Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eight Years Ago Today I Was Busy Doing This...

Apparently the traditional gift for eight years of wedlock is Bronze or Pottery.  Hmmmm I think I'll pass.  The modern gift is Linens or Lace - still not fussed. 

I'll take a nice weekend away in Sydney for the NRL Grand Final thanks!

Lou x
(and an extra one for Brendan who is away working today X)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday

More from the ever increasing list...

Kitchen canisters - Set of 3 $19.95 K-Mart 
(I know - who would believe that K-Mart was kinda cool!)

Types of tea...teapot! Madeit seller heyemmaline $35.00 (+p&h)

And to round off this tea-inspired list...

Vintage Revivals Teacup Clock (this is on the to-do list!)

Lou x

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How To Make Your Six Year Old Daughter Love You...Even More! (Part One)

Miss M loves to play with her make-up.  She loves to do make-overs on her unsuspecting Nan and her little brother.  She loves looking at herself in the mirror.  She loves brushing her hair whilst watching herself in the mirror.  So what does this six-year old need?  A dressing table of course!  She was so excited when I told her what we were going to do and she said many times throughout this process "Oh, I love you Mum"  awwwww :)

So the challenge began looking for one for her.  After fruitlessly searching the net I started scouring the second hand shops to no avail.  I also went to Revolve at Pialligo - no glory there either.  So on our way home we stopped at the other Revolve near our house at Hume and found this...

It cost all of $20 and it seemed perfect.  But Miss M is quite a tall girl and she couldn't fit comfortably under the low middle section and there were too many drawers (read: too many spaces for junk to accumulate).  A lot of the paint was flaking off at the bottom already so I took to it with this...

Pretty good stuff this.  But soon I realised I was trying to strip about 6 layers of paint off plywood - argh!  I needed to move the mid section up anyway so I ripped off the top 3 sections of ply and filed them in the rubbish.

Then I removed the mid section to make it level with the other two sides...

I am planning on putting a sheet of mdf along the top.  But this was as far as I got today.  Project is now on hold for at least another 4 days - when I start 2 glorious weeks of holidays!

Lou x

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Funny

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Lou x

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday

Oh I just HAVE to get one of these!  I stumbled across Happy Loves Rosie's blog and I love her work - probably because she loves red and aqua like me!  I'm picturing something like this as a cubby house for the kids in the yard.

Check out the interior - oh so cute!


Lou x

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Funny

One of my all-time favourites...

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Lou x

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday - Just for Dads

These are on my husband's wishlist this Father's day......

But he will most likely end up with these......

But we will definitely take him out for this......

Happy Father's Day Daddy, love from M & T xx