25 November 2010

Giving Thanks.....

It's Thanksgiving today...
I'm missing my family...

Missing my Gramma's Turkeyday Feast....
Missing having a four day weekend....

I love you and miss you all!!

But I am looking forward to our own version of Thanksgiving tonight!!
Turkey Burgers on the BBQ.
Root Veggie Chips.
Cranberry and Blue Cheese toppings.
Duncan's Pecan Pie.
And *fingers crossed* my first ever Pumpkin Pie from actual pumpkin (aka not from the can!)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Americana Counterparts! Love you all heaps! Miss you all more!

24 November 2010

I love the library...

"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. "
image via ImagesbyClaire
Not any particular library, but just most every library there is.

I've been hitting up one close to my work lately and its fantastic. I've only been there twice and have come across books that are exactly what I was looking for. Kudos to the Yarra-Melbourne branches! I think more businesses need to work like libraries actually.

Anyways, I'm very happy about the announcement of this exhibit opening at the State Library of Victoria the 3rd of Decemeber... I've been in love with a lot of the illustrations in children's book lately and this will hopefully kick start me into something good. Fingers crossed!

So, what are you reading? 

On my night stand at the moment :
(thank you Richmond Library!)

17 November 2010

Movember Update!!

Hey all,

I meant to post this last week!!! Argh! Anywho.. in continuation of the Movember fantasticness, here is Jackal's new look! Totally minus the beard, with a hint of Mo'! Bring on the handlebars!

If you haven't and you would like to PLEASE DONATE!!!

Here's to counting down the days until the beard is back!

Wednesday's Wish List - Rustic Holidays

Let the holiday festivities begin!
1 & 2.  kellystreetvintage
3. sejoe
4. PatinaPosh
5. NestaHome
6. Bluebirdlane

03 November 2010



It's that time of year. Movember!
After 8 months of growing out his beard, Jacob has shaved it all off to grow a Mo for Movember!

He's totally clean shaven now and looking a bit alien like - but it's all for a good cause!! Please donate!!
Check out the site here... 

I'll be posting the ongoing mo-growing as we go! 

25 October 2010

Creatures of the Deep!

Hello gorgeous people!!!
Hope everyone had a good weekend! We had a great one!
  • Friday night, I saw Concrete Blonde at the Palace. Brilliant!! I so have a girl crush on Johnette, she is still so amazing. I'd be happy to have one ounce of her coolness when I am her age. Seriously. 
  • Saturday, we went to Ceres and bought some new seedlings from the garden. I know have a new rosemary and lavender in the garden! And a set of cukes! 
  • Saturday night, we did a little early celebrating for Duncan's birthday and saw Resident Evil - Afterlife in 3D. Not enough good zombie-ness, but the 3D was really well done.. 
  • Sunday, J and I slept in a little and he made pancakes (crepes, really) and we spent the rest of the day in the garden. It was a glorious day! 
I'm hoping my Echinacea makes it through a battle with some bugs! I think they are getting attacked by earwigs and white fly. I'm going to be diligent now, checking twice a day for bugs and spraying them with a little mild, soapy water. If anyone has any other ideas, I'm happy to hear them!!!

And - yes! Creatures of the Deep (an Etsy treasury) has featured my Drowning drawing. It is an original drawing too! 
Thanks to QueenandCorgi

21 October 2010

Dreaming of summer times

334/365 Tire Swing Bench Monday!, originally uploaded by kharied.

Right now - I should be swinging on the top of a tire swing, in the sunshine, listening to some good old Big Band, drinking Iced Tea or maybe a mint julep...

11 October 2010

Some Etsy Lovin'

Hey kids!
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!!

We had a big and busy few days! Our gorgeous friends are getting married on Halloween, so this weekend was the Hen's Night and Buck's Weekend festivities!!

Let's just say - good times were had by all!

Monday mornings are always nice to wake up to an Etsy Treasury and a blog post of some of my crafty bits and pieces..

I'm loving loving loving this treasury!!! Gorgeous!!
Thanks to Adictaaloscomplemnts
Thanks to handmadespark.com
Also, my Port Melbourne Button from Etsy was on handmadespark.com for this article featuring Melbourne and Victoria crafters and artists.. Some great shops mentioned! Check it out!

See you soon!

04 October 2010

Another Anti-AFL weekend...

Apparently Collingwood won... 
What a gorgeous weekend for a BBQ! And friends, beers, and hanging out in the backyard playing Kubb...

Jackal's action shot

2kg of chicken wings

Timmy getting some cuddle action from Julie

Sleepy Bruce enjoying the sunshine

Bryan & Julie

I think Duncan and Jackal were dancing at this point...

Bruce in the field of play

Marshmallow & a fire calls for...

S'mores & Champagne

Friday night we were able to check out Erin's new Women's Circus venture! It was one of the best one's yet! It's called Ladies Prefer Brunettes (so true) ! It was cheeky funny, very well choreographed and just plain fantastic! I'm not sure when they will be performing it again, but if anyone if interested - below are the details...

So back into another week! Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and has a happy Monday!!

29 September 2010

I've finally begun the battle!! Again.

My weight has always been a roller coaster type battle.. Eating out of boredom, a desk job for the last 2 years, too much drinking and evening snacking with the hubby.. It's all part of the problem. 

Now, I'm striving to get back a little closer to my normal weight - mainly due to the closet of vintage dresses and the threat of an upcoming summer.

I've pimped my iPhone with a couple weight management apps and hopefully I'll have a better idea of how to forge through it all. I'm determined to ride to work as much as possible, and since the weather has been a bit nicer, that's the easy part. 

On the food note - This Friday is World Vegetarian Day! It's a good chance to feel healthy and light all day! All of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month - so, all of you meat eaters - myself included - should give it a try! 

28 September 2010

A lovely warm weekend...

This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous. If you were not in Melbourne, I pity you. In the nicest way possible of course!

We spent the weekend mowing, weeding, fixing bits and pieces around the yard. Saturday late afternoon spent laying on a giant picnic blanket with J and the boys drinking a couple beers. The sun was shining and warm. The air was still slightly cool... It was perfect.

J, T and B. Oh the chaos...

Thursday night I took down my exhibition. It was sort of a relief, but sort of sad. It all went so quick! I'll be posting some of the images here, but will be selling some originals and prints on Etsy. I'll keep you posted!!

In other news... Don't forget that the 13th of October is Ride to Work Day!!! I've signed up and am trying to get some of my co-workers to get on the bandwagon!! It's taken a promise of cupcakes to possibly get some people on board!

Don't forget to sign up and get on your bike!