Friday, December 2, 2011

Have you seen Peppermint Magazine lately?


"Be careful on that thing! I don't think you should be riding it!" says my maternity shoot photographer, Billeta.
"Pfft, I'm all right," I say as I launch my 37-week-pregnant self onto the seat. We've been shooting on a country lane and a car is coming, way off in the distance. I wheel my bike to the grassy shoulder.
"Stop right there!" Billeta says. 
I look up and give a self-conscious grin as she clicks away.
For the rest of the shoot, my husband and I are walking the bike down the lane. We stand in the afternoon sunshine and touch my polka-dot belly.
We move to the next location and have a vintage tea party looking over the majestic Glasshouse Mountains. But the light is fading and we go home.


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Cut to several months later and that afterthought photo, taken spontaneously and quickly, has become the cover for the summer issue of Peppermint Magazine.

The lead up to that decision was as serendipitous as the photo itself.

I am honoured that such an incredible moment in my life, captured by such a talented new photographer and dear friend, is being shared so widely and in such a way.


Kelley and the gang at Peppermint are gals after my own heart.

Their magazine is full of vintage and craft and organic and sustainable prettiness.

They love art, beauty and charity.

They have not asked me to blog about them, or to direct you to their Facebook page, or their Twitter.

But I am because I want to share.

Peppermint is a gorgeous magazine and this summer issue is available now. They've even had a little chat to me inside it.

I'd still tell you to buy it, even if I wasn't on it.

Thanks so much for being the best readers a girl could ever have xxx

66 comments:

  1. Oooo I love that photo. It's always the last minute just a couple more clicks that produce the best memories. I have an awesome photo from my wedding day with my veil almost about to blow away into the ocean. It's become a favourite.
    Your bike photo is so beautiful.

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  2. oh you really are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! and make pregnant women everywhere insanely jealous. I am 1 tonne of baby fat when I am pregnant but you look gorgeous! well done, hope you frame a copy:)

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  3. Ryan and Jess PearlDecember 2, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations- it's a beautiful photo and a beautiful magazine xx

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  4. Well, I am nine feet tall, so my ton of baby fat gets stretched out! Thank you so much, and that is an excellent idea.. I will do just that!

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  5. Thank you! I couldn't be more excited if I tried.

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  6. I've always loved this photo and what a beautiful memory for your little one to have as a keepsake!

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  7. I hope she begins diva-like behaviour instantly. It would be hilarious! xx

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  8. I am SO excited to have found you via Peppermint! I am an Aussie, vegetarian, crocheting, eco-conscious girl too, and up until 2 years ago I also lived on the Sunshine Coast! Can't wait to give some of your recipes a go - they all look so good.

    Oh and you look gorgeous in that cover pic. Congratulations!

    Katie x

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  9. This is what I love about 'blogland', you find all these fabulous products!! This magazine looks like something I would enjoy - thank you for sharing!! You look glowing in that shot, a wonderful memory of a special time, I loved being pregnant (except towards the end when you can stand it no more!!).....Jahna x

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  10. Absolutely stunning! You & your bump make gorgeous cover stars, just found you via Katie (below) on twitter, I'm a veggie mama too so looking forward to stealing, I mean, enjoying, some of your recipes. Will they make me look as beautiful as you...?! I can dream!

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  11. I love Peppermint, and this issue looks like another fabulous one! Love Veggie Mama too....gorgeous photo.

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  12. Hello covergirl! Stunning shot - just beautiful in every way. I love that your bike is pink too!! :) 

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  13. Ps, I forgot to say, I LOOOOOOOOVE that bike!

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  14. I THINK I WANT TO MARRY YOU, STOP IT RIGHT NOW! you guys are cute in the extreeeeme! I am now your number-1 fan. Come back to the sunshine coast and I will make you a doily and a cup of tea x

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  15. Swwwwooooooooooooooooon! I remember when I first saw that pic I thought it was divine. Other than your gorgeous self, the light is divine. Please autograph me a copy x

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  16. oh man, my memories of the painful end are so vivid! It was the hottest part of summer and I was so big and uncomfortable and couldn't sleep... wah! 

    I love the internet too for finding awesome things we might overlook in our busy days. I bet you will love Peppermint x

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  17. um, yah of course! It's the glow that comes from saving baby lambs and cows!

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  18. Peppermint is the best! Thank you for being so sweet x

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  19. Her name is Lucille and I got her for my birthday. And then got pregnant straight away and have only just been able to get back on her! I missed her so bad :)

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  20. Lucille is the best bike in the world :)

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  21. Billie is so damn clever. You can have whatever you like! xx

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  22. Deal! Though I have to warn you, while you are maing me tea and doilies, I might run off with that amazing bike! (I can be sneaky like that...) x

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  23. Becky from Becky and JamesDecember 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Gorgeous! How exciting to be a cover girl, it's something you can keep forever and pass onto Veggie Baby! I've not heard of this magazine before, might have to take a look.

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  24. Simone - Honey and fizzDecember 2, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Gorgeous photo, going out to buy it! xx

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  25. Keep meaning to check this mag out. I follow them on Twitter, but have never read it. Might grab me a subscription. Gorgeous cover x

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  26. Stunning photo!! will have to hunt down a copy to check it out now that Borders is gone.

    Where did you get your bike? Hubby and the kids ride and I may just be tempted on a bike again with that baby if she comes in blue. (have not been on one since i was preggers with #1- 8 years ago)

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  27. Aw, it's so dreamy and lovely! Congratulations! Also, Epic bike! 

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  28. I KNEW you had to be a model! ;P
    Great shot and I *love* the dress.
    I have never heard of Peppermint, but I am not following and liking them!

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  29. I always knew I'd eventually see you on the cover of a magazine you gorgeous thing you!

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  30. I love this shot! I saw Peppermint once and I love it!

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  31. It is beautifully beautiful. I hope Veggie Baby likes her magazine venture :)

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  32. Oh I'm so pleased! You won't be disappointed :)

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  33. Fabulous all of it!
    I'll keep an eye out for this issue.

    xx

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  34. It will be the best decision you ever make. The magazine is truly full of beautiful inspiration.

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  35. My husband bought it from me for my 30th birthday. It is an Electra, and I'm pretty sure you can get them at most bike stores. They're available online too, and are the smoothest and funkiest ride :)

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  36. I'm so pleased! They are awesome in the extreme. The dress was $5 from a random store I don't even remember any more. And definitely not maternity!

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  37. You are so sweet! Too bad I'm not wearing one of your beautiful creations... between us we could take over the world!

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  38. Please do, it will be an excellent purchase :)

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  39. Ooh you had me at at 'vintage' and 'craft' and 'organic' and 'sustainable prettiness'. And that COVER! Wowzers, just gorgeous. Am checking that one out for sure!

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  40. You look amazing on this cover! I love everything about this shot. Beautiful x

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  41. Thank you! I had so much fun doing it.

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  42. Can you just be pregnant all the time please? You're so good at it! Gorgeous photo x

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  43. Wow, what a beautiful photo, and you look stunning, too!

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  44. Gosh, I have been thinking of going again!! Xx

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  45. Thank you! Billeta is very talented :-)

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  46. I spied the mag yesterday and thought, hey that's Stacey! Ain't you just the best cover girl that ever lived though? LOVE it & shall buy xxxx

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  47. It's a really beautiful picture!! You looked great in that polka dot dress. So much cute in one picture!

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  48. you look amazing! how exciting! x

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  49. lovely pic, lovely story!

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  50. Thank you! It was a welcome surprise when I found it in my closet three years after buying it and never wearing it :)

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