Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let's start at the very beginning

a very good place to start ........

Well we are home and starting to feel a little more normal after the journey back from Hawaii. Thought you might like to see some happy snaps from our family holiday.

We loved every bit of Hawaii and I'll share some info on where we stayed and what we loved the most.


Right off the plane and into a limo taxi. The kids thought this was so cool. I felt like a hooker.



We check into the Westin Moana Surfrider and we are greeted with this view from our room. Breathtaking.


These were right below us. Very Gidget like!

Perry was kind enough to take the kids for a few hours while I had a much needed nap. And boy did I sleep hard. Tip for anyone thinking of flying Hawaiian Air - DON'T! Dodgy brothers are us. We are very lucky to have such a great airline here in Australia, Qantas that is.

The Moana Surfrider is a gorgeous hotel, in a great location with plenty on offer for everyone. Being a Westin hotel you know you are going to have a dreamy nights sleep. There is nothing like a Westin bed ..... heavenly.

I'll post more on our trip in the next few days ...... great to be home. x

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Well only one more sleep till we depart for beautiful Hawaii. I can't tell you how excited I am to be going on holiday. First reason is we've never been to Hawaii and most of our holidays are spent in Africa. Whilst I love Africa, I haven't felt this sort of anticipation in quite awhile.

Our children are also bursting to go. Olivia wants to learn how to hula dance and William seems to be focused on the hotel!

I'm also looking forward to a little shopping! It's been a while since I've been to the USA, last time I was seven months pregnant with a 15 month old in toe. Shopping wasn't on the radar. This time however, is a whole new story. I'm hoping to find some props for my event styling business, plus lots of clothes for the kidlets.

See you on our return!

Photo courtesy of Leanne Stamatellos Photography

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kids Circus Room

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How fantastic is this Circus themed room? Amazing hey? Inventive storage ideas and washed out colour. Love it. For full story and more images click here.

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Found via Poppy Talk.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I'm totally smitten with this lemon and pink circus party Kim from The TomKat Studio just posted about.

Tallie 4th B-day004

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What's got me even more excited is that I think my favourite vintage Hazel Atlas Dancing Elephant tumblers would work in perfectly with this party theme for a little girl.

Sweet Paul seems to like a bit of vintage Hazel too!

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Party Planning - table decorations

Here is an image I took this morning. Playing around with a few of the pieces I've collected for Olivia's birthday party in July.

Olivia's 6th birthday - planning stage

What it's all about

So, what will you be doing this Sunday? Me, well hopefully I'll be able to sleep here a little longer than usual

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While the kids are busy preparing in the kitchen


Then, I'll dish out lots of these

model and child

and spend the rest of the day in the sunshine with my little family


Image 1 A Beach Cottage Image 2 Paul Costello Image 3 image source unknown Image 4 Paul Costello

Thursday, May 6, 2010

12 more sleeps and counting

Can you guess where we are headed?

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