Handmade paper portraits


Back in January Kevin and I celebrated our first year of marriage with a wonderful day out playing tourist in our own city – we had lunch at our reception venue, stayed in a lovely hotel, treated ourselves to a beautiful dinner and finished the day with a slice of our wedding cake and a glass of our favourite champagne. It was perfect.

Having decided to stick with traditional anniversary gifts, we were busy in weeks leading up to our first anniversary as we brainstormed all kinds of paper-based gifts – art prints, photographs, notebooks… there were lots of ideas around, but none of them really clicked. Until I came across Brittani Rose Paper on Etsy.

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Happy Monday!

Gosh, wasn’t the weekend absolutely boiling? I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt so hot – Auckland was so, so sticky! But I shouldn’t complain – the weather was beautiful, so we spent lots of time out in our little backyard tending to our vertical garden and relaxing in the sunshine. Other than the heat, it was pretty wonderful.

I hope you had a lovely weekend too. Here are five things to get your week off to a great start…


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