Monday, August 31, 2015


By Seren Shutte

As a nurse I experience loss, death & grief as part of my job. Helping my patients and their families in such a personal time can be confronting, intense but always an honour. 

Last week I said goodbye to my Nana.

Friday, August 21, 2015


By The Beetle Shack team

How can it possibly be Friday AGAIN already!? We're not complaining.
Here’s a quick wrap up of a few bits and pieces that we can't get enough of at the moment at The Beetle Shack…

READING: East of Eden by American author John Steinbeck. We've only just started but the language is so rich and tantilising  we can't wait to hop into bed nice and early tonight with a cuppa and sink our teeth into it – check out it’s review on Good Reads here.

WEARING: Delicious pieces from 'The Secret Garden' collection by Bohemian Traders (pictured - details below). The divine lace, sophisticated cuts and femme cream, black and blush tones are getting us way too excited for Spring! Check out the new collection here.

WATCHING: True Detective. We've devoured the first and second seasons and are chomping at the bit for the next story. Get IMBD's take on the series and a guide to the episodes here.

SCENTED BY: MOR Blood Orange. We cannot get enough of this MOR perfume oil - it's subtle and exotic. Grab it at Myer here.

BEAUTIFYING: O Cosmedics. We're trying out best to make time for the daily facial routine of our mother's dreams. It doesn't always happen when it does we're loving the active yet gentle products from O Cosmedics, take a look here.

CRAVING: Chia Pods. We're a bit late to the Chia Pod party but that's no reason to miss out on all the pudding fun! Apparently these little darlings are the holy grail of wholefood nutrition in super cute and user friendly packaging - works for us! Check them out here or make your own (we intend to this weekend) using one of Daily Burn's 10 recipes here.

MOVING: Swimming Laps. Not a new thought but a good one nonetheless. We're on the getting healthy & happy train and an old favourite of ours is hopping in the pool and stretching out all those tight muscles and giving the spine a nice lengthen. Probably doesn't need a tutorial but let's have one anyway. Read up here on how to swim laps.

Enjoy your weekend!

Dress: Bohemian Traders Grace Button Down Maxi in cream
Photographed by: Inside The Treasure Chest

Monday, August 17, 2015


By Talia Christine

This soup blew my mind. This past weekend one of the ladies made this for dinner for our girls' weekend. Guys... I'm generally not a soup kinda gal. This soup rules. And it's GORGEOUS! C'mon! It packs a punch with spicy spanish chorizo. This isn't sissy, watery soup. This is smooth and filling. And really really flavorful. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015


By Kate Dyer

It's safe to say the Fresh White Wall is somewhat of a timeless classic, but it isn't necessarily the most exciting option when it comes to kids rooms or nurseries (or even adult bedrooms for that matter).

With our bub just weeks away and nesting mode in full swing, I wanted to do something to make the room really special so began looking at options. There are some fantastic stick-on decor and wallpapers (with permanent and removable varieties) but I'd always wanted to try my hand at painting a mural.


The whole project cost under $50 and you can get as creative as you like with a few simple tools!