Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Spring time in Oz..

Tomorrow is officially the first day of Spring.
I am so lucky to live in Australia, where the weather is so beautiful.
Even Winter is pretty nice.
My garden is already showing off.
Thought I'd share some pretty Spring snaps of my lovely early blooms.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and if anyone is looking for me, I can be found in my garden.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

French Lemonade and Orchids..

For several years now, I have had an Orchid that just wouldn't flower.
I moved it to different spots,fertilised it, even had a chat or two with it but to no avail.
This morning to my surprise my sweet Orchid has bloomed.

I couldn't leave it outside for no one to admire,so in it came.
Whilst shoppping at Aldi I found some lovely French Lemonade bottles.
I bought a few and they tasted delicious..
The bottles now make pretty vases.

Did you notice my new pendant lampshade hanging around?

A bargain find from K Mart.

Spring is coming and I can't wait for all my flowers to bloom..

Wishing you a wonderful week..xx

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Busy Bee.

With Spring only days away, my mind is constantly thinking about my garden.
SO many jobs to do!
This was the first Winter in years that the frost didn't kill anything in my front garden,so I've got a huge job of pruning,weeding reestablishing and re mulching.
I have an English cottage garden out the front and since I stared my new job it's been a bit neglected,so now I've got  a task ahead of me.
The back garden,is getting a mini face lift.
The entertainment and pool area is going to be given a resort/Balinese feel.
Not your cheesy,Buddahs' everywhere feel,more a tranquil,peaceful face lift.
Some gorgeous new outdoor furniture,with some lazy reclining lounges.

Some form of a hammock for my boys to laze in.

 A gorgeous new umbrella,that is planted into a huge pot with plants spilling over the edges.

Some kind of camouflage for our color bond fence.
Lots of new plantings and some pretty wall art.
I've got all these visions in my head,so we'll see where I end up.
The weather is gorgeous here today and after I finish my cuppa ,I'm off to wack some weeds.
Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods..xx

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dining Room Chandelier...Finally!

Today I am very excited!
I am finally getting a gorgeous sparkly chandelier hung in my dining area.
I have had a lovely leadlight fitting hung there,but it just never really did it for me.
My ever so talented dad is installing it for me.
I've wanted a chandelier for so long,but didn't want to pay a fortune for one.
I went to Aldi the other day and to my complete surprise, they had chandeliers.

They were originally $70,which is a great price anyway but it had been further reduced to $39.
Into the trolley it went.
My dining area has a french feel to it,with whites,greys and feminine touches.
I think my new chandelier finishes off the space.
I'm one happy girl..xx..

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Another Giveaway winner..

Congratulations to Elaine,from the very fashionable Clothed Much blog, who has won the $50 gift voucher from Endless Wardrobe.
Thanks to those that entered.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Endless Wardrobe Giveaway..

I can't believe my luck.
Another fabulous giveaway to share with you all.

The great fashion online store, Endless Wardrobe is offering one of my followers a $50 gift voucher to spend on anything they like in their store.
Entering is easy.

For one entry: Drop by  their fabulous online store  and then  come back and let me what you would love to buy with the help of the $50 giveaway voucher.

For another entry: Let me know you're a follower in a seperate comment.

It's that easy.

 So head on over and check out the delights.
This giveaway will be drawn on the 15th of August.
It's open to everyone,everywhere.

Good luck everyone.xx.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Giveaway winners..

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and welcome to all my new followers.
A huge thank you to Sarah from Winton House for supplying the gorgeous rugs..
DRUM ROLL PLEASE................

The first lucky winner is Lisa from Pearl Meringue.

The second lucky winner is Anne from Domesblissity.
(uses random generator)

Congratulations Ladies.
If you could contact me through my email link with your details,I will pass them onto the wonderful Sarah,who will send you your 3 fabulous rugs each.

I have another giveaway this week from the very fashionable online store,
Endless wardrobe.
Be sure to check back in soon.

Friday, August 3, 2012

3 days left to enter my giveaway...

Three more days left until the end of my giveaway.
Two, yes two,lucky followers will each win three,yes three, Dash and Albert rugs each.
Kindly offered by Sarah, over at the fab Winton House Blog.
Just go the original post to enter.

Closes the 6th of August.
Good luck everyone.