Monday, 31 August 2009

Design Discoveries

Now that I've started my interior design course I've started buying home decorating magazines for inspiration (and to help with assignments).

They give snippits from a variety of suppliers and then provide a very helpful list of who they used at the back of the magazine.

I love it when I see things from Ikea - especially since I love going there and have a few things from Ikea in my home.

Today I've been inspired by a few items from Equator Homewares.

As a general rule I'm not a fan of woven furniture and wicker baskets (they accumulate too much dust and I'm just not that inspired by it), however among these items are some gorgeous wood and bamboo pieces. I wish I could put some pictures here, but you'll just have to have a look for yourself.

My favorite is the Montego folding writing desk.

Sunny Day Stroll

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Friday, 28 August 2009

Friday Fill-In #139

Friday Fill-Ins

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1. He was a man of prayer, my Grandpa.

2. Daffodils is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend is currently out of the country and I really miss her.

4. I really don't like my job to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be deceiving.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was my Mum.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting ready to sew, tomorrow my plans include sewing and Sunday, I want to have our weekly GNG breaky and planning meeting, fellowship and teaching at church, and relaxing in the afternoon, or maybe more sewing depending on how I go on Saturday. Or maybe some unpacking and sorting!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Bible Story

James (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read,
"The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out
of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to

Concerned, James asked, "What happened to the flea?"

Received from Chris Keniston.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Memories of letters gone by

Did you have pen pals when you were young?

I had several. Most of mine came via an Australian magazine for children called Junior Clubhouse.

I mention this because today as I was going through some of the things I have had packed away in boxes, I discovered some of the letters that I had received. In particular the ones from 2 of my cousins and a girl from Tasmania.

I didn't read through them all as I didn't have the time, but I did open a couple for a look. Some were folded in fancy ways, others were written on different note papers. But the main thing about them is that they were all hand written.

I think I really miss that connection. I realised recently that I have a whole drawer full of different sets of writting paper, but I never use them. These days my connection with people is usually via email and other electronic media. The sentiments are the same, but they feel rather impersonal.

With the amount of writting paper in my posession I think I should start writting letters again.

One benefit of electroinc mail is that you don't have to have a physical storage location for it (other than space in the memory of your computer or online email service). Another is that the ink will not fade so that you cannot read it. But what if your computer crashes and you lose it? Then it is gone. I suppose the same could be said for a fire or flood damaging the stored letters.

What do you think?

The other thing I wondered as I looked through these letters, is what has become of my former pen pals?

I know what my cousins are doing, but what of the others. I must of had at least 5 or more people who I regularly corresponded with.

Where are they now? What direction has their life taken? Are they still alive? Have they married and had a family, or are they still single like me? Do they still live in the same town?

Since I received some of those letters I have moved 5 times.

If anyone reads this and has had pen pals in the past please let me know your thoughts. You could be one of my former correspondants, and I would love to know where life has taken you thus far.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Friday Fill-In #138

Friday Fill-Ins

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1. I remember, I remember don't eat the daisies.

2. Dear readers I want you to know that I appreaciate your visits, even if I don't reply to your comments.

3. Is that my picture on the junk mail!!???

4. I'm trying to resist the temptation of Facebook, but it's just not happening.

5. I'm saving all my kisses just for you, my future husband!

6. If I made a birthday list a new sewing machine would definitely be on it!!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a night at home with the family, tomorrow my plans include potentially finishing going through my boxes and Sunday, I want to have our regular GNG planning breakfast, then church services with teaching, worship and fellowship!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


I think I must be the bargain queen! Today I have saved $100!! And that was just on one thing.

A business near where I work is relocating to a new premises and so they don't have to take everything there they are selling some things. Earlier this week they put out some second hand filing cabinets and my Mum and sister each bought one. That saved each of them a couple of hundred dollars.

Then today there was a kitchen starter set for $70. I was told that normal retail price when on special would be $170, and more if it wasn't on special!!! It is now sitting in my car ready to be transported home.

It's Mum who calls me the bargain queen. I'm always finding things - clothes, scrapbooking supplies and other things. Then there was the online Interior Design course that I enrolled in recently - I saved $300 on the fees for that.

Mum asked me the other day if I had ever calculated how much I had saved on various things. I haven't, but it would certainly be interesting to find out. Not that I'm going to spend my time doing it, but it is an interesting idea.

I just call all my bargain hunting training to be a Proverbs 31 Woman.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

10 on Tuesday - Traits You Look for in a Romantic Interest

10 Traits You Look for in a Romantic Interest

1. MUST be a Christian (this is the first thing and most important, everything else is in random order)

2. Have a sense of humor

3. Loves children

4. Likes reading

5. Respectful

6. A man of prayer (ok so this is really #2)

7. Loves me for who I am not what I look like

8. Cares for others

This will have to be it for now. I may think of others, but I'll post this as it is for now.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Pure Pleasure

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10 on Tuesday - Fads You Just Don't Get

10 Fads You Just Don't Get

1. Wearing rings on every finger

2. Body piercing

3. Peasant Tops

4. Afro hairstyles (especially teenage boys)

5. Guys wearing their pants half-way down their legs (yuck)

6. Facial hair

7. Dying your hair in strange colours, like blue and pink

8. Older ladies with a purple rinse in their hair

9. Lights on the running board of a Ute

10. Blue headlights - they really hurt my eyes
Once again I really struggled with this topic. I hope future ones are easier.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Friday Fill-In #136

Friday Fill-Ins

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1. A sleeveless t-shirt and shorts is my favorite summertime outfit.

2. My favorite John Hughes movies is - wait who is John Hughes? I think I've heard that name recently but why ... thinking, thinking ... ok, now I know thanks to IMDb, well, of the ones he directed, I've only seen one - Curly Sue. Of the ones he wrote the screen play for or produced it would have to be Miracle on 34th Street.

3. Fabric is something I love to touch.

4. The full moon sends cats crazy.

5. I wish I was somewhere else right now.

6. When daylight fades there are glorious colours in the sky.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing in some way, tomorrow my plans include unpacking more boxes and sorting things (hopefully there are no more spiders of any kind, especially Redback spiders - there were 3 in one box last week), and have the birthday dinner for my sister and Sunday, I want to plan for GNG at our weekly breakfast meeting (I wonder what we'll eat this week), go to church for fellowship and teaching (I think we're starting a new message series this week) and probably take it easy in the afternoon!


And now for some classic cats.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2009


We interrupt this blog with a couple of cat moments.

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Ah, yes! It will get you every time!

And now to return to other matters.

Word Musings - Free

I was just thinking about the word "Free" and how many different uses and meanings we have for it.

This is what I have come up with:

  • To let go
  • Not in use
  • No cost

How about you? Can you think of any others?

10 on Tuesday - Favorite Characters from Television

10 Favorite Characters from Television

In no particular order:
1. Harmon Rabb (JAG)
2. Jessica Fletcher (Murder She Wrote)
3. Dr Mark Sloan (Diagnosis Murder)
4. Perry Mason (Perry Mason)
5. Christopher Foyle (Foyle's War)
6. Remington Steele (Remington Steele)
7. Charlie Epps (Numb3rs)
8. Sarah MacKenzie (JAG)
9. Benton Frasier (Due South)
10. Mike Flynn (Sea Patrol)
For my first of these I found this quite hard. I'll be interested to see what future 10 on Tuesday topics will be.