Thursday, June 30, 2011

I know it's not valentines for a long time.....

........but when it is - I'm making these for my hubby (and kids)!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kids playroom ideas


Our little cavoodle.

Clever laundry ideas

Bamboo Herb pots

Simple and chic! these bamboo baskets (from any asian grocer) are cheap as chips - and what a statement!

Pink pomegranate jewel salad

All you need is a bed of rocket, over which you scatter torn prosciutto,
shaved parmesan cheese,blobs of cream cheese and pomegranate seeds.
Finish with some balsamic and a little oil.

Monday, June 6, 2011

IKEA Spice Racks into book shelves

What a great idea and one that will be found somewhere in our house - when I manage to get to IKEA! Beckvam spice racks used.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Amelia K Designs - New Personalized Baby Artwork

For my new little niece. I framed just one of the artwork's (Love Tree Poster) found in my online store: (The other two prints are packaged in a clear sleeve with a backing board - to ensure safe travels world wide). I'm sure little Sophie (and new parent's) will love them!

Friday, June 3, 2011

David Trubridge light in our front entry

We have five metre ceilings in our front entry and I fell in love with this light. It's got a great impact and casts the most amazing shadows at night! Hubby took great pride in assembling it too.

“This form is based on the structure of a geometric polyhedron. Every piece is identical, making home assembly easy. The way it grows outwards with fingers reminds me of coral. I love to snorkel over reefs exploring the amazing detail and structure of all the various corals. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments.” - David Trubridge


These are the plants I selected last year for our front yard. Still waiting for the star jasmine to day?

One day......

........when we win lotto I'd love to have an "escape weekender cottage" at the foothills of Berry (or surrounds); with amazing views of course! I'd love to buy an old cottage with loads of charm and re-vamp it. It would be a family getaway (a great project) and also could be rented out to holiday makers later down the track. Even though I'm a modern girl at heart I do love period features and the old country world charm. Ill keep dreaming...........

Our house

Occasionally Ill post some random shots of our house.
Here's one from the front entry.

Bird cages

The bird cage decals (which my daughter chose) for her room. We are waiting patiently for them to arrive (with daily checks to the post box)! Will post her "updated" room soon. (when I get around to photographing it.)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Should be the motto for life

Yummo - for a no-carb eating menu

basil, lemon and garlic roasted chicken

Beautiful colours

I think Im drawn to these colours - aquas and yellows. They seem to be scattered around my house. Loving the photography by ara133photographys in the prints above. Might have to buy some and add to my walls.....somewhere....

Officially my next project

This has really inspired me to update my look near our master bedroom and re-vamp it - so it's a little less boring and more inspiring (like the above image). I already have some letters and have bought some different frames. The images in one of the frames will be from my Grandma (a drawing from her school days); and I also have a plate (although a little ugly) from my mum's Nonna. I want to also add some B/W photos and some lovely artwork from Etsy (on my next blog).

Will be attempting this effect in our hallway (one day)

This is such a smart effect (very glamorous and stylish!) and would look divine in our hallway. Have to find the right contrasting shimmer paint and also some time (kid free).

Another project..

And another project to add to my huge list already - a stool for the bathroom. Now I just have to find a 2nd hand one to revamp as I already have the mexican oilcloth fabric chosen.

Loving these fabric mixes.