beautiful things

words from jane austen / lace / some freshly picked roses


update in photographs

I went on a wonderful two-week trip with my mum to the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne. We flew to Sydney, cruised to Hobart and to Melbourne, then flew home. This was my first time leaving Queensland for a holiday, and it was such a fun time.

Unfortunately, we didn't go in the opera house, but we did get this view of it while cruising out.

Colourful Sydney townhouses by the water.

Little Italy in Melbourne! We had authentic pizza and gelato.

Melbourne, from the top of the Shrine of Remembrance.

St. Kilda, Melbourne, at sunset. Beautiful place.

And beautiful Hobart.

There have been a couple of small road trips as well. I found a lot of beautiful places near where we live that I'd never visited before.

But really, how adorable is this little guy?

Someone's really nice driveway. Trespassing may or may not have been involved. ;)

I really love this view.

Here's a video I made as well.

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a great day and I'll see you soon.


a sunflower field

This year, I started planning a trip to visit a sunflower field for the first time ever. First I looked into going to a place down south that had a field, but when that didn't work out, I planned a Towoomba visit that turned into an all-day shopping event. The sunflowers outside of Towomba were rumored to have all died anyway. I gave up on my dream and hoped maybe next sunflower season I'd go to a field to take photos. A few weeks later we were driving to town to go to church. We drive on this road all the time. I happened to look to the left and I saw a golden sea of sunflowers! There was some squealing from me at this point. :) I can't remember seeing sunflowers in our town before, and it was an awesome blessing to have a massive field of beautiful flowers right by the road where I would see them frequently. I walked into the field and snapped dozens of photos. And so that dream came true!


favourite thrifted finds

1. I bought this denim jacket yesterday, for just five dollars! It's already become a favourite of mine.
2. The perfect oversized sweater. It's really comfy. Five dollars.
3. I love this flannel I found for six dollars. The colours are so nice.
4. My go-to jumper on lazy days! I think it was only four dollars. It's light grey on the top half and changes into dark grey on the bottom half.

What have been your best bargains from op shops/thrift stores?