Thursday, December 18, 2008

OH WELL!! I JUST HAD TO DO ANOTHER POST PRE CHRISTMAS!!

















I KNOW I SAID I WASNT GOING TO DO ANYMORE POSTS..BUT I THINK SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE KIND OF ADDICTIVE..AND EBAY & BLOGGING ARE TWO OF MY ADDICTIONS..!!
ANOTHER OF COURSE IS MY 3 X TIMES A WEEK ONE HOUR TENNIS WORKOUTS..BUT I STILL HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO PLAY FOR ABOUT THE LAST 5-6 WEEKS WITH MY PERSISTENT TENNIS ELBOW..SLOWLY GETTING BETTER..

I HAVE JUST BEEN SO BUSY WITH MY EBAY SELLING..I FEEL LIKE I KIND OF SHOULD SET UP CAMP AT THE POST OFFICE!! HOWEVER I AM NOT COMPLAINING..THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THINKING OF WHAT NEW & BETTER THINGS I CAN SELL NEXT YEAR..

I AM A TOTAL MAGAZINE "ADDICT"...AND BUY PRACTICALLY EVERY HOME/HOUSE DECOR MAGAZINE AVAILABLE!! I ALSO AM QUITE PARTIAL TO A GOOD COOK BOOK AS WELL....AND I THOUGHT I WOULD JUST SHARE WITH YOU TWO (2) LOVELY MAGS I BOUGHT YESTERDAY...

FIRSTLY IS THE WONDERFUL "AUSTRALIAN WOMENS WEEKLY EASY CUPCAKES BY COLOUR" COOK BOOK...I AM JUST TOTALLY IN AWE AT THE BEAUTY OF THE STYLIST'S CREATIVITY RE THE PICTURES/STYLING...

THE IMAGINATION WHICH HAS GONE INTO THE DISPLAY ITEMS HIGHLIGHTING THE CUPCAKES IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL...IMAGINATIVE..AND I ACTUALLY LOVE THAT MORE SO THAN THE CUPCAKES THEMSELVES!!
THIS IS A FANTASTIC AUSSIE BOOK FOR JUST $12.95...AND WELL WORTH A LOOK..

THE SECOND MAG I PURCHASED YESTERDAY...WAS THE JANUARY ISSUE OF AUSTRALIAN "NOTEBOOK"...

I LOVE THE COVER IN PARTICULAR...BEAUTIFUL CATH KIDSTON TYPE MATERIAL/GOODS ON THE COVER...
WITH GORGEOUS ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHS ON CREATING A NICE HOME..ETC ETC..

IT ALSO HAD A WONDERFUL ARTICLE ON THE ICONS OF THE "BEAUTY" INDUSTRY..FROM COCO CHANEL..HELENA RUBENSTEIN..ELIZABETH ARDEN..ESTEE LAUDER...
WHAT WONDERFUL/IMAGINATIVE/CREATIVE WOMEN THEY WERE..ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR TIME..AND WITH WOMEN NOT BEING AS WELL "RECOGNISED" (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN)..BACK IN THE EARLY 1900'S....VERY INTERESTING AND QUITE INSPIRING READING..

OKAY..JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THESE LITTLE BITS WITH YOU ALL..
AGAIN THANKS TO EVERY ONE OF YOU LOVELY LADIES FOR PUTTING UP WITH MY LIMITED BLOGGING ABILITY!! (PS..I MAY ACTUALLY HAVE A WRONG PHOTO TO START WITH IN THIS BLOG..AS I GET CONFUSED RE THE PICTURES UNLESS I HAVE LISTED SOMETHING ON EBAY...A LONG STORY!!)...

I HAVE JUST LOOKED AT MY BLOG..AND SORRY I HAVE INCLUDED SOME PHOTOS SEVERAL TIMES...OOOPS!! I DONT KNOW HOW TO DELETE THEM..SO SORRY ABOUT THAT..SO JUST ENJOY THEM TWICE!!

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A LOVELY CHRISTMAS...(I AM HAVING ABOUT 10 FOR XMAS EVE DINNER)..SO GETTING READY FOR ALL THAT STARTING TOMORROW...OF COURSE AFTER I HAVE HAD MY HAIR DONE!! WELL I HAVE TO LOOK GOOD FOR MY TRIP TO JAPAN!

AND SHALL BE PACKING AND CLEANING THE HOUSE CHRISTMAS DAY..AND THEN OFF ON BOXING DAY..

SO I SHALL GET MY SON TO HELP ME LIST SOME BLOGS FROM JAPAN...SHOULD BE VERY INTERESTING...I JUST CANNOT WAIT TO GET TO SEE A CATH KIDSTON STORE IN SITUE!!!!

SO KEEP LOOKING...YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MAY SEE!!

XX ANDREA

9 comments:

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Andrea,
Way to go GIRL, another great posting, love the Notebook mag, going to have to go & buy that one!! Want to wish you & your family a GREAT Christmas, ENJOY your trip to Japan, (Soooooooo want to see the Cath Kidston shop) lucky lucky Lady, & looking forward to your posts from over there! Oh by the way, Dylans Teacher just loved the Cath Kidston I bought from you, (yep I gave it to her) so thank you again.
Hear from you soon
Lyn xoxox

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I bought a mag subscription of notebook for my Sister for christmas!!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YAH GIRL

LYN XOXOX

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Andrea,
Firstly, I love your wrapping paper and ribbon for Christmas - it looks very co-ordinated. I hope your elbow situation improves and that you can haver a fabulous trip to Japan.
Merry Christmas,
Kerryanne

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Andrea
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas, I hope you have a fantastic time in Japan, how exciting for you!!

Yes I would love to meet you oneday, we tried to get into Felmington market for this Sunday, but couldn't

Loved your mags!!

Cottage Rose said...

Andrea
You have a fantastic time in Japan, I know it will knock your socks off. We are going to NZ for 3weeks so I`ll catch up with your Japan posts when I get back. I want to see lots of pictures.
I do like that cupcake book, it would make a great stocking filler present too.
Merry Christmas and enjoy!
Rose

MelsRosePlace said...

Oooh am loving all those images, saw the notebook and was going to buy but controlled myself as like you i have way too many mags and books but cant seem to resist them most of the time. by now you are probably in Japan, eat lots of yummy Japanese food wont you! And Merry Xmas , Mel xxx

Molly's Mellow Moments said...

Thanks Andrea for paying me a visit in Olde England.
Your photo's are just so divine....the cupcakes..oooh my! The violet ones are just adorable!!

So Christmas in Japan?!- How wonderful...how exotic!
You enjoy one anothers company, and I shall pay you a return visit to hear of your progress!
All the very best, and do come and visit Molly#'s Mellow Moments again (where I shall have to pay homage to our three sons next time!).
Molly x

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Hi Andrea, i hope you had a lovely Christmas and a fantastic and safe trip to Japan! I can imagine how happy that will make your son!!
Hope to hear more from you soon, until then,kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage