Cluse Watch Review

In the months leading up to my birthday last year, Peter must have asked me the million dollar question a hundred times: “What do you want for your birthday?” Usually I reply with something like: “Oh I don’t need anything!” (very unhelpful), but instead I hit the review sites and started researching watches. Watches are…

Freelance Writing

Just before my 23rd birthday, I sat down and wrote a blog post all about being 22. It was a huge year for me – newly married, moving to Melbourne, joining a new church, making new friends and starting my career as a journalist. It was fun, scary, hard and honestly, a bit miserable at times….

Favourite Summer Outfits

I’m not much of a fashion blogger, but I would be lying if I said I’d never thought about including a fashion tab at the top of my blog. Something about fashion posts have always made me feel materialistic and shallow, but the more I think about it, the more I think we can outwardly…

Being a Planner

In my experience, planners are either short-term checklist-ers, long term bucket list-ers, or non planners who find freedom in lack of planning –  and if you fall under that last category, I tip my hat to you! I’ve certainly never been that person. I’ve always wished I was better at short term planning, which is one of the reasons…

Coffee Table Cookbooks

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but some books are just too pretty to keep tucked away in a book case. I’ve read a lot of books over the years, and recently I’ve been getting into cookbooks in a big way – and while I’d love to be that person with…

Decorating on a Budget

I love making a space my own. I entered a competition the other day where I had to answer a question. The question was something like ‘Tell us what makes your home a home’. In an enthusiastic attempt to win a pretty homewares and decorating book, I wrote this: I never truly understood what home…

Minimalism?

I found myself deep in a YouTube rabbit hole recently. The kind where you’re watching a video and see something interesting pop up in the side bar… so you click it, and then click another link, and another, until you’re binge watching videos on a topic that didn’t exist in your world until three hours earlier. Maybe I’ve…

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…