February 26, 2010

End of Summer
we're almost at the end of another season - the mornings are a little crisper now and the change is definetely in the air....Summer is on its way out
and before you know it Autumn will be here!

i love what a new cooler season brings planning new
food menus with the seasonal fruit and vegetables,
maybe a new fragrance, a darker richer haircolour ...or even a new pair of sturdy boots

I will however miss walking barefoot on my cool kitchen tiles and eating lunch outdoors, balmy summer evening strolls...
So until we meet again, Goodbye Summer!


*Top illustration by me
* Middle Image - Con Poulos
*Bottom illustration by me Magic Magic Magic on Flickr


February 21, 2010


A Crafty Mess
when it comes to my craft supplies im an
'Out of sight out of mind'
kinda girl,
i need to have my things out there for me to see, pick up and touch
but
this leads to a big mess and piles of 'stuff' everywhere - its constant chaos in our spare room
and my work-in-progress piles are slowly moving into the family room...my crafty mess is starting to have a life of its own!
some lovely craft rooms to be inspired by
(why cant I be so organised??)
Images:
*Top - Cath Kidston's mood board - 'Home Companion' magazine
*Middle & Bottom - Country Living magazine


February 19, 2010

The House Dress

My latest retro girl Gift tag set is a little tribute to the simple
Housedress - pretty but never precious!
Woman of past generations were used to wearing these light, comfortable dresses when doing their daily house chores, my Grandmother still has a wardrobe full of them!


A cool Housedress would be perfect for dull sticky days like today!

*Top image found here
Gift tags in my shop now *





February 17, 2010






Wishlist Wednesday
Repurposed Pretties!

inspired by this beautiful image - grouping of Vintage glass bottles (from an old issue of Country Home magazine),
this week its all about taking something ordinary and turning it into something beautiful!

Pretty Tin by Art4friends




February 15, 2010

sweet bites
I was watching 'Giada at Home' on the 'Lifestyle Food' channel
last week and she made these simple apricot and walnut treats to finish off her lunch menu .
they looked really good and so simple that I knew I would have to try them sometime.

We were invited to my parents for dinner last night so thought a perfect chance to give them a go!
They only took 20mins to make and approx 5mins for everyone to polish them off...heehe

You can find the recipe here

February 13, 2010

Sprinkles of sweet love

Lots of love in my Flickr Favs! you can see my favourites >here

February 12, 2010

Unconditional Love
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.

some famous (and stylish) mothers
Carolina Herrera & her daughter Carolina Herrera Jr ( the whole family is so chic!)





Talitha Getty and son (she died so young...)







Demi Moore and her daughter (how adorable is this?)
and below
Shirley Maclaine and her daughter
Sachi (precious moments)
*All images via Google Images *

February 10, 2010

February 9, 2010

A Week of Love
Fun Love quotes

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
-Michael Leunig





You know it's love when you want to keep holding hands even after you're sweaty.
-- Anonymous






“Charlotte: So how are you?
Carrie: I'm good. How are you?
Charlotte: Great.
Carrie: I told Aidan about the affair and he broke up with me.
Charlotte: Trey and I never had sex on our honeymoon.
Carrie: You win. So. Should we get more coffee or should we get two guns and kill ourselves?”
- Sex and the city



I always just hoped that, that I'd meet some nice friendly girl, like the look of her, hope the look of me didn't make her physically sick, then pop the question and... um... settle down and be happy. It worked for my parents. Well, apart from the divorce and all that.
- Four Weddings and a Funeral

That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else
-Sixteen Candles

*Images of Christy Turlington as 'Jean Seberg' by Ellen Von Unwerth*

February 7, 2010

a week of LoVE
Style Icon: Jenny Cavallari

' LOVE Story (1970)' - one of my favourite movies that I love to curl up and watch when Im on my own... ive seen it so many times!

The story can seem a little cheesy these days and the acting quite bad haha
but the lovers Jenny and Oliver, are so likeable as we watch them fall in love (infamous lines "Jenny, for Christ’s sake, how can I read John Stuart Mill when every single second I’m dying to make love to you?") and their differences, support of one another ("love means never having to say your sorry' )
and of course the tragic ending ....'What can you say about a twenty-five year old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. The Beatles. And me.'

Grab your tissues people as this movie will make you cry!
The scenery of Boston and New York is an added plus and the music score very beautiful!
One of the most inspiring things for me is (Ali McGraw) Jenny Cavallari's preppy style, totally worth watching just for the fashion!
All her outfits are wearable now, 40 years later!
Beautiful camel wool coat, cloche hats and opaque stockings with cute mod style flats, flirty skirts and turtlenecks, trench coat, white jeans with navy tee in Summer - its a classic american look that will never date - even her simple wedding day suit with a silky ribbon in her hair - Just perfect!
she's definetely one of my style icons!
you can see the trailer here - go grab it on DVD, you'll love it!























February 4, 2010


Dreamy,
Floaty
...Sparkly

every girl should own a beautiful dress that feels luxurious against her skin....


















Top Image - unknown
Middle image - Rodarte
Bottom image - Mario Testino for UK Vogue

February 1, 2010

Alfresco Dining...


i love eating outdoors...its perfect in Summer but enjoyable any time of the year.


Im home alone today as both my boys are now at school
but I plan to set our outdoor table which is located in a tiny corner of our garden under a shady tree,
just for one
and enjoy my lunch outdoors.


Enjoy your day too!!!



images: Top - Country Living (USA)
Middle - Home Beautiful (Australia)
Bottom- House Beautiful (USA)

1st Giveaway of 2010

As I mentioned earlier I'll be doing giveaways each month this year!
All you have to do to be in the draw, is follow my blog...just a little way for me to say Thanks....

so our first winner is Mini Stylista
Yayyy!! Congrats!!!
i'll be in touch soon....

here's to the start of a happy week for all!!

*image from Martha Stewart*