December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I wish 2012 be a fantastic year for all of us and may everything we hope for and more, comes our way....

sending some dreamy sparkles your way tonight as we wake up to a
New Year...
life is good!!

* images top - TheGlitterguide tumblr and bottom - Iamtough tumblr both via my 'dreaming' Pinterest board

December 23, 2011

Wishing you and your loved ones a
very Merry Christmas and lots of Joy for the Festive Season!!
Warmest wishes from you!

I've got 5 days off from work (yes!!!)
so plan to enjoy some time out ...see you next week sweet people!

*image by Polly Wreford*

December 20, 2011

sugar, spice
and all things nice!!!

ive been baking, yes I have!
i spotted these 15minute 'Mini Lemon Merigne' pies over on the Bespoke zine blog and knew I had to try them...
when life gives you lemons you make sweet pie!
they were so easy to make
and so easy to eat too!

next up was shortbread...i went through my Christmas and a stack of magazines I had at home.
I just couldnt decide what recipe to use so after all that time wasting I ended up using the recipe on the back of the flour box...i added walnut pieces and they turned out deliciously good!
*all images by me*

December 17, 2011

Vintage Style Icon: Tzeni (Jenny) Karezi
dance dance like no one is watching....

some inpiration for all those Christmas and Holiday parties!
The long bob - always looks gorgeous, team it with a pretty frock and dance the night away (or do what the Greeks do, throw your shoes off and jump on a table! Opa!)
The Pouff updo - perfect with a LBD and wing eyes!
Long and Sleek - Groovy baby, team with a mini shift and pale lips!

all images of Greek film star Tzeni Karezi via Google images

December 13, 2011

its starting to feel a lot like Christmas....

....slowly getting there in what seems the be the busiest month ever!
so much going on!
* Im organising Neo's 7th birthday for this weekend (25 kiddies)
* we've also been invited to my nieces 11th Birthday party BBQ this weekend
* my house still needs a good spring clean!! messy!
* my workplace Christmas lunch to celebrate the end of the year so im looking forward to a long lunch...nice!
* I still need to mail out Christmas cards
* all the presents have been bought and wrapped ...yayy! (phew!)
and final thing to do before the big day is to start baking some Christmas goodies...yum!

Just a little shout out to Sally who did a FAB handmade Giftwrap video for Fairfax - check it out here! so fun!

here are some of my wrapped packages - 'Retro Snowman Kid' Gift tags available in my shop now

December 7, 2011

A Cherry-full weekend

We had such a great weekend in Orange and scored big time at the Cherry Orchard - what fun!
what fun!

the kids loved it,
we had a ball too...picking fruit directly off the tree is so satisfying, picking the plump red beauties and popping in your mouth
even better,
but we arrived at the orchard just after a delicious breakfast so we were pretty full already.
we picked just over 10kg ...plenty to go around to the rest of the family and Im going to give Cherry pie a go this weekend! yummy!

I love weekend getaways, we try to get out of the city as much as we can, even if its just a long Sunday drive can be tiring but worth it!

December 6, 2011

Shopped Out
i popped out to the shops this morning with my Christmas shopping list in hand...3 hrs later
and im not even close to buying all that I need.

can I just say one thing...

dont think I want to venture out again until 2012 arrives..haha

*image via House & Garden Australia*

December 2, 2011

Country Style...
Tommorow we're heading off for a country weekend getaway.. we're hoping to find some local fruit, its cherry picking season!

we'll unwind a little, eat a lot...
breath in some fresh air.
I'll be on the look out for some thrift shops too - I always seem to find some wonderful vintage goodies in little country towns....

See you all Monday!!

*images by Lisa Cohen*
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