Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve all had the most amazing week so far! I’m beyond flattered and so excited to have reached 7000 amazing likes on Facebook overnight, you really are all so incredible and I guarantee that non of this would ever be possible without your constant and very generous support of my work. Thank you so so much! I quite like the little tradition that I have where with each new 1000 likes I run a lovely giveaway, it’s really the very least that I can do and something that I really love doing for you all – I can give you a little hint now though, the 10,000 likes giveaway is going to be incredible!!

So to celebrate and with the Spring/Summer holidays quickly approaching I thought a gorgeous bundle of prizes which includes an amazing pack of Clairol hair products, delicious Red Seal Teas which have been generously gifted by Maxted Thomas PR and of course the absolutely stunning new issue of Fete Press Magazine – would be a perfect prize pack for a little pampering and me time for one very lucky reader. All you need to do to enter this lovely prize is share and like the above image on either Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram and of course fill in your details below. The lucky winner will be announced Thursday the 10th of October at 6pm on Facebook. Again thank you all so so much for your support, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned. x

The lucky winner has been announced and this giveaway has now closed, thank you all so much for entering. x 

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Savage Almost three years ago I made one of the best decisions of my life, marrying Ben – the second was asking our amazing friend Andrew Savage if he would kindly consider becoming a celebrant to perform our ceremony for us. He of course said yes and we had the most perfect wedding ceremony we could ever ask for! Not only is he incredibly professional, he’s beyond kind and will work along side you to create your perfect ceremony, since our wedding Savage has been performing ceremonies all over New Zealand for friends and other lovely couples, and of course recently said I do to the love of his life! For all the gorgeous brides-to-be and dapper grooms, if you’re after a marriage celebrant to help make your special day amazing, be sure to get in touch with Savage over at his new website and Facebook page I promise you wont regret it.

Photo by Coralee and Alex Photography

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely relaxing weekend. I spent a lot of the weekend pottering in the kitchen whipping up lots of goodies for a beautiful afternoon tea party that the hugely talented Mel from All the Frills hosted and styled for 6 very lovely ladies. I can’t wait to show you all the photos from the tea party, everything really was far too perfect for words! I can however share a sneak peek of it and of course the delicious Vanilla Bean and Lemon Curd Layer Cake that I made – it’s such a lovely cake and the perfect chance to use the last of the delicious winter lemons before we head into spring. x

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6000-facebook-likes Oh my goodness, I’m beyond honoured and so very proud to have reached such an incredible milestone on Facebook – I really can’t believe that so many of you enjoy my work every day, it really is too lovely for words and so kind of you! Thank you all so so much for your incredible support, I can honestly say that none of this would ever be possible without you and for that I’m forever grateful, thank you!

So to celebrate reaching 6000 amazing likes on Facebook, I’m hosting another huge giveway for you all – as my way to say thank you, and of course for you to enjoy some of the gorgeous items and vendors that Auckland and New Zealand have to offer. Thank you so much to everyone below for donating such generous prizes, it’s beyond kind of them and I’m already so jealous of the lucky winner.

To enter this amazing giveaway, all you need to do is fill in your details in the form below and of course, share and like the above image throughout Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. This amazing giveaway is open to anyone in Auckland, New Zealand – or of course anyone willing to travel.

Again thank you all so so much for everything, good luck with the giveaway, the lucky winner will be announced on Friday the 19th of July at 7pm. Plus how absolutely gorgeous is the above image, it was taken by the gorgeous Cara Lynne Livermore! x

6000 facebook likes giveaway prizes!!

$50 Hair and Makeup voucher from Natalie Dent – this voucher is redeemable for the amount stated and can be used towards a hair &/or makeup service.

Something Epic Bracelet

A gorgeous tailored photo shoot from Captured by Keryn. Either a engagement shoot, love shoot or a boudoir shoot which includes makeover and 20 digital files (studio and local location shooting)

A stunning White Z lamp from LET LIV

Endemic world print – the prize is the winner’s choice of framed print of their amazing choice of NZ Art Prints, (up to value of $150), sent anywhere in New Zealand

A gorgeous bundle of goodies from Little ink.

The sweetest Made From Scratch recipe card pack.

A voucher for a gorgeous workshop at Studio 46 – to the value of $100

The sweetest gift card set from Peachy

thank you all so much for entering! This giveaway is now closed. X

Bookshelf Makeover

Bookshelf Makeover

Bookshelf Makeover

Bookshelf Makeover

Bookshelf Makeover You may remember the very lovely Gem from Blackbird and I making a giant mess of my workspace a while ago. I’m so excited to show you a peek of the finished results of my bookshelf makeover, there really is something so therapeutic and wonderful about having a really good clean out of an area in your home that is a tad, well very, over cluttered and transform it into something clean and chic. Gem and I had such a fantastic afternoon chatting, listening to the brilliant The Great Gatsby soundtrack and rearranging part of my workspace, it’s amazing watching her work she’s seriously talented. I can’t wait to show you the rest of what we have planned around our home, but of course, if you’d like Gem to take a peek into your home and or wardrobe and help spruce it up, be sure to get in touch with her here. x

long-weekends Long weekends really are just so wonderful, they’re the perfect time to catch up on things around the house that normally get neglected – or simply just relaxing and catching up on doing nothing, that extra day off is total bliss! We’ve had a lovely long weekend so far, it’s been full or lazy long mornings, brunch at farmers markets, dinner up with wonderful friends, doing odd jobs around the house, catching up on a few lovely blogs and of course spending a few hours here and there on pinterest! Here are a few of my favourite things from our lazy long weekend. x

Doing

I’ve been busy prepping a few goodies for the gorgeous terrarium class at Studio 46 tomorrow night, I love putting together special treats for people, it’s so relaxing and rewarding. We’ve also been hanging a few new pieces around the home, I’m lucky enough to own a few gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. prints so they’ve finally found a lovely new home on our walls – which of course I’ll share once done.

Reading

There are two blogs that I’ve been pouring over all weekend, The Design Chaser is second to none for beautiful home decor inspiration – you simply must take a peek, it’s beautiful! And of course, the stunning new issue of Lovely Wedding Magazine has just come out and it’s as beautiful as ever – both are just so so lovely to read while curled up on the couch with a warm cup of tea!

Living

Studio 46

studio-46 Goodness me, what a fantastic couple of weeks it’s been, gorgeous weddings, amazing new guest bloggers, delicious cakes,  and of course some very exciting news! Im beyond honoured and so very excited to share that my baking and decorating classes will now be held at the incredibly gorgeous Studio 46 in Takapuna – which if you haven’t visited you simply must go to one of their Stylists Garage Sales, they’re absolutely amazing! There are so many gorgeous classes to choose from over the next few months, everything from flower bombs, floral crowns, high teas, midwinter christmas’s and of course some delicious baking classes – be sure to take a peek at the classes and book your spot before they’re all gone! x

Oh and be sure to follow Studio 46 on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with the workshops! x

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cake | Made From Scratch Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was filled with meeting the very lovely Natalie Dent for a hair and  make up trial for amazing friend Emily, before celebrating the night away with her and some very gorgeous ladies at her hens night and of course a little baking – it was the perfect weekend! I often find that after I bake cakes like my pretty Ombre Tinkerbell Cake I crave making something simple and incredibly delicious, plus my hubby needed a birthday cake for some lucky work mates so it was perfect! This Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip cake is so divine, I promise that it will be your go to cake in no time at all! x

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