"It's not just about seeing the beautiful places, it's about seeing the beauty in every place" What's something beautiful about where you are RIGHT NOW? For me, it's birds chirping away and a cool morning breeze as I drink my coffee before heading off for a day of meetings!
Mornings look a little like this How do you usually start your day?
I am OBSESSED with this tray from @tkmaxxau at the moment. Why? Because it means I can lay on my chaise chair with tea and books #livingthedream and it was only $29! Also, I am just about to finish Little Secrets and am totally hooked! Such a great story
Hello I thought a new year was the perfect opportunity for a bit of a reintroduction. You might be a new follower, or an old one who followed for the recipes or maybe you’re just wondering who we really are - so here’s a little insight. .
I’m Kristy, a Sydney girl married to her Southern Gentleman, Jesse. .
We’ve been together for almost ten years, with six of those years spent 10,000 miles apart. We first started talking when we were just 15 and 17 and yes, we totally realise we have completely screwed ourselves over when we have kids and our 15 year olds are proclaiming that they’ve met “the love of their lives”. I look at 15 year olds now and think they’re babies!! .
I’m a coeliac with a handful of food intolerances and other allergies but Jesse can eat ALL THE THINGS - but luckily he is always happy to try my foodie experiments, hence all of our recipes! .
We wouldn’t know how to take ourselves seriously if we tried and we spend at least an hour a day laughing with each other. We’ve been told how much we like each other is actually frustrating because it seems to good to be true - but we really are best friends. .
Jesse is a huge video game addict whilst I love home decorating, crafting, baking and reading. Together we love playing board games, spending time with our friends, exploring the world on our travels and working on projects together.
Your turn. Tell me something about YOU! What do you love to do in your spare time? What are your hobbies?!
Just finished #TheHateUGive. SO good and definitely a must read. I will definitely be seeing the movie next year as I think it's going to be one that opens so many people's eyes. Well done @angiethomas
Treat yo'self in the most delicious way with this NEW Chocolate Coconut Crunch Bliss Ball Recipe. They're gluten free, nut free, vegan, refined sugar free and ALL sorts of delicious. Get the recipe at www.southerninlaw.com today!
Today on the blog it's time to get your craft on! I'm sharing the easiest tutorial on how to make your own No-Sew Fabric Wall Hangings to use as quote banners, home decor, party decorations and more. Take a look at www.southerninlaw.com
My favourite kind of books are those which you start and simply CANNOT PUT DOWN. This was one of those books... oh my word... SO good... in fact, so good I practically threw it at Jesse saying "you need to read this... NOW" just so I have someone to talk to about it. Brilliant!
And FYI if you're like me and not really a sci-fi fan and think you won't like this, give it a shot anyway!
Summer is for popsicles, tropical fruits and days by the pool. Today I'm sharing one of my favourite recipes that combines all of those things (well, if you eat them by the pool like we do! ). Even better? They're paleo, vegan, sugar free and SO easy to make! Get the recipe today on www.southerninlaw.com
This morning Jesse and I started 2018 bright and early with a walk through my favourite place Oh how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful country! Here's hoping 2018 is a year full of adventure, fun, laughs and memories!
Summer IS good for the soul Summertime is my favourite time of year - especially the week between Christmas and the New Year that always seems a little brighter, happier and more relaxed. I'm soaking up this time with family and friends and reading PLENTY of books. I decided to start reading War Flower today and am LOVING it!
And this time of year is TOTALLY magic because Jesse has been willingly taking me shopping How gorgeous is that new carved jewelry box from @tkmaxxau ? Only $12!
When I was younger, I was hopelessly obsessed with frangipanis. Their smells, their colours, their shape - everything. .
A family friend knew of my love of frangipanis and delivered a cutting from her beautiful tree to our house one day as an early Christmas gift for me. As I was quite young, I had no idea what this ugly looking flowerless stick was going to do - but little did I know, in a few years it would bloom for the very first time on Christmas Day - and it has been blooming every single year since.. usually on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve One of the most beautiful Christmas gifts of all!
Found yourself with a mountain of Christmas leftovers?! (or are you anxiously awaiting Christmas lunch/dinner... if so, you'll want to make sure you save leftovers for this). Today on the blog, I'm sharing a recipe that's the perfect way to use up leftover bread and Christmas ham. This strata recipe is absolutely delicious and so simple to make - in fact, it may just become a new post-Christmas tradition!