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Sonny Loves Charlie

Aussie Mum of 5 amazing boys. Sharing my love of travel, cooking, fashion, my puppies 🐢🐢 and more.

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The silly season has begun! πŸ’ƒ


Anyone else???? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ (πŸ“Έ @cutemugsandthings)


I’m not sure if I get more pleasure wearing these or photographing them? Wednesday afternoon flat lay πŸ’β€β™€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸ’•


For those with older kids like us, ever wondered what they do in the kitchen late at night after you’ve gone to bed? πŸ’β€β™€οΈ#candyplatter #nbaseasonbeginstomorrow #basketballfever


Sunday morning lollie platter for a girlfriend’s daughter. Happy Birthday B πŸ’• #friendswithbenefitsπŸ’β€β™€οΈ


I popped in to my local homeware store today @dalgarnoshomewares and was telling Anne, the owner, how often people ask me where I buy my boards from. This is the board I use the most πŸ‘†(really good quality πŸ‘Œ) and Anne has offered to discount them to my followers for the remainder of the month. Normally $89.95, if you mention my page, you’ll get them for $69.95. This is not a collab. I’m not getting a kickback πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ Just sharing what I love and trying to get a good deal for my followers. The board is 60cm diameter and called the Provence. Enjoy πŸ’•


πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ #sorrynothome #guilty (πŸ“Έ @tenbazaars)


Ignore the fact that there’s avocado and lime on this lollie platter 😳 The purpose of today’s platter was to experiment with some photographic lighting. Many of you send me photos of your gorgeous platters and ask for further tips. Your platters all look stunning. A lot has to do with the lighting when you take the photo. It’s important not to photograph under artificial lights, for example under your kitchen downlights πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ This distorts the colour and you often see your own shadow on the platter πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ I always rely on natural light. I mostly photograph near a window (without the sun shining through). I open, close and tilt my shutters to get just the right lighting. Sometimes I even take my platters outside to photograph. Give it a go if you’re interested πŸ“Έ #foodphotograpy101


Flat lay photo bombers πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸΆπŸΆ


Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you get to do something that makes you happy. I’m starting the day with a walk in this beautiful sunshine β˜€οΈ#notintheseshoesofcourse


Well I slept like a baby last night. Yesterday was one of the most rewarding, fun and emotional days I’ve had in a long time. For those who are not up to date, I recently gave away a Makeover and this gorgeous lady Deb πŸ’• was one of the winners. (I’m doing the second one in a couple of weeks). Deb was nominated by her childhood friend Dib (yes that’s right Dib and Deb πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ) to give her a boost after recently losing her husband to cancer. We had so much fun together and all ended up thoroughly exhausted from the over excitement (Deb nearly fell asleep getting her makeup done 😳). A huge thank you to @eastbrunswickhotel for accomodating the girls and spoiling them with flowers, platters and wine. πŸ’πŸ§€πŸ·#somuchfun πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•(see my Insta story for the fun we had)


TBT. Puglia. Southern Italy. Add it your bucket list! @borgoegnazia πŸ’œ


Best thing I put on this platter last weekend was the good old Chokito. Who remembers it? Only 2 of our 20 guests knew what is was! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I hadn’t had one since the 80’s ..... #omg #sogoodπŸ˜‹ Does anyone remember the original slogan? And while we’re on the topic, who thinks they should bring back the Poly Waffle? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ


Admit it, we’ve all been there! And if you haven’t, your parenting journey is not complete 🀣.... πŸ“Έ@whiteandco (and thanks to my bestie for sending this to me... someone who knows I’m totally guilty of this 😳)


Have you been to Mykonos town? It’s so pretty. I must have taken at least a thousand photos last time we visited. This is one of my faves πŸ“Έ #throwback


Four platters later and I’m ready to feed tonight’s guests. Another basketball end of season function at our house in a couple of hours. I wonder what they would have done if I had decided to stay on the Gold Coast a little longer?


No over thinking required. Sometimes the best platters are made up of simply throwing together some old time favourites πŸ˜‹


Just a little something to welcome our weekend guests πŸ§€πŸ‡πŸ“ @the_real_dads_of_melbourne @duggantierneyfamily πŸ’™