Saturday, March 29, 2008

Night out with the Gal's at Alpino's

My Girl friends and I went out for dinner on Firday night down Lygon Street, busyest Restaurant strip in Melbourne, had many other photo's but they all turned out blured and no it wasn't from drinking to much, althought you would think so in the last image, Now we had not planned to go to this restaurant, we where ment to go to the one next door but the owner was out the front stopped us and offered us a free bottle of wine if we ate at his place, so who are we to refuse a free bottle of wine, and not to mention another one at half price I had the avocado chicken mmmm delish, had alot of laughs, fun was had by all. Allthough for dinner was only Helen, Lisa and myself and Janene showed up later, as Lisa wanted to go out after, I know I sound like and old fart getting home at midnight, but I had to prepare the house, for the open house inspection the next day, so I needed to have my beauty sleep and trust me I need alot of that, and take pretty pills too, give me the whole dame bottle!

Ok from left to right Me, Lisa, Janene and Helen
Lisa started to get a little naughty in the end, chatting up our waiter, he said his name was Mikey but well he lied, and made us guess where he was from which the gals and I where trying to guess all night, we gave up in the end can you believe he is Lebonese, never would have guessed that, But I must say Lisa for a joke said he was, and we all laught at her, sorry darling you where right we should not have laught at you!!!!! Lisa I've just noticed you naughty thing you have your tongue hanging out, ohooooo you flirty girl to Mikey who's taking our photo.Helen I know you thought he was a cute boy of only 20.
and I look like here I'd had to much, no lady's just caught me at the wrong time I say...hee, hee.
So may question is to LJ did you go back to see him...hee, hee. This I need to find out. Lots more I could tell but the convo went alittle dirty thanks to LJ and Janine and there dirty photo's on the mobile (cell ) phones so thing got to rude to say here! Thanks Girls I had a fantasic night of food, drink, laughter and friendship!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

OH I Had Fun Today!

Boy did I have fun today, Mandii and Jude can over today to have a rummage through my stuff, we had some laughs and got alittle dusty, these ladys are a scream I'm so glad I got to meet Mandii, posting comments between us for alittle time now and finally got to meet! Thanks Mandii I hope you had fun and enjoy your little or should I say lots of treasures you found, Mandii was also in heaven when she walked in my Kitchen, don't worry Mandii if I ever decide to get rid of some of my things in my kitchen you will be the first I'll
Mandii and I above, gee I really look so attractive today, I think I really need a make over after looking at myself here!! and Mandii thinking yeah girlfriend fix yourself up and what are you doing wearing hubbys clothes and puts some make-up on while your at it....hee, hee. If you haven't meet this lady yet you should, she is beautiful, happy, bubbley and warm natured, you are welcome here anytime!
Jude and Mandii have a rummage! Jude from Midge and Judy's, is so much fun I have had the pleasure for the last few weeks dealing with here and her sister Michelle, with organizing Midge and Judy's childrens line, Jude and I could talk, chat, talk, chat all day most of the time we have to say I really must go and then another 15 mins goes by, and another...hee, hee. and Michelle she is my spelling police and corrects me with all the spelling mistakes I make hmmmmmm lets see how many Michelle finds in this post, thanks, so if you haven't been to my boutique please do to see there Childrens line they are just beautiful, and there's more stock arriving soon once my girls go back to school and I can get on top of it.
Jude with her treasures, hope you enjoy them and I hope you had fun too?
Mandii, Mandii, Mandii yooooour in trouble girrrl.....lot of lady's wanted that pink rose pot....soooooo you rub it in
I have to laugh Mandii you look like you have just won a grammy award, and I like to thank Kirstie for having me over and I'd like to thank you for the cup of tea you made and I like to thank blogger for how we meet and I really like to thank-you all for leaving a comment, thank-you, thank-you xxxx....ha, ha, ha, ha.


Ok Lady's it finally here I had posted this one mth to early, Karla & Beth's Bling Your Birdhouse, you can view my Birdhouse at this link: oh no My link wont work Oooh I still don't no how to hide the link yet, and just have click HERE, oh well I'm just alittle folks are dumb, it's like Pantene, it wont happen over night but it will happen.....hee, hee. HEY, HEY, don't get distracted, I know you've just seen the Rachel Ashwell's DVD release cover in my side bar you can read and click on that later and not until after you've read everything here lady's. Sorry lady's you will need to scroll way down to view my Blinged Birdhouse don't worry it's not that far down, Anyway getting back to it, Also please go and visit the beautiful lady's Karla & Beth that are putting on Bling Your Birdhouse, & they have some wonderful things going on there with there birdhouse and also giving some don't forget to go to my link to view my Blinged Birdhouse, I will sell mine if anyone is interested, for $45.00, sorry I only have be quick!!!!

OK Midge & Judy have arrived in my boutique with there wonderful children's line, there will be items upload in the up coming weeks in my shop so please come visit, a sneaky peep image below.

Cowboys and Indians cot quilt.

More of Pina's lines will be also added to my boutique in the upcoming weeks also, so please visit their as well.

Now as you know things have been crazy here, I haven't been able to make any tags lately, but have some amazing designs in my head that is bursting to come out, so hopefully when these crazy house inspections finish I can get on top of those, Yesterday I had a building inspection, yahoo structurally sound and pest free, We have a dinner party at friends tonight, I have an open house inspection tomorrow at 5:00pm to 5:30pm, Dinner with girlfriends Friday night, 4 of us go out once every 2mths to catch up so that's going to be fun, you may have heard Lygon st Carlton, the best restaurant strip in Melbourne is where we are going so if I remember to take the camera I'll take so pic's and post it for you to see.

OK Angelina my stock arrived safely thank-you, your work is just divine, you can visit Angelina, she is listed in My Pantry (blog roll).

Now to my last post frantic mess I was, thanks to many of you that left a comment, saying that you wished you live in Melbourne to save me from throwing it out, But guess what good news my tantrum throwing worked as hubby let me keep all of it and said lets just do a big tidy up to make it look neat, but he did say as long as you sell it before we move, well that works for me, feeeeweeeh SAVED!!!!! so what I may do is start listing them in batches if no one wants to buy them how I've listed here on my blog, that way they will be smaller easier to send them through the post. Also have the cherubs home on school holidays "Break" for 2 weeks as well so lots of entertaining there. Oh lady's of Australia my first ad in Country Home Idea's is in this issue on page 132, and next issue will have the review, so go have a little look at that all very exciting for me and will post that soon!

Well I hope each and every one of you had the most amazing Easter with family and friends, and you received lots and lots of Chocolate, I didn't even get one, just one lonely little one I would of been happy with, as I don't know if I told you I try to eat a family Block a night I feel like I've been deprived from my Easter special..... oh well I'll just have to steal some of my I just remembered in a few weeks I have Easter again YEAH!!!! Greek Easter, maybe I'll get some chockie eggs there, my fingers are crossed, like hot crossed buns..hee, hee.

Have to love and leave you for now, work to do!



Ps Don't forget to scroll down to see my Blinged Birdhouse.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

No Frills

Ok it seems that no one wants to come to rummage boo hoo, My hubby is give me not much time is he, well today he told me he's bring in the big bin skip for Friday to throw all these wonderful items in the bin, so much for my business pushing forward if he's going to throw it all out on me, Don't worry I had the biggest cry yesterday and lost it like a crazy women, so rather bore you with my crying moments, and if I keep typing about it I'll start all over again, SO here goes on some stuff NO FRILLS I'll put the price if you want it you comment and leave your email, also the one's all over the shelve, in the baskets, and dish racks, click to enlarge, if you want something out or off them you need to tell me in detail or discribe to me which ones you want. Now if you want to Phone to come over please leave a comment, that you need phone number, as there is so much more that I have'nt taken photos of, like two good sets of snow ski's, antique dresser, chairs, old vintage tins and loads more Please be quick it is such a waste to be thrown in the bin......good on ya hubby!!! NOT HAPPY JANE!!!
Lamp shade, $15.00 or nearest offer
Shabby Shade $17.00 of nearest offer
So shabby small hair line crack $ 5.00 bucks SOLD Thank-you
All these bottle, small, med, large the lot for $ 20.00 bucks I didn't get all of them in the image it's half this dresser full below image shows from one side to this top image and then more, well over 25 bottles.
3 candle holders, paint them shabby $9.00
Tea Time $15.00 or nearest offer
Oh yummy shabbbby chhhhic saucers $ 1.00 each or the whole lot for $30.00 there is over 50 pieces. Sorry old Babys basenet (see can't even spell) sold allready EDIT
Actually the lady at the school where my girls go told me she dosen't want the baby's bassa so that is now available $20.00 bucks now thats a bargin. BASSA SOLD Thank-you
Basket and every thing in it, Try $ 20.00 Bucks SOLD Thank-you
everything on the rack for $8.00 if you want the rack I'll throw that in as well

where the frig do I begin here why don't you give $50.00 for the lot, that 4 shelves full do you want me to throw the shelves in to, well I will do that to.
I don't no, who come first to visit me and leaves the first comment You Lucky lady can have it for free...oh sorry you can't have my girls little chairs staked in the cornerand the little wooden table this front box is sitting on but everything else it your FREEEEE!
Bedside table one of my painted designs with rose draw nob $14.00 bucks
Yeah the toilet chair told you no frills big blurb to make it fancy, $20.00 Bucks SOLD thank-you
old school desk sorry about the box on it but guess what you can have this for $25.00. make and offer with the glass bowl on a stand under the desk.
Well lady's that's it, don't forget there is much much more to many to add but it all has to move I have cut my prices like no ones business and how much it saddens me but it has to go, Blog lady's please, please, please I don't want to beg but I will anyway, hee, hee Please leave your comment and ask for my number you wont be sorry if you come to my house, tomorrow 20th March and 21st friday as thats the day he is throwing it in the bin and then if hubby has left anything well if I can stash it I will for 25th Tus, 26th Wed, 27th Thur next week.
ok lovely lady's going to sulk now.
STRESS COTTAGE LADY boo, hoo, boo, hoo

Monday, March 10, 2008


Ok Ladies this is it, I have something to ask all of you lady's, I'm calling on all Melbourne ladies and to whom ever can come to Melbourne, please come and riffle through my garage, to buy, stuff, and give aways to, nothing over $50.00. My hubby wont let me take it with me, and trust me my garage is a DBL garage full of antiques, vintage finds, lots of shabby chic and items that can be painted up shabby chic, cottage items, and selvage, now alot of these items arn't in the picture above there still down the garage would anyone be interested? Please spread the word around, and or send them my way, to make a time to visit and leave a comment and email to make a time to come any day of the week, I have 2 weeks or ASAP as people start viewing my home by next week sometime. As I said CALLING ALL LADIES, Now to the tip bits, dressing table, gentelmens cupboard, kid antique chairs in soft muted colours, bic-a-brac, loads of floral sauces (for mosiac's) glass wear, empty frames , pictures prints, etc, etc, you name it, It's here, NAME YOUR PRICE!!!! IT ALL HAS TO GO!!!! Oh plastic bottle on drive-way not included......hee, hee. No one leaves empty handed. Quick huuuuuurry contact me today!!!!!!
Click on image to enlarge.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sell, Sell, Sell , Baking Cookie

Well lady's the time has come, very sad moment for me, as I don't know if I really want to go through with selling My Adeline Home, I have spent the last two weeks painting the the carport and have you noticed my shutters are painted and back up beside the windows, and adding new plants to the garden, wow long time coming and now I have to sell, why is it we always do all this beautiful work when we want to sell our homes and drag our feet to finish it earlier so we can enjoy it for a while before we sell.....crazy! Ok the auction is on April the 19th, NOooooooooo it's to soooooooon Please let me enjoy it a little while long...... Guess what I can't, I had the real estate people over on Tuesday with all the paper work my hubby signed at ease, me on the other hand, well my hand was shaking did want to sign, I looked at Rob the real estate guy, and said to him now you are going to get us a good price aren't you, he replied, I do my best, and me being crazy as I am yelled loud back to him no you'll SHOW ME THE MONEY !! COME ON SAY IT WITH ME SHOOOW MEEE THE MOOONEEEY well hubby though I'd lost my marbles, and everyone couldn't stop laughing, Lucky for me Rob said it his favorite movie of all time, and never thought anyone would ever say this to him......LOL Well shutters are up as above and plants are growing beautifully as I turned all the soil over to make it look lush.......and had a few Malibu and cokes along the way as I was soooo jokes lady's!! I know Kirstie rhymes with thirsty, so we had a thirsty Kirstie....hee, hee, well it hot here, don't worry I mainly drank H20.
Now the above image is the porch leading to the front door, I have to say lady's I'm going to miss sitting out here have my first morning cup of tea, watching the beautiful butterflies flutter by actually why do they call them butterflies, there's no butter, why don't we call them flutterflies because that's what they do flutterby, Oh and the late night glass of wine when the weather is warm.....O my gosh I sound like a plonker, Malibu and cokes, glasses of wine, I reassure you I don't drink that much. Now the climbing rose, Pierre de Ronsard, I have been waiting for this thing to grow faster to train it to go around the pole, guess when it reached up pass my head, the last four weeks, Please let me see you in bloom before I leave here dear Pierre. Now did I tell you lady's the Adeline Street is a tree lined street when diving up you don't see alot of sky as the trees cover over the road like a canopy, spring through to summer you have a wonderful shade, Autumn, the Fall to Us lady's, you watch the leave change from green to yellow, orange/red to brown then fall off, leading up to winter you have this pinky orange hue mist through the leafless trees that make a wonderful drive to your door, I'll miss living here, so peaceful, so quite, with the occasional moan from the elderly home across the way...hee, hee
Looking out the back door from the kitchen, I enjoy sitting here as well, with all the drinks mentioned
Well here is my dear beautiful cute kitchen, shabby and bright and all things nice, can you smell the wonderful Karla's Sugarwings Sugar Rose Cookies, scroll down and you will see, well it's been a fantastic cottage kitchen.
And the wonderful warm cosy lounge room I have changed the style a little, it looks more like the top image than the bottom, the photo's for the estate add are a bit different, I'll post that soon when it sent to me. In winter the warmth in this room is amazing even though that little heater doesn't look like much, it punches out the heat, and the heat stays in the timber line walls, making it warm and cosy, many time I've snuggled up on the couch with a warm drink, watching a fav TV show, or fav Mag, I just love this room.

Ok Cooking, well last week both cherubs where home because of a teacher stop work meet, so I thought I'd spend the day in the kitchen with the girls, Maddi made chocolate cookies, I think she put more cookie dough in her mouth then rolling them into a ball.......are gotcha Maddi, you stole the cookie...hee, hee.

Sta wanted to ice up here cookies while I tried doing the roses from the Sweet Treats and Roses book thank-you Karla for your wonderful recipe with the roses, visit Karla's Cottage anyway this is the one Sta picked to do..........well look down they look nothing like roses.....Lol
Look at Karla's in the photo above, and look at mine what a mess, I think I'll leave them to Karla the Queen of icing roses, Sorry Karla for messing them up. I said to Sta mummy can't do the rose they look yuk, her reply was Oh mummy there beautiful they look like roses to me, can I give some to my teacher....OK....and thank darling for being so sweet, as long as you can see they look like roses, that's all that matters.
Oh my goodness I forgot I added this photo, what a bloody joke, I give bread makes a bad name...hee,hee, My hubby and girls gave me a bread maker for my birthday last year in October, and I hadn't had the chance to have it out of the box, until this day I thought how hard can it be, get it out of the box read the instructions and off you go. I don't know what happened, but to me it looks like the top of Areas Rock, well it felt like rock, actually if you turn your head on your left side it looks like some sort of screwed up face see the eye's and the nose and puckered lip's, back to the instructions I go, you know I make better bread in the oven, know wonder you see so many bread making machines on ebay, any takers, Sta and I tried to feed the Magpie {birds} even they wouldn't it must be bad, cause they eat everything!!
OK beautiful ones I must go, get back to making dinner, hope you enjoyed this post, please if you come for a visit leave a comment, I'm starting to get paranoid, so many hits and no comment, I kind of think maybe I'm not doing this right, or am I not interesting enough, let's face it we all love to have comments, it shoooows where being looooooved.......LOL
Chat soon lovelies