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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Christmas Wrap Up

I seem to be a little late with my posts lately 
But I am cleaning up from Christmas and getting ready to 
send the kids back to school next week...   
I thought I would share some pics of my Christmas decorating

My fire mantle.  We still have to put the surround
stone and hearth...On the list of to do's this year

Some Ruby & Belle Linen Christmas stockings

A little of my Christmas table.  I can't find a picture pre food
and with too many ladies in the house over Christmas my very
carefully planned out table didn't quite come together as I planned
But you can see a little of the linen table cloth I made.

Beautiful driftwood  star from Karma at Chermside.

My Gumtree coffee table purchase before Christmas.
I sanded it right back but the tannin from the wood is seeping through
my white paint.  Should have used an oil based under coat.
Still considering painting the top in a grey milk paint??

And a stunning Samford summer sunset.

Cleaning the studio as well and spending some time on my new
Christmas present.  My lovely hubby bought me one of these
for Christmas, no more fighting for computer time with the kids.

With my youngest starting school this year, I will be home alone
for the first time in 13 years, looking forward to some me time.

Hope you are having a lovely Friday

Mekaela x

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Family Member On The Way

After loosing our beautiful Bronte in October we
decided the house was too empty without a dog.
So I went on the hunt for a new little friend and 
stumbled upon this little precious.

She has grown a bit since our visit after Christmas.

A cute as can be English Cocker Spaniel

We have plenty of room at our place for her to run around.
We are all so excited and can't wait for her to come home
in February..   My daughter Ruby has called her Charli...
We get weekly updates from the breeder so will post more
pics when they come in