Lots going on here. I mentioned in my last post that the lovely Heidi at Adelaide Villa had sent me some Intaglios. I have had them framed into two lots and have put them in the entrance hall here at The Farmhouse. They look amazing and everyone comments on them. Look. The entrance hall is very light so the dark colour and the heavier frame look great.
|Framed Intaglios With Added Lead Light Reflection|
Sorry about the reflection - it is nowhere near that bad in real life, just a funny angle of light coming in this afternoon!
I have also recently been undertaking an extensive on-line shopping search for snow pants for me. Everyone else in the family has a pair that fit but I borrowed a pair last time that were a tiny bit short but definitely did the job. After working out that hiring a pair for a week was a similar cost to buying a pair, I went shopping. Plus I always like to be correctly attired and the thought of a pair of hire pants that, god forbid, did not match my existing jacket was just too much for my shallow self to cope with.
I have to admit that it has been one of my more challenging on-line shopping tasks as I had no idea what to look for. After some extensive on-line research I bought one pair...and they were way too big. So big in fact that I could have fitted myself and at least one of The Farmkids in them with me.
|Oversized Snow Pants. Cute Sausage Dog As Fashion Adviser.|
So they went winging their way back from whence they came. The next pair duly arrived and were just wrong. The shop sent the wrong colour to start with (I could have coped though as they sent black and I wanted charcoal) and they fitted in a very weird way and were incredibly uncomfortable. So they went back too.
Today I hit the snow pant jackpot. I gave in and bought a trendy teenage Roxy pair which actually fitted beautifully. I felt like I was reliving my teenage years when I was browsing the Roxy site but the pants are fabulous. They fit really nicely and aren't too heavy as I would rather the option to layer if I get cold than get too hot. Plus the Roxy site had lots of cute stuff for Farmgirl.....
See - the baby bear's porridge snow pant equivalent - just right.
|Beware Of All Enterprises That Require New Clothes.|
I am excited. My ski jacket is quite a bright pink and overall my "snow look" seems to be a little like I am channelling a giant pink and grey galah. I will look OK until I start to ski and then any chance I have of looking even a bit put together will go straight out the window.... My skiing ability will not live up to my pants I am afraid.
|Ski Jacket - Bought From Century 21 In NYC So Ridiculously Cheap|
There is also a little excitement here as the quarters renovation/rebuild is almost finished Not quite ready for the big reveal yet but here is a sneak peak of some of the finished bits.
|New Side Verandah|
|Reclaimed Floor Boards On New Verandah Floor|
|New Steps Plus Me Being A Footwear Model And Showing Off My Battered Gum Boots.|
So there you go. Hope things are going well for you all too.