Sunday, February 05, 2012

updated the sounds!!

I have wanted one for ages + finally on Friday I got my little wish + brought a working record player!!
Its just a tad amazing + the sound is soooooo crisp.........yep got Jimmie Rodgers playing atm!!
Kev needs to gather up his record collection from his mum + dads + me I'm gonna checkout the record collection when I visit dads house this week..........I feel a party coming on!!


and yes do you spy that lovely collection of vintage candlewick bedcovers + other vintage goodies poking out behind the stereo!!  They are for another exciting adventure of mine!!

kids are loving the record player btw.............."its pretty cool" I heard one of them quote!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

saying goodbye is hard

this week I had to say goodbye to my dad.
my dad had been really ill for the last 6mths but no one could find anything wrong with him.
but as well my dad had never been the same since my mum passed away 3.5yrs ago.  he was living with a broken heart + that was hard to watch.
last friday we told him he had a option to have a op (that he would not survive) or it was ok to go to mum.
once he knew that we were ok that he could go ............ he was so happy because he was going to see my mum.  how could I argue with that, how could I be sad about that...........watching my dad celebrate that he was gong to see his beloved mary.
finally the duo of mary + ron has ended.  I tell a lie i am sad....... very sad cause its like living mums death all over again a little bit....... he was the connection to her.......partner in crime.......dance partner.......... card partner..........they were one hell of a duo!!
i never imagined that I would be without my parents at the age of 40......... lucky i still have my little family to lean on.  dad was 80..........he had a full life + no time was robbed from him.......only mum leaving early!!
rest in peace dad

Friday, January 06, 2012

handmade xmas

this year........oopps I mean last year I wanted to get into making alot of my decos.  Since I have a cupboard filled with supplies everything was at my finger tips!!
I had spied a few lovley ideas on blogs, pinterest + mags. 
First I went with the pompoms.........how fun are these babies!!  Got me a few circles + a star from spotlight.
This is how it ended up. 




this bad boy was pinned to my cork board at front door

Ruby was busting to have a turn with the glue gun + pompoms .......so she made this little wreath for us + as well a friend really admired it so Ruby made another one for her.



button trees
not such a new idea but after making these nearly 4 years ago + stealing buttons off them throughout the years I finally sat down + completed them before xmas
No more stealing buttons!!


checkout our newest pet........old pull-along........he was a mere 50c

then there was the netted garland. I got this idea from Your Home + Garden mag.
they used just white netting but I spied some lovely red polka dotted netting + just had to have!!
I would of liked the garland to be longer but I ran out of time + found a fun spot to drape it over.




and lastly.......yes another wreath.....but they are so easy + fun!
now I saw this fab idea via this blog
I didnt have a lovely collection of vintage decos like her........bit hard to source here.
so I just brought some fun decos from spotlight.  I think it turned out ok!!
Sadly I didnt have time to add a ribbon to hang as i made it xmas eve when I should of being cooking!!
But I laid it up against the computer screen + it did the trick.
I just added it to the cork board for photography purpose!



already looking forward to this years handmade decos!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

ringing it in with the rain.............

Yep the rain did come down on New Years Eve but no spirits were left damp!!
We had a fantastic holiday house in New Plymouth for 5 nights.............that means 5 nights + 5 mornings of not milking the cows!!  It was bliss...........even if rained for 4 days!
Such a fun time away with kevs family + a few friends popping in!!



it was about ice creams


brothers



false eyelashes for new years eve!



hair cuts for the boys



new years eve smiles with my sil



 scooter gang.........lead by miss B



me + miss B on new years eve