Friday, 20 March 2009


No your eyes don't deceive you, it's really me. It feels like Ive been gone for yonks doesn't it? Oh man i had the worst Bloggers Block. Do you ever get that? Boy oh boy i just went blank for a while there and couldn't get out of it. That's ok, i don't mind admitting i go blank sometimes, hee hee.
BUT I'm back now minus the blankness and hopefully my block will stay far far away in Happily Never After!

So whats been happening? Well I'm still in the kitchen re-modelling process. We had some very hot and muggy weather for a while so i didn't do any kitchen painting, it takes waaaaaayyy to long for the paint to dry and it just isn't good to paint in that kind of weather.
SO i got stuck into some orders instead and i also ventured into our garage to see what i had hiding in there that id forgotten about. YIKES I'm lucky i made it out alive! I have so much 'stuff' in there. (notice i didn't refer to it as 'crap', unlike a certain husband,who shall remain nameless, did).
I say STUFF and STUFF is good!
So anyroad, i got a chance to cut, sand and paint some more of my timber shutters.
You can click on the piccie for a better look :)

(left and right shutters SOLD now)
I removed the slats from a couple so you can hang your pretty linen from them!

The shutters in the middle are listed on My Website now.

A few weeks ago i went Antiquing with my lurvley mum and grabbed these gorgeous goodies! I couldn't resist them and i looooove them.

These candle stick holders were screaming my name!

I got these porcelain roses for the bargain price of $5 each. I'm pretty sure they were so cheap because they would once have had another rose on each of them.

Mum bought tonnes of stuff (i was being very good watching my pennies) and i may just have to take my camera to her house soon and do a post on it because her home is looking JUST GORGEOUS !

Ok I'm off to finish watching 'The View', I'm hooked on that show!

Oh b4 i go i have to tell you that my Sam is LOVING kindergarten and doing sooooo well, he has already received 5 Kinder awards and then a special Blue Shield Award ! Yep I'm a gushy proud mummy. I volunteer in his class 3 mornings a week as a helper, having the children do literacy activities and they also read to me in groups and singly. I'm really loving it, they are a great bunch of kids (and Sam really loves his mum being there too.).
Maybe i missed my calling as a Teacher huh?

'Till next time,
Love and Pink Kisses,
Shann xxx


Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Shannon great to have you back with a wonderful post.
Love the shutters.
It is always such fun helping out in the kids classes.
\Have a great weekend

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Welcome back blog buddy.
Your shutters look great...The linens one very cute.
I am glad litlle man is loving school and How cool that you get to be there that often.
My day will come when I can but with my two younger ones it won't be this year...

tcalamity said...

hi hun,
welcome back, good post.
I know how you feel, my mind is cosumed with so many things due to the house move in 2 weeks! and I havent packed anything, we have nans funeral on monday and I have decided to close my website"kittydesign". I am going back to college later in the year to train as a midwife, which is my calling! I have loved doing my kitty design, but with all bew things going on, it is time for something new(although i will still do the odd one).
I love your candle holders, if only I could find things like that.Im glad Sam is loving kindergarten. all my love xxx t

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Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

YAY! I am so glad you are back, I missed you!!! You sound so happy and I am so glad! YAY for Sam too!!! I am so glad to hear he likes school! I knew he would :)
Lots of love and cant wait to see your beautiful kitchen~

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Shannon...

So nice to see you back. Seems like forever since your last post. I've been anxiously awaiting some updated stories and photos on your kitchen remodel, but looks like I will need to wait a little longer. Loved seeing your pretty shutter re-do's. They are lovely and I would just love to have something like those myself. Maybe someday!!

Take care and have a great weekend.


Lori said...

Well its a about freakin time woman!!!!! Here I thought you left your country with some young hunk or something! Yes, i think its a splendid idea to go snatch some photos of mums house! We won't tell!!!!! Hugs to Sam...BRAVO to our litle man! Love,Lori

Gypsy Mermaid said...

hey chick!! Love the goodies! the Shutters look wonderful! but everything you get your paintbrush to always looks magical! I am soo excited that Sam is loving school! Its good for you to get in there with the kids and it proably helps him too!!!! you being there and all! big mermaid hugs


TattingChic said...

Lovely goodies you have there! I guess a kitchen remodel is a perfectly good excuse to be absent from blogging! :)