100 Days & the ‘I Do’s!

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen. – Winnie the Pooh I never saw myself as an ‘adventurer’, but looking back, our relationship has been quite the journey – I expect every relationship is, in its own way. With 100 days until our wedding day, I couldn’t believe…

Our Engagement Party!

I thought I’d pop onto the blog today to give you a little update on our wedding, and the celebrations we had over the weekend! A lot of people talk about the engagement period being a stressful time of life, but I have to say that I’ve found it to be a real blessing, and…

The Changing Seasons • Reflections

Times are changing… As I sat on a Sydney train yesterday for an hour and a half, diary open on my lap, pen between my teeth and mind all over the place, I had the sudden realisation that this year is one of the most uncertain years of my life so far. Never have I…

The Hills are Alive • Austria • Days 12-19

I’ve decided that I absolutely love train travel. Not the long, uncomfortable journeys on New South Wales City Rail (or City Fail if you’re that way inclined), but the trips that last for so many hours that your body wants to fall asleep, with views so breathtaking that your eyes want to fight the rest…

‘Life Groups’ – A Chat with Kiryn

I remember the first time I ever met Kiryn. She was the cheeky big sister of one of my best friends. Anjli and I were in Kindergarten, and Kiryn was in Year 2 – I distinctly remember playing in the school grounds during lunch time when Kiryn came up to me and said, ‘hey, I…

Our Engagement Story

We pulled up on the side of the road and I looked up to the small park where we went on our first date. Between the two old fig trees on the grassy hill I could see the warm glow of lights in the darkness and bouncing off the leaves. “Peter,” I said, “we can’t…

More Than a Seat • A Little Story

Hello, and welcome to my study break! This week has been absolute insanity – it’s my 21st birthday in the next little while, I have 4 assignments left (2 of them due tonight!) and tomorrow will be my last day at university – EVER! Where have the past 3 years gone? Today I just wanted to share…

Stop Devaluing Yourself

Recently, a few people have asked me about this blog. What is it? What do you write about? Why do you do it? It’s very easy to devalue the things that we do. I’m never quite sure how to respond to these questions – what is Simply Sweet? I suppose it’s a lifestyle blog with…

Room Decor

I thought I might post something a little bit more on the ‘girly’ side of things today. Interior design is something I’ve always loved dipping my toes in, and when it comes to my little space, I love being creative and making it feel warm and homey. One of my favourite things in my room is this…