Monday, February 28, 2011

Colour ......

Pictures from House Beautiful!

Analogous Colour Schemes

Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create comfortable designs. You can use black, white or grey as accent colour.

I have had to use this technique as part of an assignment, oh I am having so.... much fun.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Garden rooms

I would enjoy all of them!
 Pictures from Architectural Digest

Design school was fantastic but overwhelming we are learning about colour, OMG there is so much to know and I have an assignment due in two weeks (I am thankful we have two weeks to complete it).  I hope I understand more when I read my notes and do some research.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mimi xx

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So so pretty.....

I just had to post these beautiful Occassional Chairs from Ada and Darcy.  They are so pretty and the cushions are gorgeous!  You have great taste Kellie.

I am off to my Interior Decorating class today, I can't wait.

Enjoy your day!
Mimi xx

Friday, February 18, 2011

Decks and Balconies..

 I could sit here for hours!

 Love the tree!
 So Cozy!

I have had an extremely busy week.  I started an Interior Decorating Course on Wednesday and am so excited about it.  I can't wait until next week!  It is right up my ally.

It is my Birthday on the weekend and my husband and children have asked me what I would like.  I have asked that my house sells.  Fingers crossed I get my Birthday wish!

Enjoy your weekend!
Mimi xx

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Please please read......

I received the following email last week and would like to pass it on to you.  If you could pass it on to others through your Blogs or even email it I would be truly grateful.  If we can help others combat Cancer or just use it ourselves to prevent this terrible disease. 
I wish I had known about Asparagus 15 months ago, I certainly would have been feeding it to my beautiful Mum.

Asparagus -- Who Knew?

My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style
Asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in
The morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did
This for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3
Lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell
Count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week.
Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3


Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a
Friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of
An article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer 'printed in
Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it
Here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist,
And have specialized in the relation of diet to health
For over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned of the
Discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. That asparagus
Might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on
His project. We have accumulated a number of favorable
Case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of
Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was
Completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the
Asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any
Signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of
Strenuous exercise.

Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old who
Suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After
Years of medical treatments, including radiation without
Improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months,
Examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had
Disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th
1971, he was put on the operating table where they found
Lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The
Surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On
April 5th he heard about the Asparagus therapy and
Immediately started taking it By August, x-ray pictures
Revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared..
He is back at his regular business routine.

Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of
Years with skin cancer. She finally developed different
Skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting
Specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting
on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin
Looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman
Reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her
Kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10
Operations for kidney stones, and was receiving
Government disability payments for an inoperable,
Terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of
This kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of
Material medica', edited in 1854 by a Professor at the
University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was
Used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even
Referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of
Asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!
We would have other case histories but the medical
Establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of
The records. I am therefore appealing to readers to
Spread this good news and help us to gather a large
Number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical
Skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy..

For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before
Using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as
Fresh. I have corresponded with the two leading canners
Of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that
These brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.
Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to
Make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the
Patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and
Evening. Patients usually show some improvement in from
2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a
Cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on
Present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do
No harm and may be needed in some cases.
 As a biochemist
I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can
Prevent.' Based on this theory, my wife and I have been
Using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We
Take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste
With breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my
Wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a
Practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our
Regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a
Medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional
Approach to health, showed substantial improvements in
all categories over the last one, and we can attribute
these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink.

As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all
aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures.. As a
result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better
with the latest theories about cancer.

Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called
histones, which are believed to be active in controlling
cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can
be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth
normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and
in acting as a general body tonic. In any event,
regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a
harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from
using it and it may do you much good. It has been
reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that
asparagus is the highest tested food containing
glutathione, which is considered one of the body's most
potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The perfect holiday!

I would like to share with you pictures of our lovely holiday we had in December/January.

Steve and I are originally from Melbourne and every year we venture down to for 2 weeks, but this year we decided to go for a lot longer and do a bit more than we usually do. We were originally going to drive but we were able to get cheap tickets with Qantas. We are thankful we chose to fly as we would have been cut off by floods everywhere.
I won't bore you with too much of the trip but I wanted to share with you our beautiful Daylesford experience. Over a year ago I came across this beautiful house called "Comma"  I have always wanted to visit Daylesford but have always run out of time. Not this time I got my wish, we stayed at Comma for 2 nights (I could live there). We did so much in two days; one of my special moments was visiting the Hepburn Springs Bathhouse. We paid $75.00 for the family to use the communal pool, we stayed for ages it was so calming. Of course my naughty boys went into the "Members only" part of the Bathhouse and had a fantastic time. We also went to this gorgeous town called Kyneton ....great food and gorgeous shops! If you ever visit Melbourne/Victoria do try and visit Daylesford and the surrounding towns, it will stay in my memories forever!

Have a fabulous weekend!
Mimi xx
P.S. I have not blogged for over a week as I have been working extremely hard.
Next week I am going to start studying Interior Decorating! I can't wait! Hopefully I will put it to good use.

COMMA- Pictures from Comma website

Lake Daylesford

Hepburn Springs Bathhouse


The boys with their Christmas Presents, Sam with his Ipod touch and Alexander with his iphone

At Comma there is quirkiness everywhere!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The White House

Just gorgeous!


  I could see my children running around on that beautiful lawn!

and I certainly could see myself soaking in this bath tub.  Oh I do love to dream!

Mimi xx