Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest We Forget ......


Lest We Forget
 Rememberance Day
Take a minute today to remember
the men & woman who lost their lives 
in war for our country.

Karyn x

Miss. S made this poppy yesterday at school 
to wear today.
Love it.....
This represents to me our freedom....
We are so fortunate to even be able to make something as
simple as this paper flower
  when there are so many in the world right now suffering 
on so many levels
 from grief & despair 
to not having a roof over their head or children with no 
food in their tummys.
Be grateful .....

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Something Blue By Mary McDonald

Blue being my favourite colour , I couldnt help but notice this fabulous
L.A based designer , Mary McDonald
(dosent she remind you in this picture of our very own Princess Mary)
If only to be this elegant.....

How I would love to be this bold to paint my study this colour....

Although I did have my bedroom this colour (the brighter shade on the left)
after a holiday in the Greek Islands......
until a few years agowhen it was time for a change

A touch of blue outside
oh so dreamy...... 

A Commercial Design
LA stores are so COOL !
I cant quite figure what they are selling , any ideas ?

Karyn x

I am so inspired looking at these photos put together , I have a need 
to do a pop of colour somewhere in the renovations !
Lookout blank wall where ever you are......

Friday, November 5, 2010

Yellow , Black ,Patterns & more.......

Can you believe this house is actually here on the Gold Coast ?
(for those who dont know the Gold Coast is usually only shown as sleek & modern)
I came across this Hampton inspired home for sale
I love the size of this room
Is it designed well or is there too much going on ?
Do you like yellow ?
If I hadnt grown up with yellow & orange wall paper that was never changed 
maybe I could grow to like it. 
 I  do like how the owner has taken a bold leap !
Karyn x
Image from here....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Quick Trick or Treat !

We havent done Halloween before Miss.S has always thought it was scary & this year she said it is just ugly ( black & dark vs girlie & sparkly ) there is no competition in her eyes.
It was about 7pm when we got a knock at the door from trick or treaters (did I have any sweets , no!)
How awful did I feel.
Miss. S said maybe next year I will go trick or treating . Well knowing her I knew she would be counting the days , now she could see all the excitement & the fact you get lollies !
Facts she knew but couldnt overcome the darkness of Halloween.
So to save myself the 365 day countdown I said "quick throw on a dress up & lets go trick or treating"
10 minutes later we are running out the door. The one person at the end of our street I knew was giving out lollies had closed up shop for the evening. There little faces just looked so sad , looking up the street I didnt think it looked promising but off we went (with 5 minutes to bed time to go)  

We had a princess (of course) & a masterchef with his own stockpot.

We were in luck , right up the other end was a full on halloween party with a giant bowl of sweets.
Have a look at Master.J he couldnt take his eyes off the man right in the background with the skeleton suit on & face painted.

 We finally convinced him to turn around to have a photo .
Thankyou lovely unknown family in our street for making their night.
Three more houses at that end they knocked on & got a treat.

Return at 8pm with their stash. Very happy little children who are now converted Halloween fans. Somehow Miss. S had twice the amount of sweets in her princess handbag (I think it was when they could help themselves to the bowl at the party) 
The next morning though I went out to find empty wrappers over the lawn , I think that was my trick for not having any treats for the other trick or treaters earlier in the night.
I promise next year I will be organised......
What % of Aussies celebrate Halloween ? 
Love to know your thoughts or how you celebrated.

Karyn x