Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Back Home again!!!

Well I am back in my little studio room, which I love....Looking at this gorgeous photo of the ocean ....Kirstie and I spent 2 hours walking yesterday afternoon (about 12 kilometres) and we had so much fun chatting and giggling and taking photos and having our last gelato at our favourite little italian shop... The boys were out fishing and all was good in the world...Back to reality now though and heaps and heaps of charms to be soldered and orders to be filled...I am not ever very motivated when the kids are on school holidays as I just want to spend time with them lol!!!! but only 8 - 12 weeks now till the shop opens so I need to get a little more motivated.....

Sunday, 28 June 2009

A few days away!!!

Well we are having a few days at the coast...Walked 10 km this morning and then indulged in a gorgeous gelato - YUMMY!!!!! and I must say I fell in love with the guys italian accent lol!!! Poor Kirstie is sick again but we are hoping it is just a head cold this time..... There is something so beautiful about listening and watching the ocean....Today it is a lovely 20 degrees and sunny..Back in shorts for the walk this morning... The boys are going to do a spot of fishing this afternoon while us girls catch up on a bit of reading. It is so quiet here all you can hear is the sound of the waves crashing down....Hopefully Kirstie will be up to a nice ride on our bikes tomorrow..... So much going on at the moment we all really needed this short break....
Walk in the rain, smell flowers, stop along the way, build sandcastles, go on
field trips, find out how things work, tell stories, say the magic words, trust
the universe.-bruce williamson

Friday, 19 June 2009

Terry John Woods

Well I need to do a post on a very exciting book coming out in the October through Amazon called New Farmhouse Style and I am hoping to get my hands on some copies for the shop....This man has been a true inspiration to me for several years and I have had the pleasure of getting to know him through heaps of emails...Sending each other photos of what we were renovating at the time...Most people would know his name through his gorgeous house featured in such magazines as Country Homes, Country Living, Country Gardener and many, many more....He is an amazing designer, stylist and artist, creating amazing vintage bears that are loved the world over....I was privileged to see a sneak peak of this book before it was published and I promise you it is simply gorgeous!!!! Congratulations Terry can't wait to see it.....

Email troubles...... For some reason I am having some problems with my emails. I put some new charms up on the NEW BLOG the other day and I don't think many of my international customers got their emails so I really do apologise... I will be putting some more up in the next week or so, so please keep checking....There is also a few left from the other day..... Have a fabulous weekend....Only 4 days left till the kids are on break...YAY!!!!!!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Food for thought!!!

Well there is something I had to share...... I had a really nasty and negative comment left yesterday and to be honest I really just don't understand why people would even bother!!! I have found blogging to be an amazing community of like minded inspirational people who each time they blog share a little of themselves...Who would want to share that they are nasty!!!!! Anyway, I emailed the person back and told them to have a nice day because that is who I am!!!! So today I wanted to share a few of my favourite sayings..... To inspire us all to always try and be positive and happy and joyful in this very fragile world that we live in...
When words are both true and kind they can change the world - Buddha

This is my wish for you: comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you are in doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life.
(Kirstie gave me this on a card for Mother's Day)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
-leo buscaglia

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Our new blog has begun

Well I just wanted to let you all know that I have just finished the first entry in our new shoppe blog....Please go and take a look....Simple Things Small Joys.....An update of new charms is probably about a week away all going well......

Wednesday, 3 June 2009


I just got "tagged" by Cynthia at A Shimmy in my Spirit...so this is how it goes....
* List Six Unimportant Things That Make You Happy.
* Mention and link to the person who tagged you.
* Tag six of your favorite bloggers to play along, and comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged.

Well here goes....I am not great at this sort of stuff...
1. Looking at the moon and stars on a beautiful clear night....
2. Walking through my friend Angela's garden as there is definitely magic there.....
3. Watching my kids faces for all the different expressions that make them unique....
4. Rearranging my house constantly lol!!!!
5. Putting on my ipod and dancing around the house!!!!
6. Mowing the lawn....strange I know but I love it!!!!

Well here are 4 that I thought my like to play!!!!

Chelsea Blue Whispers
Marley and Lockyer
Sadie Olive
Shannon Fricke

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

I'm BACK!!!!!!

Hi my dear friends, it has been sooooooo long!!! I wish I could say I am all up to date but I must say I am getting there....As you can see I have had a little move around at the end of my studio room so I don't get too bored with my environment lol !!!.... The shop still hasn't started being built yet so it looks like September now which is fine with me as I am not at all organised... Kirstie will start exam block tomorrow which always adds a little stress to the household and my gorgeous little boy is just back from 3 fun filled days at school camp.... Angela and I are working on our new blog and charms for the grand opening so PLEASE be patient as it will be worth the wait....I have missed you all so please drop by and say Hi!!!!!!