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A DIY for your weekend

I’m a sucker for a good DIY. I have long been inspired by people going out and repurposing furniture; making something beautiful out of something seemingly useless. Though I am constantly consuming inspiring images and stories of people creating beautiful things, I seldom never get my own hands dirty. I have often put this down…

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6 months in

I am a highly sentimental person. Dates are special to me – I love celebrations and holidays, and I love to read meaning into things. After we started dating in 2011, for about a year, I wrote down all of the meaningful text messages Dave wrote to me in an Evernote note (until it somehow…

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6 Weeks in Paris

In 2010, I spent a busy one day in Paris, catching a fast train from La Loire area in the morning, and returning at night. I saw all the sites, from Notre Dame, to Montemarte, and the Eiffel Tower. To be honest, I was pretty disappointed in the city; and didn’t find it as charming…

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One week in.

I am on day 8 of the Minimalism Game, and so far, it has been a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. For those who aren’t familiar with the Minimalism Game, feel free to read my previous post to get caught up. I don’t want to make this too long, but here…

The Minimalism Game

As a kid I was extremely messy. I’d sleep with piles of toys, clothes, and books on my bed – sometimes so high, that I’d opt to sleep on the lounge instead. Although I can still be messy nowadays, I’ve come very far, and I have to say that a lot of that growth has…

Life, recently.

The last few months have been so much fun, and so full of life. It’s been an extremely fulfilling year thus far. I’ve planted herbs, tended to potted plants, and spent a lot of time with Isla out the front of our place weeding our front garden. There is something so lovely about watching Isla…

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Sunday.

It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting on my parent’s couch, listening to music, watching Dave get Isla’s dinner ready. Today has been one of those quintessential lazy Sundays. Multiple cups of tea and exciting discussions over breakfast. Long naps. Looking out the window to see the sun poking out behind looming storm clouds. We’ve…

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Slow living

I used to despise washing clothes by hand. Even a few months ago, I would do everything I could to get out of having to get my hands all sudsy. I’d keep the dirty jumper at the bottom of the dirty laundry basket for months on end. I’d choose not to wear an item if…

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Rome

We were overwhelmed by our time in Rome. We found ourselves surrounded by the most beautiful architecture and ruins; every corner we turned, we came upon some amazing sculpture or façade that blew us away. I can’t imagine what it would be like to live in a city where you pass this everyday, and become…

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Home.

Today I went and visited a friend that I went to school with. I have so many fun memories with her; binge watching High School Musical as late teens, obsessing over ABBA, having Gilmore Girls marathons, and memorising the Dirty Dancing finale off by heart. We spent so much of our formative teenage years together,…

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Heading home

Tonight Dave, Isla, and I will be catching a bus to the airport and boarding our flight home. The last few days of our trips overseas are always up-and-down. We slowly transition into the headspace of being home, whilst not-quite-yet being home. We say goodbye to the travelling routine and habits we’ve gotten used to,…