Monday, February 20, 2017

Stills...... February 2017

Life is ticking along and I feel like we haven't really taken a pause since school started back. After our slow days through out the holidays I definitely feel like we've kicked up a couple of gears.

Luckily we made this weekend a quiet one and just enjoyed pottering around the house and embraced the cooler weather and the rain. The boys were excited to see the hail and lightning, it's been a while since we've had a good storm! I made time for a massage over the weekend and am going into this week feeling rested and relaxed. Here are a few photos from the weekend......

That's a little snippet of our weekend......
How was yours? Did you get any rain?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A quick DIY project - recovering a tray

I've had this tray on my coffee table for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it. It's the perfect size to hold a vase, my magazines and a few other bits and pieces. I love popping everything into a tray to keep things looking neat and tidy plus it's easily removed if you have to make space when friends come over.

It was starting to look a little tire, worn and scratched and I had been looking around to replace it but couldn't find another tray in the right size that I liked. So I came up with a solution to give the tray a fresh look.  As I was doing the groceries the other day, I saw a roll of marble contact paper in the stationery aisle and I knew that this was the answer and my quick fix.

It was so quick and easy, the whole thing probably took about 10 mins. I measured the size I needed, stuck it down and trimmed around the edges with a stanley knife to keep it neat. There were slight gaps on one side but I just added more contact paper and it all blended in. I used 2 layers of the contact paper to cover up the black chevron pattern.

Once the flowers, magazines and crystals were back on top of the tray it looked as good as new!

Now I have some marble contact paper left over I'm looking for some more things to cover.
I did this to my laptop a while ago and I heard a friend covered a desk and it turned out amazing!

Have you completed any quick DIY projects around the house lately?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentines Day.

I know a lot of people don't believe in Valentine's Day and all the hype that surrounds it but I am all about showing the ones I love how much they mean to me. Any excuse!

I try and do this every day but it is also fun to celebrate Valentine's Day. Who doesn't love getting a lovely card, maybe some chocolate and hearing "I love you!'

We all went about our usual Tuesday routine but we squeezed in some time in the morning to give each our cards and I had a sweet treat waiting for the boys for their afternoon tea.
Any excuse to celebrate love!

I changed Simon's pillowcase the night before! He didn't notice it till the morning ;)

Love message on the lightbox. 
When the boys tell me they love me, I always say I love you more x

I sent some rose quartz crystals out for some customers yesterday. Perfect stone for Valentine's Day.

The boys hand made cards for Simon and I.

Sweets for my sweets, a delish afternoon tea.

Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Love was definitely in the air yesterday!

Monday, February 13, 2017

The weekend - we survived the heat wave!

So we survived the heat wave over the weekend, how did you go?!

It was a very quiet few days we barely got out of the pool!

I've popped up a few photos from the last few days.......

The pool, the hose and anything water related was a hit this weekend.

I kept the bedroom feeling cool and airy with light colours.

We had this platter and a jug of Pimms when friends came over, perfect nibbles while watching the kids in the pool and then joining them!

I bought some new prints for the walls, I am keeping this summery, holiday vibe going!

I was busy packing orders and sending out crystals. Also the full moon over the weekend was perfect for cleaning and charging crystals. I've almost sold out of most things so will be putting a few new pieces up this week.

After lots and lots of use this weekend, the pool toys no longer look like this!
The swan has a busted wing, the pineapple has a hole in it and the donuts are looking super faded. This was their last summer!

Simon and I squeezed in a dinner with friends at a burrito bar. The frozen margaritas were going down a treat in this weather!

How was your weekend? Are you feeling tired and water logged too?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Heat Wave!

Most of Australia will be in the midst of a heat wave this weekend. This summer has been one of the hottest ones I can remember in a while.  So make sure you do all you can to stay cool!

We'll be struggling along without air conditioning so I'm hoping that there will be a little bit of an ocean breeze we can catch. Otherwise it will be lots of swims, cold drinks, ice blocks and lounging around to get through the heat.

What's your plan to beat the heat?

*Definitely my last year without air conditioning! ;)
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