Tuesday, 3 January 2017

New Years Resolutions // 2017


2017 is upon us! How futuristic is that?! It really is true what they say, the older you get the quicker the years go by. It seems time flies whether you're having fun or not. I hope everyone reading (like, all three of you) had a spectacular Christmas and have spent the holidays with all your favourite people.

2016 had it ups and downs for sure; for me personally it was great, for the world it definitely had some tragedies. I'm sure there are a ton of people who are excited to leave behind 2016 and turn over a new leaf. Some, i'm sure, just don't see the point in the excitement and I mean, each to their own. You do you. But for me, the new year always brings the feels. I can't help but feel optimistic about the next 12 months, and all the things I want to accomplish. If you've read my previous post you've seen how I did with last years goals. Some more successful than others! However, I think it's better to at least try to work towards great things, than work towards nothing at all.

Cue January 3rd and i'm sitting in my fat-pants, cup of tea on the armrest and gossip girl playing in the background. Admittedly, not much has changed, but after a week away, there's a ton of blog reading, youtube watching and washing to catch up on. So that's precisely what i'm going to spend the afternoon doing. None-the-less I have a couple of aspirations for the upcoming year, and i'm really optimistic that this is going to be the best year yet!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

2016 // The Recap


And just like that, 2016 is coming to a close! I'm LOL'ing a little, because my new years resolutions post it quite literally 2 posts back! Writing has obviously gone right out the window this year. But all this "vlogmas" & "blogmas" hype does give me that little spark to jump back in.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Supermodel Practice // Engagement Shoot















Two months ago, our wonderful, incredible, ridiculously talented photographer, Cam, from Chasewild took us on an adventure through Parnell in Auckland. As part of our package with him for the wedding, we got an included "engagement shoot" which is great, because Ben is SUPER awkward and we needed all the practice we could get. Now we have some completely adorable snaps to keep, and a reminder of how cute we were pre-marriage & pre-kids. I expect weight gain and an immediate speed up in the ageing process as soon baby number one comes along.

Not only was it so much fun and we'd now consider Cam a mate, with all this practice we are just going to nail it at the wedding. We are so, so pleased with what he's done this time around, I can't even begin to imagine how amazing the next lot will be.

So here are our top faves (this is only half!), and Cam, if you're reading. THANK YOU! You totally killed it.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Why we should have eloped #stressedoutbride


Well, that's a little bit of a depressing title isn't it? Considering I haven't even got through the wedding day yet! But some days, I just want to pull my hair out and be done with it all. And I know my groom is feeling the same way.

When did this all stop becoming a fun and exciting adventure? ...

We are now 7 weeks out, practically to the day, and every hour I become more worried about how we're going to make it. Are things going to be paid off in time, is everything going to look as we envision, the debt we have got ourselves into. But more importantly; IS IT GOING TO BE WORTH IT? ...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

New year's resolutions + 2015 recap


I'm sure you are well sick of the #newyearnewme hashtag; peoples plans to totally change themselves just because the clock ticked over past midnight three weeks ago. If i'm honest I would have to agree, it's been a little much. One day doesn't change sh*t really does it? What was wrong with the Friday BEFORE New Year's Eve to make these big life-changing decisions?! Apart from the fact it was Christmas day obviously, and you were stuffed to the brim with turkey and wine.

Enough of the sarcasm though, I also get that feeling. You know, the feeling that your great/terrible/exciting/adventurous/heartbroken year has come to an end and you now have this overwhelming motivation to make the next 12 months even better than the ones you've left behind. This is why I save these posts for the end of January, when reality has started to kick in and you really have time to realistically work out if your goals are more than daydreams.