Tuesday, November 29, 2011


1. lovely sheets
2. glitter shoes
3&4. two sets of scrabble tiles (no board tho) and a lovely little enamel container sitting on my dining table for word making
5. tea please :)

a playlist...

Architecture in Helsinki - Contact High
The Contours - Do you Love Me?
The Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way
Michael Jackson - Rockin Robin
The Mouldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
The Temptations - Aint Too Proud To Beg
Oasis - Wonderwall
The Paper Kites - Bloom
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Paul Tiernan - How To Say Goodbye
Regina Spektor - The Call
Silverchair - Tomorrow
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Ben Harper - Diamonds on the Inside
Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams
The Temper Trap - Fader

A friend and I swapped CDs of some of our favourite music in an attempt to try and convince him that gangster rap is not the only genre out there :)! so i listened to nicki minaj (boo) and he got this fabulous selection of sweet tunes. seriously... the best. ever!

p.s - am also loving matt corby, little scream and king charles

*image from here

Monday, November 28, 2011

corners of home...

a few glimpses of home on a sunny tuesday morning...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

four happy things on friday...

One of my resolutions for this year was to be more intentional - with my relationships, with my time and with my focus. In an effort to continue this, I will post four photos from my week of things or moments that have made me happy. I feel like I sometimes miss out on joy just because I'm not looking. Here's to changing that!

1. gifted little golden books
2. roast pumpkin for dinner
3. fresh totes in the mail
4. spotlight on sale

Feel free to join in! Just leave a comment and I will pop over to see your happy things this friday...

Check out some other things that make me happy on a friday over here 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


some for the markets and some for etsy...

p.s - clouds are deceptively difficult to make - these are my third or fourth attempt! but i was determined!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

around here


1. favourite photos taped up on the wall
2. home grown tomatoes ripening in the sun
3. baskets of toys packed up after lovely baby visits
4. bread rolls fresh from the oven
5. ripped calico just waiting for some christmas sewing

there really is something beautiful about the simple life...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

a picnic roll

in this lovely book there are lots of lovely things.
one of them is a picnic roll.
to store all your mismatched op shop cutlery and vintage napkins.
i am a picnic kind of person.
i have a lovely vintage picnic basket... but no special and lovely picnic utensils.
i usually just throw random things into my picnic basket which means i usually forget a sharp knife (i thought this through... you will notice a space for a sharp knife in the last photo).
i was inspired by these two lovely ladies who also made picnic rolls.
now i just need some sunshine and my favourite puppy (and some plates and cups but i have faith in my local oppies for this one)!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

this moment...

hoping... for some rain today to water the vegie garden

appreciating... my husband

learning... that it is okay to have a few bad days in a row

making... presents - for birthdays, babies and christmas

looking forward to... 2012

planning... the most epic op shop road trip complete with sunrise beach swims and rainforest walks

eating... home baked bread and this pasta (did someone say carb overload?)

reading... the old entries of this blog

listening... to the greatest mix cd ever. more about this next week :)

watching... the trailer for 'the hunger games'. um. amazing.

missing... nepal

dreaming... about vietnam or new york for our next holiday

**thanks for all being such fabulous blog buddies! a few crafty projects and a giveaway planned for the next few weeks - stay tuned!

**photo from our time in nepal

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


days off work are good for my op shopping habits (my husband does not agree with this.. haha)

p.s - a vintage oroton bag for 50c?? yes please!
p.p.s - cannisters in the top photo and the mugs in the bottom photo will be for sale at the december rummage

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


i am still unpacking boxes... 18 months after we moved.
on the weekend i unpacked this box and it made my heart happy.
all of my favourite vintage books :)
now i just need to find a bookshelf to display them...

Monday, November 14, 2011

mornings in the garden

our vegie garden is undergoing a bit of a makeover as we move from four smallish garden beds to six big ones! It has been so nice growing our own fruit, vegies and herbs this last year but we have still been getting the majority of our fresh produce from the farmers markets or woolies (eek). Over the next season we are hoping to get the majority of our fruit and vegies from our garden and supplement what we can't grow from the markets. we still have a LONG way to go but my hope eventually is that we will have enough for our plates, enough to can/store/freeze/preserve and some to share with neighbours and family!

lately, because of the crazy daytime heat, we have been gardening in the morning. when the weather is nice, the morning sun helps to wake me up and the puppy sits outside the fence and waits for us. this morning the tomatoes were mulched, our compost bin was growing things, the morning coffee was enjoyed in the garden, a few prayers were said for the raspberries and the last of the old tomatoes and spinach were picked for ripening and eating.

5.30 in the morning has never looked so good...

Sunday, November 13, 2011


1. craft in the park
2. rediscovering an old favourite
3. sunshine on the tweed river
4. lovely red shoes

Thursday, November 10, 2011


i took the puppy for a long walk the other morning (this is code for 'we got lost and almost attacked by a pitbull') and used the quiet to enjoy a morning off and pick wildflowers* that were then bundled up and gifted to a lovely girl who finished her last uni exam... ever!

*some of these are possibly very colourful weeds but they did the job!