Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hello...posting is (and will be) pretty sparse around here as I am doing a nixer this week and next week so am working late every night and over the weekend...this is very tiring and challenging but need to do it for a bit of a financial boost! So, a short post just to share some sweet images from Period Living...

Hope everybody has a lovely week :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Muted pinks, blues and greys...

Hello...I can't believe how this week has flown by! It's Saturday morning and I have just finished brekkie. Have some chores to do (food shopping, coffee shopping and cleaning, the latter of which chores will probably be put on the long finger again!!). We are going to a 40th birthday tonight but hopefully it won't be a late one :)

I have mentioned before how I am itching to change things up in my little home!! Sadly, with our current financial situation that will be difficult but I can still dream and plan. I hope that I can sell our Habitat sofa on e-bay or some such place so that I can buy the Karlstad sofa at IKEA!! When we bought the sofa back in 2003 it was very expensive and we loved's a great shape - low level, low slung, deep and comfy... but it's leather and I am totally gone off leather (and have been off it for quite some time) ...but it is very practical when you have two little doggies...we'll see!!

Anyway, I am wittering on way too much. I love the tones in the images below SO much - the muted pinks and blues and of course the greys - they are just the colours that I plan to introduce through fabrics (re-upholstering, cushions, throws etc and in washed linens if I can!). Exactly what I have in my head...

Images via Bliss via sfgirlbybay

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Random stuff...

Hubbie hung the Hang it All at the weekend and I am really pleased with it...wish I could leave it more or less bare but that's not going to happen!

Eurovision party was great fun...Ruth put on an amazing spread for much food and I ate EVERYTHING!! Slightly worse for wear on Sunday so just hung out at home in front of the fire - yes, that's right, IN FRONT OF THE FIRE!! I don't know what's going on with the weather...what little summer we get here in Ireland usually visits in April and May but it's really cold here right'd have warmer days in December!

Grilled lots of asparagus to serve with grilled salmon and couscous on Sunday evening...totally yum :)

And...Oscar has found another comfy spot to can barely see him but he is there...all snuggled up on the sheepskin :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

White and blue...

Have been eyeballing this gorgeous dress from Howies and this skirt from Cabbages and Roses for a while now....

And a lovely space via Skona Hem

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A couple of things...

Hello! Some purchases from Poketo from some time little music balloon which is too cute...perfect for work when I am alone in the office and also a very cute notebook/folder.

Also, I recently purchased Holly Becker's (of Decor8) - it's as good as everybody is saying!

We are off to our friend's annual Eurovision party tonight, we'll be bring O&S and will stay's usually a great night and the Eurovision is always a bit of a hoot! Have a lovely weekend :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


So happy...I scored a free Eames DAW chair and Hang it All!! I worked in an architectural practice for 6 years until end 2009 and have some great friends and contacts still there...a friend and I had asked a supplier for costs on a DAW chair and Hang it all for me and the RAR rocker in red for my friend. He came back to us and said we could have them free as samples...whoohhooo! That was quite a few weeks ago and I didn't quite believe it until I picked them up last night :) I'll show a picture of the Hang it All when my hubbie hangs it at the weekend!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


...have been drooling over this absolutley stunning apartment in Sweden (found via Bolaget Fastighetsformedling) for ages now! Isn't it just a-mazing?? I just love everything about it! I really want to do some interior updates in our home. We will make small changes in the kitchen and will also retile the bathroom but there is so much more i want to change...I find these images really inspiring and right up my street!

Monday, May 09, 2011

The weekend...

A lovely quite weekend, walks in the park with the doggies and a little bit of sorting out. I did a quick trip to Ikea to buy some storage jars - I am planning some open shelving in my kitchen and would like to have all my store cupboard ingredients easy to see and easy to access so the plan is that all the jars that I have labelled below (which shows a very messy situation but hey, it was a work in progress when I took the photo!) will eventually end up on the open shelves...that's of course when we get around to it!! I also want to change my work top and tiles in the kitchen - it shouldn't be too expensive as it is so tiny! Pictures below are from Pearse Park in Rathfarnham (and my wee kitchen of course).

Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

Sunday, May 08, 2011


and healthy fact a weight watchers recipe (8 points if you are interested!).

Serves two
2 Tortilla Wraps
1 Courgette (thinly sliced)
2 small red onions (thinly sliced)
Vine tomatoes (quartered)
25g grated low fat cheddar cheese (I used a little more)
2 slices of ham (shredded into smallish pieces)
1 Red Pepper (sliced)

Grill the vegetables under a medium to high heat until done to taste (I like mine slightly charred). Remove from heat and place the tortilla on the grill pan, top with the veggies, the ham and sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Slap it back under the grill and wait until the cheese has melted and the edges of the tortilla slightly charred (or however you like it).

Great served with a big was even nicer than I expected and really filling.

My husband had a second but spread a little passata on the base and topped with shredded ham, sliced tomatoes and cheese. The options are endless!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

A place in the sun...

Totally gratuitous woofer photos!! Oscar always finds his place in the sunshine...Sadie not so much but if you look hard enough you will see her with her leg cocked up as she lies down...always ready and waiting for a tummy rub!! I love the shot of them both snuggled up together too...shucks :) Oh and if you click on the images you get a better view!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Last weekend...

I mentioned that we went to the Leinster v Toulouse game last Saturday and I meant to post about it on was fantastic, the atmosphere was just amazing and...we won!! It was a gorgeous day so we cycled over to the Aviva Stadium and it meant we we could have a few bevvies :) Afterwards we went for Pizza at Milanos...I had my favourite, Fiorentina followed by baked cheesecake..nyomnyom!! Went to Foley's for a pint afterwards and met a few friends - town was buzzing!


Finally, as a round up to our little trip out west last week, here are a few shots from Kerry, around the Black Valley and Moll's gap...

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Cottage gardens....

Some shots from around the beautiful gardens, all mossy and ferny and beautiful..they built all the little bridges themselves and planted everywhere. They also have a lovely vegetable garden and have fruit trees too (not photographed). Some shots of our friends very pretty cottage too!