Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A safe, dry and imperfect home.


It's been raining allot here in Brisvegas, so I have been entertaining myself by moving a few things around and zooshing up my home a little. I do enjoy fussing about with my latest most favourite decor items! None of it looks quite perfect just yet but hopefully it will soon. I love it when you have finally found the exact look you were after and it is only a matter of time before you find a way to make it completely work. It's a process! Right now, I love these vintage books that were a recent purchase from the "Life line book festival". It was their beach-y blue and green shades that I was initially most attracted to however I love their subjects too. One book is named "Good Behaviour", it is all about the importance of good manners, old fashioned style manners... I am raising two little men so I am thinking maybe this book could come in handy or NOT we shall see. 

Is it raining where you are too? I do feel very sad for all of those people affected by floods yet again; it must be very heart breaking to walk in their shoes. I feel very lucky and blessed to be fussing around my safe, dry and imperfect home. xx

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Up-cycled kitchen basket- organiser

I know, it has been like forever. I really didn't mean to stay away from my blog for so long, it just kind of happened. Are you surviving the holiday season?? I hope so! I know that I am going to miss my boys when Kindy and School starts; this is a given. I already have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it... but truthfully speaking, I am still working at enjoying the "school mum" thing. I have just never felt a natural at it, if that makes any sense. I am very thankful that I have a business to distract me from it when I need to. Anyhoo I am doing my best to stay in the moment and enjoy this holiday time! I have found five minutes here and there to be a little busy and creative. I've mostly been in the painting zone but here is a quick kitchen project that I thought I would share with you.
I stencilled two green lines and number 4 on this tin basket, I wanted it to have a slight "vintage look". It is no major work of art however from a styling and organisational perspective it looks quite effective. I bought it from overflow for a wee bargain of $8 and it really is a helpful storage solution. There were just a few items on my bench-tops that I use often like salt, oil, cooking salt that didn't necessarily look messy but they didn't look particularly organised either. What are on your kitchen benches? Are they spotless? Or like me, do you just have a few things you need lying around??
I have a few new ideas of where I would like to direct my business this coming year which I am really excited about. Is there anything important that you too would you like to achieve this year? Oh and a half marathon, how on earth could I forget that??. Strangely I haven't any official new years resolution to speak of, I guess I work best when I am not under any sort pressure. Denial works best, every single time!!! xx

Popping over to Saturdays Style at Scandi Coast Home... c'mon you coming with??