Saturday, March 12, 2011


I know that it is technically saturday but Lewis and I say it doesn't count until you wake up (ie in the event of birthdays and christmas especially), and I am lying in bed reading my blogs that get emailed to me, and the guilt of having not posted today has over come me. I have to get up in about 7hours to go to my job as a grocery store 'check out chick' (aka service cashier), so in the spirit of work, I will share that I am currently continuing my search to enter into the field of interior design and decoration. In my heart of hearts I know that it is where my passion lies, all I have to do is work up the courage and figure out how to make it happen. That is all there is for today, sorry folks, this is about as good as it's gonna get on an iPhone at 1am. Goodnight and sweet dreams

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Post it note it

I got these when i was in the UK last year, i like them to much to actually use them, so they just sit in their packets on my pin board. Lewis wants a pack he can actually use.

They are sticky notes that you use either on work (the first pack) or on say catalogues (the second pack).
I think the second pack would be very useful to help your husband or boyfriend with presents.

The UK has such cute stationary!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Im very silly. Lewis & I moved our bedroom around the other day and i forgot to take before pictures!
So i will draw you a map of how our room looked.
We have had our room, well mostly our bed in this position since we moved in a year and a half ago.
I think after our weekend away to our holiday house which is so lovely devoid of clutter that it made me want to change things up at home.
So as well as moving the furniture around we tried to de clutter a bit.

We also have two new additions to the room, in replacing the big and clunky coat rack we purchased another hanging rack (the white one) and hung all our coats and cardies up. This also allowed my stuff a bit more room to move.
We also acquired that thing on the back of the door, its from Ikea ("Kompliment") and you use it to hold all your belts and scarfs which works a lot better then the basket i had them all in before.

Im really happy with the way our bedroom is now, it feels a lot bigger and cleaner, tho there was alot of dust to vacuum up after we moved everything.

It took a little while to get used to but now i loved it this way.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Haaave, you met Lyle?

We have a new house mate.
This is Lyle.
He has taken up residence in the 3rd bedroom of our house.

This is Lyle's room.
He doesn't have a whole lot in it yet as he only moved in on Friday, but we did get to go to Ikea last week and buy him is desk and lamps.
The chair & draws came from Lewis and I, the bed was all the furniture Lyle brought with him.

Welcome Lyle! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

A weekend away

I know that i said I would blog every day for 30 days, but I'm going away for the weekend!
I promise that I will make it up to you next week, either in the form of 2 extra posts one day or I'll blog for 2 additional days at the end.

Anyway, to the exciting part. Lewis and i are going to my parents holiday house for the weekend. The house is down on the Mornington Peninsula, near to where we got married actually.

Some friends of ours are having their engagement party down this way on Saturday so we thought why not going and stay down that way for the weekend.

As I write this we are in the car on our way down there, with our little Ollie cat in his box on the backseat.

Hope you all have a great weekend.
Cya next week

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Kitchen Envy - Part 2

This morning when i was looking around on my computer i found another folder of blog love that i'd forgotten about, so heres some more shots of kitchens that i just adore. Most have come from other blogs. Im sorry i didn't keep a track of any of the websites they came from, but just have a look and enjoy the prettiness.

Love those big old fashioned white sinks, would like one similar in a laundry someday.

Who doesn't love a good island.

Love the chairs of course, actually think i like the stool version of them more.

Gotta love some awesome shelving to display all the pretty kitchen wares. I also can't resist a ladder. If you had kids you'd probably need one of those ladder guards they have on ladders at Ikea.

Love the island with the shelves under it, tho would have one side clear to pop your legs under.

 Ahh its all about shelves today isn't it.

Ohhh smeg....

Another awesome ladder, and overall just stunning cabinet design.

I love this because it is a very similar era to the kitchen in our old apartment and it shows what you can do with a 70's or older kitchen without ripping it out.
Its just so cute.

Gorgeous light, gorgeous floor, don't love the table and chairs but do love it when people have a combination of benches and chairs at their table.

 A double over and stove top! If only i could be that lucky hehe. Love the detail they put on the air vent above and the beautiful combination of the black & the white, without making it look stark.
 The beams say it all.
 It love this, but all my mind can think about is, what about the mosies?!
Love the chalkboard of course. I painted my closet doors at my parents house with chalkboard when i was younger. Also particularly love the details on the wood work. Just look at those pantry doors to the right.

Well i am certainly envious enough for one day, how about you?

Of course i give full credit to the amazing and lucky people who own/take photos of these kitchens.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kitchen Envy

On my computer i keep a folder called "Blog Love" and i thought i'd share some kitchen pictures that have ended up in there. Mind you i've only had this folder for a couple of months.

I did not write down where the images are from so you'll have to excuse the lack of links and information.

But do know that i don't own any of these pictures, they belong to other, very talented/lucky, people.

 I think the glass splash-back is a wonderful way to make the room feel bigger, tho i would be worried about it staying clean and it reflecting all the mess.

I love the pantry door in this kitchen, so cute.

This kitchen is from John & Sherry @ Young House Love

Love the mix of wood & white, tho probably would have gone with a lighter countertop with the wood.

This is from John & Sherry @ Young House Love.
Love this way of storing items in these gorgeous glass jars, i have a couple already that i use for storing hair accessories. One day when i have more display space in a kitchen i would like to do this with more items.

 Adore. Adore. Adore.

 Love the combination of granite & wood countertops.

I am just dying for those cute little tea & milkshake cups, found at Ikea.

Don't love the overall design of this room, but i love the layout, how the room has just the kitchen and the table and not the lounge room. Also how beautiful those windows are, pity they are hidden behind those huge curtains.

Just too cute to handle. The inside of the pantry has paneling in it too!

One day i hope to have some version of all of these kitchens, but for now having one that is functional is the most important thing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


So this is my kitchen.
Believe it or not it is about 4 times bigger that my kitchen at our old apartment.
Our kitchen window looks out to...a wall, but its ok because we have a sky light.

There used to be cupboard doors on the pantry to the right, but they just got in the way.
We have a lazy susan that lives on top of the microwave that holds all our spices, and oil etc.
The addition of the island type bench in the middle of the room has made all the difference to the functionality of the kitchen, we used to have a table & chairs in the kitchen. First of all it took up too much space & it was also too low to comfortable chop at.
Previously we have also had furniture on the wall to the right above, but it feels a lot more airy & open, and it is easy to move around without something there.

So that my kitchen, for now :)