Happy New Year

Can I say that on the 11th January? I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and 2010 is a wonderful year for us all.

Awaken The Spirit via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nye/2009

I’ve had a lovely break from work and my blog since Christmas Eve. I did manage to read the backlog of magazines that had been collecting dust on my coffee table. The only problem is that I had no sooner finished when the next months’ issues started to arrive. Oh well, reading magazines is one of the perks of the job!

December and January Magazines awaiting reading

I also finally got around to properly filing all the brochures, booklets and samples I had collected at various Trade Fairs I had visited throughout the year. Do you realise how much “stuff” we decorators need to store? Paint swatches and fandecks from all the paint companies, tile samples, carpet samples, samples of Caesarstone and Corian, furniture catalogues, fabric samples and oodles of brochures on all manner of house related products. It takes a lot of room. I needed to purchase another cabinet and a filing cabinet so my storage room now has some order. Being a Virgo this is something that delights me.

All sorted

All Sorted

Brochures, carpet samples and other bits and pieces

Fabric Samples

I’ve also been having fun in the kitchen. I love to cook or rather, I used to. In a previous life I even gave cooking classes! However, since being a mother, running a house as well as my Interior Decorating and Colour Consulting business there has been little time for cooking. I’ve tended to stick to the same tried and tested, 9 year old friendly recipes, week in, week out. But this past few weeks has allowed me to try out some new ones and the 9 year old has decided we should have a couple of them more often. Amazing!

Not this one but something like it - Satay Chicken Flan

So sometimes its good to holiday at home. As Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.”

from Flickr via Mommylolly's Photostream

Let the year begin. I’m ready.

Slim Shelving

Slim Shelving

Slim Shelving

I’ve just been reading my favourite blogs and thought I’d also let you know about Slim Shelving. Decor8 has written about a great new product called Slim Shelving. What a fabulous idea. A great way to show off your beautiful books and yet keep them within easy reach.

Slim Shelving for the Kitche

Slim Shelving for the Kitchen

I like the idea of putting it in the kitchen to keep your favourite recipe books at hand.

Slim Shleving for the kids

Slim Shelving for the kids

Or in the kid’s bedroom to entice them to read more often.

Slim Shelving in the Master Bedroom

Slim Shelving in the Master Bedroom

Or in the master bedroom to make more space on the bedside tables and help cull the clutter.

These shelves are a stylish way to store and display your books and also creates some wall art at a nominal outlay. You can check out the website and order online.

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