Friday, 11 January 2013

Inspiration Week 1, 2013 - Interior Ideas/DIY, Recipes & More

Christmas and New Year is finally over and it's back to the drawing board, so to speak. Currently I'm spending time working between the blog and preparing my mothers house for sale. I can't start my art again until I have sold my mothers house, there is just too much going on, although I have lots of beautiful Peony Images, and itching to get started. I haven't featured my regular weekly inspiration post since Christmas, so I have spent time the past few days looking for fabulous ideas to share with you and really pleased with the ones I've found. 

Once you have finished reading, you will find the links for the featured recipes and DIY instructions at the end of the post.
Ideas with wallpaper from Farrow and Ball, see   see instructions plus more ideas 

Fabulous stencilled curtains by Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. Simple step by step tutorial ...  read more.

An ingenious idea for creating some light reflecting beauty by using mirror tiles...see this amazing bedroom makeover at Bella Tucker ..... read more

Cranberry & Pistachio Nougat from Cooking Melangery my latest food blog discovery with the most delightful recipes and images... see recipe & read more

and for those of us sweltering in the Southern hemisphere and currently experiencing excessive heat ...

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream from Simply Reem...recipe here

A few simple styling ideas for Spring/Summer entertaining ...

I don't know about you, but my mouth is watering right now, It'  just so hot here in Auckland and I'm definitely in need of an ice cream. Maybe I will cheat a little and head down to our Movenpick store by the beach. However, I most definitely will be making some strawberry cheesecake ice cream to try out on my boys over the weekend, (My big boys who have left home, often drop in when they are hungry).

We hope you've enjoyed this weeks inspiration.

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  1. I want to take a big bite out of that ice cream! Pretty images and some great ideas! I really like the cool things that were done with the wallpaper! My goodness, it seems so strange that you are on the other side of the world and in the middle of summer!


    1. Thanks Cindy for your comment, I must admit I actually didn't have time to try to make the icecream but "no word of a lie", it made me want one so much I bought a tub of strawberry icecream from our local Movenpick :)

      Lee :)

  2. U have a great blog.Its not just great its amazing girl!
    I am stopping by today from Mop It Up Mondays Blog Hop!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting and your encouraging comment, I do hope you come back regularly as I share a weekly inspiration post of the best DIY, Upcycling, Interiors and Recipes I find around the blogasphere.

      Lee :)

  3. Thanks so much for including our mirrored ceiling medallion in your roundup! I was tickled pink to see our work here. Beautiful blog!

    dana tucker

    1. Hi Dana, I had meant to email you to let you know I had featured you and send the link but time got the better of me.I Absolutely loved this clever idea as it was so different than anything I had seen. I will most definitely check back for more unique makeovers/upcycling ideas and will always place a link back.

      Thank you for taking the time to visit.

      Lee ☺


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