A life changing moment,,

A life changing moment

12.05.2016
Lifestyle, Wellness
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A life changing moment,,

Hi there everyone. I’ve been silent here for quite some time but it’s not out of choice, you see I’ve had a lot going on that I needed to sort through. As a lot of you may have read on Instagram, life threw me a challenge. I have thought long and hard about whether to share my story here. It’s a scary decision because I want to protect my children from unnecessary anxiety and yet I believe strongly that I have a platform here to build a little awareness. So I ask you, if you do by chance know our children, please respect our decision to protect them and never mention this around them or their friends.

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Urban Jungle Bloggers | Botanical Zoom

18.03.2016
Interior & Design, Styled Space
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urban jungle bloggers zoom zoom..

This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme is Botanical Zoom. Yes Igor and Judith asked us to get up close so that we could enjoy all of the wonderful shapes and design of our plants.

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5 Stylish Easter Decorating Ideas

5 Stylish Easter Decorating Ideas

16.03.2016
Interior & Design, Styled Space
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5 Stylish Easter Decorating Ideas

With less than two weeks until Easter, I thought it was about time that I add a little seasonal touch to the house. I won’t do a lot, just something simple to represent the holiday, and of course get the children a little excited about the impending Easter bunny visit, or the cloche… It gets a little confusing this time of year with our French/Australian traditions.

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A new bedroom look with The Foxes Den,.

A New Bedroom Look with The Foxes Den

14.03.2016
Interior & Design, Styled Space
4 Comments

A new bedroom look with The Foxes Den,.

I had some fun doing some styling for The Foxes Den over the weekend. With the change of seasons, the one area in the home that I find needs to adapt, is the bedroom and with cooler weather arriving, I needed something a little cosier.

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Glamping Around the World

11.03.2016
Food & Travel, Getaway
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Glamping around the world.

I’m dreaming of the wilderness, tall trees, open fields and that feeling of being one with nature. To feel the warmth of a mug of tea in my hands as I sit outside breathing in pure air. I might even spot some wildlife. Perhaps I’ll pick up a pen and write, open a book or perhaps the scenery and my thoughts will be enough.

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French Country Collections’ Winter Table & a Flatbread Recipe

09.03.2016
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
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French Country Collections' Winter Table

On Sunday I developed a nasty head cold. I was at my worst on Monday and feeling rather sorry for myself. The autumn sun was shining outside but all I felt like doing was snuggling up on my couch and eating comfort food. That afternoon, I received a delivery from French Country Collections. The impeccably styled catalogue included suggested everything “comfort” that I was craving that day; rich moody hues, a seat by the warm fireplace and an enviable table setting. The blues are set off beautifully with the classic gold accessories. Strangely enough, this summer loving girl was looking forward to winter. You heard it here first!

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Styling a kid's room with AURA Home

Styling a Kid’s Bedroom with AURA Home

04.03.2016
Interior & Design, Let's Shop
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Styling a kid's room with AURA Home

While my oldest child has his own bedroom, my two youngest share. They love it though. Each time I ask them, if we had another bedroom (which we don’t), would they prefer to have their own rooms, they straight out say no. In fact, quite often they beg me to let them sleep together and quite often when I check on them before I go to bed, I find them in a tight cuddle. It’s so sweet and I admit, I am a pushover (as my husband kindly reminded me this week) but I figure this lovely bond they have should be nurtured.

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  • Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and messages. I'm truly okay and so relieved we found it so early. I'm hoping that my story will inspire others to get checked. 🌷
  • Hi everyone, it's been a while since I wrote on the blog and some of you will be aware that life has thrown me a challenge. Here it is, I am a healthy and active 41 year old and on a routine breast screening, a very early form of breast cancer was found. After much thought and soul searching, I feel very strongly about sharing my story on the blog to what I hope will encourage women to get checked and not put it off. While I still have a bit of journey ahead of me, I have been very lucky. Early detection saves lives. ** If this is as far as you read, please respect my wishes to never mention the C word around my children or their friends. While they are aware that the doctors are fixing something, we have decided to not use the C word to protect them from unnecessary anxiety.** If you wish to read my story, you can find it on www.styledcanvas.com. Direct link is in my profile
  • Earlier in the week when I was the first one through the door of the stunning @jomalonelondon Britamart boutique that day to discover and fall in love with their new Rare Teas Collection 🙌🏼 #rareteascollection
  • Love hanging out with these little munchkins. Happy Mother's Day to all the hard working Mums out there 😘🌸
  • My weekend 🙌🏼 Expect a garage sale in Auckland next weekend. Decoration, designer clothes, shoes, kids clothes and toys, plants, books, kitchen bits and bobs. I'm going to go crazy. Watch this space. #toomuchstuff
  • Beautiful flowers in the afternoon light today. Sent to me by my sweet friend Michelle @thedesignchaser . Five days later and they are as fresh as the day they arrived @bloomsocialnz ✔️ Happy Friday and weekend IG friends.
  • Self care #2. They got me at “Tea” but seriously, who can resist a visit to the @jomalonelondon boutique? I popped into the Britomart flagship store this morning to try out the new six-fragrance Rare Teas collection. The fragrance is completely different to their others and was created using a traditional infusion perfumery process. My two favourite scents for the cooler weather are the Midnight Leaf Tea and Golden Needle Tea. Tough choice but I ended up choosing the latter. The Rare Teas collection is available in only selected stores around the world, in NZ it’s exclusive to The Britomart store. #rareteascollection
  • Self care #1. I've really been focusing on looking after myself lately, mind body and soul. I arrived back from Sydney to this beautiful new hand ritual by @compagniedeprovence . The volcanic rock and cocoa butter scrub has left my hands so so soft and the hand balm lovely and nourishing. Our hands get such a workout, it's nice to give them a once a week pampering after a long soak in the bath. #compagniedeprovence #cittadesign
  • Five years ago today, our little family (with the youngest in my tummy) arrived in this beautiful country called New Zealand. Feeling very grateful to this place and its people. Whakawhetai koe Aotearoa
  • For the first time in years I played tourist in my own city. I grew up with season tickets to the ballet here. Being away for almost five years, I realised that my children haven't been exposed to this magnificent piece of architecture. I could have spent hours walking in and around the Sydney Opera House. From every angle, another work of art and picture. #jornutzon #architecture #sydneyoperahouse
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  • Tulips from a sweet friend over the weekend. They're looking a little tired today in their vase but I'm milking every last bit, they are simply too beautiful to throw away until every last petal has fallen.
  • I've had a crazy few weeks that I was totally unprepared for and quite literally floored me. Life does that to you sometimes, but I think there's always a lesson to be learnt from these challenges. Today I'm feeling grateful for family, friends and simple things. Happy new week everyone!
  • From quite simply the best husband.
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