What’s in my work bag (minimal)

I bought a cute black Kate Hill (Danika) backpack to use as a more formal diaper bag for nicer occasions. I also use it once in while as a work bag for my part time position as a Marketing Assistant. The backpack is very spacious inside, opens wide, has quilted stitching all over the front, and has gold hardware.

The contents of my work bag are:

  • Mimco keyring card wallet
  • mini essentials purse
  • car & house keys
  • earphones
  • usb
  • snack
  • lunch (usually in a glass container)
  • drink bottle (with water or juice)
  • phone (I use a notes/checklist app that automatically syncs to my email account – no need to hoard old planners or feel guilty about throwing them out)

How adorable is this teddy keyring?Reminds me of my baby boy!

Alternative affordable engagement rings

Although I love my engagement ring, if I could do it all over again I would probably choose a ring that’s a lot less expensive and use the money somewhere else, like paying off the mortgage.

There are so many different rings to choose from! Below are a number of alternative engagement rings from Etsy that are both affordable and breathtakingly beautiful.

Non-diamond rings

Left: 10k rose gold sideways pear cut amethyst ring from Deesse Jewelry (around $369 AUD)

Right: 14k rose gold emerald cut morganite, diamond pave ring from Oh My Christine (arround $604 AUD)

Diamond bands

Left: 14k rose gold full eternity diamond pave band from Milegem (around $375-$644 AUD)

Right: 14k rose gold half eternity diamond twist pave band from LeRhin (around $532 AUD)

Halo non-diamond centre rings

Left: 14k gold morganite centre, diamond halo pave ring from Milegem (around $710-$845 AUD)

Right: 14k rose gold oval cut emerald centre diamond halo ring from LeRhin (around $739 AUD)

Dainty non-round diamond ring

Left: 14k yellow gold trillion cut diamond ring from FRomaG (around $786 AUD)

Right: 14k rose gold heart diamond ring from FRomaG (around $786 AUD)

Unique dainty rings

Left: 14k yellow gold marquise cut diamond crown ring from Capucinne (around $980 AUD) 

Right: 14k gold onyx crown ring from Ardonn (around $282 AUD)

Moissanite rings (diamond alternative)

Left: 14k gold moissanite ring from Louisa Gallery  (around $752 AUD)

Right: 14k gold 1ct oval moissanite halo ring from Pop Ring (around $922 AUD)

Antique rings

Left: Antique 18k yellow gold and platinum diamond flower cluster ring from FK Antique (around $610 AUD)

Right: Antique Edwardian 18k yellow gold and platinum oval cut sapphire centre diamond cluster ring from Dear Rose With Love (around $520 AUD)

Home decor – Boy nursery/ playroom

Our baby boy’s nursery theme consists of safari animals, grey and wood. A cot use to be in there but since he still sleeps in our room it’s become more of a toy/play room now. My favourite thing in his room is the handmade hanging name branch. My husband found the branch and sanded it smooth and he also spray painted some of the wooden letters. I hand drew aztec patterns on the rest of the letters and hung them on the branch with twine. I love the theme of his room because he can grow with it.