Friday, November 2, 2012

Back Home

I had the opportunity to head up the coast and spend some time with my fam bam recently. It was fun to just hang out and catch up; we had lunch together, the girls were crocheting and chatting, then my sister Hayley and I decided to take a walk on the beach at sunset.
I love how relaxing it is to go back home, being near the water and spending time in the same room as my family makes me all kinds of happy.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cafe Seeking

After a long, tiring week, I think this weekend will be a perfect time to recharge. Once we get the usual chores out of the way, I think a bit of an explore of somewhere new is in order. I love finding funky cafes, quiet beautiful beaches and basically anywhere that I can click my shutter at. The photo's above are from a cafe in Bondi called The Atlas. It was really inviting and sweet, but the thing that really drew us in was the fact that it was open early on a Saturday morning. I'm not really sure where our feet will take us, but if you have any ideas of somewhere fun to go to in the Sydney area, feel free to share!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Sometimes, when life gets heavy, being near the sea is exactly what I need. Andrew and I made an early morning trip to Bondi, to experience the quiet before the storm. This last week has been rough, and this calm was just what I needed to prepare for the busy week ahead. I'm so thankful for mornings like this where we can collect our thoughts and remember what is most important.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pallet Towel Rack

I've been really blessed to come from a family that celebrates creativity. If you've ever visited my family home, you'd be sure to find a variety of projects in progress, and new ideas blooming everywhere you turn. With this upbringing, it's not really a surprise that I'm constantly trying to find new ways to express myself. My darling often gets caught rolling his eyes as I try to explain to him why I want to attempt to make a quilt, collect mason jars to fill with tea and other goodies, or to sew some bunting with vintage doilies. Luckily for me, a couple of months ago when I told him that he should keep an eye out for a nice old discarded pallet so I can make a towel rack, he found a gorgeous one that perfectly suited what I had in mind.
In our travels, we collected hooks, a pretty drawer pull for my shower cap and the right coloured screws; then found a sunny afternoon to put it all together. Andrew is doing all the measuring, cutting, drilling and hanging in the pictures, but I swear I did do more than just take photos! I'm really happy with the end result, so now all I have to do is decide what we can make out of the rest of the pallet.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brisbane Catch Up

We flew to Brisbane on Friday and caught up with a dear friend who has recently moved there from Sydney. He showed us around his new city; we wandered, explored, ate and drank, (and had a bit of a shop)! I loved catching up with such a kind, generous and totally cool friend. Brisbane was happy, bright and friendly and there was a festival of some sort on, so there were lights and mirror balls hanging from trees and buildings. I would love to go back and see the festival at night though, I'm sure the lanterns and the light show would have been spectacular! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

City Delights

I love to wander through the streets of the city and imagine what it would be like to live in the beautiful homes I pass. Paddington has so many alluring buildings, rich in history and wonder. Bikes tied out the front, a mix of verandah gardens, brightly coloured doors and stained glass windows. There's something so blissful about exploring gorgeous hidden avenues, especially when you have a lovely new pair of red leather shoes to discover them in!