Friday, February 28, 2014

paint my pictures pretty.

this past week, i stumbled upon the waterlogue app. i noticed it on instagram and made a mental note to check it out, then it was recommended on the car ride into work this morning and later i saw it mentioned on one of my favourite blogs. i played around with it this afternoon and oh, what fun!  have a look at the very random sampling of photos that you may recognise- waterlogue loved.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

weekend project.

eye had a little more fun with embroidering banksia leaves. here is an homage to the surrealist movement i am currently intrigued by:

Friday, February 21, 2014

insta peek.

we had a very fun and exciting shoot at our house yesterday…i cannot wait to share the real thing with you. stay tuned…for now here is little sneaky look via instagram: @little_nicki_

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


my new favourite captain and the gyspy kid have tugged at my heart strings again. the beautiful little family have all dressed up and played mermaids at the beach. how sweet is this?


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

5 for freedom.

i was lucky enough to be asked to choose my 5 favourite products over at freedom furniture last week as part of their thursday inspiration post. it was quite tricky to choose only five, but really fun to narrow it down to items that work together (at least according to me, they do). i was drawn to most of these pieces based on my love for travel and colour. they either have an element of the exotic, handmade or a nice colour surprise. the lush leather reading chair is a stand out dream item and reminds me of Spain- it was an easy choice!

thank you, freedom x

Monday, February 17, 2014

happy birthday little sister!

TWENTY ONE!! woohoo - i love you xoxo

hangin' around this town. 2.

when i go home to Canada, one of my favourite places to visit is Regina, Saskatchewan; an artsy little cultural hub smack dab in the middle of the prairies. it's where most of my family is from, some of my favourite people live and also where i was born. it is home to some of the cutest, most unique houses, no little boxes made out of ticky tacky here- each one is different (at least in the cathedral area). you can tell that these homes are a source of pride to their owners as well, i always notice how cute their exteriors, porches and lawns are too. i posted about them, a couple of summers ago and have now captured some snaps in the snow. i even inadvertently snapped some of the same homes without even trying. you'll probably never go to Regina, so please enjoy this mini-tour thoroughly.

this is house i grew up in; i just had to photograph it next to another house to emphasise its adorable smallness.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

the valen(time) difference.

much like every other holiday i've mentioned on here (birthday, christmas, thanksgiving, etc.), i'm always aware of celebrating it technically the day before i actually feel it. of course i knew it was valentine's day here in australia yesterday, but so many people i want to wish a happy valentine's day to are in north america, so there is a delay for me. it's a tricky one- and this year i'm working on living in the moment- ha!

anyway, i thought this photo of a waning valentine's heart would be appropriate. i love you- you can take that to the banksia (*leaf).

Friday, February 14, 2014

happy valentine's day!

i made cookies and hand-stitched dried leaves into heart shapes. i love valentine's day. all that's missing from this one is cinnamon hearts and a little treat on my seat at the kitchen table.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

share the love.

i was happy to see that mr. jason grant's bondi pad was featured on another favourite seaside blog today, sfgirlbybay. i spotted a close up of my wire sign and a few other great shots that i hadn't seen before.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

all in the family; homestead.

my uncle grew up in a beautiful old wooden farm house in the middle of the saskatchewan prairies. there was no indoor heating and he said he would sometimes wake up with frost on his face in the morning. one day, his father moved the family to a new home just a couple of kilometres away. they left most of their large possessions behind; mattresses, curtains, a sewing machine and organ are all exactly where they left them. my uncle still lives in the family house they moved into now, with my aunt and two cousins. they took me to see the old place while i was home this winter; where pigeons have now made their home in this dilapidated nest, there is no glass on any of the windows and everything was covered in snow. this was pure magic, you can't make a story like this up.

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