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  • G’day! My name is Rebecca Joy.

    Some call me Rebecca, others "Becks," & my Dad lovingly refers to me as "Beckaroo." Take your pick! When I'm not behind my camera or working my day job (I double as an accountant), you can find me at the beach, snuggling up with my furbaby or learning to be a domestic diva.

    I love being married, photographing you getting married, and being able to tell your story after the vows.

    Thank you for stopping by & I can't wait to meet you!

Every once in a while, I think it is important to sweep the Mr. off his feet.  He does so much for me throughout the year– surprise date nights, pressies, etc. — I finally found my opportunity to surprise him with a weekend getaway for our anniversary!  Our only “complaint” about the trip to Albany & Denmark was that we couldn’t stay longer!

This was our accommodation for the weekend– Wolfes Landing.  I don’t know why I didn’t take more photos here, because this place is AWESOME!!  We had to do a wee bit of off-roading in the Prius to get there, but man was it worth it.  What’s even better is that Lucy was able to join us & made friends with the owners’ pup.  Winning!

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View from our balcony…

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Since we only had a weekend to experience Albany/Denmark, we spent Day 1 doing touristy things in Albany.  After a quick stop at the Visitors Centre, we were on our way to the Anzac Memorial and it’s 360* views of the city.

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Next up:  The Natural Bridge & The Gap

See that little speck on the bridge?  Yeah, that’s my husband.

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After a slight anxiety attack, the Mr. finally convinced me to walk across with him.  It really wasn’t that bad, but wow was I a baby!

This is the view from the bridge, looking down & out.:)

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It’s a good thing I walked across with Kyle… otherwise, I don’t know who would’ve stopped this massive rock from tumbling into the water below.;)

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The Gap!  Anybody remember that old Gap jingle “Fall into the Gap”…?!  I was entirely too afraid that that would be my fate & had to keep telling myself to do the opposite of the jingle.;)

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And those are all the photos I took!  The rest of Day 1 consisted of a whisky tasting at Limeburners & a beautiful lunch at Tanglehead Brewing Co.  We had big plans on Day 2 to see the sights of Denmark.  What happened instead?  An impromptu winery tour… where I subsequently got a little festive & bought all of the Chardonnay!;)

Can’t wait to go back down south and see what else the area has to offer!

Until next time…

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G’day, friends!

I’m not sure if it’s because of the winter weather keeping us indoors, but lately I’ve really gotten into making DIY crafts to brighten up our home.

My latest obsession?  Chalkboard paint!

Who knew it was so easy & inexpensive to make at home?!  You’ll only need two ingredients for this project: Paint (whatever color & whatever type) and Non-Sanded Grout.  I used some random craft paint that was just lying around the house & purchased the grout from my local home improvement store for $9 AUD.  HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?

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To make your chalkboard paint:  Mix 2 Tablespoons Grout with 1 Cup of Paint.  That’s it!  Easy peasy.:)

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So, now that your paint is ready, how are you going to use it?  Scroll down to see what I made with mine…

1) A Chalkboard Photo Frame 

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Materials used:  Chalkboard paint, 6×8 Photo frame, Foam paint brush, Chalk

2)  A Chalkboard Photo Gallery

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Materials used:  Scrap wood, Nails, Chalk, Prints from Origrami

We want to know how you used your chalkboard paint.  Tell us below in the comments!

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