Loving the new app from A Beautiful Mess! Add filters, doodles, text and borders to your pics - so fun and addictive! @elsiecake
And framed! I think it needs a bit of ironing though…
Though I would be a little bit wary of putting chain in my hair if it was down, I think this would be super pretty to add to an updo!
In S.A. we call these Dagwood Dogs. I have no idea why. But you can get them at the Royal Adelaide Show dipped in tomato sauce (ketchup) and they are just the freakin’ best thing. Fair food is the best. Well, actually, it’s the worst for you, but it tastes so good! Wouldn’t these be a great finger food for a party? Oh man I want a Dagwood Dog so badly. When is the show again!?
Have You Heard Of? | Chasing Paper
I know what you’re thinking - ‘Oh great, wallpaper. Wallpaper i can’t have because I rent. Thanks for nothing Emma!’. Well my dear renters, rejoice for I have found your wallpaper solution! Chasing Paper makes sticky wallpaper akin to wall decals in some very pretty, modern and fun designs. You buy it by the sheet (each sheet is $25) and because it’s sticky and removable, you can use it anywhere. Think your fridge, the inside of your bookshelf, the front of your steps, above your mantel piece… and use your off cuts to cover books, trays…
I love anything lemon scented. It’s that lovely combo of tart and sweet, and it makes me think of home. I have dry skin that gets worse in Winter, so I love using rich creams. The thing I love about this recipe though is that it doesn’t use any waxes (which does mean it will melt if it gets hot) but it absorbs nicely into your skin. Yum!
It’s frigidly cold here in Adelaide right now.
This is the first night I’ve felt up to blogging since last week. I’ve been focusing on finishing my cross stitch and keeping up my spirits. The weather can have an adverse effect on mental health, but I’d still take Winter over Summer any day!
But anyway, I will be back to blogging again. One thing I love is that I can blog when I want to and not loose all my followers. You guys are really important to me, and have been such a help along the way. I know the internet can be a horrible, mean and cruel place, but I have felt nothing but love from y’all.
Hope everyone had a really nice Mother’s day!
It took over a month, it’s way past my bedtime, my fingers hurt and my eyes sting but I FINISHED IT! So chuffed! Now on to the next one…
Do you know where I wish I was right now?
New York City, top of the Empire State Building, looking out over the city while listening to Bon Iver on my iPod.
That’s my happy place. Unfortunately, I’m not super happy. I am still recovering from the flu, and I’m very down. So I decided I’m going to make a list of things that make me happy. It’s a given that I love my family and friends btw.
- Netflix. I’m watching Sliders at the moment - so nineties, such bad special effects, so much Jerry O’Connel and people sighing, rolling their eyes and going ‘here we go again!’. Love it.
- Magazines on my iPad.
- New dresses from ASOS…. and new leggings
- my new frozen drink cup - WITH A LID! seriously, it’s an adult sippy cup, but it is the best thing I have spent $5 on in ages
- making pickles
- smoochy cats who know when you need love
- being able to wear boots and scarves now the weather is getting cooler
- super pink sunsets
- finally feeling better after being sick
OK guys, time to add your own! Plus any Netflix recommendations if you have them. I’ve already watched 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, Spaced, Green Wing, Black Books, Arrested Development… and put ya hands up if you’re as excited about the new season as me! *PUTS HANDS IN DA AIR*
stay safe, keep warm/cool, be happy and love to y’all,
edit: the art is by Matte Stephens
If you’re from a place where you consider Lemonade to be a fizzy lemon drink, please note that this Lemonade is like lemon cordial - water, lemons, a dash of sugar! And these flavours are just the kind I dream of - grapefruit lemonade, strawberry and basil lemonade, cucumber mint limeade and blackberry lemonade! I think the first one I plan on making is the strawberry basil, what an amazing combo!
MOTHERS DAY CRAFT, PART 4?
I can’t remember what I’m up to! It’s getting closer though, and if you’re still trying to think of something inexpensive, handmade and sweet you can’t go past these incredibly cute bottles! And guess what they’re made from?! Salt shakers! some people are so clever. You should be able to get a few different cut glass shakers at op shops. Get to shoppin!
In Adelaide you need to get up pretty early to get the good stuff at the op shops. All the cool 50’s frocks, the Danish-esque side tables and pretty floral teacups are gone in a flash. But of course, there’s one thing there is plenty of - ugly paintings. But you know what they say - you should never judge a painting by it’s picture. No, that’s not what they say, but you need to keep that in mind, because some of the best frames have the ugliest pictures! And the best part about this DIY is that the only thing you need to spend money on (other than your frame) is some ‘Looking Glass’ spray. The tarnished effect is created with a vinegar mix - so clever!
I have been home sick for the last few days, the FLU has gotten me bad. I’ve just been spending all my time watching Netflix, wrapped in a rug and going through boxes of tissues.
Does anyone else watch Bob’s Burgers? I’ve watched the last episode about three or four times, especially the part where Louise slaps Boo-Boo in the face.
I hope everyone else is going well at the moment and not in the same stuffy nosed, dizzy, continuously drinking water state that I am
I remember trying batik in high school and just loving it. It’s a beautiful art form and almost magic when you take off the wax and reveal the pattern. As you can see you can do whatever design you want, or do a Google search to have a look at the more traditional styles.