Dec 29, 2010

Lazy days

I hope you have all had a nice Christmas. I've had a very lazy few days filled with a little too much chocolate consumption and movie watching. It has been raining non stop for the past week here in Brisbane so a little hard to pull oneself off the couch. But the new year is quickly approaching and I came across these posters which I thought provide a nice bit of motivation stepping into the new year.

{ via lotta agaton }

Dec 22, 2010

A special Christmas

This year it's our first Christmas as a married couple and the first Christmas we are hosting for my family (we're so mature!). So I wanted to do something a little bit special. Inspired by this months issue of Country Style and Toast I got a few decorative ideas and I thought I'd share what I've created. Now all we need is some delicious food and a table filled with family and we're set for a special Christmas.

I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas filled with good company, wholesome food and stockings overflowing with yummy sweets *

Again, apologies for the type looking a bit lo-res. Still haven't quite figured out how to keep it sharp.

Dec 21, 2010

Style for the whole family

Some very stylish looking clothes by Allsaints. Not just for us oldies but the little ones as well.

Peter Bagi

I was chuffed the other morning to receive an email from Canadian Photographer and Designer Peter Bagi praising my site and style. As mentioned in the past it's not the easiest thing in the world to put your work out there and have it judged by others. So to receive feedback (especially when it's nice!) is welcoming. It helps to grow and pushes you to strive harder at what you do.

I had a look at Peter's sites and my goodness he has a beautiful style. We have similar stories in that we have come from design backgrounds and an obsession with food magazines has led to other areas. Peter's site and blog are both worth a look and provide a nice dose of Tuesday inspiration.

Dec 17, 2010

Moving in

We made our move a couple weekends ago into our new space in Teneriffe and it has been tiring to say the least! The day we moved our furniture it poured down with rain and we were pretty worn out by the end of the day. Happy to say though that things are finding a place and it is starting to feel more like home.

Teneriffe is a great area to live in with its big old brick buildings, coffee shops and restaurants lining the street and a path along the Brisbane river which I'm loving running along of a morning. I think I will like it here.

Dec 1, 2010

Birthday sweet table inspiration

This is by far one of the coolest kids party tables I have ever seen! I love everything about it and no doubt little Emerson did as well.

{ thanks bonnie for the link. via the caketress }

An exciting day!

Today is a very exciting day for a couple reasons. It's the 1st of December which means the Christmas tree and decorations can come out and the year begins to wind down. I love the lead up to Christmas. The excitement of getting together with family and knowing you have a few days away from work to do nothing but veg out and relax. The images above are from the Toast Christmas catalogue and I thought they were good to get us in the festive season mood.

Today is also exciting for us as we pick up the keys to our new apartment. The nerves of going through settlement are diminishing and excitement is quickly taking its place. So tonight it's a picnic on the floor as our minds run wild with ideas of what we could do with the space.