Thursday, April 25, 2013

Anzac Day Service

Today we attended the Anzac Day Service at Upper Coomera Monument

Image Hope Island Living

At The Monument
On this special day , ANZAC Day , 25th April 2013, we recall those men
 and women who gave service to their country , who sacrificed their lives
 to fight for peace in the world and freedom for mankind.

We recall the great tragedy of war and those who left our shores and never returned ,
those who still sleep in the cemeteries of Gallipoli , Palestine , France , 
the desserts of Northern Africa , Greece , the Middle East and closer 
to home , New Guinea , the Pacific , Malaysia , Korea , Vietnam , Indonesia ,
Afghanistan , Iraq , East Timor and all the other unknown resting places 
in every corner of the world.

We stand here together united in their memory and promise that their
 sacrifice will not be forgotten and that we , as a community will work
together , to continue their memory and in our own small ways to bring
peace to our families and friends throughout our community
and to the world as a whole.

From the Rotary Club programme

If only we could all read this and live by it.

Many local schools took part in the march to the monument , helping to keep 
Anzac Day remembered through our youth.

It was wonderful to see a large crowd line the streets


Karyn x

Monday, April 22, 2013

Paint Me White , Annie Sloan Workshop

On Saturday I attended a Workshop at
Paint Me White 
learning to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

It was held at the new premises of Paint Me White at Mudgeeraba 
Sandy also has a store at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre

Here we all are , a lovely group of ladies.

I brought in this lovely ornate frame 

Look , no sanding , no primer required 
Straight into painting , no paint smell , gotta love that !!

I choose ' Louis Blue ' to Paint the frame.
I have a special spot at home for this which I will reveal another day !!

It was hard not to get distracted surrounded by all the interesting pieces in the store.
The 3 hours went so fast . We stopped to have a delicious morning tea that had been made by Sandys daughter Paige. Wish I had taken a photo of the delightful stand holding the yummiest egg sandwiches & the best caramel slice I have ever had ! ( I may have to pop back soon just to get the recipie )

I came home with two colours to start off with 
Paris Grey & Pure White ( of course ) 
Lots of great colours & different effects can be done with them.

Sandys Gold Coast store " Paint Me White " had its opening on Sunday
( I forgot to take a picture of the sign outside )
Which can be found at Mudgeeraba Village Shopping Centre , Swan Lane.
or online at

Karyn x

Friday, April 19, 2013

First Tooth Out !

Moments after my 6 year olds tooth fell out biting into a pear
Much excitement !!

Which lead to the question that night............
How do you present the ' first tooth ' to the tooth fairy when you are a boy ?
 I have had lots of experience with my daughter , she has a special pink fairy door on the wall complete with gold key that the fairy enters at night takes the tooth , 
while leaving a magical trail of fairy glitter dust & a gold coin.
Once she came a night late ( oh dear ) & left a little note explaining what a extra busy night she had & couldnt collect all the teeth before morning.
Was he going to be expecting a door too ?

As this tooth had fallen out a bit sooner then I thought , I wasnt prepared.
Then I remembered purchasing this book from the ABC Store 6 months ago.
We read together ' Why do our teeth fall out ? '
( see his little tooth sitting on the book )

It basically explains the life of a tooth 
( makes a great reader for young learners )
The last page even shows how to make a Tooth fairy basket !
Which was not required ..........

Boys are so much easier ( at times )
He simply wanted to leave it on his new desk in his bedroom.
Not under the pillow , he said " the tooth fairy wont be able to find it there "
He is very practical !
He went to sleep & woke up to a generous $5 in gold coins.
One very happy little boy.

Karyn x

Do you have any stories to share , I would love to hear them.....

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Perfect Rug

Kids Bedroom Rugs

Ive been on the hunt for a few pieces to finish styling my sons room.
I had given up finding the perfect rug !
Until I stumbled on these beauties , I may of given up again when I discovered they were from the American company Pottery Barn Kids ( you know the freight costs )
Pottery Barn is opening in Sydney very soon , just a few weeks away I hear ,
fingers crossed they are stocking these Perfect Rugs.
It will be interesting to see if they are the same price here in OZ.

This chenille herring bone is my favorite !
But there is a couple of other rugs in the running

This lighter color may work better in a small bedroom

I like this deep wool pile rug too 

Heres the girls version of the chenille rug

A pretty wool rug

I have been looking for 6 months now , whats another few weeks of waiting ?

Karyn x


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vintage Baby Throws

 Baby Kanthas 

Girly Pinks  

Beachy Blues

Little Boy Blues


Loving these Vintage Baby Kanthas
The colors are devine !
They are handstitched , reversable & made with 100% super soft cotton.

I was looking for a gift for a friend expecting a baby & found these at 
Read her blog while your there. 

Perfect Gift ! 
Now to choose which color mmmm......

 Sally Campbells Blog

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kids Bed Love

 Tuesday 9th April

Love this fun kids bed !
Searching for items for my sons bedroom I came across this unique style bed
Would love to see it with blue rope too for the boys.

Karyn x