August 17, 2011

Week 3...Photography Challenge

Wow...week 3 is here! How fast time is moving for my little business and family!

Week 3's Challenge was BOLD COLOURS.

So...I decided to add a couple of pics this week.

The first is of the flowers I have on my kitchen table.  I love Spring and have a fascination with Bulbs.  The ugly bulb becoming a gorgeous flower! I love tulips, freesias, hyacinths and blossoms...daffodils, poppies and sweet peas.

This gorgeous display smelt DIVINE and as it's amongst the chaos of packing for our new adventure, it creates CALM.

The next picture that shows bold colours is one of my family enjoying the day at Melbourne's Botanical Gardens.  The grass was so green and the girls cheeks were lovely and rosey and you could just see that Spring is just around the corner!

This is my family.

Till next week

Lil xx

August 11, 2011

Week 2...Photography Challenge


This week has been very busy for me..

Saturday and Sunday saw me and my gorgeous husband visit the Melbourne Trade Fairs in the city.  We decided to stay overnight and had a lovely time without the children.  But midway through Sunday afternoon...we really began missing the children!

We came home and spent lots of time with the twins and before we knew it...Monday was here!  This is a special day for me as I spend the entire day with the twins at home.  We had lots of fun and my day goes by very quickly!

Tuesday is Lily Chic Events day...but I had to make a trip out to Eltham {a 2 hour round trip} to collect some stock, then drove to a few more suppliers shops, before heading to see the twins {who were with my Mum}.  

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, I work at Bunnings from 10am till 6pm.  The best bit about my youngest twin...WALKED on her own!!

This made my you may or may not twins were born at 25 weeks gestation.  They had a 50% chance of survival and an even smaller chance of not having brain bleeds or severe disabilities.  Indiana was born 696 grams.  We almost lost her twice...and has had heart surgery.  She came home on oxygen and has been slower to develop than her twin sister.  But 17 months {corrected}...she is WALKING!


So...what makes me smile...MY MIRACLES...Aurelia Violet & Indiana Torah.

I have taken a photo of a picture that is hanging on my wall at home, taken by the very talented Vanessa from Wildberry Studio's.  It always makes me smile!

Till next week..

Lil xx

August 7, 2011

Lily Loves....Preston Bailey!

A few of you might remember this photo...

It created such a stir on my Facebook Page that I have received so many offers to re-create this magical scene!

I began researching the source...Preston Bailey

When I began my business, I know I did not want to do the 'standard' Wedding Decorations that many reception houses supplied to Brides as a package.  I wanted each Wedding to be different, creative, unique and most of all...make you say WOW!

Unfortunately, there are so many Brides that are scared to take that leap of faith and stick to the ever popular traditional centrepieces.  This is ok for some.  But for those of you that want your Wedding Day to be extraordinary {I mean...when else can you spend in excess of $10,000 on one day?} it! There are so many talented people out there that can help you...and you will be surprised at the cost!

So...back to Preston!  

 As I researched his work...I was surprised to find that he started very small {like most of us WAHM's}.  He worked very hard ensuring his work was unique and taught himself to be the most sought after Designer of Awe Inspiring Events in the US!

I began following his personal Blog and have learnt so much about business from this incredible man! 

So...I have decided to complete Preston Bailey's Signiture Wedding & Event Design course!  This is a course that will teach me the step-by-step processes and techniques utilized by Preston Bailey himself!  It will ensure I have the skills to be able to create that One-of-a-kind, magical Weddings for all my new clients.

To say I am excited is an understatement! 

This course is an online course and I can take as long as I like to complete and as you all know, my life is busy at the best of times.  But I also believe that if you are continuously dreaming of something all day long as I do with Lily Chic Events, they it most certainly needs to grow to make me happy!

I am very excited about the path I have chosen for the future of Lily Chic Events.  Not only will I continue to create some original Children's Events, I am branching out into something that made me begin my journey, and with the help of not only Preston Bailey, but also my family, friends, fans and peers, I hope together we can CREATE a truly magical experience!

Lil xx

August 3, 2011

My Photography Challenge

Well...the day has arrived!

I have begun my 20 week Photography Challenge as set out by Laura Beth.  Her Blog, A Step in the Journey has inspired me to take up this challenge.

Not just because I have no experience with my new Camera but also because I wanted you all to see a side of me that you will not have seen before...a very personal side.

You see, there are many layers to my we all have...and the internet allows us to be whoever we choose to be.  We can sometimes hide behind the computer screen and we are led to believe one thing, and the reality is very different.

I wanted you to see my life with my three jobs and four kids and happy marriage.

This is ME.

Week One's Challenge is SELF PORTRAIT. 

I chose to take a picture of me in my Bunnings uniform, 11pm, in my lounge room, on my Mac, answering emails from Lily Chic Events!  Such a glamorous life we lead!

I would love you to comment and give me some encouragement throughout this process and if you relate to anything I post...please tell me.  I would love to know I am not the only one who multi tasks ALL DAY LONG!

Till next week...

L xx

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