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Graphic designer based in Sydney Australia, that isn't much for words and all about pictures.

For some reason I have a collection of images that I don’t like posting straight away on any social media. I think some moments are very personal and private and I must admit I’m a little selfish and keep them to myself. I’ve been keeping these images to myself for about four and half years. This very special place was our honeymoon destination which I think is one of the most spectacular places in Australia.

One day we’ll go back to revisit this paradise island.

While taking part in the weekly challenges from Ish and Chi via instagram I kept coming across these completely talented ladies with these amazing styling skills. While admiring their instagram feeds I found that they were taking part in a monthly competition called the #7 vignettes run by Jen Bishop, writer of interiorsaddict.com

Jen presents seven words (one word each day) and then I went off and created little themes with bits and bobs from around my house.  I had an absolute ball taking part for the first time.  I was blown away by the talent of some amazing ladies I’ve met over the past seven days. I can’t wait to take part next month.

Some years ago a friend suggested getting an app called Instagram as they knew I was a little addicted with taking pictures with my phone. Soon enough I had a full blown addiction to the app and I just couldn’t get enough of taking shots to share with the world. I thought it was absolutely fascinating with Australians showing all their summer pictures of our golden beaches and the other side of the world covered in snow. After a while Instagram had its far share of bugs, which made it a little frustrating to use so I decided to give it a break and I was clean of Instagram for nearly six months.

After after the birth of my son, I took on the role of a social media manager and I’m back on Instagram with an addiction even stronger than before. In a way I think it’s also encouraged me to explore different avenues of design by discovering the world of vignettes.

What is a Vignette?
noun, verb, vi·gnet·ted, vi·gnet·ting. • any small, pleasing picture or view.

It’s funny because as a child I remember lining up my toys in a very precise manner along my windowsill. I had beautiful dolls and I don’t think I played with them much but I just placed them in order with the others and made sure they were perfectly in line. I now look back and this explains a lot of things.

I think this is why I love the world of vignettes, the order of it all and the endless style options, and I thank Instagram for encouraging me to attempt these briefs devised by these talented bloggers.

This first vignette was for a brief created by a talented lady called Vivian Pagangos who is the author of the blog Ish and Chi. www.ishandchi.com

The brief was to take a photograph of something red + home. I think this brief was made for me, for some reason we have a lot of red things in our house. Long story short, this little photograph won with three beautiful stunning cushions and a red throw rug from Rupee Home. www.rapee.com.au

Thank you Vivian for a wonderful brief and also a big thank you to Rupee for the wonderful homewares. x

Sunday morning treat

As a new Mum, it’s taken me a while to accept my new lifestyle.

No more Saturday nights partying till all hours of the morning and sleeping most of Sunday. Now Saturday night consists of maybe a glass of wine, doing some work and crawling into bed around 11:00pm and waking up at 7:00am (or earlier) to be greeted by a cheery little toddler. I must admit I don’t miss the shady Sunday mornings, but what I do love now is cooking for the boys to start off our weekend.

Here’s my first attempt of a little ‘food porn’ photography.

If your feeling a little peckish, below is the recipe for some muffins.

Apple and Cinnamon Mini Muffins 

Preheat oven to 180°/160° fan forced. Line two 12-hole (1-tablespoon/20ml) mini muffins pans with paper cases. Sift 3/4 cup self-raising flour and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon into medium bowl; stir in 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar and 1/4 cup rolled oats. Stir in combined 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup apple juice, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1 egg. Add 1/4 cup coarsely grated, peeled apple; stir gently to combine. Divided mixture into paper cases. Bake muffins about 15 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.

*Recipe is from The Australian Woman’s Weekly – Healthy Babies Food for Healthy Babies & Toddlers.