Sunday, September 29, 2013

Shady Palms Cafe

Yum! We are two of Brisbane's fussiest breakfast gourmands going and so many cafes we've been to latley have just missed the mark - not this one. After a 18km ride on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (we went in the AMs but it was stil so hot) we were pretty hungry - eat the arse out of a low flying duck kind of hungry. For some reason the Shady Palms Cafe popped into my mind so I Googled it and we stopped in on the way home. 

We were after lunch, but it was only 11am so the breakfast menu was still on order - fear not hungry brunchers - the Shady Palms has your needs covered - in chimichurri sauce. We ordered the  pulled pork soft tacos with chimmichurri and the arepas. It was seriously good, it was delicious, I will go there again, you need to go there. Unfortunately today a very dead possum was festering away in the 30 degree heat nearby and wafts of putrefying mammal came in and out with the breeze - but even this didn't put me off.

I didn't have a camera and felt like too much of an arse-hat to instagram my brunch so I have borrowed some other clever peeps' pics for this post - link to the original source from the image.

The tacos ... oh yum!
Love this table from recycled timber - we are so making one too (The Street Photographer)
Shady Palms ... thanks Miss Foodie

Monday, September 23, 2013

facebook me ... giveaway time

It's giveaway time again ... it's super easy. Just like my facebook page, or if you already do read about the other ways you can win here ... Thank you lovelies.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I can't give it away, birthday present take two

I can't part with the bunny nightlight I bought yesterday, so I took myself along to Ipswich Road for some op-shopping and some handmade goodness. I found a lovely shop I've not seen before 'Betty's Shop' - I scored a cute Japanese miso plate/bowl set for only ten dollars. Then I went bit ape shit in Handmade Highsteet and bought some presents and more things for me ... I kind of had to, they were so cute.

Oops, left the price tag on ... 

vintage postcards ... my next post will show you what these have become

more vintage postcards ...

The next edition ... will make for a good Sunday arvo read

Some for me, some for the birthday girl 

I have one of these in green ... love it

Saturday, September 21, 2013

shopping south side style

It has turned out to be another cracking September day in Brisbane today so we started this fine Saturday with a ride to Wooloongabba for a Pearl breakfast and a spot of shopping at Absolutely Fabulous. I bought this cute as bunny nightlight as a gift for a friend's birthday, then I decided I couldn't part with it so I had to take myself off for some handmade shopping at lunch!  

Cute set of Japanese tin badges ...

Cutest nightlight ever...

it does say 'click' BTW ...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

like me, like you ... giveaway

It's time for a giveaway and time to boost my Idiotbook page numbers ... I need you to help me. For more info click here and like yourself silly.

pick a clutch, any clutch ...

I need a new vessel to carry my coinage and general purse stuff. At the moment I have a cheap, orange one that was made in China. It was an emergency one I bought in a hurry. Ugh, I hate it and I like to wear/tote handmade where I can ... so I've decided a Sybella clutch is the way to go. My rewards cards seem to be breeding so I'll need to pop a little card wallet inside ... but more importantly what clutch do I pick? thoughts.

Monday, September 9, 2013

You say tomato, I say ...

I have been growing some veggies in pots and my Tai Pinks are ready to roll ... they're very pretty. You can buy heaps of cool seeds on eBay, you should check it out!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Packing up some brooches - destination USA

It's fun wrapping and packing my Etsy and Made It sales, I always love to see where they're going. My last sale (some brooches) is off to the US of A. I added a little extra in there as she bought three brooches and it's nice to get a surprise in the mail. I love getting mail.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Collage, you're doing it wrong

I want to buy a nice print, I typed in 'collage' to Etsy. Ugh, the amount of crap I had to sift through to find some actual art. Etsy seems to be flooded by sellers who think that putting a digitally printed elephant onto a book page is collage - it's not, and your art is just one of millions (of bad) items that are getting all up in my Etsy grills. Why can't people be original? Do Etsy 'beige' sellers shit you too?

People shit me. I did find some nice collage, it's cool and it's actually original art (I hope) in order they are; ARTintersect, dadadreams and Hagarastuff.

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