Thursday, April 21, 2011

Headboard Heaven

I've been envisioning a rustic headboard for our bedroom since we moved in 3 years ago. Thank goodness someone has beaten me to it and shown me just how easy and spectacular this can look. 



This before and after DIY is fantastic. I love the feature wall colour, the linen, and of course, the handmade headboard recycled from her father-in-law's barnyard doors. 

Check out these pillows would you - she made them from her husbands old business shirts. 

We live amongst such creative and talented people. 

All images and 'plenty more of where that came from' are via The DIY Show Off

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm grateful for...

 I'm grateful for the last of my tomato harvest and the inspiration of warm sunshine to have a crack at Jamie Oliver's homemade tomato ketchup recipe.

Right, so you get a bunch of tomatoes yeah, and then you skin and dice em up.
Smell those ingredients yeah. I've got mustard seeds, basil, onion, parsley, celery, chili, coriander, fennel, ginger, cloves - so many I have no idea which ingredient is the "hero"of the dish! It's all pucka tucka really!

Hard work channelling Jamie whilst cooking. I bet he doesn't finish them off by placing them in girly jars like mine. These ones are off to good homes.

For more gratefulness, there's bucket loads here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Get your Friday night shuffle on

It's going to be hard to find another tune or video clip that makes me rock out as much as this one does. My favourite part of this clip is when the boys realise they have to dance for their lives. Very funny and really clever. Hope you enjoy! Get your shuffle on!

The blonde ring-in near the end ruins a perfectly good video clip in my view.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Doily love taken to new heights

Oh how I love you doily! Clearly I'm not alone. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fabulous Friendship

My high school besties are together a force to be reckoned with. Whether it be graphic design, landscape architecture or crafting; each of these woman are extremely talented in their own right. These creative woman provide me with constant inspiration and I'm in such admiration of the amazing work they do.

{Reflections by Kristine Galea}

This week my girlfriend Kris won bronze at Melbourne's International Flower and Garden show. Two years ago she decided to follow her dream of landscape architecture and enrolled in TAFE. A full time mum, she studied at night and designed during the day, balancing this with running a household and working from home. She then won a place at the garden show for a design she entered through TAFE. It was a surreal moment to be standing at the official launch, champagne in hand, gazing at her beautiful garden 'reflections'. I am so incredibly proud of her achievements and her tenacity. We had a wonderful night and I felt so privileged to be able to stand by her side and support this amazing accomplishment. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Belated gratefulness

Running a tad late for Maxabella's grateful post, but I'm grateful nonetheless for...

My eldest daughters appreciation for all things thrifting and pre-loved.

The wonderful haul of Op shop finds we come home with busting with excitement to update the internal decor of our cubby house

Watching the expression on our children's faces when we throw all caution to the wind and taste test their latest "chunkin soup" recipe. A good thing we are up to date with our tetanus shots!

For truck loads of grateful expression, head over here.