Like everyone I’ve become completely obsessed with Instagram, it’s always full of beautiful new images, the community is absolutely stunning and of course it’s a wonderful way to share a little behind the scenes peeks of your business. There really is nothing more wonderful than stumbling upon beautiful instagram accounts, other than of course sharing them with you. In no particular order, here are a few of my favourite new feeds that I stumbled upon recently, they’re beyond stunning and I’ve no doubt that you’ll be a fan of their work in no time. Also don’t forget that you can also follow Made From Scratch on Instagram too, I hope you all have a gorgeous weekend planned. x
image by the gorgeous oh so pretty
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a truly wonderful weekend and were able to get outside and enjoy the amazing weather! I have to admit I’m having a bit of trouble trying to start this week off after having such a wonderfully lazy weekend catching up with friends and building a beautiful new garden bed! So I thought what would be better motivation than a stunning workspace to help ease you back into the working week that the hugely talented Stylizimo styled for Ferm Living! The soft neutral pallet with hints of metallic, black and of course the incredibly clever use of a cloths rack to display magazines or lights really is far too perfect for words! x
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend! You’ve no doubt guessed from all of my photos of flowers that I’ve become a little obsessed with gardens lately – they’re just so pretty, and of course incredibly rewarding when learning how to become a green thumb pays off and your garden grows some beautiful blooms! To say that I’m completely head over heals in love with this stunning secret garden wedding by Feather and Stone is a little bit of an understatement – everything is beyond perfect and it really does look like something straight out of a Jane Austin novel or of course The Secret Garden it’s self! I’ve no doubt that if we were able to go back in time and re-do our wedding I’d have a garden wedding, it’s just so magical! You can of course see more of this absolutely beautiful wedding by Feather and Stone here. x
There really is something so incredibly magical about Spring, especially getting to enjoy the fleeting season of beautiful Cherry Blossoms. My gorgeous hubby, Kora and I spent a lazy Saturday morning wandering around the gorgeous Auckland Botanic Gardens - I love going to the gardens, they’re always so inspiring and you come home wanting to dig up your back yard asap and have flower beds everywhere! We fell madly in love with the absolutely stunning Spring Blossom Valley, there really are no words to describe just how magical it is seeing these blooms. If you’re looking for something to do on a lazy Spring day, I couldn’t recommend wandering around the Botanic Gardens enough, it really is the perfect start to any weekend. x
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really wonderful weekend. Mine was total bliss, I spent a great deal of time pottering in our garden and giving it a good tidy up after winter and of course getting it ready for the warmer months. I have to admit I’ve become a little obsessed with our gardening at the moment, it’s just so lovely to get out side and of course see the rewards from all your hard work with beautiful blooms and delicious herbs and vegetables – it really is so wonderful!
I’m also beyond excited to share a few gorgeous images from our recent Flower Bomb Workshop at Studio 46 that was run by the amazing and very talented Amber from Red Creative and Annie O – I’d never made a flower bomb before so it was such a wonderful evening creating beautiful little flower bombs and of course learning the tricks of the trade with a group of very lovely ladies, easily the nicest way to spend a chilly winters evening. You can of course see more of these gorgeous images from Sutherland Kovach on the amazing Hello May blog who so kindly featured the workshop! Of course if you’re keen to learn how to make your own beautiful flower bomb or attend any of our other workshops, be sure to take a peek at our schedule. x
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I fell head over heels in love with peonies before our wedding and simply had to have them along side ranunculus in my bouquets – they really are the most beautiful flower and I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t adore them! I stumbled upon this really lovely interview on Kinfolk that shared some tips for growing your own peonies, which for anyone who loves to potter in the garden would find really helpful – plus their peony nursery is far too amazing for words! I’m itching with excitement for the weather and soil to warm up a little so I can get back into the garden and make a beautiful flower bed, and of course to see how the few peonies and ranunculus bulbs that I planted at the start of winter are going. I’d love to hear of any tips and tricks that you might have to growing these beautiful flowers, I can’t wait to have a whole garden bed full of them! x
Click Read more to see the lovely interview by Kinfolk with Adelman Peony Gardens for a few lovely tips for growing peonies!
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.
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