Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and everyone in Wellington is safe and sound after the sudden earthquake over the weekend! With winter well and truly here for a little while longer I’ve started to get a touch of the mid winter blues – not so much that it’s chilly outside which gives you the perfect excuse to stay inside rugged up and watching a movie, but more so that everything in our home is starting to feel very cluttered and messy.

So I’ve taken it upon myself to give our home a serious Mid-Winter Spring Clean, the past few weekends I’ve driven my poor hubby to distraction – because I’ve been slowly making my way through every draw, cupboard and nook in our home and having a very thorough clean out. And it feels amazing!! I’ve also been spritzing the most delicious room spray by The Green House throughout the house, it’s amazing, it instantly takes away that slightly musty wintery smell and replaces it with refreshing delicate scents of citrus and lavender – so so perfect! I spent a little time sorting out my workspace which was wonderfully therapeutic and something that really needed to be done - how incredible would it be to have a gorgeous office like the lovely ladies from Enjoy Events – it’s so so beautiful, you can see more of their amazing office on The Glitter Guide!

OH, I’m also beyond excited and so so proud to finally be able to share my news regarding NZ House & Garden, they very kindly asked me to do a round up of some of my favourite blogs – you can take a peek here, but of course be sure to pick up their gorgeous new issue to see more! x

the green house room spray | dipped handle basket | metal pendant | rosalie notepad | clear tray |black spice candle | gold and grey throw | LET LIV striped floor rug |

bathroom luxe Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely week. I’ve had a wonderful week full of catching up with lots of lovely people, tidying up my workspace with Gem, admiring the cutest video ever from my ruffle cake workshop at Studio 46 and of course dreaming up new ideas for our home on pinterest.

One thing that has been on our never ending to do list for a while now is our bathroom, it’s not in a terrible shape but it certainly does need a little love. But of course with all renovations they’re never as simple as they appear, for us to renovate the bathroom we’d also have to redo the laundry so that all the shiny new plumbing we had installed when our kitchen was renovated would work together – hehe, it’s probably why our bathroom still on the to do list! In saying that though, you don’t have to completely renovate when a few gorgeous new pieces and some lovely storage items really can transform any space – I’m very very smitten with the oak mirror, canisters and sky planter, they’re too perfect for words! I hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing and cozy weekend planned, I’d love to hear what you’re thinking of doing around your home. x

| sky planter | blueberry & vanilla candle |oak mirror for kate sylvester | hand & body wash | wire baskets | bath towel | canisters | bathmat |

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex

Maria and Jason | Photography by Coralee & Alex Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had the most incredible weekend – ours was very lazy and much needed so it was perfect. I’m beyond honoured and so excited to share one of the most beautiful weddings from our glorious summer to help warm everyone a little on this chilly winters day. I fell madly in love with this wedding after seeing the photos that Coralee & Alex took, and while in Sydney not long ago I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Maria over a very delicious lunch, she really is the sweetest person in the whole wide world and I’m so excited to share her beautiful wedding – you also must take a peek at her blog Mia Loves Pretty, it’s beyond incredible!

I truly don’t have the words to explain just how stunning Maria and Jase’s Wedding is, from starting the day off with series of challenges for Jase, a beautiful  traditional tea ceremony, the sweetest of first looks and of course the most beautiful vows ever – Jase said his vows on one knee as he hadn’t gotten onto one knee when he proposed to Maria, how absolutely gorgeous is that! Photographed by the incredibly talented Coralee & Alex, this really is the most beautiful wedding of the season, you also must take a peek at Bubblerock’s amazing videos of the day here and here – I’ve no doubt you’ll shed a happy tear, everything about their wedding is so perfect. x

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills

All the Frills Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely week and have survived the chilly winter weather so far! I’m beyond honoured to share this gorgeous 1st birthday that the very lovely and talented Mel from All the Frills styled for Caden’s 1st birthday party – perfectly captured by Sheera Gordon, this really is the most gorgeous birthday ever! From the delicious dessert table, refreshing drinks table, gorgeous little picnic spots and of course lots of games for the kiddies to keep busy, plus how lovely is the tree full of polaroids from the day of celebrating – everything really is just so perfect! You can see more of this gorgeous party  here and here! Have a wonderful long weekend everyone, I hope you all have something nice planned. x

Rustic Cabin of Lake O'Hara Lodge in Snow

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Sheepskin Rug  //  DIY painted stump // ACME & CO cup from LET LIV // Ellen candle stick holder from LET LIV

// Winston Throw from Freedom Furniture // Set of eight Wooden tasting spoon from  TESSUTI //

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Boyfriend watch from ASOS // Tiny Beanie from ASOS // Contrast sleeve coat from GLASSONS  // Cheap Monday jeans // Forest Green knit // Kaylor Oxford Boot from NASTY GAL

Well yesterday, winter arrived in all it’s hailing glory! And I don’t know about you but all I really wanted to do was to bundle up and go hibernate. This may lead you to believe that I dislike winter, but in fact it is quite the opposite.  I am fan. But I am all about being prepared. I love the thick layers of winter, knits and coats, wools and heavy delicious fabrics. yum. So rug up and get shopping from the comfort of your warm little home, because Winter is coming. ( shameless Game of Thrones reference. Thank you. )

Til next time.

Blackbird .x

( Yes, you will find me here every wednesday! any other day you can find me over HERE! )

There really is something magical about a simple, yet elegant dessert table. I love how it’s not overly cluttered and that the cakes, flowers and gorgeous props are able to shine through – plus the colour palette is perfect! Beautifully styled by the very talented Leanne from Sweet Style, this really is such a lovely dessert table. x

Styled by Sweet Style | Cakes & Cupcakes by Blissfully Sweet | Paper Goods by Pretty and Print | Flowers by Petal & Pod |

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Goodness me, is anyone else finding that this week is zooming by just a little too quickly? I’ve been wonderfully busy baking lots of delicious wedding cakes for a gorgeous mid week wedding, honestly the most lovely job ever! I mentioned in my post the other day that I was asked to be a bridesmaid over the weekend at our friends wedding this year (insert lots of exciting squeals!!!) I only just realised too that it also means planning a wonderful hens night for the lovely bride to be! I can’t think of anything more perfect than this gorgeous collection of What to Wear, by The Big Day to celebrate a very glam night out with a very beautiful bride to be! x

Silver Clutch by Max | Drop Earrings by Dyrberg Kern | Silver Bangle by Dyrberg Kern | Black Sequin Dress by Max |‘Golden Eye’ Nailpolish by Opi | T-Bar Peep Toe Heels by Max | ‘Desire’ Fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana 

Lovely-Wedding-Post Oh my goodness, I’m beyond proud and so honoured to be able to share some very exciting news with you. A while ago the incredibly lovely Loni from the beautiful Adore Home and Lovely Wedding Magazine, asked me to do a little interview and select a few gorgeous products for a ‘must have’ gift registry. It’s such an honour to be featured in such a beautiful magazine along side so many talented people – you may want to curl up somewhere comfy for a while to read through the latest issue of Lovely Wedding Magazine it’s far too beautiful for words! xo

p.s. flick to page 40-41 of the Autumn issue to see my interview with Loni. x