The Story Of The Ankle

The Ankle

So… the ankle… MY foot… let me tell you the story… It begins with a cat… Back at the turn of the century, my cat was in a fight and developed an infection above his eye. I had to take him to the vet. When carrying the cat in a precarious cardboard box into the vet clinic, I fell into a small pot hole in the grass, and sprained my ankle. It took a while to heal, but it did. {Read More}

The Panel: When Should You Start Talking About Skincare With Your Tween?

Skincare Preteens

I have had a few friends suggest I ask ‘The Panel’ about when to start a skin care regime with their tweens/teens. So, here it is! My bloggy mate Norlin from Baubles, Bubbles & Bags has written some GREAT posts on this topic… THIS one gives really great insights into how to introduce regimes to pre-teens and THIS one talks about some really great products you could try. My skincare journey is a bumpy one (pun intended). I wish I {Read More}

What I Wore: Folk Dress & Tea Stained Petticoat

Folk Tunic - Together

I am loving the ‘Boho’ look at the moment, I love the natural colours and fabrics. I found this ‘Talisman’ tunic at a thrift store a few weeks ago, it was $6. I loved the colours and the style and thought it was so bohemian. I tried it on and found it to be just a bit shorter than what I would have liked. I found a cute white lace trimmed skirt for $4. The skirt was just too white, {Read More}

How To Tea Stain Clothing

Tea Staining - FI

Whilst op-shopping a week or two back, I found this fabulous ‘Talisman‘ folk tunic. I loved it. I tried it on and realised that it was not actually a dress, but more like a long top. It needed something underneath it. Something like a petticoat…. I popped into the ‘vintage’ section of the thrift store and looked through the racks of old undergarments (this sounds worse than it was, it was mainly petticoats and slips and things) but nothing was {Read More}

Stills: A Weekly Collection 10/52 – Flowers & Brunch

Sunday - Flowers Up Close

It is hard to not preface things with , ‘It has been a busy week’ … but, well, it HAS been a busy week! I have worked, we have had a cast removed from a little arm, there has been people and hair cuts and all manner of things… So… my photos for this week are all taken today. In a blissful couple of minutes of Sunday morning dreaminess…   1. I bought a Typewriter at ‘Collectorama’ last weekend. I {Read More}


Bugs 1

A few months ago, we had a ‘Bug Storm.’ These little bugs were everywhere. I thought someone was throwing pebbles at our house, but, when I walked outside, I saw thousands upon thousands of these little bugs flying and crashing about. Before the ‘Bug Storm,’ the weather had been so hot and dry, then… a morning of delicious rain brought on the hatching of these bugs. The bugs themselves were beautiful. Kahki green with fabulous orange underbellies. I googled and {Read More}

The Panel: The Clothesline Rules

Clothes Line Rules

This week, I am talking ‘Laundry’ on the blog… you know, they tell you to ‘write what you know’ and all that. I shared my ‘12 Tips for Longer Lasting Clothes’ and now I am asking about your clothes line rules… This is the biggest collection of responses EVER for ‘The Panel’ – so, grab a cup of tea and get inside other people’s heads for a couple of minutes… I do love Anna’s response, hers is first…   When {Read More}

What I Wore: Thrifted Upcylced Kaftan Sundress

Featured Image - Kaftan

I shared a post earlier about ‘How To Turn A Beach Kaftan Into A Sun Dress‘  - well… here are the pictures of ME in the dress! I love it! Now I have realised that I have a bit an issue with colour. I love it, and I crave it… but… I don’t know, I just can’t seem to get it right. This means I tend to go for blacks, whites and greys and add colour in my accessories. Now, {Read More}

How To Turn A Beach Kaftan Into A Sundress

Kaftan into Sundress Title

A few weeks ago, I picked up a fabulous kaftan from a thrift store. I was shopping with my mother, who told me in no uncertain terms that I should NOT buy the kaftan as it was, “for the beach.” Well, I looked at this kaftan and decided I had to have it. I loved the colour, I loved the design, I loved the neckline and I loved the shape (or no shape which works well for my over shapely {Read More}

12 Tips for Longer Lasting Clothes

Featured  12 Tips for Longer Lasting Clothes

  I read somewhere that you should ‘Write what you know,’ well… I know laundry. I know a lot about washing and hanging and folding and ironing clothes. It seems I have been doing this never ending cycle of meaningless shazizzle forever. But, I have learnt a thing (or 12) about how to do it. Here are 12 tips for ensuring your clothes last longer than a season… 1. Buy quality – seriously quality items last longer (well, they should) {Read More}

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