Saturday, 26 October 2013

1 Year..

Hard to believe that our little girl is 1- where has this last year gone?  Probably even before she was born I imagined having a huge 1st birthday filled complete with one of those fancy dessert tables that you see everywhere nowadays, handmade decorations, little vintage jars full of flowers everywhere...( yes I had it all planned in my head)
 And then time went by so quickly and we decided that we just didn't have the time/energy/funds to invest into a big bash.. so there would be no party.. However as it got closer the big day I couldn't let it pass without a celebration and a bit of craft..
So we invited family and a few close friends...a dress was made, as was some mini bunting for the cake and even the little guys on top of the cake managed to get some handmade party hats..
The sun was a shining ( a rare sight around our part of the world lately) as is tradition in our family the party girl party girl picked up a virus and a rash a few days before- every one of our kids has managed to get sick the week before their first birthday... We carried on and had a beautiful afternoon without the fancy buffet and it was perfect..

A birthday breakfast of champions

A little pre party crafting..

A little bit of pink on the birthday buffet..

Lulus & her little posse get their party on..

Some lemon sorbet cups made in my new fancy schmancy thermomix..

Rocking the dress..

I got a Lulu added a new Maileg doll to her collection..

 And that was it...

 Our little Lulu has brought so much to our family.. she is funny, determined, feisty, beautiful and so much more.. Happy 1st birthday beautiful girl.




Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Lots and lots happening in our house lately.. We survived the school holidays (yay!) Our baby girl turned 1, we have been doing lots of work around our house, and there was a photo shoot in Lulus room for little one baby mag..
My little baby shoe business is taking off and may possibly be a shoe/ clothing business very soon..
Today though I wanted to share 3 interior trends that I have been noticing and loving a little bit more every time I see them... And as I am planning for a renovation ( in 3-4 years or a Melbourne cup winner, whichever comes first) I am busily pinning inspiration for the future..
So first of.. Black window frames, a couple of months ago I would never have considered that window frames would be anything else besides white. But the images I am seeing on pintrest & blogs look amazing.. I guess it is like making a picture frame out of your view..
Here's a few that caught my eye..
I like this type of window with old black steal , maybe in an arch form.    Iron window frames, creamy colors, marble
i wouldn't mind this "little" nook in my kitchen...  a la
subway tile - shower tub with pretty glass door
I could post so many beautiful images of black window frames and door the above are just a few..
I love rugs- in family rooms, under dining tables, bedrooms( I searched long & hard for a perfect rug for Luella's room).. lately I have been seeing lots of round rugs and I really like how they add interest to a room..
round rugs
New Armadillo
The one just above is from Armadillo & co who have recently launched great range of kids rugs..
Still on all things round I am obsessed about getting a round mirror for my long narrow hallway..
Round Mirror Round Up | The Design Confidential
Mirrors | Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
So thats it.... I will keep dreaming and pinning my idea and pray that my husband is the next Bart Cummings...
Simone x