Friday, October 19, 2012

snippets from the last few weeks

good morning!
thought it was time to pop into the old blog and say hello.
i don't think i've ever gone this long between blog posts!
teaching and family and just keeping the house from turning into a down right tip is pretty much taking up all my time and energy.
so i thought i'd show a few pics (mainly from instagram) to show what we've been up to.
we were pretty house bound throughout the school holidays, as the hubs has been recovering from a pretty full on knee injury and surgery. as he improved, we managed some lunches out. my girls (like their Mum!) are real foodies!
here's my crispy duck salad. yum
i've been pottering around the house, moving things, chucking stuff, and had a market stall to sell off a whole stack of unwanted junk from around this place. i can now proudly say both cars fit in our garage lol.
scored myself this cool timber box which i'm loving.
i've indulged in the purchase of some more scented candles and the latest homey mags just to get me through! such a nice way to have a bit of time out.
there has been alot of cooking happening in our kitchen. Em whipped up this amazing vanilla slice from scratch. i hate cooking personally, but happy to get in there and clean up!
speaking of which, our dishwasher decided to give up the ghost yesterday (i'll admit it was 17 years old!) so there will be some dishwasher shopping/purchasing happening this weekend (if not today)!!
this working between 2 schools is well and truly keeping me out of trouble, but i'm loving it!
not work today, so off to get the hair done, and spend the arvo having lunch with the hubs- which is what we did last Friday too!
we enjoyed a gorgeous lunch at Vio's and had the Restaurant to ourselves!
i've had a few jars of these lovelies scattered throughout the house along with some daisies. might need to get some more today....
my shopping is list growing haha!
i got the sewing machine out for about an hour last Sunday, and threw together a shabby bunting for our bedroom. i think it adds just the right amount of vintage happy :)
Bed Bath n Table had a sale on their mugs (and lots of other lovely items) so i bought myself this one and another in chevron blue. they are SO nice to drink out of and hold! $4.45 each. what a bargain!
Sarah over at a Beach Cottage was sporting some great new hair dos, so i tried this multi bun style. i can tell, you it's gonna look alot better once i get my regrowth tended to this morning!
swimming lessons started this week at one school i work at, so this was my view on Tuesday for about 30 minutes :)
Stopped in at Spotlight on Wednesday, and what do i find? a complete copy of Cath Kidston's rosey bird fabric! gorgeous! had to get some of the blue!
i'm enjoying getting back into the morning walks too.
so that about sums up what's been going on. 
school lunches are calling, and there's washing up to be done... 
catch u soon, but i'll be on instagram before the day is out ;)
Kate x
Pin It


  1. a lovely mix of photos of your week! enjoy your day off.

  2. Love it Kate. Enjoy lunch today, and pop a photo of you all foiled up at the hairdresser on instagram. LOL
    Kylie x

  3. I love seeing your photos on Instagram so I just loved this post too. I have to give that gorgeous hairdo a try too xx

  4. Lovely, sorry I missed your stall at the markets...I will get there one day :) Love ya.

  5. love the photos and catching up on your life!
    love that fabric!
    enjoy lunch and your new hair!

  6. Welcome back with your great shots. You certainly have been busy

  7. Hi Kate,
    I love that Mor Sorbet candle you have.
    They were on sale at Target this week ($9.00)
    so of course I grabbed three......;O)
    You look absolutely gorgeous at the restaurant, nice and relaxed too!!!
    Have a great Saturday,
    Tania xx

  8. Hi Kate.
    Firstly that vanilla slice looks to die for .....and I hate cooking too......but love vanilla slices. Seems a lot of bloggers do! Except the ones that have cooking blogs.
    And I love your lacey tops. Just gorgeous.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.
    Penny x

  9. You had me at crispy duck salad. Looks delicious! Aslo loving the wine box, very cool.

    PS: I'd like to invite to join the Bosisto's giveaway at my blog, I have 4 lavender packs up for grabs here: