i have moved!!

readers, friends and lovely people!! I have moved! My blog here has served me well but it is time for a change. Pretty please follow the links to my new blog, have a look around, check out my new website, and make even drop me a note to let me know that you made it safely! It is a bit of a scary thing moving your entire blog, considering people already know this one. But I trust things will all be ok! So update your readers quick smart with the new feed. That would be lovely.

What am I going on about, there is more to be seen elsewhere!!

angles and options.

fresh flowers fix everything.

wake up to something pretty

I am not joking. I had been waking up every morning with a sad little face, as I looked at the mess and non-nice arrangement atop my bedroom drawers. No matter how many times I played around with decorating, I just couldn't get it right.

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.

don't roll over

sill of roses

Inside Out / JAN/FEB 10 / P. 59


[Inside Out / JAN/FEB 10 / P. 59 //click to see larger for stockists]

I can't believe I keep forgetting to show you some little graphic work I did last year for super cute and pretty etsy shop PomLove . This morning while reading one of my most favourite magazines, Inside Out, I noticed some pretty poms poms and it reminded me. I was even more delighted to see that the pom poms used in the shoot were actually from PomLove. Cool hey!! Surely by 2 degrees of separation that puts me one step closer to being in the mag myself. hehehe. I can dream.

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!

Inside Out / JAN/FEB 10 / P. 62

[Inside Out / JAN/FEB 10 / P. 62 //click to see larger for stockists]

love // netural with a splash 1
love // netural with a splash 2
love // neutral with a splash 3

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.

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).

*his website, for some strange reason, is blocked at my work? so I hope that is the correct link, and I haven't linked you to some weirdo cult website or something.

dream job?


lost in the web


[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?

potentially number one.

because it is the weekend and I don't feel like a big post, here is the sweetest able and game card that my boyfriend gave me for Christmas. buy one for your lover today.

zucchini pasta

Recipe time again! Before I get started, I must say that I am not by any means a “good cook”. I fail more than I succeed, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to try. I would happily eat the same meal every night, but for some reason it has been instilled in me that we can’t really do that. Well I am sure I could. But you know what I mean.

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.

zucchini pasta

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!

zucchini pasta label

You will need
> julienne peeler
> bowl
> 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.

zucchini pasta

*please note :: I suggest using the best ingredients you can afford. go for organic zucchini and a good quality local olive oil. trust me. it is always worth it.

**please also note :: sorry if you can spot the typo in my printable download. that is so so terrible of me. I did try to fix it but I am stupid and flattened my .psd file. what an idiot. don't hate me.

love // twin set

thought it was time for a little bit of shameless self promotion!! do you read the {twin set} blog? I think maybe you should. well if you like this blog, then you should because well, I co-author it!! Angela and I like to keep you updated with all things gorgeous, vintage, eco, pretty and lovely. mostly posts with images, and some with eco living tips. I promise it wont be too much more blog reading effort if you add it to your readers. hehehe.

half price sale

friends. I realised that with all my love for other things, I tend to forget to shamelessly self promote my own artistic creations. how rude. so I thought, that I would take this chance to let you know that I have reduced everything in my etsy shop. such cheap bargains to be had. prices are in no means reflective of the quality! I just need to clear some space because, yes. I have been busy and I have lots of new things soon to come. stay tuned.

p.s. if you read my blog and you are australian and you are after something, let me know and I will give you the US price as an AUS price. does that make sense?

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