Mother’s Day : Festival of Mama


Trelise Cooper Happy Mother's Day


As huge fans of birthday Festivals, it may come as no surprise that we also like to celebrate Mother’s Day as the Festival of Mama.  The Welshman and Boyo have been making plans for weeks, bless their little cotton socks.


Bake your own Mother's Day cake


I received an early present of some fabulous Donna Hay Molten Chocolate Chunk Brownies – the only proviso being I had to bake them myself!


Mother's Day dinner


Next up was a Saturday night family dinner par excellence – ribeye and T bone from the sublime Victor Churchill butchery, a fabulous glass of Knappstein Hand Picked Clare Valley Riesling and pine mushroom cream sauce.


Pine Mushroom sauce on toast


The pine mushroom cream sauce is fabulous served as a spread on Adriano Zumbo olive & rosemary sourdough toast as a little supper snackette.


Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed


I was served breakfast in bed – as you do – and given lovely presents.  Best of all, the gorgeous messages in my cards – I am so lucky to have these gorgeous men in my life.  There are still a few white chocolate covered freeze-dried strawberries left, and the little sterling silver butterfly earrings are prettying up my earlobes as we speak.


Happy Mother's Day Fruit Salad


Who doesn’t love a happy face for breakfast?


Number 1 Mum cup


Mother’s Day isn’t complete without a mug and other Mother’s Day Stall treasures.


Sydney Aquarium Mother's Day 2013


A family outing to Darling Harbour in the morning.  Beautiful blue skies, an on trend orange-lipsticked fish throwing some awesome jazz fins, a deep sea diver, and a platypus.  Our nickname for the baby bump that became Boyo was Puggle, so it’s extra special to see a platypus on Mother’s Day.  Love this view – my blokefolk walking along together, deep in discussion, as I trail along behind them.  The Welshman and his mini me Boyo.


Mama and Boyo


Isn’t he adorably cute?  I thrifted this hat recently as a joke present for the Welshman but Boyo has claimed it as his own.  I think Boyo Style has taken a turn for the gangster!


Mother's Day afternoon


A sneaky glass of wine, some chocolate brownie baking and some dedicated R&R time under my recently acquired crocheted Nanna blanket made for some lovely Festival of Mama me time.


Mother's Day Manly
Next up, we headed off to Manly for Boyo’s skateboarding lesson, and booked in my own mid life crisis skateboard lesson.  Dear gods!  The Welshman and I went for a walk along the beachfront and Boyo and I had fish and chips for dinner.  He’s so tall now that we can almost walk with our arms around each other’s shoulders.  My heart almost burst in my chest, walking down the street with my Boyo.  Gods, I love him.


Verily Fashion Navy & Red Dress 5


Another fab thing about Mother’s Day?  Got to be the opportunity to wear a gorgeous brand new dress, the lovely Navy and Red Dress from Verily .  Oh my, I love this dress.  I felt really ladylike all day, and it was more comfortable than wearing my PJs.


Special Thoughts for Mother's Day


I just wanted to take a little moment to remember those mamas who’ve lost kids, and kids who’ve lost their mamas, and the mamas who are desperately hoping to hold their own baby one day.

I hope your Festival of Mama was everything you wanted it to be.



Kimba Likes Style Notes:

  • Navy and Red Dress – purchased from Verily
  • Lizzie Collins jacket – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Shubar suede Albert slippers – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Butterfly earrings – gift from the Blokefolk bought from the Paddington Markets
  • MissSixty denim jacket – thrifted from Red Cross Rozelle
  • Black Dig Free leggings – bought from Berlei
  • Blueberry rubber flats – bought from Mox

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  • All images by Kim-Marie Williams
  • Mother’s Day floral heart from a Trelise Cooper promotional email

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  • Lisa Mckenzie - 18 May 2013 - 11.14 am

    Beautiful Post Kim-Marie I love my children so much too,and My son is 24 and I come up to his chest but I still adore cuddles with him,My daughter does not cuddle but makes up for it with lovely cards with words that make me cry!(she is nearly 23 next month) where have the years gone.I too got a mug a Jamie Oliver “I Love you Loads ” one and I love it,would prefer Jamie in person but hey a mug is lovely.It looks like you had a lovely Mothers day and so you should.How are the skateboarding lessons going? your a brave woman indeed.
    I love your message about Mums and children…..heartfelt words.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 May 2013 - 6.33 pm

      I’m doing my first lesson this weekend – if it’s not rained out!

      I’m hoping I still get cuddles. Boyo is nine and already as tall as my mouth!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @mummys undeserved bless - 17 May 2013 - 10.16 pm

    Looks like a great time. Your boys are so beautiful celebrate you in this way. ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Holland - 17 May 2013 - 3.56 pm

    What a lovely post. I am all for a festival, especially a Festival of Mama 🙂 Looks like you had a well-deserved, fantastic time. I was drooling over those brownie’s when you mentioned them last week! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 17 May 2013 - 6.01 pm

      It was a really lovely day. We make our festivals all about the family – no me time like most other mothers get! 😉

      The brownies were drool-a-licious. I deliberately slightly undercooked them so they’d be gooey. Yummo heated with cream!ReplyCancel

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