11.24.2010

yes, let's!

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11.23.2010

// hi - bye


Just a quick one - oh I love these pictures!


Ooooh and we found a new housie!
I'll blog about it soon-soon... promise!
We're shooting weddings every weekend and moving first week of December! Eeek!

x

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all images via pinterest

11.14.2010

11.09.2010

// I heart SA

So I've been dying to do this post, but between all the house hunting and work, I haven't found a gap until now.

A few Sundays back a few of us went to the awesome Kamersvol Geskenke.
Oh. my. hat.

I was completely blown away by the beauty and love that went into the conceptualizing of this event. It was an absolute feast for the eye and my heart was bouncing up and down with joy and delight! Where ever you looked - just prettiness! EVERYWHERE! This was one event that made me so damn 'proudly South African' (excuse the wee bit of corniness), I couldn't wipe the smile off my face for a few days after.

Julie Lim, a Wedding Photographer, who came all the way from America to photograph talented Christine Meintjies's wedding, captured the spirit of Kamersvol Geskenke in her unique and awesomely delightful way... oh my, so pretty!

Be sure to check out Julie's blog as well as The Pretty Blog for more treats!


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All pictures by Julie Lim Photography.


11.08.2010

// house hunting sucks

I'm not too sure what I expected from the rental market in Cape Town, but I definitely didn't expect this. When Travis and I decided to move down to Cape Town more than a year ago (just after he proposed), I started dreaming about walking down small coastal streets with my new husband, excitedly looking for our 'huisie by die see', having our pick from the plenitude of beautiful homes available in the Cape ranging from gorgeous 19th Century Edwardian homes to cute Cape Cod style cottages. Oh no. Silly. Romantic. Me.

In the last two weeks three estate agents have made me cry numerous times by showing us 'cute and cosy' cottages that turn out to be horribly tiled and ugly townhouses. And if they show us a beauty (only three so far) ,they either get let right underneath our noses, or the owner actually rather wants to sell, or Travis almost ends up having to arm-wrestle a fellow potential tenant. These are the things my nightmares are now made of. Oh do I miss my beautiful house in sunny ol' Sunnyside now. Sniff.

So today I decided to post beautiful pictures of other people's homes. They make me so sad and so jealous, but they also make me smile. Because I know our awesome Father will bless us and I know I will soon have a beautiful house to nest in and to make HOME.


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Oh wow. I absolutely fell in love with these kitchens!

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And this just made me smile. As long as I have my husband it doesn't matter where we stay. x


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11.07.2010

11.04.2010

// my best friend's jakkals


I have the bestest best friend. She's funny and beautiful and awesome. And she can draw. Score.


Check out her blog for a real treat.

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