Silence is bliss

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“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”

Reading these words brought this blog about for me today. Something that I have had pressing on my heart for a very long time. Over the years I have learnt many lessons and grown in so many ways but something I have never done is take time out for myself. Take time to enjoy just being alone, (I used to hate being alone) to sit in silence (silence scared me) and not need to converse with another soul (If I didn’t I felt lonely). Lately all I have wanted to do is this. Of course I still enjoy being the social, giving, loving, caring person I usually am but I have come to understand that there is only so much I can give. I am giving to much and I am not the cup half full girl anymore (as in right now), I am the cup half empty. I am tired, have minimal words and I need you instead of you always needing me.

I am going to listen to these words and start taking time to explore things again, whether that be music, people, things or absolutely nothing.

For my own mental health I have decided to colour in again. Yes, pencils and textures. I am colouring in within the lines and working my way out. I am finding silence and creating space and healing for my own soul. I am finding my childhood, I never had one, I never played like a child should have, I never had toys and I never new what it was like to colour. I am so grateful to have found this gorgeous Mandala EBook from the Fifth Element. It excites me. Here is my first mandala I coloured. A few of my fav colours.

I don’t have much more to say but if you are reading this. Thank you for taking the time to read it and all my love.



I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday. Have a wicked weekend.


Mr and Mrs Cook

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On the 28th of February 2015 I married my best friend, my fiancé, lover and now husband Matthew and spent it celebrating with some of the most important people of my life.

Everyone prior to the wedding told me that it wouldn’t be perfect, it would most likely not go exactly to plan and that things would definitely go wrong. You know what, things did go wrong, but hey my expectations were not of someone who wanted a perfect wedding day they were to enjoy the day celebrating the love of Matt and I and to share that love with friends and family, which is exactly what happened and for both of us it really was the best day of our lives.

Below are a few photo’s taken by the amazing Milly Jane Photography. Milly is not only someone I have had the pleasure of knowing and being aquatinted with over the years but she is also one amazingly talented person who I am thankful to for capturing our perfect day.

All the amazing people involved and those who put in extra effort because you are our friends, family or part of our life in some way or another I just want to say thank you. I am so very thankful and blown away by your kindness.

Our stunning rings by Lifestyle Designs Jewellery


The idea I came up with in regards to decorations or as every stylist ask’s what is your theme was that I wanted to feel as connected to the earth as possible. I was brought up in the country, on land, surrounded by rainforest, creeks and animals. I wanted to feel this, I wanted it to be natural and I wanted to make each table have a little bit of me on it. Bundaleer rainforest gardens was perfect in so many ways. Not only did it have a perfect setting but it brought back wonderful memories that I had forgotten about from my childhood. I was so happy this was created by the stylist for me and I hope people ended up taking there little herb babies home to be planted so new life could be brought into this world.


Decorations and styling by AVIdeas – Event planning With the help of my style and direction
Decorations and styling by AVIdeas – Event planning With the help of my style and direction


Handmade with love. “Use me tonight and then take me home and let love grow”



Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens
Cake by Karlees Kupcakes

After being pronounced husband and wife!



The most perfect dress by one of my best friends Rebecca Cobbing from Rebecca Cobbing Cotoure.