Monday, June 25, 2012

A nail in the hand is worth two in the bush?

WARNING: following images may make you queezy!

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll already know the fun filled week I had last week.
If not, this is for you.

So late Monday night after a few beverages,  my husband accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun. He didn't realise it was plugged in, and was stirring his sister up. Yep. 
The nail stayed in for 16 hours before it was carefully removed by plastic surgeons in Geelong.
It barely missed all bones, tendons and nerves.
No permanent damage thank goodness!

Lesson of the day?
Don't pretend you're gonna shoot yourself with a nailgun and then actually do it!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Croonin' tunes

It's no secret that I love all things old. I'm basically a Nana in a 32 year old's body. A cool Nana though.
I only own one doily, I don't have a knitted doll toilet roll holder and you won't see potpourri in underwear draws in my home.
I only do the cool Nana things, like crochet cool things, embroider cool images and wear cool sandals with cool tights.
My home is decorated in vintage goodness, from the lounge room to the kitchen, the bedrooms and the bathroom.
There's just something about time's gone by that I find so appealing. So comforting and cosy.

Last week I decided a record player was a necessity in my home. 
Target had them on clearance for $29. I couldn't decide if I wanted a new one or an old one though, so I didn't buy one straight away. Then after a chat with Ro about his ace new record player from Target, I was there in a flash. If it was good enough for him, it was certainly good enough for me!

I set my new baby up in the kitchen, where I spend a large chunk of my time at home. Straight away I put on my newest record - Lanie Lane's 'To the horses'.
This was great of course, but I felt I needed some old tunes to get that old time feel.

We have an old stack of Ben's Grandma's records on our shed, so I had a squizz through them. I found a few goodies like Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Johnny Cash, amongst other not so goodies like Kamahl and The Seekers. 
Let me tell you, the atmosphere completely changes when you play some of these old records.
I feel transported back to a simpler time, with no cares or worries. 
Things seem so relaxed, and mundane jobs seem that bit easier when doing them to the sounds of a crooner.
Today Ben and I went to Daylesford and visited the Mill Market.
There was a kazillion records there, I could have spent all day going through them. They were a bit costly though, and I don't have the most patient husband when it comes to shopping so I didn't get
a really good look.
I did end up buying an Everly Brothers album though, which I love!
My parents used to play them all the time, so it brings back memories.
Oh, and I can play 'Bye Bye Love' on my ukulele. We had a big family sing-a-long at Christmas, so I always remember that when I hear it!
Next I would like to find some Beatles albums, they are my all time favourite.

So now while I am doing my Nana hobbies, I can have the music to create the full atmosphere!
$29 well spent.
Aah, the sweet life of a Nana.

Monday, June 11, 2012

New things

Finally I had some spare time this week, so I set up a little studio and got to work photographing products for my Down That Little Lane shop.

Here's a little preview of what we have instore for you!
Keep an eye out for these and many more ace things to decorate your home.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thankyou xx

I just want to take the time to thank all the lovely, wonderful people who have given me support over the last couple of months.
There is some really caring people out there in the blogspere, and I am so so grateful.
I'm sorry I havn't replied to you all personally, but please accept this huge thankyou!
You are amazing!

I have been doing a lot of thinking and talking, and it is doing the world of good.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally!

Things are awesome.
Life is good.


Stepping back in time

Yesterday was the first of many planned 'family days' for us.
We spend a lot of time together, but don't often do anything special.
Weekends are spent trying to catch up on jobs, and also trying to relax a bit, so we find they fly by in a blur.

Ben and I had a chat and decided it was time we had certain days allocated to making sure we do something special together as a family.
This week we were lucky to be given free tickets to Sovereign Hill.
It's such a popular tourist place, yet the locals of Ballarat rarely visit!
At school we had to go all.the.time so we all lost interest, it becomes a bore when you're
there every few weeks.
I hadn't been for years, and I must say, I appreciated it so much more now than I ever did as a student.
We are pretty good at finding gold!
$50 lunch consists of fish, dim sims & chips and a beef roll :(
These guys were ace
We left at the end of the day pooped but happy.
We had our obligatory souveniers {old style posters, handmade candles, a cow bell(?!)}and of course bags of the best boiled lollies ever- raspberry drops!!
But the best thing of all? We had a blast with each other.
Good times.

How was your weekend?
Do you make time for special days with your family?
Or does hectic life get in the way?
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