Because October is my favorite……

October 2nd, 2015

There is something about fall that I just love, halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, the crisp air, mountain drives and of course the fashion! One brand I absolutly adore is Madewell the quality is perfection and the understated elegance makes the pieces easily adaptable for day or night. I recently got the chance to do a little creative fall shoot with the new Silk Ruffle-Hem Dress Inkcheck 

I LOVE this dress. It is so comfortable, it easily pairs with ankle boots and a fedora. For a night out some fun tights and vintage shoes take it up a notch. I’m such a jeans and t-shirt girl (even before chasing after a toddler) But there is something about a dress that makes people say ” oooh you look fancy where are you going?” and your toddler say “Mama pretty” (little girls are the best) On to the pics! Happy October! What’s everyone doing for halloween?

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Dress: Courtesy of  Madewell

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Now some exciting news!! Madwell is opening at the City Creek Centre in down town Salt Lake City and everyone is invited!!! Here are the details:

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September 24th, 2014




The lovely Pip from Meet Me at Mikes: has done it again put together a fabulous list to take

stock for the month of September I love this idea here is mine the original can be found here

Making : Morning coffee
Cooking : Scallops, Quinoa, roasted seasonal fruit on a mirco green salad for dinner (yummy)
Drinking : Organic Raw Kombucha- multi green ( this is the best thing ever)
Reading: Parenting with love and logic (great book)
Wanting: To reorganize
Looking: At A cup of Jo
Playing: With my princess
Deciding: On a painting project
Wishing: To Take pics in the mountains (# soon)
Enjoying: My bella Bambina
Waiting: For fall fashion
Liking: Change of colours
Wondering: When I can fit in a trip to the mountains
Loving: Life
Pondering: Mixed media art techniques
Considering: A dance class
Watching: The Realhousewives of Melbourne( I’m so Aussie) 
Hoping: The nice weather lasts
Marvelling: At Life
Needing: A facial
Smelling: Pumpkin spiced tea brewing (Love fall)
Wearing: A t-shirt and jeans
Following: My favorite blogs
Noticing: Amazing artists
Knowing: LOVE
Thinking: About everything and anything…
Admiring: My sisters travel pics
Sorting: Laundry
Buying: A museum membership
Getting: Art done
Bookmarking: Ballet barre routines
Disliking: The news
Opening: Amazon package
Giggling: Jenny mollen’s book: I like you just the way I am (hilarious)
Feeling: Great
Snacking: Snapea Crips Wasabi ranch
Coveting: A red dress
Helping: The princess stack blocks
Hearing: Group Love: Ways to go



Capturing images…..

September 22nd, 2014


SEPT Art collage


So I was inspired by Susan Tuttles post about the joy of photography everyday . I decided to take a look back at some of my favorite images and create a little collage. I love how photography captures life’s little moments and adventures….

Have you read Bella Grace yet? It is a stunning publication from the lovely people at Stampington  and Susan Tuttle has an article in the premiere issue. Happy Monday!

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I love Italy!

September 5th, 2014

Hello blog! It has been a while…So to kick off an amazing summer we as a family took a little trip to Italy to see my baby sis; who just left London with her husband to embark on an epic European Adventure before returning home to Oz. I love Italy it was where we spent our honeymoon, to go with our baby girl made it even more special. It inspired some new art…. So Please enjoy! Ciao Bella x

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Flash back Friday

May 30th, 2014

The lovely Jeska @ Lobster and Swan wrote this article about Splendour and Rouge. Now let the summer travels begin….

Head over to her beautiful site


Splendour and Rouge

If you have the travel bug but haven’t had the time to get away, I have a great place for visual stories from europe and the world over.

Fellow magazine addict, Sarah of Splendour and Rouge has a passion for all things creative and is inspired by traveling. These views below are just breathtaking, so I had to share them.

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An Australian in America Sarah loves to travel and share her photography as well as some outfit inspiration and captivating Pinterest finds.

My favourite post here features on of her lovely collages and beutiful images of the Santa Monica Pier.Splendour and Rouge

With no snow in sight for Christmas here, reading a few of Sarah’s snowy travel posts will keep you going until it arrives x




Taking stock….

May 5th, 2014

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So the lovely Pip over at Meetmeatmikes came up with this list to share here is her oringinal

Making : Art
Cooking : Tapas
Drinking : COFFEE
Reading: Auto biographies and baby books
Wanting: The sunshine to stay (hello spring)
Looking: At Pinterest (#Obsessed)
Playing: With my princess
Wasting: Time on Pinterest (It sucks me in everytime)
Wishing: For time at a dayspa
Enjoying: My new camera
Waiting: For Italy!! (Tuscany trip here I come)
Liking: Chilling on a Sunday
Wondering: What content I should post on my blog
Loving: My family 
Hoping: For lots of creative inspiration
Marvelling: At my beautiful daughter
Needing: A weekend in the mountains
Smelling: Spingtime
Wearing: Flipflops
Following: My bliss
Noticing: Amazing artists on Flickr
Knowing: You always keep learning
Thinking: About the weekend
Feeling: Happy
Bookmarking: My favourite blogs
Opening: Emails
Giggling: At miss V and her cute baby wiggle to music