As per my promise this past week, here's a few snaps of my Easter Egg Celebration Tree' I wanted to share with you. I used some 'found' gum tree branches and sticks from our local park and used a mixture of painted eggs and painted stencil birds [they remind me of little robins or sparrows] in whit, blues, pinks, and lemon yellows with a dash of green and little gold! Maybe next Easter you can start your own Easter celebration tree too... or themed for the next holiday!
24 April, 2011
22 April, 2011
To our sweet 'baby' girl Isabelle for her 1st Birthday - Happy Birthday, little poodle! We love you so much...we're stupid crazy about you! You make it all worth while x
Like for most first time parents - we honestly don't know where the past year has flown to, and at the same time we didn't know how we'd get there and sometimes what to do!
We had a wonderful afternoon with close family and family friends - Isabelle's godparents, and their children - also our godchildren!
Needless to say I am 'pooped' after preparing all the decorations and somehow baking up a storm... the two grandmas came to the rescue with some sweet & tasty treats also - a huge help considering how time poor this week has proved to be and the beginning of the Easter celebrations today.
Will share more with you soon over this long Easter/ Anzac weekend.
Hope you had a good day,
image by Sarah Verity
21 April, 2011
Just in case I don't get a chance to wish you all a very Happy Easter on Sunday, I am being organised and thought I would send you my Easter wishes today...
This evening & tomorrow morning I am going mad into organising Isabelle's 1st Birthday party we're having a small afternoon tea for tomorrow! So between now & then I am baking cakes, making a no '1' birthday cake [thanks vintage Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book!] hanging some super cute bunting, blowing up balloons, dishing out the party bags & setting the tables! All in shades of Pink & Green with stripes & spots for good measure!
So here's to your safe travels through the Easter & ANZAC long weekend, warm sunny [autumn] weather, delicious Easter eggs from the bunny and a Happy one too!
BTW - will post my Easter Egg tree later on... just need to download my pics!
images via bhg, house beautiful, country living, sunset, montage by Sarah Verity - Vernandah Home & Garden Living Solutions
20 April, 2011
Think about adding some fresh flowers or flowering branches into your Easter table decor...
Here are a few ways you can also add a few delicious eggs into the mix too!
Do you have a favourite?
images via BHG & HGTV
Yes it seems like there are so many birthdays, you would be right, that they somehow just keep coming! In our family April is a HUGE birthday month we have 3 Grandmas, 1 Goddaughter [on the same day as 1 of the Grandmas] and lastly by not least our little Isabelle finishes the April celebrations off for us till May!
So without exception - I want to wish my [maternal] grandma whom I call 'Mum', also known by our cousin as 'Nana' - a very Happy 84th Birthday today!
We love you & hope that you have a wonderful day out today!
Hugs & kisses
image via fox on the run
Sending Birthday kisses, hugs & wishes to our gorgeous
Goddaughter little Charlotte who turns a big 2 years old today!
Lots of love & see you soon!
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Tumbi Umbi - yes it really is a place north of Sydney, I didn't make up the name I promise!A coastal hinterland estate with 2.5acres of grounds is up for sale... here it is! Located so close to Sydney's central coast beaches Forrester's Beach & Terrigal this home in Tumbi Umbi takes it's architectural styling influence from a classic Queenslander and a Colonial homestead. With palatial size rooms and accommodation the surrounds are sublime...
Although I do think it needs an interior update - maybe a 'Verandah Home & Garden' touch! But to each their own! What really got me was the commanding presence this home has as you approach it from the drive and the pretty vista from the backyard and pool scape. Take a look...
Colonial Homestead on 2.5 acres; minutes to the beach
A blend of architectural influences from the classic Queenslander and the Colonial Homestead create this beautiful rambling coastal estate which enjoys an elite and enviable position at the end of a discreet rural cul-de-sac. Extremely generous in proportion and celebrating period decor, this modern home flaunts a multitude of oversized living and entertaining spaces, both formal and informal, ideal for the larger family and the most accomplished entertainer. Gracing 2.5 North facing acres, catching sea breezes, dappled with twisted gums and softened by relaxed landscaping, this unique estate flanks Forresters Beach and borders the very cosmopolitan Terrigal & Wamberal. A rare holding.
-Private North facing 2.5 acres of land
-Quintessential wrap around veranda opening off multiple living areas
-Six oversized bedrooms, all with walk-in robes, two with en-suite
-Incorporates dual accommodation, ideal for in-law or guest quarters
-Large office or seventh bedroom
-Media & snooker room spills outdoors to covered alfresco poolside area
-Stunning gourmet kitchen with granite tops, gas cooking and walk in pantry
-Grand formal lounge and dining with fireplace
-Triple garage complete with large workshop
-Polished timber flooring and 10ft ceilings throughout
-Gated estate with PABX phone system
-Easy care landscaped grounds with solar heated inground pool
-Close to shops, schools and freeway access; 5 minutes to Terrigal
Tyson Nicholson : 0418 251 312
Property ID: 2008940108
images via domain.com.au
19 April, 2011
Thinking Green for Easter... Here's a reusable and sweet way to display Easter style blooms... simply dye eggshells [with food colouring] to be pretty pastels, or using an egg-dyeing kit. Carefully cut an opening in the top of the eggshell and fill with soil and a flower in a complementing color such as African Violets, flowering succulents or Begonias. Why not use the bottom half of your egg carton to house them in a rows. Or if you have a ceramic egg crate use it as your 'vase' to grow!
If you get a chance to complete this project please send me your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org would love to see them and post them on Palatial Living!
image via BHG
18 April, 2011
Sending much love & many, many birthday wishes to my Grandma, Sarah, who is celebrating her 91st birthday today! One of her favourite blooms are Sweet Violets...
Love you to bits - Always,
image via karen casey smith
13 April, 2011
Agent's Blurb... Belle Property Australisia
37 Monash Ave Great Mackerel Beach NSW
Lifestyle - An idyllic beach-side retreat conveniently located only a short boat ride from Palm Beach. This beautifully presented home would make an ideal weekender or permanent residence and is just footsteps from the glistening water's edge and peaceful bush walks of the surrounding national park.
Accommodation - Positioned high and drenched in year round northern light, this spacious open plan home is an entertainers dream. Ground floor reception area leads to a generous living room and open plan kitchen featuring high vaulted ceilings and easy access to the private full width timber deck, covered for year round alfresco dining and perfect for BBQ's with family and friends. A walkway links two versatile bedrooms and a flexible third bedroom or home office. Stylish tiled bathroom and breezy sunroom allow air circulation and complete the upper level.
images via domain.com.au via belle property