Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday......

It's been raining on and off all week here and I've come to the end of my first cold of the year. I'm happy to see the end of this week! So I'm throwing back to last Friday when the weather was warm and we headed down to Manly for a little paddle board session.....





How has your week been?

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!

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