Home Sweet Home

You guys, it’s my house on the internet!! 

Amazing Emory from Hello, Scarlett Blog has featured my very own home as part of her monthly Home series!! Emory is incredible – she posts about D.I.Y., life, cooking, style and a whole range of other things every few days, runs her own store, Potomac Trading Post, has just finished building her dream home, and loves Audrey Hepburn. So basically she’s my muse… *blogger crush*!

If you would like to step on over and check out my house on the internet, please do – and make sure you stay for a look around at all the awesome D.I.Y. and prairie-inspired loveliness at Hello, Scarlett! 

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Ten Ways to have a Feminist Wedding

With six months to go until my wedding, I have a bit of wedding fever! And I have been giving a lot of thought to something that concerns me – how to evade some of the unsavoury traditions and customs associated with weddings. As I’m sure many people know, weddings historically operated in the context of women being passed – as property – from their fathers to their new husbands, and a lot of weddings customs reflect this – walking down the aisle, promising to obey, etc.

Now, it is often assumed that feminists and weddings don’t really go together. I consider myself a fairly stalwart feminist, but I am also incredibly excited to join together with my fiancé in marriage and share our lives together (as we already do). Nevertheless, the patriarchal traditions and continuing exclusion of the LGBTIQ community from marriage in Australia mean that there are definitely aspects of this institution that are problematic for those who consider themselves feminists and, well, decent people. Continue reading

Book Club – April 2015

Ahhhhh it’s May!!!! And do you know what that means?? Only 6 months left until Mario and I get married!!! *has a quiet but happy freak out about how many things are left to do*

I have been falling a little behind on my reading lately because I’ve been working on a lot of other stuff, and yes, I KNOW I have been failing to share it with you guys. Don’t worry, I will rectify that soon. For some reason, my blogging mojo always seems to fall to its lowest point in April. I blame Easter!

Nonetheless, I really enjoyed my April books. Here they are: Continue reading