Friday, 29 February 2008

Sofa (or Lounge as Australian's call them)

Yesterday i was helping my sister-in-law to decide on a chair that she wants to purchase for a landing she has at the top of her staircase. The little spot is very sunny and has a huge window that looks out over our city. Huge house! She loves the Wing Back chair and the pictures below are from Molmic. She is still undecided on the fabric. Today she is also off to look at some made by Laura Ashely so I will show pictures when she decides.

While we were browsing in a shop that stock Molmic I have found the lounges of my dreams! These photos do not even do them justice!!! The style below is exactly what I want (one day!) but the fabric print is not my favourite. The one in the store was much more exotic with a cute velvet brown check with angora-feel throw cushions in creams and browns. I was in heaven!!! Retails for $4000 (Australian) and $1000 for the ottoman (which I would have to have!). This lounge is HUGE. This photo doesn't nearly show it's size. It is almost like a double bed!

This lounge below is also by Molmic and it comes with 4 seasonal slip covers. I loved it. This one would suit me perfectly as I can change the covers often to suit my mood. Retailing for $3000 (Australian).

Below are a few pictures from Laura Ashely.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Feng Shui your Bedroom

Today I am going to clean out the sock and underwear draws. My day starts with searching through these draws. Who believes that one small thing, that doesn't go to plan at the start of the day, can determine the outcome of the whole day??? I am tired of swearing at these draws, so it's time to "shape up or ship out".

A few more feng shui tips...

On average, one third of your life is spent in your bedroom. I think it is practically impossible to waste money on creating the perfect bedroom because it affects you more than any other room in your house. If your love life seems stale or is nonexistent, if your health could use some improvement or if you are looking for a new or different outlook on life, these simple bedroom tips might work for you:

  • Change as much as you can about your bedroom furnishings, wall color and accessories, keeping in mind that this room is only about passion, rest and self-nurturing. Try to get a good balance of the five elements as well as honoring the shapes and colors of the house your bedroom falls within.

  • If you are looking for a major change, then stretch yourself and make major decor changes within the bedroom. In other words, don't buy the same old comfort zone stuff that will get you into the same old love- and health-life situations!

  • Buy a wooden bed if you have the choice. Metal beds can conduct electricity, which can be a health concern. Try not to place anything electrical near your bed, and do not use electric blankets (even if they are plugged in but not turned on they can be harmful!), heating pads or massage pads.
  • Check the lighting level to see if it is not too harsh (yang) or too dim (yin). Listen for distracting sounds and try to alleviate or remove them.

  • Avoid large living plants in the bedroom.

  • Avoid large mirrors in the room if you are not sleeping well.

  • Avoid sharp metal within the bedroom (knives, axes, swords, guns, scissors, etc.).

  • Create a headboard for the bed and place it against the most solid wall in the room. If your bed is in line with a doorway, hang a crystal between the bed and that area.
  • Try not to position your bed under the lower angle of a pitched ceiling, a ceiling fan or a heavy beam. These features are thought to contain "depressing energy" that literally pushes down on you while you sleep. If you have no choice, a bed canopy or lengths of fabric suspended from the ceiling or beams are believed to be feng shui "cures" for the problem.

  • Avoid positioning your bed under a window, which lacks the symbolic support and protection of a solid wall and can lead to fitful sleep as energy enters and exits through the window

By Karen Rauch Carter via

Tuesday, 26 February 2008


Today I saw something that made me think about my wedding cake. I haven't looked at it in years so I hunted down my wedding album. I thought I would share a couple of photos of our 'big day'. Gee these photos are from the archives!!! 15kg lighter, less wrinkles, not so tired..... AHHHHHH.

Probably what made me also think of these photos is that we have an anniversary next week - 8 years. My hubby is still as gorgeous and hilarious as ever. He makes me roar with laughter every day!

I have always loved this metallic album!


Thanks Mandii and Alison for the award!! I feel very lucky. I am sure everyone has received the award already as I am a bit slow in putting this up. But if you haven't - consider yourself 'sparkled'!!!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Bed Headboards

I found all of these pictures via PointClickHome. I am considering a new bed and after searching for some inspiration I thought I would share these photos of headboards.

Just had to throw this picture in as I loved the simple kitchen with red/orange accents (red being one of my fav colours who could go past this picture?).

Friday, 22 February 2008

Happy 6th Birthday

Today was Cruise's 6th birthday. What a big boy!!

He had a great day - was spoilt rotten of course. I took donuts to school for his class and all his little friends popped over this afternoon for a cake (Bart Simpson of course - amateur and very basic that I quickly did today!!).

I am exhausted from the gazillion kids here this afternoon, so I am about to plonk myself in front of the tv for the rest of the night!!! Kids have been asleep for ages as they were exhausted too.

PS> I have received some lovely awards that I will blog about and pass on tomorrow :))

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Cleaning Bug

Over the last 2 weeks I have been sorting, culling and organising. I have had a bug!

Here are a few pictures that I have taken along the way. Gosh it feels good! You should see the rubbish my husband has had to take to work over that last few weeks (it doesn't fit in our bin!).

I have always had a theory that at some stage everything new must replace something old. I think about all the things that come through my house every day and then I feel really overwhelmed so I have a huge clean out - keeps me even (yeah strange I know), but you get it???

Oh and if you want a laugh, go over to Jodie at Vintage Ric Rac and check our her hilarious link :)