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An Australian based lifestyle blog by Alexandria Mavis. A perfectly curated space the combines her love of home decor, style, design, DIY, and entertaining.

Christmas Tree Farm with the New Pup

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Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog
Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I know there's been quite a bit of silence over here but moving to a new country is hard and we are just now finally settling into a routine and WE GOT A PUPPY! Which has taken a big chunk of my attention and energy (so many "I told you so's" from my family!). Ruby Rose Mavis is a beagle, she's almost 11 weeks old and we are so smitten! You can follow along on all her adventures HERE!

I told myself I wouldn't be the kind of person who dresses up their dog but I just couldn't help it -look at her!! We had such a lovely time picking out our tree and drinking lots of hot chocolate at Lenderink Tree Farm here in Michigan. 

Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog
Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Ruby was a big help and didn't get  in the way at all ;) 

Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog
Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog
Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog

We are over the moon to be able to finally have a white christmas (it's snowed since these were taken) with all the traditions. What are some fun holiday pastimes that your families do? 

Christmas Tree Farm || Alexandria Mavis Blog

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A Love Affair With Cane

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A Love Affair With Cane || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Cane, Wicker, Rattan.. you name it I love it! With the news that we are moving later this month I've been to the corners of the internet looking for the perfect cane bed frame. Which of course, then lead me down a rabbit hole into a cane paradise of sorts. I just couldn't not share these great finds with you guys. 

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Cane Screen || Cane Sofa || Cane Bench || Cane Dining Chair || Cane Bed || Cane Armchair || Cane Arch Chair || Cane Stool || Cane Nesting Tables || Cane Wardrobe 

The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update

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The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog

As I celebrate 1 year since rebranding and going out on my own in this little corner of the internet I also have an exciting but bittersweet announcement! We are moving back to America!

Yep! … as of Oct 18th (after almost 8 years) we are leaving Australia and our positions with the the non-profit Youth With A Mission, to start a new adventure in the states, Grand Rapids MI (Nate's hometown) to be specific. It's quite a long story but as of this past November we knew it was time to make a shift in our lives and for the past year we've been praying and in constant conversation with our trusted friends about this change as we wanted to make sure this was the best choice for us in this season of life. We've missed being close to our friends and families and wanted to invest in those relationships and to have them close by when we start growing our little family. There has been many confirmations from the Lord that this is the right decision for us but we are going to miss this beautiful country and the beautiful people even more but we're excited for what our future holds. Now we just have to figure out how to fit our entire lives in 6 suit cases! 

So what does the future hold? Well it's finally time for me to take the leap into full time blogging and to build my own brand. Over the past year I've felt such a tug on my heart to fully invest in this space and test my skills in the creative business and interior design world. Nate's also caught the small business bug and ready to turn is coffee hobby into a full on career and dreams of opening a shop or raostery one day. 

I also just want to say a big thank you to all of you readers that support and encourage me with your comments and emails. Turning my passion into a full time career wouldn't be possible without you! 

Photos by Bek Grace Roggeveen