Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy EFOYS

Love this thermos (I'm thinking i want to keep it for myself.....) - Was $79.95, now $50.00. And there is a pretty pink one as well.
All bajo wooden toys on sale - this little cutey? was $31 now $22 This crayon mugs are awesome! Use for hot beverages if you want - I'd use mine to hold pens and pencils at my desk. Variety of colours - now only $10.00 (were $15) pretty partridges! these are a long standing fav at BBT - remember them in A-M's house? oh I miss that house.... were $24.95, now $15
Ok - only two more sleeps until 'new years eve' for this little accountant - love me the beginning of a new financial year I do, I'm an accounting geek at heart, don't you worry. Although, I must admit, owning my own shop has taken a bit of the shine away from the celebrations. Why? Stock take. Hate counting stuff (ironic I know ) - so I figure the less 'stuff' I have, the less painful it will be. Soooo, I've decided that BBT is going to have a little end of financial year sale (EOFYS) - It's also time for a bit of 'soul searching' for my little shop, I think it needs a spruce up and perhaps a new direction, something I'll be thinking about and working on in the coming months while I'm overseas (don't worry, shop will still be running in this time, thanks to a fabulous friend). So I'm open to suggestions on what you think should feature on its virtual shelves in the future, but in the meantime - enjoy the sale, lots more other fabulous product available on sale here also. xx

PS - if you are in Australia and happen to mention the little BBT sale on your blog - please let me know, I'd love to send you a little 'thank you gift'

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday.... Friday.... gotta get down on Friday...

Best night of the week I always say - two WHOLE days of me time coming up. What do you have planned? Me? A lunch with some lovely ladies on Saturday, packing my house up and doing an assignment (this bit is kind of sucky...) Happy days xx

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Friendly Reminders - Salvation Jane

Have you visited the lovely Salvation Jane blog yet? Jane shares gorgeous pics and projects from her home and others, and she has hinted and provided some pretty teasers of a range of products she is developing.... can't wait!
But visiting her blog is a constant reminder to me of the items that STILL live on my to do list..... Jane and I both have the Villemot poster above. I love it soooo much but its confession time. Its still not framed. It's almost two whole years since I purchased it from Shelley. Jane's however, is framed and features beautifully in her home. I really really will take it to the framers this weekend, I have to....
And then there is this gorgeous chair that Jane has 'made over' - isn't it fabulous? Reminds me of the gorgeous chair the wonderful woman of White and Wander picked up for me at auction a couple of months ago that is sitting patiently in a corner of the kitchen waiting for a makeover.... The transformation of Jane's chair reminds me I really must choose a colour and paint mine.....
Jane is an absolute delight and I'm so excited to see another fabulous aussie blog. Thank you Jane for your blog and your friendly reminders to get through my project list! xx

Monday, June 20, 2011

What I'm Watching....

Marie Claire - Under the Cover
Offspring
Winners and Losers
My favs at the moment, and they are all Australian - horray!
Two episodes in and i'm loving the inside look into Australia's Marie Claire magazine. Jane Roarty is fab, loving seeing a styling genius in action. So far I'm loving watching Jackie Frank (Oops i had Jackie French before - i always get that wrong. thanks anon!) navigating her mag to the printers each month.
Offspring. Granted, season one I found seriously frustrating. But season two? i'm in love. How fabulous, brilliant story lines and characters. The best bit about a Monday.
Winners and Losers - believe me I had my reservations. But gosh it is so much fun. Definitely aimed at my demographic but i'm not complaining! Love the two south aussie girls in the cast. But can I ask you, surely Blair has had something done to his eyes?
What's on your must view list at the moment?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

a weekend pretty x

Happy Weekend! - how STUNNING is this beaded dress. Perfectly accompanied by the infamous Kate Spade royal plantation elephant cane basket. As you know I love Winter, but I'm psyching myself for fabulously warm and balmy weather in the very near future- and this pic certainly assists. You see, I've just accepted a secondment with my work to spend five months working abroad. Cool hey! Actually, not cool - its the wet season there at the moment, so its sticky and humid, um no, I mean warm and balmy..... I'm incredibly excited about my overseas placement and look forward to sharing my adventures with you. I think I'll have more time to blog rather than less, so no fear! I'm not off for another five weeks - better start working through my list of things to do before i go...... x
image originally via fasion salade

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WSG Winter Issue - whoop!

For a single girl i probably get a little too excited about seeing a new wedding style guide at my newsagent. It honestly feels like forever between issues, I can't get enough! This issue doesn't disappoint, the WSG girls are amazing, every pages is just beautiful.
Never fear overseas readers, you can purchase a digital copy of the mag here, and the look book gives the perfect teaser of what you can expect from the 224 pages of the winter issue.
It is definitely winter here in Adelaide, I've got a glass of red and i'm looking forward to devouring the latest WSG.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Beautiful Baroque

A little birthday treat I gave Miss Kate a couple of weeks ago.
Framed in a fabulous baroque frame. Two sizes and various colours available from Brown Button Trading. From $11.00.....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Apartment Awesomeness

Love this apartment via vogue. Belongs to Elettra Wiedemann - how perfect is the above image?
Such a cool and eclectic lounge room. Every house should have a blue sheep. Seriously. And is that a turkey chair? Awesome. It all just works.
see more here. thanks for the heads up Katie

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Charmed...... I'm sure.

30% off Palas Jewellery @ Brown Button Trading. This one of a kind charm bracelet is us for grabs (believe me, it took all my will power not to just keep it for myself!), along with gorgeous hoop charm earrings (I already own two pairs of these myself), and a few other pieces. VERY limited stock. Enjoy x

Monday, June 6, 2011

Market Spoils

One of my most favourite things about living in Adelaide is the Central Markets. Lucky me works very close to the markets so if I manage to avoid the urge to have too many champers with friends at the pub on a Friday night I love to head into the markets, pick up some treats and head home for a night in. Above are some of my spoils from Friday night.
Which I turned into this delicious roasted beetroot, parsnip and feta salad. Served with yummy lamb french cutlets and a bottle of wine, shared with Miss French Navy - it was such a relaxing and chilled out night, it was 2am before we knew it.... oops!
I'm no master chef, and this salad is delicious and so easy. see below (via www.allrecipes.com.au)
Ingredients:
2 beetroots, peeled and cubed
2 parsnips, peeled and cubed
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cubed
Olive oil
Dried oregano
salt and freshly ground pepper.
To serve:
100g feta (use danish....yum)
1 sprig parsley, diced, to garnish
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C
2. Place the cubed beetroot, parsnip and sweet potato in large roasting tin. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the oregano, salt and pepper.
3. Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven until tender and slightly caramelised; about 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Remove form oven and serve immediately tossed with crumbed feta and diced parsley.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Is it just me or are things a bit quiet in blog world this week? Not to worry - quiet usually means that there is something big and wonderful brewing! x

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Adoring the latest Adore

Confession time - I don't often buy print mags these days (which is huge for me!!!), the online mags are really satisfying my 'mag fix'. However, the latest issue of Adore is an absolute stand out for me. Loved. Every. Page. It's an Aussie one too. Couldn't be prouder. Thanks Adore x