Thursday, 18 December 2008

A Paint Mine Pink Christmas

Hello lovelies, i thought it was about time i shared some of my chrissy decorating pics with you. Yep, i finally finished 'tweakin' (thats not to say im happy with it but), LOL. Im such a fusspot.
I'll try and keep the piccies to a minimum and just show you my favourite parts of our Christmas decorating.
So grab your egg nog, throw some tinsel around your neck a-la scarf style and lets go.

This is the view from the kitchen to the front room. Come on in...

The Dining Table is a team effort by Sam and i. I love it ! At night we flick the little bud lights on and its like a mini winter wonderland.

Our Angels sit on a table watching over us...

This year i finally convinced Shane we needed a white tree. Well i kinda got turns out that this tree is soooo white its blue! believe it or not that does make sense. Anyway i love it. We also bought Sam a Christmas Train Set for around the bottom (uh but it seems im the one who keeps playing with it. It even has cool)

In the Family Room you can find my gorgeous and very regal looking Santa sitting on the dresser surrounded by snow and tiny little blue bud lights.

But my absolute FAVOURITE part of our christmas decorating is this.....i saved the best for last...

My gorgeous boy, he did this all himself, he even chose the colours he wanted. All i did was hang the candy canes from the mirror for him. He is such a sweet boy, i love him so much.Can you see, he even put baubles in a lantern! eeekkk so cute!

If you are still with me THANKYOU ! I hope you liked a lil' bit of christmas from our house *smiles*

This is probably my last post for the year so i want to wish you all the MERRIEST CHRISTMAS ever! Be safe, be happy and cherish your loved ones!

I will try and pop by and visit you all before Christmas.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR CHICKIE BABES (gosh that sounds so far way, but it's not)

Love and Pink Kisses ALWAYS my friends!


Saturday, 13 December 2008


Today my sweet friend Sarah over @ GypsyMermaidLife is hosting a bit of a 'soiree' for us all to chit chat about what Christmas means to us...and so on.
Here is what Sarah said: Were going to tell of our Favorite things during this time of year like Christmas lights, the spirit of Christmas, or just how you love to shop around like crazy mad shoppers! haha
List at least 5 things and show pictures if you can!

Well i am not quite done 'tweakin' my Chrissy decoration yet so i tootled on up to mums place today to give her and hand around the house, and took my trusty camera with me. My mum had all her decorating done before she went into hospital and im thinking it must have been so nice to come home to such beautiful surroundings after being in hospital for a week.
Mum and i have alot of similar 'stuff' for decorating and our styles are much the same, yet different (hmm does that make sense). Anyhow i think this year mum has truly outdone herself and should be applauded!
So today on behalf of my Mum and Stepdad i welcome you to CHRISTMAS AT THE WILSONS.
Enjoy the piccies...I'll be at the bottom for a bit more of a chat...LOL.

Told you it was all gorgeous didnt i ?
As far as things we love about christmas....well i did a post on this last year and you know what? I still love all the things i listed. So im sure, even though this is about my mums christmas home, that she would agree with these....
So what do i love most about Christmas?.....I love the people in my life, the animals in it, the amazing and emotional feeling that overcomes me on christmas morning when Sam See's that Santa has been and his stocking is full and there are gifts under the tree just for him. I love my job as 'Present Giver Outer' when the whole family is together around the tree.... I love snapping photos of my family when they think no-one is looking, capturing the emotional smiles on their faces...i love sitting down to lunch and not being able to hear myself think for all the chatter that is going on around me...i love when we all jump in the pool and go totally crazy because we are that happy to be together.....i love Sam's tired little face at the end of the day, hes so worn out and so gosh darn happy to be a kid....
Above all i love my family from the top of my head to the tips of my toes and i thanks God for the blessing of them every single day.

Now be sure to pop on by Miss Sarah's blog and visit all the other lovely girls who are joining us today!

I'll be back in a few days with photos of my Christmas Home...when im done tweakin' !

Love and Pink Kisses......Shann xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


Sweet swaps from sweet friends and sweet treats to make for Christmas Day.
Which would you like to see first?
Well if you're anything like me and have a sweet tooth then you'll love this.
I saw this magazine and just HAD TO BUY i thought id share the recipe with you all.

How good does that look?Its Rocky Road Ice Cream Pudding! HELLOOOOOO...come to mama!

And its soooooo easy to make. If you click on the piccie and enlarge it you should be able to read the directions.Otherwise email me and I'll send them to you.

I am SOOOO making this for Christmas day! Then i'll be jogging around the block a few times id say, LOL.

Now for the Sweet Swaps.
I was in 2 Christmas Swap recently. One was hosted within an online group i belong to.
My partner was my gorgeous friend Peta @ PrettyinPink and our theme was The PrettyChic Christmas Stocking Swap Extravaganza. Good one Jules with that name *wink*
Peta and i totally 'get' each others style and we've been friends for a few years now.So i was tickled pink to have her to swap with.
Stupid me forgot to take photos of what i sent to Peta...but here is the beautiful mother load she sent me! I tell you i was hysterical with excitement unwrapping all these goodies!

Wasn't i spoilt! The stocking is the sweetest and softest chenille and is hanging up now awaiting all those prezzies from Santa. Peta you already know how much i ADORE my precious goodies from you and you also know how much i luv ya girl!

The next swap was Priscillas Vintage Stocking Swap. My partner was Laura Ingalls Gunn @ Decor To Adore
I must admit i was very nervous having someone as talented and well known as Laura as my partner. BUT Laura is so lovely and when i received my parcel from her i was hysterical with JOY again!
AND again i forgot to take pics of what i sent Laura (yes its the blonde hair i suppose), and my parcel to her should be on her doorstep any day now.
Here is the package of goodness i received from Laura

For someone who doesn't know me, she got me perfectly. Everything is beautiful as i knew it would be and they are all things i would choose for myself. Thankyou so much Laura from the bottom of my heart to yours.

Now before i go i want to let you all know about a Christmas blog party that my gorgeous friend Sarah is hosting.
Pop on over to Sarahs blog here @ GypsyMermaidLife ,sign up for the fun and get into the Christmas Swing of things!

See you all again in a day or 2.

Love and PINK Kisses

Shann xxx

Thursday, 4 December 2008


Yes, Christmas has not only 'spewed' all over my house, but it has in fact 'spewed' all over the front yard too.
Oh dont be grossed out by the 'spewed' thing will you. I pinched that expression from my sweet pal Jules @ Whimsical Notions, Jules has such a way with words....she cracks me up ALWAYS and i love that Christmas has SPEWED all over her house!
Has christmas spewed all over your place too then?? Go on, admit it and then say it out loud with me! CHRISTMAS SPEW! HAHAHA.
So anyway...i digress...whats unusual about that....? Nothin'.

This year i had the idea to draw, cut and paint large wooden christmas cut outs to sell. So off i tootled, pencil, jigsaw (well Shane did that part for me) and brushes in hand. Oh geez the neighbours must have loved me...NOT...not only was there noise from the jigsaw but i tend to curse quite loudly when things don't go as i see them in my head (yeah, i can admit it, i swear my head off).
And a big HURRAH and THANKS BABE to my hubbs who kept coming home from work to me saying "Can you cut another snowman for me...can you cut another reindeer for me..?"
He's a good egg that fella of mine *wink*

So here's just a few on my front yard right now. They are all glittery and gorgeous!

Ok i couldnt help myself...i HAD to do a PINK Reindeer! I HAD TO i tell you!

A couple of mischevious lookin fellas..heehee.

I had more but some have already found new homes and silly me didn't think to take photos first (the blonde hair strikes again).
Sam of course is totally hysterical that i am selling these...WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SELL EVERYTHING?? he asked me. I think I'm gonna have to watch and make sure he's not outside telling potential customers to GO AWAY, DON'T BUY OUR STUFF ! Seriously he would do that...he has a mind all of his own that boy. Love that kid!
Oh well if the last few don't sell then i guess we have more for our display!

On another note today, something that rhymes with CHRISTMAS TREE is MUMS CROOK KNEE(say it out loud, it rhymes, see.) My mummsky is in hospital today having a full knee replacemnt! EEEKSSS! I'm off to see her soon and take her a nice bowl of fresh fruit salad and some Country Home Ideas magazines to flick through (so she doesn't have to resort to watching the dreaded soapies on TV..LOL)ooops no offence to anyone who watches them..i just know my mum doesn't like them.
Tomorrow if shes feeling better i plan to bake some scones and take some up there with some fresh cream and jam so her and her 'roomie' (who is having the same surgery today as well) can feel a bit spoilt.Oh i just may have to eat one or two myself....!!
So if you could send some well wishes this way for my lovely mum im sure she'd appreciate it. Its gonna be a looong and painful road ahead for her. Thankfully i can be there to help her out each day at home while she recovers.

Okies im off to make fruit salad now!
oooh and dinner too i think, b4 i go. Mmmm good weather for casserole im thinking....YEP !
Whatcha having for dinner tonight girlies?

Love n Pink Kisses,

Shann xxxxx

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


Now before i start usual...i want to say I MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH!
I truly did. It was sooooo good to have a break and put certain things into perspective and certain things into the 'trash' (so to speak) but now i am happy to be back blogging and boy i have tonnes to catch up on with you all.
Bear with me while i make my way round to you wont you *smiles*.

Well,during my 'hiatus' Christmas has exploded all over our home, LOL.
I looooooove Christmas sooo much, Sam and i have become like family to the people who own our local 'Christmas Cave' store. It's like a Winter Wonderland in there. We go there now just to feel 'Christmassy and silly' !

All my Custom Orders for the year are finished (hmm but theres always the last minute ones that pop up) and im afraid my desk may never recover from the masses of paint, varnish, glue and glitter that it has seen in the last few weeks. Not to mention my hands either! Even poor hubs got hassled at work for turning up with glitter on his face..hee hee, i think secretly he liked being a bit 'sparkly for a day'.

So anyways..apart from lots of playing with Sam and covering the house in glitter, ive been up to some other stuff which I'll show you in a day or two. Oooh i also have some gorgeous swaps to share with you too.

Hers a little peek of whats been going on around my house.

So it's just a short one today just to let you know im back and all is well.
Oh is anyone out there hosting a Christmas Home Decorating type blog day??? You know what i mean dont you?

Anyway if you know of anyone can you let me know? Otherwise id be happy to host one and we can all share our Christmas Decorating photos with a big online party!

Ok, over and out from me.

Love N Pink Kisses

(who is really so happy to be back in blogland, even if i was only gone a short felt like forever)

Sunday, 16 November 2008


girls i cannot thank you enough for all your beautiful thoughts, kind comments and emails. I will be back on December 1st and feeling much chirpier about all of this and it is THANKS to you guys!
From the bottom of my heart I LUV YA'S.

Hi my sweet friends.
Ive been going over some things in my head for a while now and this morning i woke up realising what i needed to do...and that is to take a blogging break.
Ive become very disillusioned with blogging lately. There are some people out there who just seem to delight in trying to upset others. To put it bluntly i am just fed up with the clickiness, the cattiness, the whole 'My blog gets 2oo visitors and yours only gets 10' thing. When i started blogging i had no idea it would become this mean competition that some people have turned it into.I just wanted to share my stories and my passions etc and make some gorgeous new friends along the way (which i can thankfully say i have done).
Personally i don't care how many people visit my blog, as long as my friends know I'm here for them and vice verse. I don't use my blog to try and benefit from other people, i don't leave insincere and false comments, which i see happening all the time within certain 'blog circles'. That's not what i signed up for, I'm not interested in such nonsense. I thought as we grew older and 'up' we would leave the nasty and petty school girl rubbish in the school yard where it belongs.....but it seems some people just cant let it go. My opinion? BUILD A BRIDGE AND GET OVER IT, life is just too darn short to bother with all that RUBBISH .
So I've had enough for a while. I may just need a break for a few weeks, it may be longer, i really don't know.
But to my friends, and that's YOU, who pop by often to see what I'm up to, i will say that NONE of this is directed at you or because of you. PLEASE KNOW THAT. I am also sorry i haven't been a very good blog visitor lately...its all just gotten too nasty for me.

PLUS , i have decided that while blogging is fun and i truly love my friends from all over the world, this is who's most important.

and I'm sure you all understand that.
This little guy goes to big school next year so i want all the time in the world with him now while i can.

I'll still be popping by occasionally to say hi on your blogs and see what you're up to, i just wont be posting.

Thanks for being there sweet lil chickies. Im sorry if ive struck a sour note with anyone but i just had to have my say. Those that know me will understand.

Okies, im off and i WILL see you again, down the road a bit.



Thursday, 13 November 2008


Well i could say Bling My Birdcage but Pimpin it sounds soooo much more fun doesnt it !!! HAHAHA.

So anyhoooo...i bought this 'SPIT IN YOUR FACE FANTASTIC' pink birdcage ages ago and yes like usual i put stuff for me on the back burner and hung it it the bathroom un-pimped.
Well....i took a break from painting today and did a lil' sumin sumin for myself.

So here it is...Pimpin the Birdcage 101 :
All you need is a bird, tulle, flowers, lil fake eggs, imagination, any kinda bling you like, oh and a birdcage would help too. *wink*

My sweet pink bird aka: Miss Polly, even has 2 lil friends, Wilburt 1 and Wilburt 2 (thanks Sam for the uh Original and imaginative names...LOL)

Miss Polly even has a swing that rocks....


And when its been a rockin', you get lil eggs !

Well i dont know about Polly but i think ive had too many 'crackers' today....!!

Well i will just blame my goofiness on the paint fumes *grin*

Ok , im off to hang my Pimped Up Birdcage in my bathroom.
Gee i hope they dont poop in the bathtub....

Tutt Taa and Pink Kisses,
Shann xxx


My lovely hubs has just walked in with a gorgeous prezzie for me!!!
Nope cant tell you what it is'll have to wait a few days till its been 'installed'.
Yeeehaaa im off to smooch my hubs now!! LOL.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Lots of Reindeers-a- Leaping

Hey...isnt there a christmas carol about that??
Oh no hang on that Lords a Leaping isnt it. DOH !
Im getting mixed up...must be all the glitter and craft glue ive inhaled over the past 2 days.
(no it really has nothing to do with the blonde hair....really and truly)

So where are the leaping reindeer you may ask...?
Well right here..

click on the image and you can see them better :)

Ive just finished a bunch of them and some are now listed on my Website. You can go HERE and see them.

Be quick before they leap on over to someone elses place...LOL.

Ok, egg nog aside, i am seriously getting the Christmas feeling....i really want to put up my new white tree. I am being good and waiting though....But you know the kids in the back of the car saying "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?".....THATS ME !!

SO until Chrissy decorating time i shall be happy to drool over Mels decorations (who has 3 trees up gotta love her!)

But i do have some baubles in a jar....hee hee...oh i just had to.

Ok im off to clean up the glitter thats taking over my house.
Oh here was my hand today.

Just call me Smurfette.


Pink Kisses,
Shann xxx

P.S Theres a new gal in blogland and a new and sweet friend for me. Her name is CARILYN and we just met through EBAY and chatted on the phone today, she is sooo sweet and funny!
I know she will just about turn backflips if you do visit her! AND you'll be glad you did too. You can visit her HERE.

Friday, 7 November 2008


Oh now come on, get your minds out of the gutter...I'm talking pretty things that start with F. Did you really think i was insinuating something crass??? Oh shush, i would never! *wink*

First thing that starts with F is this.....

Yep it's First Friday time again! As always i want to send a HUGE shout out to my sweet pal Rhea for hosting this for us. THANKS MISS RHEA xx.

Here are my First Friday Items this time round.
Im thinning out my Petite Faux Cupcakes..they seem to be taking over every nook and cranny in this house, LOL.
*Note, these are made by me*

Price is $20.00 per set of 3. Postage Aus Wide will be $4.00. Shipping International will be $15.00au.
Now don't forget my little overseas chicks that the $$$ conversion is lookin' pretty great for you guys right now!

If you'd like to purchase a set just email me at or leave me a quick comment.

SET a) Cotton Candy Love

SET b)Sweet Ocean Breeze.

Every gals kitchen deserves some sweet Faux Cuppies...oh and our butts definately deserve ones that wont add any calories! HAHA, well i know mine does!

Pop By HERE to Rheas blog for a list of the FF Girls!

NOW...onto something else that starts with F....

Come take a walk with me wont you...?

A little friend of mine told me we had a new addition to our i went searching or on an 'Expoitition' as Winnie The Pooh would say.

This is 'said' friend..'PinkyDust' (named by Sam)...see she's telling me a secret...

She told me to look over near my favourite pink rose.....come on then lets walk up the little pebble path..

Do you see anything???
I know i need glasses but geez this is ridiculous....

Ok lets get in closer....Yep there she is sound asleep!What a life huh?

Well i think if i was a Fairy id sleep under this rose as well *smiles*
Sam has told me her name is 'WinkaWinkaDinka'..GOOD GRIEF that poor fairy! LOL. Well at least he didnt call her 'Wilburt' like everything else he names, so i suppose she got off fairly lightly there..HA !

I think we will let her sleep now...because she's in for a rude shock when she wakes up and finds out what her new name is....LOL!

Thanks for popping by and please dont forget to pop by Rhea's blog and visit the rest of the First Friday gals! You never know what treasure you might stumble upon!

Have a gorgeous weekend ahead everyone,

Love n Pink Kisses
Shann xxxxx

Thursday, 6 November 2008

And then there was Blue.......

Ok yep you all know i am Miss Pink, no doubt about that huh. Well i do love my blues as well though.
And i especially loved those blue sofas...remember back about 6 weeks or so..?? I NEEDED them. Truly i did.
And guess what ??
THEY ARE HERE!!! YEP last Friday morning they arrived all pretty and lovely. When the guys delivered them i said to them and Shane very seriously (hee hee) "Oh i dont really like them now. They look ugly," HAHAHA you shoulda seen their faces! I wish i got it on camera! Funny though, they didn't really see the humour in it....go figure hey.
It cracked me up but so that was cool!

So here they are. The colour of the pics are a bit iffy but because im still figuring out my new camera...., hee hee 'iffy' don't cha just love that word, it can be used to describe just about anything.....Oh that smells a bit iffy, oh that looks a bit iffy, nah it was a bit iffy.... LOL ...Woops i got side tracked again. I can get a bit iffy like that sometimes !

Ok enough jocularity !

here you go.

"How do i love thee...let me count the ways....' HAHA.

Instant problem: A certain lil kitty cat who's name i wont mention (uhhhh but it starts with M and ends with OLLY) has taken to scratching the corners already. No major damage YET.
Anyone got any remedies for that? (Legal and humane ones please,LOL) I think i may have to get scratching posts and place them near where she is scratching because they will always go back to where their own smell is. Or maybe i will just tie bricks to her feet and see how well she does then...??? Oh I'm only know that! But then again ask me what id like to do to her in the middle of the night when i hear her scratching and then I'm chasing her through the dark house with a broom and using every cuss word in the dictionary, and some i made up myself.HAHAHA.

So ok , any advice would be helpful PLEASE.


Hope you all have a lovely day!

Love and Pink Kisses Always,

Shann xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Well technically we already went but thats ok.
Yep on the Sunday just gone, Shane, Sam and i headed off for the day to Sydneys Tagonga Zoo. Shane and I havent been for about 10 years and Sam has never been, so we were all pretty excited.
The zoo is built right on our beautiful Sydney Harbour.

It's just gorgeous.
Oh but geez why didnt someone remind me of all the walking.....up hill, down hill, back up a hill...and where was the drinks man to cool me down along the way??? I swear i walked off every piece of chocolate ive consumed this year and my butt even feels a bit sexier too!! LOL ! Watch out J.Lo !! HAHAHAHA

Anyway i digress, as per usual.
I'll show you some piccies of the day. So go on make your coffee now and get cosy.
I'll wait.........................................................................................................................................................................................................You right now? Goodo, c'mon then.

Hows this for a pretty face to start your day off, huh? Isnt she gorgeous!

Loved this...I can almost hear her saying " Just go over there and play and give me a break will you, you're stressing me out!"

Some lunatics that escaped from the monkey cage. I felt sorry for them so i brought them home with me.

The little one was pretty cute but so i thought id cuddle up to him....

Sam is fascinated with snakes...Uh, No Thanks ! Especially not a Taipan!

My absolute love for Meerkats saw me take about 50 photos of them! I could have sat there all day and watched them. They are so curious and funny. Sam, my dad and i are devoted fans of the TV series Meerkat Manor.Sam adores them as well.

Arent they the sweetest things!

Now not so sweet and tiny...this Silverback Gorilla was HUGE. They are so fascinating to watch.

Sam loved the seals so much. I think he has plans for one in our pool......hmm...

ok now for something funny. We hopped on over to see the Fennec Foxes who, it seems are in mating season (well thats what the sign said but i now think it was just a cover up for their filthy minds and actions..LOL)) im standing there poised, camera ready for a great photo of these cute lil fluffy' yep i got a great photo alright. I snapped the shutter just as the male swooped in from behind the shrubbery and this happened......

Ohmygosh i felt like a Voyeur ! What a classic, everyone was laughing their butts off ! So yep i can confirm that it is indeed mating season...
because.....20 seconds later he was back for another go.....

I know i know. I gave up trying for a 'sweet' photo after that. I felt kinda dirty but it was pretty gosh darn funny.

Ok compose yourself will you. It's only Fox sex afterall.LOL.
I know it just sounds funny right!

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty....see how i casually changed the subject there...?

And heres one for my International Chickies.One of our cute but smelly Koalas.

This is how tired we all felt by the end of the day! LOL. We had just the BEST TIME EVER !

Ok if you're still here then THANKS for playing. Hope you liked our piccies (yep even the rude ones), LOL.

Have a gorgeous day chickadees.
Love n Pink Kisses,
Shann xxxx