Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beautiful kitchens

For this size kitchen the wine fridge is a fabulous idea, I wish I had thought of that, and don't you love french doors at the end of a kitchen.

Oh I love this kitchen, the colours, the tiling and the mantel above the stove, its a small space but it has really come together.  Finished off with those beautiful lights.

So simple, but you can see everything is stored in that fabulous island bench.

These beautiful kitchen images are from House to HomeUk or Southern Living.

I love that ceiling, I don't know how they have hung those lights, I even like the black stools, maybe a bit smaller though.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Have a fabulous Saturday.x

images above from House to homeuk

Dining by Martha

Friday, October 28, 2011

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki beach, the ocean is so warm, full of fish and surfers.

I managed to do a little bit of realestate stalking, this home was opposite the beach when we took a drive up the coast, love the stone wall,

We met this big turtle, he and two friends had come up on the beach for the day, there are a group of volunteers who rope off a section of the beach around the turtles and keep watch protecting them, and talking to everyone who visits.

This pic was taken from our tour in a helicopter over Honolulu, it was the same helicopter used in Hawaii 5'O, the new one, just in case you were wondering.

Two of my gorgeous boys, 

We had coffee at the hotel next door, nicer hotel, much nicer coffee.

This is the Moana Surfrider, (next door hotel),

loved the staircase, mmmmm,

beautiful pictures from luxury home design - vacation rentals.

Have a lovely weekend.x

Some holiday rentals I came across on the web, after the holiday.  ooops.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cushions, desks and chairs

We were lucky to miss the rain through the day on Saturday, but as we left we were caught in the storm, the room was decorated as a garden type theme, it was cheery,

I came across these embroidered cushions at Ikea, $39.  They also have matching lamps, not sure how much they were, no doubt I will find out soon.

These chairs are so sweet, I could fit one in my car I'm sure,  mmmm sounds like a challenge!

especially if I find a blue one.

Santa might be bringing new desks this Christmas too, see how he feels.

Have a fabulous Tuesday everyone.x

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cox Plate

1967 Melbourne Racing Carnival 

Off to the Cox Plate tomorow, I have my fascinator all ready, my frock and my shoes.  Not sure which bag to take yet.  Hope the weather is pleasant.  Have a lovely weekend everyone.  What are you up to? x



Thursday, October 20, 2011


Hello,  we finally made it back home.  What a long three weeks.  What a long trip home.  Had lots of fun, here are some things I missed from home.

my laptop,

my garden, it has grown so much, there has been lots of rain down here,

and of course I had to make a visit to bunnings when I got home, finally setting up a new vegie garden with some peas, carrots, corn and lettuce.

my gorgeous David Austin roses are coming out,

these David Austin roses are in their third season, they are covered in lots of buds, looking nice and healthy, I will get my holiday pics in order and take you all travelling with me.

This fourth school term will fly by, we will all be posting our christmas tree pics soon.  Enjoy your Friday.x

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Hi all, Florida is beautiful, no hurricane today, all good.  When we arrived it was pouring down, it was very dark, we had been travelling all day.  But now the sun has been shining, and we have all had a good sleep.  What have you all been upto I wonder, I can't wait to catch up with all my blogs when I'm home.

Grand Floridian Resort, Florida

I have taken so many pictures, I have really seen most of my adventure through my camera.  Have a lovely week.x