Hiking in my Backyard – A Jaunt Up Rapaki Track

I have to start this post with an apology. It feels like for the past few months I've been winging nonstop about the winter gloom. You see, the endless rainy days and bitter cold were really starting to get to me. Thankfully, mother nature took pity on us Canterburians and for the last two weekends,… Continue reading Hiking in my Backyard – A Jaunt Up Rapaki Track

Bridesmaids, Guestlists, and Registries, Oh My!

No ifs, ands, or buts, about it, wedding planning is stressful. There are vendors to book, guest lists to write, and a million small details to sort out. The noise from wedding magazines and websites telling you how to make your wedding just like those ones on Pinterest can be deafening. They also conveniently leave… Continue reading Bridesmaids, Guestlists, and Registries, Oh My!

Trading Fireworks for Sunsets – Celebrating the 4th of July in New Zealand

Happy 4th of July, America! Even though this post is being published on 5 July here in New Zealand, thanks to the time difference, millions of Americans are currently lighting up their grills for some bbq goodness in honor of America's Independence Day. My friends know I love a good fireworks display but this year… Continue reading Trading Fireworks for Sunsets – Celebrating the 4th of July in New Zealand