it's

pouring with rain. my girls are constantly arguing with each other. the fire needs wood. washing needs drying. the postman is late today. my husband has my car. his is in pieces. the postie has the needed car bits. i'm working on relaxing during these school holidays & hoping the next few days go very slowly! but if my girls continue to argue maybe not so slowly.


my

screen saver for the month:

no one likes negativity & when i go through tough times one of the things that helps to get me through is to be positive. to think in a better way & to clear the thoughts that hold me down.

life lately

 {the last signs of autumn snapped while parking in a city laneway}
 {discovering new places to eat. fun decor always wins!}
 {even when exploring the city we manage to find a piece of sand to reunite with!}
 {may was lots of fun. hello june}
 {it's never too cold for a bare footed sand walk!}
{the view from the car windscreen yesterday afternoon through the rain drops}

more life & images of others here @ em's

shades of winter blue




winter has arrived & i am loving the chance to snuggle under warm blankets & embrace the season of the roasting fire. the early morning cold air has been warming up so we are still to be blanketed with the real coldness. time to go through my wardrobe & have the boots & woollens ready!

autumn days


the mornings have been crisp & cold but the days full of sunshine. i have been loving being able to get the washing dry outdoors instead of having it hanging all over the house! the colours of the leaves changing have been amazing & the sun an added bonus.

what is your favourite thing about the season of autumn? any great recipes to share with seasonal produce? {feel free to add a link in the comments. my family will thank you!}

life lately

 {bean bag loving while we wait for our new couch to arrive. it's been 7 yrs in the waiting 6 weeks in the making & it's due to arrive within the next 3hrs!}

 {my first Donna Hay packet cake mix attempt. wasn't much left after a few days so i'm guessing it's a winner?!}

 {gorgeous sunsets}

 {& peaceful early mornings}

 {new coffee stops explored}

 {welcoming a new member of the family 'Bella' the most adorable westie who can handle many cuddles & all the attention 2 little girls can dish out!}

 {school holiday baking}

 {night times that come so much faster after putting our clocks back. fairy lights always help add some sparkle}

{watching my girls grow up & imagining the day their feet will actually fit into my shoes!}
it's been a while. i know. & i am missing the time i used to have to sit & blog. but life has become busy & my time to stop & write a blog post is harder to find these days. with the school hols coming up in 2 more sleeps maybe i will get some more opportunities to come & say hi to you all?! i'm still taking lots of photos & enjoying the new families i get to meet as i snap away. i'll be back {hopefully soon!}

farewell summer

I can feel the warm sunshiny days slipping away. colder crisp mornings are making their way. but the memories we have of the season past are good ones!

what's your favourite summertime memory?

love.


















it was a honour to photograph this day of two very special people declaring their love for each other. forever.

more of their love story soon.

sunshine. sea & wild air


when life brings grief i think it's important to remember to keep living. as much as that sounds strange. this quote, i found via pinterest, is helping me in a time of sadness as we recently farewelled my father in law. he would want us to keep enjoying all that we love to do. a beautiful soul now at peace.


life lately


{salted caramel popcorn ice cream from 'the lab' oh. so. good. this was one of 3 flavours shared amongst 5 of us & was voted the best}




{while out on our boat celebrating Australia day these thrill seekers went over head. i hope to have a turn one day}





{loving the gorgeous sunny day & family time together without the dishes to do!}




{the water was amazing. so clear & a calming colour}





{a little city break & some time to location scout for a wedding i will be capturing in a couple of weeks time. very excited}





{the night before school went back. dinner at the beach & a cool down}





{as soon as school went back my coffee catch ups resumed! amongst many other must do's that aren't as fun}





{a little treat to celebrate the end of the first day back at school. & a pledge from me to be more organised this year & bake more!}


loving

this quote:


{happy friday}