Saturday, March 26, 2011

Green walled garden - a work in progress

Lady of the Lake
 Here are some snapshots of our outdoor room.  My plan is to have the ficus completely cover the fence so that I am surrounded by walls of green.  I am getting excited as it inches closer to the Lady of the Lake.

View of wall
I think this view will look so much better covered in greenery don't you?

My green wall in the making

boy with sticks
 Birds can happily help themselves to this bunch of sticks for their nests from my little garden helper..........

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pink speckled eggs

pink speckled eggs
 I have recently discovered the Bed, Bath & Table store. Thank you Chateau de lille for the tip! I had no idea they had so much great stuff.  Their Easter goodies are nothing short of gorgeous.  Seriously you have to go there & check it out.

The mittens & I usually get up to a few crafty things closer to Easter like decorating baskets & stuff.  I found these pink speckled eggs.  How cute are they??  They also come in a lime kind of colour.......

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

Exquisitely beautiful. Brilliant. One of a Kind.  Will never be forgotten..........

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Oui Bit of Red

My new Ecco shoes & a Oui Bit of Red
I am sure that I have told you that my favourite colour is red.  Closely followed by pink.  Anyhow I have got a major obsession with gorgeous glossy painted nails at the moment.  Fingers and Toes.  The other day I had a craving for Red.  So good old Opi came to the rescue with A Oui Bit of Red.  It is the perfect shade for my skin tone.
I also got these new Ecco shoes. Sooooooo comfortable.  They look a bit like birkenstocks don't they?  Well as far as this type of footwear is concerned they are quite glam when you see them in the flesh.  They seem to work well for our extemely mild Autumn in Queensland whilst doing "mummy" type running around.

My short polished nails
Yes it's a bit blurry, but it is hard taking a photo of your own fingers let me tell you!  The other things that I am craving for coming into Winter are gold accessories, pops of colour, blank onyx and leopard ballet flats............  What is your favourite red nail polish?

My Green Bags

Close up of boy & girl picking fruit
I really like to use my green bags as much as possible and do my thing for the planet in my little corner of the world.  We all should really, it is not hard or anything.  Plastic bags are horrid things.

These are a couple of my favourites.  I love this fruity one.  It reminds of another era when things were much simpler and 'gay-er'.  People always ask me where I got it from.  I really have no idea as it was a gift from Granny Annie.

My grocery bags
 Do you use green bags?  And if so, what is your favourite?

Monday, March 21, 2011

There is only one eye make up remover

L'Oreal Gentle Make-Up Remover for Eyes & Lips
The one.  The only.  Quite seriously there is no other.  Make sure you buy the one which you shake up, not the other one.  One of my beauty must-haves.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Chateau de Lille

One of my favourite blogs has just opened up an online boutique.  Get a load of these beauties

black onyx bracelet
I am in love with this bracelet.  I want it and I want it now!  I love jewellery especially black onyx.

bird cloche
I think this little bird cloche will look perfect on the table in my courtyard..........Isn't it divine?

peach pink english roses

And I could do with some of these pink roses too...... I know just where to put them.
Do  go to to see one of my favourite blogs and check out the gorgeous ware in the boutique.   Enjoy xx

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I Don't Like It!

image from

So the other day Mitten 2 and I came into the bathroom whilst Daddy was just finishing his shaving.

Daddy only had a towel wrapped around his waist.  He reached up his arm to get something and Mitten 2 got a look at his underarm hair and exclaimed "Daddy what's that?"

Daddy's six pack is not exactly like this.......but you get the picture

She said " I don't like it!"

You see she probably only ever sees Daddy in his Rashie in the pool and at the beach. 

We are still laughing. "I DON'T LOIKE IT!!!!!"

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Oscar looks I love

Kelly Osborne in Casadei

Sharon Stone in Dior

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon in Armani Prive

Kelly and Sharon both sported some serious 60's beehives, while Reese did a gorgeous 60's pony.  I have always been a fan of BIG HAIR.  I remember being at a girlfriends wedding years ago, and I had fabulously big hair for that.  The groom later told me he kept focusing on my hair when his nerves got the better of him up at the altar! I think I was sitting somewhere in the back half of the church.  How hilarious is that! I know these are not necessarily the best shots taken of Kelly & Shazza but it was all I could come up with.  Trust me they both looked gorgeous. Here is a better close up of Reese. 
2011 Academy Awards - Oscars After-Parties - Reese Witherspoon and Michelle Williams
Reese Witherspoon & Michelle Williams
 Now when it comes to frocking up it is always important to DRESS YOUR AGE.  Here are a couple of perfect age appropriate numbers.........  This young actress was in "True Grit".
Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa
Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood
Helen Mirren in Vivien Westwood
 And from one fabulous English actress to another............
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter in Coleen Atwood
 These next few looks are what I refer to as the MODERN  GIRLS of the Red Carpet..
Michelle Williams in Chanel
Michelle Williams in Chanel
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy couture
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gywenth Paltrow in Calvin Klein
Celine Dion - Armani Prive - Oscars 2011 - Academy Awards
Celine Dion in Armani Prive
I know you are probably thinking that Celine Dion is an  odd choice for me.  But I liked her frock.  And her necklace.

close up of Celine's necklace
 And these ones I just LOVE
Penélope Cruz
Penelope Cruz in L'Wren Scott
 How gorgeous is Penelope????????????  I mean really!!!!!!!!!!!

Virginia Madsen in Romona Keveza

Georgina Chapman in (wait for it) Marchesa

Liv Tyler in Givenchy Haute Couture
And who could forget Anne Hathaway.  Here are three looks.
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway in Oscar de la Renta
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Anne Hathaway in Givenchy
Of course the Oscars are all about the fashion to me.  I didn't even watch the ceremony and have absolutely no idea who won!  Please note the majority of images are from - check it out for even more Oscars fashion..........enjoy xx