It’s time to get a little racy …

Yay!! It’s Melbourne Spring Racing time lovelies, and whether you love the races or just the public holiday I’m sure you can find a lot to be happy about!

Nothing like the races to get the champagne flowing, flowers blooming and outfits rocking! Here’s to a lovely weekend of track side fashion + celebrations for those who are going along, and for those who are not, here’s to a weekend of watching it!

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HAPPY RACING xx

All images via pinterest

NEW Shelf/Life online store + a 15% discount for YP readers!

I first discovered Shelf/Life when it was a sweet little shop in Surry Hills, Sydney a few years back…, but have to admit I have found a whole new passion for it since it became an online only store in the past few years. Shelf/Life was created by husband and wife duo (project manager + interior designer by trade) Brendan and Jess who scour the globe to find beautifully designed peices for their well worthy customers.

They source amazing homewares as well as gift cards, accessories and nursery decor that not only embrace good design and sustainability but also ethical awareness. In fact their value for an ethical business is more than just the products they sell. Since the beginning of this year – for every $200 you spend online, they will plant a tree on your behalf.

So if you’re on the look out for stylish, yet simple pieces, hand selected by someone with an eye for design it is def worth your while to take a peek. A one stop shop for wedding, birthdays or even an upcoming chrissy present.

AND EXCLUSIVELY FOR YELLOWPEACHES READERS THIS WEEK //

15% DISCOUNT storewide just by using the code below.

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Visit them here

USE CODE : YELLOWREADERS at checkout to recieve 15% off your full order

(valid for one week only, expires 5 Nov 2014, valid for all products, free australia-wide delivery on all orders over $125)

 

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Some pics of my favourite pieces – the wire baskets, mango wood pizza board and taking breaks poster are def on my list!

HAPPY SHOPPING xx

Happy Mantra

Happy MantraI love this saying – it is so spot on! Doing something that scares you, pushes you or your boundaries from time to time is the best way of growing and developing. If we all stayed in our comfort zones, we would never learn, never grow and ultimately never know what we were capable of.

Yesterday I did something that really scared me. I had photo’s taken of me, which I put up on my blog last night and boy was I out of my comfort zone. This is something that doesn’t come naturally to me at all, and to be honest I have been putting it off for a while. I much prefer to hide behind the keyboard, which I’m sure a lot of other blogger’s can relate to. But in true fashion and as most things I do these days, there came a lesson and a meaning through it all. Because today, instead of feeling vulnerable and shy I feel ever so slightly empowered and just that little bit more free. Because in doing something that scares you, more times than not, you always think afterwards – oh that wasn’t so bad xx

HAPPY MANTRA

#scarystuff #makesyoustronger #eleanorroosevelt

HELLO WEEKEND + my top 5 things to do in it

Hello weekend

Weekends are such a good time to get things done. If you’re lucky enough to get both days off, it can be a mixture of family time, list ticking and organising before Monday comes around the corner all to fast.

Often more times than not I can find myself spending a whole day running around and forget that weekends are also about relaxing and enjoying the slower life. So this weekend, I am going to try and put aside one day for getting outdoors and trying something new.

 

Here are my top 5 things to do this weekend :

> Find a new brunch spot, if I lived in Sydney I would go here

> Make a herb garden. I have a super black thumb but I am giving this a go. I’m imagining all the delicious meals I could make and all the money I could save not buying herbs all summer!

> Clear out your wardrobe and make room for some new summer stuff

> Go strawberry picking near the Mornington Peninsula

> Call your mum or nan, or someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Use this weekend to reconnect with those that matter

 

What will you be doing this weekend? xx

Inspired by The Vignette

Vignette – originally taken from the French word meaning little vine – is often used in styling terms to describe an arrangement of small objects gathered together to make up a story. It is not only the colour and size of the objects but the placement of each one that makes it so appealing to the eye, hence why I could just look at these all day.

Kara Rosenlund, a Brisbane based stylist and so called vignette queen blows me away with her amazing eye and talent for these. I notice these sorts of arrangements all over the place, from the online world to the real one, and for some reason they just make me happy.

Some of her vignettes for your Wednesday morning.

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Notice the arrangement of the pieces and the colours used – love xx

All images by the amazing Kara Rosenlund, check out her blog for more gorgeous pics here.

So hot right now // Catering companies

Catering companies have a lot to offer these days. Not only will they cater your event with delicious nibbles and keep your guests happy, they can also source out great venues, organise staff to serve you and even make the room look pretty. These guys are fast becoming a one stop shop for parties and events, and with spring racing carnival, christmas and wedding season just around the corner what better time than now to source out a few good ones.

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Bright Young Things

A favourite of mine, these guys have been around for a while. They have a list of amazing venues for your party – large or small, and also pride themselves in a great crew, who will look after you from get go. They offer style advice, with a creative and flexible approach. Now offering healthy byte options too.

Blakes Feast

A premier boutique catering company, Andrew Blake is a well known Melbourne chef, with many family run restaurants. He promises that every client will speak with, be cooked for or served by one of their family and will not be disappointed.

Ed Dixon Food Design

Catering for corporate and private clients, from morning teas to boardroom meetings, to lavish cocktail weddings. They are passionate about their food and of course design, and value locally grown, seasonal and ethically sourced produce.

Egg Unlimited

Specialises in canapés of the bread and pastry kind. They create yummy hampers for any event, with a new wellness range that focuses on seasonable, sustainable and positive eating.

 

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Images sourced from top to bottom

Egg Unlimited // Ed Dixon Food & Design // Blakes Feast // Bright Young Things

The card for every occasion

I don’t really need a special occasion to buy someone a card, heck sometimes I don’t even need a person to buy a card for. I fall in love with cute little cards all over the place, and often buy them in hope that they will find a new home soon enough.

Here are a few I’m loving at the moment x

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Thanks + Congrats by Rifle Paper Co.

Why hello there by Amelia Lane Paper 

Celebrate + LOVE by Elm Paper

It’s your birthday by Kikki K

NEW WEEKLY NEWSLETTER + more posts

Changes

You may have noticed lately that I have been posting a little more regularly than usual, and for those who subscribe to my post updates via email, I’m sure you have heard from me a bit more than most weeks. This, along with a few other changes is only the start to hopefully a new and improved yellowpeaches site for all of you to enjoy! And of course so I don’t annoy you too much (hmm not that that is possible, right?) I have now introduced the option of subscribing to a new weekly newsletter…, where you will receive a week of posts all in one, every Friday morning straight to your inbox!

If you would prefer this option instead of an email every time I post, just send me a quick note here with newsletter in the comments field and I will update your preferences for you. If you are happy to receive for every post, then no need to do anything! AND if you haven’t signed up to anything, then, well, what are you waiting for – don’t miss out on all the great stuff happening –> fill in your details on the right hand side of this page and hey presto – you are all done!

Weekly newsletters will keep you up to date with all of my weekly posts (incase you miss anything), along with any news and up + coming competitions/giveaways!

 

HAPPY MONDAY xx

Cactus Crush!!

I can’t get enough of these pretty cactus shots // I love the shapes, the colours, the symmetric design and simple art of them. They are so California dessert, so 60’s and would look so good in my apartment! They make me feel like going on a wild adventure to New Mexico, just jumping in a car and driving to nowhere and everywhere, embracing the freedom of summer and all that it brings.

Eeek, I have a serious cactus crush x

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Images all via Pinterest

Got a bit of a cactus crush yourself…., check out more inspo on my Pinterest page xx

 

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

 

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