Nov 28, 2009


Today we got our first piece of furniture for our house - for the craft room to be exact!
A chest of drawers sitting at the end of our street with a sign attached that read "Free"
I was immediately sold...
(probably before I even checked the condition it was in!- which is really good by the way)
I am seeing a new coat of fresh white paint over the existing pine and some pretty patterns to line the drawers. It wouldn't fit in Morgan's car boot so I jokingly said he'd have the carry it up the street - he didn't even think twice before he picked up those heavy drawers and started waddling up the street proudly providing for his Mrs-to-be.

Then we had this funny conversation:

K: "Watching you proudly carry that heavy chest of drawers up the street for me in 34 degree heat made me fall in love with you all over again!"
M: *laughing at me* ... "34 degree heat huh?" (yup that's the bit he chose to take from that sentence!)
K: "yup, why's that so funny?"
M: "that's really precise"

He then goes on to cheekily say that he thinks it actually feels a bit more like "31"
There are kisses and then he jumps into his car to leave and pushes the button to check the outside temperature.
And I see him laughing his head off.
He winds the window down and I hear
& that was the part where I won...
both a man who carry's heavy cupboards for me without thinking twice and the ability to correctly guess the heat of the day!

ps. did I mention it was HOT!?
both him AND today ;)

Nov 20, 2009

kt hearts ...

Inside Out Magazine's Christmas special which showed up on my door a few weeks ago (my lovely Aunty K brought me a ears subscription for my birthday - score!)
As this is an Australian magazine and many of you, my dear readers will not be able to get your hands on a copy here is some delicious eye candy just for you...

oh how i want to make one of these paper wreaths!

an amazing christmassy treehouse!

and how I love this Christmas tree take.
Infact I have seen one similiar at ne of our local shops - so pretty!
Although M is definitely a real pine tree kinda guy. mmm maybe we one day can have two trees?!

& look circle garlands on the front cover similar to the ones I made last year :)

ps. today marked ONE year exactly till I become a Mrs!! I can't wait to start our life together.
Today while waiting for our Chinese takeaway (we spoiled ourselves tonight) I asked M how many different emotions he thinks he will go through exactly one year from now...
to which he chuckled and teasingly replied
"uggh do we have to talk about our emotions?!"
of course my dearest that's just what we girls do :)
but he did tell me he will cry for sure - aaaw!!

Nov 15, 2009

the one where I am super proud :)

So I was on a bit of a role there for awhile.. but I seem to have lost my momentum, that and I am in the middle of my FINAL assessment before I am a qualified junior designer - yes I said FINAL.. eek! So that is (mostly) all I have been doing lately. But last night I took a break curled my hair and put on a cute skirt and we went out to support our amazing friend Corinne (you met her a few posts ago) and her band Jonnday at their cd launch and live dvd recording. And it was great - they are all such talented musicians and I was so proud of Miss Rinny, who is their new lead singer and has an amazing voice - but I'm biased right? I also loved one of their supporting artists Amy Rose Buckle who has the darlingest voice... I am sure I was standing there with my mouth gaping open at the way she just sat there singing like it was the easiest thing in the world. And some fun shots of the gorgeous Rinny (and the band)...

isn't she cute?
And here is their trailer just so you can here her sing :)

 ooh and you can listen to their music on their myspace here too.

Nov 5, 2009

kt hearts ...

This cute free download - a customizable card & hand drawn labels.
I of course love the little bird motif...
+ also the free recipe card download 
+ this free library card download too!
Seriously if you do not already follow the creature comforts blog - you should check it out, there is so much daily eye candy and inspiration over there!

Nov 3, 2009

super gorgeous girls

We now have a full bridal party & can I just say that my bridesmaids are amazing and fun and oh so cute! They have even made themselves a private facebook group (which I am not privy to) to "To bring us all closer together in preparation for the big day!" aaww
I wanted to think of a fun way to ask these girls to have a special part in our day so I made them each a little card out of some lovely Heather Bailey scrapbooking paper and ribbon.
It was such a great idea because not only did I get to sit down and play with pretty paper but I got to really think why I wanted these girls to be my bridesmaids and what they mean to me (& M).
And it was fun to look at their faces as they read over the card and then came to the word 'bridesmaid' - in fact one of them even started crying :)

so would you like to meet them?

My Maid of Honour
my amazing, sweet and beautiful cousin.
Miss Mac # 1 (but only cause shes the oldest - or so we have to keep telling her ;)
So many fun childhood memories, so many similar interests.
& so many laughs and good chats when we get together.
I love her fiercely!
plus she's so cute - she was SO super excited when I asked her and after screaming and hugging she went out and brought a 'bridesmaid handbook' and has been reading it ever since. She's also already starting to plan the hens and kitchen tea party and been in contact with dress makers too.
Morgan's gorgeous sister.
so loving. so supportive. so helpful. so sweet. so caring. so fun to be around + to laugh with.
& SO glad I get her as my sister-in-law :)
She's also wedding-blog obsessed too and has been sharing lovely things she knows I will just adore.
and she's a frequent reader of my blog - hi lovely!!
and no she doesn't usually wear masks but I just adore this photo of her :) 

my dearest friend since junior high school.
in 2007 we got her to the chapel to marry her prince + now it's her turn.
Leese is also the creative eye behind all our engagement photoshoot photos
& many of the photos at our engagement party.
she's creative, funny and super fun to be around too!!

I have been blessed to have known this funny and spunky girl for around 15 years!!
she is beautiful inside. outside and upside down.
not only does she makes our hairs look pretty
but she is also a great friend (to us both)
and we share such fun memories together as well as many little letters we have sent to each other over the years - oh my they are so funny to read over!

aren't they beautiful?

Oct 31, 2009

being still on a saturday afternoon.

I saw this over on Ali Edward's blog (if you like scrap booking you will love her blog!) - she was inspired by this and thought it was a lovely little quiz to play along with...

Outside my window... yummy fresh springtime smells, a soft breeze, a little sunshine and blue sky (finally) - yay!

I am thinking... of traveling to the USA for our blog meetup & all the fun & planning between now & then!! seriously my head is spinning with fun ideas & wedding crafts which this lady & this one are going to help me with! & the fun this lady and I will get up to too!

I am thankful for ... lovely friends & one who has just completely blessed my socks today! again, thank you!

From the kitchen... burrito's & tacos for my brother (his fav meal) for when he gets home from school tonight for our 'sibling date'
+ fresh watermelon & choc mint drumsticks - my treats for the week :)

I am wearing... dark denim skinny jeans, white t-shirt with gold braiding, no shoes and my glasses.

I am creating... a shopping list for this weeks meal plan (my parents are holidaying on an island off the coast of Brisbane, Stu is at school and I am fending for myself for the week!).
+ also some more laptop cozies.

I am going ... to Spotlight, very soon! & will try (really hard!) not. to. buy. anymore. fabric!!

I am reading ... 'Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage' together with M. It was an awesome engagement gift from my parents-in-law-to-be. Where only up to chapter one, but I will let you know how it is.

I am hoping... for a kitchenaid mixmaster for our kitchen!

I am hearing... this song. I love the words.

Around the house ... lots & lots of cleaning - fresh sheets, fresh laundry, vacuumed & dusted rooms & a feeling of accomplishment. Now on to chats with my brother who just walked in the door as we catch up on whats been happening in our lives this week.

One of my favourite things ... the fact that summer & the Christmas season is coming up! I'm dreaming of beach days, picnics, boating trips, swimming, cute summery dresses, cocktails, nigh time bbq's & delicious salads - I am SUCH a summer girl!

A few plans for the rest of the week ... college. college. college. and to actually get started on my final assessment which I have been slightly putting off!

A picture to share ...
I was going through the old photos the other night and here are...
the original young lovers.
at Grandma's 21st birthday/their engagement party.

ps. I want that dress!

please play along if you'd like to too, ok?

Oct 29, 2009

paper scraps.

Hurray - we finally finished writing all our thank you notes for our lovely engagement presents.
& wow we did seem to be writing forever!!We had quite a few scraps left over from the guest book (and all pre cut too!) so we used them to make our 'scrappy-thank yous.
It was as simple as cutting and folding some white cardstock (which was on hand from when we made the invites), some thank you's printed off on my new love - graph paper and a roll of double sided tape.& inside each card we incorporated our m+k theme..
& thank you to Mr M for helping me glue, stick, writing the envelopes and for writing the majority of these cards while I helped dictate - yes my left handed fiance has neater handwriting than me!
& also for that night where we couldn't breathe because we just laughed and laughed over how to word them when we got stuck on "thank you for the towels...!"
your just the best!

chic & simple.

one thing I love about Amazon, is how it remembers what you've bought or looked at and gives you suggestions to other items you might like (or is this a dangerous tool!?).
One item that popped up for me when I was browsing the other day was this sewing book:
and I think I NEED it :)
I am a sucker for all the fun photography, how they are classified as 'simple', the pretty pages and I love the outfits shown (particularly the dress on the front cover).
here are some of the other patterns:
you can find this book here on
... or my Christmas wish list ;)

Oct 28, 2009

blog award.

my newly found blog friend and sweet lady Cassie from hydrangeas and white daises (I think you need to pop on over to her little spot and say hello) has just awarded me the 'Over the top' blog award. aaaw thanks Cassie. Part of this award is answering this little quiz and passing it on to 6 other bloggy friends.
so here goes ...

1. where is your cell phone: still in the bag I took to college today. mmm I probably should check that ...
2. your hair: is in need of a trim, but is getting longer & is just sitting below my shoulders now yay!
3. your father: sitting next to me on the couch in his jammies all sleepy and cuddly.. aaaw!
4. your favourite food: SO many, but I am definitely a sucker for brie cheese and crackers.
5. your dream from last night: no idea!? I just never seem to remember my dreams except this one I just remembered I blogged about hehe
6. Your favourite drink: I guess it depends on my mood... peach iced tea, plain tea, chai lattes, golden circle pine coconut which sadly only comes in the small tetra carton :(
7. Your dream/goal: to be a mum & have a creative at-home business on the side.. stay tuned ;)
8. what room are you in: the lounge room, snuggled up with my mumma, dadda, aunt, uncle and incredibly sleepy puppy.
9. what is your hobby: do I need to answer this one ;) crafting, sewing, taking photos & snuggling M :D
10. what is your fear: birds - especially the vicious ones at circular quay!!
11. where do you want to be in 6 years: owning our own little home near the beach, being a mum to our little ones and more mature in my faith.
12. where were you last night: at home .. doing nothing exciting.
13. something you are not: looking forward to all the work I have to do on my final major assessment over the next month!
14. muffins: I'm not really into cakes and sweets as much as savoury - that would be M, although the white chocolate and raspberry muffins we had at my 21st were delicious!!
15. wish list items: see below post & side list :)
16. where did you grow up: from the age of 4 in the house I still live right now & for a few years in a house a few doors down which my parents rented while we built our current home.
17. last thing you did: cleaned my teeth
18. what are you wearing: my flanelette pj's and fuzzy pink socks. And thinking I should be wearing cute summer jammies by now - it is nearly Nov and it's STILL cold?!
19. your tv: is upstairs and off.
20. your pets: have gone to bed ready for another big day at the 'office' with dad.
21. your friends: are awesome to have dinner and board game nights with!
22. your life: is pretty good and about to get super exciting next year!
23. your mood: slightly frustrated that I can't seem to accomplish everything I want to in the amount of time I have.
24. missing someone: my baby brother who I feel like I havent seen in ages & just facebooked me!! He is currently at school and won't be home till after sport on sat afternoon and then back again on Sun night :( I feel in need of one of our sibling dates!
25. vehicle: super yummy subaru liberty ;) ooh wait that's 'ours'... I mean M's car ;) (he hates when I try and call it mine) .. I have a crappy little two door dark green excel with no power steering which hasnt been cleaned since the crazy red dessert dust storm last month!! note to self: wash car this weekend!
26. something your not wearing: my engagement ring - it's in it's little dish beside my bed for sleepy time.
27. your favourite store: Spotlight! & the creative little homewares shops on Darby Street, Newcastle!!
28. your favourite colour: too many to choose from - maybe green or yellow, pink has it's moments too?!
29. when's the last time you laughed: most probally today - my college friends are crazy and silly!
30. whens the last time you cried: ? but it was probally over a sappy movie ;)
31. your best friend: my FIANCE!! woo woo
32. one place you go over and over: M's house?
33. one person who emails me regularly: Definetly M, Fairlight, Chelle and Leslie.
34. Favourite place to eat: so I have mentioned this to M before - how we don't have a favourite restaraunt and how we need to fix this!! There is a little cafe we've been meaning to try though!! Although the thai place near us is pretty good, even with the tacky light up palm trees and flowers (it is viva-la-"insert suburb here". I am serious!) I also love the thai place near Leesa and Sam's house in Newcastle - it has a fancy chandlier and they make a mean 'crouching tiger'!!

ok so I'm unsure who to pass this on too!
All my bloggy friends have such great and creative little spots!!
But if you would like to play along...
lets try Andi, Fairlight, Dawna, Chelle - because you havent blogged in a little bit and I miss you! And Jacy & Leslie because I always love hearing what you guys are up to - always!
Anyone else who wants to play along.. please feel free too aswell!

kt hearts ...

I thought it might be fun to start a new weekly edition to my blog -
To keep me motivated to continually blog
to share one of my favourite finds of the week
to file them all away for future reference
AND ...
so M can buy me them as presents - hehe! I'm dreaming I know, I know!

so welcome to Issue #1 of 'kt hearts'..

This little ceramic dish is from the shop Have you Met Miss Jones?
(which is in Alexandria, Sydney yippee - but you can buy online too!)
I would put this little dish next to my bed side table so I could stare at it each morning
and I would use it to put my jewelery in while I sleep/do housework.
It would work a lot better than my current shallow candle holder
- plus its really cute too!


Just some inspiration images (partly requested by this lady) for what I’d like our little flat to look like ...
homey. creative. bright. fresh. inspiring. mismatched.
a little quirky & a lot fun!
mmm a graphic print rug again - and love the fun yellow accent!!
danish inspired furniture and the pom pom curtains & soothing colour palette !!!
how great are these colours?!
oooh this is like a resort. And white wooden shutter - my dream home has white wooden shutters which M has heard oh, a thousand times!!
blackboard walls are fun!
white shutters closing off the boudoir... mmmm
wooden floors.
white bright walls.
cute arrangement.
a zig zag rug!!
open shelving.
pendant lights.
natural light.
quirky artwork.
natural shapes.