at home: sweet like chocolate!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two of our friends - Erin and Ryan - were over on Sunday to meet our new puppy Bear. It just so happened that it was also Ryan's birthday so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make him a cake! I must admit, it was quite ambitious considering I'm certainly not the domestic goddess that some people might think I am. I do not cook, in fact, I hate cooking... but there's something about baking a cake that's just so much more fun!

It was a little daunting at first but as I got the hang of it, it started to turn out pretty well. I was so proud of the finished product that I just had to take some pics to show off my first baked treat =) And, for the record, it was delicious!!

(Poor little Bear, I could see him eyeing off the cake all morning but he didn't get a piece... he did get a bone though which he seemed pretty pleased with...)

shop update: purple and teal pretties

For quite some time I have been planning to expand my range into brighter richer colours. The colour trends for 2011 are absolutely gorgeous and include colours such as apple green, hot pink, violet purple, emerald and yellow just to name a few.

Stay tuned... I'm slowly photographing the pieces but I plan to add them all to my store shortly.

These pretty feather hair pieces can be made in a number of different colours and sizes. Please let me know if you would like a piece custom made specifically for you!

Mr Bear: Rubenstein bear

I mentioned in an earlier post that we were expecting a new addition to our family.... well, I can proudly report that Mr Rubenstein "Bear", our gorgeous (now) 11 week old chocolate Labrador has been settling in well in his new abode and seems to be quite happy with his new surroundings.

He arrived about 2 weeks ago at the age of 9 weeks via plane from a Labrador breeder in Melbourne. It was a one hour flight but it must have felt like an eternity for our poor little puppy. While we would have preferred to have driven from Canberra to collect him, we thought that a one hour flight would be less traumatic for a little puppy compared to an 8 hour drive. He arrived safely, a little anxious, but overall happy-go-lucky and keen to meet his new family.

I have taken about a million photos of our new puppy dog... ahh, what can I say, I'm a proud new parent! We have even arranged a professional photo session of Bear this coming Sunday so that's very exciting.  A little like a family portrait with Steve and myself. Oh I can't wait to show you all how the photos turn out!

Day One - 9 week old Bear having his first drink of water in his new home

So sleepy after a long walk...
On a walk... looking oh so adorable!

Bear at the age of 11 weeks waiting patiently

wish list: gorgeous garlands

With Christmas fast approaching, I'm on the look out for some pretty pieces to decorate my home. These items have been in my favourites list for a little while now but I just can't choose!!

Ahh what the heck... I might get all of them!

Shakespearean paper garland of hearts by Bookity

Butterfly Garland - Sugar Plum by ThisNeckOfTheWoods

Heart Strings in Pure White Mobile by MaisyAndAlice

etsy find: lovejune

For quite some time, I have been eyeing off the wonderful creations of Love June and it won't be too long before I invest in one of her gorgeous gowns.  I adore the glamourous, yet floaty, bohemian signature style and I can't wait for the perfect occasion to wear one of these pieces of art.  The hardest part I think is trying to figure out which dress to purchase because they're all so pretty!

You can check out her brilliant work here or on her Facebook fan page.

at home: just a few more sleeps...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Just a few more sleeps until the newest member of our family arrives... Oh!! I can't wait! He's absolutely adorable and his name will be Bear.

I will be in touch with lots more puppy photos xx

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