Friday, October 28, 2011

Country Style - a giveaway!

Country Style is one of my favorite magazines and is a constant source of inspiration for the decorating of my home. I was thrilled when this week I received an email from them asking if I would write a post on their latest release! If course!
They always have the best covers!
As per usual these guys have come up with a great magazine, full of interesting people to read about and beautiful country homes to lust over.

I love this advice from William Morris that guides artist Cherie-Christine Curchod in the decorating of the beautiful home:
"have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful"

I'm working on that in my house, slowly decluttering, and getting rid of anything I don't need. It's feeling really good!

ans also a mother's wise words to her young daughter
"do what makes your heart sing"
I really ought to start telling my children that.

Now you may or may not know, but I like being a bit of a handy woman. If I have a great idea for the house I usually want it done yesterday, so I get stuck straight into it, depending on the job of course. I don't want to wait for someone else to do it, and tradies aren't a luxury we can afford. So far since we moved into our house three years ago I have painted (inside & out), tiled and re-plastered. I also built the kids a fort which stands 1.5 metres off the ground! Pretty proud of that one! Most of my furniture has had some sort of work done to it too. 

I think that a few little changes can make a huge difference to a house, especially if it's just really out-dated. In this issue of Country Style, they give you tips on all of this sort of stuff. It really is easy, probably easier than you think!

I could go on and on but I'll let the magazine do all the work! Thanks to the lovely peeps at Country Style, I have 3 copies to give away to you guys! Yay!

To win, just leave a comment here on this post. I will draw the winners on Wednesday 2nd November.
Good luck!


  1. Oh I would love to win, I'm on a self imposed mag ban at the moment and lets face it, reading old mags over and over is kinda boring.

  2. Oooh I've been looking at buying this magazine. I'd loooove to win a copy Rach :D Hope you are doing well and we shall catch up soon!

  3. This is one of my all time fav mags, even my hubby loves this one. I would love to win!!!
    Suzie xx

  4. Okay, you are definitely inspiring me.... I am awaiting Hubby to do some fences, build a tree - house..... maybe I should just do it!!!! xx Country Style is my fav too!

  5. I love this magazine too and just brought it yesterday so please feel free to keep me out and give the other lovely ladies more chances, what a wonderful offer from Country Atyle though. Have a great weekend my friend. Enjoying your blog

    Always Wendy

  6. I'm always looking for inspiration so count me in for sure :-). I love the quote from William Morris, I'm going to have to put that somewhere as a daily reminder, we have been clearing out our house of clutter and useless stuff to make room for another person so it's fitting at the moment.

  7. gosh. i so used to love this mag when i had cash to splurge on pretty things! love that quote from morris too, shame so much of my crap might be useful one day!

  8. i love it! so inspired right now! xx


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