Wednesday, August 29

Feeling Crafty?

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Just had afternoon with a friend of my Mum's today who is a mad (good mad) quilter. She has some beautiful quilts and my Mum and I have decided to make a joint quilt. I'll pick the fabric (fun), I'll cut the squares (sort of fun) and Mum will hand sew all the squares together (not so fun!). I've been thinking a lot lately about craft ideas. Christmas is fast approaching (i know it's still ages away) but if I'm to make some handmade gifts (like I promise myself I'm going to do every year and don't!) then I've got to get my thinking cap on..... watch this space...

Tuesday, August 14

My new bestie xox

{ pic's taken by moi }

Introducing our new member of the family, the beautiful (and extremely photogenic) Gus. We've had him for 1 month today and as far as I'm concerned he's the most adorable creature to have ever walked the planet - along with Arthur (our cat) of course. He has already brought so much joy to our little world and I can't wait for the adventures that lie ahead. Isn't he sooooooo cute!?!!!!

Friday, August 10

Outdoor Perfection

I have soooooo many ideas when it comes to interior decorating my home and for the most part it comes pretty naturally and I LOVE doing it.... however, when it comes to the garden I'm stumped! No pun intended. So I've been collecting some inspiration of late and getting heaps of ideas. Now it's nearly time to put inspiration into action. I'm thinking I can (easily!!) create something similar to this image... Isn't it just divine? The formal hedges, with a touch of colour, height and scale. And then of course there's the outdoor entertaining area. How I wish this picture showed us a little more... but I get the drift... just make it fabulous!! Do you think if I show this picture to my hubby he'll be as inspired as me and will just make it happen!?!! Mmmmm, me neither..... 

Thursday, August 9

Impossibly Jealous!

{ I could very happily holiday here..... }

{ or here..... }

{ or here..... actually, I think this might be SJP's house. Perfect! }

I stalk many blogs and I even live vicariously through some of the them. The world seems so much shiner in blogland and when sometimes real life can be 'messy' and not as dreamlike as it is in my head the world of blogs, pinterest and tumblr capture it all so perfectly - you know, the way 'it's MEANT to be'.

Earlier this week I found myself checking in to 'the house that a-m built' blog. As with most (ok, all) the blogs I follow I've never met this woman but I feel like I know her. She's an interior decorator and has been featured in some Australian home magazines for her classic Hamptons decorating style. You can see why we're kindered spirits!  Well, this week she is in the states and not only has she attended a blogging conference in NYC (yep, she's pretty much made a career out of blogging!) but she's in THE HAMPTONS....... my favourite place in the entire universe. ever. The pang of jealously I felt did not go unnoticed and it really made me realise that I need to get my a*$se into gear if I want to bring to (real) life some of my long held dreams. I have been to The Hamptons once (but didn't have nearly enough time there) and am  D E S P E R A T E  to go back. Along with Boston where another of my all time favourite blogging "friends" lives.

On a less jealous note it's nice to see people living their dreams and positive things happening in their lives when they follow their hearts. NYC & The Hamptons... here I come!

Tuesday, August 7

Real Style

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I don't even know what to write. Just came across this quote whilst trawling my favourite tumblr pages and this one "spoke to me"...... It's nice to not have to "try" every now and then...

Monday, August 6

Pretty on the inside....

{ if you really want to get depressed by other people's perfect interiors, click here }

Having been in my house a few months now things are coming together but there's still a long way to go until the interior is EXACTLY how I want it.... somedays I wonder if I'll ever get there! If only money were no object.... or I could just win lotto! In the meantime I continue to build my 'inspiration' file and wonder if my house will ever be photoshoot ready?!

Thursday, August 2


{ found here }

Well, how about that for an idea.... being happy is productive!! Yes, it is..... As I move towards stripping out of my life the stuff that doesn't make me happy I realise how true this is... if only we could really truly take out all the bullshit and just be left with the nice stuff. Who cares about goals and objectives and productivity.... not me - i'm far more productive without them!