you know what Charlie we can actually go exploring there, but you have to look cute doing it!' I am so excited to introduce the new Limited Edition Charlie Grey Marle shot here in Papamoa by the incredibly talented Rachel from Swift & Click!   Charlie Grey Marle...

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