Category Archives: Thursday Treats

Thursday Treats: Having a Jolly Good Clear Out

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I don’t know if it’s because Spring is finally in the air or because Gareth took it upon himself to do all my dirty washing this week, thus highlighting how completely impossible it is for me to fit all the clothes I own in my wardrobe at the same time… But yesterday I went through all my cupboards and had a good old clear out.

Not only did I realise that I own ELEVEN black cotton maxi dresses but there were way too many tee-shirts with cats on, most of which I’ve probably worn only once. My wardrobe was also heaving with things I’ve collected from photo shoots and promotions over the years. That giant pink fluffy tutu might have been fabulous but a) when the hell am I really going to wear it again? and b) it doesn’t half take up a lot of space.

There is something so immensely satisfying about throwing things away. In actual fact I think I find it somehow more gratifying than actually getting the stuff to begin with. Now, not only can actually close my wardrobe and chest of draws, but I probably have space for a few new things. BONUS!

Oh, and if you happen to be in Reading any time soon and are on the look out for a giant fluffy tutu or a bunch of tee-shirts with a kitties on it you might want to to stop by Oxfam… Just sayin’.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Natural, coastal wedding ideas
1960 mod shoot
Handmade Canadian barn wedding
Comic book ‘pow!’ bouquet
Austin botanical shoot
Vera Wang’s Spring 2015 wedding dress collection is unexpectedly gorgeous and quite alternative!

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Thursday Treats: The Glamorous Life of a Blogger

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You know, I often think people are a little disappointed when they find out that my life isn’t all that glamorous. I’d imagine people think bloggers are always being whisked off to fabulous parties and that we spend most of our time snapping our perfect instagram-worthy lives. But my everyday life couldn’t be further from that fantasy (case in point, taking the above photo was anything but professional!)

In reality, I spend the majority of my time in front of my computer, wearing sweatpants, writing emails, compiling wedding posts, doing admin for The Blogcademy and drinking copious cups of tea.

That’s not to say that I don’t love my job, and my life. In fact I’ve never been happier. While I do get invited to lots of parties and events, these days I turn 99% of them down. I much prefer being at home with my husband and our cats, or going out with my (real life!) friends.

This week has been another one of those not-very-exciting ones. And it’s been wonderful. Things are going to be cranked up about 685 notches when May hits and I get back on the road with The Blogcademy. I love travelling though, and spending all that time with Gala and Shauna is the best fun ever, but for now, I’m pretty happy to be permanently attached to my lounge wear.

HOWEVER, in saying all that, I am off to the Most Curious Wedding Fair in London this weekend. I’ll be there with Sophie selling headpieces and magazines on Friday night and all day Saturday. If you’re around be sure to come and say hello. I’d love to meet you!

Damn, can I wear sequinned sweatpants to a wedding show?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Beautiful Queensland wedding
Manhattan loft wedding
Colourful New York wedding
Wedding rave up at the George Tavern
♥ Eco-friendly label Reformation has launched a bridal line of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses all made using repurposed vintage and surplus material. Prices start from $518 for wedding dresses and $198 for bridesmaid ones. I am SO into this!

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Thursday Treats: Thursday… I’m in Love

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Kylie by Ellen von Unwerth for Stylist Magazine

Oh hello there Thursday, my old friend. The end of the working week is nearly upon us and we are so happy to see you! Just what could make this Thursday afternoon even better? A truck load of internet lovelies to entertain us until clocking off time, that’s what!

Oh go on then…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Whimsical Austin wedding
Romantic garden wedding
Scott Pilgrim gets married!
Quirky Berlin wedding
Whimsical Malibu ranch engagement
♥ DIY Chicago wedding

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Thursday Treats: Camber Sands & Making Plans

I spent a glorious three days in Camber Sands with my friends last week. We laughed, we cried, we took about a squillion photographs, we threw confetti at each other, we ate too much food and we drank waaay too much wine… it really was the most awesome weekend ever.

The sun shone, the beach was a two minute walk from our house and I even did some arts and crafts with Ronnie and Craig’s kids! I’ll be sharing more on Monday because the house we stayed in was so damn cute, y’all definitely need to know about it.

In other news this week, over at The Blogcademy we shared our new About Us film which we made while we were in Palm Springs. If you’re so inclined, you can watch it below. Isn’t it the awesome? We’re so thrilled with how it turned out. It was made by the fabulous FX Media!

Talking of The Blogcademy, our 2014 World Tour has been selling like hot cakes over the past few weeks. If you’re thinking that you might like to come along to one of our classes, think fast! Have a look over our course overview, read through our FAQ and nosy at some past Blogcadette testimonials.

There are actually less than 10 spots left for our San Francisco, Melbourne and Sydney classes, and many of the other cities are over 50% sold out. If you have any questions or you’d like to speak to us about paying in smaller instalments, simply get in touch!

Other than that I’ve really just been plugging away, freaking out about how much I have to get done before I go to The US again in May and making plans for my 30th birthday in a few weeks time! ARGH!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Wedding inspiration from The Little Prince
Handmade tropical paradise wedding in Idaho!
Multicoloured wedding as Islington Metalworks
Beautiful Byron Bay wedding
Handmade and handfast wedding

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Thursday Treats: Been Adventuring

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Those of you who followed my recent adventures while I was in Palm Springs might have had a sneaking suspicion that we weren’t just there to soak up the sunshine. Oh no, Gala, Shauna and I were working on a brand new Blogcademy project!

I can’t tell you exactly what it is just yet, but believe me when I say we’ve listened to you and we hope it’ll be worth the wait! Our new offerings will be launching in the spring and we’ll have much more to share real soon…I AM VERY EXCITED.

At the other end of the weather spectrum, I got back from my family ski holiday in Whistler on Sunday evening. It was FREEZING (one day it was -20 °C!!!) but it was so lovely to get away, and for it not to be work-related for once!  My whole family are complete ski nuts so everyone had a great time. It was so awesome to hang out with them all week.

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I hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks too, whatever you’ve been up to. OK, onto dem treats!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Dark Crystal wedding cake!
♥ Gorgeous boho hippy wedding
Tattoos and airplanes
Five chic but ethical wedding ideas
Vintage Portland wedding
San Diego loft wedding (those bridesmaid’s boots and the bride’s pink dipped hair are both SO perfect!)

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Thursday Treats: Thank You

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This week has been hard, one of the most emotionally draining I’ve had in a long time. I’ve cried a lot, I’ve stared at my computer screen not knowing what to do, I’ve told people I love them more than I ever have before.

Thank you all so much for your outpouring of support. It’s been very much appreciated. I’ve had so many amazing messages and I’ll be passing them on to Chris and Jo’s family in due course. For those of you also suffering I applaud you for being so brave to reach out to me, via public comments or private email. It really is the first step to recovery and I’m so proud of you for vocalising your desire to get help.

It’s been a lot to take in, but ultimately it’s been so worth it. I’m sending you all so much love. Thank you, thank you x a million.

I’m about to head off on a family holiday to Whistler so I’ll be taking some much needed time away from the internet. There won’t be a Thursday Treats next week but I have some great content scheduled to go up in my absence so be sure to keep popping by.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Backyard wedding
Beautiful pink dress bride
Homemade succulent wedding
♥ Free People’s march 2014 lookbook is Vegas wedding fabulous!
Comic book wedding cake
60s inspired smog shoppe wedding

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Steve Cowell

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