Sunday, 31 March 2013

All things are made new.

Happy Easter :) I hope you had a great weekend! Can you believe we're now in April?! This year is going so fast don't you think? Anyway, a new month makes me think of a fresh start. Kinda like a new page.. that feeling of having a second chance and a new beginning. 
I've been pondering this "fresh start" over Easter, and how incredible it is that by one Man's act of obedience and sacrifice, everything is made new. Every single day. For all eternity.
Then He who sat on the throne said...
“Behold, I make all things new."
So it's a new day for you today! And just remember that whatever you do, whatever you give, however you serve or encourage others, be assured... you're going to reap a bountiful harvest!

I am at Planetshakers Conference this week, so I'm going to have a few days away from the blog. But I shall be back next week to tell you alllll about it!!

Be blessed!

nat x

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

5 Minute Vacation :: Tahiti.

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! How's everyone's week been so far? Well I know for a fact that more than a few people are in the middle of a very busy week, so today we are taking a "5 Minute Vacation" and heading to... Tahiti.

This is where you shall be staying..

Because everyone needs a glass bottomed living room..

You'll head out for some snorkelling..

Check out the underwater magic..

Make a new little friend..

Then head out sailing on the water..

To a private island..

After your adventure you'll come back and relax a while, then freshen up.. 
(check out the bath!)

Before making your way to the restaurant for a beautiful candlelit dinner..

And afterwards you'll stroll along the beach and witness this..

Makes me want to go right now he he. Well that's it from me today, I hope you enjoyed the gorgeous pics. YOU are going to have a great day and get everything on your list done!

Bless you!

nat x

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

You've got what it takes.

Hi friends, hope you had a great weekend! So, I just feel to share some encouragement in today's blog. I don't know if you ever get like this, but there can sometimes be times in life when we look at something we have started, and wonder "can I actually do this?"
But guess what? I have good news.

That's right.. you have been equipped for every good work.
So repeat after me..
Be encouraged. Whatever it is that you've set your heart on, you can do it!
 And guess what else..

You are being cheered on today! By me, and all the others reading this little blog. 
You are going to have a great week :)

nat x

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Friday Fashionista :: Leopard Print.

Hi friends how's your week been? I've had a super creative one which has been so refreshing! Yesterday I went to the "We Blog Fashion" panel at the National Gallery as part of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Upon arrival at the NGV (20 minutes early might I add) the lovely gentleman proceeded to inform me the panel was actually "not here I'm afraid, it's being held at the Federation Square NGV". "Right! Thank you so much!" and off I powerwalked like a mad woman down St Kilda Rd. Thank goodness I was still five minutes early (my latest aspiration to "always be 20 minutes early for things" really paid off today). What an inspiring morning it was hearing from the lovely girls at Wardrobe V Pantry, along with illustrator Leo Greenfield. Okay, so for today's Friday Fashionista I thought I'd share "TEN WAYS TO WEAR LEOPARD PRINT". So here we go.. #1 is the pic above :: White based print against army green with gold accessories and aviators. Fab.
#2 :: Loafers with rolled up black jeans. Simple.
#3 :: Match a bag with brights. Cobalt blue, teal green and shiny metallic.
#4 :: Loafers with orange skinnies. (I think this is my fav out of all of them).
#5 :: Metallic pant with simple white tee and black blazer.
#6 :: Wedges with tailored pants and matching knit. Very classy in the neutrals Olivia.
#7 :: Pastel prints with boyfriend jeans.
#8 :: Oversized scarf with khaki, tan and beige. And rocking the YSL turquoise ring.
#9 :: Casual glam here with loafers, blue jeans, gold and lace. Lovely.
#10 :: Patterned pants with wedges + simple black. Can't go wrong here.

Well my friends.. have a fabulous weekend.. please go out and do something fun in Melbourne, there is heaps on this weekend! I'm off to another Travel Writing Workshop today and to this Fashion Show tonight, my first ever runway show I'm a little bit excited. Thinking about maybe heading to the Flower and Garden Show on Saturday then sooo looking forward to church on Sunday! Happy Friday... :):)

nat x

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Surprise Surprise :: Travel Writing Festival.

Hi guys happy Thursday woo! :) Yesterday I was super excited to step back in time to my "uni days" and wander the stunning grounds of Melbourne Uni. I was there doing a workshop as part of the Australian Festival of Travel Writing, which is happening all this week and over the weekend. To say my eyes have been opened and my heart has been inspired is an understatement. 
Sitting in a room in the Old Arts Building of Melbourne Uni, conversing with a group of passionately creative travel writers (led by the inspiring travel writing veteran and Yale University lecturer, Rolf Potts), was such an honour and privilege, and has definitely stirred a new creativity in me.
So, guess what, speaking of creative and inspired... today I am launching a new blog series called "Surprise Surprise". In these posts I will be encouraging us all to be thankful for the {big and small} surprises that take place in our lives. I personally think it's ridiculous how complacent I can be at times, despite the fact that all around me, all the time, amazing things are happening!
So let us purposely cultivate an attitude of thankfulness, 
with a serious expectation that SURPRISES are coming our way!
What we focus on is what we get. So let's focus on the best. 
Get ready.. the BEST is yet to come for you!
I'm back at Melb Uni again on Friday's for another writing workshop.. will be sure to let you know how it goes! Have a wonderful day!!

nat x

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

5 Minute Vacation :: Cannes.

I've thinking about Cannes, and remembering the time I spent there. Located just 30kms southwest of Nice, Cannes oozes glamour, romance and old world charm. Although it was some time ago I was there (September 2000 to be exact).. my heart still loves this place, and I know I shall return one day. So how about this weekend?! Ok everyone, we are all going. And we're staying here..
The Carlton Hotel. 

Love the photograph below - circa 1598. So much fun!

We'll sit here for afternoon tea..Then head to the beach and relax with a good book..

Take in the stunning scenery..

Then peruse the markets for some delicious snacks..
Then we will all head here after dinner for dessert and coffee..
See you all there this weekend.. ;)

nat x

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Monday, 18 March 2013

Living water.

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. :) What have you got on today? Have you got a busy one? Well... whatever you do, make sure you stop and smell the roses. Or, the tulips...
And make sure wherever you are, that you're nice and relaxed..
And you'll definitely need to have a tea break..
And go for a stroll at lunchtime..
But most of all.. remember to drink lots of water! ;)
But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.

Have a beautiful day :)

nat x

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