Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A most beautiful dress

Tell me this is not the most beautiful dress you have ever seen? I am emailing frantically to find out it's origin. Photography is by Lizelle and I discovered this object of beauty via Kate at magnolia rouge

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

summer cleanse

So perhaps I am a bit behind on this one, but I've just stumbled across this clever and informative little blog.
It is full of inspiring and non-preachy ways to get your body clean and healthy.
Here is an easy juice recipe they have over there
Apple, mint & lime juice
3-4 Granny Smith apples
2 sprigs of mint
¼ lime

I'm seriously looking into their cleansing juices too. They look responsible and full of nutrients, unlike the lemon detox I'm slightly sick of hearing about!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let it snow

so, even though our Christmas is more BBQ's and Aeroguard than snow flakes and mistletoe, these simple homemade snow globes are easy to make and simply stunning. And don't need to be hidden away in the roof space until December. 
A canny DIY couple could even use them as wedding favours. *
Instructions as follows:

 You will need to buy/beg/steal
*A jar of your choice (with a lid)
*Figurines or jewellery
*Anti-rust sealant for metal pieces
*Clear-drying epoxy  
*Distilled water
*Dash of glycerin
*Large silver or white glitter (smaller versions will float at the top)

1. Use clear-drying epoxy to adhere your piece to the inside of the lid. Let dry per  instructions.
2. After the epoxy dries completely, fill your jar with distilled or boiled water (at room temperature, of course).
3. Add just a dash of glycerin so the "snow" falls slowly.
4. Add as much glitter as you like. If you don't like the look of glitter, you can usually find faux snow at craft and haberdashery stores.
5. Screw your lid on tightly and enjoy your snow globe

Courtesy of Nicole

* I'd be one happy camper to receive one of these at a wedding. Especially the butterfly one!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Supporters support

I always liked the idea of giving Steve a really thoughtful gift on the morning of our wedding. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way this intention fell by the way side. I figured me just showing up on the day would be special enough* .
When I stumbled across these precious drawings by Pepper, I realised I had struck gold! As I am quite possibly the least interested person in rugby league on this planet, I think he would quite appreciate the gesture. Steve is a huge** Tigers fan, but no tacky paraphernalia is allowed in our house (I'm such a dragon). This drawing that Pepper is going to do of/for him will however, be accepted.

** I once found a tigers championship ring in a bargain bin somewhere. I gave it to Steve as a joke. He wears it to every game. His friends kiss it for luck. {!}