Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Feeling a little Blue..

Just lately I have been feeling a little blue.
Not blue in a bad way,blue in a good way.
Blue as in beautiful lighting to dress up my home.
I just can't seem to get enough of lamps in the most gorgeous shades of blue.
I want some new lamps for our family room and any one of these would definetly do the job.

Sometimes feeling a little blue,can make you feel ohhhh so good..xx 

Don't forget my giveaway ending on the 6th of August,just follow the link below.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Winton House Rug Giveaway..

You've still got time to enter my fabulous giveaway.
It ends on the 6th of August.
Sarah, from Winton House is graciously offering 2 of my Aussie followers, 3 Dash and Albert Sail stripe rugs each..
Yes, 3 rugs each.....Amazing!!!!
Make sure you enter on the original post,all the entry details can be found there also.
These rugs are fab,so don't miss out.
Follow the link to the original post and Good Luck..xx

Friday, July 27, 2012

Me and Ikea

I hope you are all ready for the Olympics..Go the Aussies..
The weekend is upon us and I'm excited!
Today I got a new job.
Yes,I'm making a career change.
In a week I start at my favourite store..IKEA.
I am so excited and can't wait..
I'm sure I'll be fitting in some shopping after work and you just know I'm gonna share my goodies with you..
Have a great weekend and stay safe..

Don't forget to enter my giveaway,it ends on the 6th August..It's fab..xx

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dash and Albert Rug Giveaway..Winton House

"Winton House"
Bringing the best of America Home

Sarah has a fabulous blog  http://wintonhousebowral.blogspot.com.au/
Let me tell you a little about her:

Sarah is a wife and mother.She lived in the USA for 10 years and has now returned home to live in Australia,(beautiful Bowral). There were a number of American products that she loved but wasn't able to get here in Australia. So, decided to "Bring the Best of America Home!" Now Sarah proudly represents The Dash & Albert Rug Company, Silhouettes and More and The Copper Lantern Company. 
Sarah also has a fab online store,which you must check out http://wintonhouse.com.au/

Now for the giveaway...
Sarah is graciously offering 2 of my Aussie followers 3 Dash and Albert rugs each.
Yes,you read it correctly 3 rugs each..

The rugs come in the following colours :1 x Sail Stripe Pink, 
                                                                              1 x Sail Stripe Green
                                                                              1 x Sail stripe  Blue 

The rugs are 60 x 90cm ,the perfect size to jazz up an area.
This beautifully woven cotton area rug is adaptable to any room in the home. Hand loomed and constructed of 100% cotton, this lightweight rug is both versatile and reversible.
  • 100% Cotton
  • Stripe Design
  • Available in Multi Stripes of Pink, Blue and Green
  • Hand Wash Gently in Cold Water
  • By Dash & Albert

This is an absolutely fantastic giveaway,and I'm so proud to be able to bring you such beautiful floor coverings courtesy of Winton House.

The giveaway is only open to Australian residents,but I urge everyone else to check out Winton Houses homewares.

Now the conditions..
1:you must be a follower of me.
2:you must also follow Sarah,over at Winton House.
3;For another entry,tell me where you would use the gorgeous rugs.
4:For another entry,pop the giveaway on your blog
5:for another entry tweet or facebook about it.
Let me know in individual comments what you've done, so I can make sure you get the right amount of entries.

I'll be drawing the lucky winner on the 6th of August..
Good luck xx

Saturday, July 21, 2012

White Shed cushion giveaway winner..

Thank you to all that entered.
A huge thank you to Letitia at The White Shed for generously supplying the gorgeous cushion.
The lucky winner is:
Congratulations,Letitia will be in contact soon,to send you your cushion.

Also next week I have another giveaway courteousy of Sarah at Winton House.   http://wintonhouse.com.au/
She has a lovely blog and sells the most gorgeous homewares bought over from the USA.
Make sure you pop back here to check it out,it's definetly worth entering.
Enjoy your weekend..xx

Thursday, July 19, 2012

White Shed Giveaway..2 days to go

Don't forget that The White Shed giveaway ends on July 21st.
Letitia from The White Shed has offered a beautiful white and charcoal dragonfly cushion for one lucky follower on my blog.
Leave your comments on the original post (just down below) to be in the running.
You'll find the entry conditions there also.
Good luck..xx

Saturday, July 14, 2012


I'm in the process of freshening up our family room.
New paint,curtains and slipcovers are in order.
I wanted some new artwork for the walls and decided to make my own.
So here's what I came up with.
My son's silhouettes.

Such a quick and cheap project.
Two $7 canvasses.
Two $2 tubes of art paint.
The hardest part of the whole project was getting my youngest son to stand still and stop laughing long enough so that I could trace his outline.
I gave the canvasses a coat of antique cream,then used black to fill in their outlined image.
I love these pictures and they'll be a memory of a moment in time.
A forever project..

Don't forget to enter my giveaway,ends 21st July..xx

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The White Shed Giveaway..Gorgeous Dragonfly cushion

As promised,here's the great giveaway.

The lovely Letitia from The White Shed, is kindly giving one wonderful follower the chance to win one of her beautiful charcoal and white Dragonfly cushions.
This cushion would suit any decor:french,shabby,country..
It's valued at $35 and just beautiful.
To be in the running you have several options.
1:you must be a follower of mine and Letitias blog  http://thewhiteshed.blogspot.com.au/  
(I'll be checking..)
2:for another entry-post it on your blog or sidebar
3:for another chance-send out a tweet telling everyone to come vist for a chance to win
4:pop it on face book for yet another chance.
Come back let me know what you've done and I'll pop you in the draw.
Please leave a seperate comment each time so I can count all your chances.

Good luck and I'll be drawing the lucky duck on the 21st July. Make sure I can contact you.

Fingers crossed..xx

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Good things are happening..

Morning everyone..
It's a gorgeous sunny winters day in lovely Sydney Town and I've got some exciting news.
In the coming days I'm having a giveaway, graciously provided by the lovely Letitia from the White Shed.
Letitia sells gorgeous homewares and I'm very excited about this giveaway.  

Make sure you keep popping in so that you don't miss your chance.
Also, I've been in touch with some great companies about doing some product reviews and giveaways and I can't wait for this to be underway.
In the meantime, check out The white Shed and have a wonderful week..

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Graphics Fairy Fan

I've been seeing such great transformations using images from the Graphics Fairy.
You gifted upcyclers are really inspiring me with your beautiful makeovers,so I gave it a go..
I decided to just take a baby step...
Picked up this pale grey linen look lampshade at Target,for a whooping big $2.

The gorgeous black lamp base was on the clearance table at Target for  only $10..
Next I started stalking,browsing the Fairies site..
So many fab images,it's to hard to choose.
I selected this sweet grain sack label..And love the result.

So here's how I did it: *Chose image (it was already reversed, which made it so easy)
                              *Printed it onto an A4 piece of baking paper (careful it stays straight)
                              *Dampened the lampshade just slightly
                              *Placed paper onto lampshade and rubbed over the ink with a credit card.
                              *Removed the paper and  hey -presto,I'm a happy girl..
Now I've got the bug and a furniture upgrade is on the way.

                                      I'm definetly a Graphics Fairy fan..