Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tilly's House

Well, I have been a bad blogger, haven't I?! I've had a few weeks from hell, but I don't want to go into that or be negative, so how about we just get on with it? :-)

I discovered these pictures below one day on flickr. They are pages in a book I used to have as a little girl and absolutely loved. It was a story of a little doll who was sick of being the scullery maid in a big doll house so she decided to try and make it on her own. I love the illustrations, don't you?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Dream House...

Will have heaps of windows....

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 Lots of natural light.....

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 Maybe even a bit of nature!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Green Thumb

I can't really take much of the credit for this beautifully growing vege garden that I'm just about to show you. The green thumb belongs to my husband, but he is teaching me.
Our vege garden is still in it's early days. We can't eat anything yet, but it's getting there. At least we haven't killed them yet!

Clockwise order from top left. The bottom two are just some beautiful flowers we also have growing at the moment.
1. Cos lettuce 2. Beans (not sure which type) 3. Tomatoes 4. More tomatoes. They seem to be the slow growers. 5. Pink bromeliad 6. King orchids 7. Blackberry 8. Corn!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Some links for your Wednesday!

1. Beautiful green colour therapy (via Pinterest)
2. A very inspirational, mezzanine office! I would love to work in a space like this! (via Design Attractor)
3. I've been looking at lots of entryways this week. I'm re-styling our little entry and needed some inspiration. Love the map on the wall and the unusual lamp (via Maurice & King)
4. Brrrr, it's supposed to be spring but it's been decidedly cold around here! I don't like it, but I do like this jumper! (via Pinterest)
5. Beautiful combination of colours in this painting (via Pinterest)
6. I really love all the indoor plants that seem to be popping up on blogs all over the place. I've been so inspired I've started an indoor plants board on Pinterest. Follow it here (image via Old Brand New)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Week

Last week:
  • I mowed the lawn. Yeah ok, maybe half of it (we live on half an acre. With a push mower, that takes a lonnnnnng time!)
  • I went on a bustrip to the airport
  • I flew to Sydney for a conference. It was fun but the trip was quite short. No time to explore!
  • I spent a day in Brisbane with my hubby. We had breakfast at a little French cafe in the morning and wandered around in the city for the rest of the day.
  • I watched robots beating each other up in Real Steel (good movie actually!)
  • I went bookshelf shopping. Found a solid, second hand shelf for the office. Score!

This week:
  • I'm home alone :( The hubby is away working for three weeks.
  • I'm rearranging the house while the hubby is away. Hehe, while the cats away the mouse will play!
  • I hope it gets warmer! This is supposed to be spring!
  • I'm sewing curtains for our bedroom. Need to get rid of the bedsheets-as-curtains look!
  • I'm watching as our vege garden is starting to come to life. I'll post some pictures sometime. Love seeing veges growing...
  • I'm reading The Girl Who Played With Fire.
What are you up to this week?

Monday, October 10, 2011


Ever feel like going on a caravaning trip but the weather is just miserable? What about an indoor caravan experience!
I've done a lot of traveling in this past week and while on the plane between cities, I discovered this cutesy, German place to stay.

Sandstone walls. Skylight. Almost like sleeping in a cave....

I'd pick this one!

A mini grand palace!

The little cabins and caravans are arranged in neighbourly fashion.

Old-school spaceship sleeping quarters?

A cute little garden that I wish I were in right now. In the sun....

And a beer on the patio at dusk. Perfect!

~ All images from Huettenpalast ~

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pinterest Pretties

I know this is starting to be an old trend now, but I've always loved blackboards. So, recently I've been collecting/pinning heaps of awesome blackboard art. Check it out!

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Let's have a great summer indeed! Sunshine here we come!
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