Monday, September 15, 2014

Well it's been a long time between posts.  Spring is finally here and I am always motivated to 
spruce things up a bit after winter.
I love Hydrangeas but living in Qld is not the best place to grow them and I have failed every attempt.
Any fellow Queenlanders with handy hints please send them my way.

Images via Pintrest

I have a few projects under way.  New cushions for the pool chairs, a lounge
in my bedroom that is a recover in progress and a studio make over.

Happy Tuesday


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pottery Barn - Lucky Sydney

Finally Pottery Barn has arrived in Australia.
Just when I was getting used to living in Brisbane they
go and open a store in Sydney!!!!!!
I love Brisbane but we are in great need of 
some great retail outlets. 
There is a store in Melbourne planned.
I wonder if we will get one here.
In the mean time I am trying to come up
with a good excuse to go to Sydney for a weekend.

Images via Facebook

For now I will drool over the website and Facebook pics and 
maybe a lotto ticket or two so I can shop :-)

Hope you are enjoying your Thursday

Mekaela xx

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Charli at the Beach

It has been a while since my last post.
I had planned to be more consistent with my
posts this year so not a very good start.

We spent a few days down at coff's harbour 
at my Mum and Dads during the school 
holidays and we took along our little Charli.
She had such a great time at the beach.

Not so brave, hiding behind the rock from the waves!

chewing sticks and drift wood

searching through the rock pools

Doing her best not to take off in the wind.

Back home for a big nap. 

She is such a sweet little dog and has brought such
joy back to our lives since loosing our beautiful Bronte
last year.
I love her little eyebrows, they give her a worried look on 
her face all of the time.  

Will be back soon
Mekaela & Charli xx

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wardrobe Dreaming

When we moved into the house we hadn't finished our
wardrobe fit out.  Now the novelty has well and truly 
worn off and it is my first must do this year.
The temporary hanging rack has buckled under the pressure 
and the lack of drawer space is just annoying.

I am dreaming of beautiful organisation 
It may not look quite as impressive as these 
but will be a major improvement.

Have a great Friday

Mekaela x

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Butterfly Artwork

I am so lucky to have such a talented Mum who 
painted this lovely butterfly for our vacant wall in the 
stair well of our living room.

We have been doing a lot of work outside but I am now getting 
ready to start finishing off some of the inside things that were put on hold.

Hope you are having a great Friday
Mekaela x

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fresh Produce

One of the things I was hoping for when we 
moved on to our little piece of land was to be able to 
grow fruit trees, have vege's and herbs with fresh eggs.

We planted out first lot of fruit trees while the house
was being built and although they are still very young
we are already seeing some results

Our first season of limes
and strawberries from the herb  patch.
They are so worth home growing and so easy to grow.
The only problem with a small patch is we only get a couple  every 
day or two, so may need to make a bigger patch 

Fresh basil for my hubby's home made pesto, Yum!
We made home made pizza last night.
Fresh basil and tomato puree for the base, its the best.

The herb / strawberry  patch.

And our one and only olive from our two little trees.
We are going to marinate it just for fun, practice run
for the big crop, hopefully.

We have also been working on some landscaping.
Still work in progress but getting there.

Hope you are having a great Thursday.

Friday, January 25, 2013


Just a few weeks to go till we pick up our
 little girl, Charli.

Isn't she just adorable

Hope you are keeping dry on this wet Qld day

Mekaela x