The Peninsula Picnic

So you know how I mentioned I wanted to feature more videos on this little blog of mine? Well I was very lucky to have worked with The Peninsula Picnic in their first year and I put together a little video of the day!

Check it out and let me know what you think....

Easter Crafts for Little Ones

1. Easter bunny cup
2. Easter bunny boxes
3. Easter bunny eggs
4. Envelope bunnies
5. Paper plate bunnies
6. Wooden spoon bouquet

I really love Easter, it's a time to catch up with family, friends and loved ones. I have so many (too many to count) cousins and beautiful little people in my life that I decided to share some fun crafts on the blog for all you creative little souls out there! These crafts are perfect for kiddies in the lead up to Easter. 

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and are spending it with the people you love!

Shannon xo


I'm going to be an aunty!

I have some very exciting news today… I’m going to be an Aunty!

I'm so excited to finally announce that my sister Jessie and her husband Dan are going to have a baby! This is such an amazing time for our entire family, I honestly can’t wait to meet the little bubba in October and have already starting collecting some little outfits, shoes and nursery items (aiming for the title of favourite Aunty Shannon).

This little baby is incredibly lucky to have Jessie and Dan as parents, it is going to have a perfect life filled with so so so much love.

I can’t wait to be an Aunty for the first time, this little bubba is going to be SO spoilt!

Life Lately

Wow I have been a busy bee over the past few weeks! I am very happy to finally be all settled into my new home and am looking forward to sharing some fun posts with you guys!

A few weeks ago I bought myself a shiny new tripod so you can expect to see some fancy videos appearing on the blog every now and then (stay tuned!).

This weekend I am taking a long weekend and am going to stay at the Mornington Peninsula with my mum, it’s going to be a well-deserved girls weekend away and I can’t wait! We are going to be heading along to the Peninsula Picnic on Sunday, if you have not heard about it yet you should definitely check it out. I have written about it on the blog before so you can find more info here and here.

On a complete side-note is it weird that I celebrate dogs birthdays? I prepare a cake, some party hats, usually a few doggy friends to pop over for morning tea… A friend of mine told me this was strange but I consider our four-legged pals as family members!

My doggy parties usually involve a new toy, treats, and some time to run around outside or in the park. Check out these photos from Neddys 1st birthday over the weekend (he is my sisters little pup) how cute!

Ned the Dog - The Wild Hideaway
Ned the Dog - The Wild Hideaway
Ned the Dog - The Wild Hideaway

Someone please back me up and say this is a normal thing to do?!

Shannon xo

My favourite sweet store in Melbourne!

I wanted to share my favourite little chocolate store with you all today. It's Burch and Purchese on Chapel Street, South Yarra.  I love it so much I featured it over on the Melbourne Girl blog, check it out here...

I was very happy to catch up with owner, Darren Purchese, you might remember him as a guest judge on last seasons Masterchef (or seen him around town catering for all the fabulous events!). In my feature I dubbed him the Willy Wonka of Melbourne! Have a look at the images below to see his creations for yourself...

Friday Favourites - VAMFF looks 2015

Happy Friday beautiful people!

Has anyone else been loving all the VAMFF action that has been happening in Melbourne this week? I know I have ! For my Friday Favourites post this week I decided to put together all my favourite looks so far. 

Which ones are you favs?

If you have time you should also check out some of the footage from the week over on the MelbourneFashionFest Youtube channel. I've included some of my favourite footage below...

Hair&Me made in Melbourne

Hair&Me - The Wild Hideaway

I had to share this Hair&Me hair rejuvenation treatment with you all today as it’s my new favourite thing since apple invented the iPhone. I don’t often talk about health and beauty products on the blog unless I really fall in love with them and Hair&Me is my new found love (I’m not kidding).
I used the rejuvenation treatment last week and I have nothing but praise for it. My hair is usually oily on the roots and dry towards the ends and it has been hard finding a product that balances out my hair and leaves it shiny but not oily. After just one wash with this rejuvenation treatment my hair was shiny from root to tip (I couldn't believe it!).
I only used about a third to a half of the pack so could easily get three treatments from this sachet. You apply this product before you shampoo and conditioner so I popped it in and left it in for about half an hour while I tidied up the bathroom. The smell isn't overpowering like other treatments on the market and it didn't bother my skin at all.
Once I washed it out my hair surprisingly dried better and I hardly had to straighten it like I usually do. A big massive thumbs up to Melbourne stylist Jess Lewis who has created an amazing product!
All of Jess’s Hair&Me products can be found in a number of Victorian locations including Chadstone, Doncaster, Fountain Gate and Ballarat. Check out the website here for salon locations near you: otherwise you can order straight from the website here:
Thanks Jess and the team at Hair&Me, I will be back to purchase some more treatments that’s for sure!

Hair&Me - The Wild Hideaway

Shopping counts as cardio?

Shopping counts as cardio - The Wild Hideaway

I hope you are all having a lovely week! This week I'm all about SHOPPING! Melbourne Girl have just published my ultimate fashion lovers guide to Chapel Street. It is a pretty in depth guide with over 20 of my favourite fashion stores including Country Road, Gorman, Sass & Bide, Green with Envy and Alice McCall. Ohhh if only I had enough money to buy out these stores!

It's VAMFF (Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival) in Melbourne this week so the city has been buzzing with style, fashion and culture. It is times like these that I really love living Melbourne! There is always something to do, see, eat, drink  or write about, I'm one lucky human :)

On Friday I'll be sharing all my favourite looks from VAMFF this year so stay tuned!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Shannon xo

Image: The lovely Lauren Hom