Saturday, July 27, 2013

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging!

It's crazy how fast time has gone but today marks my fifth year of blogging! When I started out it was just a fun hobby (if you've ever read my archives you'll know I wasn't taking it too seriously) and I never could have imagined it would grow to become such a big part of my life! I thought I'd take a second to look back on some of my favourite blogging moments so far:


Early in 2012 I took part in a photoshoot with Kopie Photography and ended up loving one of the shots so much it became the inspiration for my current header illustration. Click here to see the full post.

Also early in 2012 Jeremy and I modelled for photographers A Couple of Night Owls in an engagement themed shoot they styled for us. We spent two days posing for them and the results are my all time favourite photos of us together. (Yes, more than our wedding pictures.) Click here to see more.

One of my favourite things about blogging has been working with Jeremy and him being the most patient and talented photographer. As our equipment and skills have improved over the years we've had more and more fun with it, and this post at the beach is one of my all time faves. See the full post here.

This year Jeremy and I also got to relive our wedding day when we modelled for our photographer friend Michelle Joanne. We had a blast reliving the fun and are so happy to be a part of Michelles portfolio! See more from the shoot here.

This shoot was my first time doing something a little different and I loved dressing up and running around with feathers in my hair. See the full post here. 

This shoot was back in 2011 and was a fun day dressing up in clothes from NZ designers Ruby and wearing crazy colourful combos. See the full post here.


In 2010 I had my first big blogging opportunity when I was flown to Sydney with Streets Cornetto and other Australian & New Zealand bloggers. We spent 2 days on the beach eating icecreams and dancing for the camera then 3 months over summer on television and billboards. Click here to see more pictures and the TV Commercial. 

This year I flew to Sydney again, this time with Boohoo. Click through for part I and part II. 

One of the absolute highlights of my blogging life has been the friendship I've made with Liss from Daydream Lily. Without our blogs we would have never met but because of them we've enjoyed multiple holidays together. This picture is from when I visited Liss on the Gold Coast in 2011 (see the post here) and Liss has also been over to New Zealand to visit me as well (post here). And I'm happy to say she's coming back in just a few weeks and I'm heading to her shores in November as well! 

Another one of the best things about blogging has also been how it's helped me document my holidays with Jeremy. It's so fun to look back on these posts and relive the memories. Some of my favourites include: Queenstown, Nelson and Gisborne

Capturing Memories:

Lastly, it's just been fun to document this journey over the last few years. I've taken so many more photos than I would have without this blog and I'm so grateful for it. I love looking back on all the memories and can't help but be happy with all the amazing experiences I've had and people I've met. I really love writing this blog and I'm so grateful to every single one of you that takes the time to read and/or leave comments and engage with me on twitter, email, instagram etc etc. It's been such a fun journey so far and I can't wait to see what the future holds!!


  1. Wow, I can't believe it, 5 years! Congrats on that girl! I can only hope that in 5 years I am still blogging and love it as much as I do now :)
    Beautiful pictures love!

  2. Happy 5th bloggiversary Amanda! I have loved reading along and seeing what is going on in your life, especially on Instagram! <3 Catch up soon I hope! xx

  3. congrats on your fifth anniversary! (:

    xoxo, Oleah

  4. That's awesome! Congrats on five years of blogging!

  5. Congratulations on five years of blogging! I've enjoyed following your blog for the past few years and look forward to many more posts!

    1. Oh wow, so nice to hear from a long term reader!

  6. So incredible to see how far your blog has come! looking forward to the next 5 years!
    x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

  7. I love our blog & photos, congrats!xx

  8. Congratulations!
    As a reader it has been (and still is) very exciting to follow you on your adventures. I must admit that it is amazing all the things you get to do via your blog. All those opportunities! Furthermore, you also make very good advertising for NZ. Before I started reading your blog I wanted to visit NZ one day, but after I started following you my dream of visiting NZ has only got bigger!
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Oh wow, you're so kind! Thank you!

      If you ever come here do let me know - I could show you around!

  9. great post!! I just love your blog, reminds me of the great time I had in NZ. You're a great couple and keep going to do this :)!!

  10. Congratulations!
    I've been loving your blog ever since I saw it the first time. It is great watching a bit of what happens on the other side of the world!
    I also love that the seasons is different from mine here in Europe and I would love to one day experience NZ.

  11. Congratulations girl! Such an inspiration :)

  12. I absolutely love your blog! Keep up the great work! Love from Malaysia!

  13. Happy 5th blogging birthday Amanda! My blog turned 2 last week and it really is over whelming when you really think about it. Also all of these photos are gorgeous. I'd love to go to Sydney!
    Ashleigh x

  14. Wow! 5 years? That's wonderful!! So many gorgeous images! Congrats!!!

  15. Congratulations!

    Your blog has been one of my favourites for the past 5 years - it has been lovely to see it evolve and grow!


  16. congratulations and i cannot wait to see more!
    kw ladies in navy

  17. Congratulations! Keep up the nice work. :)

  18. Yay! Congratulations on 5 years! Here's to 5 more!

    Ladyface Blog

  19. Congrats on 5 years hun!xx

  20. Congrats! The pictures are cute and inspirational, I love 'em

  21. wow 5 years, that's quite some long time!! congratulations :)
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  22. You are an inspiration :D congratulations
    keep going


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