Its been a while since I posted about FABULOUS FINDS...not that there are not a lot out there, I have just been time poor these past few weeks. Its mid October and the shops seem to be filled with all things Halloween in readiness for the end of the month. Here are some of my favourite finds from around the web this week...
How adorable are these ice cream shots from Sugar & Cloth make sure you visit the website for the easy recipe and loads of Halloween inspiration just like these cute 'bedazzled' pumpkins..
For lots of inspitaion you just have to head to the Pottery Barn blog.
Then of course there is my ol' favourite Martha Stewart with ideas on everything from Halloween costumes to food to decorating, to entertaining and beyond. Wanting to make a statement this year with an outfit, then look no further....
Still need inspiration???? Why not head over to Pinterest, these were some of my favourite finds....
Who says you have to carve a pumpkin???
How easy is this idea...grab a packet or two of cheap plastic spiders from the "$2 shop" and freeze in an ice-cube tray...very effective!
Now that is what I call a set of dentures!
So there you have it a few Fabulous Finds to get you started as you head towards Halloween 2014!
Last weekend we headed to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney for a weekend escape! It was the start of the school holidays and we felt a "treat" was in order before Taylor soends a few weeks with her head in books preparing for the HSC exams....
Enroute we made a stop in the quaint town of Glenbook at the base of the mountains where we discovered a local craft market (some eye rolling DID occur!!), an amzing homewares store and florist called Ebony & Ivy which we loved (we will be back to visit for sure!)....and this wonderful little cafe called 2773
The Blue Mountains were abuzz with beautiful gardens and the spring blossoms are just starting to show off. We stayed at the Fairmont Resort in lovely Leura and enjoyed the spectacular scenery that Leura, Katooma and the famous Three Sisters has to offer before our 'afternoon surprise'.
Next stop was the stunning Lilianfels Hotel where I had booked "High Tea"...very posh and oh so yummy!!!
A wonderful weekend filled with love and laughter....just what we all needed!
There has been a lot of talk of late about repurposing furniture and quick furniture makeovers...Pinterest is full of inspiration along with the endless blogs that inspire and get the creative juices flowing. So, when we rearranged some furniture recently and no longer needed this old chest/coffee table I got to thinking...why not give it a go!
Armed with nothing more than a painting sheet, electric sander, white paint I found lurking in the garden shed) and some newly purchased furniture wax from my local Bunnings I set to work. After a quick sand and dust off I slapped some paint on (the rougher the better) followed by an even rougher second coat, then it was back to the sander this time with some extra fine sandpaper to just rough it up a little. Finally after another dust off I got to work with the furniture wax and an old cloth, it was easy to rub on and left the table with a layer of protection and feeling silky smooth.
Love, love the new table and it makes a great addition to our outdoor space...what do you think??
A special Monday Mantra today as Taylors begins her very last week of school....(graduation this Thursday then is study time until the HSC begins in a month)...sadness as school officially comes to an end....