Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a truly wonderful weekend. We were down at Mount Maunganui for the weekend for a running race that my hubby was apart of – which of course gave me lots of time to do a little shopping at the beautiful Paper Plane store. If you haven’t been you must, and if you can’t make it be sure to have a peek at their online shop – it’s beyond divine! I stumbled upon this absolutely stunning mid century home on Coco Lapine Design a while ago and have been dying to share it with you all – I could gush on forever about the beautiful textures in this home! The white walls, dark wooden furniture, marble and of course the stunning combination of different floors really is beyond perfect – I could happily, and very easily, call a space like this home. x
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 lovely weekend – I’m so pleased that the summer is finally here, I can’t wait to enjoy some long lazy summer days with my friends and family. Plus the most exciting thing of all, Christmas is on it’s way, you start getting into the mood for the silly season quite quickly once the weather starts to warm up. One of my all time favourite blogs A Beach Cottage is running the most beautiful Love Your Christmas Home series – Sarah has some absolutely stunning and incredibly helpful tips and tricks to help you through this magical silly season. I also guarantee you’ll end up spending all day admiring her beautiful home and quickly becoming obsessed with her instagram feed – be sure to have a peek at both, her style is absolutely to die for! I already have so many lovely ideas from Sarah’s beautiful blog for Christmas this year – I’d love to hear your plans for this year. x
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Inspired by one of my all time favourite blogs Paris in Four Months I thought I would start a little round up of links and shops that I’ve found throughout the week that you might like to have a peek at while you’re relaxing over the weekend, have a lovely weekend everyone! x
Fresh out of uni and before we were married Ben and I spent two incredible years backpacking throughout South East Asia, India, Europe, England and the United States of America – every time I read any of Carin from Paris in Four Months beautiful new adventures while traveling around Europe or wandering around Paris my travel bug doesn’t itch, it bites. Hard! I’ve no doubt that you’ll quickly fall in love with her blog and adventures, they’re absolutely breathtaking!
Christmas is coming and that means gathering beautiful gifts for your loved ones – if you haven’t had a peek at LET LIV’s beautiful new range of goodies yet you absolutely have to, Natalie has the most incredible eye for curating beautiful items and I can promise that almost all of her shop is on my wish list this year! And better yet, you can buy everything online and it will be lovingly wrapped and sent just in time for Christmas, how perfect is that?!
When I read this post titled The Hate is Crazy by the wonderful Design Love Fest this week I couldn’t have agreed with her more – this amazing online world that so many of us are lucky enough to be apart of really can be so incredibly rewarding. But sadly there are ‘haters’ out there that thrive on pulling people down to their level and saying incredibly nasty things about them and their work. I’ve personally never understood it and can’t imagine how people can be so cruel to others especially when they work so hard at their trade – this really is such a lovely and well though out reminder from Bri!
I’m not embarrassed at all to admit that I have a huge girl crush on Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Girl - her blog is stunning, she’s lucky enough to travel the world for work, her style is impeccable and her instagram feed is absolutely amazing! You’ll also see Nicole pop up now and then on Paris in Four Months - I’ve no doubt that just like Paris in Four Months you’ll find yourself reading through Gary Pepper Girl in one sitting, it’s so stunning. x
The beautiful image above is via Paris in Four Months
Happy Friday everyone one, I hope you’ve all had a lovely week so far and have tucked yourself up somewhere safe away from this awful gusty wind that Auckland has been dealing with for the past few days! I have a deep love for incredibly crisp white interiors, our kitchen is a prime example as it’s all white. Although there really is something so romantic and charming about a beautiful rustic kitchen with heavy industrial furniture and fittings from LET LIV and of course decorated with some beautiful pieces - I’ve absolutely no doubt that if we ever renovated again we would have a lot more wood and earthy textures in our home.
Which is why I thought I would do a beautiful mood board of industrial kitchen pieces after seeing this pin on Pinterest, plus I’ve been swooning over the beautiful new range of kitchenware at Anthropologie has in stock at the moment! Their products are as stunning as always and I was so excited to learn that they now ship to New Zealand – plus they have the most beautiful selection of books, perfect for decorating and of course gifts, I’ve a feeling that my credit card is going to get a little bit of a thrashing in the lead up to Christmas this year! I hope everyone has a truly wonderful weekend planned, I’m off to spend the weekend away with my gorgeous family as my wonderful Grandparents have come over from Australia to visit. x
| flowerpatch measuring spoons | hand-braided apple baskets | verdant bread bin | tartine bread cookbook | industrial stool with wooden seat | hand beater | hanging miner’s lamp | uashmama brown paper bag |
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 – ours was wonderfully lazy, we caught up with friends, brunched and finally bought a coffee table that I’ve had on my wish list forever! Relaxing and lazy weekends also mean that you get to catch up on your favourite blogs and of course Pinterest, one of my favourite blogs to catch up on is the always gorgeous A Merry Mishap - if you haven’t had a peek yet, you must, it’s so gorgeous and home to the most beautiful collection of inspiration and of course amazing DIY’s! This stunning DIY Concrete Diamond by A Merry Mishap is now on the very top of my DIY to-do list, it’s so stunning and can be painted any colour you like or of course left natural, click here for how to make your own diamond. x