Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Shower

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be asked to style a baby shower for Peekaboo Magazine. Here is a little taste of what's to come. How gorgeous is that real mama to be? And she was a delight to work with too.

The mag is due out Sept 1st. Photography by Naomi V Photography. Flowers by Green and Bloom.

A year ago my Nana handed down to me two of the green chairs I used in this shoot. Nan and Pop used to take them on family camping trips to the beach. I also have a set of pale coral chairs too. I love them for many reasons.

Peekaboo Magazine Sept 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lau's Christmas in July

Tracey has done it again. Taken my breath away. Click here and be whisked away to another world.



Just in case you aren't aware. Tracey is a mother of five and cooks, bakes, crafts, styles and photographs everything herself. I'm in awe of her fabulousness.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A little letterbox love

I wanted to send a huge thank you and shout out to Gaby at Love to Celebrate in Roseville NSW for being to kind to send Olivia and I a little surprise in the mail.

Gaby contacted me via email after reading my blog and wanted to send us some party pretties she thought would suit Olivia's Enchanted Woodland birthday bash.


Thank you so much Gaby. It was such a lovely surprise.

I've been slowly getting everything together for Olivia's party this coming weekend. Because I started planning quite a few months ago, I'm not feeling too much stress a week out. Everything is on track apart from a few things that should have arrived from overseas that haven't. Even though I ordered them over a month ago. Can't be helped, so I've plan B in the back of my mind just incase they don't turn up on Friday.

Over the weekend we lay all the costumes out and started to attach name tags. Olivia is so excited and this is exactly why I love doing what I do.

fairy costumes

Friday, July 23, 2010

And the winner is ........

Congratulations Sandra on winning our twine giveaway. Please email at with your address details.

For the rest of you, don't forget that The Twinery is offering My Life - My Love readers a 25% off discount on all products in their online store. Simple enter SDOLLAR25 at checkout to receive your discount.

Thank you everyone for entering our giveaway. I have another huge giveaway coming up in a few weeks!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another giveaway - The Twinery

We are back with another fab giveaway, this time from The Twinery.


The Twinery produce the most gorgeous range of 100% cotton baker's twine. It is available in 8 fun colours and you have the chance of winning 4 full spools in your choice of colours. There is whopping 219 metres (240 yards) on each spool. This prize is valued at US$56.

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All you have to do to enter is visit The Twinery and decide which four colours you would select if you won our giveaway. Come back here and leave your selection.

Our friends at The Twinery have been so kind to offer all readers of My Life - My Loves a 25% off any purchase. Simply enter SDOLLAR25 at checkout to receive your discount.

Winner will be drawn 5pm Friday, 23rd July 2010.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fab Find: dixie cups and lanterns

I'm sure these new designs from Robert Gordon Australia will be oohh'd and aaahhh'd over when they hit the shelves.

I can just imagine a girlie garden soiree with these pretty lanterns hanging from the branches. And of course, matching fans to help stay cool.

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I've long admired this Ice Cream themed Baby Shower designed my Jordan at Polka Dot Prints. I thought these new dixie cups (also by Robert Gordon) would tie in perfectly.

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Available at: The Cupcake Courier

Monday, July 12, 2010

You're invited to explore our Enchanted Woodland

I thought you might like to see the invitations for Olivia's 6th Birthday.

Sarah from Style Me Gorgeous and I collaborated on the design and we are both really happy with how they turned out. There will be a range of printables available in Sarah's online shop that will co ordinate with the invite in a few weeks time.

I wanted to really capture the imagination of the guests and get them excited about the upcoming party. From the start I new I wanted to incorporate terrariums into the theme and what better way to have them make an appearance right at the start! Each guest received their invite and a terrarium.

invite tags

invite jar

invite both

I need to thank Siobhan, Tracey and Danielle for helping me with these little treasures. Your input was very much appreciated.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Feeling a little blue

Both Olivia and I have tonsillitis for the second time in two weeks, so I'm feeling a little under the weather. I'm hocked up to the eyeballs in pain killers at present watching Barbie Maraposa. I know, it's sounds fun doesn't it.

Here are some cupcakes I whipped up last night. I thought you all might enjoy one!

blue petal cupcakes

Have a wonderful weekend.

Image by me

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Be quick they won't last long

A quick post to let all my Australian readers know that The Cupcake Courier is currently on sale for $25!! I paid $60 for mine (actually I have 6) when they first came out.

They hold a whooping 36 cupcakes and are perfect for transporting cupcakes to school, fetes or markets.

Click here to purchase. Available in saffron yellow and lemon grass only.

The Cupcake Courier on sale now

Go forth with haste!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our week in pictures


My new bff


My other new bff






How did that get in there? Lots of randoms by our budding photographer.


My Dad loves reading the latest trash mags. Actually I didn't think it was his thing.







Potato and leek soup - soule food!


Apparently it's not too cold for a quick dip.


I think they must be just using me for the bathing facilities. I'm heartbroken.

Oh and just incase you think I live the perfect life.

pantry crying

Second week of school holidays. Locked in house for a week with Dad who needs constant care. Husband in Africa. Good times!

Hope you've all had a great weekend!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Winner announced

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone (all 101 of you) that entered my first giveaway. I was blown away by all the lovely comments you left and wish I could give each of you a little prize.

However, I do only have one prize available and without further adieu the winner of the prize pack from Ah Tissue, Giggleberry Creations, Details, Details! and Sharnel Dollar Designs is:

angela scott

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Angela, please email at to organise your prize!

A huge thank you to our prize sponsors too. Without you we wouldn't have been able to put together this great giveaway.

I have more fantastic giveaways planned for early August to coincide with the Enchanted Woodlands birthday party I'm busy preparing for at the moment. Be sure to enter that one, it's going to be BIG!!!