Thursday, December 16, 2010

my new favourite thing

Yesterday, after much debate, I finally bought myself a Canon 50mm f1.4 lens and I'm completely in love with it already. I really want to get more into photography and, maybe one day, actually do some weddings. So I thought I should start purchasing some new equipment to play with. It's not the best and most expensive 50mm lens out there, but it's a great start and I'm already enjoying the difference it make to my photos.

Here are just a few I've taken so far.

Now I just have to go find some more subject matter as I think our dogs and my hubby are going to get sick of me snapping photos of them every few minutes.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

melissa's brunch

This morning Rudi and I decided to go to breakfast at the new Melissa's in Blouberg. We had very yummy Chocolate milkshakes and scrumptious croissant (mine had beacon, banana and bree on. What a good combo). I also took a few photos as I love the decor and colours in the shop. We will definitely be visiting again.

Friday, December 10, 2010

friday fluff :)

It's been such a long time since I felt like sitting down in front of my pc and just doing something for fun. I found this great photoshop tutorial and just had to try it out. And ta da! Doesn't my hubby look dreamy?!? This is how he looks to me all the time (I have constant stars in my eyes).

Ok, enough with the soppiness. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

cherry pickin'

On Saturday a bunch of us went out to Klondyke Farm in Ceres to do some cherry picking. I wasn't that excited as all the cherries I've ever eaten from grocery stores were pretty bland and tasteless. Not these! They are amazing and we bought 2kgs worth to take home. It's really worth the trip so go check it out.

We drove back through Baneskloof and stopped to take some pics. It really was a lovely day.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

christmas is here

I'm not all that big on putting up Christmas decor, but I do love choosing a little corner of our house to put our mini Christmas tree up and display our Willow Tree nativity scene (a beautiful, and I'm sure, expensive gift from my wonderful aunt).

I also had to put up the cute knitted advent calendar, as well as hang some of the gorgeous East of India decorations, that I bought. Now it feel just a little more festive in our house :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

christmas cookies

Rudi bought this pretty tin of biscuits for me from Woolworths. The biscuits are just as good to eat as the tin is to look at.

designer showcase: social design

Name: Social Design
Claim to fame: Design
Location: London, UK


True friends don't care where you come from or what you do, they just love you for being you.

Photo found here

designer showcase: Kelli Anderson

Name: Kelli Anderson
Claim to fame: Design
Location: New York, USA

sleepy bunny

Have I said it before? I want a bunny!

book shelves

While I do own a kindle now, I still love (and own a great deal of) books. So any of these great book shelves would be wonderful for our house one day. I'd love a room with floor to ceiling shelves to put all my books and nick-knacks. It must also have comfy, soft, overstuffed couches to lounge around on. One day...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

chrismas present

Rudi and I are both pretty useless at buying something and then keeping it a secret from the other person. We always get so excited to give our gift to the other person. Hence I've gotten my Christmas present more than a month early.

Isn't it lovely? It's from Collect and we went to pick it up this afternoon :)

Thanks my love, you're the best xxx

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

hair-iron heaven

After coveting one of these for the past 7 or so years I finally have my very own ghd. And it's amazing! What a great me to me birthday pressie :)

you & me

Just love this engagement shoot photo. This is such a cute idea. Wish I knew who took it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


After deciding put-put on a stunning Saturday morning wasn't the best idea (read loads of kiddies), Rudi and I decided to take a leisurely walk along Seapoint promenade. What a lovely day for walking next to the sea

Friday, November 12, 2010

just had to share the cuteness

sloth :)

blacklist studio

I would just love one of these prints from Blacklist Studios

Get them here

bunny cuties

I want one!

beautiful skies

I might have mentioned this before, but every week Rudi and I try to have a date night. Working together we see a lot of each other, but it's all work work work and we decided we need to make some time for a little romance. So on Wednesday we decided to got to supper a little earlier. We were just finishing as the sun was setting so, on the spur of the moment, we headed off to Camp's Bay beach for Sinful ice-cream and some sunset viewing on the beach. It was beautiful, but the photos say it best.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

orea cheesecake cupcakes

These are absolutely the best thing I've ever baked! And they were super duper easy. There are only two left in the fridge and it makes me very sad. I'll have to bake some again very soon (like maybe this weekend). I fear for my hips :)

Find the recipe here