Sunday, February 12, 2012

stuff I've been loving this summer

Today has been such a beautiful day. The sun was out, the sky was blue and somehow that just made everything just feel good. I started the day going for a run with my sister, which is always a good thing. We had our usual coffee and chat post run (more ticks in the awesomeness column.) I got home from my run and my fabulous hubby had tidied up the debris from having friends round for dinner the night before - yay! And the memory of the really great dinner and even better catch up with friends we have not seen enough of lately was still fresh in my brain. And I got a phone call from my stepson to say that he was going to be home for dinner (we haven't seen much of him lately, which had made me feel a little cross, so that was exciting news indeed! It's weird how I get cross at him, but the only reason I am cross is because I miss him so much)

Soccer pre-season has started, so the girl and I had the house to ourselves this afternoon. I wanted to practice my photography skills in my newly discovered bathroom photo booth. (There is a chance that she spent too much time on screens today while I was distracted - the only negative in an otherwise win of a day) Summer happiness was in my head, so here is my summer happiness compilation!

1. Bargain dress from Jay Jays (I think it was only about $15 or $20)
2 Country Road hat, not such a bargain, but I did have a DJs gift card, and I have worn it heaps!
3 My own personal vintage Ray-bans (can I still call it vintage when its something I have had in the back of the cupboard since the early 90's?!?)
4 Pink beach bag from Milloe by AD designs (not sure who stocks them, I got it at the trade fair) I love the flamingo lining (stay tuned for a future flamingo feature)
5 Made by Cheeky sandals, I have loved these so much (as you can see from the dirty footprints on them!)
6 Intrinsic goals journal - I loved being on summer holidays staring out to sea, dreaming my dreams and writing in my journal
7 Ministry of Sound Chillout Sessions XIV great relaxed compilation

To top off the day my beautiful boy even bought me flowers to say sorry for making me feel sad! Isn't he lovely? How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? What was the weather like in your part of the world?


  1. Hi, Sandra. My name is Brenda from Down Memory La La Lane. I am visiting you from Fat Mum Slim photo challenge for February. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS!! I find it hard to take and post my pictures every day and I do have to say that I love how and what you are doing with this challenge is so great. I don't know how you get your photos to come out so big on your blog. They are inviting and colorful and very interesting. I'm new at this and don't have much time for it, but I find I love blogging and am now trying to find my way. lol...You are an inspiration! Wonderful job!! I hope you will come visit me sometime.
    Have a great day,

    1. Thanks for such lovely feedback Brenda! I'm also new to blogging and I am finding it really fun. When I insert the photos, I get the option to choose what size, and I choose extra large. When I have done the long collage of images I have made that the size I want it to be and chosen original size. (I know these don't show up well on mobiles, but I'm not sure what to do to fix that)

  2. I love your summer stuff - and I say you can totally call your sunnies vintage! I really love the colours of everything, the dress, the bag, the sandals. It really won't be long until summer wraps up and autumn is in full swing, I have to try to take it all in while I can! AND Beautiful flowers, lucky you!!

    1. Thanks Tracy - and I will take your approval and own the vintage title! Some of our leaves in the garden are starting to get red tinges, which makes me a little sad because I'm really not done with summer yet.


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