Archive for 2016

Christmas is coming…

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Christmas is around the corner and I always find myself wondering how it came around again so quickly!  We are currently in SA enjoying very special quality time with family and friends!  Here is hoping you all have a fantastic festive season.  We thought we would celebrate with these beautiful Christmas biscuits and cake made…

‘Baking memories together’

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

  Baking with little ones must be one of the sweetest (and messiest) activities.  They absolutely love everything about this fun activity – the pouring, stirring, rolling and not to mention lots of tasting.  So it is no wonder that I fell in love with the very clever concept from Dubai’s BAKE ‘N CAKE.  BAKE…

Christmas Crafts – DIY

Posted on: December 10th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Can you believe we are already well into December and it is all about Christmas…I love a little Christmas craft, although I always hope to do more during the festive season.  With little Joshua keeping me busy, I have had to resort to being inspired and getting my craft fix via social media, especially instagram.  My favourite…

A family of four…family shoot

Posted on: October 16th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

When one of your favourite photographers moves back to Dubai you rejoice from the rooftops.  Andy and I first met Chloe when she asked us to do a styled maternity shoot with her.  From then on, I cannot get enough of her work and follow her like a hawk on all her social media links!  Her passion…

Happy Birthday Joshua…family

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell 1 Comment

Where has the time gone?  Our little boy is one…I can honestly say with all my heart (like all other mums I`m sure) that this past year has been the best year of our lives. Watching our little boy grow and explore the world around him has been one of life`s biggest blessings! To celebrate…

Meet Monica from MHG Beauty…interview

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Through `i am captivated` I have met such amazing and talented people and one of them is Monica from MHG Beauty.  She is one of Dubai`s go to ladies when it comes to hair and makeup! Monica has always been so supportive and willing to contribute her talents towards `i am capitvated`s` projects. It has…

Wool Wrapped Vases…DIY

Posted on: August 28th, 2016 by Carolyn No Comments

Hello lovely readers! I am thrilled to be a guest again on ‘ i am captivated’. I really enjoyed sharing how to make DIY Marbled Mugs in July and I am so excited to show you another fab crafty project today. In case you missed my last post, let me start by introducing myself. My…

Sophisticated wedding shoot

Posted on: July 12th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

It is always refreshing to feature a wedding that is refreshing and unique.  I love the idea of this beautiful desert styled shoot…the black wedding dress definitely pushes me out of my comfort zone but it really does work!  It is striking and sophisticated against the softness of the desert dunes.  The decor definitely shouts `modern…

A serene maternity shoot…

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

When I receive images from Maria Sundin Photography in my inbox my heart skips a beat as I know they will be nothing less than beautiful.  I have seen a fair share of desert shoots but I am sure you will agree with me that this maternity shoot is quite spectacular.   I could stare at…

Marbled Mugs…DIY

Posted on: June 27th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Hi there! I am so excited to be featured on Carolyn’s lovely blog.  I have been a reader of ‘i am captivated’ for a long time and I am thrilled to get to share a great DIY project with you today. Before I jump into this month’s DIY post, let me introduce myself. My name…