January 1, 2012

a new year.


it seems like the older i get the faster the years seem to pass me by. i know i sound like an over observant 92 year old, but you know what i'm talking about. ironic really, considering the beginning of 2011 seemed to go on for what felt like forever. the floods shocked my beautiful state and city and many were left wondering how the rest of the year would unfold. mother nature tested the strength of many communities and we were left to watch in disbelief as what appeared to be almost every country was touched by her destructive behaviour. i got through the shitty time and it reinstated the importance of being with family and friends and knowing when to stop and enjoy the simple things. i know many are still dealing with this sadness and my heart goes out to those still rebuilding their lives. 2011 also brought news of my beautiful friend's baby being born who has brought more joy than anyone could have imagined. there was a reunion in the beautiful hawaii with my even more beautiful family, the decision to no longer live by myself and to leave my little vintage abode that i'd spent the last 2 years creating. it saw my two best friends relocate to europe and even though i miss them terribly, their courage continues to inspire me everyday. i wrote to tell my nan that i would be flying to london for her 88th birthday and i bit the bullet and made the decision (after years of talking about it) to start the surface design course in sydney in 2013 and priorities were realigned with the help of my beautiful support network who continue to drive my creativity and inspire me daily. i spent the last day of 2011 opshopping, baking moustache cookies and spending the evening with some beautiful friends (a few who i hadn't seen in forever!). we swam at midnight, drank delicious ciders, posed with edible moustaches and welcomed what already appears to be a wonderful start to 2012. i haven't made any resolutions this year but rather a little to do list that i'll work through slowly. starting with an instagram a day in january. like i need any more excuses to whip out my iphone. hello 2012!



my thrifty finds.

nanna's rolling pin and chocolate shortbread moustaches.

working the mo's.

part two.

some johnson gifts to bring in the new year. thank you kimberley & melania!

today was THE most beautiful day weather wise. i slept in, did my washing and packed up a few of my belongings. tomorrow i plan to bike to breakfast with my sister, bake my nanna's date loaf and watch an old movie. life in 2012 is good.


happy new year to you all and thank you for your amazing support throughout 2011. kit and nancy wouldn't be what it is without you.

20 comments:

CanineThespian said...

Lovely pyrex bowls! Happy New Year, I hope it's a great one.

xx Nicole

Katyha said...

hoping that 2012 will be a truly wonderful year for you and that many dreams and wishes are fulfilled.

It has been wonderful finding you and keeping up with you in instagram...I feel very fortunate to have found you ;) looking forward to all your posts for this new year.

Zara said...

Oh I hope 2012 is an amazing year for you Laura.
Yum date loaf, one of my favs, especially spread thickly with butter. Does your nanna's recipe involve soaking the dates in boiling water with the bi-carb?
Most of the local oppies here are still closed, I haven't found any Johnson in so long, I can't wait to get back into it. Your plate designs are so pretty. x

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Yay for an interesting year ahead. Thanks for showing off your vintage filled life.

xx

jody said...

Happy new year gorgeous. love the shortbread mo's!

xx jody

Trudy Florence said...

Happy New Year my lovely lovely girl. I can't wait to see you in June and we will have so much to catch up on and experience together. I love you so much, you are such an amazing friend. xxxxxxx

Bayside Rose said...

Lovely post Laura! Love your pics too. xx

Sam said...

Happy New Year! Your blog is the first I've joined for 2012, and I'm loving it so far :)

Bungalowgirl said...

Happy new year to you too, your life always reads like a french movie to me. Visually beautiful in a oh so windswept and interesting way. Love those moustache bikkies by the way, Roboboy has a moustache thing too- likes to make one out of my hair and we all have a giggle. melx

Hello Vintage said...

That's not more Pyrex I see is it? Are you sure you are not starting a collection there? Lol.

The above fore-mentioned. said...

Sounds like a great new year to top off a good and bad year! I will join those commentors above in wishing you a Happy New Year!

Amanda said...

What a fantastic finish to 2011! Have a wonderful and creative 2012 :D

A Girl With Moxie said...

Happy New Year! Just found your blog via Her Library Adventures and I just love it...

Jen

http://makesomerumi.blogspot.com/

Sarah-Jayne said...

No matter where I am in 2012 I'll always be here for you baby. I'll be here to support you, chat with you, giggle with you, tell you to relax and most importantly of all love you. 2012 is going to be an amazing year for you. A year of prep and living. Living your most amazing life amongst beautiful friends and with love and support from afar and family.

I can't wait to see you and hug you my darling. I think of you every day. YOU ARE the inspiring one, you're a constant source of inspiration, ever since the day I met you.

I love you so. Happy 2012 baby xoxo

Naughty shorts! said...

hello hello gorgeous girl.
Sending you much love from our new remote digs. Pretty much unpacked now and just sorting out the studio. I have something to send to you and your sister, if you could email me your addresses that would be great. Thank you! Looks like you had a fabulous new years. Bec x

whiskerslane said...

Happy New Year Laura! I love those Mo cookies hehe. Thats exciting you will be studying in Sydney in 2013 - maybe we will meet! Do you have a delicious Brownie recipe? I was thinking how great my whoopie pies turned out & I'm sure u would know a good one :)May 2012 bring u many thrifting adventures. Love your photos. Jodie x

moose and bird said...

Happy New Year lovely lady! May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2012 x

kirst said...

love, love, love your blog and those mo cookies have inspired me. much love for 2012 xo

Mary said...

What a lovely New Year post and really inspiring...wishing you lots of happiness for an amazing 2012

Theo said...

The chocolate tasches are awesome.

Am so jelouse. I wan't friends like kimberley and melanie too - how cool are those cups and saucers.