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An Australian Christmas menu…

We recently hosted 17 adults and 9 babies for a Christmas lunch, the perfect way to road-test a new house (especially the kitchen!). The secret to it running smoothly… good preparation (and a kitchen with plenty of bench space and a big oven!). Here’s the menu …

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The Christmas decorations are coming down from the top shelf

Does everyone store their Christmas decorations in the highest, most out-of-reach place in their house? It makes complete sense, you would happily bet money that you are not going to need them for at least another eleven months when you put them there!

I have been retrieving my boxes and bags of decorations from those far-reaching places. However I did purchase my new favourite Christmas decoration when I was recently on holiday in Queensland… which could have been prompted by the view from my room…

Norfolk island pine christmas tree queensland

Actually let me go back a little further. Before I went on holiday, I was rediculously busy (which resulted in me needing that holiday, and why I haven’t been giving you guys much love). I decided not to return to my corporate job in Melbourne and started a new business (all in the last 3 months!).

The Inkling EFfect Logo social media content marketing digital media

I will write a detailed post about The Inkling Effect, styling my home office, and what I’ve been cooking for my workshops… but until then, those interested can read all about my new little baby The Inkling Effect here: http://www.theinklingeffect.com.au

The details of my new business can wait… we were talking about Christmas decorations –  I do love a good tangent though!

So I bought a gorgeous drift wood wreath on the Sunshine coast in Queensland, and packed it in my suitcase to bring home for our door… and it was worth all the effort.

DRaft wood Christmas Wreath DIY coastal beach star fish turquoise white

I couldn’t help myself, and added the star fish and turquoise ribbon to give it even more of a coastal Christmas theme.

You can head over to my Pinterest Christmas board for even more Christmas decoration inspiration.

Or read my Aussie Christmas Menu post that is always extremely popular at this time of year.

You may even want a complete overload of Christmas mania from my previous Christmas decoration posts…

Stay tuned for my next post about my favourite online Christmas gifts this year…

Cheers,

Bernice

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Shell Art – It’s back (who would’ve thought?)

You may not want to admit it, but I bet every one of you has a secret stash of shells at home crying out for a purpose. Collecting shells is a funny pastime, because you rarely do anything with them (unless you were one of the many who made shell mirrors in the 1980’s – and we all know that fad came and went very quickly). Being the hoarder that I am, I have to keep all my shells – after all, I have spent hours hand-picking each one out from the crowd, why would I throw them away? However, the dilemma remains – what can I do with my shells?