Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I will most probably be a little scarce still over the next couple of weeks. Mr B is taking some much deserved annual leave so that the three of us can enjoy our first Christmas together as well as some time with family and friends... I simply cannot wait. It will no doubt be the most magical Christmas ever!
So my dear bloggy friends, I would like to take the opportunity now to thank-you for all of your support and encouragement throughout 2010. It still blows my mind that anyone would actually find my blog all that interesting and it really does bring sunshine to each day receiving all the gorgeous emails from you, my readers. It is a special thing indeed to form friendships with people I have never met from various corners of the world... and this blog has allowed me to do just that!
Sending you much love, wishing you and your loved ones the merriest of Christmas' and here's to a brilliant 2011! The Bouw Family x
Friday, December 17, 2010
SO given tis the season to be tipsy, um I mean jolly, I had to share this genius creation with you...'Tipsy Toes' (loving the name) offer four fashionable styles of light weight, flexible-sole shoes that are made to fold up so that they are compact enough to fit into your bag! How nifty is that?! Wouldn't these make a perfect gift (and totally affordable at $19.95 per pair) for those ladies in your life who might have a tendency to equal the above equation or those of you who cannot begin to fathom dancing your nights away in 5inch heels! Or perhaps for any of you brides to be?!
Check them out!
My personal favorite, snow leopard.
Bright spark silver.
Sheer brilliance right! But are you thinking what I'm thinking... why didn't WE all think of this sooner?! :)
Visit the Tipsy Toes website for more info!
Have a beautiful weekend! x
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Allegra's beautiful handmade
'Nesting Sparrow Love Dream Catcher'
And this absolutely darling handmade
'Velveeteen Kitty' also from Nooshka...
I adore both of these items!
The nest even came complete with healing crystals!
A full view...
Paper lanterns from Ikea!
Cushion covers, front to back...
Lavender 'Bird on cherry blossom' from Joom,
'Loopy Vintage' in fuschia custom made by
Sew fun by Monique to match the patchwork minky
and 'Pearl Bracelet' in orange by Vida Style.
Another shot of the patchwork minky!
Creating Allegra's open closet was as simple as
purchasing these Lack Shelves from Ikea
and the railing from a local hardware store.
Baby pink and white 'Zebra Print'
cushion from Mi Casa Bella.
Close up of shelves.
Goodies from Nanny G!
Sundress from a little shop in Bali
and Plum Baby 'Flamingo' sunsuit
There you have it my friends, I think I have covered most of the details! If I have forgotten something or if you have any other questions you would like answered just shout :)
I hope you enjoyed seeing little Miss Allegra's nursery in a little more detail. We have Allegra and her cot sleeping in our master bedroom for the time being but I'm hoping once we move her in she will love the room I have created for her!
Happy hump day! x
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
These videos are a great replacement for your typical Christmas greeting cards. This e-card type feature is super easy to use and it only takes a few seconds to upload your photos... I have created a new video featuring only myself, Mr B and baby Allegra for your viewing. CLICK HERE to see us dance our little Christmas butts off :)
Your kiddies will find this an absolute hoot (and maybe you big kids will too) so get in the spirit and visit Elf Yourself to create your very own! Enjoy! x
Friday, December 10, 2010
I know, I have been super slack with my blog posts lately BUT I have THE BEST excuse in the world... how can anyone NOT want to give their undivided attention to something so sweet, innocent (for now anyway), and beautiful... these pictures of our darling Allegra Isobel Bouw say it all...
I know I am yet to share the story of her birth as well as the details of her nursery but I do promise I WILL do this next week! But for now I thought I would share a few snaps from the last couple of weeks... it has been filled with many 'first times' for us as a family!Mr B and I leaving the hospital with our beautiful baby girl!
I'll let you know what I decide on. Have a beautiful weekend and I'll see you back here very soon!
P.S Did I mention this will be the first time I will be rocking a frock since giving birth 14 days ago... eeek!
P.P.S It's not all that bad... the post-pregnancy gods must seriously love me because I have lost almost 9kgs in 2 weeks!!!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
And you may recall I mentioned that I would be revealing a few pics of baby Allegra's nursery in true style... well, for those of you who have been dying for a sneak peek, be sure to check out this months issue for a few snippets before I share all the details with you back here on my blog!
To read the full interview CLICK HERE!