Mini Diana bush wedding love

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I recently had these photos from my mate's wedding developed. Taken way back in March, during my brief hiatus from the chilly Canandian winter. I love the bush and each element of this wedding reflected the bush setting so wonderfully. All decorations, design were made locally and local suppliers were used. The perfect bush wedding.

Frockin' up - ARIA edition

Monday, November 28, 2011

The ARIA (Australian Music Industry) Awards were held last night. I love a good frock watch, here are a few of my favourites:

 Kimbra in Jamie Lee.If you haven't checked out here collection, you should. Her clothes are a fabulous infusion of colour & ruffle. They make you happy just looking at them.
 Delta Goodrem in Lisa Ho. An elegant twist on a long, formal dress.
Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby & Sally Seltman (Seeker, Lover, Keeper). All three ladies look gorgeous in their formal causal outfits. I love the ruffle on the front of Blasko's dress & her red lipstick & nails. She brings a bit of Melbourne chic to the Sydney event. 

Who was your best dressed ARIA pick? 

PS I will post a Walkley Awards (for excellence in Journalism) edition as soon as I find some photos. 

Source: Photos from Harper's Bazzar

Frockin' up - Baby Edition

Friday, November 25, 2011

Source: Bonds clothing pics from Bonds
Each week I've been sneaking a little something for the baby into the shopping trolley. Mostly Bonds stuff in sizes she wont need for a little while. 

I love this off centre jumpsuit. The little feet are just too cute.

The second outfit is a pj set. The pjs are actually a cool shade of hot pink, despite looking a little red in this picture. 

And did you know, Bonds now have an online store, complete with Maternity stuff? Excellent for when Target doesn't have what you want in your size. 

Are you a Bonds lover? I can't get enough.

Christmas Gift Tags

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas gift tags are now available in my etsy shop. You can pick up a set of 3 for $2.50. There are two sets to choose from, Gingerbread & Eccentric Snowmen.
Eccentric Snowmen
Perfect for jazzing up a gift or using as small Christmas cards. 

To purchase, click here

Kermit & Brett - The Muppets meet Flight of the Concords

Did you know that many of the songs on the new Muppet movie were written by Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Concords? Well, neither did I until a friend of mine posted a link to a New York Times article on it (see article here). What better collaboration could there be than the Muppets & Flight of the Concords? I cannot wait for the release of this movie.

Do you love the Muppets? Are you counting the sleeps until the premiere?

Gingerbread lattes & Macarons

Friday, November 11, 2011

Source: Donna Hay
My love of Macarons (macaroons) is quite strong & there is no where in Alice Springs to treat yourself to a Macaron with your coffee. So when I spotted the Donna Hay packet mix Macarons I was excited but apprehensive. My friend Noosh had made macarons a while ago & I remembered that it required a lot of work. Thus I avoided buying the mix for quite a number of weeks, but as I had this week off work, my list of excuses was running low. So what if they took all afternoon? What else was I going to do?

Making the macarons turned out to be quite easy. Of course Donna Hay has done the hard work. As long as you have a good hand mixer, you're set. This mix isn't like other mixes where you need to buy a shit load of other ingredients, all you need is a tiny bit of light cream to melt the chocolate, something you could skip in a pinch. My macarons didn't quite turn out as pretty as the picture on the packet, but they tasted great.

The perfect accompaniment to my macarons was a homemade gingerbread latte. It's that time of year again & the nearest Starbucks is 2000kms away, plus do you really want to spend your money & time there when there are so many other great coffee houses around? I figured that google might have a recipe for me & it didn't disappoint. I've typed out the recipe below, it was originally from here. All I will add is that I found the flavour to be stronger & more syrupy after refrigerating the mix overnight. All you need to do is add it to your milk before you heat the milk & it will be nice & strong. Also works well chilled.

Sticky Gram

Thursday, November 10, 2011

 So fridge magnets can be a little daggy but what better magnets to have than your own instragram photos? Sticky Gram* turns your instragram photos into magnets for a small fee & they have free postage! Free postage means everything when you live in Alice Springs. They arrived within 12 working days. Also a small miracle given it normally takes at least 4 working days, if not more, to get a letter from Melbourne. Anyhoo, the magnets are fabulous.
 *This is not a paid endorsement, I just love the product

Baby Bitar - Nursery Inspiration

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Baby Bitar is a GIRL!! We are so excited. Well, we would have been excited either way, but it sure is nice to know. She was plenty squirmy during the ultrasound a few weeks ago, and she has her fighting moves down, balling up her hands into fists & covering her face with them when the technician was poking her.

My nursery inspiration has certainly narrowed down since finding out. We're thinking grey walls with lime green and yellow furniture/textile accents. Something not too girly, but still baby appropriate.

Source: Ninemsn
Source: Apartment Therapy
Apartment Therapy
You can see more nursery inspiration & other cute baby things on my pinterest board Maybe Baby

Reno update & inspiration

Sunday, November 6, 2011

You know when you pull up the carpet (more like when you watch Nick, Scotty & Jade pull up the carpet) and find lino & the all the tilers you speak to recommend pulling it up? Well then you know exactly what Nick is doing this weekend. Unfortunately (hehe) pulling up lino is not a pregnant lady job so I am taking it easy this weekend. 

It has been a good weekend for collating inspiration photos. I am so excited about finishing off the painting and decorating the house. 

Love a good chalkboard wall, perfect for shopping lists, event lists etc...

Great dining table & blue chair.. 

 Grey walls with orange
Source: A Girl in Transit

Lime green & Orange walls!! Yay!!
Source: Design Sponge
Many more inspiration photo can be found on my pinterest board Cool Digs

The Rest is Silence

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I am participating in an art exhibition which starts this Tuesday night (8th November), so if you're in Melbourne, get down to Death Be Kind, 134 Lygon St East Brunswick & check it out.

The Snow

Thursday, November 3, 2011

With Christmas just around the corner, this postcard set is perfect for sending out a little bit of winter cheer to a mate. 

The photos were taken at Revelstoke Mountain Resort last winter. A world away from the Australian summer I'm experiencing right now!

Pick up a set here

Frockin' Up - Swap till you Drop

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Last Friday night my friend hosted a 'Swap till you drop' night. We each had to bring six clothing or accessory items. We then received 6 buttons we could trade for clothes. Shopping our friend's closets while giving away items we don't want. 

It was so much fun. Nibbles, champagne & girly chats. Since I'm pregnant & have no idea when I'll be back to 'normal' I restrained myself from collecting too much. I did, however, get a lovely vest and a tank top. 

This is what I wore:
Dress - Mink Pink from Mixed Lollies
Boots - Random Store in Barcelona

23 Weeks
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