Saturday, July 31, 2010

Comfort with a capital C-ouch!

I'm spending a quiet night in tonight, LB is off watching the footy with his bro and I'm having a fun night at home watching terribly girlie movies, reading mags and browsing blogs.

Loving this month's Real Living magazine - the room featured on the front cover is to die for! I've noticed my eye has been drawn to neutral/light brown couches of late. A few examples to whet the appetite....
images via Ada&Darcy and Coco+Kelley

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

oh me, oh my!

The ever inspiring Dustjacket Attic has brought us another stunning fashion post today....ohhhh check out the beauty of this bride!

The lace, the pearls....that ring! ohhhhh gollllllly!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

15ft of snow...

I'm in the happiest of moods today. I put this down to the way I woke, certainly on the right side of the bed this morning!

Usually we're running late. We always sleep through the multiple alarms that ring every 5 minutes, refusing to feel the cold winter air on our faces trying to rouse us from our wonderland; and eventually I'm the first to get up and drag myself to the shower. Hopeless! This morning LB had to get up early to be at early meetings - when he woke he put on one of my favourite songs that really makes me think of our love - the ever corny "15 ft of snow" buy Aussie rocker Johnny Diesel...

With a kiss on my forehead I woke to the happiest of mornings...and I've been smiling ever since...

Bliss! ♥

images via here, here, here and here.

Friday, July 9, 2010


Did I mention I have two days to discover Rome by myself before the tour starts in September?

Aside from being petrified about getting lost or having my belongings snapped up by the local gypsies, I must say I'm totally stoked to be arriving wide eyed and bushy tailed (or just plain jet-lagged) in this ancient holy city...making my way through the sights....and eating a few thousand gelatos along the way!

Have you explored Italy in all its greatness? Any tips on how a solo traveller should spend her days?

image via here

a trick of the eye, oh my!

For part of LB's b'day present I took him along to the Melbourne Magic Festival! LB loves British optical illusion specialist Derren Brown (check out that russian roulette - nuts!) - so I was mighty impressed to see the young fellow whose show we were attending had modelled himself on Derren.

Melbournians I recommend you head over to the Northcote Town Hall and check out Christopher's Illusion and Delusion show!

It was a great show and even involved both myself and LB getting up on stage to help out with a few of his tricks. Including his very own version of the russian roulette using a massive sharp metal stake! eeeeep!

Very cool how much control one can have of another's mind!

PS - anyone else planning their afternoon of macaroon making after another awesome week of Masterchef? See the tower hiding away in this pic? delish!

image via dustjacket attic

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

the hovering darkness...

It all seems a little mundane these days.

I've decided I'm spending far too much time locked up in doors this winter and not using my free time adequately. I need to make a few adjustments before I send myself a little loopy!

Outside of work I'm becoming awfully slack as well! Working 9 - 5 means I'm home before 6pm and not a lot of productivity emanates from there on. I have a good 4 - 5 hours each day which I could easily fill with more fruitful or constructive activities. Hello exercise? You've certainly suffered your due share in this energy-lacking-crisis, as have my relationships with friends - which I'm the first to admit I have been neglecting.

Time for a few new hobbies and a fresh lease on life!

What keeps you busy and busts the boredom of winter blues???

image by luis monteiro

...the best kind of news!

And the award for 'Best Aunty of the Year' goes to....


Yesterday I found out the most wonderful news, my brother and his new wife are expecting a BABY! I'm going to be an Aunty for the first time!!! The little one will have arrived in time for Christmas this year; the best present any family could wish for.

In my mega-clucky family this news has thrilled us all, my poor mother was beside herself with excitement at the thought of becoming a grandmother.

I could not be more happy for my bro and sis-in-law! They will make the best parents and the little bubba will be spoilt rotten by his or her uber excited Aunty Beth!!