Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I have finally succumbed and am now ready to start getting into the holiday spirit! Now a quick question... Are you a list kind of person or do you wing it? I'm a list girl myself and if I can find a way to make the silly season easier then I will.... Starting from this free printable from A Pair of Pears.
It’s amazing how the simple act of writing down a to-do list and checking it off can really help manage stress. How do you cope with the stress of Christmas? I would love to know!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It was Andy's birthday on the 29th of November and for his present my sister Cindy, BIL Greg and I took him to do one of his most favourite things.... Wine Tasting. Cindy and Greg live in a small country town (where I grew up) called Penola in the South East of South Australia. Coonawarra is about 10 kms north of Penola and The Coonawarra is one of Australia's most renowned wine regions... Plus Cindy just happens to work for one of the wineries... Katnook, which helps!
I swear I took more photo's of our weekend away but obviously I didn't, but I thought I would share with you what I have... Next time I will take more. Yes, there will be a definite next time... Thank you Cindy and Greg for an amazing day!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
I feel like I have been working on this room forever! It has taken me 3 weeks to paint the trim and skirting boards white. I did this on my days off and when I had 5 minutes to myself. You know how it is during the silly season, actually any season for me lately! Then on the weekend Andy painted the rest of the room! Ya! So I thought I would share with you my progress...
I absolutely love this colour, Taubmans, Grey Castle. I really think it makes the room more calm and serene. I have also added a lamp from Ikea on the tall boy. Now all that is left to do is:
* New bedroom suite
* New carpet
* Maybe some curtains?
I am also thinking of swapping the art in the room. I might move my Willow Tree painting to the lounge room and put my wire flower above the bed. I think I might tackle these things after Christmas though.
So, what do you think? Do you love it or think I should have left it?
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Ok, I must admit it really hasn't been salad eating weather here over the last few weeks... I have no idea where summer has decided to hide, but I thought I would share this Curried Rice Salad with you anyway... It is a tad yummy!
- 2 cups cooked long grain rice, chilled
- 1 apple, peeled, core removed, chopped
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 green capsicum, diced
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- Place rice into a large bowl. Add apple, onion, capsicum, raisins and parsley. Toss gently to combine.
Make dressing: Combine all ingredients, and salt and pepper, in a screw-top jar. Shake well to combine. Pour dressing over salad. Toss gently. Serve with barbecued or grilled meat, chicken or fish.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
1// This very cool chalkboard wall. I wish I was game enough!
2// These awesome tips on how to style a bookcase.
3// Chantelle's thoughts on how to be a nice human.
4// This amazing DIY on faux marble countertops.
5// This gorgeous top is now on my wish list.
6// I'm drooling over Megan's amazing DIY striped foyer.
7// Have you seen my amazing friend Kellie's blog? She has her own stamp shop too!
8// Do you like maxi dresses? You should check this gorgeous one out!
9// Lisa's life lessons she is learning from her beautiful son.
10// 60 tiny love stories to make you smile.