Image: Bolig via Simply Grove
Friday, January 23, 2009
Obligingly he agrees.
The next morning, the young wife asks her loving husband, 'Where is our lunch honey?'
He replied, 'I placed it on the second shelf of the fridge. My lunch is the one on the left, and yours is on the right'
Have a look at the photo... LOVE IT!!!
(from the email folder)
Monday, January 19, 2009
We spent a glorious afternoon at Goolwa beach on the weekend. It was simply fantastic to get out of the house and have some time as a family. Both our girls enjoy the beach and it was too nice a day to waste!
Hubby and the girls jumping waves.
I got to try out my new wet-suit (Christmas pressie from hubby) and had lots of fun doing some boogie-boarding. I caught some great rides right into shore and on one ride I was really having an epic (lol) moment, when I looked up to see no-one on shore had seen my skills (ha!) at catching such a great wave. Oh well, hubby reassured me that often our best work goes unnoticed - can anyone relate to that? It was actually quite hard work trying to get past the little breakers and the sets were coming very tight and fast. I will definitely be doing more though - it is a refreshing way to exercise and my legs feel like that have done a session on a StairMaster ;).
How is your summer (or winter!) going?
Friday, January 16, 2009
Miss Sunshine and Millie, my mother's Jack Russell puppy.
I took photos of mum's shed - it is made from flattened 40 gallon metal drums (and a variety of other materials). I love the colours of the faded plank door and the passion fruit vine against the oxidised metal.
Look at the colours of the passion fruit flower - simply gorgeous! I hope mum gets some fruit off them this year. (And I am having fun with the macro function - can you tell??)
But just to keep it real folks, I have to share my bee encounter of that day. When the sunshine struck the fresh clover on mum's lawn (please refer to photograph of Miss Sunshine above), the bees came out for a taste. All was fine until I felt something crawling up my jeans. I didn't at first think of a bee - who would? After all, I was feeling the bug somewhere on my upper thigh-hip area and surely I would have felt it crawl the whole length of my leg?!?!
Worried that I may have an earwig or something equally disturbing about to greet me by poking it's little head out from under the waist band of my favourite Sass&Bide jeans, I grabbed what material I could and squashed the unknown bug before unceremoniously dropping my dacks on mum's lawn. Only as I attempted to delicately roll out the still unidentified bug did I realise it was a bee. Just as I thought I was in the clear and the now squished bee was out of my pants, his little stinger just jabbed me! The little bugger!
Luckily I am not allergic and a few minutes with some ice kept the swelling to a minimum (if not the itchiness the following day after I scratched it in my sleep).
Lesson here people: wear a bee-suit when playing on a clover-filled lawn. It will have all the kids looking at you like you are their favourite clown.
Seriously, how fun would it be to fill this baby up and just soak and soak and soak? No answering the phone, knocks at the door for cable tv you don't want, no requests for more play-doh, chocolate biscuits or every toy seen in the latest catalogue.....sigh.
My hot water service would probably never recover. The tub definately rivals this one.
You would end up the cleanest little prune ever, but what bliss!!!
Have a lovely weekend all - I will see you next week!
Image: Darryl Carter via the gorgeous Pure Style Home
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Here are my inspiration images so far.
I have about this much room to work with (!!!) so I have to fit as much workspace and storage in as possible, without it being cluttered. Impossible -hmm, maybe. I am hoping uniform colours etc will help minimise the cluttered look.
An antique secretary like this would be lovely (something you can shut the lid on!), but my budget wont go this far. I actually inherited one off my dad, but in my foolish youth (oh, about 3 years ago, lol), I gave it back to him. Silly, silly me. Maybe he doesn't need it after all????
Love the old school feel of this set-up. Almost looks like someones father rigged-up the shelf between two cupboards, but the set of small drawers match the timber of the cupboards, so maybe that is how it came?? I guess the modern equivalent of the small drawers are cardboard photo boxes, which I am sure I will be making use of to hold study paraphernalia.
Love the idea of utilising filing cabinets as a desk base under a desk. The turquoise colour is gorgeous too, although it wouldn't co-ordinate with my room. A soft pink or white would look great, but I am hoping to have a go at something more like this:
Obviously the effect wouldn't be quite as fabulous as this 4 drawer stack, but it would liven up even a small filing cabinet. I believe Mary covered her set in an enlarged photocopy, but I have seen the same idea achieved with wallpaper and also painting a stencil. Not sure which route I will take yet.
Laurie Reynolds via Habitually Chic
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
(Oh yes, she is obsessed with handbags - will load up a bag with keys and cards, blow me a kiss and go to the front door :)).
And baby dolls.
So, what am I going to do for Miss Sunshine's 2nd Birthday? I am not sure yet...any ideas are welcome, so don't be shy, drop me a comment!