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I brought home a gorgeous bunch of locally grown roses, and put them on the drawers. For some strange reason, this happened. And I thought it looked pretty damn nice.
So now, I can wake up every morning and smile. I just need to promise to buy fresh roses every week, and not catch a glimpse of the so called "collection" of drinking glasses that my boyfriend has on his bedside table. He tells me it will keep growing because that is what collections do. The other day I noticed him drinking water out of a wine glass. That too has joined the collection.
The little banner above is what I designed for the PomLove store. If you are ever in the market for a custom banner, for your etsy, blog, or whatevers, shoot me an email. I would love to help!
ok. I will admit it. I have bright purple walls in my home and I hate them. What is that?? NO it was not my choice, they were like that when we moved in! gosh. But still. I have to live with them. Because it is a rental property and I don't know about you but I can't be effffed spending the time persuading the landlord, or money on getting them painted. Although, maybe a little investment now will save me on medical bills down the track when I go INSANE due to crazy living conditions.
Maybe it has been a good thing. Because I have learnt what I like, and what I don’t. I have learnt that I love, crave and need a neutral palette as a base, and from there, I can inject small shots of colour. I certainly don’t need overdose on ridiculously permanent hits of colour on walls that prevent anything else from having the slightest chance of looking good.
Oh, and we have two black leather couches. I know they are “good quality” and I shouldn’t be mean because they are my boyfriends and he loves them. Which is fine. But just picture heavy black couches WITH super dark/bright purple walls. That and the fact there is little to no natural light in the place… yeah. If you need me I will be rocking back and forth in the corner.
[images via forty-sixth at grace]
just like ben folds* once said, there is always someone cooler than you. not that I think that is a bad thing. but seriously, how amazing is nikole's tutorial and free printable recipe. I sort of want to print it just so I can frame it. one day I will make those cookies and they will be amazing. until then, I will stare at nikole's amazing photographs and dream of days when I will be cooler (than you) (just kidding).
[if you click on the images you can go to flickr and favourite the hell outta these]
Ah. It might come as no surprise that a blogger/digital artist such as my self is obsessed with my laptop. Some may call it geeky or unhealthy. I call it motivationally inspiring as it allows me to come up with a little art series like this.
I was thinking of keeping these a surprise until my big new shop/website launch (yes! I will be moving the blog soon to my new website, stay tuned!) but I figured you might like to see them now.
Would love to know what you think? I am basically exploring the idea of internet addiction, online socialising, working from home, and how sometimes people say bad things of you because of these aforementioned reasons.
Don’t listen to them. The Internet rules. There, I said it.
Sometimes I dream of wearing a t-shirt that says “I absolutely love the internet” but I know I could never go thaaaaaaaaaaaaat far. Could I? Would you?
Anyway, because I am a bit snack/desert crazy I like to have nice light dinner options, that make me feel like I am eating a big comforting meal, without all those uncomforting calories! Enter zucchini pasta! What a wonderful invention this is. I love pasta/Italian style meals, however I find it hard to be good with portion sizes, so when I heard people talking about replacing the pasta with zucchini, I thought what a fabulous idea! All the hearty Italian fun, without that heavy bulky feeling at the end of the meal.
Here are the instructions for you, I know they are not very precise, but I really don’t think they need to be. I am hopefully just showing you an alternative way to prepare zucchini to help you lighten up those pasta dishes. Feel free to experiment with toppings, and be sure to let me know if you do!
You will need
> julienne peeler
> fry pan (optional)
> 3-4 large zucchinis
> olive oil
> sea salt
Wash zucchinis and cut off the ends. Lie a zucchini on your chopping board and run your julienne peeler the length of the zucchini, creating a long thin strip. Repeat this process for the whole zucchini, you will get used to the technique as you go. Try and slice the whole length in one swoop so you get nice long strips.
Once sliced, place in a large bowl. Cover with some olive oil and sea salt (I used 2 tbsp for 3 zucchinis but you might like more or less). Toss to coat and let sit for a few hours to marinate (optional).
Decide on your ‘topping’, just go with what you normally like on your pasta. At this point, you can either serve with the raw zucchini, or you can warm/soften it slightly.
If cooking, take your fry pan and toss in the zucchini strips. After a few minutes they will begin to soften up. Add your pasta sauce (try homemade tomato sauce with mushrooms and onion) give it a stir, and then serve! Again, if you like cheese, extra seasoning, add that too!
You will have to judge serving size. 3-4 large zucchinis should make enough pasta for 2 people or 4 as a side.
one of those good times was when my boyfriend took me to see the temper trap at the Enmore Theatre (hehe I remember the days when I had to drag him along to gigs, and now he is the one buying the tickets and wanting me to come along!). well I must say, my expectations were semi low, however I was just BLOWN AWAY by the amazingness. best live band I have seen all year that is for sure!! hehe, the only one, but never mind that.
sadly, the album sort of doesn't do them justice (well it does, but you know what I mean). the lead singer, Dougy Mandagi, has such dynamic energy, and an amazing falsetto voice, you really do need to see them live. If you are going to the Big Day Out, make sure you see them. Or I will hit you.
one. IKO IKO is my new dream shop. hold on while I go set my teleporter to "los angeles"
two. that vintage record player that I mentioned in that last post? yeah, that is it right there in their shop. well not mine actual one. but the same one. I totally need to find a way to display that at home without my boyfriend thinking it is rubbish and throwing it out.
just. look. at. what. the most amazing friend got me. that is right. a Cinderella record to go with my gorgeous Caitlin Shearer original painting from the Once Upon exhibition. it is just so special, the colours are perfect, and strangely match Caitlin's painting. Both the vinyls are there (I am yet to test them on my mini 45 record player, but I will) and, AND there is a mini story book included in the cover. so perfect. the only problem is finding the most specialist place to put them. I keep moving them all over the place. I think it has to be the bedroom, but where! I am so thrilled to own a Caitlin Shearer original too. When we opened up her amazing paintings for the show, I just knew I had to have this one.
Do you like my pretty photos? I took them with the shinny new camera.
[all images from ohtel]
*EDIT : so it turns out that the buyer/designer actually reads my blog, such a lucky thing!!! And what a bizarre coincidence. hehehe.
p.s. this seriously blew me away. thanks poppytalk!!!!!!!
pretty sure 2010 is going to be awesome.
1. Living Room, 2. domino favorite, 3. A corner of my home, 4. Gallery,
5. Wall of white frames, 6. bedroom wall, 7. DETAIL: The Wall of Curiosities, 8. Day One
sigh. sigh. sigh. I wish I could afford more 3M picture hanging strips. damn you rental property.
1. Art wall bedroom, 2. Loveseat + art wall.,
3. Art Wall Updated, 4. guest room wall.
you see, I try to do awesome stuff like this around my home. but I either never plan properly, or I get glaring stares from my boyfriend who claims there is already enough art on the walls.
1. Family Tree, 2. new wall, 3. New arrangement, 4. stairs,
5. New Wall of Art, 6. apt 001, 7. landing strip art, 8. entry close up
I found most, if not all of these images via the Wall Art group of flickr. Groups are awesome.