Monday, November 30, 2009

home again

Arrh, I had a lovely time in Queenscliff.
It rained, rained, and rained on Saturday but we ran the short distance to the festival to catch Little Birdy and then the Wailers.
On Sunday the sun came out and we saw Bertie Blackman, Bonjah, Whitley (again!) and Tim Finn.
We always start the Music Festival hopeful but always struggle to get through even half of the musicians we intend to see. Oh well there's always next year!

Friday, November 27, 2009

rain clouds

What wild weather we've had the last week.. Heavy rain in humid, sticky, hot tropical heat.
Looks like I'll have to rustle up a poncho and some gumboots for the music festival I'm off to on the weekend. I've scammed Monday off work so I can slowly mosey back home. Yay!

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

mantle envy

Typically I suffer mantle envy all year round but it gets sever closer to December. Ours is plain and boring and my heater is so old and uuuuurgly.. Oh I dream of a lovely romantic ornate one.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

my happy place

Weird but it's in my car on a Friday morning listening to the Triple J's like a version segment.
So many talented artists have performed amazing covers and that has had me beaming in smiles or covered in goose bumps. Sometimes both.

Megan Washington's cover of Sublime's Santeria did not make this years compilation and neither did Metrics cover of the Strokes the End has no end. None the less it will still make my Christmas wish list solely on Ben Harpers cover of David Bowies Under Pressure.

Monday, November 23, 2009

mast brothers chocolate

I know the Mast Brothers Chocolate have done the blog rounds but I don't care I adore the pretty floral packaging.

oh christmas tree

I dragged this in off the side of the road on the weekend.
I have visions of how this can turn out brilliantly or.... hmmm, we'll see!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

new dust collectors

I kept telling myself no more, but I couldn't resist. The op-shop was having a half price bric-a-brac sale, and this ceramic vase has such lovely texture. The oil landscape is only 9cm x 20cm and is a cute addition to my growing collection.

Speaking of dust, I spent the whole of today vacuuming, mopping and got lots of housework done. A pretty darn good effort given the big Saturday night that was had.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

interior love

via Bliss

hello weekend

What's plans for the weekend?
We have friend's birthday drinks in St Kilda tonight which I am already finding difficult to muster up the energy for - I'm such a nanna.

Might go to an open for inspection for a house nearby up for auction. We do this from time to time, sometimes just for hell of it but sometimes half serious. When not blogging or ebaying I'm trawling pipe dreaming. Not long ago we got a little serious we even went to the bank manager - errgh!

I may start my Christmas shopping. We do kris kringle (secret santa?) for both families. I'm stuck with the most annoyingly hard people to buy for and I need some inspiration.

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

stockings, tights, socks and the like...

Today during one Melbourne is hottest November days, I purchase two lovely pairs of ribbed tights. It was scorching hot yet I dreamed of wearing them with gum boots. I can't explain it. Perhaps I'm not much of a summer person.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ebay: pigeon holes

I'm dreaming of how many ways one could use this candy coloured pigeon hole cubicles.. Office space or kids room? Ebayers residing in Brisbane should consider..

Monday, November 16, 2009

damn it

Right now my sister and two younger brothers are in Tokyo.
As a treat for our youngest brother for completing his high school VCE exams (abit of an age gap between us - 10 years) rather than under age drinking in Byron Bay for schoolies, my sister offered to take him to Japan - yes, she is clearly miles ahead of me as the cool big sister. And with such cheap airfares going around my other brother and his girlfriend decided to join them.

I tried but couldn't get the time off, being at a new job and during the busiest period of the year I couldn't make it. I feel crap, I know as time goes on family holidays will become scarce. Oh, Tokyo would have been so friggin' cool. Well then, I'll be expecting some pretty amazing christmas gifts coming my way.. wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

the weekend

doiley cuteness via mossy bones

Saturday more flat stuff done..
Painted over the grey feature wall in the living room back to crisp fresh white. In an ideal world I would love to wall paper it but I'm way too indecisive..

I did a spot of op shopping; found a retro stripey dress and cute cross stitch table cloth. I was on a mission to find some more oil paintings or some thing to hang on my freshly painted walls. No such luck.

Today we went to a friends place for bbq, basked in the warm afternoon sun, and started mapping out festivities for the summer.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I need some relief from this sweltering heat...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Not the super short and not the maxi length... This one is just right.

Monday, November 9, 2009

papier mache

Online magazine Papier Mache is incredibly adorable. Issue one has got this big kid squirming - More peeease!

More cuteness in their blog

Sunday, November 8, 2009

the weekend

What glorious summer days we've had, it was sooo incredibly tempting to run away to the beach...
But then friends and family would have endure my 'i have no kitchen blah blah blah' winging for another 6 months. Thankfully progress was made this weekend.

slowly, slowly getting there...

Next time I won't announce my make overs - I'll just show before and after pics when it's done. Mind you, I warned progress photos would be few and far between. The sad thing is, it's not even a full renovation, just a facelift.. Like I said, we're slackers.

Still need to paint and I am on the look out for a kitchen island or breakfast bench.

Winge, winge, winge: Currently having cold showers and washing dishes in the bathroom basin

Thursday, November 5, 2009

come fly with me

Flying Birds by Naomi Murrell

Had a horrid start to the day. Lost my cool.. not good.

A big hug from the boy and these sweet flock of birds from Naomi Murrell squeezed a much needed smile out of me. Oh flying Birds why don't you come fly under my Christmas tree?

Looking forward to Whitley tonight..

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

good mail day

Lots of crafty inspiration for the silly season...

Inside Out Magazine

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

my lovely ladies

image via Once Wed

Apologies, for the lack of posts.
It's been a frantic week of milestone birthday celebrations for the beautiful ladies in my life: my big sister turned 30 on Wednesday & Mum turned 50 on Friday.

Festivities consisted of a sunny afternoon bbq with the extended family, and ghoulish halloween celebrations...

For the long weekend I went away with my sister and her friends to Apollo Bay for 3 nights. The rickety weatherboard house we stay in was situated on a 3 acre garden; it was like something out of a Jane Austin novel. The garden and additional guest house backed onto a river. Next door were a paddock of cows and a short 3 minute walk was the beach... Cute.