Monday, July 18, 2011

Homemade Marshmallows

photo via Piece of Cake

I've had such a craving for Marshmallows lately. Did you know you can make them at home? I found this seemingly simple recipe. I'll have to add to my repertoire of recipes to make.

1 1/2 cups caster suger (confectionery sugar)
2 tablespoons gelatine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups desiccated coconut
food colouring (optional)

recipe from

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pinterest Favs

Have you heard of Pinterest? Of course you have! It's a great website that helps keep a repository of your favourite things. I have a few pin boards that I've put together and sometimes I just go through my boards and see what it is I really like. I noticed that I love base colours of grey and white with hints of linen, natural wood, blue, green, yellow, black, etc.

Here are a few of my favs that I've stored on Pinterest.

on my Pinterest
from my Pinterest
on my Pinterest
on my Pinterest

Saturday, July 16, 2011

What's your style?

I stumbled upon this fun Find my [Home] Style quiz and immediately tuned out the episode of Wipeout I was watching and took the quiz.

The quiz told me that my style is Earthy Modern and that my design strengths are that I keep up with current trends but have an appreciation for timeless forms and simple lines.

It was kind of an Aha! moment. Not that I didn't already know that I like those things, but for a quiz to tell me that was kind of a confirmation. I automatically thought of this space (featured below) that I've seen on countless blogs and features in Holly Becker's book Decorate. When I first saw the Brooklyn home of Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo my knees got weak. Their home just sings to me! I love the points of interest and the warm natural materials and colours. The only thing I would do to make the space mine is add some different colours; I gravitate towards blues (something the quiz told me, which I totally do), I also love green, grey, brown, and subtle hues of yellow and red.





photos via The Selby

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vintage Lounge

Currently dreaming of new looks for our living room. We're currently looking to buy a house and move out of our rental townhouse. It feels so grown up! But then there's the fun stuff like decorating a new place and being able to paint the walls and put nails wherever we want to. If only I could decide on a style for the new digs.

Vintage Lounge

1. Vintage doily cushions from Revision Design Australia, 2. Krenit mid-century bowl found Vertigo Home, 3. Retro Arco Lamp found via Vintage Looks, 4. Vintage sofa found via Study, 5. Vintage reproduction Pug Poster found via, 6. Vintage coffee table found via Soundslike HOME

Friday, July 8, 2011

Craft Drawer Makeover

When we moved to Australia a lot of lovely people had free furniture to give us to get us by for a little while. One piece was this handmade file drawer. I now use it as my craft drawer and have lots of pretty fabrics and supplies tucked away in it. I love it but it needed a makeover. A little bit of paint, new knobs, and some numbers and it has a new lease on life.