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