Saturday, February 27, 2010

muro buro via design is mine via mary ruffle

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sad times

It's been an emotional few months in our house with the deterioration of my Dad's health. On top of this my brother had a serious car accident a month ago and is still in hospital. Hopefully he will be discharged in 3-4 weeks. Well, that's the plan. He relied heavily on my Mum, Dad and I before the accident and now even more.
About four weeks ago our dear kitty Simba had a turn for the worse. She is in stage four kidney failure and is slowly dying. The vet said she is not in any pain, but seeing her lose weight rapidly makes us wonder.
It just amazes me how much love a little furry friend can give. Simba sleeps under my arm each and every night and I'm going to miss that more than anything. The sound of her soft purr, her silky coat and the way she would pad her paws against my rather padded chest.
She has only days left and we are left trying to decide when that day will be. I know I need to be the strong one here, for my husband and my daughter. William is still a little young to totally understand what is happening.
Keep our dear Simba in your thoughts over the next few days. She has given us more love than you can imagine. The only condolence is that she will be with her best friend and sister Picki soon.

UPDATE - as of Monday 1st March, Simba our dear kitty is still with us. Thank you for all the lovely messages. It's so good to hear there are so many other animal lovers out there.


Winner announced

Firstly, thank you to everyone that entered my 'ideas for inspiration' competition. I found it really hard to choose one, but I decided on Cathy's request for help with her husbands 40th Birthday bash. I'll be posting your inspiration board on my blog in the next three weeks, so keep a look out.
Cathy, please email me with your address and I'll pop your Sambellina goodies in the post.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rainbow party inspiration

Head on over here to find out more.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Exciting news and a giveaway

It is with much excitement I share with you that I've been invited to be a contributor on The Party Dress.
I'll be posting 2-4 times a month regarding everything party related. Head on over there now to see my first post.

To celebrate I'm having a giveaway here at My Life My Loves. Leave a comment here explaining what sort of inspiration board you would like to see next at The Party Dress. It can be for a child's or adults party, baby shower, bridal shower or wedding. Be as creative as you like and maybe I'll choose yours and create an inspiration board around your idea.

The prize will be a party pack from one of my favourite partyware suppliers Sambellina. Sambellina is a new collection of designer party accessories and stationery especially for children. I'm giving away a party pack containing 8 plates & cups in multi dot colour way with matching gift tags and a set of co-ordinating invitations.

Entries close Monday 21st February 2010 at 5pm.

Image courtesy of Kate at Sambellina

Pink and blue, oh how I love you!


Does anyone know the name of the blue in these images? It's just so damn pretty!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ruffles and blossoms

What more could a girl want?

High Tea

Cupcakes and image - Sharnel Dollar 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Day Sweet Treats

Happy Valentine's Day

Here are some cute little bags of red MM's I packaged for Valentine's Day. I've given some to my girlfriends and Olivia and William will give some to their Daddy. How sweet.

I'm not a big Valentine's Day person, but with a heap of leftover red MM's and an itch to do some crafty work, what's a girl to do?


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Colour injection

ruthie sommers
Image 1 - Ruthie Sommers Image 2 - I am Mommy