Friday, April 30, 2010

Kids Craft

I can't wait until Lachie is a bit older and we can start making stuff together - these projects are from bloesom kids & look like great fun.  I have such wonderful memories of making stuff out of scraps when I was a kid, and the hours of fun making up stories and games to go along with them was endless - I would get lost in my imagination for hours.  I hope that I can fuel Lachie's imagination too, once he's old enough to play this sort of thing!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ikea Fun

For those of you that know me, you know that I have a bit of an Ikea obsession.  I have their catalogues from the past 4 years, which have all been looked through many, many times and include post-it notes to mark the pages I love.  It's a bit sad really... and going to Ikea is something I find a truly enjoyable experience.  Lachie and I make regular trips to the Richmond store here in Melbourne, and I always have to drink a cup of the crappy coffee, even though I usually have about two mouthfuls and decide it's utter rubbish (but hey, for $2.95 for a refillable cup, it feels too good to pass up!)  Anyway, I was having a peek at Decor8 the other day, and they featured a new(ish) Ikea site where people can post photos of their Ikea inspired interiors - and they are fantastic...  it's like the stylists from Ikea have merged with more people with good taste, and the homes are beautiful and inspiring (especially when you know they are done on a budget - always a bonus in my eyes).  Anyway, the site is called IkeaFamilyLive
above are some pics from the site

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More Open Shelves

From Houzz
From DoorSixteen

Garage House

Beautiful workspace from here
Found here from
I love this idea - converting a shed into a house on a budget - this story is from the New York Times.
I also love the look of vintage mirrors clumped together - this image from flickr.

Some photos of Lachie

Lachie's current favourite game - a piece of material, hide underneath it and wait for me to find him or hide anything under it and then 'rediscover' it - hours of fun to be had!
Hanging out with Grandpa Jonny (or Ponny) and Granny Di Di's - my Mum and Dad live in Adelaide so time with them is very precious
Sitting on the couch...  very grown up!
With Brent in Tuross on our beach holiday back in September

Kitchen Shelves

all images from flickr

Monday, April 26, 2010

image from flickr
Hi Everyone - it seems that my poor old blog, after stuffing about with it last night, has lost almost all of it's photos and content... absolutely devastating!!!  Oh well, but in the meantime, I will be trying to fix it (although I'm pretty sure I've lost the majority of the content, but I guess it's a good excuse to review what I want to do with the space etc - just trying to be positive!).  So please excuse all of the blank photo boxes - hopefully it will be back to looking somewhat normal again very soon.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Most Beautiful House Ever...

This beautiful house is going up for Auction in Moonee Ponds this Saturday - I love the artwork and the french, homey feel of this home.  It's actually really small (Brent&I had a squiz last weekend), but it is so cute and feels like the kind of place you really want to relax in

You can see it at domain

Mr Lachie

Here is our little man back in December.  I don't know how it happened that he is almost a 1 year old boy...  seems like this past year has gone frighteningly fast, with strange moments where time seemed to almost stop & I was wishing the pace would pick up (ie:  sitting down for our 3rd feed in 45 minutes, when I really, really wanted to be reading my book/ sleeping/ doing something, anything else!).  

I saw this beautiful video last night which I found via Sew Liberated .  It's such a great reminder to try to enjoy this time, to cherish even the mundane stuff that is so easy to think of as the 'crummy' parts of being a mum, and a reminder to just be 'in the moment'.