How are all my darlings?
It has been a while, hasn’t it? Apologies.
Darling number one has just been perfection. Please don’t think my absence is directly linked to my daughter, because it isn’t. In fact, I could just gloat. She is an eating and sleeping angel! I am so blessed.
Life with a baby has been great! She is 3 weeks old already!
P.S, should I share my labour story? Or is that just a bit OTT, a bit much? you know, vagina talk!
Yep, I went there!
Meanwhile, I need a new career! Retail Buyer. I’ve obviously got the eye for it!
Above $8 vinnies urn. Purchased before becoming aware of this.
Oscar De La Renta home wares range.
Same handles! The only differences is it has a fluted pattern and an extra square base.
$350 v $8
I’m a winner!
In other home wares related news.
Here is a proper pic of my push present! The flowers are from my lovely friend Jen. I just finished up her save the dates. They turned out beautiful! Pics soon!
“Audrey” Vase from Waterford
Doesn’t everything look better on Wedgwood?
The pastries are from my friend Erin who came to visit the baby. She is madly coming up with clever ways to get her Manchester UK located boyfriend over here, married to her and making babies asap.
Car shopping this weekend! The time has finally come to trade my beloved car in before she is well and truly worthless.
She is 11 years old and has had a few love taps to the front. I barely service her and she just keeps going. She’s been a trojan for me. Standing up to all adversity. Never let me down, bar the only time she got a dead battery, which is to be expected due to her age (and that small issue of never servicing her)
We’ve traveled 100,000 kilometres together visiting, I could confidently say the vast majority of Sydney suburbs. Honestly, we’ve been everywhere together! I will go anywhere, doesn’t matter where you are located, The civinator (her nickname, she is a Honda Civic) and I will go there.
I’m going to miss her. I lovingly branded her with my name!
There is not a piece of furniture or oversized item that I have attempted to put in her that hasn’t fit! But now that I carry a car seat (I hate the EFFING car seat!!! God I hate it to the high heavens!!!!!!) and a pram with bassinet, it doesn’t leave much room at all for anything else.
Time to be a wanker with only one kid and get a 4WD SUV.
I’m really liking the Honda CR-V. I love Honda’s full stop.
But need to find some other models to compare too.
I’d LOVE a Volvo XC60! But yeah rightttttttt!!!!
I’m in the middle of making a custom photo album for my little girl. I went to the shops to buy a photo album, but left disappointed and as per usual. No, to be fair. I did see some gorgeous books, that were leather bound and had gorgeous hand marbled end pages and the page edges were marble as well, but they were journals and not quite what I was after. So I’m going the custom route. I purchased black and white paper for the inside and floral handmade paper for the end pages. I’m going to take it to my favourite book binders and get them to whip me up one (or more!! I have a few ideas for others and thinking to get a few made up at once, so that and I can keep adding pics) Thinking of hot foil stamping the spines with VOL I, VOL II, VOL III!! ohh bless. How special.
Should I cover them with velvet?
Coveted Velvet Raptor albums for a long time. I was going to purchase one of these but they don’t have the pink colour stocked and the inside pages are white. I’d like some black pages too.
I asked the book binder if it was possible and he said yes, but not sure!!! hmmm. . . it is starting to become the world’s most expensive photo album if I have to order in 3 different colours of velvet.
But, I am thinking to just keep things simple, I will just choose a cloth cover from their range at the book binders. (If they have nice pastels. I’m a pastel girl at heart, always have been, always will be)
I had our wedding guest book made at this book binder
I’ve also contacted several calligraphers to do a card with her full name and date of birth for the front page of the book.
I love keeping arts like this alive!
Oh and another GREAT thing is that my favourite art shop is open till 8pm Mon to Fri! How amazing is that? I didn’t know that till today. You cannot take a kid or a pram into this store, so I was starting to feel a bit of pressure as to when I could do a return visit to buy the supplies for the other 2 albums, but now I can just wait for hubby to come home from work and I can run off to the store!! OHHH YEAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! More stores need to have extended trading hours.