Sunday, November 20, 2011

Illustration by Emma Leonard

Some garland making for the festive season..
I found a lovely home for it on some driftwood precariously perched over the picture rails...
Probably not the safest idea!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

hello there...

I scored these kelim cushions (sort of free) with a rug purchase..
We needed a new hallway runner and sadly as the Loom ones are some what out of my budget, who else to turn to but my trusty friend ebay.. I am sure the seller thought he was off loading his dodgey left overs but I love the vibrant pinks & orange. Winner!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hello Spring

Hello September!
And a big month of birthday celebrations..
Here's to more sunny days for pottering about the garden.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy weekend

Images to inspire a relaxing (maybe productive) weekend. Enjoy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

looky what's coming my way..

Thanks V.
Gosh, you're so good to me! xx

I've also been on the look out for a pair of simple black flats; no oversize bows, no buckles or metal bits, not too rounded, not too square, not too covered, basically a pair that don't look like they belong in the kids section.. oh yeah a little toe cleavage please..

Saturday, August 20, 2011

words lost, of late

via Le dans la

I won't lie, Pinterest has been fulfilling my quick superficial needs for pretty visuals & interiors oggling. Simple & no words required. Sorry, life has been beckoning for more care and attention...

The long over due fitness routine has slowly kicked in. Autonomously is preferred, but with a shabby track record, I'll go with this group thing for now.. even though the instructors are a little bit psycho.. I suppose that's the point.

I'm reading - yes, an actual book (a first in a long time) thank you Mr Tim Winton for capturing my easily distracted mind.

I've joined the 20th century & succumb to an iphone by default, so who knows lazy iphone snaps may propped up..

I watched happy thank you more please, if you are in need of an easy, nice, feel good movie, I certainly recommend.

JD and I took a train trip, getting on and off at the neighbouring suburbs only stops apart. The beauty of travelling overseas was being on transport and foot, stumbling across those random independent little stores, cafes you wouldn't normally read or hear about. We moved to beach side suburb we knew very little about, so why did we not do this sooner is a mystery.. A couple more brekkie haunts to add to the list and as we drive to work the simplicity of people watching on the train is always fun.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

My future child would completely rock this backpack to school. Not so practical for squished & forgotten bananas but cute all the same.

Handmade leather bags made by Fungus Workshop

Sunday, July 10, 2011

lazy like sunday morning

I got through 2 of the things from my list yesterday. The upside is I nabbed lots of bargains and have quite a few wardrobe staples to add to the rotation.
The engagement turned into a big night out so most of today was spent in bed and then on the couch. Whilst in pure procrastination mode I joined Pinterest. Seriously addictive time sucker.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

hello weekend

Focus for the weekend

:: Find a frock for an engagement party for tonight (rooftop bar in the Melbourne winter. yikes!)
:: Compile playlist for the above mention - oh the pressure
:: Get to the prints and photos that have been sitting idle for months mounted and framed
:: Devise a menu for next weekends dinner party - no chance during the week, crazy work week ahead
:: Get crafting for the above - Christmas in July
:: Move the dining setting back into the dining room
:: Get rid of old sofa.. some how.
:: Dismantle thrifty mid century chair for DIY re-upholstery attempt

Not liking my chances of completing even 2 or 3 of the above.
Anywhoo, a great weekend to you!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

i love you a whole o'clock

Zeee cutest snail mail to ever grace my letter box!
A little shout out to my crafty friend Han. She sets up shop at vintage craft markets to sell her wares, so if you're in the London do check it out her blog for stall updates.

We befriend some odd 6 years ago when she and her equally awesome boyfriend back packed around Oz. JD and I were lucky enough to catch up with them during our trip to NYC last year. Thank you lovely lady - Miss you! Love to you and JB! xx

Sunday, July 3, 2011

the weekend..

JD has been sick, so most of the weekend I've been chilling out with my little brother. He kindly updated my neglected ipod. I dragged him op shopping (an extra set of hands to help carry the loot) in exchange for a driving lesson. I wonder how many grey hairs have propped up...
I visited my mama, and for lunch was a delicious duck curry. She let me dig up some succulents from her garden.
I finished up a lazy Sunday over at a friends making Syrian chicken as we hatched plans for a small holiday for her birthday.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

hit and miss....?

I thought this was a winner for a little pot plant or fresh flowers. Initially pretty chuffed by another bargain buy from Ikea, then someone brought to my attention that it very much looks like a badminton shuttlecock. Damn, not so in love with it anymore.

Monday, June 27, 2011

my good friend, ebay

I had been looking for a occasional table for the lounge room, something in between a dining table & a side table. I tell you, there's not much out there. Until this recent ebay score, perfect for the pending magazine stash, list jotting, cook book skimming, infrequent blogging.
I'm thinking it's a little too "shabby, not so chic" so a paint job is in order. I'm thinking grey.. Any thoughts?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

my weekend, my casa

Lunch with the girls was good and bad.
The company and view was beautiful. Lunch itself and service was comical. My gnocchi was so under cooked it was like eating clag glue dumplings. So bad. Next time it will be a packed lunch on the picnic tables.

We finally moved the lounge room back into the front room.
JD worked his Macgyver magic and fixed the heater (for now) The door still needs handles and another coat but I couldn't wait any longer.

A brief trip to the Sunday markets for bunches of poppies and honey. JD's brother and wife and nephews' popped round for a visit. So cute, they had us in hysterics. I didn't get round to making that lemon tart that I'd been promising everyone at work.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

happy weekend

Yay looks like the Melbourne sunshine has come out to play.
Off to lunch by the river with the girls today.
I'd sport a look like this if I wasn't such a shorty.
Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Whilst JD was away all I asked that he bring me back a rug from Calypso St Bath. Stuffing a rug into a suitcase isn't too much to ask for, huh?Oh well, back to the Ikea drawing board...
Book marking this room; very similar layout to our lounge room.

Monday, June 20, 2011

return of the mac

Not the time to re-live cheesy (pardon the pun) r'n'b songs of the 90's..
But I was a big MC fan as a kid, until recently I had a craving for a winter warmer and tried out Katie's chilli mac & cheese. My chilli pecorino packed a whimpy punch so I added extra chilli flakes but served with a simple rocket salad, it certainly hit the spot.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

via decor8

Sorry been too unmotivated to blog.
The only heater in the house has gone to hell.
Dire need of wardrobe shopping ; wondering on earth what I wore last winter to keep warm.
Good news JD is back today after a week in the states for work.
I'll be back when my fingers recover from frost bite.. A tad melodramatic, yes I know.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

happy {long} weekend : road tripping

Happy long weekend.
I have a roadie planned with friends ; 3 hour drive to the country for a friend's 30th celebrations.
The boy can't make it, but he's outside checking the oil and pumping the car tyres - isn't he a love? Otherwise playlist, check! Snacks, check! Sensible (warm) party frock, check!
Got any car game suggestions?

Sunday, June 5, 2011