February 15, 2015

We got married!

On a hot and humid day in January my love and I promised to honour and cherish for better and worse, for as long as we both shall live.

It was a lot of work leading up to it, with all the DIY I decided to do (including the flower girl dress, bouquets, boys ties, my veil and tones of little details), but it was amazing day and I loved every minute of it. I am so blessed. I am so happy :)

All the photos are from the talented Trish at Tealily Photography

I'm still not sure what I will be doing in regards to this blog, I'm hoping to do lots of posts about all the details of the day, but not sure when it will happen. I'll keep you posted :)

July 13, 2014


Hi everyone

As we know, I'm planning a wedding at the beginning of next year. That, along with all the normal life responsibilities, is keeping me very busy!
So I'm putting Purple Frangipani on hiatus for the next 6 months, while I concentrate on preparing for my marriage and all the amazing things I want to get made for the wedding.

I have lots of ideas for where I hope to take my blog and can't wait to show all the fun things I've been making for the wedding (but I don't want to show anything until the big day!).

Here's a little pic of some bunting I made for the engagement party to keep you interested.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2015 :)

May 25, 2014


There is a ring on my finger. A beautiful, unique, just-right-for-me ring. 
On my left ring finger. 
He got down in one knee and asked to put it there. 

I'm not use to wearing a ring there, so I play with it often. Twist it around, pull it half off and then push it back on. I get a silly grin on my face when I remember it is there, when I notice it again. 
Because it's not really about the ring. It's about all that the ring symbolizes and means. 

It means we've made a promise. It means we're crazy in love. It means we know we're better together than apart. It means we know God brought us together for a reason. It means we've promised to walk along side each other for the rest of our lives. It means in 223 days we will become our own family. 

That, that is a great thing! That is a beautiful, amazing, crazy, awe inspiring, thing. 

April 28, 2014

Currently 4

Chelsea Moon CD's I got for my birthday. Hymns reworked in folk/Indie ways are my favourite :)

Good things. I promise :)
But seriously I have enjoyed going across to the markets every few weekends and then spending A few hours on Saturday cutting up fruit and vegetables to freeze for the week ahead. A little bit of work for a week of easy, no prep healthy eating is so worth it.

Not much. Haven't gotten into any TV since the latest Block finished. But I have been seeing lots of movies lately (going to the movies is so much more fun with someone!)

Random bits and pieces. There doesn't seem to be a theme at the moment. If you are interested in early childhood pins you can head over to my early childhood pinterest account Erin@BareFootPlay which I update every now and then with things I love.