Photography. Digital Design. Dreams.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A day in the office

It's been months since I set up my little home office and this weekend I got to spend some glorious 'me time' faffing about; organising, filing, sorting, making it just the way I want it. And I did my first ever traditional, paper, cut&stick scrapbook layout. Naturally, it features my little man. Who else??

I am pretty happy with my first attempt. I think I still prefer the digital method, but it's nice to try something different and I will definately do more.

I also recently had some of my digital layouts printed up and put in an album - naturally, they are all about 'the boy' - and I got a chance to show it off to the grandparents over the weekend. Its nice to get them out of the computer and into an album....they are real, tangible, and I am really happy with them.

I am taking part in some Point+Shoot fun over at Fat Mum Slim...pop on over and have a look! Chantelle has created a lovely little spot in blog world. And I suspect her star is rising, its wonderful to watch all the goodness unfold for go girl.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Good morning!!!

I haven't blogged anything for SUCH a long time. Life has been crazy busy the last few weeks and has left very little time for playing on my computer or pulling out my camera.

There were hospital visits to make, family to look after, friends to socialise with....and a new business in the making. But that is top secret for the time being...don't want any bad joo-joo!!

I did however squeeze in a fantastic photo shoot last weekend which I only managed to post-process properly this if its alright with you I will include these in Point+Shoot coz technically I didn't finish them till this weekend (hence where the +Click comes in). And I haven't taken part in Point+Shoot for SUCH a long time, or any blog world activities, and I am really starting to miss all that interaction it offers. If you are asking yourself just what on earth Point+Shoot is, head on over to Fat Mum Slim for a looksee...its plenty of fun!

So, without further a do, I introduce the beautiful Jenny and her beau Shane. Thanks for being such a good sport Shane, you were open to all of our ideas and without a whinge to be heard. And sorry for picking on your girly pink belt. But It clashes with your hairy chest and your tattoo!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pets at I Heart Faces

My first entry in an I Heart Faces weekly challenge! And I couldn't resist....this week its Pets.

Meet Coco...a brumby filly from the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. She is a project of Nana and Poppies, who hope to break her in for the little boy to ride.

She is sweet. She is brave. She is bold. She is as wild as the winter wind.

And she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

Processed with the Urban action from of my all time favourites!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Point and Shoot

Kicked off my weekend with a freshly brewed coffee for brekky and what was supposed to be a quick trip to a local garage sale.

An hour and a half later I finally made it home with a whole stack of goodies, my favourite of which is this.....

There is something about this treasure that really appeals to me. I wonder whose photos have been in here in the past? Where are those people now? And where has this come from, this funny little box. Well, actually...its quite a big box. And the wine lover in me is reminded of old crates of french wine for some reason? But maybe that is just my imagination running away with me ;)

And today bought an extra special, early birthday surprise....a new laptop!! So excited. If only it were arriving for my birthday tomorrow. Instead I will wait, not-so-patiently!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bush walking and puddle jumping

The weather broke today, and out came the sun! After weeks of being sick constantly, and with the weather getting colder and a bit wet of late, I jumped at the chance to grab the camera and take the boy out for a bush walk and some puddle jumping! Haven't played with the camera since Easter, which is when all the nasty germs hit this household, so it was good to have it back in my hands and a willing model to humour me.

He wasn't so much into the puddle jumping though, unlike in the past. He wanted to puddle 'walk'; and told me off for jumping when I tried to encourage him. He said it was 'too disturbing'. Funny bugger!

Was a good time though, and I can feel my mojo coming back (of the photographic variety, don't get any funny ideas!) and I have a few photo shoots coming up shortly that I am really looking forward to getting stuck right into.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy 3rd Birthday my baby boy. I can't believe how quickly you have gone from this... this....
The time has gone by much too quickly for my liking, but it has been a blast the whole way. You are growing into a very independent, caring, intelligent and amazing little man who makes us so proud, and brings us so much joy, love and laughter every day. We are so lucky to have you in our lives.
Love you very much.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just because

Here is a little bit of something that I do when I have a spare moment and a whole lot of inspiration....which actually isn't very often.

I can't even remember how I stumbled across it, but 'it' has a scrapbooking. Basically....its scrapbooking (I am sure you figured that out all on your own, you clever thing!) but not the traditional paper style, with scissors and glue and tape and a whole heap of mistakes. This digital form suits me much better, coz I have my big fat 'undo' button! Very important for one such as myself.

I have every intention of printing these when I create them, but have only ever printed one. So they just sit on my computer, doing nothing. Might as well share them here, huh?

And naturally, they are all of my main man, my little squirt, my cheeky love and joy and reason for being! And I wouldn't have it any other way!

Credits: Shabby Princess

Credits: Amy Sumrall's Sumeroo kit

Dreamy Saturday

This weekend was, in a word, spectacular!!

And Saturday, in particular. My beautiful girlfriend and I took our two little bunnies down to a local beach bright and early in the morning (out the door by 7.30, no saturday sleep-in for us!). There was hardly a soul to be seen. The air was crisp, the sun was warm, the day was young.
It was one of those mornings that makes me just stop for a second and think about how lucky I am.

And after all that fun in the sun, we headed to a cafe for some take away coffees, and a huge biscuit with 'lollies on it' for the boys to share (um ah!). Then a play in the park, and off to a garage sale. All before lunch!

What more could you ask for?
And naturally, I had my camera with me. We had lost our mojo lately, me and my camera, so I put it down for a bit, and this weekend we fell in love with each other all over again. So I am heading over to fat mum slim to take part in the Point+Shoot fun! Go and check it out, Chantelle is a ray of sunshine to warm up your day.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Oh for the love of Lola!

See these photos? I am blogging about these photos for two reasons today.
Firstly....last week I tried to find them and I couldn't. I can't tell you how upset I was. I had looked in all our back-ups, both the computers, and I just couldn't see them. My little heart was broken because these are, without a doubt, some of my most favouritest mostest special photos of my baby boy that I own. And to think that I had somehow lost them....I was devasted.
But I was sitting at my mums computer last night, and lookee what I find! I screamed when I saw them....I have them back! Never to be lost again. I can't tell you how relieved I am. Photos of your children, especially when they are your most favourist mostest special photos, are so precious!
Secondly {and this is super exciting!!}....the girls over at Beyond Snapshots reviewed what are, hands down, the worlds sexiest looking camera bags, from Epiphanie. They are giving one away, and oh be still my beating heart its the red one they chose to bestow on some lucky devil. Boy oh boy do I want to be that lucky devil!!
What we had to do was show off a photo with a red theme...and when I found these photos last night, they are. How could I not use these ones?
And let me tell you this....not only do Epiphanie have the sexiest camera bags ever (I mean, they have the red Lola, the chocolate brown Ginger....just the names of these bags are cool!) but they have the most awesome website ever. I love websites that think outside the square; that have warmth and texture and funky bits and a real vibe. You should head over and check it out, seriously, its worth a look. And while you are surfing the net, for all my clickin' friends you might already know about Beyond Snapshots, but if you haven't discovered yet, get! Rachel and Peta are amazing!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Remembering Summer

To say 'fare-thee-well' to my best friend Summer and its balmy evenings, I thought I would share some photos taken on one of the very hot days we had this year.

A trip to Ikea for a spot of shopping (for mummys benefit) turned into a trip to Bicentennial Park for a play in the park (for the boys benefit). It was sooo much fun. We all ended up splashing about in the fountain, and he pulled his beloved bike in for a bit of a ride around in the water.

And boy oh boy didn't the little fella crash out on the way home!

If only he could remember all these days, these Dream Days!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Can't talk....eating!

Lookee first creme egg in years!
One of my lovely friends is responsible for the few hundred (or thousand?) calories I scoffed, as evidenced above! But I wont hold it against her.
It is, after all, the start of one of my favourite times of the year...EASTER! When you get to eat chocolate first thing in the morning and nobody looks at you like you have grown two heads and just eaten your oldest sibling. And it also marks a change in the season, when the nights start to feel that little bit cooler, and when the leaves down 'home' start to turn yellow and golden and delicious looking!
But lets not get too far off the subject....which is, of course, chocolate! The best bit about this time of year, for me, is AFTER the long weekend when all of a sudden the shops find themselves still packed to the rafters with all sorts of chocolate products that they sell off at half price. Oh be still my beating heart, a Lindt bunny for under $5, what more could a girl ask for?
But now, back to the egg. I will save you some....

Oh, would you look at that, someone seems to have eaten the whole thing. Well....wonder who that might have been?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Have I ever told you how much I love my little man?
Well let me tell you....I LUFF HIM VERY MUCH! In a way I never thought possible. It's like I have never really known love till now. It's like a whole big piece of me was missing, until he came along.
I love his giggle.
I love his smile.
I love his slobbery kisses.
I love the way he hugs me.
I love the way he wraps his arms around my neck at bedtime.
I love the way he says "bedrum".
I love it when he tells me funny stories.
I love the way his face lights up when I pick him up after work, or come home after work.
I love every teeny tiny smooth-skinned little inch of perfection that he is!
And he loves his "lioney" more than all of that!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I finally found a few minutes in my week to get the very awesome Hipstamatic on my iphone, and on the weekend I took it for a play at the pool, and also found a few minutes of pure point+shoot happiness! Pop along and check out fatmumslim to see what on earth I am talking about....its a bit of photographic fun with the lovely Chantelle, just for the love of it!!
This weekend the weather was amazing. A touch hot at times, but with the wonderful pool just up the street for all the locals to splash around in, the heat wasn't much of a problem. And yesterday, the ultimate dream day....a swim, a milkshake, and for dinner....some prawns and white wine in the park with friends. I love dream days!