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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Book Week 2014

Children's Book Week is run by the the Children's Book Council of Australia. Each year in August, schools and libraries spend a week celebrating books, Australian authors and illustrators.

The students in Prep, Year 1 and two celebrated Book Week dressed up as a favourite character in a big parade. This year is the last parade for Jonah as he starts Year 3 after Christmas. Next year Lily will be in Prep and gets to participate in the Book Week - this year she was happy to get dressed up too!


Master Jonah as a pirate!


Jonah and Lily aka Pirate J and Swedish Pippi Långstrump (Longstocking)


Jonah's class 2W



My own Pippi Longstocking.
Love her blue and yellow with a touch of green and red Pippi outfit.


After the Book Week Parade, we headed home... ☺

Linking to Blue Monday

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Outdoor Princess in pink!


We finally got some rain the other day!
The brown and dry grass changed to green right in front of my eyes.

Our outdoor princess was fast to get out and enjoy the wet weather.
She made lots of mud soup!


Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks for stopping by☺

Linking to Pink Saturday
Make sure you stop by for some wonderful (and less muddy) pink posts!!

Friday, 8 August 2014

On the bus


Took a few snaps during our trip to school one morning.
Jonah had a free dress day so he was happy to be out of his uniform.
Lily dressed in pink as usual!



Linking to Pink Saturday
Come and visit the party for some more gorgeous pink posts.
Thank you Beverly for hosting each week!

Linking to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday Party!
Thanks for always hosting, Sally☺


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mother - Daughter Day!

When hubby took Master Jonah to the V8 racetrack in Ipswich the other day to see Day 1 of the big event 'Coates Hire Ipswich 400 V8 Super Cars', Lily and I had a Mother - Daughter Day. We spent the day in the park. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.


Up in the air!


Pretty cool with a kangaroo ride
- We are in Australia after all☺


Lily on the swings


I've always loved stonewalls. Not many stonewalls around n our area, so I'm enjoying this one tremendously ☺ On the way home we walked past this beauty. While I took photos, Little Miss Lily took the opportunity to climb and explore - Cheeky Little Monkey!! Are you able to spot her in the photo below?!



Gorgeous bougainvillea.


Lily and I stopped and 'smelled the roses' too. I'm not sure what the flowers are called, but I really liked the colour - and so did Little Miss Pink! Maybe bougainvillea?? They didn't look like the bougainvillea across the road. Either way, they are beautiful!


Even the dried blooms are pretty.


Gorgeous blue sky as back drop!

♥♥♥
Hope you all have a great week!
Thanks for visiting☺

Linking to Blue Monday and Pink Saturday


Monday, 4 August 2014

Blue sky


I love the light during our winter and the contrasts in nature.
How beautiful is this sky? 
No clouds, only blue sky as far as you can see.
Gorgeous blue, green and yellow.

Queensland weather, beautiful one day - perfect the next!

Joining Blue Monday
Thanks Sally for always hosting.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

My rustic corner

It's been a while since I wrote a blog post about my interior decorating. My blog has mainly been about the kids lately and what we've been up to. It feels like my house is constant chaotic mess and there is no way I will ever take photos again. It's quite frustrating actually, cause I don't make the effort, like I used to, to make my normal changes, capture it and share it on the blog - it's always a mountain of washing in the way - or toys... How many toys can a family have? I mean, this is ridiculous. It feels like I'm drowning in toys and laundry. The life of a SAHM, hey?! Even if we try to keep toys in the kids' rooms they seems to creep into the kitchen, lounge room and any other corner of the house... lol


I'm very happy with my rustic corner in our lounge room. I hardly change anything, maybe just add some things here and there. Latest addition to the mirror shelf is a pretty doily. It has an oval shape and fits perfectly hanging down over the edge. I love that it brought some light and softness to the dark wood. The brown rose buds candle rings are Swedish vintage ones and also new to my rustic corner. 






My small Autumn touches are still intact.
There is always Autumn somewhere in the world, right?!



View of the whole corner



My favourite touch from the outdoors is a selection of pine cones. As soon as Little Miss Princess sees a pine cone when we are out and about she wants to add it to my collection. However, they don't always end up here - We have started to decorate our garden with the ones she finds and brings home.


Yours truly behind the leaves.



Well friends, time to hang out another load of laundry.
No rest for the wicked... ☺

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.
♥♥♥

Hope to see you soon!


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Vintage Inspiration Party
Cottage Style Party

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Upcoming birthday



Someone is getting ready to turn five... ☺
Little Miss Princess has already picked out the birthday card 
she wants me to buy for her, 
even though her birthday isn't until beginning of November.
I guess she's a tiny bit excited lol

Linking to Pink Saturday

Friday, 1 August 2014

Pretty garden



Gorgeous hot pink poinsettias!
Walked past this garden the other day and it was stunning!

Love this time of the year when it's a bit cooler and the air is fresh.
Well, it's only cool in the mornings, around +7°C (44.6°F),
then the temperature changes quite rapidly and it's lovely and warm.again.
What do you think about +27°C/81°F?! Pretty good winter temperature, hey?

Hope you all have a great weekend♥

Linking to Pink Saturday

Sunday, 27 July 2014

I was mentioned by Natasha in Oz!


Wow,
I was mentioned on the blog Natasha in Oz!



Natasha has a lifestyle blog where you can find anything from scrumptious and healthy recipes to her favourite spot on the Sunshine Coast... and anything in between☺ She is reflecting on life in her little corner of the world down under! If you have the time, Natasha in Oz is worth a visit! On Saturdays she has a party called Say G'Day Saturday where everyone is invited to link up recipes, DIY projects, decorating ideas or even instagram photos and more... ☺

Sweet Natasha picked me in her Friday Favourites,


as her Favourite Pinning Blogger☺
Thanks, Natasha

If you want to check out my Pinterest page,
Click here


To read the whole Friday Favourites blog post,
Click here


Natasha also mentioned that I have a Christmas blog, Swe-Aussie X-mas. In a couple of months, I'll be in full swing writing blog posts about my favourite time of the year - which is always on my mind!!

Thank you so much, Natasha!
xx

Saturday, 26 July 2014