Things I Love: June Edition


Stopping in today to share a few things I am loving this June.  While all of you in the United States are trying to cool down in the shade, here in Australia we are bundling up.  And that's why you see me dreaming of warm socks, boots, comfort food baking with that gorgeous wooden rolling pin, and a tiger sweat shirt.  Speaking of tiger shirts, they seem to be all the rage here in Australia, how about in the Northern Hemisphere?  All I know is, I want one!  Shout out to my Alma Mater "go tigers!"  And those "monster" notecards, oh they hold a dear spot close to my heart.  I think they would make some excellent art journalling material.  Hope you enjoy this month's loves.

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And just like that, June is about finished.  Back in July with lots of posts about what we were up to when our family came to visit and much more.  Love you all!  

Melbourne: Exploring the City


I must apologize for being so absent  We were blessed to have Aunt Carolyn and Kelli here with us for a couple weeks so instead of pouring ourselves into telling you our story, we were busy living it.  Much more to come on their little stay, but I thought I would wrap up our Melbourne trip for you all.  

One of our favourite parts of the trip was just wondering the streets and taking in the beautiful architecture, breathing in the autumn air and stopping by cute shops for a look.  
We explored the city via the train and tram system.  I think Melbourne public transit is wonderful and if you are visiting this city this is how you should get around.  You don't have to worry about parking and it is very reasonable.
We got to visit another room of the "house" at Hillsong Melbourne.  
Papa Wutke, we stopped here for you!  This company has been established since 1910 and there were so many hats that would have fit so nicely into the Wutke collection.
While in Melbourne we found our place to stay via  This was the most incredible experience and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for affordable accommodation.  We booked with Barbara and her dog Henry.  Barbara is the nicest woman, such a wonderful host.  You can check out the room we stayed in here.  Barbara had our fridge stocked with everything we needed for breakfast, a clean and warm space to sleep, and a few other special treats to make our stay so enjoyable.  If you are are headed to Melbourne, you should stay with Barbara.  And while you are there, please tell her hi from the Wutkes!  
Melbourne we loved you and hope to return someday soon!  ♥  The Kids Down Under

We ♥ Melbourne: Cafe Crushes


A good cafe fills me with inspiration.  From decor, to food, to styling, even sometimes clothing inspiration.  Melbourne is full of wonderful and inspirational cafes and exploring the different little hideaways was one of our favourite parts of our trip.

Some of our favourite spots to eat in Melbourne, Manchester Press (them most incredible bagels I have ever eaten), Prospect Espresso (best chips of my life), De Clieu (sparkling pear juice and almond croissants, order them), Merry Cupcakes (those cupcakes are chai and chocolate avocado...I know you were curious).

Other delicious foods we enjoyed while in Melbourne:  macaroons at a pop up shop, fresh hot jam donuts, and Grill'd Burgers.

There you have it.  One more Melbourne post to go!  Love you.  The Kids Down Under.

We ♥ Melbourne: The Camberwell Markets


I am pretty sure we have discovered one of the coolest cities on earth, Melbourne.  Dane and I have been wanting to travel to Melbourne ever since we arrived in Australia, hearing that it was full of culture, art, music, cafes, and shopping, it sounded like the perfect place for us.  We loved it so much, I am going to have to break the trip up into three posts!


The first stop on our Melbourne Adventure were the Camberwell Markets.  If you are in Melbourne, make time for these on Sunday morning.  Here's the scene: the parking lot of a shopping center turned into one giant creative flee market. (yes that is a Tiger rug, and yes I want it).

We had some incredible finds, from jewelry to vintage clothing to a bow Dane plans on using for his guitar.  I think one of us should learn cello.  We'll see.

While roaming around we enjoyed live music, delicious food, and meeting new people.

I am also assuming the phrase, "look at that cute dog," came out of our mouths about a million times.  We even saw a Dixie look alike!!! (At this point we will pause to say hello to Eric and Nicole and ask them to give Dixie a cuddle and a treat for us).

Sunday morning was incredible, and it was only a hint to how exciting the rest of our trip was going to be.  Make sure you stop back in over the next three days to see pictures from the rest of our trip.

xoxo The Kids Down Under