15 April 2014

Trending Interior Picks From Etsy





Small Geometric Faceted Wood Vase – Flower vase, Bud vase – Geometric Design, Modern Home Decor $34.34 





Snowy Mountain Wooden Ring $22.50 nz

A few of my favourite interior picks from Etsy at the moment. I am trying to figure out how to keep things in our house minimal but really cool at the same time. I also have to be aware of not mixing too many colours in one room either which I find a bit hard to be honest especially if you have to work with what you got. It's always a good idea to buy neutral colours I guess. White and black is probably always safe. 

I always admire Bluebird Vintage's home & Black Bird's styling abilities. It's actually harder than it seems to get your home to look as good as theirs do. 

PS: LOVE THIS PLACE

10 April 2014

Gift Ideas For Guys: Clinique Skin Supplies For Men



Whoever has a boyfriend or husband that surfs you know what I am talking about when it comes to boys and their horrible habits of not looking after their skin right?  Thank goodness Clinique skin supplies for men has come to my rescue as it's an ongoing battle to even get him to apply sunscreen. No more excuses Mr! Tonight your getting a facial haha...

05 April 2014

It's a pug life



Jamie Kay wall decals | Horse Duvet from Joules  | Handmade poppoms

Obviously all our attention has been on Leon, but we haven't forgotten our little Lola. Man she is so full on that Mike has to take her to school with him for me to get some peace and quite here at home. It's like having two babies to deal with. If Lola isn't barking Leon awake she is either stomping all over my laptop while I feed Leon or jumping up onto the kitchen table looking for treats.

I didn't realise that pug puppies have soooo much energy which means we actually have to take her for a walk at least everyday or she will starting chewing on everything or start to dig holes in our lawn....phew! Hard work raising a child and looking after a puppy. But very rewarding at the same time. 

We love you little Lola.

30 March 2014

MUM & CO



It's been a wee while since I have checked out Etsy or even opened my computer screen for a matter of fact! Phew, life with a newborn is definitely full on. I did manage to get a glimpse of Mum & Co's Etsy store filled with awesome bags. I love finding family owned businesses on Etsy!

yikes I can hear a baby cry, I better go!

x

24 March 2014

5 Weeks



Just wanted to pop in today and share a bit of cuteness with you guys today..

Leon is 5 weeks now or I can almost say 6 weeks this Thursday. He has started smiling now which is awesome! He is so much fun and so cute! It's so amazing being a mum. It still does feel surreal, maybe that part takes a while to sink in perhaps? 

23 March 2014

ModCloth Favorites

a) Fun Fair All Dress
b) Excellent Rapport Dress
c) Sunrise in the Studio Dress
d) All Eyes on Unique Dress in Dotty

20 March 2014

DIY | How to make a watermelon pom pom



I am enjoying following Mr Printables Instagram lately and found this cool do it yourself tutorial on making your own fruit pom poms! My favourite is the watermelon, but you can have a look here at the other pieces of fruit she has carved up in wool! Super cool!

17 March 2014

DIY | Neon Pot Plant Holder



Micaela Hoo recently shared a post on her blog of Dani showing us how to make your own neon pot plant holder. I discovered these beauties while visiting my local coffee shop and was eager to get my hands on one, however they where priced as $130 ! OUCH! I disappointedly nodded and turned away. So I found this instead! BOOM! 

1. First measure out 8 lengths of rope of equal size. The sizes may vary depending on how big your pot in, but I would say at least 45 inches (120cm).
2. Line up the ends of the 8 pieces and tie into one big knot around 6 inches (15cm) away from the end. Double knot it to be sure it’s secure.
3. Take two pieces at a time and tie them into a knot about 3 inches (8cm) above the base knot. Repeat with the next two pieces and so on until all 8 have been joined at least once and you have four knots.
4.  Split the pairs you just knotted together, tying each piece of rope to its neighbouring piece to create four new knots around 3 inches (8cm) away from the last set. (You can repeat this step if your pot or bowl needs more support). You will have made a kind of loose net.
5. Place your pot into the middle of the rope, with the base knot in the center of the pot/bowl.
6. Pull all of the pieces of rope together above the pot/bowl and adjust the loops around the bowl until the pot sits flat and securely when you lift it into the air.
7. Knot the rope above your pot (depending on the height of your plants) and tie off into a large knot. You can now hang your planter by tying the rope around a hook or beam. Ensure to knot securely – you don’t want it to fall down!

Or if you just wish to buy one you can find them here as well.


12 March 2014

One Month



Wall Decals from Jamie Kay

Phew, it's been a bit of a rough ride into parenthood here due to having mastitis but I am all better and back on track again and out of hospital. I am slowly starting to find my groove with our little boy Leon. Tomorrow he will be one month old which is absolutely crazy! I can't believe the time has flown so fast. I guess with all the little sleep you get in the first few months everything really is a bit of a blur so I am making sure to take lots of photo's where I can. I have been trying my best to get out and about to catch up for coffee dates with some girlfriends when I can as I find it so important to just get out of the house at times. 

Some good websites I can recommend for shopping for kiddies/pregnant ladies are:
Jamie Kay
Breastmates
Mocka

01 March 2014

Love Dart



Yah, I have a spare hour since my little baby has gone to bed and my parents are here to give me some spare time to be able to do a bit of blogging. In my spare hour I found this really cool website called Love Dart. They sell awesome handbags and a few other goodies. My personal favourite is the triangle handbag! They have a pretty rad Instagram page as well which you should check out.

25 February 2014

The Clueless Girl's Guide



Ever heard www.thecluelessgirl.com ? I am totally in love with this girls blog and her illustrations on these pieces of wood. I found Kaelah on Instagram & she is definitely on my daily reads lately. I find her work inspiring. She is also a graphic designer like myself and has a little family and another baby on the way by the looks of things. She lives in Tennessee with her two bulldogs which I absolutely adore!

21 February 2014

The Sill



 In between feeding Leon and trying to make him sleep which can be rather tricky, I hopped onto
The Sill to check out all their cute little plants and pots. For those of you who have green fingers or even just enjoy a cute little cactus on your desk, do make sure you stop by and say hi and grow your love.

18 February 2014

Say Hello World!



Finally the time has come for us to share that we had our little boy on Thursday the 13th of February 2014 at 9:37pm. His name is Leon, Valentino Moriarty. He weighed 3.1kgs and is the most amazing thing that could have ever happen to both me and Mike. 

We still stare at him with tears in our eyes, and try no to wake him while he is sleeping for cuddles. Life couldn't be any more perfect. We love him so much and want to show him of to the world. He is the biggest blessing send from God. 

We love you Leon. 

12 February 2014

Botanical


Miles of Light is an online Etsy store selling beautiful botanical and floral prints. All prints are done with such simplicity and taste.

On another note, I have been getting contractions for 2 days now and tomorrow is suppose to be our due date. To view any of our updates be sure to check out our Instagram on @polliblog.

10 February 2014

Around Our Home



Im officially 3 days away from my expected due date. I am having little freak out sessions by myself especially when I see a glimpse of myself in a mirror at this stage. Who knows I might go over my due date or go right on time. All I know is that the I have one frozen meal in the freezer and I am not napping nearly as much as I should. 

I am getting my herbs and vegetables going while I have been waiting. I now have coriander, rosemary, mint and silver beet waiting to be planted. And I have been also doing a bit of reading up on Bill Grangers cooking and a bit of vegetarian cooking as well as on growing your own vegetables. 

My have also also been enjoying heaps of chai latté's at the comfort of my home and lots of time on the Internet which has been great as I admittedly have become a bit more of a hermit at this stage of my life (surprisingly). 

We also assembled the cot yesterday and this morning I caught Lola having a sleep in the cot. Maybe she knows there will soon be a new arrival or perhaps it's just the fact that there is a new piece of furniture in the house with warm blankets and toys on it, so it was just obvious for her to claim it.

05 February 2014

39 weeks pregnant



I am currently in that waiting game phase of being pregnant. My due date is on the 13th of February which is next week Thursday. So at any time really our little boy will arrive. Today in particular I feel exhausted. Luckily I got out three DVD's to occupy my time today, I have also been baking the last week, reading magazines, and cleaning everything in my way to get organised for baby. 

I have repacked my hospital bag three times already and keep forgetting to put certain stuff in it. I don't think anybody can really be fully prepared right? 

Me and Mike installed the baby capsule into the car the other day which took half an hour to figure out especially without a manual and all. I do recommend new parents to do this as it was really frustrating figuring out how to install a carseat I have to admit. To keep an eye out for whats happening, follow me on Instagram (@polliblog.com).

04 February 2014

KAREN WALKER X KENYA




Karen Walker teamed up with the UN’S Ethical Fashion Initiative to commission Kenyan artisans to make screenprinted & beaded pouches for her Summer 2014 eyewear collection. some of the artisans involved – machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, metal workers and members of the Maasai group who create the beading work. The sunnies will be released early Feb also!

01 February 2014

DIY: Animal Keychains




I have 2 weeks to go until my expected due date and I am twiddling my thumbs not knowing what to do with myself at this stage. 

For some reason I have this huge urge to do a lot of things but then again I find myself not doing any of them due to the fact that I am either very uncomfortable or tired. But for those who are keen on taking on some DIY projects for the time and being, this one is a goodie and it's super easy, so enjoy!