We finally have interwebs. And it's already been a full year of marriage. A bit of a fail to keep up with this blog haha.
It's crazy how time flies, busy with marriage and life in general so apologies for the quietness - I've been so into photography and most of the time I'm photographing or editing.
But stay tuned for a new photography blog which will be released soon. Can't wait to share photos with you.
Hope everyone is doing well, looking forward to catching up on blog reading.
Lots of love,
What a darling! My sister in law's puppy named Whisky. Too cute!
Yes. I know. We haven't posted in ages! We have been in Tamworth for a funeral last week and 2 weeks before was my brother's Henna and Wedding so we have been busy flat out.
In fact, I think in the next couple of months we will be even busier, with more weddings to attend, one in Wagga and another one in Gympie. Of course we can't forget the house, we are hoping for 1 month till completion so that means, packing, unpacking and being totally disoriented for a while.
I thought I would share a few photos from my brothers wedding. It was quite lovely and he looked handsome as ever (picture a guy who never shaves and is always wearing tshirts and jeans) haha! I couldn't recognise him.
"WE ARE MARRIED!"
So I have finally been able to grab some photos of the house. Although these ones are a few weeks old, much has been done in the mean time.
The kitchen is everything we imagined, it's spacious with lots of big drawers and cupboards. It has a bit of a heritage feel to it, but at the same time it's also quite modern which is exactly what we were after! all the appliances are in stainless steel which also adds to the modern look.
I love the basin in our bathrooms, don't worry that blue isn't the paint! it's just white all over. I can't wait to show you the bathroom with the tiles, they look great. We have used earthy colours, with lots of ivory. We used the same heritage style cupboards in the kitchen for the bathroom, but a different bench top.
We have been visiting the house at night times after work, so it has been hard for me to take photos. The front door is in! although it will be a much darker colour than that. We chose chrome with a square edge handle, we love it.
We are expecting it to be all finished in one month, so expect plenty of updates from me.
But it has been one of those weeks, lots of drama, lots of crying...you know... it's a classic tale of Wayne and Farrah versus the world. Thank God we have each other!
I learnt something out of it though...
No one is perfect, we are human, we make mistakes it's as simple as that. But it's hard for people to understand that, forgiveness is not easy.
I'm glad Wayne and I have each other and we can support each other through this. Love him to bits.
Looking forward to catch up with your blogs y'all.
My nana in the kitchen, oh bless.
I GOT A NEW CAMERA and I probably won't shut up about it for the next few months.
It's a beautiful Canon 7D which also takes HD video. *faints*
Wayne secretly organised for my family and his family to pitch in for my birthday to help us pay for it. I am absolutely so grateful for the great family I have.
This is something I've wanted for a very long time but with buying a new car and saving up for a wedding it has been at the bottom of the list.
I really enjoy photography especially when it comes to fashion and weddings so in the next few months I have a few personal projects which my lovely friends will help me out with. I want to put a folio together, and honestly it just seems like a side hobby but I'm open to where ever it takes me.
Right now I'm trying to experiment with different styles. I'd like to create a vintage feel to the photos without having to use photoshop. I don't want my photos to look exceptionally perfect, not fun for me!
So keep a look out for my projects this year. I guess it's also pretty helpful that I have 5 weddings to go to, so I'll be a 'camera ninja' as Wayne would call me. Sometimes he can't even find me when we go to weddings because I'm 'hiding' and clicking away, I just can't help myself.
Diva ring, nails are OPI bling dynasty and my clutch from - davie and chiyo
Wayne and his brother with their cheesy salesman smiles.
Sorry we haven't posted in a while, we went away this weekend to a wedding :)This is wedding number 3! It's Nicole and Luke's wedding in Tweed Heads which is located on the border of New South Wales and Queensland.
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Oh and it's worth mentioning that Nicole is Wayne's cousin.
We woke up at 3am and we hopped on a plane at 6am and were off to the Gold Coast! great start on a Friday morning. I must say we were both extremely tired for most of the trip and I suspect the early wake up call had something to do with it.
It's so funny that Wayne and I were decked out in jackets and scarves and when we arrived at the Gold Coast we thought it was so nice and warm with a slight breeze, it wasn't cold at all and Wayne's uncle says 'Yeah it's a bit cool today'.....WHAT? this is not cool this is hot for us 'Melbournians'.
For my overseas readers, Queensland is usually known as the 'sunshine' state, it's usually quite hot over there throughout the year and Melbourne is well known for its cold weather.
The wedding ceremony was held outside at a beautiful winery and the reception was held at the same resort Wayne and I were staying at which was was very convenient.
The theme of the wedding was yellow, summer, tropical, it was quite consistant throughout every detail.
We had a lovely time but towards the end we were ready to go home, small getaways can be quite exhausting.
Enjoy the pics xx
Now, I LOVE food safari, it's an aussie cooking show and my chicken tandoori recipe is from them as well. Last week I remembered one particular recipe and I was inspired to make it. It's the EASIEST cake recipe, an Orange and Almond Flourless cake, yum yum.
I wasn't really planning on blogging about it, but I thought it's handy if there is anyone else out there new to baking like me.
It's a very moist and dense and is perfect with a nice cup of tea.
You can watch the video on how it's made here
2 oranges (I used Navel oranges)
250g caster sugar
250g almond meal
1tsp baking powder
Extra caster sugar for dusting before baking
Icing sugar for dusting after baking
Margarine for greasing the pan (I used baking sheets)
Wash oranges and place unpeeled, in a pot of boiling water for 2 hours. Drain the water and allow the oranges to cool. This can be done ahead of time.
Preheat oven to 190°C.
Break 6 eggs into a mixing bowl or blender. Add caster sugar and beat or blend together.
Place the two oranges into the egg mix. Break up the oranges and then blend together to a smooth consistency. Add the almond meal and baking powder and blend.
Grease or add baking sheets to a 20 cm spring form baking pan and dust with caster sugar.
Pour batter into the pan and sprinkle caster sugar on top and bake for 1 hour to an hour and a half or until the top is golden brown.
Dust with icing sugar to serve. Wayne likes it cold, so we put it in the fridge for a while.
Happy Baking xx
Wayne made me pose. It's true. "Farrah put your hands on your hips".
It's great without heels too, fun in the park before going out.
Wayne still has this hat on....I think I may need to buy a new one for him
tea and a slice of cheesecake! yum
Speaking of Red and Blue, I had to sneak this picture in. First (yes first ever) batch of cupcakes I baked. They're 'red' velvet cupcakes in 'blue' polkadotted cupcake papers!
This weekend was all about red and blue. I had a blast making them with Nicole, even though it was a messy experience with the red food colouring. Practically the whole kitchen was red, I think Wayne would have freaked out if he saw what the kitchen looked like. To his surprise I cleaned up everything straight away lol. You see Wayne has threatened once that he would sneak in a picture in our blog if I leave the kitchen messy ever again. Whatever, I'm proud of my messy baking skills.
plenty of smiles and cuddles,