Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lazy Saturday

After a busy week with house guests I decided to spend a lazy afternoon looking at some online mags. The latest Matchbook is a treat with lovely fashion and interiors. Well worth a look if you love the classics.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Summer style

For the perfect combination for summer style take navy and white, add some wicker,
add some collected beach treasures, and open your doors

I am so pleased to finally be experiencing an Australian summer.

images via1. home toile de jouy 2 and 3 Coastal Living 4. Laura Casey interiors

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pools of blue

My kind of pools.... Enjoy a relaxing Australia day holiday tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Organising the bedroom

Ever dreamed of a beautifully organised wardrobe? I have, and am tackling this job right now having been inspired by the latest Lonny mag issue, full of great advice.

Step 1. select every thing I no longer wear, suits me, fits me properly or is just not me. Put it in two bags. One to go directly to charity the second is for things I am not sure about. After 12 months if I have not used them I will dispose of then.
Step 2 pull out everything that needs mending altering, special cleaning.
Step 3 put away all winter coats and bulky items in vacuum bags until I need them again.
Step 4. I have just bought some fabulous drawer dividers for all my scarves, belts and smalls to help keep things in check and ensure I can find them in a flash.
Step 5. I have also found lovely clear plastic shoe boxes from Aldi and will throw out all my old shoe boxes and replace with these so I can actually see them.

Now that should keep me busy.....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Organising my way into 2011, progress

I know I have been going on a bit about my new year's resolution to be more organised, but I actually feel quite proud of my progress. My pantry is looking so lovely with new glass Maxwell and Williams canisters from our local Mitre 10 . I would love to add some wallpaper like in the top image from Lonny mag, mine would be in a lovely powder blue stripe.
Our junk drawer ( doesn't every one have one?) has been transformed with new drawer inserts to separate keys, glasses and whatever else tends to get thrown in here.
My spice drawer is a treat with new dividers from my new favourite store Aldi, which is full of great space saving and organising products at the moment.

The book I gave myself for Christmas as discovered on the blog Simplified Bee which has been my inspiration to get my home in order.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Summer dining

After a stop, start arrival of summer, I feel tonight is the night to have dinner outside. We have friends staying from Melbourne and have been enjoying huge cookups in the kitchen alternating between our favourite chefs; Nigella, Stephanie and Donna. Lunch was smoked trout patties made by my Mother while she was staying last week and tonight it's lamb on the "barbie". It seems all we have done since Christmas is eat.

images 1. turquoise tulips and bliss, 2. unknown