Easily the most magical London wedding by the very talented folk at Feather and Stone to add a little glamour to your week – for all the beautiful brides to be, this lovely whimsical shoot has made me terribly jealous that you’re styling and planning a wedding. I’d love to know how the planning is going for your special day, I’ve no doubt it will be stunning, be sure to take a peek here for some beautiful wedding inspiration. x

| photography, Feather and Stone | gown, Jenny Packham |



I love hunkering down in my office on rainy days, they’re always so productive and you finish the day feeling really good about everything. For those who so kindly follow me on instagram will have spotted that I’ve fallen a little in love with peg board since finding this pile of near new boards a few weeks ago in our local inorganic collection. Since then I’ve been moving it around the house and office trying to decide where to hang it and also what colour to paint it or leave it natural - I had so many lovely comments about what colour to choose and I finally settled on one. It’s a white paint with the slightest hint of mint, I didn’t want to get anything too bold, just yet, as I wanted the products that I style on it to pop. So in celebration of finding near new pegboard that has quickly found a spot in my office, here are a few of my favourite looks and products to style this versatile material – and of course office space. I’d love to know/see what you’d use pegboard for in your home. x

images : the design files | show home | april and may | jasmine dowling | home base collections | country road | items:  washi tape | oy pastel geo print | tilla hole punch | queen of hearts love star vase | freedom metro copper lamp | band.do ear buds | silver bulldog clips |

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 After a crazy few weeks of flying between Rarotonga, Brisbane twice and back again it’s so lovely to be home and to settle back into the groove of things. Again I have to thank you all so much for your generous and loving support towards Gem and her family, they’re beyond honoured by your kindness.

So I thought I’d share one of the most beautiful homes that I’ve stumbled upon in a while – a truly perfect mix of crisp white walls, blonde wood floors and furniture, the most stunning all white marble kitchen and of course the most beautiful pops of bright art and pastel furniture to add colour to this gorgeous home. I think over the years I’ve finally found ‘my style’ for our home decor, I’ve always been drawn to white, blond wood, pastel and bright pops of colour – to me it’s a truly perfect combination as it’s a pallet you can easily add or remove new pieces to easily. I’ve no doubt this beautiful home will spark a little home decor inspiration for you! x

| design and styling by Hecker Guthrie and Lucy Block | 

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With the wedding season almost at a close, stylists and photographers have a little more time to create and share beautiful style shoots, I love it as it’s a lovely way to see their work in the very best light. It’s also a perfect time for brides to be to gather ideas for their upcoming weddings in the new year. I’m terribly honoured to share this beautiful Geometric Styled Shoot that was perfectly styled by Jess from Two Foxes and beautifully photographed by my amazing friend Coralee Stone. I love the minimalistic blonde wood and all white table setting with touches of bright pastels and lush succulents its beyond perfect – and of course the truly stunning lace Rue De Seine dress pared with a giant protea bouquet is to die for! Be sure to take a peek at here to see the rest of this beautiful shoot.

| styling and props, two foxes | photography, coralee stone | cake, bluebells | dress, rue de seine


Made-From-Scratch--Photos-by-Coralee-from-Coralee-and-Alex-(129-of-167) Happy Friday everyone, gosh this week has one of those weird weeks where it’s oddly calm but flat out busy! It’s been a week full of exciting changes surrounding my new design and logo, family matters that break the heart, delicious media launches and of course counting down the days until my hubby and I fly to Rarotonga next Saturday for a much needed holiday and a little down time. Our little holiday can’t come soon enough! After such a funny week full of every emotion known to man I’ve reached the end of the week so tired and a little unmotivated – thank goodness a break is just around the corner.

So I thought I would share something that brings so much joy to my heart, a little peek into something that two of my dearest friends help me style a little while ago – the truly talented Mel from All the Frills styled everything and my amazing friend Coralee (just wait until you see Coralee’s new brand and website, it’s incredible!!) photographed this beautiful dessert table, I quite like that you haven’t seen the whole thing as I can keep sharing bits and pieces from it. You can find all the recipes for these three cakes on the blog, here, here and here. I also want to share a few of my favourite things that I’ve stumbled upon during the week that you should defiantly take a peek at over the weekend. I hope everyone has a truly lovely weekend planned and to all the mama’s our there, Happy Mothers Day xo

a few of my favourite things

| bake this cake for Mothers Day! | follow this instagram account and fall in love | buy this coat for autumn/winter | and take a peek here and here for any last minute Mothers Day ideas |  


Hello May

Hello May | Made From Scratch Goodness, can anyone else believe that it’s May already?! This year is flying by so quickly. I thought I’d share a little roundup of a few of my favourite photos from Instagram that I took during April – I’ve been having so much fun styling my feed a little more and really thinking about how I want it to look. I hope you’re enjoying my feed too, I love instagram, it’s such a wonderful community of people and where some of my dearest friends have been made. If you’re on instagram, I’d love to meet you, simply leave a comment under this photo on Instagram, I’d love to take a peek at your feed. I hope everyone has a wonderful month planned, fingers crossed I’ll be able to share my new logo and blog design with you this month – it’s time for a fresh start and a change, I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been busy working on! xo



Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend, I love how spoilt we’ve been with the all the public holidays lately. With Mothers Day just around the corner, the 11th of May, I thought it would be nice to start off the week with a little gift guide for your amazing Mum. Whether it’s as simple as a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a homemade cake to share, a selection of cookbooks and a new appliance she’s been eyeing up, sweet paper goods or a luxe tote full of gifts just for her. No matter how you celebrate Mothers Day this year, I’ve no doubt you’ll find something perfect to show her just how much she means to you! x

| love star clear heart vase | love bake nourish cookbook | electrolux turbo pro | besos herringbone scarf | benefit they’re real! mascara | mansur gavriel large tote | country road tam salad bowl |

made-from-scratch-instagram Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a truly lovely weekend and got outside to enjoy this amazing Autumn weather we’re having! Can any one else believe that tomorrow is the start of April? This year has flown by! The start of the year for us has been such a busy whirlwind, everything from new jobs, crazy personal news that would knock even the most grounded person off their feet, weddings, birthdays, and day/weeks so busy that they all seem to blur into one! I have to admit out of the three months that 2014 has offered us so far, March has been my favourite. It was a time for us to sit back and absorb the madness that the start of the year brought us – and take a little time out to enjoy lazy weekends of cafe and gallery hopping!

I thought the best way to bid adieu to March would be a lovely little roundup of some of my favourite photos I’ve shared this month on Instagram, it’s quite easily become my favourite social media platform of choice at the moment, I’ve met some truly amazing people who have quickly become fast friends and I am forever inspired by what pops up on my feed – plus it’s a lovely outlet to share a little more of what I get up to. Below is a little list of my top 5 favourite feeds at the moment - I’d love to hear what your favourite feeds are, it’s always so lovely to find new ones! I hope everyone has had a really lovely March so far, I can’t wait to see what April brings. xo

#1 vanessabarendregt - this stunning feed is home decor heaven at its best! Minimal, clean and styled to perfection, it’s such a breath of fresh air and I love seeing Vanessa’s beautiful images in my feed!

#2 sundayfolk – you will already know how much I adore Bianca’s work and style, her blog and feed is vegan baking at it’s very best – it’s truly amazing! Plus I’m also beyond honoured to be a judge as part of her What Folk Eat community, be sure to take a peek at her website for more info!

#3 Fit24 - in a bid to create some healthy habits before winter, Ben and I have signed up to the Fit24 April Challenge that starts tomorrow, if you’re interested in improving your heath and wellbeing take a peek and join up! Their feed may have just started, but it’s already sharing some seriously delicious recipes to try!

#4 Blomst – easily the most beautiful feed I’ve stumbled upon in a while! Tracy’s amazing eye for detail, magical images and truly amazing art work makes this easily one of my favourite feeds at the moment – my heart almost stops every time one of her images pop up in my feed!

#blondeandbone – last but certainly not least, Hannah’s beautiful feed is minimalist heaven! Full of perfectly styled images full of crisp white tones, soft blush pinks, bold blacks, fresh blooms and an office to die for. You’ll quickly fall in love with her stunning feed and end up ‘double tapping’ every single one of her images!

I’d love to hear what your favourite Instagram feeds are at the moment, you can of course follow me here. xo