Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gift Inspiration: Babies

Recently I have been searching for some beautiful gifts for some beautiful people I know.

So I thought I would share with you all

I am loving this mobile, its so simple, yet cute, but not like the usual mobiles you get.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ikea Love (again)

With drawers in,  I have started to think about how to organise our kitchen.

And where does one go for organisation? Ikea of course

With it being Melbourne Cup this Tuesday, and my work closing for Cup, I see a train ticket coming my way!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kitchen Update: Cupboards & Benches

Cat is impressed with the new oven

And the new dishwasher

But I am most impressed with my husband (known as 'worlds best husband' in our household currently) as he didnt go to work today, and got our Brother in-law to help him put together the kitchen to suprise me when I got home. Pity I came home from work early and sprung them.

But I loves him none the less
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kitchen Update: Cupboards

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I am loving modern ottomons and chairs, especially these ones from Plush

I am thinking for in the spare lounge room in the new house that husband has yet to agree too ;)
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Lollies (Candy)

Image from Flickr

I love lollies. They aren't soemthing I eat a lot of these days (I actually turned down chocolate the other day, husband almost died) as I have tired of the taste of the lollies over here. Skittles no longer taste like the rainbow, mars bars do not help me work, rest and play, and Cadbury chocolate does not make my eyebrows do this weird little dancing thing (see below)

So I kind of just gave up. I might eat half a milky way occassionally, but thats it.

Until today, when one of our staff members returned from a trip to the US. And brought us lollies. OMG, tootsie rolls are the most awesome things ever. I am importing a giant bag of them from ebay when I get home (also blocked).

So, I was thinking, what other good lollies (or candy shall we say) am I missing out on? What is your favourite?

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Best Friends Sharing the Love

This weekend I was special enough to attend one of my closest friends wedding. It was a magical day, and I wish her, and her new husband a lifetime of happiness and love.

It was funny to sit down and talk to her, as she said that in the last 2 weeks the amount of times the words "Ring April, she will know" has been said in her household was uncountable. I laughed, as I fully remember what those two final weeks were like.

Oh yeah, that is me now, 20kg lighter. I have a fair way to go (man I hate my double chin with a passion). Pin It

Friday, October 23, 2009

Challenge 22: $200 shopping spree on Etsy

You've got $200 USD credit at Etsy.  What do you buy?  Who for?  Why do you love it?

Banana Bear Boutique $7.00 for my nephews

Exclusively By Maritza $22.00 for our office

Wapa $35.00 for our outdoor area.

Designs by Nancy T $16.00 for my cat loving mummy (who is possibly allergic to her own cat :( )

Home Centric $20.00 (for our spare room)

Home Centric $28.20 for our room

Kuklak $20.00 for my niece

Vintage Coquette $24.00 for my iphone

Lewas Designs $12.00 for my new computer

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Geek Love

Two words: "27" iMac"

One word for the husband: "Christmas"
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Girl Crush

I am possibly going to regret putting this out there, but I love Hilary Duff. I find her incredibly charming, and so natural.

Who do you have a girl crush on?
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kitchen Update

I am staying with my inlaws this week to save on travel whilst I am away at work. Which means no kitchen building for me. But that doesnt apply to husband!

Unpacked Flatpack

The first cabinet, Cabinet 6

Excuse the crappy photos, he mms'd them to me.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Image from Google Images

It's here. It's here. My kitchen is here.

What a pity it has arrived in the week that I am away for work, and then have my best friends wedding on the weekend!

5 more days waiting isn't going to kill me. Right?

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Etsy Lovers: Show me your favourite boy things

This morning my lovely sister in-law gave birth to a baby boy at 38 weeks.

So now I need to find a gift. I have brought a minkie blanket for him, but I want to get him a few cute little body suits, preferably from an online store (lets be honest, I don't have the time to shop, so I am getting you to do it for me ;) Thanks :) )

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

House Hunting: Part 2

Yesterday the husband and I went and checked out a few houses, including the one I posted about last week. It was lovely, but it had a fair bit of what we would call 'wasted space'. It just felt too big.

One of the last houses we looked at was the above (with changes) and it just felt like home. I am working on the changes currently, but I just wanted to share the display pics. I love the bathroom (though I would put doors on it, and a solid plaster wall).
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Friday, October 16, 2009

House Hunting

One of my favourite things to do is look at display homes. I love coming home with decorating ideas, design ideas, and things that I love, and things I would improve. The only difference is this time we are looking with the intention of buying!

One of my favourite homes currently, is the Metricon Jasper. Although, I have made a number of modifications to it to suit our needs and wants. I once swore black and blue I would never build a  'estate' house (for lack of better words, I just mean a house that everyone else in the street has a version of).

But I could build this house. So lets take a walk through:

Our chosen facade, we still want a country styled house

The display home

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