Joel and Liza.

My brother married this gorgeous woman on a beautiful, happy day in Queensland.

I’m so looking forward to sharing all of this stunning wedding soon.

xo

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October 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Liza Kelder - Lisa! Words can’t express how grateful we are for how you have captured these special moments and bringing our memories back to life everytime we look at these. You made us feel so relaxed on the day, it was such a pleasure and a bucket of fun! We love you!

October 28, 2014 - 9:42 am

Kindred Stitches Magazine - Wow, lovely photos Lisa, wedding looks amazing…good job!

Kelder Architects

I have three older brothers, and guess what? They’re all Architects. I know. Crazy!

Two of them are twins (Joel and Wes ), and they work together in Brisbane, under the name ‘Kelder Architects‘.

Recently, while we were in the neighbourhood, I made a little visit to their awesome office space and took some pictures.

These boys are really gifted, and I’m not just saying that cause we’re related. It’s simply the truth.

So if you need some Architecture, look them up.

xo

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things I ‘pinned’ and then actually did.

If you’re anything like me, you have a love affair with Pinterest.

All those pretty pictures, all those pretty crafts, all that pretty EVERYTHING!

I pin and pin so many wonderful ideas, but rarely get around to actually doing any of them.

Until those days that I actually do.

Yes, even I am surprised.

So, here are my latest three examples of Pinterest genius that are totally worth pursuing!

Trust me. Especially you out there with young kids. Do these.

 

Pin-tastic Idea Number One:

The masking tape road (with our added extras of cardboard tube speed humps, and car ramp).

This one is very straight forward. Stick masking tape everywhere. It’s your road.

Then, if you happen to have an old cardboard tube lying around like we did. Well, just let your imagination run wild.

The result. One VERY happy three year old.

Genius.

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Pin-tastic Idea Number Two:

This totally delicious recipe for Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies sourced from ‘The Sugar Hit’.

OH. MY. GOODNESS.

These are soooo good, and did not last long in our household!

You should totally check out the ‘The Sugar Hit’ blog for more mouth watering, tasty treats.

I just know you’ll be baking up a storm before you can utter the words ‘sugar coma’.

 

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Pin-tastic Idea Number Three:

The old bi carb soda and vinegar trick.

Obviously, this isn’t a new concept but I had totally forgotten how fun it is!

We just made little mountain of bi-carb soda and then mixed little pots of vinegar, food colouring and dish soap. The dish soap makes for extra frothy, bubbly fun!

Grab yourself some eye droppers and drip that magic solution into the bi-carb. The result is super exciting. For me even. Not just for my kids.

In fact, this was so much fun, my little miss even included it in her ‘highlights of the day’ drawing.

See me there, standing on the stool in my uggboots taking photos?

That’s historical evidence that this activity was a total winner : )

 

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Have fun friends!

xo

black and white and film.

A little while ago, I placed a roll of black and white film into my camera.

Then I kind of forgot about it. Which is pretty poor form….I’m working on changing that.

But now I have the film scans and it makes me so happy to finally see these photos!

Film images are just a little bit special.

Big thanks to the lovely Amy, Katrina and Amira for letting me photograph their gorgeous faces.

And to Fred and Hannah for lending me the roll of film!

I hope you enjoy these favourites…

xo

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tea&portraits {bec}

Tea and Portraits. A personal project to break the cycle of ‘seeing’ people on the internet but never actually seeing them. We meet for a cuppa, have a little chat and I take a portrait, or two…or three. Just good old fashioned human interaction. This is episode seven and my chat with the fabulous Bec…

If you could play one of the lead roles in a movie already made, which character would you choose and why?

‘Umm…I really like Kate Winslet….which movies is she in again?’ We laugh and I suggest perhaps ‘Titanic’. ‘I wouldn’t like to be in ‘Titanic’, cause I don’t like to get wet! Ummm….let me think…..OH! ‘The Holiday!’ That’s one of my favourite movies! It’s such a warm film. It warms the heart and makes me feel like drinking hot chocolate…and I love the little English cottage.’ I rudely interrupt to inform Bec she should clearly choose Cameron Diaz’s part instead. ‘Yeah, but I like Kate Winslet better.’ Laughter from all of us, including Bec’s eldest son who is nearby. ‘I’ll be Kate Winslet in her house before she goes on holiday….oh this is stupid…..’ Thinks for a moment. ‘Oh! Meg Ryan in ‘ You’ve Got Mail’. I LOVE her! I love her little book shop and all the little New York quotes. It’s just beautiful…..and she drinks Starbucks!’ Laughs. ‘Oh, I could give you so many different answers!’

Can you tell me the last time you felt really nervous?

‘Today!’ More laughter all round!  ‘Ummm…..well, I’m nervous a lot!’ Pauses in thought. ‘I did a photoshoot for a family the other week and I was very nervous! I was shaking! But I had to put on a professional edge….and I did. I tell myself I can do it, to be courageous, and stand tall, and smile, and nobody knows I’m nervous!’ Pauses briefly. ‘Oh! And I had a homeschool visit recently! She came to check up on me and I was freaking out!! That was the one reason I didn’t want to homeschool because I was scared of the visit! But she came and it was awesome! But I was so scared! I was shaking when I was making her a cup of tea. But then she started talking to me, and I liked the attention, so I just couldn’t shut up!’ We both laugh! ‘That was a few weeks ago, I was very nervous but it was awesome.’

Can you tell me about three things you wished for as a kid?

‘A Cabbage Patch Kid. I wanted one so badly but my parents wouldn’t let me have one! They didn’t like them. So for one birthday as a joke, they gave me an actual cabbage and they put carrot eyes and a carrot nose on it. I carried it around all day!’ More laughter. Mostly at the mental image of a little Bec holding a freaky cabbage head. ‘I also wished for eight children and a twelve seater van! That was my dream. That was my one ambition. Now I have four kids and an eight seater. I cut it down! And lastly I wished to go to Disneyland. I really wanted to go to Disneyland! That was my one thing. Oh and I wanted to be a movie star too! I always thought I’d be a brilliant movie star….but I couldn’t act!’

Ok, time for the quick seven…

Cupcake or muffin? ‘Muffin’

Cinderella or Rapunzel? ‘Rapunzel’

Jazz or classical? ‘Jazz’

Bracelet or necklace? ‘Necklace’

Modern or classic? ‘Modern’

Sticky tape or Glue? ‘Sticky tape’

Leather or Denim? ‘Denim’

Oh Bec! The girl I knew only from a brief meeting in person and then purely through Facebook. It was SO good to finally, really meet you. Who would’ve thought we’d have so much fun and seemingly quite a lot in common? What a treat! Thank you so much for having me in your happy home. I loved our chat and laughing with you. I also loved taking your picture and the fact that you let me put you in a whole bunch of weird shadows…no questions asked! You’re pretty darn awesome.

xo

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