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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Confessions of a bad blogger

Just a note to let you know I have not...

really packed my bags and disappeared....

or drafted away...

I have been really,really busy, chained to my desk and a building site
working really hard...

So I have to Confess by the end of the day my blogging MoJo has left me and I have become a reclusive Blogger...

so these flowers are for you, thank you for spotting by

save a spot on the lounge for me ~ I would love to hear all your news!

I will return soon, with my MoJo

xox Cate

Friday, April 9, 2010

the worlds worst Gardener !

I like simple & elegant

As the worlds worst Gardener, yes I killed my green thumb years ago...I have been asked to design the garden for one of my building design projects...even though I find this a greater challenge (house design is so much easier) I love that they have enough trust in me to design a beautiful garden ....

have a wonderful weekend ...I'm off to find my Australian Garden Index Book

oxo Cate

1. & 2. unfortunately I do not know were these beautiful photos have come from. If you do I would love to link them to the artist...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

i 'am back

I hope you have had a wonderful Easter Break and didn't follow my example and EAT yourself Fat with chocolate....yumm

I have been enjoying beach life recharging, eating and relaxing long walks on the beach with my beautiful family and a crazy dog...

While we were away, the decision was made... it's time to rebuild our beautiful but very old beach house. She is about 40 years old and even though she has had a few nip and tucks over the years, its time. Queensland Beach houses of this generation were built out of shamphor board ( concrete board - i think the spelling is write?) and a wonky ruler, she is well passed the renovating stage... I actually love the floor plan and the beachy vibe so I intend to keep all her charm just newer with less dust.

as you would expect I have a file this (deep) full of ideas and ideas...I cannot wait to get started...
oxo Cate

1. crazy bunny 2. flicker 3. four seasons maldives 4.molly frey(love this!)

Friday, March 19, 2010

french kitchen..coming soon...

work! work! work!...lucky I LOVE my job otherwise the stress could get to me...this is one of my projects I am working on. This Home is all French Country and I cannot wait to see it the meantime...

This is the Kitchen...(well the space anyway) butlers pantry thought the right door and laundry

to the left....

the stair feature...( I had to work hard to get this feature, the builder had a very different idea...I am wrapped I won..and so are my clients...he! he!)

hidden under all the pink sheets is a beautiful bathroom cabinet French/Hampton's inspired...all the bench tops and mirrors have arrived on site and the tiler starts today...yeah!!!

and it looks like we finally have some sunshine for the weekend - time to get the kids outside and enjoy it..oxo Cate

Thursday, March 18, 2010

new coverplates...

I never thought I would ever blog about power points but I have to share this clever ideas from HPM. I would normally just paint over the coverplate when I paint a feature wall but HPM have gone one better and designed the Linea range of rainbow-hued switches and power points.

in my world this is a great idea...oxo Cate

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

time for a tour....

time to trade your Manolo Blahniks for Gumboots...please be careful walking the plank ...

this will be the Main staircase taking you from the basement up into the Living areas (level 1) and then to the Bedrooms ( level 2)

this staircase is for the tradesman aka husband, kids, dirt, surfboards, dirt and a like...
~ this way...

and here we have the 'secret staircase' which once finish will be hidden behind a secret panel in Mr LSH's Study. This will lead down to the 'man room' of a wine cellar, gym and grub room.

There has been 250 tons of concrete and 100 tons of steel to get our dream this far and yes I am Loving every minute of it. The Kids were skateboarding in the basement on Sunday while I daydreamed over the interiors and my Husband hosed...He loves hosing and was quite pleased with himself about being able to clean/hose for the first time...

this concludes my staircase tour... please join me for refreshment aka champagne or coffee

up on the top deck...

oxo Cate

Friday, March 5, 2010

i am going out to buy a Jeep this weekend




well the plan was to do my Friday post about my concrete stairs being installed in my new house but I think that can wait until Monday now..... dustjacket attic totally destracted me with the most gorgeous post on Eric Bana... OH and a model..Gisele Bundchen.he! he! she's GORGEOUS TOO!

how can you not Swoon over these fab pictures...
you too can look this cool..its simple

1. buy a Jeep must be dark green ( British racing green ~ Mr LSH tells me) & Bio-Diesel remember to be kind to our planet...

2. leg extension ( extra long)

3. spray tan

4. hair extensions

5. last ~ but by no means lest a bit of 'tweaking' by plastic surgeon

have a weekend full of smiles...oxo Cate Bundchen the 2nd

you can go to dustjacketattic for more.... c u there

Thursday, March 4, 2010

...and cappuccino for everyone

Can you believe its still raining...the funny thing about Queensland rain is that it doesn't get cold so even though it is pouring outside you really don't need to rug up...
...thank you... for my 'get well soons'... I am sure it is helping. I want to take you all for Coffee when I get better and am germ free....oxo Cate

1.2.3.rivier maison

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

..and a box of tissues

if you are looking for me....I am here wrapped up in my favourite blanket with a hot cup of Tea, watching chic flicks by the fire, oh and by the way I have a cold :( Its the wet season in Queensland so it hasn't stopped wonderful husband has been looking after the kids and doing the school ran, he even made dinner and washed up last night...anyway...I'm going back to my movie, the sofa and my box of tissues...
oxo Cate a-choo !!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cake Personality

If all of these 8 Cakes were sitting in front of you, which 1 would you choose ( sorry you can only choose 1 !)

1. Brownies
2. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing
3. Angle Tea Cake
4. Ice Cream
5. Carrot Cake
6. Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing
7. Strawberry Short Cake
8. Lemon Meringue Pie cheating make your choice !!!!

~ you have made your choice this is what the researchers have to say about you...

1. Brownies ~ You are adventurous, love new ideas and are a champion for the underdog, a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humour and direction. You tend to be very loyal.

2. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing ~ Sexy, aways ready to give and receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

3. Angle Tea Cake ~ Sweet, loving and cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

4. Ice Cream ~ You like sports, whether it be netball, football, basketball or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports too. You don't like to give up the remote control. You can be a little self centered and high maintenance.

5. Carrot Cake ~ You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends. You are meant to lead and teach others. A wonderful role model.

6. Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing ~ Fun Loving, sassy, humorous. Not very grounded, can be very indecisive at times and a practical joker. Everyone enjoys being around you. Other should be cautious in making you mad. Once a friend, you are a friend for life.

7. Strawberry short Cake ~ Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can be very emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like to do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.

8. Lemon Meringue Pie ~ Smooth, sexy and articulate with your hands, you are an excellent caregiver and good teacher, don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time! A bit of a Diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others and have many friends.

would you like a cup of Tea with your cake....

oxo Cate yum... I might need a 2nd slice..please !!!

1. edward howe 2. provincial french chair 3.tim walker 4.the ice parlor 5.not sure 6. sherrill canet 7.dream house 8. vera wang

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

....its off to work I go !!!

sometimes I feel like one of the 7 dwarfs i ho i ho i ho its off to work i life is never dull !

( actually I am to tall to be a dwarf...) but I love diamonds so I wonder if that counts...

oxo Cate

Friday, February 19, 2010

going coastal for the weekend...

wake-up here ..X.. (about lunch time !)


time for a little sun ..X..

afternoon nap ..X..

long soak (with glass, no bottle of Champagne ~ it is the weekend after all)

I wish !....enjoy your weekend were ever you are...oxo Cate
1.veranda 2.home books4.home beautiful5.leibowitz & mclachlan

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The week after Valentines Day

OMG..totally Pig-Out Valentines Days...I blame my Family (the darlings) because they know how much I love Guylian Chocolates YUM !!

so now I will be getting up extra early, jogging that little bit further, working extra hard...moving all that chocolate of my butt....

or maybe not....oxo Cate oink oink :0

1) chocolate reveiws 2) fricka 3) rubie press

Friday, February 12, 2010

perfect harmony...

I hope you are spending your weekend here....oxo Cate

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

discover then create




do with these beautiful doors??

My mind is racing with ideas... I found these treasures at

oxo Cate

Saturday, February 6, 2010

the new white kitchen

I have become completely absolutely obsessed with these Fabulous Duck Egg Blue Kitchens...I was thinking my shabby but chic beach house was in need of a make-over but know I have decide maybe a complete renovate is in order, starting with a coastal duck egg inspired kitchen. In the mean time a girl will have to dreaming....
oxo Cate quack quack

1. veranda 2. plain english kitchen via vt interiors3.markwilkinson via vt interiors 4.altanta homes mag 5.beautiful homes 6.via dasiy pink cupcake & home