My top Instagram accounts to inspire you

My top Instagram accounts to inspire you

Ahh Instagram, how I love thee. I could spend hours and hours just flicking through the bright, bold, beautiful images there. Sure I love to see your dinner and your holiday snaps, but it’s the wow images I stay around for. The top Instagram accounts that inspire me. The sort of photos that you have to double tap immediately because they leap off the screen. The insane beauty of it. Now this isn’t your usual list. This isn’t a compilation of my blog besties (though I can do that too if you’re interested?) and why you should follow them. These…

The death of a blog: What to do if that blog is yours

The death of a blog: What to do if that blog is yours

Something happened behind the scenes of this very blog. Even though I was reasonably happy with the content, the results made me a little sad, scared and embarrassed. People assume that a blog like mine just grows and grows. Here’s the thing, it doesn’t. It hadn’t in a little while. What it had done was flat-lined. My interest was waning, and I just didn’t feel that excited about blogging. I thought to myself I think my blog is dying. What do you do when you look at your blog, and you think, uh oh, I think this is the end?…

Black + White Images: Inspired By

Black + White Images: Inspired By

Portraits, house images, fashion images, ALL the images, just give them to me in black and white. This house I was determined to move away from my predominately black and white theme to something a little softer. Something with tan and leather, industrial without being too hard. Warm and welcoming. Something that would be at home in the artful interiors of our new home. And still, the black and white continues to creep back in. Sure it’s an off white. Maybe even a cream. But it edges in and I must admit it’s like coming home to an old friend.…

Food Glorious Food: Inspired By

Food Glorious Food: Inspired By

Mmmmm. Yum. This week’s inspiration comes to you via my currently being renovated kitchen. I’ve chosen some new tiles, Mr Suger finished the cut through to the dining/living room… It’s all happening and I’m dreaming of dinner parties. Of having people over, of cooking and eating for and with friends. Food. This week it is all about food. The thing I love most about food is that with a little preparation, some research and a good knife or two you can make something special. I’m not an artist, if you’ve seen me draw you’ll testify, but when I cook I get…

A post for strong women

A post for strong women

This, my friends, is a post about women. About strong women. The ones they call bossy, domineering, powerful and unladylike. This is for the girls, the women and the old broads who did things their way and didn’t ask for permission. This is for the women I know. A shout out of sorts. A hello, how are you. A would you look at you kicking ass out there has anyone told you lately how awesome you are, type post. I encountered some things this week, some ideas and opinions that I just can’t let ride. It’s such a latent idea…

90s Movies: Inspired By

90s Movies: Inspired By

Another week, another inspired by. I’m having fun with these. And I know, it’s not a house update or an outfit post but for now it’s what I’m enjoying doing. So here we go. If you’ve written, blogged or shared something this week you are inspired by, share it in the comments, I’d love to check it out. But for now let’s talk my inspo this week… The good old 90s movie! I’m always inspired by the 90s movie. The 90s in general but a 90s movie is far up my ally it’s not funny. One of the first posts…

One small moment, one tiny decision

One small moment, one tiny decision

One small moment, one tiny decision. OR one not so small moment, and one not so small decision. It depends which way you look at it. Life and the ways it unfolds. Gosh. I could hang about pondering such things all day. Luckily I have a blog to ramble on. I was having one of those mind wandering moments today. Thinking about life and how one small moment can shape it. I looked up at my husband, this man I adore, on a 5m ladder in our new home and I worried for him. It’s a long way down from…

Double Denim + The Retrograde Knit Coat

Double Denim + The Retrograde Knit Coat

Oh hey ladies and gentle-ducks! Long time, no outfit photos, yes? Well here’s one I prepared earlier and you’re going to LOVE this one. You know how I know that? Because this knit coat has already been stolen from me twice. It’s a popular coat and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of denim on denim action. Right? Right! Of course I’m right. So the layers of this outfit come together perfectly for this time of year in Queensland. The denim layer is warming while the coat (I have the sample size, so expect yours to be a…

Beach Baby Blues: Inspired By

Beach Baby Blues: Inspired By

This week I am being inspired by the ocean. The beachy baby blues that make me long for summer days, the ocean and the way that salt water makes my hair less frizzy and more accidentally cool. Maybe it’s the cold days, the grey rainy week, but all I could think about as I prepared this post was running away to the ocean and diving in. And it being warm, of course. Or warm enough. Which at this time of year would absolutely not be the case. We are in doona season and the addition of lots of rain, cooler…

Where to buy plus size clothes for teens

Where to buy plus size clothes for teens

I’ve been over 5’10” since I was 12. To say that I was a plus size teen is an understatement. I was tall, large and in varying stages of puppy fat between an Australian size 12 to 18 the entire time. I was thinking about that the other weekend when my nieces visited. Tall, slim girls they have the issue of length when it comes to buying clothes. It made me think of the plus girls out there. When I was a teenager there weren’t a lot of options shopping wise. I remember losing a bit of weight in my…

A House Update: Suger’s Place

A House Update: Suger’s Place

It’s been longer than we expected, after the first house we were hoping to purchase fell over weeks and weeks into the contract period. With money already spent and time running out, we went back to the market looking for a house that met our criteria, that we both loved. We found that house. We found THE house. And Monday, in conjunction with our bank, we made it ours. A home sweet home that turns us from benevolent house guests to homeowners once again. Phew. An hour after we collected the keys we had started the work we want to do before…

Snuggly Cuddly

Snuggly Cuddly

It’s mood board time! What can I say, when I enjoy something I keep doing it. That’s what a blog is for, right? Fun and games. Last week I shared my first board on the blog about houses. I was consumed by them and that is very much still the case. But this week it morphed into something else. As I continue to put together the pieces of our home, what appeals to me most is the feeling of warmth. Coziness. Snuggliness. As much as everyone is clear that I am a child of the summer, born for long days…