The Travel Bug

Do you ever associate a particular ‘feeling’ with a time or event in your life? Like the feeling you have as a child when you go to bed the night before your birthday or Christmas? Eventually you grow out of it, or it goes away, but you never forget what it felt like at the…

Planning Our Wedding

When we got engaged in November 2014, I had grand plans of documenting the process of planning our wedding on this little blog. Between turning 21, going on a whirlwind two month trip around Europe and nutting out the little details in just under four months, blogging got put on hold and all thoughts of planning…

My Melbourne Top 10

When we first moved to Melbourne, there were a lot of things I was scared of… it was a new city, with new friends, a new church and a new job. I knew it would be difficult to settle in, but there was one thing I was sure of. It was going to be food…

For the Love of Plants

Since starting life as a freelance journalist this year, I’ve been enjoying keeping on top of house work – something I never thought I would say. I’ve managed to keep on top of most rooms in the house, and (sadly) I’ve found a guilty pleasure in watching cleaning videos on YouTube – however, there’s one space that…

What 22 Felt Like

Did you ever play a song one last time, just for the memories? I remember going to bed on the eve of my 16th birthday, playing Taylor Swift’s ‘Fifteen’ one last time while I could still relate to it. So, just for the sake of tradition, I blasted 22 on the way home from work this…

Winsome

W I N S O M E   I S   H E R E Winsome (the blog) has been a long time coming. From a hint of an idea, to a seasonal online magazine, and finally to a blog, Winsome has been unfolding and transforming for a long time. Yesterday, after much planning, designing, praying…

Huge Announcement

Friends! It has been quite a while between posts. Yes, this has partially been laziness (busyness might be a better description) but it’s also because I’ve been working towards something very close to my heart, that I’ve been waiting and waiting to share with you. In 2013, myself and two friends set out to start an…

A Date with Brighton Beach

We’ve been doing our best to get-to-know our new home city, and most weekends we’ve managed to go somewhere, or do something new. Yesterday we drove to South Melbourne for a burger, and drove on to Brighton Beach to go for a walk and see the famously bright & colourful beach huts. Albert’s Hamburgers in…

A Month in Melbourne

Just over a month ago, we packed up our first home together and drove to Melbourne. My amazing parents set off a day before us in a big truck full of all our things (wearing high vis gear in true truckie style I might add), and we squished our ‘most valued’ items in our car……

Angie Smith

I’ve taken a little more time off blogging for the past month or so as we settle back into work and life. I’ve really enjoyed working four days a week since I’ve finished studying. Having spare days where I don’t have to finish assignments or stress about uni is a huge blessing that I thought would never…

Our Wedding

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh… – Genesis 2:24 I’ve thought about writing this post for so long, that no matter how many times I start it (& trust me, there’ve been a few!), words can’t convey my excitement…

Some Thoughts on Body Image

For me it was never the magazines, the TV shows or any of ‘the media’ – (ironically) I was never much into ‘the media’, whether by choice or by ignorance. For me it was always myself. Sure, I compared myself to my friends… “why can’t I have hair like…”, “why am I not as skinny as…”, “why is she…