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{ valentine's day }
young or old, it's a beautiful day to appreciate those around you that you love. πŸ’–
For me it's my amazing husband, my cheeky little boys and my parents who inspire me every day.
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How absolutely delicious are these, hand made by the amazing Melissa Cole in North Illawarra.. best and loveliest baker I've ever met @sweet_petite_
{ valentine's day } young or old, it's a beautiful day to appreciate those around you that you love. πŸ’– For me it's my amazing husband, my cheeky little boys and my parents who inspire me every day. πŸ’– How absolutely delicious are these, hand made by the amazing Melissa Cole in North Illawarra.. best and loveliest baker I've ever met @sweet_petite_
{ crush }
the ocean has lost her baby teeth;
they're shells upon the shore.

and everyday she grows new teeth;
each night she loses more.

she spreads her teeth upon the beach;
I gather up a pile.

I bring them home so I can keep;
a piece of ocean smile.
- Amy Ludwig Van Derwater

I'm wondering who's can see this post right now.. Just a little curiosity? Send me a hello in comments πŸ‘‹
{ crush } the ocean has lost her baby teeth; they're shells upon the shore. and everyday she grows new teeth; each night she loses more. she spreads her teeth upon the beach; I gather up a pile. I bring them home so I can keep; a piece of ocean smile. - Amy Ludwig Van Derwater I'm wondering who's can see this post right now.. Just a little curiosity? Send me a hello in comments πŸ‘‹
{ ciao lunedi }

I can't work out why I love this so much..
✨  Is it because I need to tame my wild hair with a hair straightener each day?
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Or is it because I have Italian heritage and love my pasta?
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Or maybe this is just a creative way of marketing pasta which inspires me? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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Thanks for the creativity @diego_cusano you've made my Monday morning.. And now I better go straighten my hair ..
{ ciao lunedi } I can't work out why I love this so much.. ✨ Β Is it because I need to tame my wild hair with a hair straightener each day? ✨ Or is it because I have Italian heritage and love my pasta? ✨ Or maybe this is just a creative way of marketing pasta which inspires me? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ ✨ Thanks for the creativity @diego_cusano you've made my Monday morning.. And now I better go straighten my hair ..
{ jibbons track }
.. Nestled in the Royal National Park is this beautiful little find.. Jibbons beach.. Crystal clear waters for snorkelling, aboriginal engravings, white sand, opportunity for drone photography.. Something for everyone.
{ jibbons track } .. Nestled in the Royal National Park is this beautiful little find.. Jibbons beach.. Crystal clear waters for snorkelling, aboriginal engravings, white sand, opportunity for drone photography.. Something for everyone.
{ weekend }

My minimalist crusade continues this weekend. Clearing and disposing 'stuff'. What are you up to this weekend?

Thanks to @theswedishminimalist for their inspiration.. Happy weekend πŸƒ
{ weekend } My minimalist crusade continues this weekend. Clearing and disposing 'stuff'. What are you up to this weekend? Thanks to @theswedishminimalist for their inspiration.. Happy weekend πŸƒ
{ special offer }

I adore photo shoots with Melted Couture. Fresh, quality ingredients make these natural soy candles a sensation. So I've teamed up with Melted Couture to offer 20% off all online orders if you use code word 'KINKOU' at checkout. Delivery Australia only. Offer ends 14th February. Link in Bio.

Spoil yourself or your valentine this month!

Imagine if you could create your own unique candle flavour combination, what would it be? I'd be interested in a cherry liquor candle, my boys say a jam & cheese candle would be yummy.. hmmm πŸ€”
{ special offer } I adore photo shoots with Melted Couture. Fresh, quality ingredients make these natural soy candles a sensation. So I've teamed up with Melted Couture to offer 20% off all online orders if you use code word 'KINKOU' at checkout. Delivery Australia only. Offer ends 14th February. Link in Bio. Spoil yourself or your valentine this month! Imagine if you could create your own unique candle flavour combination, what would it be? I'd be interested in a cherry liquor candle, my boys say a jam & cheese candle would be yummy.. hmmm πŸ€”
{ marshmallow dreams }

In the past, when I considered my 'bucket list' I would think of all the places I'd like to travel to and the things I'd like to see.
🎈 
Now that I'm older I realise, that although I love travel, it's family that is really the most important to me, far more than any travel. As long as I'm surrounded by family, hugs, kisses and loads of laughs, my bucket list is complete.
🎈 
If I'm lucky enough someday, I'd love to travel to the beautiful Cappadocia, Turkey and take a hot air balloon in marshmallow skies just like this.. Now how's that for a midweek dream?
🎈 
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
🎈 
Picture @nihalphoto
{ marshmallow dreams } In the past, when I considered my 'bucket list' I would think of all the places I'd like to travel to and the things I'd like to see. 🎈 Now that I'm older I realise, that although I love travel, it's family that is really the most important to me, far more than any travel. As long as I'm surrounded by family, hugs, kisses and loads of laughs, my bucket list is complete. 🎈 If I'm lucky enough someday, I'd love to travel to the beautiful Cappadocia, Turkey and take a hot air balloon in marshmallow skies just like this.. Now how's that for a midweek dream? 🎈 If you could go anywhere, where would you go? 🎈 Picture @nihalphoto
{ textures }
textures of the sea
{ textures } textures of the sea
{ monday }

Confucius "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life". There was a time that the Monday morning alarm would fill my mind with absolute dread. Maybe I was in the wrong place. 
These days not so much. What do you do and do you love what you do?

Picture @mattblease on @thedesigntip
{ monday } Confucius "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life". There was a time that the Monday morning alarm would fill my mind with absolute dread. Maybe I was in the wrong place. These days not so much. What do you do and do you love what you do? Picture @mattblease on @thedesigntip
{ the farm }
flying the drone low..
{ the farm } flying the drone low..
{ minimalism }

I decided at the end of last year to move towards a minimalist lifestyle. Money doesn't buy happiness. To be surrounded by 'things' doesn't either. Associating with fake people, doesn't nurture the soul in any way. It's just a whole lotta clutter and noise without any substance.
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So I'm cleansing, detoxing my lifestyle. It's really quite freeing and liberating. De-cluttering my home & redesigning minimalist is having a profound effect.
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Much like my photography, I'm going for simple, crisp lines. There's heaps of minimalist literature around.
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Currently I'm inspired by @mariekondo, the minimalist guru and organising queen, her motto is "does it spark joy?".. This is the reaction you should experience to your belongings around you and also the people around you should "uplift" you and what you do each day should "fulfill" you.
🌸 
If you reflect on this, it's easy to see where measurable changes can be made, in achieving a happier life. A looong way to go, but loving every minute.
🌸 
Photo by @quinn.tempest
{ minimalism } I decided at the end of last year to move towards a minimalist lifestyle. Money doesn't buy happiness. To be surrounded by 'things' doesn't either. Associating with fake people, doesn't nurture the soul in any way. It's just a whole lotta clutter and noise without any substance. 🌸 So I'm cleansing, detoxing my lifestyle. It's really quite freeing and liberating. De-cluttering my home & redesigning minimalist is having a profound effect. 🌸 Much like my photography, I'm going for simple, crisp lines. There's heaps of minimalist literature around. 🌸 Currently I'm inspired by @mariekondo, the minimalist guru and organising queen, her motto is "does it spark joy?".. This is the reaction you should experience to your belongings around you and also the people around you should "uplift" you and what you do each day should "fulfill" you. 🌸 If you reflect on this, it's easy to see where measurable changes can be made, in achieving a happier life. A looong way to go, but loving every minute. 🌸 Photo by @quinn.tempest
πŸ’« Stylised Product Photography
πŸ’« Content Creation
πŸ’« Social Media
πŸ’« Words & Images that Sell

@kinkou.creative - Creating instagram design and mock up for Melted Couture - Manufacturer of natural soy candles
πŸ’« Stylised Product Photography πŸ’« Content Creation πŸ’« Social Media πŸ’« Words & Images that Sell @kinkou.creative - Creating instagram design and mock up for Melted Couture - Manufacturer of natural soy candles
{ monday blues }

I'm feeling inspired by this palette courtesy of the Salt Ponds in Western Australia with @pantone studio.

We are giving our 1960s home a little fresh loving, with a new colour scheme. Living on the coast and spending most of our days by the water.. Cool blues will feature. Any colour ideas for the novice?
{ monday blues } I'm feeling inspired by this palette courtesy of the Salt Ponds in Western Australia with @pantone studio. We are giving our 1960s home a little fresh loving, with a new colour scheme. Living on the coast and spending most of our days by the water.. Cool blues will feature. Any colour ideas for the novice?
{ the boat sheds }
living on the coast provides so many adventures, my boys love it.

We took the drone out for a whirl Saturday evening. It was overcast, sunset hid behind thick grey cloud coverage. The air was misty and salty.

One of our favourite spots the old boat sheds at Bulli from 97 metres above.
{ the boat sheds } living on the coast provides so many adventures, my boys love it. We took the drone out for a whirl Saturday evening. It was overcast, sunset hid behind thick grey cloud coverage. The air was misty and salty. One of our favourite spots the old boat sheds at Bulli from 97 metres above.
{ australia day } πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί ... Tomorrow!Β  To celebrate @zumbopatisserie are bringing back the Pavlova and Lamington Zumbarons... Delicious. I'm breaking my diet for these baby's..What are you up to tomorrow to celebrate?
{ australia day } πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί ... Tomorrow!Β  To celebrate @zumbopatisserie are bringing back the Pavlova and Lamington Zumbarons... Delicious. I'm breaking my diet for these baby's..What are you up to tomorrow to celebrate?
{ future }

I wonder what he is thinking. I wonder what his future holds. Big things. Little one.

Most of our days have been spent at this amazing beach, capturing warm, balmy sunsets. I've been giving the @sonyxperia a real go, and really loving these results

#xperia #picture_to_keep #goandcapturethelight
{ future } I wonder what he is thinking. I wonder what his future holds. Big things. Little one. Most of our days have been spent at this amazing beach, capturing warm, balmy sunsets. I've been giving the @sonyxperia a real go, and really loving these results #xperia  #picture_to_keep  #goandcapturethelight 
{ monday }Β 
Monday's roll on too quickly.

I'm loving this creativity by @fredbutlerstyle on @creativeboommag. This is part of an exhibition by Fred Butler entitled 'Harmonics in Space'. The aim is to encourage us to slow right down and be mindful.

Let's add a little mindfulness to Monday and everyday.
{ monday }Β  Monday's roll on too quickly. I'm loving this creativity by @fredbutlerstyle on @creativeboommag. This is part of an exhibition by Fred Butler entitled 'Harmonics in Space'. The aim is to encourage us to slow right down and be mindful. Let's add a little mindfulness to Monday and everyday.
{ foam }
all but two beaches are closed in the Illawarra this week due to dangerous surf conditions. So incredibly foamy.. As my four year old said "it looks like a bubble bath mum".. Hmm.. Or perhaps a bottle of @moetchandon . Loving the @sonyxperia for quick captures on the go..
{ foam } all but two beaches are closed in the Illawarra this week due to dangerous surf conditions. So incredibly foamy.. As my four year old said "it looks like a bubble bath mum".. Hmm.. Or perhaps a bottle of @moetchandon . Loving the @sonyxperia for quick captures on the go..