Friday, 29 November 2013

We Have Moved

Hi everyone, just letting you know that I've updated my domain. 

You can now - 

I hope to see you over at my new site soon!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

DIY Paper Wall Hanging

I've finally finished this paper wall hanging for above our bed! This project was inspired by Style Me Pretty's DIY Wax Paper Backdrop. I loved the look of the wax paper backdrop, but I didn't want it to become washed out against the white wall. 

I only made a few changes to the original tutorial. Instead of half a circle, I used a full circle of paper to make my cones. After some experimenting I realised that I liked the look of wider cones better :) I also just tied the paper to a branch I'd spray painted silver, to stand out from the wall, and because I had less space for my wall hanging than the original backdrop in the tutorial!

Have you tried to make this project too? I like it, even though it's abstract, I still think it looks nice :)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Light and Easy Banana Walnut Muffins

So I've finally gotten around to baking again. I actually quite enjoy baking, but I don't always have the opportunity to photograph the finished product. I've made these muffins many times before, and they're always a favourite. You can also add chocolate chips to the recipe if you like your muffins a bit sweeter :)

Recipe from James St Cooking School.

1 ½ cups plain flour
1 cup castor sugar
1 pinch salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
tsp cinnamon
4 egg whites
3 large ripe bananas (about 1 cup)
½ cup light olive oil
¼ cup low fat yoghurt
¼ cup roughly chopped walnuts

Preheat your oven to 190°C. Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Whisk the egg whites with a fork until slightly frothy, and add to dry ingredients.
Stir in banana, oil, yoghurt and nuts and mix lightly until combined.
Spoon the mixture into the tins.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden and firm to touch on top.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Eat warm with a cold glass of milk on the side ;)

I hope you love these as much as I do! 

Monday, 30 September 2013

Lusting Over: Free People

First of all, sorry for the mini-hiatus! I've been doing lots of crazy hours at work lately, so I haven't had as much time as I'd like to dedicate to the projects I have on the go. I'm aiming to make time every day to work on the things I'd like to be working on :)

So, onto the point of this post. I am crazy in love with Free People. So many of their clothes are so amazing, and one day I hope to be able to buy even a few of the pieces that I have my eye on. 

I'm not very good at describing my particular 'style', but I do know that I like soft flowy fabrics, in neutral and natural colours, with a lot of scuffed leather thrown in.

This is kind of my wishlist for the month :) 
I've never really found a brand before where I just want to buy everything!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Cushion Obsession

Moving out into our own little apartment has made me realise something. I am overly obsessed with cushions. We already have three on each couch, and three on our bed (plus four pillows!) But I still trawl the internet late at night, eyeing off cushions. It doesn't matter if they don't fit our apartment 'theme' or if we already have too many (which is a possibility). I still want them all. These are just some of the ones I've been eyeing off lately. 

1/ This cushion is just the cutest thing ever!
2/ Before I was a crazy cushion lady, I was a crazy cat lady. Enough said.
3/ This definitely needs to be an addition to our couch.
4/ Cute birds with a vintage hand drawn vibe. Super cute.

I'm also still clearly in the middle of my love affair with neutrals. I don't think I'll ever really be overly colourful :) Although in our new apartment, we've been trying to use splashes of pale green every now and then. I feel like it makes things feel a bit fresher.

Is anyone else out there a cushion addict? Or have you found yourself moving into a new place, and suddenly become obsessed with a particular item?

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Our Wedding: Reception

We had such a fun time at our wedding reception, and I'm pretty sure our guests did too (if I do say so myself!) Our aim was to try and create many of the details of the reception ourselves, but for it to still remain elegant and sophisticated. We made our own wedding cake, stationery, table numbers, signing frame, wishing well, and so much more. The food was fantastic (thanks to Fix Restaurant and Wine Bar!) as was the rest of the venue, which made it so much easier for us to relax, and actually enjoy the night :)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Our Wedding: Getting Ready and Ceremony

Hello! We're finally back from our honeymoon and up and running again. We are both straight back into work, but I think that can't be helped. We did just have a one month holiday!

Dave and I chose to have our wedding in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. We'd always dreamed about getting married under a giant tree, and it worked out very well.

Despite being a fairly clear morning, when I arrived at the ceremony it was raining lightly. We were glad that the tree offered a little bit of protection from the rain. 

It was so lovely and heart-warming to have so many of our family and friends there to help us celebrate and enjoy our day, we couldn't have been happier.

One of the things that helped make our day such a memorable event for us was that so many of the elements of our wedding were done ourselves. I made my own hairpiece and shoes, and we both designed, printed, cut and packaged all of our stationery, including save the dates, invitations, menus etc. Looking back on these memories makes all of the work so worthwhile.

Wedding Details
Makeup: Eyedolize Makeup Artistry
Photography by: Josh Gow Photography
Flowers by: Green and Bloom