Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday season: eat, drink and be merry!

Monday, December 21, 2009

fa la la laaaaaaaaaah!

image via vtwonen

Ahh, what a joyous day!
Thanks to my brother we finally have a functional oven. Can you believe it's only taken us 6 months!
In all that time I have deprived my self looking at recipes in magazines, and had put away all my cookbooks as not to think about it. Now, I'magonna make me some cake!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

and so the wrapping begins

A significant corner of our spare room houses rolls and bags of ribbons, twine, grosgrains I have accumulated over the years. This year I promised I would not add to it, but just use what's there. I pulled out the plastic table runner I bought from Dimmeys and cut it up into strips to spruce up some of the brown craft parcels...

It never occurred to me to over up our offensive heater until I saw the this lovely mantle over at Dottie Angel a few months ago. So now whilst one of our walls remains bare, our mantle is a little prettier this Christmas..

Saturday, December 19, 2009

wanting, not really needing

I've already got myself a Frankie one... Hmm, you can never have too many calendars!

Perpetual Wall Calender via Kikki K

I've been furiously (well, that's an exaggeration) trying to finish up my Christmas shopping.. I'm struggling. Why is it I keep coming across more for me? It's becoming very distracting.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

elk accessories

image via Elk

Lovely styling by Elk Accessories. How much do I adore these timber shadow boxes? I really need to pop by their store some time soon.

Monday, December 14, 2009

me want cookie! me eat cookie!

I want these Didoni font cookie cutters. Seriously, aren't they just the coolest? Yeah, he gets it....

On the weekend I did not get nearly half the things I had aimed to.
On Saturday we went for a yummy dinner with friends at Little Creatures. Hmmm, happily shared the pretty much everything on the menu.. So damn good!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

beginning to look alot like christmas..

Abit disorganize this year, normally I would have worked out my wrapping paper colours and made my cards by now. This year I've opted not to put up a tree and will stack the pressies around the tree stump I found from the road side.

I pulled out the left over Amy Butler craft paper from the engagement party and made some paper chains to hang randomly around the windows and disguise our ugly mantle. I think the last time I made paper chains I was about 5 yrs old... I might end up looking childish and naff. Meh, so what! 'Tis the silly season after all!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

lady, leave me alone

The weekend was lazy for some but for moi very productive:

: work party - kept my self pretty tame, being my 1st christmas party
: checked out my sisters new digs in north carlton: I'm love with her high ceilings: ornate fireplace and art deco furniture
: we shared big vegetarian brekky and smoked salmon, asparagus goats cheese omlette here and window shopped here and here
: I wandered around high st, northcote and drool over the amazing fabric and wallpapers at flashbacks
: made gourmet chicken burgers - still cooking with the bbq
: more christmas presents purchased!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

anyone seen my diary?

Small A5 Yellow Kikki-K. Dammit where are you?
I mad list jotter. Religiously scribbling in my diary. I am a Virgo - nuf said.
In the meanwhile, our entrance hallway blackboard doors, normally reserved for shopping lists and 'nag' board will have to do.

More on our entry hallway when I've spruced it up a little.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

daylesford: lark

On our way home we decided to take a detour to Daylesford. We got a little lost and ended up adding an extra 40 minutes to the drive.
Whilst the visit was short, it was worth the while just to finally visit Lark.. Oh my soooo CUUUUTE! A lovely start to my Christmas shopping, with now one person ticked off my list!

images via the Lark