Thursday, December 5, 2019

Spring-themed Baby Shower [Plus Budget Breakdown]

Our baby was due to arrive at the end of Spring and we were holding our baby shower at the start of Spring. So I wanted the baby shower to be Spring-themed: think greenery, blush tones, with a touch of gold (much like our wedding motif, ahh I am so feminine, it's so predictable, but I love it). To start, I prepared my vision board of how I wanted the party to look like and feel and then commissioned one of my best gal pals and creative extraordinaire, Shine - who somehow made the party look like I spent $5,000 on the party when I only spent a fraction of the price.

Friday, November 22, 2019

A Love Letter To The Baby In My Belly [PLUS Beach Setting Maternity Photoshoot]

A Love Letter To The Baby In My Belly
By Jeanne Lua

A love letter to the baby in my belly

I want you to know that when I first saw your heart beating, I knew you were a miracle only God could make.

That when I saw you fully formed and happily swimming in my tummy despite weeks of me being so sick with nausea and vomiting and losing so much weight, I knew that you are such a fighter - and you're going to be tougher than I am.. but for now, and for every moment that you will need me to, I will fight for you.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Gender Reveal: Using Eggs Filled With Paint

The story behind our Gender Reveal is that we didn't actually intend on having a gender reveal party until our scan just happened to be scheduled a couple days before my husband's birthday party. And so we thought the timing was too perfect to waste. My husband had the awesome idea of putting paint in water balloons and having me throw them at his shirt. When I asked one of my best gals Shine if she could execute it, she suggested eggs instead - it turned out to be absolute genius!
Gender Reveal Using Eggs Filled With Paint
Gender Reveal Using Eggs Filled With Paint

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Maternity Clothing from Pink Blush [REVIEW]

As much as possible, I try to avoid buying maternity-specific clothing as I hate the idea of buying clothes that I won't get to use after a few months. However, it's gotten harder to do this while accommodating my ever growing bump. Also, it's so hard to find good maternity wear! And I know I'm not the only one who feels this way as I see a fellow mum-to-be complain about this on forums everyday. Enter, Pink Blush. In today's blog, I feature two pieces from Pink Blush that's so easy to wear and love.
Mauve Off Shoulder Maxi Dress

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pregnancy Announcement Photos: Plus My Thoughts on Praying, Waiting, Celebrating, and Sensitivity to Others

Hello blog!

While I would apologise for being so MIA on the blogosphere, this post is explanation enough.

Praying and waiting for a child

First, let me begin by saying this is something we prayed for as husband and wife every night. We held hands, we prayed, and we waited. And again, we held hands, we prayed, and we waited. While we didn't have to wait as long as others have, it wasn't a one-time-and-jackpot thing for us either. A child is a blessing we had always hoped for and prayed for, and waiting for something you had asked the Lord so hard for - can be quite a difficult thing. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Rock Pool at Sellicks Beach

Well hello blog, it's been a while! I last took you with me as I visited the rock pools at Second Valley. Today, we're visiting another beach in South Australia with a perfectly Instagrammable "rock pool" at Sellicks Beach. Want to find out exactly where to find this location? Let's go!
Rock Pool at Sellicks Beach, South Australia
Rock Pool at Sellicks Beach, South Australia

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Rock Pools At Second Valley

South Australia's beaches are absolutely beautiful to say the least. Perhaps I shall make it a personal mission to visit each one. For today, let's visit an Instagram-favourite - Second Valley. It was my first time there and of course I was on the hunt for the most beautiful views. Don't you hate it when Instagrammers refuse to say where the exact location of where a photo was taken? Today, I'll show you exactly where to find these rock pools at Second Valley. 
Second Valley, South Australia rock pool

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Natureby Face Masks From Nice Skin Australia [REVIEW]

Happy 2019 everyone and I hope you're having a lovely start of the year. I personally think that everyone should include taking better care of yourself as part of your annual goals. For me, this includes giving myself pamper sessions with emphasis on skin care. The importance of moisturising is not lost on me and the more I age, the more I prioritise this. It's never too early to start! Whenever I can, I try to incorporate face masks into my weekly beauty routine. So read on as I share with you my thoughts on some of Natureby's mask sheets from