July-Instagram-Roundup-Made-From-Scratch My gosh July flew by, I still can’t believe that it’s already August! How did that happen? To mark the end of another month and end of an incredibly busy week I thought I’d share a little roundup of my favourite photos that I’ve shared on Instagram during July. I really love that so many people on Instagram share round ups like this, it’s such a lovely reminder of a how you’ve spent your month. I hope July was a wonderful month for everyone and that August is just as lovely. Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all have a truly magical weekend planned. x

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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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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

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tablemakers_0029 My goodness, thank you all so so much for the incredibly lovely birthday wishes yesterday – I truly do have the most amazing friends, family and of course readers any girl could ever want, plus I do love that each year my gorgeous hubby takes over Made From Scratch to write me the sweetest birthday post! So thank you all so much for making my day so special!

I also simply have to share this incredibly, and absolutely delicious, Valentines Day Brunch (I know that the day has passed, but it’s far too beautiful not to share!) that the hugely talented Lauren Kelp styled. It’s so stunning that I don’t think it should be reserved only for Valentines Day, I think any celebration calls for a brunch like this where fluffy pancakes with fresh fruit are generously served and champagne flows freely! What do you think? x

| Photography by Half Orange Photography | Dinnerware byWest Elm | Florals & Styling by Lauren Kelp |

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There are days when everything becomes so incredibly overwhelming and you have so much to do that no matter how many lists you make you can’t seem to get on top of things – today is one of those day! But one of my absolute favourite, and there are many, parts of working in such a beautiful industry is that you see a post and it instantly brightens your day that forces you take a little time out to admire it. This stunning pink, white and black party via 100 Layer Cake is one of those parties that makes you want to call your closets friend, slip into a gorgeous party dress and enjoy a couple of glasses of wine and delicious sweet treats – it’s so pretty that you simply must take a peek at the rest of the celebration here. x

For more event styling inspiration, be sure to take a peek at our wedding and celebrate sections.

Photography: Charlie Juliet | Event Décor, Styling + Florals: HANALULU CO. | Hair + Make-up: Sissi Chan | Stationery: Christina D’Asaro Design | Cakes: Nine Cakes | Venue: ICI Restaurant

It’s absolutely no secret that I adore Victoria’s beautiful blog Oh So Pretty – each post is as beautiful as the next and it will take only a matter of minutes admiring her work before you have a serious girl crush. I simply had to share Victoria’s newest post – the most delicious, and pretty, all natural DIY Rose Body Scrub. Not only will this pink hued scrub leave your skin oh so soft and smelling amazing, it’s incredibly simple to make and would make the sweetest gift for someone special, your beautiful bridesmaids or of course your self. Be sure to take a peek at Oh So Pretty for how to make your own beautiful Rose Body Scrub. x