To say I am a teeny bit excited about today is a little of an understatement. My hubby and I are going to Sydney for six days, he’s going for work, I’m going for sightseeing, shopping and of course catching up with some very lovely ladies while there – the perfect little break! The blog might be a little quiet for the next few days, but I’ll be sharing all of my lovely new Sydney finds on Instagram and Facebook which you’re of course more than welcome to follow. Have a fantastic week everyone, I can’t wait to see and share all wonderful sites Sydney has to offer. x
Oh my goodness, I’m so incredibly honoured to introduce you to one very talented lady, she’s part owner of the beautiful The Little Details and has just started her own styling business called Blackbird - the absolutely gorgeous Gem! A while ago Gem and I caught up through a gorgeous mutual friend of ours Coralee, over tea and chocolate covered raspberries and got chatting about styling, home decor and how to shop for your body shape – she completely floored Coralee and I with her knowledge of how an outfit works, what doesn’t and what will suit your beautiful body the best!
It took Gem and I no time at all to think of ways that we could work together, and it naturally turned to closet styling. I’ve always been a huge fan of a beautiful styled closet and ‘effortless day to day style’ – I wouldn’t say that my style is that bad, but like everyone I find it so easy to get into a ‘comfy style rut’. So I invited Gem over last week to have a peek at my closet and give me a little style make over, her eye for detail and getting the perfect line on your body is incredible! Plus there really is nothing like a fresh set of eyes, and style, to help give you a little boost. We’ve only just started, but we will be covering everything from Fashion Personality, Body Analysis, Textures & Patterns, Wardrobe Makeover, how to take two staple pieces turn it into 5 outfits and many other wonderful tips – Gem will be generously posting once a week on Made From Scratch, but of course if you’re after a personal style makeover be sure to get in touch with her, I promise you wont regret it! I can’t wait to share what we have planned, be sure to have a look at her blog Blackbird today about our exciting collaboration! x
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend – how incredible is the weather at the moment, you wouldn’t believe that it’s almost winter with how warm it is! Something very exciting happened in our home over the weekend, after three years of trying to decide on a couch to get we finally found our dream one from Freedom – and it’s perfect!! So now I’m on a little mission to decorate our lovely new lounge room with gorgeous cushions, throws and of course a little humour – how incredibly gorgeous is the dinosaur bookend! We absolutely adore simple white and grey tonnes as a base for everything – but of course I love injecting shocking bursts of colour into the mix, I can’t wait to wander around Sydney this week and pick up a few new goodies for our lounge. x
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far! I’m so excited to be able to share a gorgeous event that is coming up in May – the very lovely Southern Lakes Wedding Show in Queenstown, not only is it held in one of the most beautiful cities in the world it’s also overflowing with the most gorgeous vendors and ideas for your upcoming wedding – I wish I could make it to the event, it sounds incredible! I had the absolute pleasure of having a chat to the very lovely Jaime who’s helping run this wonderful event. To all the gorgeous brides-to-be in and around Queenstown, this really is one event you won’t want to miss. x
What’s your favourite piece of advice for a bride and groom?
Jaime - Take some time out of your planning to relax. Wedding’s can be one of the most stressful things a couple will do in life so it’s best to have some time to your self to regain focus.
What inspired you to start the Southern Lakes Wedding Show?
Queenstown is one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand and attracts a large number of domestic and international weddings. We wanted to take the stress out of planning by putting our top suppliers in one location to help brides and grooms get a raft of information about their Queenstown Wedding options.
If you could get married in any location where would it be?
Queenstown of course! With the gorgeous mountains and seasons Queenstown is beautiful anytime of the year.
What are you most excited about for this years Southern Lakes Wedding Show?
The Speight’s Man Zone this year will be the main point of difference for the grooms as a lot of males do not want to attend these types of things. It will be a fun “get away from it all” option with the games zone, mobile massages and of course the first Speight’s Beer is Free. The fashion show will also feature some fantastic dresses and will be organised by Tracie Patel of Monarch Model Management. A very well known lady in the fashion show arena
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely day off in remembrance for ANZAC Day yesterday and got to enjoy some delicious ANZAC Biscuits too. I’m very excited to be able to share this gorgeous Brooklyn Wedding, from the stunning hanging flowers, beautiful venue overlooking New York, the cutest little glitter pegs holding up the candid polaroids of the evening and of course the sweetest confetti favours – it really is beyond perfect! x
Oh, Autumn really is starting to settle in, the days are getting shorter, cooler and the rain has finally arrived. It’s that time of the year when you start to pull out your winter goodies from storage to set yourself up for winter, or treat yourself to something new and cozy – like a gorgeous pair of moccasin slippers, aren’t they divine!! I adore this time of the year where your bedroom becomes a little more cozy and you don’t feel bad for spending a few lazy hours curled up in bed reading a good book over the weekend while a scented candle lights the room. x
Goodness me, is anyone else feeling like this year is just slipping by – how are we almost at the end of April, thats almost surreal! I’m so sorry for the lack of posts over the last few days, I’ve been playing catchup after finishing my last stunning wedding cake for the season last weekend. So since then I’ve been chatting to some very lovely people about future baking classes and of course planning a few lovely new things for Made From Scratch that I’m really excited to share with you once everything is settled – oh and how gorgeous is this afternoon setting by This is Glamours, how perfect would all your meetings be if they were like this?! I was also incredibly flattered to be featured on the wonderful Endemic World over the weekend – if you haven’t had a look at their art work, you must, you’ll want everything in a heart beat! I hope everyone has had a lovely start to the week – oh and don’t forget to enter the amazing LET LIV Kitchen Week giveaway, it’s being drawn tomorrow night! x