Saturday Nights In

Saturday Nights In
I know I am getting old (as in middle aged) when I look forward to and enjoy staying home on a Friday or Saturday night. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out and have spent most of my life the social butterfly type, sometimes cramming 3-4 social events in one day.
But when I’m tired or exhausted or it’s been a big week, I love just staying home, chilling, relaxing, lounging and usually sleeping early and sleeping in. BLISS!
The cat loves it too. I recently got a new quilt cover and new sheets (from Ramesses); having an inviting bed or couch makes nights in more enjoyable, add a throw rug on those colder nights.
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I bought these H & M sweatpants (trackies as us Aussies call them – short for tracksuit pants) last weekend and they are very comfortable. Like sweatpants but with a leggings fit around the calf. Super soft and a nice wide thick waistband. I think they will be perfect for flying and can be dressed up or down.
Some inspiration:
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Art Walk… Episode 1 – Hallway

I’m slowly building the artworks I have on the walls at home and my lounge room has the start of a gallery wall above the sofa. Here are some of the artworks in my house!

Today’s episode: HALLWAY.

So I have this cute little hallway between my bedrooms and bathroom, with 4 narrow walls perfect for art. I’ve just updated what hangs here. At the moment I have these cute shoe prints in white frames from IKEA (prints and frames separate) and an optometrist-eye-test-inspired affirmation message from Target. Bought them on the same day, both under $20! Love them! I really want this ampersand print in black and white as well, but think I could print and make it myself? Choose a font? Too hard? Just spend $25 at target? Though, I think I saw these at Spotlight for ten dollars in red… should have bought the ampersand one then… not on their website anymore – Boo!

But that pink bird print is cute…

New Diary Time

New Diary Time
As a stationery addict, there is nothing like buying a crisp, new empty diary to start the new year.
Typo (part of the Cotton On Franchise) have some lovely ones as always, like the 2015 planner in black and gold and the owl covered diary featured above.
Trust Kate Spade to have gorgeous things too, like the bow tie paper clips, the black and white spotted diary and matching black and white pen.
I got some lovely stationery items for Christmas this year, and bought a black week to a page diary with gold polka dots on it, all ready for black and gold Sharpie pens I think!

Favourite Things… December 2014

Here are some of my favourite things at the moment!

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I bought two of these Candleworks Australia soy candles a few weeks ago, wild pear and chilled sangria. The chilled sangria is currently burning in my bedroom and the smell is divine! And unlike some other candles, they actually release a scent while burning. And… who doesn’t love some chilled sangria for summer!

Needed some new knickers so hit up Best and Less and got these cotton leopard print babies. I really like sleeping in cotton underpants. They were part of their ‘2 for $12’ deal too.

I have seen these dip and twist nail polish removal pots before, and even how to make your own on beauty blogs. I saw these little pots in K Mart for $4 so decided to try them. Amazing! Super fast! No more messy nails.

You know when you are looking for Christmas gifts for others and you just end up shopping for yourself. That’s what happened when  I went into Big W and saw this cute little $5.00 cat ring holder. Perfect for an engagement ring! Oh, and cats! Sold!

Loving bird print at the moment, like this headband and a navy and dusk pink hair clip I got at Woolworths of all places, that also doubles as a brooch. Score!

Met the delightful Zoe Foster-Blake at her pop up store for her new beauty line Go-To Skincare. I already have the ‘very useful face cream’ and just bought the ‘exceptionoil’ and ‘lips!’ lip balm. Can’t wait to try them!

Confession time… I’m obsessed with stationery. I literally cannot stop myself from buying novelty paper clips. Stars, love hearts, numbers, shoes, coat hangers, giant ones… the other day I found pineapples! At $3.00 I didn’t even think twice.

I got a belated birthday gift the other day, two pairs of bright and cheerful socks from Gorman. I probably won’t wear them until its cold again, but they will definitely cheer up a grey day.

My first Christmas present for 2014 was this fluorescent yellow and gold bracelet with a tassel from Seed Heritage Jewellery. Cute!

Again, Christmas shopping led me to try on and purchase this stretch body con skirt from Best and Less. Because you know… palm trees! Plus under $10. Bar-gain.