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

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

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

D.I.Y. natural facial for dry/oily skin

Pretty much every bridal checklist I’ve come across has indicated to me that I should be getting bi-weekly facials for (at least) the 6 months leading up to the wedding, as well as massages every second day and regular pedicures. OK, I might be exaggerating slightly, but only slightly. But seriously, who has the money for that? Let alone the time??

Anyway, being that spring always wreaks havoc on my skin, and that we got a surprise public holiday in Victoria yesterday (who knows for what – some football thing or other, ha ha), I decided to treat myself to a D.I.Y. facial.  Continue reading

Paper Bridesmaid Bouquets Commission

Paper wedding flowersI kicked something awesome out of the stress box this week (FYI the stress box is how I am currently referring to my brain) – my first ever commission!!!!!! 

Yes, to all those people who are always telling me I should make money from my hobbies, I can now officially say that I do! The wisdom of taking on my first ever commission a few weeks before my wedding was questionable, but there you go. Wedding bouquet yellow grey Continue reading

DIY Art Deco Display Ladder

Art deco ladder image

You guys, I have been feeling so inspired these last few weeks. Lately it seems like ideas just burst into my head, fully formed, and compel me to make them now.  It’s been really fun! 

This project is one I have been wanting to make for aaages. As I’m sure you have figured out, I quite like copper (see how I can play it cool?). I also love hanging things on ladders – my best friend has an antique one which she hangs her scarves on that I lurrrrrve + want to steal. 

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Friday Freebies! Free Printable ‘Thank you’ and ‘I love you’ cards!

Free printable thank you card

Happy Friday you guys! This is a pretty exciting day, because it is the first time I have EVER made a free printable to share on my blog! Woo hoo!

There are two versions of each card – one with some lovely proteas, and one with some summery frangipanis to welcome the warmer weather. I love the rustic Aussie feel of both those flowers. :)

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D.I.Y. Macramé Jar Holders

DIY Macrame jar holders

Trends are a funny thing – just when you think a particular style or decor is gone for good, it swings around again to be the new hottest thing. I was super skeptical about the resurgence of macrame that I’ve been seeing around lately (70s decor has never been my thing!), but as you can see, I’ve now jumped on the bandwagon. I actually love the combination of the macrame style and the natural look of jute twine. It reminds me of fishing nets and boats and sailors on old-timey ships, which is actually interesting because macrame was popular among sailors in times of yore. 

Anyway, to celebrate my change of heart, I thought I’d share a very easy D.I.Y. project with you – a simple macrame jar holder. I saw these at the market last weekend selling for a few dollars each, so this could be your road to riches – you’re welcome! ;)
two macrame jar holders
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Tidy Tea Towels

On the whole, I love the way our kitchen is laid out. We have so many cupboards and drawers, there’s heaps of storage room.

However.

I have the tendency to let a well organised cupboard descend into madness if I don’t have a good storage solution in place. Case in point? Here is a photo of the handy cupboard that lives right next to our oven. Those are clean, washed tea towels in there, living like rats. The shame
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Sweet Stanley Stegosaurus

Stanley Stegasaurus

Friends, meet Stanley. He is an extremely adventurous Stegosaurus who enjoys road trips, making friends and eating grass. Stegasaurus eating grass

I made Stanley over Easter (yes, it has taken me this long to blog about it, and yes, I am a terrible person) for a very special one year old’s birthday (but further to that whole terrible person thing, I didn’t finish him in time. It’s the thought, right?).  Continue reading