Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm a lucky Mummy!

My husband gave me a wonderful surprise this Mothers day with a beautiful breakfast at Victoria Golf Club. It was such a beautiful morning.

Me sneaking a shot of the lights and black gloss subway tiles in the toilets!

A pale yellow rose was given to each Mother.

Lou xo

Sunday, May 26, 2013

It sure is getting chilly!

Wish I was back here right about now.

To be laying here on a beach towel with a good book would be perfect.

Tallebudgera April 2013
Lou x

Friday, May 24, 2013

Teavine darling...

We discovered this gorgeous place on one of our drives to the coast. Its a Tea House called Teavine at Tallebudgera. It really was Divine! We were the first customers for the day, by the time we left almost every table was full for morning tea.


Lou x

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Our basil is booming!

The basil is going banana's at the moment. It has gone to seed and it has small pretty white flowers, so I picked them and brought them inside to enjoy.

Lou x

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Miss E button craft idea...

Whenever an item of Evie's baby clothing became outgrown and too stained to pass on, I would cut the pretty buttons off the fabric before recycling the fabric for rags. By the time Evie was ready for her big girl room, I decided to do something with all these buttons.

I purchased a white cushion cover that had thin green stitched stripes on it. I then traced on a large 'E', PVA glued the buttons on to work out the colours and sizes, then stitched them in place. I gave this to Evie on her 3rd Birthday as a final touch to her new room.

Whenever I look at it, I can remember the outfits the buttons came from and it's a great way to save those precious baby memories.

My sewing is not the best in the world!

Lou x

Sunday, May 12, 2013

More Teeny Tiny Food...

I love all things TINY! Miniature food is all the rage.There is so many pictures of Tiny Food all over the web including on Pinterest.  For kids parties, it is loved by adults and children alike. Here are a few of the tiny foods I did for Evie's tiny party.

Mini Oreo's

Cute chocolate crackles

Little lolly shop

Cute as a button cup strawberry cakes

Tiny Tarts: Custard, Lemon and Caramel.

Mini 3 tier coconut and pineapple Birthday cake.
Lou x

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I have had so much joy out of this $5 bunch of roadside stall Dahlias.
They are the most divine colours.

As we purchased the bunch, the elderly lady was in her front garden, which was full of Dahlias cutting more bunches to add to her roadside stall.

This is the sort of stuff that makes my heart sing.

Lou x

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Not too shabby, vintage rose vase

This is one of my latest  items for sale on eBay at the moment. It's an Avon Hobnail bud vase from the 1970's. So pretty.
Lou x

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Breeze blocks beauties...

I am loving that our current home has white painted breeze blocks instead of a window. It lets the air flow in and out and we have a fly screen that we attached in summer. I am thinking I would love to use breeze blocks somehow in the new home, maybe even an outside wall or screen.
Here are few ideas from pinterest that I love.
Kitchen nook
brick obsession

Lou x

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Last hints of Summer...

Last weekend, we jumped in the car and went for a lovely drive.

 We ended up here at Tallebudgera Creek.

It was so divine, Evie could not resist going for a swim in her undies as we had not thought to bring togs as it had been chilly that morning. But it turned into such a gorgeously warm day.

Lou x