Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

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Garden Fairies with our $3 flower crowns.

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Sisters having fun by the Christmas tree.

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Leaving our week-long island home  – Great Barrier Island – at the beginning of January.  Such an awesome experience!

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A montage of the flight into Great Barrier Island on a small 14 seat plane, the breathtaking view literally 15 metres from our cabin, and the cool gals I met – one of which is studying with me this year!

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3 friends in (unexpectedly) matching blue and white dresses on my 18th birthday.

photo (8)A winter-wonderland themed concert I went and watched when I visited Parachute Music Festival for the day at the end of January.  There was fake snow falling from the ceiling guys!

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A little gift and card that I made for my dear friend and blog photographer – Rhesa!  Snapped a pic before packaging it up.  Vintage is the way people.

photo (10)A before and after shot of some cute little table posies I arranged for a friend’s kitchen tea.  Those peach roses are called Miss Piggy!  (Loving my florist job!)

~Let me know if you want to see a few more of these posts over the next months.  In them I aim to let you know about some little things that I’ve been up to.  Part 2 will follow shortly.


P.S.  This is Creative Touch’s 101st post!!!

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People!  (…I hope there are still people reading this blog…)

Ok, so obviously it isn’t Christmas now, but I suddenly realized that I never put up some pics of our Christmas party onto the blog!  I think I could get hold of some more, but here are a few special photos of me and my friends celebrating the gift of Christmas – joy, love and the fulfilling of God’s plan to send his Son to bring us into an unending relationship with him.  I could go on, wow, I am so excited about that amazing love the Jesus has given us all!  So, we had a lovely day filled with opening presents (put that first cos it’s the most important), eating food, doing craft and eating jelly beans!!!  It was great and here are 3 pics of the lovely groups of peeps that joined me for this party.

My summer break is coming to an end (though I have been working for half of it) and I start Uni in less than 2 weeks!  Life is crazy and I’ve done some awesome things over the summer.  I thought I might try and dig up some photos and do a summer fun post!  …be prepared for bad quality photos… 😉

Ok, rest assured I haven’t disappeared forever – I thought it might be fun to do some Uni outfit posts soon!

P.S.  My hair has grown!  …and consequently, I look like a mountain lion in one of the pictures… you’ll know it when you see it.

~Esther xxx

What I’m wearing:

  • Floral dress – Jeans West, GIFTED
  • Floral crown – $2 dollar shop, foooor $3… ironic right…

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Love this gal!!!  And all of these gals!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

…it’s shameful how late I am with that greeting…

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Well, I sit to write this amid the hustle and bustle of Christmas.  To be honest, only my Mum and Grandma are busy in the kitchen, but if I crane my neck to look past our computer desk, I can see a large table surrounded by chairs, set with Christmas crackers, vases of roses, and elegant wine classes.  This table will hold sixteen people this evening when our friends come over to dine with us.

It’s 2:45, and gosh has the time flown?  We awoke this morning at 8 and after an hour or so, commenced the Christmas morning.  In our house, this begins with Lydia and I dancing around the lounge to Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You soon joined by the rest of the fam.  Loads of fun!  Then, Lydia and I act as the official present givers and hand out the presents  one or two at a time from under the tree until they are all unwrapped – a long but satisfying process.  Christmas music and games are played, and then some down time before the rush to decorate and prepare food for the evening feast.

Well, I thought I’d quickly fit in a Christmas post during this ‘down time’, so here I am.  Rhesa and I had fun doing another photo shoot recently and we both thought that this outfit would fit perfectly into a New Zealand Christmas.

New Zealand’s national Christmas flower is the Pohutukawa, so we thought it fitting for me to pose in front of this tree.  The flowers are meant to be a bright red, but these are a more pinkish colour.  Never mind, pink’s all good!

So, the people at Creative Touch, namely me, would like to wish you all a very MERRY Christmas!!!  May it be one filled with great joy whether you have much or little.  I pray that 2013 will be filled with blessings from God, may you know his presence.  Bless you, I appreciate your support!  Enjoy this Christmas outfit!

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Although I have had my turn of listening to Christmas music this day, I have now switched to some funky upbeat tunes.  Puts a smile on my face.  50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train, and Favourite Song by Toby Mac.  😀  Cool songs.

My very own special season’s greetings to you all!


P.S.  And let’s not forget what this season really is all about – the celebration of the birth of our Lord and my best friend, Jesus Christ!  Here’s to you Jesus 🙂

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