Some New Vintage Art and Some Random Disorganised Thoughts :)

Hello lovelies

Keeping up with kids, home, work and this blogging caper is tough. Well for this chick it is. I really admire so many women who blog daily… or even regularly, you guys are amazing and inspire me to do better.  I’m yet to balance it all and find blogging is the thing that gets bumped off the ‘To Do/Wish List’ {sometimes it’s sorting the washing or ironing… actually it’s always the ironing!}.

I’ve been finishing lots of projects and fun stuff, but haven’t gotten around to blogging about it. I write the posts in my head, often in the middle of the night!  They just haven’t materialised into posts as yet…. surely someone is close the inventing an App for that?  It’s not only writing posts, it’s keeping up to date with all my fave blogs too…  I’m so far behind in my reading!

Anyhow I’m working on getting more organised, I think that’s the key. I know it is. In a previous life (before kids) I was organised, mostly on time and not a crazed lunatic every morning trying to get out of the house!  My other “issue” is procrastination. Add that to disorganisation and it’s amazing that I make it out of the bathroom in the morning, let alone the house 😉

That said, I’m not beating myself up about it, I love writing this little blog and connecting with so many truly gorgeous people.  My blog is a new born, she and I (always wanted a girl), will take one day at a time, or one post at a time. Baby steps 🙂

Well that turned into a different post entirely!  {Is that normal?}  I had set out to just share a recent Vintage Art find!  So moving right along, here she is….  

I found her at Vinnies, I had to pop on my potential glasses to get past her most-unattractive-gold-framers-special frame! 

After a moment of focusing I was taken by her beautiful colours and she was coming home with me.

After a few coats of white paint, I think she scrubbed up not too shabby!  Amazing what a lick of paint will do… a fresh new look just in time for Spring 🙂


How do you balance work, love and blogging?  ~  Any tips for this newbie would be greatly appreciated! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by… have a great week lovelies 🙂

Jo xx

Linking up here 🙂

A Bloggy Award!! … plus some random oversharing from me ;)

Hello Lovely Coastal Friends!

I was so excited recently to discover that I had received a bloggy award!  This is crazy cool and had me chuffed to the moon and back!  Especially to receive it from the uber funny, lovely and oh so clever Sonia at Life, love and Hiccups!  Thank you so much Sonia 🙂

Here she is.. isn’t she beautiful!!

This is my first award and the rules state I have to answer 10 questions…. and share 10 random facts about myself.  Warning the following post contains ‘Mild Oversharing’….  so here we go.

1. What is my Favourite Song?
Yikes, not really sure… love lots but always loved ‘Wherever you will go’ by The Calling… I’m loving this version from the Twinings Ad sung by Charlene Soraia..

2. My Favourite Dessert!
Where do I start?? First of all let me just preface this by saying, I’m a Libran, so making a decision can at times be a challenge… this is especially true when it comes to menus… and even more true when we drill down to desserts!! That said I’m a happy girl with ice cream… love coffee, hazelnut, chocolate gelato… mmmm


3. What Ticks me Off!
OK pet peeve… I consider myself to be a very courteous driver; I let people in, giveaway and always, always give a ‘thankyou’ wave when someone lets me in… So it ticks me off when people don’t give a thank you wave… it doesn’t have to be a whole hand vigorous arm shaking, dislocate your shoulder type of wave, just hold your hand up for a few seconds is enough… it’s just plain nice and we are after all living in a civilised society! and breathe… 😉

4. When I’m Upset what do I do?
Eat Gelato. Buy a home Mag. Browse Pinterest. Usually all at once, I’m fab at multitasking 😉

5. What is my Favourite Pet?
Hmmm let me think… of our current pets the choice is between; Hermie the Hermit Crab, Darwin the Axolotl or Milly the Cat… even though she can be aloof, and sometimes downright crazy (it took 3 weeks to catch her when we moved)… Millie the cat wins.

6. What do I prefer Black or White?
When it comes to clothing… gotta be black… slimming and all that. Furniture… white, white love painting things white!

7. What is my Biggest Fear?
Oh yikes… can’t say out loud in case it comes true! Sorry tad superstitious like that.

8. What is my Attitude?
Generally I’m a glass is half full kinda girl. 

9. What is Perfection?
Friday night in with a few essential supplies; comfy clothes, wine, something yummy to eat, candles and TV/movie… simple things.

10. What is my Guilty Pleasure?
Sleeping in when I can…  how I love my bed.  Pinterest.  Gelato. Books.

OK and now for 10 random facts about me…

1. I’m not overly superstitious…  but the number 13 freaks me a bit… case in point;  I cannot have the volume on the TV on 13… 12 or 14 is fine but not 13.  If I see a photo on Instagram where there are 12 likes I cannot be number 13 (even if I love the pic!! That said if I love the pic I go back later and like).. and yes I realise this is weird.

2. I love pumpkin soup, but hate roasted pumpkin.

3. Another food weirdy… I hate cream, but love ice cream (just realised I talk about ice cream a Lot!)

4. I procrastinate often.  Case in point this post which has been in draft for almost a month!

5. I was a volunteer at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. So fun.

6. I’m afraid of heights, this fear evolved in my late twenties (before that I abseiled, climbed etc).  I only discovered this fear backpacking through Europe.

7. I love July because of the Tour De France, it’s arm chair travel at its best!  Hubby and I have been following it since we met…  I can’t get enough of the fabulous scenery and those thigh muscles pumping under lycra… don’t get me started 😉

The pack of riders cycles during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race in the mountains, between Embrun and Alpe dHuez, in France, 23 July 2008.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON

8. My Grandfather was French, proper French, didn’t speak much English and made amazing cakes!

9.  I almost always have to walk back to the car to check if I pressed the lock button.

10. I sing the same song to my kids each night before bedtime, and it makes me sad to think one day they’ll be too big for it.

Okey dokey then…  The rules state I must pass this forward to 7 blogs.  As a newbie blogger I’m passing this award along to some amazingly talented and inspiring bloggers I have met online and or via Instagram recently 🙂  Each have been so kind with their comments and encouragement.  Pop over and check them out…

Thank you for reading..  love and hugs 🙂

Jo xx