Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stills: A Weekly Collection {the dirty thirty edition}












1. Sneak peak into the big girl room (as per this design brief). All details will be revealed tomorrow.
2. I was this close to ordering a Rachel Castle original for my birthday when she emailed me to say that the work i was after had been bought by a lady in Melbourne. I was delighted to find a little bit of Castle for Gorman at Koskela on Wednesday.
3. I spent some time with my beautiful, perky breasted sisters on the weekend. We were faffing about with some clothing from Little Tienda, I'll show you the results soon.
4. New mixing bowls.
5. Very special mail box treasures. A wheat bag sent by a beautiful sponsor of The Beetle Shack, trust me, it will be packed into my hospital bag!
6. My husband, the super hero. He got up to the children over five times on Saturday night so that I could sleep. He then got them up in the morning so that I could continue to sleep. Once I rose, he made a pancake stack and served it on fine bone china. It's safe to say he loves me and that I love him.
7. Our birthday breakfast tea party. Best part of my day, easily.
8. Fancy Dave has been preserving.
9. Birthday linens.

So, it's official. I'm in my 30's and i'm bloody exhausted but outrageously happy. There is SO much change ahead of this little family but we will continue to thrive, even if the excellence is punctuated by the worlds largest tantrums.

Thanks for joining me on this little journey for the past (almost) two years.

39 comments:

  1. Happy 30th! What glorious photos. Scrumptious.

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  2. Wonderful stills. Love the mixing bowl and pancake stake (served on pretty china, perfect). You will love your 30's.............they are awesome! Have a great/restful week! xo

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  3. Happy thirtieth!! lovely pics & glad you spoilt your self x

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  4. Happy Birthday Lovely Lady! Take pride in the number - You'll love it! Your tea party looks divine! And by the way Em... Do you know how many stores I've been to trying to track down that bed linen you have there in that last picture???! You're one lucky girl to have a set :)

    Sophie xo

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  5. Gorgeous pics birthday lady. Glad you had a happy one! x

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  6. happiest of days to you, birthday girl! that fancy birthday breakfast is just beautiful :) and I am very jealous of your birthday linens - I wanted that one too but out local target has sold out so I am going to have to hunt one down! enjoy tip toeing into your 30s - I too had my #3 when I was 30 so it's a pretty good way to ring them in ;) xx

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  7. Happy birthday to you!!! Those pancakes look pretty delicious and I love how your hubby made everything so special getting out the china. So glad that you had such a special day. xx

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  8. happy times and happy birthday! pyrex heaven and a breakfast fit for a queen, new linen and polka dots...in my book it get no better than this. much love form the UK xxxxxx

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  9. Happy birthday Em!!!! Pancake stack = the best!
    Ronnie xo

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  10. happy birthday!
    amazing post!

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  11. Happy 30th Em! Looks like you had a wonderfully special day.

    And those pancakes may just be the best looking pancakes I have ever seen.

    x Laura

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  12. My gosh, you are one lucky lady, that birthday breaky tea party looks divine...and that linen is gorgeous. Such lovely stills Em, Happy 30th! ...Rachael xx

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  13. Happy 30th birthday! Lovely photos.

    xx

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  14. Such a beautiful blog, I'm glad I found you x

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  15. Happy birthday lovely! I joined the dirty thirties two years ago and it is awesome fun-enjoy the ride! Lovely stills as always and love your portraits-your munchkins are growing so quick:-) hugs xxx

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  16. Happiest of birthdays sweet Em! Simply cannot wait to see your little poppet's room and your Little Tienda snaps. Those pom pom headbands....genius! Bone china for pancakes sounds all kinds of lovely. Hope your week is grand :) xx

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Em! Im would love a pretty vintage tea set like yours, in teal or turquiose/gold, where did you score yours from? Please don't tell me your hubby set that whole scene up, wow. Im frothing over your new bed linens, I saw this exact look in the latest "real living" and was very wanting of it! Love your style, stay wild and arty.
    x

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  18. such loveliness all around. happy birthday!

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  19. Happy birthday ...what a special birthday breakfast on your fancy beautiful china. Have a super lovely week.
    xxxx

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  20. Happy birthday. Pleeeeease tell where you got your teapot from??? Is it Limoges?

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  21. happy birthday, glad you had a happy day.

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  22. Happy birthday! Looks like you had a fitting celebration! So lucky to get that real living bedding. I stalked it for days only for it to be all sold out when I blinked. Sigh! Looks great in your space!

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  23. Happy Birthday dear, wish you all the best!!!!!!!! These photos are amazing!!! By the way, I'm hosting a link up party and would be glad if you decided to participate!
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  24. Good man, Dave. How good is a sleep in. I got one too yesterday, thanks to Hugo partying all night long. x

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  25. Happy (belated) Birthday, sweet lady! I hope it was divine!

    This week has taken the cake for most beautiful images in this series so far! They are stunning - colourful wall hangings, gorgeous linen, beautiful fine bone china/pancakes/hotty husband, perky-breasted women, handmade pompom crowns!!! You are an incredibly talented woman!

    Wishing you a wonderful week, Em!

    Sar xoxo (extra love for the extra special post!)

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  26. There is so much to love in these images. Like I said on facebook, this looked like the perfect way to welcome the 30's.
    Wishing you a happy week xo

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  27. I hope you had a beautiful day Em, so well deserved {did you get my email?} Your home is looking gorgeous and I can't wait to see the pics from your little tienda shoot!

    Happy week to you Em. xo

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  28. Hope it was a lovely day.I was just wondering what your sisters name is? I'm pretty sure I lead with your sister on a Anglican youth works camp together a few years back?

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  29. And sorry for the late link up! xp

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  30. Happy birthday! That last photo made me sigh, so so beautiful.

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  31. happy birthday! welcome to the 30's ;) decided to link up today and mentioned your lovely stills over on my blog too.
    xoxo

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  32. What a beautiful pancake breakfast! Happy Birthday! Lovely photos.

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  33. beautiful still as always. love the details in the room. happy belated birthday :)

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  34. Gorgeous images. You do take a lovely photo. And happy birthday! xx

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  35. i am a bit late on the comments this week (can you believe its wednesday already?). happy happy birthday to you! aren't you just a lucky one, how is that pancake breakfast on pretty china thing you have going on? just beautiful x

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  36. Happy birthday Em - welcome to the dirty thirties!! Hope you had a wonderful day! xx

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  37. Happy Birthday! You look amazing! I can't believe you've had 2 kids (plus another very soon) all before your 30th birthday. :)

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em