Thursday, October 13, 2011


I love love love horse art and photography used in a room. Ever since i sold my horse (due to uni commitments) i feel like im missing something. So im on the hunt for a beautiful image which i can have made up for the hunter valley property.Here are some images that have inspired me:

I love the size of the following one:

I saw this one at Coco Republic but it was way too much:

Love the unusual angle of this one:

Again the size of this one is just divine!

And now here are 3 that i have found and am just trying to make a final decision on.

The first one is my absolute favourite and is called 'WINDOW TO THE SOUL"

I love everything about it and am looking at having it made up in a large size ( 162cmx112cm)

This next one is my husbands favourite and i also think this could work quite well in the house:

And this is the third contender which we both like:

This last image is one taken by the amazing Peter Stoop, an Australian Equine Photographer. This image is of my sisters horse Marishka Doll, whom we purchased off Peter and his wife Kirsten. I credit this amazing creature for helping my sister overcome her anorexia and she is just the most gentle loving horse. I think this image Peter took really captures the magic of the horse and i will be getting this image blown up and presenting it to my sister for Christmas.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New furniture...

Over the past year i have slowing been buying furniture for the Hunter Valley Home.One of my most recent purchases has been these chairs of which i bought 4 and will be arranging around a floating fireplace. The others are still packed up in their boxes and sitting in my garage ready to be delivered however i opened up one to see how they look ( as i purchased these online, sight unseen) and couldnt help taking a photo with cino posing as a model!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Over the weekend i threw a baby shower for my best friend who is expecting a boy. The colour palette was blue and green and the theme was pom poms and baby blocks.

I made the baby blocks myself just by spray painting some boxes.

All the decorating was done by myself and the food was made by a lovely lady who does everything handmade including the macaroons.

The refreshment stand included juices in mini glass bottles and a glass drinks dispenser filled with lime flavoured water.

The beautiful mummy:

The fabric was purchased from spotlight and my mum helped me sew the pom pom trim along the edges.

Thankyou gifts included a "bun in the oven" candle packaged in adorable little mini ovens and baby block boxes filled with hershey kisses.

We had so much fun, now its on to the next party The Christening!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Im blogging again!

Im back after a HUGE break in posts. We get the keys to our Hunter Valley place in 3 weeks!!!

Honestly the whole process has felt so slow, but its almost over so im getting super excited about all the fun decorating.I will post a few photos over the next week of all the progress.

Also ive decided that since this blog was supposed to be about building our dream holiday house and i didnt actually blog about any of it, i will now make this blog about everything in my life.

So I will start with my sisters 17th birthday party which was held recently and completely organized by myself and my other sister.

We decided to throw a big party as she missed out on celebrating her sweet sixteen due to being in hospital ( anorexia).We had a carnival/circus theme with all the trimmings including carnival rides, carnival food and lots of colour and fun!

I made her cake and keeping to the colourful theme and wanting to do something special for her ( as she has been through so much and has recently been so much stronger) i made her a rainbow layer cake with 17 layers representing her 17 years of life. I only got to the crumb frosting stage on outside as i ran out of eggs but it still looked okay ( and the room was dark so you couldnt really tell).
I will post more photos as soon as i get them from my sister including a daybed we created in the back of a ute, firepit with marshmallow roasting and carnival rides including a bucking bull (which my husband managed to stay on the longest for, 48 seconds!) Stay Tuned.....