Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lost it. Totally.

My blogging mojo that is. Seasoned bloggers - fill me in. Where do you go? What do you post when you feel you have exhausted all avenues of blogosphere material? I think it is better not to post at all than post for posting sake. So please bear with me.

I am 7 days or 52.5 hours or 525 chargeable units away from finishing my current job and I have about 700 days of work, training manuals, handovers to do between now and then (oh woe is me, I know) . Then a week break (yippee, which includes four days in Melbourne with my favourite girls) and then I start a new job. It's all a bit much at the moment so please don't go away, stay tuned. It has to come back. It will. I promise.

pretty peonies via green wedding shoes , via Jose Villa. IF I ever get married these WILL be my flowers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Orla Kiely - Squeal-y!!

Did you like my not so subtle hint on Wednesday? - I'm so excited to announce I am now stocking a range of Orla Kiely's stationary at Brown Button Trading. This iconic UK designers distinctive designs are one of my all time favourites. So seriously - don't buy any of it, more than happy to keep it all for myself!! x Address Book AU $40.00 A5 Notebook AU $29.00 A6 Composition Book AU $19.00 A6 Hard Bound Notebook AU $24.00 See more here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

An early minute...

I am taking a self imposed 'early minute' from blogging this week. I'm 'heading for the hills' and staying with Little Miss Ruby and her mum while her dad is away, then we are off to the Clare Valley to spend the weekend with her "baba" (that's grandpa for those of you who don't know Ruby speak").

Can you believe she is sleeping in a bed now? You ask her how her day was and she says "not bad", and shakes your hand as says "how do do" - um hello, when did she do all this growing up?! Yes, I'm a gushing godmother. Deal.

Exciting new 'stuff' hitting the virtual shelves of BBT next week. A hint? - the image above.......

image via design sponge

Lovely Lyrical Laura

How much do these magical images of interiors make your heart sing? Want to sing more? Visit Laura Resen's exquisite site.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I don't think I'm alone when I say i am a sucker for an inspiration board. Mine is more of an uninspiring board?! - finishing it is on the list of things to do.
Until it starts to inspire me, I'm going to continue to be inspired by boards belonging to others.
Thank you to Paper Pony for inspiring a rather uninspired me at the moment! xx

Fun Giveaway

Fancy a chook chalkboard sticker of your very own? - Head to Stepford Dreams to participate in Carolyn's Monday Giveaway, courtesy of little old Brown Button Trading. You have til Friday to enter x

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Black and White - a different take.

I know I am going to have a black and white tiled floor in my kitchen, but how fabulous is this striped one? Something to think about....
image via simply seleta

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pippa's Palace - more pics!

Looking for similar pink plates? - funny you should mention that. I have some similar here.
Bone inlay products coming to BBT soon....subscribe to newsletter to find out when they arrive.
Remember the fabulous shoot Vogue Living did on Pippa Holt's London apartment last year? Well my favourite - Living Etc have done another, and me likey!! Lots of different angles and more rooms featured. The images speak for themselves. Exquisite. This, along with the homes of Kate Spade, Rita Konig and Michelle Adams are my inspiration. One day....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Raindrops keep falling on my head

Could have done with just ONE of these walking to work this morning. Never one to complain about rain living in the driest state on the continent, and in the middle of a drought......... but - having left my only umbrella at work YESTERDAY and the fact that it was raining THIS MORNING on my walk to work..... not happy Jan. I was blind too. Had to take my glasses off as they got so wet they needed windscreen wipers (oh so chic). Oh, and did I mention that I was carrying three massive packages to take to the post office for fabulous BBT customers as well? Well I was. Needless to say hair was ruined by the time I got to work, not only was it worn up but also with a headband today. Ok Universe, I've got the hint. I need to get a car..... image via fffound

Monday, July 13, 2009

Classic colour

White and colour at its wicked best. "To the favourites file with both of you"!!
Images from my home ideas via the beautiful shelter blog.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Times....... they are a changin'

Sorry for all my subliminal, angst ridden, 'don't be afraid of change' posts of recent - today (well, now it is technically yesterday) I resigned from the job I have had for the last 8 years. Difficult? Yes. I will start a new and very challenging role with a new firm in five weeks. Excited? Yes. Terrified? Definitely. A lot more responsibility? you bet. So - here's to change, the future, ensuring you are true to yourself no matter how petrifying that may seem. The right decision? Only one way to find out. Happy weekend beautifuls xx

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


(yes, yes I know, 'tierd' is spelt 'tired'...) -but go with me on this. I've got germs and stuff. Lost my voice even (yes 'hallelujah' says close friends, family and colleagues!) - some sort of throat infection . I'd only been thinking quite smugly to myself last week how well I had done to get through winter without getting sick. Pfft. Doctor has me off work for rest of week so I'll catch up with you when I'm feeling better. x

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

cute cakes

Just over at Party Perfect - how cute are these cupcakes?! The bluebirds nesting are so cute but elmo cracks me up. Ahhh, what the hell, I'll make a dozen of each, I have a cupcake courier after all, there is still room for another dozen! x

Monday, July 6, 2009

Repeat after me....

And while we are at it - let's revisit these. And breathe. Lots going on. Geessh.

It's Monday morning.....

I'm no morning person. I like the above, but I think I would need this in much larger font, flashing neon, and perhaps playing a loud high pitch squealing noise to get me out of bed...... Have a great week x

Friday, July 3, 2009

THE style guide

Images from the current issue
If you are serious about keeping up with the best styling around - you need to be buying the Wedding Style Guide. Yes I know, it is a wedding magazine - but I religiously get every issue because EVERY. PAGE. IS. STYLING. PERFECTION.

And not only is the magazine awesome but their website is unbelievable. First of all - you can pay to download a copy of the magazine, no more missing out because you aren't in Australia. Previous issues are also available to download. But wait. There is more....

My favourite bit - their free downloads. From templates to make labels for candy jars when you are creating your own "Amy Atlas" brilliance, place cards, thank you notes, old fashion library labels for a unique hens show. The list of downloads is endless and can be used for any occasion, not just weddings.

So on that note, it is Friday evening, just poured myself a glass of wine and I'm going to pour over the latest issue - why, I love it so much - I think I'll marry it!! xx

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Channel your inner Amy Atlas.....

There is not denying that Amy's dessert tables are to die for. Especially for moi who loves colour coordination, symmetry, a sense of order whilst still being beautiful and delicious (it is the constant pull between accounting and the creative.... and I love it). I think if you are lucky enough to have half of the culinary and styling skills of Ms Atlas you are one lucky lady! Brown Button Trading has a fabulous range of new jars in- perfect for making your own Amy Atlas dessert table or candy (that's "lolly" for us Australian's...) buffet. I suggest creating one this weekend in your home on the kitchen table - just because. Fun!
Click on jar images above for further details

Happy Birthday

Happy 30th Birthday Pip - welcome to the club. I'm sure things are just terrible in New York and you are having a horrible time......... Enjoy sweets xx
image via ffffound