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February 2013

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:: I Wrote A Post…

February 28, 2013

I wrote a (sponsored by Seek Learning) post on JustB today. I’m editing a series on women who inspire us and today’s is the very first in that series. I wrote about Margaret Humphreys. She’s amazing. If you don’t know about her, pop over to read more. If you do know about her, pop over to find out a bit more about the child migration schemes of yesteryear (where over 130 000 children like the ones above were unlawfully removed from…

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:: Look At This Beautiful Home!

February 27, 2013

It’s the home of Ada and Leon Kagan. You can see it all on The Design Files today. I SUPER-LOVE it. Reasons why I super-love it: It’s beautiful It features lots of colour It’s perfectly preserved It’s full of heart It features cane, print, pattern, copper, leafy bits, ephemera and books. It’s a wondrous time capsule of awesome It’s got lots of little hints and glimpses into the Kagan’s life. It’s beautiful. Go see all the photos here. Quick! x Pip image…

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:: Great Things I’ve Read Lately #52lists

February 26, 2013

It’s #52lists time!  This week’s list is Great Things I’ve Read Lately.  It’s not the best reads of all time (although some of them could be!) Rather it’s where I’m up to now! Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys – the film Oranges and Sunshine is based on Margaret’s amazing, sad book. This is an important story. I Capture The Castle - we read this for our book club and I loved it so much. Loobylu and Hugo & Elsa - some…

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:: Ghostpatrol’s Wind Turbine Mural

February 25, 2013

  all images by Hepburn Wind Earlier this month Ghostpatrol and helpers painted this giant mural on a wind turbine at Hepburn Wind Farm. It was part of the Sustainable Living Festival. I’m a bit late to the party to talk about this, but I think it’s pretty darned amazing. You can find out a bit more at Ghostpatrol’s own blog. And Hepburn Wind Farm has put up some other great photos on Flickr, too. What do you think? x…

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:: Dinner Rad : A New Blog!

February 21, 2013

Dinner Rad. It’s a new blog!  Dinner Rad wants to bring you delicious, homemade real-life recipes, straight from the bloggers you love most. The emphasis is on healthy, hearty, comforting and homemade. The kind of food you want to sit around and eat with your family or friends. Go and see what you think! There’s a link for submissions and one for questions too. If you’re a blogger who takes lovely food photos of your delicious recipes, maybe you would…

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:: Some Of My Favourite Flowers : #52Lists

February 20, 2013

Yesterday, Gemma Guest-Listed for #52Lists. Her list was called “(Some of my) Favourite Flowers”. Last night, I wrote my list of favourite flowers. It was harder than I thought. Now I realise I left off a few that I super-love: geraniums johnny jump ups bluebells snowdrops & gazania to name but a few… Do you have some favourite flowers to share? Do tell! x Pip #52lists  < join in!…

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:: All About The Pompom Rug In Frankie Magazine

February 20, 2013

If you have the latest Frankie Magazine. Or if you read Poppytalk. Or if you read Kireei. Or if you are on Instagram…  Well, then you might have seen this pompom rug pop up. Apparently it’s on Pinterest too. Whodathunkit?! How speedy! Let me tell you about this rug: Jo from Frankie asked me to make this for Issue 52 and I said YES. Do you know why? I was already planning on making a pompom rug, so this was…

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:: Where To Buy Kantha Throws, Quilts & Cushions

February 19, 2013

A lot of people have asked me where I got the Kantha quilts and cushions that I have in my  house. I bought them on eBay, from a great store called 1vintagetextile.  They have tons of quilts and cushions.  They deliver REALLY quickly via Fedex and the quality is very good. I think you might accidentally pick yourself out something nice! x Pip   * This post is not sponsored. I paid full price for the things I bought from…

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:: Guest List : Gemma Jones #52Lists

February 19, 2013

  Hello! Welcome to 52 Lists for this week! Today, we have a GREAT guest list from Gemma Jones. Today’s list is (some of my) Favourite Flowers. Gemma Jones is a Melbourne artist and curator. She’s also one of my VERY BEST FRIENDS. Gemma is a maker, painter, thinker and writer. She’s super-smart and always has a thoughtful, fresh perspective on anything you throw at her. I bought my first ever painting from Gemma. You can see it here. It’s…

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:: Weekend Camping Trip

February 18, 2013

We left the big kids at home and tripped off to Wilson’s Prom after school on Friday. Jeepers it was nice (apart from the drama in the camp site next to us!) We got very little sleep, but had ace times.  Here are some things we did: went for walks hung out on the beach ate jaffles swam drank lots of tea played I Spy played backgammon read books (Little Women… such a heart warmer!) listened to Kings of Convenience…

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:: Win A Creative Living Skype Session

February 14, 2013

There’s a cute giveaway on JustB this week. It’s part of a sponsored post I wrote for the NAB. Click through to read more, if you want to. The post is called DIY Happiness Makeover. The prize is: Giveaway Perhaps you’d like to know more about my take on happiness?  Glean a few more creative living tips? I’m giving away a 1 hour Creative Living Session. You and me. A pot of tea. And SKYPE.   You can ask me any…

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: Clare Bowditch’s Big Hearted Business Conference

February 13, 2013

I’m pinching myself a bit. Clare Bowditch has invited me to be part of her Big Hearted Business Conference. OMG. Can you believe it. It’s really true. I’m joining amazing people like Lucy Feagins (The Design Files), Rachel Power, Catherine Deveny, Jane Martino, Isobel Knowles and Lady Bowditch herself. There are panel discussions, workshops, CRAFTERNOONS and heaps more ace things going down. It’s at the Abbotsford Convent. You HAVE to come along. Really. I’ve got some good ideas about cute…

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:: How To Cook Pippy Burgers

February 13, 2013
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  My kids LOVE burgers. I’ve been cooking them a lot. I have not been eating them a lot, because I am on a low-calorie kick at the moment. The kids, however, are  not.  They have been eating these super frequently and they love them. Maybe you or the people you cook for will love them too?! Pippy Burgers 1kg of lean beef mince 1 onion, sliced 2/3 cup of breadcrumbs 150g of haloumi 1 egg 1 tsp of paprika…

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