Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: February 2015

Monday, 23 February 2015

One Perfect Moment {Sleeping Beauty} | Life

One Perfect Moment is all about those moments, big or small, that make you wish they'd last forever. Those moments you want to stop in time, when everything feels perfect, even for just a split-second. Snapshots of the mind. Moments to treasure forever.

I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth before bed. She'd woken up three times already. Once for a drink of water. Once to go to the toilet. A third time because she was scared of the moth and was sure it had bitten her finger.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Eight {52 week project} | Photography

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.
{Punky} We went to the Botanic Gardens yesterday to find the Disney Fairies. It was a bit of a bust. It rained the whole time and Punky was in a mood. Not at all in to it like I thought she would be. I suspect she was feeling a bit under the weather, which contributed to her bad mood. I think the highlight of the day for her was having lunch in the cafe, where she got to drink a chocolate milk and climb all over this lounge that had more pillows than she'd ever seen in one place! Lately, she hasn't let that Mermaid Barbie she's gripping out of her sight. She carries her around everywhere and even insists on taking her to bed!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Cooking... Easy Strawberry Muffins | Food

We are big fans of strawberries in this house. The girls would eat them by the truck-load if I let them. mad for them they are. Which is why, whenever I make them, these Strawberry Muffins go down an absolute treat.

The girls love them because they are so damn tasty and full of delicious strawberry goodness. I love them because they are easy to make and a lovely little treat when we are out and about or heading down to the river for a few hours to cool off.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Photography Basics {How does a camera work} | Photography

In 2015 I completed my Diploma of Photo Imaging at the Nepean Arts & Design Centre, graduating with Distinction in every subject. It was a fabulous learning experience for me, and has really taken my photography to the next level. One of the things I enjoyed was the excellent teaching and instruction from the photographers generous enough to give their time. It's something I would love to do myself one day, and so I thought why not start on the blog.

It's always logical to start with the basics of something, and it's no different here. I want to teach you the basics of photography, and how to get the idea of your image out of your head and through the lens. To do this, we need to start at the very beginning. We need to know

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Seven {52 week project} | Photography

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.
{Punky} Grandma bought Punky a new baby doll and baby bath during the week. So when we got there yesterday and Punky saw her new toys she was straight in to. She spent so long carefully giving her baby a bath, washing her skin, shampooing her hair. Once baby doll was clean she wrapped her up in the towel and dried her off. Watching her act this out, I had flashbacks to the day after we bought Zee home from the hospital and gave her a bath, Punky was so interested in the bathing process and helped wash Zee gently with a face washer. I love seeing this caring side of my big girl coming through.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

It's All About Play - A guest post by George Schalter from Educational Kids Games

Today I'm very pleased to have a guest post by George from the excellent blog, Educational Kids Game. George blogs about learning through play and importance of playing with our kids, as well as providing excellent ideas and ways to put this in to practice. George's post today is an excellent reminder about why playing with our kids is not just great for bonding but helpful in their education and development...

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Six {52 week project} | Photography

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.
{Punky} Going to Nana's house is the best kind of fun. There's so much to do, so many things and people to play with. Punky and Zee can keep themselves entertained for hours. Today Punky was hiding behind the curtains and jumping out whenever Zee came near. Their squeals of delight and peals of laughter was music to my ears. I love seeing this relationship and bond build and grow.