Feb 5, 2013


There is such excitement + buzz here in the Ayling household right now. Because ... well because we have been busy planning a most amazing trip to the USA this coming June/July! We will be gone for just over 5 weeks and I am so excited to head back to a country I had so much fun in back in 2010 (see here + here). I am also excited to show Morgan off around too ;) and to see more of it than I did last time. 

On our trip, we are planning on visiting Southern California, San Fransisco, Portland, Spokane, Seattle, Chicago, New York and Charleston. Lots of plane flights and one fun old road trip too (we will be hiring a car and driving up the West Coast!) And even though we get to do a lot of traveling and see some pretty amazing places, I am even more excited about the people that I get to catch up with (and finally meet too!) I get to stay with this lady and this one and this one too! I get to catch up with her and her and her and hopefully her and maybe her. And hopefully this lady will be in town too!? Oh and so many others!!! I get to meet all the new babies and see how much growing the other little ones have done. I also get to explore New York with my Jacy girl and celebrate the fourthiest 4th with my Fairest. Oh the giddiness I feel over this little trip!

Anyway enough of me blabbing on and on... I found some pretty travel inspired images on Pinterest to ignite your own wanderlust. Specifically lust for the East coast of Australia where I hear there is the sweetest little b'n'b just awaiting it's first overseas visitors :)

image sources...
(image eleven cause that's where we are headed baby!)

Feb 2, 2013

life lately accoridng to my iphone

(and Mr A's too!)
1. I think my husband is so beautiful when he sleeps
2. The only way I eat Nutella - by the spoonful!
3. I fell in love with this mat while shopping, but I couldn't think of anywhere I could put it in our house. It's from Pillowtalk if anyone is interested
4. Testing out a few craft projects
5. It's moments like these that melt me and make me excited to see him as a dad.
6. The day I forgot to brush my hair and went around town feeling a little bit scruffy
7. My new nail colour is charming. Literally - Revlon charming.
8. New $10 shoes in my favourite colour
9. Good morning Lucy - it's a rainy, snuggly, banana pancake making and dancing in the kitchen kind of Saturday morning
10. Out on my shopping travels - loved this chair and pillow. 
11.  Bargin fabric shopping for my chair makeover
8. His + Hers. Hers - lots of little nibbles. His Almost didn't make it into the photo!

Feb 1, 2013

still here

Hi there! I'm still here, I promise. Things have just been a little bit quiet at the Ayling household lately, so I don't really have much to blog about. In fact I worked all last week AND weekend - exciting life huh! But I have been feeling such an urge to nest around here lately, starting with our living room which is the most decorated room in our house so far and my favourite room too. I love sitting in it enjoying the white fresh walls and tall cathedral-like ceilings - it's my happy place for sure :) We have a few lovely pieces which we have loving bought and made but it has taken me so long to work out what colours I want to go with that we haven't got further than that. And then I found this amazing artwork below which has inspired the look and tones I want to go with. So I put together this mood board with some pieces we already have and some wish list pieces too...

from left to right:
1. artwork - I have no idea where this came from as I just found it by a happy accident. But I'd love to credit and then buy it!!!
2. Eames rocker (already have) we got ours from replica furniture.com
3. 'Lappljung Ruta' throw cushion - Ikea (only $12!!!)
4. Jacob Floor lamp (we already have) - Beacon Lighting
5. Linen and gold throw cushion - by me longings on etsy
7. Gumball Ottoman from Kush Living
8. Curio + Curio orange parrot cushion from Crate Expectations
9. White storage basket (sorry I forget where I found this image)
10. Grey Lounge - Hilton Lounge from Freedom in esquire pewter. We won't be getting a new lounge this time around, but we will be covering our existing lounge in a fabric similar to this - yay!
11. I also forget where I found this image but it is inspiration for my feature chair re upholstery project (chair shown in this post)
12. I also forget where I got this image from, but colour inspiration for throw cushions

Now I have some direction and a mood board to keep coming back to, I am excited to really see this room take shape and become a little more styled. I promise to record our progress here too :)