27 August 2012

a colourful weekend

Greetings all,
Ah, nothing like a few days off blogging to enjoy a colourful action packed weekend & generate new ideas for posts.  With Spring almost here, my husband & i have been preparing our crappy-state-of-backgarden-grass for weeks, we're starting to see results.  I also planted a new barrel of herbs & vegetables, following the no-dig-garden advice from these wonderful books.
 I kicked off the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation this morning with berries & ricotta on grainy bread - i have two new tips - defrost frozen berries in a colander & don't let berries roll off your toast, raspberries stain!!  
 Indulged in a couple of new dresses & tops from Country Road - to say i have fallen back in love with green is an understatement.  I adore stripes & this retro pattern, neat way to side step the-fluorescent-movement this season.
What a gorgeous way to say i-heart-leopard print, in a cute handbag case.  I picked up the rattan version of this last season from Seed, i use it as a sewing case or picnic-for-two with my husband.  I love having him back in Canberra, we meet for lunch twice a week, it's like dating all over again, when i was at Uni, he'd meet me for 10 minutes here & there between lectures, then drive me home, just to say hello.  
A gift for a nephew's birthday - he is obsessed with Eric Carle, but really, who isn't??
The colourful imagination of my eldest daughter, make what you want out of these fresh eggs . . . bulls eyes right??
Ah, glorious sunshine on the weekend had me in a flowing dress & back in Birkenstocks.  I picked up these purple patent leather beauties in Venice 2 years ago.  I do need a pedicure (i say seeing i've had like one in the past decade) & i'm thinking of a fun polish colour, maybe purple, green or orange??  Ideas!!
Poof, there you have it, heading into a busy week with a huge smile on my face, i'm up early enough to do 2 loads of washing, walk the dog, feed the chickens, make school lunches & a post before the school run, bliss!!  Love Posie


Tessa White said...

That dress looks beautiful , I saw it in the window the other day of CR and thought as much.. I hear you on the pedis.. I need to get one too as got the sandals out on the weekend and thought they looked a little sad!!

Sarah B said...

So much to comment on Posie! Sounds like a great weekend- ours was awful due to the weather and a tonnoe of pretty snow on the mountain. Nice to see your new summery clothes, love the stripes. I have my new CR stripey top on today :)
I love Eric Carle too :)
Have a great week x

Mum on the Run said...

I love all this colour - and the lunch dating. So gorgeous.
:-) x

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Loving this time of year when you want to get out in the garden. That is on my to do list! I bought the same green top from Country Road online, although it hasn't arrived yet. Looked very cute from the pics xx

TexWisGirl said...

i like the chicken at your feet. :) have a very good week!

Anonymous said...

lol about the eggs I do that for the kids with ? marks or smiley faces etc...but bulls eyes this Tuesday breaky for sure...Tuesday is eggs breaky day in our house xx

Marian Hazel said...

Those eggs cracked me up. Oh I wish it was birkenstock weather here. Not for a little while (well if you don't count my felt clogs!).

Pedicure, what's that? ;)

Polly said...

I am slightly addicted to everything country road this season, but alas refuse to spend til these last baby kegs are demolished!

alison@thisbloominglife said...

Ooh, those eggs looked scary. Enjoy the gardening!

Jan Maree said...

Too busy to stop for long but just have to say loving the Colour - I think you need to go green or orange for the toes! Fun! Enjoy those lunches!

Mother Down Under said...

Glad that you started Monday with a smile!

I have a light blue on my toenails at the moment...and I love it!
Painting my toenails is one of those things that makes me feel so together and polished!

All For Love said...

Love your splash of Colour here Posie. Green is one of my faves of the moment also, I bought a couple of new tops with green in them too. And I am also a little frightened of the fluoro comeback. Somehow I don't think it's for me. The hungry caterpillar is adorable! xoxo

mel @ loved handmade said...

I love that country road dress, been eying it off myself! Im not one for pedicures but my toes are certainly in need for some colour and some open shoes..its great that you guys meet for lunch twice a week, lovely..x

Julie @ Off to the Park said...

A lovely and bright post Posie :)

I'm glad to hear your hubby is back with you in Canberra! I hope you are enjoying some of the sunny days together :)

Amanda said...

This slightly warmer weather has me all set to replant our vegetables too - our pak choi did brilliantly this year but is going to seed now. I bought some snow pea seeds this week too as I thought Grace would enjoy picking those but I think it's getting a bit late to plant them so not sure how successful they'll be.

I love what I can see of your dress in the last shot... is it a Country Road one?