Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

5 TV Shows I've been loving lately | Entertainment

I'll admit it... one of my favourite pastimes is watching TV. There is nothing I like better than sitting on the lounge once the girls are in bed and watching a great show. Or trash. There's nothing wrong with watching trash sometimes (cough, cough, MKR, cough, cough). These days we are spoiled for choice in how we access & consume TV, it really is a golden age for TV lovers.

Having said that, sometimes there is almost too much choice, and I'm sure we've been in that place where we finish one show, and then we sit down to find something new to watch and spend more time looking through all of the options than actually watching anything!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {February 52WP} | Photography

Oh autumn, how I love thee! I am so beyond glad that summer is over! I can't wait for the weather to follow suit and get nice & cool & crispy! Not to mention the beautiful golden light that autumn brings once daylight saving finishes. Yee-ha!

With the end of February it's time to share the portrait projects I took for the month. I've really enjoyed capturing their personalities this month, especially Zee who continues to be her funny, unique self in every way possible!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

5 things I'm loving right now | Life

So last week I had a little spray about the state of the world and the fact that it was making me sad and I wanted to stop the world and get off. Today I thought I would flip that around and share a few things I am loving right now because I always find that taking a moment to stop and think about the wonderful things that are happening around you can be a great way to counteract that dismay.

So here goes...

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Stop the world {I want to get off!} | Life

I honestly don't know where to begin with this post. If you've been a long-time reader here then you'll know that from time to time I really love to get my ranty pants on and have a little spray at the things that have been annoying the heck out of me.

But here's the thing... It's gotten to the point where I've moved beyond simple irritation and even anger to downright despair and sadness.

I just can't even...!

I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older and so my capacity for accepting or ignoring bullshit has waned, or if the world really has gotten crazier. Either way, half the things I hear about these days make me shake my head and say...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

5 of my favourite Instagram accounts {part one} | Social Media

I spend a lot of time on Instagram. It is (for obvious reasons) my favourite social media platform and I could spend hours upon hours scrolling through feed after feed. I love the pretty pictures, the story, the inspiration and the real people behind the images.

I thought today I'd share with you some of my favourite accounts to follow, knowing full well that there is no way I can do my favourite accounts justice in just one post, there are far too many. So this is part one, and just a very small selection of my favourite accounts to follow on Instagram...

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Capturing Life in 2018 {January 52WP} | Photography

It's been another busy week here in the Purtell Household (is it ever not?!) and with so much going on, finding the time to sit and blog and read blogs and comment has been hard, but I've made it work. On top of the back-to-school shenanigans for Punky, and heading back to preschool for Zee, I've spent the last week continuing to work on the furniture shoot I mentioned a couple of weeks ago.

This week we are back on location in Avalon, in fancy houses I could only dream about living in, and thanking the Lord that we have cooler weather. Moving a truckload of homewares is sweaty work!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Day at the Museum {Future Park @ Powerhouse Museum} | Kid-Friendly Sydney

Last week we packed the kids in the car and headed in to the city to check out the Future Park exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. A friend of mine had told me about the exhibition and how much fun it was and I knew as soon as I looked it up online I just had to take the girls.

When I was a kid a trip to the Powerhouse Museum was always a highlight of the school holidays. There was just so much to see and do, and the best part? They always had interactive and kid-friendly exhibits of some kind or another.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

How I'll be 'Capturing Life' in 2018 | Photography

I mentioned last week that I would be continuing my 52 week project of portraits of the girls into 2018. Last year, when I posted those images monthly, I titled the posts 'Shooting through 2017'. Which was most definitely appropriate.

Going forward, I thought I would simply call personal photography posts Capturing Life, in keeping with the title of this blog.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Shooting through 2017 {December} | #52weekproject

Oh my goodness, this last week has been CRAZY!!! It's just been go, go, go. I've barely had time to thin let alone get a blog post together, so I'm sorry but this week's it's short & sweet on the text front as I wrap up my 2017 52 week portrait project by sharing the last 4 photos of the year.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Going with the flow (and saying Hello! to 2018) | Life

Ahhhh, 2018, I can't believe you're here so soon! I remember when I was a kid and getting up super early to watch the announcement of who would be the 2000 Olympic Games host. When Sydney was announced as the winner I was so excited I woke up my parents. From memory I was 11. I remember thinking how far away the year 2000 was, the idea of being 18 and in year 12 just didn't seem real. And contemplating any time beyond 2000? It felt like the stuff fiction is made of!