Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bathroom Basins

A few bathroom pretties.....Am loving how these simple basins are transformed with the use of ornate, venetian mirrors. They really add an element of glamour.
Image 1 via: Oliveaux
Image 2: Absoultely Beautiful Things
Image 3 via: Weheartit
Image 4: Elle Decor via Brabourne Farm
Image 5: Desire To Inspire via Dress, Design, Decor

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blogaholics / Blogville

Hello, my name is Erin and I am a blogaholic..... I think I am following over 100 blogs at the present time. (Give or take a few - slight exaggeration). I simply cannot keep up with my google reading list and thus find myself shirking from my wifely/mothering /Parental/housekeeping duties. (Yes the dishes are still in the sink).
I check my updates often and regularly, and find myself scrolling through new blogs, to which I find new blogs on the blog I am looking at's blogroll. Confused? Same here. Is anyone else having this similar conundrum? I haven't been to the library in over 3 weeks because quite frankly I don't need any more reading material. I constantly feel like I have had 3 red bulls and am always over stimulated from the abundance of great reads, great ideas, and great posts - on great blogs. And I have now mentioned the word 'blog' nine times on this blog post. But you know what? Its an addiction that I don't want to stop!

Note. I will be back to my 'sane' posting on Wednesday.
Image via: Me

Monday, September 28, 2009


I. Die. Mustafa Silk lilac necklace....

Home of Andrea Duff. Owner Strangetrader

I finally got the chance to have a look around in Strangetrader, Friday in Byron. Wow - I certainly wasn't disappointed. I came away pining for (along with a lot of other things) this silk lilac Mustafa necklace...check out there website here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Week Down...

How fast are the weeks going? Not long now and it will be Christmas before we know it! I think it is only about 13/14 weeks away! Well I am off to Byron today to have a meander around the shops - perfect sunny day for it! Have a great and safe weekend ladies!
Image via: We Heart It edited by me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thanks Made by Girl!

Thanks Jen for featuring my love print over at Made by Girl. Head on over to Jen's store for a plethora of beautiful Love prints. She ships internationally as well for all of us o/s folk. Yipee!
Image banners: Made by Girl

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Love Print

Inspired by the impossibly beautiful love print above, as seen on This is Glamorous via Decor8, I thought I would make one (and a few variations) for my sisters birthday. And she loved them! I have to keep shopping around for a more elaborate frame though like the one above. On another note we have the builder coming around today to do final measurements and go over the details for our renovation/extension. I am soo excited! Finally it is all happening!!

Images 1 - 3: Erin Best
Image 4 via:
This is Glamorous via Decor8

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A touch of the exotic..

I need a holiday. Preferably somewhere luxuriously exotic like the photos above. Somewhere where I can swing in a hammock, fall asleep in dappled sunlight, watch curtains blow in the breeze, drink cocktails & float in the ocean....*sigh*. My husband and I are going on a mini-break next weekend to stay in a waterfront cabin at Yamba. I am looking forward to it immensely but after seeing these images, it just quite doesn't cut it does it?
Image 6 via: Marie Claire Maison
Image 7 via: Coco and Kelly
Image 8 via: House and Garden

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yasmins Party

Poem from my favourite little golden book.

Party Bags for the kids...

I made a Lace doily paper garland As seen on 7 year wedding.

Of course the Martha Stewart pom poms made an appearance.

I used our wedding tablecloths......

Coloured Sugar for the cake

The rainbow cake. Ruined due to the scorching day..Oh well the kids still loved it!

Well finally here are a few, terrible pictures of Yasmin's third birthday party! Can you believe my camera stopped working on that very day? Typical! So luckily I got some random photos from other peoples cameras.
We were blessed with beautiful weather this year and the theme for my Yasmin's party was two pinks "Blush & Bashful". (Steel Magnolia style). For she won't go any other way but pink. So on to the cake: Yasmin had been carrying around my Woman's Weekly kids cake book for 4 months prior. Seriously. And all she wanted was a rainbow cake. Well I rallied and cajoled, persuaded and bribed her to pick any other cake but the rainbow cake, but alas, her decision was made and rainbow cake it was. It looked terrible. The sun got to it, the sugar went lumpy, the clouds blew off, and then we had to deal with 10+ kids high on over 1kilo of coloured sugar.
It was a great day and we kept it only small this year. With a simple bbq and salads between the two trees in the park by the beach. I wonder what next year will bring?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Simply smitten with this Sydney weekender via House & Garden..... What do you think? Could you live here?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissy!

Happy birthday little sister...hope you have had an excellent day!

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to post some pictures of Yasmin's birthday party as promised! I am having tech issues with my camera at the moment. So do stay tuned!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Blue and White Again..

Three images we have all seen around before ladies.....But three images too pretty not to post about on my blog! What is it with blue & white that attracts all of us females? That bedroom is simply beyond my wildest dreams, the kitchen with it's (is it) wallpapered (?) ceiling is so pretty, and that blue and white tiled fireplace is like none I have ever seen... I trust everyone had a great weekend? We had Yasmin's birthday party yesterday so tomorrow I will be back with some not-so-great pictures of the event!
Image 2 via: Oliveaux
Image 3: Housebeautiful via driftwood roses

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Yasmin!

It's my daughter Yasmin's 3rd birthday today. So she knew she would be getting a present this morning, but I didn't anticipate that she would be up at the crack of dawn, or I for that matter would be out with bird's nest hair, in my mismatching sloppy-ass, pj's on the road trying to teach her to ride her new, pink (everything has to be pink!) bike. I am flat out trying to get a revolution out of her - she keeps trying to go backwards thus hitting the breaks all the time! My back is so sore from bending over, I have thoroughly embarrassed myself and my early-bird neighbours in my unkempt state, have no COFFEE in my household and it is only 7.30! Grrr
Now I am off to bake some cupcakes for the birthday girl!
Image: Oobi via Fat Mum Slim