Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

My first child is starting school next year! {a guest post by Denyse Whelan} | IBOT


 As I've mentioned a few times, Punky is off to school next year! It's going to be a huge adjustment, not just for her, but for Dave and I as we become 'school parents' for the first time. Denyse Whelan, retired teacher/principal, parent and grandparent knows a bit about this and she’s taken over here today to help me and Dave out (a bit)...

My first child is starting school next year!


What does that mean for you, the parents, that your first child is starting school?

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Thirty-Six to Thirty-Seven {52 week project} | Photography

Here I am, posting the photos from weeks 36 & 37 of my 52 week projects, yet we're already at week 47 of 2016! I don't know about you but I'm kinda ready for this year to be done and I think there are a lot of people around the world who feel the same way!

Next year is going to be so full of big things, the biggest being Punky starting school next year. I was supposed to publish a lovely guest post about starting school by Denyse today but in my bid to remember everything I need to at this time of year I completely forgot I had it! So that post will be up next week, which is timely as Punky has her Orientation Day. I am so not ready to be a school mum!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Home Sweet Home {thankful for} | Life

Well, it's certainly been an interesting week, hasn't it?! I don't know about you, but I for one am simply exhausted by the turmoil in the States over the election result and what this means for the future of not just the American people, but the rest of us as well. To be honest I've found myself avoiding social media quite a bit because it's all just so crazy and vitriolic.

So today I wanted to change the tone and share a few things that I'm currently grateful for. You might remember that I used to do a weekly post on a Monday called One Perfect Moment, where I would share one thing from the previous week that I was grateful for. It fell by the wayside during last year when things got crazy busy with tafe and final assessments and I never really picked it up again.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Filming Life {and what I've learned while doing it} | Photography

So as I mentioned in last week's post, I've currently been doing an online workshop with one of my favourite photographer's, Courtney Holmes. Courtney is one of my inspirations, hers is the kind of work I aspire to. Doing her course has not only taught me so many valuable skills in regards to making films with my camera, but it's also helped me to understand what it is exactly I want to do with my photography, and the direction I want to take my business in 2017.

After an interesting weekend I've made some decisions about the kind of work I want to do in 2017 and as soon as I've finished the course I'm going to start working on overhauling my business website to reflect the kind of work I really want to be doing, and hopefully start attracting my ideal client. I'm going to revisit the things I learned while doing the Fearless & Framed marketing course at the beginning of the year and also practice, practice, practice making films.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Quick & Easy Healthy Meals | Food

This post is sponsored by Weight Watchers, but all thoughts and opinions including meal suggestions are my own.

It's no secret that when it comes to cooking I'm a bit of a lazy girl. It's not that I can't cook, but I really don't enjoy the cleaning up that comes with it, and I don't like recipes with lots of fussing around. Thankfully I married a man who is not only a good cook, but doesn't mind being in the kitchen preparing something new.

So I've been a bit spoiled for a long time, with a Mum, mother-in-law and husband to do all of my cooking. But, there are still times when I have to venture in to the kitchen to do more than cut up some fruit for the girls or cook my famous three ingredient pancakes, or Low Calorie Mug Brownie.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Thirty-Two to Thirty-Five {52 week project} | Photography

It's another quick post from me today as I have been madly working away on my second assignment for a course I've been doing, Courtney Holmes' Filming Life. It's been so much fun, learning all about how to create beautiful films for my family and clients using my DSLR and Adobe Premiere Pro. It builds on some of the skills I learnt last year at Tafe and I have totally caught the filming bug. I'm not quite ready to give up the still photography just yet, but it's a nice skill to have and one that will improve my still photography skills as well.

So today it's all about catching up on sharing my 52 week project images, and this week I present to you weeks thirty-two to thirty-five. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The day I joined a cult (otherwise known as buying a Thermomix) | IBOT

First up, please know that my reference to joining a cult is entirely tongue-in-cheek. In fact most of this post is tongue-in-cheek. I don't actually think owning a Thermomix is tantamount to joining a cult!

Anyway, as the title suggests, I have crossed over to the dark side. That's right. I bought a Thermomix. Well, half a Thermomix to be honest. How did I buy only HALF a Thermomix, I hear you say? Well. My sister and I went halves. At the time, we couldn't convince either of our husbands on the necessity of spending over $2000 on a kitchen appliance. However they were more than happy for us to split the cost and share custody of little Thermy (we're still trying to decide on a name, we're waiting for his personality to emerge before we settle on something).