Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

flea market finds

Found these chairs x 3
seats and backs are original laminate in beautiful aqua (describe this colour to me in original 50's term pls) with chromed legs. Very rusted and pitted, but have sanded one back and still blemished but lovely and smooth... Laminate (name?) also has a little bit of water damage in the back ply sections - am thinking of stripping one layer and repainting? Ideas pls?

And this old trolley is going strong. Won't be used for the market run, is hiding in amongst soft toys at the moment:

Play along with your flea market finds again in 2011 here:

Friday, January 21, 2011

chalkboard ... jars

Having a blah week this week - not much doing. Camera is broken, anyone wishing to donate a DSLR to the cause is welcome, however i think there are other people more desperate than me...

So, I am NOT capturing this project in images this week. You'll have to imagine the 15 glass jars and their lids stacked up, masking-taped and waiting for a lick of chalkboard paint.

While procrastinating, I found this link and fell in love:

What other chalkboard ideas do you have?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

get fresh

We spend some time 'hunting and gathering' at our local fruit market each weekend. This week's haul and my mood made me stop and click, it was so bountiful and summery and yummery.
Most of the stalls are run by chinese or vietnamese families, and they all had their bets on for what colour baby. "I think boy" etc with much hands laying on... Rex particularly likes getting a prize from one lady, who silently and secretly hands him a treasured kiwifruit as we leave her stall...

Question: Do you do 'Two and Five'? Have concluded mine is more like "Five and Two"

Please note the big bag of breadcrumbs $1.30 for about a half cubic metre... That should have us in fishcakes for a week or 11. The bag was inflated when I bought it, and I thought there may be a goldfish in there.

Friday, January 7, 2011

good MORNing

all sunshine and loveliness:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

breakfast battles...

There is a lot to be said for a happy healthy breakfast.

We have been having 'breakfast wars' on and off at our place for a year or three. This week we're trying to put our collective hooves down to stomp out crying for toast/weetbix/something else. So far no good.

Photobucket (Rex at 7 weeks ... at breakfast)

I happened upon this recipe (thanks Nigella) in my early-morning-feeds-make-a-me hungry, and decided it would be a delicious start to the day. Also thought it was a place to use up some wicked closet corn syrup, so that i might eat less waffles.

So here is the start of it:

I did a bit of substitution - used almonds and cashews vs raw peanuts and used a wee bit more coconut, less sugar, no oil because I forgot it... do what you like i think? Whoever thought of baking muesli - sorry GRA-NOLA Nigella - with APPLESAUCE... (chase this last link for the best little aussie christmas tale pictured here...


Here is a shot of my two lovely boys at bath-time (much happier than breakfast) - and one of the sleeping bear so that you can all see how easy-peasy lovely he is.

Plenty more breakfast battles to come I think... We may be fighting over the last serve of 'cocc-late muesli' tomorrow.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Gday 2011 - let's have fun

Happy new year to everybody.
Asleep before midnight.... Check.
Forget it's a new year in the morning.... Check
Resolutions concocted on a whim.... Check

1. Less fun police, more fun.
2. Enjoy the tiny one while it lasts.
3. Put 'the plan' onto paper and sign. In blood.
4. Take more photos.
5. Save money for what i'd really like. DSLR.
6. Make more gifts.
7. Plan dinners.
8. Swim my first ocean swim.
9. Execute an 'idea' that has been a brewing...
10. Read more and waste time less.

Have started on #10 by reserving some of YOUR favourites from my local library... Nothing like a recommendation to get me excited. On my list "A prayer for owen meaney" and "Brideshead Revisited"...


Hoping you have a great year too.