Three days on Santorini

three-days-on-santorini

It’s considered to be one of the most romantic places in the world, and it didn’t disappoint – Santorini is incredible. We had three days on the island as part of our honeymoon, and it was just magical.

The best part? Without question, the view. Oh my god, the view. One thing that I just wasn’t expecting was how HIGH the island is along the caldera! One morning we were relaxing in our room when we saw a helicopter fly by… below us. It was amazing.

santorini Continue reading

D.I.Y. Vintage Textured Frames

frame-8

While Mario and I were in Rome last month, we stumbled across a beautiful gallery – I Colori di Dentro – which showcased the work of  Maria Grazia Luffarelli.

Maria’s prints were so vibrant, I fell in love instantly. We were leaving in 2 days and had literally no room left in our suitcases, but I had to bring home at least a small memento of this beautiful artwork. We bought a small print on wood for my mum, and I contented myself with three postcard-sized prints on beautiful textured card. One of the first things I did when we got home was whip up some frames so that I could display them on the wall. Continue reading

Geometric Hanging Planter

Geometric Hanging Planter DIY

I love a good hanging planter, don’t you? Finding more ways to bring greenery into my house is something that has been percolating in my mind for a while, and the other day I got a sudden hit of inspiration (I’m pretty sure I was meant to be doing something else, like vacuuming. Ugh). 

I’d purchased this lovely copper geometric candle holder from Kmart a while ago (Kmart is so trendy now, it’s actually ridiculous), but I never really liked it as a candle holder. It needed something…. more. 

Hanging planter Continue reading

DIY Industrial Design Bookcase

Bookcase - front

Helloooooo! So I was going to give you the whole spiel about how sorry I am that I haven’t posted in a while, and how busy I’ve been, and how overwhelming life can get… but let’s face it, you get it, because we’ve all been there. So I’ll save it. ;)

Today’s project is the first thing that has really truly inspired me in a while. I am so in love, it’s not even funny. But first, let me give you the backstory. 

After living with our lounge room arrangement for the last 3 years, we felt like a bit of a change last week (you can see what it used to look like here). We moved everything around, and it looks really great, but we ended up with no place to put our bookcase, and a rather bare looking hallway. The solution is obvious, right?

Bookcase - 2 copy Continue reading

A weekend in Hobart

Hellooooo, I am still alive. :) Today I want to share with you one of the many things I have been up to in the last month, namely – visiting Hobart, Tasmania (which is a supremely excellent place).

So, why Hobart? I’m glad you asked! Four of our very dearest friends came up with the amazing (seriously amazing) idea of giving Mario and I a weekend away as a gift for our wedding, and as they are all v. big fans of Tassie, Hobart was their choice of destination. It was a complete surprise for Mario and I, and one that we couldn’t have been happier about. They organised everything – flights, hotel, even a list of places and restaurants to visit. It was excellent in every way. Continue reading

DIY Wedding Reception Flowers

DIY Wedding Reception Flowers

Let’s talk about DIY wedding reception flowers.

For me, the decision to DIY was an easy one – I’d seen my best friend do the flowers for her mum’s wedding, and they looked amazing, plus they were really economical. Anything that saved me money in the wedding planning process was a no brainer. Plus, it was just one more thing that I could exert my ever-increasing need for control over (yes, I know I have a problem).

To help you decide if doing your own wedding reception flowers is a good option for you, I have put together a handy flow chart, with some very important questions. Continue reading

8 things to know before a kitten steals your heart

Sirius1

Today is a special day – it is two months since Sirius Black became part of our family (our kitten, not the falsely convicted mass murderer and Azkaban-escapee). In honour of this joyous occasion, I thought I would share some of my hard-earned wisdom on the subject of kitten raising (my family has had our fair share of kittens). Meow!

1. Don’t get a kitten because you want a kitten; get a kitten because you want a cat

News flash: kittens grow up. Really, really fast. They are only adorable balls of kitten fluff for a few short months before they enter their awkward ‘rebellious teenager’ phase. Cats can live for over 20 years, so realistically they are only kittens for like 1/60 of their life. So if you only like cats when they’re kittens – don’t get a kitten. Go and play with some kittens at a shelter maybe, or become a foster carer.  Continue reading

Going Gaga for Gaga

Many of you don’t know this, but my sister Georgia is a very talented opera singer! Lately she has been working on a joint project with Daniel, my god-brother (yes, that is a real thing!), who is an amazing videographer. They’ve been creating and filming these awesome YouTube vids together, such as this Meghan Trainor medley: 

And my personal fave, the Britney Spears medley:  Continue reading

2015, what a year!

Hellooooooo! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all of that <3.

I have just gone back to work after a few weeks of cherished relaxation, and I’m looking forward to sharing what I got up to with you guys now that the craziness of Christmas is over.

But before we get into the swing of 2016 too much, I wanted to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU to you guys, my wonderful, inspiring, encouraging readers, for making 2015 my BEST year of blogging. Knowing that so many of you, from all over the world, enjoy reading about my escapades brings me so much joy. Like, don’t get me wrong, I might still be blogging even if no one was reading, but it would be super depressing. Thank you for making this blog one of my favourite things in the world, and for making me feel like I make a difference <3.  Continue reading

DIY Gold Foil Ornaments

DIY Ornaments

Mario and I got our first real Christmas tree this year, to celebrate our first Christmas as a married couple. It smells so lovely, although I have to admit I keep worrying about it dying before Christmas, especially with a heat wave predicted in the next few days! So far it is as lush and green as the day we brought it home though. :) Continue reading