Everyday Life - Photography

My 5 Favourite Photography Apps

January 25, 2016

If you know me at all, then you’ll know that I’m usually taking photos on my phone whilst out and about, and that one of my favourite things to do is make those images look as pretty as I can before posting them on social media, or making them into a phonebook or scrapbook. I’ve downloaded a countless number of editing apps over the years and now use a handful to get just the right photos to tell the story I want. Here’s a little rundown of the ones I adore.

Photo Apps 1 & 2

A Color Story – This is my newest download and has quickly became my favourite photo editing app. Although I had to purchase all of the filters I wanted, it’s still a bargain for everything you get and it’s well worth the investment. They have the perfect effect for every photo you could possibly want to take and I love it. Highly recommended.

VSCO Cam – This was my favourite app before A Color Story came along. It’s still high up on my list with its adjustments and small amount of free features. I used it mostly to change brightness, temperature, saturation, etc. and will likely still use it regularly for this purpose. Definitely one of my favourites.

Photo Apps 3 & 4

Over – I use this for light filters, but mostly it’s for adding text and artwork, which I do on the most appropriate photos. I used it a lot around Christmas when I had fun with the Holidays artwork pack, but hope to keep going with it through this year. Some of the filters are also worth a look.

Afterlight – This has some gorgeous filters and light effects, as well as some really interesting shapes to add a little something different to your photos. I don’t use this as much now as I used to, but I certainly play around with it when I feel like a change from these other apps I’ve mentioned.

Photo Apps 5

Party Party – This is less about the editing features and more about creating fun Photo Booth pictures. We used this a number of times when we were on our honeymoon and were playing around with lots of different shots, so I look forward to using it again when we’re looking to have some fun with photos.

Art & Design - Words of Wisdom

An Inspiring Weekend Quote

January 22, 2016

Quote: 22.01.2016

Just a little something to inspire you on this Friday morning. I hope you have the best weekend going into the last week of January. Another month gone and a lovely fresh one to start all over again.


A 2015 Recap

January 20, 2016

A little recap of my favourites of the year…

Our Weddings - Summer - Travel

Our Honeymoon is booked!

January 19, 2016

My fiance and I had a very exciting weekend. After much deliberation and research, we finally booked our honeymoon. We’d initially considered Hawaii when first thinking about what destination to choose, but found that due to most hotels only offering ‘Room Only’ rates, it was going to be a rather expensive trip, with not a lot to show for our money. It was at that point that we set our sights on a more exotic location and decided on the very idyllic Maldives. We will be staying at the beautiful Kuramathi Island Resort in one of their newly built deluxe water villas, living in the lap of luxury for 11 nights. On our way home, we will be spending 2 nights in Dubai, to top off the trip of a lifetime, and hopefully we’ll pick up some souvenirs for the special people in our lives. We are planning on buying a new camera to help capture lots of unforgettable moments, so I’ll be sure to post lots of lovely photos after our return.






All photos from Kuoni.

Interior Design - Shopping

Homeware Picks

January 18, 2016

As my husband and I move closer to moving house, I find myself more drawn than ever to new homeware picks, in my head already filling up our new home with pretty things! I can’t wait to get in somewhere larger and more suitable for our family so that I can get stuck into decorating it with items I love, so here are a few things that have caught my eye this week.

Homewares - January 2015

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