Thursday, April 29, 2010

Life is beautiful


Pictures like this make me want to redecorate my house. It's the little touches that make your home feel cozy and full of character.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

(Pink Bow)

I still haven't seen Alice in Wonderland at the movies, I've been too nervous to. It was my favourite book as a child, my copy is so worn and tattered from all the times I read it, and I know the movie isn't the story of the book but I'm just psyching myself up to go watch it. I do love Johnny Depp though.

Have you guys seen it? What's your opinion?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm off to the bush


I am away this week on a 46 kilometre hike with my husband and some friends. It takes 4 days and covers big hills so I'm quite excited for the challenge. I've scheduled a few posts for the rest of the week and I'll be back on the weekend to catch up on everyones blogs. Wish me luck! I'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tea cups and china

I just found the most adorable set of pictures on flickr- tea cups and china! So pretty. I would love to get my hands on those the classic penguin book cover mugs!! I am a firm believer that a cup of tea tastes so much better if it's in a pretty mug or tea cup and even greater when made in a beautiful pot.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

home sweet home

To celebrate the weekend I thought I would leave you with some visual inspiration in the form of these beautiful pictures by Susanna Maaria Erheikki. They go quite well with a cup of tea and a snuggle on the couch if you ask me!

I always love having a sneak peek into peoples homes to give me ideas of little weekend projects I can get up to, to make my place more beautiful and interesting. Hope you like these and that they help you get a little crafty this weekend!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Clare Owen

On a cloudy, rainy day like today, the work of Clare Owen gives me so much joy. Ladybeard (the top picture) is one of my all time favourites, I really need to get a print for my house!

Edit: I forgot to mention, I also wrote a guest post for Dandelion Daydreamer today and it's featuring some more art, this time by Kelli Murray. Please head over and check out my post and leave some love :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bird in the Hand

Lisa Congdon is a mixed media artist and illustrator from San Francisco and i am in LOVE with this installation of hers. My favourite is the little owl- so cute! Check out some more of her work on here official website.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


(Dream Beam)

Good news! I passed my white belt incorporated martial arts grading (and so did my husband!). We got our results last night and I got 97% !!!! I am still buzzing :) I came second in our class so I am celebrating a little today. My next grading (for yellow) is in less than 10 weeks so I have some hard work ahead of me but it's good, I'm feeling pretty determined!

Monday, April 19, 2010

it's your time to shine

(Olivia Malone)

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blog of the Week: Another day to dress up

Another Day to Dress Up is a fashion blog I recently found through She Waits for Whispers. I love her unique style and her talent for op shopping, and the cute hats she always wears!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Missed Connections

I'm sure a lot of you already know the blog Missed Connections, but I couldn't help but share a few of my favourite recent postings. For those of you who haven't seen the blog before it's written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall of New York and here is a better description than what I could ever write:

Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Olga Bennett Photography

Olga Bennett is a Melbourne based photographer and all I can say is, her work is beeeeaaaautiful. And! I wish that my bedroom looked like the one in the top picture! You can also check out some more of her work in the new issue of New Zealand zine Extra Curricular.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New from Hunter Gatherer

You might remember awhile ago I introduced you guys to Hunter Gatherer, a New Zealand husband and wife creative team. Now they have a Facebook Group page so make sure you check it out for some sneak peeks like these beautiful illustrated cards. I love the owl one so much!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

One Seventy Four

One of my favourite photographers,Valentina Vos has a new book coming out, "One Seventy Four." For the project Valentina photographed 25 young models and focused on portraying them as girls, not models. Quite an interesting concept! You can contact Valentina through her website to order a copy of the book and it's scheduled for release in June. Below is a little sneak peak to feast your eyes on :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The way you do one thing is how you do everything


Tonight is the night of my first ever grading for martial arts, to qualify for my white belt. I'm a bit nervous but I have worked really hard and I know that I know my stuff. Wish me luck! I'm excited.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Blog of the week: Glossary

I've been finding so many wonderful blogs lately that I thought maybe it was time to bring back my old Blog of the Week feature.

This weeks blog of the week is Glossary, written by Lauren of South Africa. She features little tid bits on fashion and photography but my favourite is her series of blogger interviews, including Carrie from Wish Wish Wish.

Make sure you go check her out!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Meet Kaylee and Johnny

I know I just recently shared pictures of another cute couple but I found these pictures of Kaylee and Johnny through Snippet and Ink and taken by Sarah Rhoads and I loved them so much I couldn't help but share them.

Hope you like them too :)
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