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And the little dog laughed...

Need I say more? The images should send you straight to the site xx

Wordless Wednesday..

And the Winner is....

I am so glad that I found Louise as an artist for the website as I now she is going to build such a fabulous business with us by her side and I am also excited so many people entered our giveaway....its shows how much her artwork is admired...
But its time for the drum roll as the time has come to announce a winner, don't be upset if it is not you as I have another giveaway being announced here on my blog this Saturday and will be having ANOTHER one on my Facebook page at 250 likers...Sooo... the winner is..

Suzie Atkin from Urban Road

Amusingly enough Suzie is having a giveaway at the moment too so pop across and try your luck, she is a wonderful artist and I  am hoping she will be part of our website too (haven't asked her yet) xx

Here are some more of Louise's Butterfly's and do pop over to her Facebook Page to keep up to date with all her new designs (we are doing an editorial shoot for her regarding the site on Wednesday so I'll try and do some sneak peek shots there too)

Buzzy Bee...that's my Kiana..

It was my god daughter Kiana's Birthday Party on Sunday...the theme was yellow and black and well she was a little busy buzzy bee.. just thought I would share it with you all as her Mum, Melina did such  a fab job xx


This place holds lots of happy memories for me and is the ultimate place for coffee and a chat....stunning views and as silent as anything.. AND it is for sale (a lazy 1.7million I am told)..

We went here with our Aunt and Uncle and their two children about 6 years ago and it was a magical weekend with bush walks and games of Cowboys and Indians...Pure Bliss xx

I love me some Candy...

Well after delivery the eye candy yesterday I thought I would present a different type today.... Candy & Candy....I do love a bit of the modern stuff (despite living in a Weatherboard) and these boys do it so well....


Black Magic

Soft Hues

Rich Textures

Clean and Crisp


Candy and Candy do it all.... and you must see the images of their boats and planes on the website..them be two very lucky the dream xx

I'm grateful for bloggy mates....

Hi Friends of Down that Little Lane.  I am so honored to be spending the day with you during our Blog Swap. 

Today’s post we will share with you our picks for the Best Baby Gifts.  I just became an Auntie for the first time and my bestfriend is having a baby in September and I am planning her baby shower in July, so the timing of this blog swap is perfect. 

I like to shower my friends with gifts that are collectable, essential and personal.  I hope you enjoy my selections and that they inspire ideas the next time you are shopping for your mommy to be.  Please stop over to walkswithBella to see all of Tessa's lovely and unique baby shower gifts.
  1. BOOKS – a must have.   Every child should grow up reading the classics and surrounding themselves with the imaginative world of children’s stories.
I love to give books that I read as a child and write a note in the binding to the baby.

The puppet is the middle of this book is precious, I have very fond memories of my parents reading this to me.

Patrick and the Hungry Puppy (Finger Puppet Book)

Please Do Not Open this Book! (Bright & Early Playtime Books)

I'm a Manhattanite, but I'm originally from Texas and that is where my friends and family live.  For their babies I would get them a book to teach them all about the Big Apple.


2. Sophie the Giraffe Teether - She is a classic and babies love her! Her long neck is the perfect size for babies to wrap their little hands around and her little ears are perfect for chewing when those painful teeth start coming in. Sophie celebrated her 50th birthday this past May and she is the epitome of youth.

3.  Piggy Bank - my maiden name, Alcancia, translates into "piggy bank" in spanish.  For as long as I can remember I've collected them.  Banks are great gifts, they teach children the importance of saving at a young age and they are also a great accessory to a nursery or children's room.  




4. Blankets - wrap them in love with a homemade blanket.

chunky mini-blanket / wrap - CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR

Thank you, Tessa for inviting me to blog swap with you!! I had a lot of fun putting this post together. 
xoxo - tamra