Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

The Last IBOT

It feels kinda silly writing this post today as I kinda already said the majority of what I wanted to say last week. But I wanted to give you guys a chance to link-up one last time and say goodbye to your fellow Tuesday-linking buddines, so here is your chance.

I have made so many wonderful friends via blogging, and IBOT in particular, some who are still around in the blogging world, some who disappeared, and some who I continue to follow via being friends on Facebook.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

It's Time | IBOT

Seven and a half years ago a blogger named Jess decided to start a little linky party and call it IBOT. IBOT stood for "I Blog on Tuesdays", and that first IBOT linky garnered 12 links. Links from bloggers who blogged on Tuesday and wanted their stuff to be read.

Since then there's been almost 400 IBOT linky parties, ranging from the 5 years at Essentially Jess to the last 2 and a half years here on this blog. In that time the blogging world has changed dramatically. I've been blogging for just under 10 years and I've seen so much change in that time. The internet & the blogging neighbourhood of the internet in particular, has undergone drastic changes and growth and it's been exciting to watch.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {October} | Photography

Can you believe we are already half way through November already?! I feel like Halloween was only yesterday and everyone was posting photos of their kids in cute costumes!

We're well & truly into the end-of-year run around here. It kicks off On Friday with Punky's birthday and then just picks up speed between now and December 25th! I decided earlier in the year that I wasn't going to step foot in a shopping centre this Christmas except to buy groceries and the few things I might not be able to source online, and so far it's looking like I might actually be able to keep that promise!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

My Little Pony 35th Birthday Celebration | Life

When I was little I loved the cartoon My Little Pony.  I watched it all the time and I had some My Little Pony toys that I absolutely treasured. I remember coming home from school one day to find that my little sister and her friend had drawn all over my favourite pony with pen and I was devastated. There's nothing like a little sister to wreck all ya stuff!

Back in October I was sitting at my desk getting some work done when I got an email from a promotions company with information and a link to buy tickets to a special My Little Pony 35th anniversary celebration. As soon as I saw it I had to buy tickets for the girls and I because just like I was, the girls are both absolutely obsessed with My Little Pony.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Ibot {November 6th 2018} | IBOT

It's 2am Tuesday morning and I'm only just now getting this post done. I know I should have done it earlier in the day, but I was working on other things, and then, well, we decided to go down to the river so the girls could have a paddle, Dave could fish, and I could play around with my new lens a little more.

I don't regret it in the slightest.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

10 of my Fave Aussie Blogger Instagram Accounts | Social Media

I've been blogging for almost 10 years now and in that time I've seen a LOT of bloggers come and go. A LOT! Which is sad, because I've always enjoyed reading the blogs of Aussie writers & parents but I totally understand why so many have decided to leave the space. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of great Aussie bloggers out there to find & read, and with their blogs come great Instagram accounts as well.

Today I want to share 10 of my fave Instagram accounts of Aussie bloggers. This is in no way an extensive list, there are so many more that I love & follow but for the purposes of not making this a ridiculously long blog list, I'm just going to share a couple of handfuls today. So, in no particular order...

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Take me to the river | Life

Yesterday we had the most glorious spring weather. It was just perfect! The last 3 weeks have been crazy, weather-wise. If it wasn't pouring with rain it was steamy and humid. Or there were crazy storms with everything... thunder, lightning, hail, you name it.

So when today decided to pull out an absolute cracker of a spring day, with the temperature just right, and the most divine, fresh breeze? Well, we couldn't waste that weather indoors! So we grabbed the girls (and I, of course, grabbed my camera!) and we headed down to the river for a spot of exploring.