Tuesday 31 August 2010

Dance, Burger Boy

Can you believe these are cupcakes!!!
Pic found here

Monday 30 August 2010

Adam's House

A friend of mine - my bridesmaid in fact - had his home featured in Real Living Magazine and I was very excited to see that a present I gave him for his birthday features in a few of the shots.
The industrial letter A was salvaged by Surfer Boy and I'm thrilled that Adam obviously likes it enough to have it so prominently in his home. 

Sunday 29 August 2010

My Favourite House

This is my all time favourite home - it can be found in Stars Hollow Connecticut and is the home of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.
(Yes, I know they're not real but humour me)
I love everything about this house - the verandah, the wisteria, the white trim, the trees and of course the lives that went on behind those double front doors.

Recently I came across a photo of Lorelai's home as it is now - a few years after the final season of Gilmore Girls - and I can't say I am happy about the changes.  I'm happy the house still stands but I think they have stripped it of much of it's charm.  I wonder what TV family will live here next?

Sally Mann

A friend of mine has just changed her Facebook profile picture to this amazing image by photographer Sally Mann.

No matter how provocative her images, you have to admit they are pretty stunning.

Flowers For Friday - On a Sunday

It's been a hectic week and I'm all out on my usual posts but I promise I'll make it up as soon as things settle down on the CHALK front.  Hope your weekend is Ace!

Saturday 28 August 2010


The day has finally arrived - I have just got home after an exhausting day getting everything ready for tomorrow's opening (actually today's!) at the new Kensington store.  I can't believe that we actually did it.  For some reason the first shop didn't seem so hard, maybe because it was 7 years ago and like childbirth the memories have dimmed.

We have just ripped all the paper off the windows to reveal all!  How fun.

If you're in the area pop in and visit otherwise I'll fill you in tomorrow on our first big day.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Wednesday Wedding - You know I love a Cowboy Boot

All pics via Style Me Pretty


I love looking at wedding photographers blogs because it is a time when people really put in a huge effort for an event and each wedding gives a snap shot of the style of the couple.  Wedding stylists are so creative and usually every detail of a wedding is thought out to the minutest detail.  In my wanderings around the Internet I have discovered many photographers who's work I adore - Max, Braedon, and now the talented  Joy Harmon-Prouty & Donny Prouty at Wildflowers Photography
Their weddings are beautiful but I particularly love their family portraits - no stilted families in bad outfits in front of fake backdrops - here's an example of a shoot I love


Monday 23 August 2010

Sunday 22 August 2010


Kylie in skates - does it get any better than that?

Dancing With The Stars

It's happy times at our house tonight.  Gidget and I spend Sunday night ensconced in front of Dancing With The Stars and it is the highlight of my gorgeous daughter's week and therefore mine too.
At the beginning of each season we both pick someone to barrack for and tonight both our dancers made it through to the Grand Final.
So Tamara and Rob - Congratulations

All the love may leave the room next weekend when ultimately one of our dancers will lose!  May not be quite so fun then.

Saturday 21 August 2010

Friday 20 August 2010

Flowers For Friday

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Thursday 19 August 2010

Eye Candy - Andy Whitfield

As Spartacus, Andy is giving my eyes great joy and he is surprisingly handsome with his shirt on too.

A Verandah

Was there a promise of Spring in the air in Melbourne today?  When the sun was out it was ever so slightly balmy!  Perhaps lazy afternoons reading on the verandah aren't so far away after all.

via designeditor.com

via dreamhouse.com

via countryliving.com

via Southernliving.com

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Wednesday Wedding - Max Wanger

I adore this couple.  Max Wanger is one of my favourite wedding photographers and I am regularly transported by his blog and website.
He and Margeaux were married recently and I thought I'd share some images of their day with you.
They celebrated over two days with a ceremony on the Friday and a party on the Saturday and by all accounts it was a wonderful weekend.

Monday 16 August 2010

Hydrangea Cupcakes

I think these might be the most beautiful cupcakes I have ever seen. 

image and instructions from here

Sunday 15 August 2010

I'm Exhausted!

After a full day of painting and sanding I'm ready for a bath and bed.

Saturday 14 August 2010