Monday, October 31, 2011

Cozy nooks

Autumn is all about cozy, and what's more cozy than a nook?!

Some reading nooks:

Here's an idea for the nook that is now my closet.

What a fantastic use of a very tiny space!

Kids love nooks!

Perfect for utilising the space under the stairs.

How about this for some jaw-dropping fabulousness!

Or this one! Words fail me!

On to a couple of office nooks:

I wouldn't mind my office being a nook, if it was as fabulous as this!

Love the white, the colour provided by the books and the lovely Danish chair.

A sleeping nook:

How I would love to cuddle up on a cold winter's night, the open fire burning.

And finally, how to make a nook:

If you have a tiny space in your home that you don't know what to do with, such as the end of a hallway or a built in closet (on the remote chance that you wouldn't need it for storage), why not make it a cozy nook? The basics of a nook, for me, would be wall to wall seating (or a desk if you're making an office nook) and some shelving all the way around. This defines the space as a nook, as opposed to just a small space with some furniture in it.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It was just one of those days...

... It started out all right, great actually. I managed to get the boys out the door and to pre-school without so much as raising my voice, little Ella was sleeping by the time I got back so I had a nice relaxed breakfast and then hit the shower. I had time to blow-dry my hair so I was thinking "wow, this almost never happens!". Then, I thought I was dreaming when I decided to also straighten my hair! See, I was on my way to meet my new mummy friends (UK English, mind you) and was in the mood for looking nice. Well, it wasn't to last, for I bent down to pick something up from the floor and as I got up I bumped my head on the open bathroom cabinet door, it flew off its hinges and smashed into pieces on the bathroom floor. Well then... I can't afford to get a new cabinet right now, so I'm looking at this as an option:

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I love autumn. I love the rain, the wind, the smell in the air. I love the rich, thick, textured clothing in beautiful autumn leaves colours. I love to cozy up with my family, cook big dinners and start looking forward to the holidays. Autumn inspires me.

heart the boots, want the socks

That jumper!

busy busy

for going back to work... after loosing the baby fat... after hair stops falling out...

(click on the images to get to the source)