Saturday, 3 October 2015

Getting ready for Halloween

I'm sure I've mentioned before that we don't really "do" Halloween in Australia. 
Or do we? I think we've been rethinking the concept in the past decade here. After all, it's fun, right? Who doesn't want a bit of fun? Oh ..... and there's the candy!!!

Here are some really cool, spooky ideas I've seen on Pinterest this week that are Halloween related. One of the things I love about Pinterest is, when there's a holiday coming up, how there's so many amazing ideas running through my feed. 

Shall we start with a really cool pic of some vintage kids, all dressed up?

Love these healthy "pumpkins" made with mandarines and celery sticks. 

These free printable masks and below them, diy chalk paint pumpkins
Both via 

Spooky spiderweb cupcakes

Sugarskull engraved pumpkin

Creepy crawly spider snacks

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Healthy eating

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Mission Foods

I've been reading Pip Lincolne's fab book, Craft For The Soul, this past weekend, while at the beach, and it's been very instrumental in getting the cogs in my head turning about my health and overall well being. 
(This is a very personal post, I usually post about more impersonal things, like interiors and pretty clothes, don't I??) 

So ... like a gift from the health gods, a box of gorgeous healthy goodness arrived at my house today. It contains all kinds of yumminess from Mission Foods. They make those yummy wraps and delicious authentic Mexican food products. Perfect for a Mexican Fiesta. (I've been gathering info on/planning a Mexican Fiesta for a while now - gathering ideas on this Pinterest board). 

Today I took a step towards my health plan for myself by making these delicious Chia and Red Quinoa wraps.
Mmmm ... superfoods anyone? Yum. They're a great source of fibre and tasted great as sandwich wraps and next time i'm going to toast them and serve them with some healthy options like Tsatziki dip or home-made hommus. There are no artificial colours or flavours in these either. 

My family and I had a little picnic out in the garden and got all Mexican Fiesta inspired..

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Mexican coral + green 2 year old birthday party

This birthday party, via Inspired By This, is so pretty. 
The theme was The Guac's on Us (cute, right?) and the party was thrown by The Shift Creative for two girls, both turning 2. 

1960s birthday party

1960s children's birthday party! This is so cool. 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

SS16 runway

You've possibly seen some of the clothes from all of the current Spring Summer 2016 fashion shows around the Internet. (2016 .. really?! Woah)

Here's a few pretty outfits (I like calling them outfits - it sounds quaint and makes me chuckle!) that I love:

These first two are from Burberry Prorsum:

Two from Simone Rocha:


Jason Wu - I love that he has used so much dark green. I adore this colour!

And some from Ulla Johnston - swoon!!!!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Brazilian Brigadeiro

Yesterday we got home from school/ work and made these delicious little things.

Miss Mia had bought a book from the school book fair called "sweets and treats" which had this recipe in it ...

They came out like this .. (close - ish!)

Thursday, 17 September 2015

5 great wallpaper ideas for kids rooms

Wallpaper is such a great idea for kids rooms. It need not be expensive either - one feature wall is all you need. This will actually make a much bigger impact than papering all 4 walls.

Here's some inspiration. 5 rooms with divine, gender neutral wallpaper ideas.

The first 2 rooms are from
Animal print and Half Moon

The below wall paper is from

Mr Fox, by, seen below:

Another gorgeous wallpaper, below, from

They really do do gorgeous wallpapers that aren't overly fussy and are so perfect for modern nurseries and children's rooms.

Monday, 14 September 2015

vintage + little likes

1. This gorgeous mug by Leah Jackson ceramics.

2. This dining room. Found on Pinterest via

3. This 1940s woman in slacks, sitting on the ground knitting. via Howe fashion on Flickr.

4. This baby shower, via

5. This dress, from ss16 fashion week, via Designer unknown .... anyone??

6. This simple but pretty Halloween costume. via

Thursday, 10 September 2015

vintage + little likes

The Welcome to vintage + little likes. It's a semi-regular feature I'm going to do that will highlight some of the lovely things I've seen on Pinterest lately. I come across so many great things, which I re-pin, but I'm going to blog the ones I really think are noteworthy.

1. This nursery design. So pretty - and so gender neutral, or with a small tweak, could be more girly or more masculine. via thislittlelove_au on Instagram.

2. These organic rings. Wow. They look like sea anemones. via artist Mariko Kusumoto.

3. This Marimekko pattern. By Aino-Maija Metsola

4. This light. It's a diy idea via

5. This lovely dress. It's the loveliest wedding dress with a splash of vibrant colour on the underside. Genius. via

6. This card. Great for a baby shower! by The Social Type 

Paper mâché

Aka papier mâché .... although I'm sure that's the correct name. 
I'm planning to make some bowls for corn chips, candy etc at a party coming up soon and I want them to be super colourful and Mexican looking. So I paper mâchéd some balloons this morning with newspaper and craft glue and once they're dry I'll add some more layers with pretty colourful paper .. or maybe white paper then I'll paint it. I haven't decided yet.

Here's so far ... 

And here's what I'm aiming for ..

The photo above is from

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