Welcome to The Whimsical Wife!

Melissa |The Whimsical WIfe

Hi I’m Melissa, self-confessed chocoholic and peanut butter addict, avid baker and cook, serial DIYér and lover of saving a buck. Welcome to the Whimsical Wife where we Cook, Create & Decorate!!!

When you need a bit of a hand in the kitchen, a little help to create the perfect DIY or inspiration for your home décor then The Whimsical Wife blog is just for you. I’ve got you covered with allergy & budget friendly meals that the whole family will love, fun and exciting DIY ideas for you to make and tips and tricks to make your house a home without breaking the bank. 

I first started my blog back in 2010 to document the renovation of our old 80's brick home which then turned into showcasing my creative endeavors in the kitchen and beyond. I am passionate about being budget friendly with all my projects food and craft included. Sniffing out a bargain gives me a kick, and I love creating things on a dime.  

I am a passionate food photographer and when I get a free moment. I love to be behind the lens making food look beautiful. If you would like to use any of my photographs or are interested in hiring me for some food photography work, please Contact Me. For more ways, we can work together visit my Work With Me page. You can view my portfolio here.

When I'm not cooking or renovating furniture you can find me curled up in my  favourite wing back chair reading a book - most likely a cookbook, crafting, gardening or out visiting Op shops or garage sales sniffing out a bargain. I live in the lovely state of Queensland, Australia with my sweet Husband, our dog Abby,  big brother J.D,  Miss H and Little Miss A . I appreciate you dropping by and make sure you say hello!

Hope to see you again.....


If you are interested in working with The Whimsical Wife, please view my Work With Me page for more information.