02 February 2011

accepting the Stylish Blogger award & happy 400 followers . . .

Greetings all,
I've seen lots of blogs accepting their Stylish Blogger awards, it's really fun to read their '7 things'.  I have been nominated half a dozen times (that is not meant as 'good GOD i'm stylish') but i wasn't speedy enough to accept the first couple a month ago.  In the past week Tammi
Little Poppa & Me, Brenda Hoo Are You Lookin' At, Bianca Bigwords & Heidi Bord & Butik have nominated my blog . . . thanks ladies, i wonder if they were just being kind, like i'd been left out??  It's also great timing as a 'next 100 follower' hello like i did when i reached 200 followers, then 300 followersWelcome new folk, i'll bring you up to speed with what i'm about . . .   
So here goes my 7 things, i'm going to make them all about style . . .
1. i love style, classic fashion, accessories & try to keep my look interesting not trendy
2. i dress my husband like a catalogue model for fun, nice change from his uniform
3. i am really fussy with the clothes i buy my children & let them decide how to wear them
4. i love sets of things, matching Nigella Lawson mixing bowls, KitchenAid red appliances & endless Tupperware
5. my dream car is a cute Audi A3 in yellow (middle aged lady car which screams no-more-school-runs, i'll be 46 when my last child finishes high school & be at the Audi dealership that afternoon) & i can retire my 8 seater 4WD which screams 'large family + extras'
6. we are planning to build a homestead on a farm near Canberra in a couple of years, we're designing a simple spacious home in blues & neutrals, with verandah around the whole house, pool, green house, barn/ garage & grow all our own vegetables in high garden beds - i'm practising now, my lastest addition . . . pumpkins, onions & carrots
7. my husband only had big sisters so when i met him, he had style beaten into him already, we rarely clash on choosing things for our home, we still have the original furniture from when we married in 1997 (we've updated lounges to King Furniture & obviously added 4 single beds) but we still have the same daggy-pine-young-newly-wed bedroom furniture . . . so we can start a fresh when we move into our OWN home & out of Army housing!!
Thanks for reading, following, giggling & sharing with my blog journey so far.  Love Posie
EDIT: we have collected KitchenAid since we got married, first the blender, then mixer, saucepans & mega stock pot, the toaster 3 years ago & most recently at Christmas, the food processor (which is like using a power tool, scary until you know how!!)  My kitchen ideas are accented with reds with a black & white tiled floor (i've had 4 Army houses with the same grey speckled lino on the kitchen floor, a girl has to dream) & we have cherry red Le Crueset cast iron saucepans, love & collect them too.  As for King Furniture, it's the best, we saved up 10 years for the Jasper, then got a Delta II.

23 comments:

Tammi said...

Love your list of 7, particularly #6.

It has always been our desire to build a home on a block of land and be as self sufficient as we can. One day.

An award well deserved!!
xx

Cate said...

Your hubby sounds like good value!!
Very nice to learn a bit more about you too!!
xxxCate

Just Martha said...

Love you list! I l-o-v-e sets too!! AND I have 2 King lounges that I rearrange as desired...

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

oohhh I 've been nominated for this award and was thinking of doing the exact same stylish theme!!! I love those things about you - your dream house sounds lovely (and perhaps a good excuse to create another blog, documenting it's progress and inspriation!)....Congrats on your 400 xx

Jane said...

Congrats, Jennie. Oh, you lucky duck, having a KitchenAid stand mixer. Sigh. Although I'd get mine in cornflower blue. I'm looking forward to watching you build your dream house. J x

The Moerks said...

I used my friends kitchen aid mixer the other day to make pasta. I then watched the DVD, what an amazing machine.!
My hubby couldn't care less about clothes, I wish he would let me dress him up a little.

My Love is..... said...

Have been starting my own collections over the past 10 years seem to be following your sense of style a little :)

Mimi said...

Thank you for your 7 stylish hints. Love King furniture we have a delta, we bought it for our family room 3 houses ago and we moved probalby 2 months later which was a problem because it is a three seater and has not really fitted into any of our homes. (I still love it)! Mimi xx

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

Congrats stylish blogger!
Love the audi idea. Mine would be a Lexus though. And we have the DeltaII as well. We bought ours just before they brought it out with storage. GRRR. KitchenAids are the best. I think I'll love your house... hehe.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Jennie...I've got a red Kitchen Aid too...it's great!!! Dzintra♥x

TammyJ said...

Hi Jennie, we were in the shop today so lovely browsing around Ohhing and ahhing over everything until DD knocked a display over with her petti skirt (I think ) which had earlier set off an alarm at the art gallery too. Shop Girl/owner was beautiful and gracious about it :) I always enjoy reading your 7 things.

Simone said...

Love your list of 7 things Jennie! Your dream house sounds idyllic and I love the idea of collecting Kitchen Aid equipment over the years xx

Jennie said...

Congratulations Jennie!

We're with you on the Kitchenaid(Peppermint)and Le Creuset!(blue/orange)XX

Taylor Made said...

Only 46 years old!!! half your luck. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon @ Roses and Rust said...

Lovely to find out a bit more about you. We really do have a lot in common! I also have a red KitchenAid mixer and am aiming to collect more of their range. I am so looking forward to following your new building project in a few years time.
x Sharon

Sarah B said...

I just LOVE the sound of your dream home - it will be amazing!!
Congrats on your award :)

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Exquisite Accessories said...

Love your list made me giggle!! Good luck with the building plans we are nearly finishing ours but with all this rain we are so behind hope to be in by March!

m.e (Cathie) said...

you make me giggle Jennie, love that you make hubby dress like a catalogue model..does he do poses aswell ;)

love kitcheaid aswell ♥

received my wonderful parcel in the mail with lovely hearts on the envelope. you are the sweetest & I thank you soooo very much ♥

Catherine said...

I love your list of things about you,I'm never very good at coming up with things for these blogging awards. I love your set of Kitchen Aid goodies, just bought the mixer and love it, so does my big girl who has recently been having fun using it too. Have a great Friday. xo

Make mine Mid-Century said...

You are stylish! Most of all you're hard working, so that Audi won't be a dream for long, I suspect.

I really admire your ability to set your mind on something and then achieve it! Congratulations, Posie P!

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B is building a house said...

Thanks for commending on my blog :)

Are there any pics of your KF jasper/delta on your blog? I've wanted a Delta II for years but recently have been thinking about fabric sofas instead...

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