Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My favourite place to procrastinate.....

I do some of my best procrastinating in this very spot. And no session spent
procrastinating is complete without a good cuppa.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award... from Lyssymay

Thank you to Alyssa Milton from Lyssymay for awarding me the Kreativ Blogger Award. Ive been asked to share with you 7 of my favourite things, and 7 of my favourite blogs.

So here goes.

These are in no particular order. (or all hell will break loose at home)

I Love Memorable Moments, and looking back on photos. I love this photo, it brings a tear to my eye. She is so gorgeous, and was so happy to hold that tiny frog. Simple things that stay in our memories for ever.

I love a good Hat Parade, Christmas, Easter I don't mind, I just love making them. And Rose looks fabulous in a hat.

I have been informed by my lovely sister that you actually need to let your child take part in the making of the hat to be considered for a prize. As such we have never won anything....

Rose does have fun picking out the decorations, little chicks, and collecting sticks from the yard to make nests.... but I admit, its
to much fun creating a master piece.

I admit Im a bit of a control freak.....Ok a lot!

I love Organising Fabulous Birthday Parties for my little cherub.

I have been acused of going over board, ok....making individual belly dancing outfits for 20 children, is a little mad, but the photos make it all worth while. Not to mention that all the kids looked equally fabulous and had a wonderful time.

Fairys on the Vineyard, was a favourite. Everyone had a wonderful time, with entertainment for the little fairies and a selection of wine
and cheese from Iron Bark Ridge Vineyard at Purga for the parents.

We've done Blues Clues, Kindi Farm, Even a limo to the Gold Coast to see Outback Spectacular. This one was great and the kids had the best time. We finished with a sleep over and Pancake Birthday Cake for breakfast the next morning. Multi Coloured.... Of Course!

One of my all time favourites was an Alice in Wonderland tea party, although I didn't have to organise that one, as my sister and mother kindly did the catering, hired outfits... but thats another blog altogether.

I especially love Italian Food......mmmmmmmm. Preferably in Italy, with good wine, and good company.

This photo was taken on my birthday a couple of years ago, in Spoleto, Tuscany.

The dish is a baked polenta, and it was delicious.

I love and feel very priviledged to work from home. It gives me the luxury of being involved in all of my daughters school activities. Who would miss this?

My loving husband and daughter. They make life fun, and meaningful.

I adore my lovely Austin and Chi Chi, they are gorgeous,
and give me so much love.

I melt when I look at them. I love them soooo much.

(even when they mess in the hall)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Move over Crabtree & Evelyn, and make room for Red Bamboo!

I'm a huge fan of Crabtree & Evelyn. My fragrance is "Freesia", even
though it has been discontinued. (much to my outrage).

At the last Crabtree & Evelyn sale I stocked up on "Freesia" perfume, bath and shower gel, glycerin soap, body lotion....the list goes on, I'm sure you get the picture. I love it.

It will always take me back to Venice and a wonderfully romantic holiday my husband and I shared together.

But its time for Crabtree to move over and make room for my new favourite soap.
Red Bamboo make a gorgeous range of handmade soaps.
So when my husband told me he loved anything cinnamon,
I was on the phone to Annie from Red Bamboo to see what she has.

And here it is.

It arrived in a parcel from Tasmania today.
I've never been so excited. (Well maybe once or twice)

I have ordered my Red Bamboo soap by the 1 kilo log,
and it just looks divine.

It has a special place in the fridge until I'm ready to use each bar.
This helps to preserve the fragrance. I can't tell you enough, how great it smells.

Ok, yes it smells just as good as it looks. So fresh and full of cinnamon.

Rockton takes us back in time.....

What a beautiful setting for a market, and what a great way to celebrate Q150, in the
gardens of the timeless "Rockton".

After an evening of elegance held the previous night and lots of nervous anticipation for those involved in organising the events, we could all enjoy the beautiful sunshine and the talent
that our many stall holders put on display.

As promised the QLD Costumers Guild was in fine form.
Modeling a selection of beautiful dresses from a time when
Rockton was just settling into its footings.

With lots of stalls, there were even activities for the kids.
Nothing like spending a little time colouring in with the children.

Above our mayor Paul Pisasales can be seen enjoying some time with
Makayla Smart and friends at the Peg & Kate colouring table.
Doesn't he do a wonderful job nursing that baby doll.

Outfits worn by the QLD Costumers Guild are all handmade by the ladies wearing them. Now that's some serious sewing. Stunning!

And any Queensland day out wouldn't be complete without some scrumptious lamingtons. I certainly made sure I purchased my supply. Although sadly they didnt last long enough to see me through my second cuppa.

Thank you to the many women from the Ipswich Girls Grammar School Old Girls Association for your efforts. And thank you to Angela and Wybe Geertsma for opening their home. Hopefully this will be an annual event. I know I'll be there.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A big Thankyou to PossBloss

Thank you to Jodie from PossBloss for the kind words and for running a lovely blog about my Peg & Kate Pencil Rolls and Chairbags.

Anyone looking for a good belly laugh should head to to watch the Craftastic video. I really enjoyed it. While you are there check out the online store for all your habby needs.