Saturday, February 27, 2010


Ok, so clearly I am excited. Something wonderful has happened!

The lovely, Nichole, over at Sparrow's Nest has nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award!!! She has such great style (check out her AMAZING kitchen mural here), and I am really honoured. Thank you SO much Nichole!

So, the rules are:
1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award. (yup!)

2. Copy the award & place it on my blog.(yup again)
3. Link to the person who nominated me for this award. (yup - please do visit her beautiful blog!)
4. Share 7 interesting things about myself. (eeeek!)
5. Nominate 7 bloggers. (YAY!)

Alrighty...7 things about me. Oh wait, interesting things about me, that's going to be hard!!!

1. My hair went prematurely grey all over, and up until recently I coloured it. But now, at age 28, I have embraced reality, and gone natural.

2. I am a self confessed lazy perfectionist. I want things to be 'just so', but it takes me forever to get it done.

3. I love to cook, but I always use recipes for 'inspiration' rather than instruction. Or I don't even bother with recipes, and just make it up!

4. I used to be in the Rockabilly 'scene', and get around in hot rods, go to rock'n'roll dances on Saturday night to see bands (that always had a double bass in them), wear Brothel Creepers (shoes!) and pencil skirts and bright red lipstick and generally live a 50's inspired lifestyle. I still love the music and the clothes and the cars (I ADORE hot rods, and aim to own one - A 1928 Ford A Model Tudor, with a 28 stud side valve V8 motor, by the time I retire!), but am not 'involved' anymore.

5. I consider myself very fortunate to be young enough to use all the amazing technology we have now, but old enough to appreciate what it was like without a lot of it.

6. One word that came up a lot in the speeches at my 21st was that I am 'unique'. I grew up in a small town, and always wanted to be different, so I shaved my head, had piercings and wore unusual clothing. Not long before my 21st I realised that I didn't need these things to be different, I simply was because there was no-one like me anywhere else in the world. And I stopped trying. And people still consider me unique and interesting!

7. The first time I met my now husband (at a hot-rod show with my then boyfriend!), the first thought that ran through my head was 'WOW, that is the best looking guy I have ever seen'. We were friends for a few years before we got together, and we have now been together for 7.5 years, married for 3.5 years and I still think he is the best looking guy I have ever seen!

Are you still there? Have you fallen asleep yet? No? Good, because now you can head on over and visit these wonderful blogs!

1. Kellie @ Ada and Darcy

2. Kylie @ All Things Lovely

3. Rose @ Able Mae

4. Lesley @ Life at Number 10

5 Melissa @ Undomestic /Mumma

6. April @ A City Girl in the Country

7. Cyma @ CHEK

Thank you so much for nominating me Nichole, you really have made my day!


  1. Oh, thank YOU Rosie! My first award. xx

    what a fantastic list of things... I didn't know any of those things! So do you still have piercings etc? Do you still like wearing 50s clothes?

    Good on you for going with the grey... :)

  2. Hi Rosie, I just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading back over all of your posts. Your new house is coming along beautifully and I love the white shutters against the darker wall colour in the dining room. Gorgeous.
    Nellie xx

  3. Thankyou for the beautiful mention Rosie!! That is a lovely thought. Kellie xxx

  4. Hi Rosie, Interesting reading about the Rockabilly scene and also about your house. I love reading what other people do with their renovations and I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys do next. Cheers Anita


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