Friday, 14 November 2014

christmas decorating / with target

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I like to set a really special table at Christmas so I couldn't resist when Target asked me to create a festive tablescape. The home wares range is brimming with delightfully festive pieces and the Curtis Stone collection hit the mark with style and quality, I couldn't not have those glasses. The Colin and Friends Christmas range - including those cute little bowl/containers also adds an Australian edge the kids will just love. Oh and how can I forget to mention the sweet deer? (available in-store)

Christmas decorating is sorted this year with Targets wide range of tableware, decorations and accessories bound to suit any taste. I love the textured white ceramics paired with touches of red and luxurious gold and glitter accents, can one ever have enough glitter?

Do you set a special Christmas table? Do you like to stick to a theme?


Monday, 10 November 2014

ten on ten / november











Ten photos, over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. Gratitude for the simplest moments of our day captured.

Gosh, the tenth keeps rolling around so quickly. And it always seems to be a fairly regular home day here. We've nothing exciting or new to report. I guess that's the point though, right? Capturing the seemingly mundane. 

I hope you have a great week! xx


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Monday, 3 November 2014

taking stock


Making : decisions 
Cooking : on the barbecue as often as possible
Drinking : beer, when the evenings are warm
Reading: just finished gone girl, still not sure how I feel about it
Wanting: birkenstocks 
Looking: dinner inspiration
Playing: I'm addicted to a kids game I'm too embarrassed to name
Deciding: what to plant in our greenhouse
Wishing: I had more time each day
Enjoying: the long weekend
Waiting: in the sun while my boys kayaked today
Liking: slow days with my people
Wondering: what I should do with more time on my hands next year, ideas anyone?
Loving: tea in my new swatch mug
Pondering: christmas
Considering: an upcoming camping trip
Watching: Brooklyn 99, you should too, it's hilarious. 
Hoping: I can find someone to dog sit
Marveling: at how untidy we are
Needing: a cleaner
Smelling: banana bread baking
Wearing: have cracked out my saltwater sandals
Noticing: how white my legs are
Knowing: the end of the year will be here before we know it
Thinking: always thinking
Sorting: out all the kids toys
Buying: a new dress to wear to a friends wedding
Getting: more chickens, soon hopefully
Bookmarking: fig and rose muesli biscuits
Disliking: bills
Opening: a new book
Giggling: funny stories from the weekend
Feeling: relieved
Snacking: on gingerbread skeletons
Coveting : an overseas holiday
Wishing: I was motivated to exercise more often
Hearing: this, on repeat

Seemed like a good time to take stock! You can find Pip's blank list here if you want to take stock too. 

Have a happy week!! x

Thursday, 16 October 2014

poppy seed, lemon and raspberry muffins




Today, for the first time in a long time we had no plans. We spent the entire day at home pottering about, it was just what we needed, but it was also the perfect opportunity to get back in the kitchen and do some baking. We made this delicious chocolate cake - perfect for the school lunchboxes and then decided to make some muffins, we had had some very similar ones at a cafe recently and I had really been wanting to recreate them. These turned out just how we had remembered them, even better perhaps. 

ingredients
220 g self-raising flour
1/2 cup castor sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
3/4 cup rice bran or vegetable oil
1 tbs poppy seeds
1 lemon - rind grated + 1 tbs juice
1 cup frozen raspberries

method
Preheat oven to 175 degrees and grease or place paper cases into muffin tin. 
Mix dry ingredients - flour, sugar and poppy seeds. 
Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl - milk, egg, oil. Whisk lightly. 
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in liquid. 
Add lemon juice and rind. Mix lightly to just combine. 
Fold raspberries in gently. 
Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin and bake for 20 mins or until golden. 
Allow to cool on a wire rack. 

Serve warm with a nice cup of tea and freeze remaining for another (if they make it that far..)


Friday, 10 October 2014

ten on ten / october











Ten photos, over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. Gratitude for the simplest moments of our day captured.

Oh hi! It feels like forever since I've been here. School holidays and a few stressful things going on behind the scenes have been keeping me distracted and busy. Ten on ten's always a good one to get me back here and make me stop to appreciate the little moments.

Have a super weekend! xx


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Monday, 15 September 2014

tales to tell / elk giveaway - closed




"We are by nature a curious bunch. We like to know the story behind a product. Where it is made, how it is made and what inspired the design. This collection celebrates our curiosity.  It binds our passion and inspirations into a strong range of saturated summer colours. Each element of the collection forms a chapter. We take ideas from architecture, art and the world around us and let materials influence outcomes. Each tattoo on our model’s arms has a story, the house we shot the collection in is a bold translation of the architect’s story and the prints on our garments have their own message - in short we see more than just what is on the surface. We see what lies beneath and let the stories complete the picture. Herein lies our next tale. A tale of colour, style and bold statements. "
- The Elk team x 


In collaboration with Elk, to celebrate the release of their Summer 14/15 collection 'tales to tell' - one lucky reader will win the beautiful Ryz Tote in Charcoal as well as a Simple Organic Resin necklace and bracelet in their choice of colours, pictured above. 

To enter, simply leave a comment telling me the 'tale of your best summer' in 25 words or less - no need for an essay! For extra entries you can share this giveaway via facebook/instagram/blog just leave an additional comment for each below. Also make sure you're following lemon rhodes along here. We will draw the winner one week from today on Monday the 22nd of September.

For more Elk gorgeousness you can take a look here or keep up with all the latest news here.

All the best!


Winner is Stef Collins! Congratulations! I'll be in touch shortly. 


*open to Australian residents only

Thursday, 11 September 2014

ten on ten / september










Ten photos, over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. Gratitude for the simplest moments of our day captured.

A completely boring home day (again) for ten on ten this month. 

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