Monday, December 3, 2012

christmas is just around the corner

i'm getting very excited about going home in a few weeks.
there's nothing like a family Christmas.
and i know that in exactly three weeks i'll be with musketeer one enjoying Christmas Eve carols.
(our new Christmas tradition).

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

gallery date

last week my mini sister was came over for a visit.
we admired the AMAZING exhibition picasso to warhol at the gallery, enjoyed quiet breakfast dates, had a sibling catch up with ben (+ co), went running together, relaxed in the sun, explored the city and laughed until i sides hurt.
can't wait for more adventures soon darling.

Monday, November 19, 2012

things that make me smile on a monday

talking to my best friend for the first time in weeks.
movember week 3.
walking home in the sunshine.
big hugs from my little sister (even if they were good-bye ones).
a dark cherry ripe bar for 84 cents.

Monday, November 12, 2012


there is an ethereal quality in the work by conceptual artist rune guneriussen.
a mixture of installation and photography.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

outside the box

how wildly inventive is this cookie cup idea!

instagram grab

so maybe i have inherited a little bit of a green thumb from my mumma's side of the family...
my little herb garden is thriving!
it's so wonderful to have fresh herbs with nearly every meal i make.

my brother ben (right) did so great at the mini triathlon this past weekend.
he got 9th which i think is SUPER impressive considering the competition.
second cousin jayden (left) did even better coming in 6th.
i hope i don't let the bosveld name down since i plan on entering the next one.
top 3 women is my goal – just finishing is more realistic.

spent a fantastic sunny long weekend down in mylup with some great new friends a little while ago.
the gorgeous klazine and i made some seriously impressive sandcastles/sand birthday cakes.

the most adorable little dress for the new princess lara.
i cannot wait to meet her at the end of the year.

love spending saturday morning at the local markets.
we cycle there, eat huge delicious breakfasts, stuff our backpacks with fresh veggies, eggs, bread or flowers and then cycle home.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

recipe drawing love

totally diggin' these cute recipe illustations by kate sutton.
her style is just gorgeous!
it's made it to the top of my inspiration-of-the-week list.

Monday, October 29, 2012

i love scarves

i'm currently rocking a fluoro pink one most of the time.
i don't know why, but i'm happiest with a swathe of fabric around my neck.
preferably big, light and bright.

links //  hex mofit scarf // indigo neckerchief // mountain print scarf // galaxy circle scarf

Saturday, October 20, 2012

dear musketeer tote bag giveaway

coming to my dear musketeer etsy shop next week are these gorgeous bright tote bags.
i use my yellow heart one nearly everyday.
they are a perfect shopping bag, lunch bag, got-too-much-in-my-handbag-need-an-extra-bag bag.
(measuring 36cm by 34cm with a 6cm gusset and made from 100% natural cotton canvas)

here's your chance to win one!

to enter:
1 // you must be a follower of dear musketeer.
2 // leave a comment on this post letting me know which one you'd like to win.

it's that easy!
the winner will be drawn at random thursday 25 october.

yay bronya! you're the winner!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

into my window

so it's an aimee claire and dear musketeer thing again.
the darling aimee photographed my apartment for her into my window page on her new blog.
i love the way she's captured it.
thank you aimee!
check out the full post here.

photos by aimee claire

Monday, October 15, 2012

best healthy dessert

i've never been an ice cream fan...
but this is just so creamy and fresh and best of all – super simple.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

beauty is

just a beautiful thought to start the week... link

Thursday, October 11, 2012


links // clock // logo // ornaments // free printable // ring // architecture // terrarium

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

oh i do

a sweet little diy i stumbled on... link

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


lately my eye keeps being drawn to the simplicity and sophistication of black and white packaging.
links  // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

random collection

right now i'm liking: gorgeous daisies from a darling friend when i was sick // i love the joy and colour in this print // how much would you LOVE to camping here // inspired by this painting with stunning texture // iphone case envy again

Sunday, September 23, 2012

elizabeth handmade market

new logo i designed for the elizabeth handmade market my amazing sister co-ordinates.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

kerning and alignment

made me smile.
(nerdy designer humour)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

heart backpack

very much in like with this gorgeous backpack.
never felt the need to shop for a backpack until i bought a pushy…
and it's not a basket wearing kind of bike, so a backpack it shall be.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

favourite places

darren meader captures the essence of a place with his beautiful watercolours.
two of my favourite spots – launceston (my real home) and venice (holiday heaven).

Monday, September 10, 2012

cross stitch

oh hello again!
(i'm back from work overload and a stupid knocked-me-out flu).
how lovely is this cross stitch wall mural by dutch designer eline pellinkhof.
such a simple and beautiful idea.
my big sis will LOVE this.
(check out the rest of eline's lovely home while you're at it.)

Friday, August 31, 2012

instagram grab

hello friends!
sorry for my absence lately.
my life has been insanely busy with work, work and more work.
glad to have finished the first draft of a huge project so i can get a bit of balance back into my life.
so thanks to the fortune cookie (left over from a networking event) with a timely message.

before work consumed my life this last few weeks, I got to spend time with my darling brother who was in the state for a little visit.
we finally opened a bottle of (rather expensive) wine we bought years ago.
so wonderful to catch up in person again.
love that kid!

enjoying beautiful yellow flowers that brightened my apartment for over three weeks.
that's value for money.

love my new instax mini and washi tape display.
washi tape is my new favourite for everything.

...and finally, there is nothing like a cup of herbal tea at bedtime.

have a wonderful weekend all.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


polka dots are so much fun.
links // garland // tray // outfit // rug // wall // type // my fav shirt

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

i want to ride my bicycle

hooray for my new bike!
(about time).
a bit of an impulse buy last saturday.
now i can ride to work, ride to the markets on the weekend, and explore this wonderful city more.
it's all happily shiny and new at my front door, waiting to go for a spin... if it would stop raining on the first day i get a chance to ride it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

outdoor loving

it feels wonderful to have a hint of warmer weather in the air!
dreaming of summer time and outdoor living again.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

anatomy of a perfect lunch

one of the perks of working in northbridge is the great food choices at lunch.
i'm letting you in on a big secret here... 
the best "sandwich" i've ever had is from the italian grocer the re store.
full of fresh goodness you choose yourself.
(they always freshly shave my prosciutto for me too!)
mouthwatering goodness for less than 10 bucks.
get there perth people!

Monday, August 6, 2012

random collection

monday always turns into a haphazard day for me.
so just a little random assortment of what i'm liking right now:
old minis: forever classic // any and all aesop products // unexpected details: floral lined envelopes // fun design: a rocket espresso cup // forgotten instax mini pics i found cleaning up.

seriously monday, you're never going to be my favourite.
bring on tuesday.
tuesday is generally a pretty good day.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

etsy find: grace design

i love beautiful craftsmanship combined with wonderful prints and design.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

a bit of sunshine

my bedroom seems to be slowly filling up with bright pops of yellow.
such a happy colour to wake up to.
and it makes my winter a little brighter.

Monday, July 30, 2012

monday amusement

maybe i have a strange sense of humor but every time i see this it makes me laugh.

(speaking of lego check this bridge out)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

melanie's little joy list

1. making the right menu decision when trying out a restaurant for the first time 
2. finding out something is cheaper than you thought it was
3. the most perfectly ripe peach 
4. lazy saturdays 
5. fireworks 
6. watching parks and recreation 
7. good mail days 
8. soft serve ice cream cones
9. seeing my baby's face light up when he sees me 
10. target

thank you to the lovely melanie from one of my favourite blogs you are my fave for sharing.
check out her blog for a visual feast.
photo link.

Monday, July 23, 2012

buy or diy: heart elbow patches

buy // diy

new little princesses

a few cute girly birth announcement cards i created a little while ago.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

statement walls

how beautiful are bold statement walls!
links // mosaic tiles image // mosaic tiles buy // polka dot wall // map wall

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

my reading list 4: kids books

one of the best 'jobs' is being an aunty.
snuggling up on the couch with little people and reading a great book is always fun.
my picks above.
(links from amazon)

anyone have any great favourites to share?

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