November 28, 2013 § 1 Comment
Last year I designed an advent calendar for the husband- the boxes had little gifts in them- vouchers, golf balls, golf tee’s, a polo shirt, Dr Pepper etc It was a great idea however by the end of 20 something days I was OVER IT!
Seriously..you know how hard it is coming up with 24 gifts and keeping it under some kind of budget?! A little kid would love a packet of $2 pencils, but no, not the husband..haha..
But, because I can’t resist a challenge and I absolutely love Christmas- this year I’m thinking of doing an advent calendar again!
Not sure what the contents will be but at least I have a few really nice designs to pick from!
November 27, 2013 § Leave a Comment
So, after trying to gather the materials I thought I would need to re-create a few inspiration photos, I failed miserably! Okay, maybe not miserably, however I hated the muslin I ended up buying, so I resorted to only using the hessian as a runner.
The longest part of the recreation was definitely pinning the edges of the napkins before sewing. But once it was all said and done they looked great!
(I’m thinking about monogramming everyone’s initials into their napkin)
We’ll see how we go with that idea!
I purchased two $4 cutlery sets from Kmart (as I needed 6 of each) and proceeded to cover the ends with masking tape. (This also took forever!!)
Once covered I ended up spray painting each side twice. The waiting was the hardest!
Overall I’d say we did well!
November 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’ll be, however, embarking on a few DIY’s for Christmas! I can’t wait to try my hand at gold cutlery and spray painted pears! I may even visit an op shop or two!
I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll catch you on Monday!
Two of my favourite things- typography and pie!
I’ll be trying my hand at a clay ring dish similar to this one!
Printable pie boxes for Thanksgiving.
If you’re an Australia- here’s a great Australia day cake idea!
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November 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
This morning I farewelled my husband as he left for the Philippines for 2 weeks. At first I insisted I was going to be fine, but I’m miserable folks!
I had a bit of retail therapy during lunch to try to ease the pain..
This weekend I plan on buying a few items for our Christmas dinner! Below is the pin board I have been using! (Hopefully I’ll have a few tutorials and pictures for you next week!)
Christmas is by far my favourite holiday season! Apart from being able to give gifts the happiness of it all really livens the spirit!
Clockwise from top left
November 18, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Attended a beautiful wedding!! Apart from a little rain it was awesome!
Below are some of the pictures I took! (Warning- a whole lot of photo booth images coming!)
Before getting my hair done!!
(The below is my natural hair with no product, straightening etc..)
Halfway through…. It took 2.5 hours in total!
The husband and I :-)
Mum and I. We’re mistaken for sisters all the time!
The bestie since birth!!
November 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This weekend we have a friend’s wedding! I’m also getting my hair done..woah..I know!!!
I can’t wait to share pictures!!
Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you on Monday!
One of the most moving time lapses I’ve seen in a while. Let’s help our Veterans!
I’ll be making this apple sauce!
This cute pyramid advent calendar is awesome!
I had Quinoa for the first time today and it was delicious! Mental note to try this recipe over the weekend!
This earphone splitter is on my wish list!
I’m dying over this deer costume! ADORABLE!
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