Because the glass is always half full.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Occupying my brain space.

I love browsing my favorite blogs and Pinterest for interesting finds. Here are some fan-freakin-tastic things I love, or are annoyed about. Or things I think are pretty :)

This lovely Ring DIY, from Sincerely Kinsey. I really want to make one of these. 

Motherhood Mondays from A Cup of Jo. One of my close friends is almost 6 months preggers (woah! where did the time go?) and I think she'd like this article

This article, from Hello Giggles. Our Liesel is an amazing athlete and we're super proud of her. The criticism over her weight caused an uproar. I was just speechless that the critics thought it actually mattered?! 

These awesome kettlebell workouts, I can't wait to try them! 

You can never have too many pairs of boots, right? Right? 

This dude's website, fantastic photography articles. 

Hairstyles worn by ladies in 1910. I love that you can wear some of these styles now, and they're considered bohemian or chic :) 

Also, this article. She's a true hero.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Jo Totes Camera Bag (heading my way!)

Oh, I can't tell you how stoked I am to be getting a gorgeous camera bag. From Jo Totes. That's right.

I'm gettin' this one.

Picture me doing the running man around my kitchen, I'm that excited.

I can't wait to be able to carry my camera with me wherever I go (and not risk extreme damage by putting it in my "Hermione" bag -  Harry Potter fans will know what I mean).

Happy happy Friday!

Thursday, 26 July 2012


As some of you know, Sydney is my capital city.

As times I don't like it, the bustling and speed of the city can be overwhelming.

But sometimes, it takes a view like this to get a little perspective! :) 

One day though, I'd like to live on a farm, with a view like this:

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I think we'll have a few chickens, maybe a cow or a goat. Lots of dogs. It's definitely a goal.

Do you have goals like this? Do you ever day dream about getting away from the city and breathing in the fresh mountain air? (Can you tell that I do??)


Oh! And before I forget, make sure you enter my giveaway!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

I Just Love the Smell of Old Books

To me, there's something amazing about the smell of old books. I've always loved going into second hand books stores, and searching the shelves for something awesome.
There's an excellent second hand book store in Glebe, called Sappho Books. They have heaps of old books, first editions, sheet music and a lovely little cafe - that becomes a wine and tapas bar at night!

However, my most recent purchase was a little more modern. I bought it from eBay!

So, do you shop in second hand bookstores? Or do you prefer your books brand-spankin new? Or, do you own an e-reader? I'd love to know!

Hope your day is spectacular :)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Giveaway! Giveaway!

As I mentioned in previous posts, I had the privilege of photographing a jewelry range for my lovely friend, who owns Bling Trees. Sparkly, pretty and genuine jewelry!

It's super simple to enter, all you gotta do is this:

Go to her facebook page, and like it.

Then, go to my facebook page (Truan Lowes Photography) and like it.

Last, but not least, comment on this post to tell me that you did the above!

So easy, and so worth it for one of her awesome pieces. They're sterling silver, brand new and just all-round awesome. I wear mine almost every day!

The lucky winner will receive ALL THREE of her pieces up for grabs!

Check them out below!

So I'll randomly select 1 lucky winner on Tuesday 31st July 2012!


Monday, 23 July 2012

Happy Monday (Giveaway tomorrow!)

This past weekend was lots of fun. I spent some quality time with my mum, and then with my pregnant friend (she's 21 weeks - it's gone by so quick!) which, naturally, makes me go a little baby-crazy! :)

Yesterday we took Marley to the beach, which was just too funny.

And yes. I like putting my dog in little jumpers. Don't judge me. 

I also bought a brand new foundation, which actually matches my skin tone. Unlike my last one, which made me look like a ghost.

That's Cronulla in the background. 

On another note, I'm super excited to have my first giveaway tomorrow! As you may know, I photographed a jewelry range for a friend of mine, called Bling Trees. They're lovely sparkly earrings, and I have 3 pairs of sterling silver pairs to give away! I'll have it open worldwide, so all you have to do is enter, and I'll select 1 random winner! 

See you tomorrow! Hope you had a lovely weekend! 

Above is one of her sterling silver pieces, just simple and gorgeous! 

Monday, 16 July 2012

DIY Bathroom Storage/Jewelry Stand

I have a little bit of habit of collecting stuff. Cosmetics, clothes, shoes... So this weekend I made a bathroom storage stand (I've seen them around on Pinterest - check out my DIY board) so our bathroom could look a little less cluttered!

So much better. 

This is how I did it: 

One small, one large plate
Candlestick (I bought mine from Dusk)
Decorative paper (craft store) 
Crystal clear laminating spray (craft store)
Super glue (gel form works better for this)

Trace the inner circle of the plate on the paper with a light pencil or chalk (pen comes through!). 
Cut out the paper, and super glue it onto the plate. Let it set. 
Spray plates with laminating spray, wait at least an hour for it to set. I'd advise doing it outside - it's quite smelly! 
Once both plates are dry, use the super glue to attach the candlestick to each plate. Press down firmly. 
Wait an hour or so, then put it in your bathroom! You could also make use it as a cake or jewelry stand :)  

It definitely made my bathroom more guest-worthy for the BBQ we had on the weekend! 

On another note, I have a super exciting giveaway this week from Bling Trees this week - so stay tuned! 

Friday, 13 July 2012

Bling Trees

Well I finished photographing the jewellery line for Bling Trees which was lots of fun. Her range is sparkly (Swarovski Crystals and others!) and fun, and I had fun photographing it for her!

Check out her page too, as I'll be doing a giveaway next week! Super exciting.

Stay tuned for the giveaway next week! 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Pleather Love

Ah pleather, you're awesome. You keep me warm during these awful winter days and you're man-made (so I don't have to feel guilty about wearing you!).

I bought pencil one on the weekend, and I'm still trying to figure out what it works best with.

Here's my inspiration! :)

Photo credit

Burberry skirt (photo credit)

Asos skirt (photo credit)

Escada Leather Skirt (I wouldn't actually buy this one, but it looks excellent with the blue shirt) 

What do you wear your pleather/leather skirts with? I'd love to know! :)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Vintage Weekend

I love markets. And second hand shops. The things you can find are just amazing!

Here is what I found!

"Original dirt"?

I also found these lovely earrings, I just couldn't resist! 

We also had brekkie at a little cafe, where they had blankets for your laps! I haven't seen that before! 
Certainly helped keep the chill at bay :) 

Hope you had a lovely weekend! 

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