Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lucite love

Limited edition gift set from iomoi

LOVE mag holder from Modern Dose via I can't remember - if it was you, please let me know :)

I just wish the dollar would pick up, so I could get some of these things I'm lusting after!

Friday, January 30, 2009

weekend wonder full

Hope yours if full of wonder too!

Image - David Tsay via sfgirlbybay

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I heart :: hearts

Brown sugar hearts from Cox & Cox

Adorable and free printable Valentine's Teabag Wrappers from the oh-so-talented Ez at Creature Comforts

Vintage polaroid titled - "flutter" by scissorspaperglue via Creature Comforts

Valentine's Cookies by my favourite cookie artist - Whipped Bakeshop

Valentine's oreos from One More Moore via Sara at Party Perfect

beautiful heart bokeh from the seriously talented isphotography via the red thread

heart pancake spatula from Beehive

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

OMGoodness!!!!! Nnnnnnnoooooooo!!!!

I think this gorgeous heart pinboard from Plumo might cheer me up a little after the shock news of Domino Mag closing it's doors.
Anna from ABT got me hooked only a little over a year ago, but I really did sweat it out each month waiting for my next issue to arrive.  Actually, it was only last night I emailed Anna and asked her what she thought of the latest issue and that it was pretty thin.  We both agreed we weren't fussed on the current issue and now I can see why.
Good-bye dear friend, it was short and sweet but oh so good.  Well at least for me.  Not sure who I'm going to replace you with.   I will miss you! xox

Image 1 - Plumo
Image 2 - Domino Mag

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Trudy

I'm on my way out the door with my party shoes on. My gorgeous cousin Trudy turns 40 and we are about to celebrate.
I've been baking all day (or what feels like all day) and here are the results. Hope Trudy likes them!

All images - Sharnel Dollar 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Half full

This quote of the day from Creature Comforts couldn't have come at a better time.

Simple pleasures

I love having fresh flowers in our home.  This is a photo I took on the weekend of a little bunch I have on our island bench in the kitchen.  The vase is a vintage hobnail milkglass vase I bought on eBay.

Image - Sharnel Dollar 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Birthday celebrations

Cupcakes by Keren @ The Cupcake Company

Enjoying the Gecko's wildlife presentation

Emma and Tom with baby python

Snappy the croc

William and the turtle

Pool fun

Back verandah all decked out

Birthday banner made from giant ric rac, coloured cardboard and mini pegs

Balloons from Pink Frosting

Table setting

Vines made from  pipe cleaners and crepe paper

Party treat bags from Poppies for Grace.  Geckos and pegs from Spotlight.

On Sunday we celebrated William's 3rd Birthday with a Wild Animal themed party.  The highlight of the day was a presentation from Gecko's Wildlife.  We had two snakes, a crocodile, three lizards, a frog, a tawny frog mouthed owl, two turtles and a squirrel glider in our house.  The kids were absolutely mesmerised for an entire hour.
We also hired a jumping castle which has become a staple at our birthday parties.  The pool was also a hit.

All images - Sharnel Dollar 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Our "old" house

Didn't Hayley and Tracey at Porchlight Interiors do a fabulous job styling our house for sale?  And on top of it, they are both gorgeous girls too!

We lived in this house for 10 years - married there, had our children there.  So it was very sad to say goodbye.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New season style

Even though we are still in sweating it out here in Brisbane, I've started looking for autumn/winter wardrobes for Olivia and William.

I love the fact that I can visit just two stores - Seed and Country Road - and get everything I want for the kids clothing/accessory wise.  For shoes I love Betts Kids.  Whilst I love to shop, I need to shop quickly.  I don't like to browse.  

Here are some of my picks for this season.

For Olivia

thanks Seed

thanks CR

For William

thanks Seed
thanks CR

Monday, January 12, 2009

More artwork love

Ever since I read about Canadian artist Janet Hill I've been obsessed with her little treasures. Janet normally offers one or two paintings a day on etsy but you have to be quick! I've been been pipped at the post a few times during the check out process.

Here is a collection of Janet's paintings I have hanging in my studio office at home. I purchased the desk from eBay. But what I love the most is my chair. It's an antique captains chair from the 1800's also purchased on eBay.

All images Sharnel Dollar