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Archive for May, 2012

Welcome to the White House | At Home Decor

If you’ve got kids, a ‘white’ house is perhaps not the best decor solution, but it can certainly pervade to areas in your home like your bedroom, bathroom and formal lounge – if you have one!

But if you’re a decoraholic, even having kids won’t prevent you having a white home if you so desperately want one! There’s something about the crispness and lightness of ‘all-white’  decor, from the floors to ceiling boards, couches to cupboards, carpets to curtains…

What I love about an all white house is the versatility of colour. A pop of pink and candycane will make a little girls room sweet and colourful, while some Vintage prints add a whole different touch. Swap and change out with pillows on the couches, colourful vases on the shelves and a gorgeous art deco lamp on the counter.

With ‘all white’ you can be ‘all creative’! 🙂

White Lake House

White Lake House | source Aubrey Road

White Corridor Impression

White Corridor Impression | source Pinterest

White Bedroom & Fireplace
White Bedroom & Fireplace | source

White Laundry room

White Laundry Room | source

White Girly Lounge

White Girly Lounge | source

White Lounge & BookCase

White Lounge & BookCase | source Ehomee

White House French Inspired

White House French Inspired | source Delight By Design

Crisp & Clean White House

Crisp & Clean White House | source Design Love Fest

“Hope In Your Word” | Scripture Inspiration

Psalm 119 vs 81-82: “My soul faints with longing for your salvation,but I have put my hope in your word”

“I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.”

“My soul is weak from waiting for you to save me. My hope is based on your word.”

“I’m homesick—longing for your salvation;
I’m waiting for your word of hope. “

My Soul

Pretty Patios | Relax & Entertain Outdoors

For many years my family patio was used mostly in Summer – lunches out under the bouganvillea, sleeping on an old mattress in the dappled shade, decorating the overhang with lights for Christmas… since my mom re-did our patio by adding a perspex roof (bringing in the light, but not the rain) and building a braai area – we are now using it ALL year round!

A good patio that is welcoming and attractive, is a space that is great to relax in, entertain in, eat, drink & be merry in, and to think and dream in! Today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is all about Pretty Patios – whether small courtyards, or sprawling kitchen door yards, rooftop gardens or glamorous party spaces.  Decorate with revamped chairs, installations on the walls, pot plants, refurbished benches, vintage pieces or a birdbath. Be inspired!

In An Italian Garden

In An Italian Garden | source Tumblr

Outside the Kitchen Door

Outside the Kitchen Door | source Pinterest

An Entertainers Dream Under Lights

An Entertainers Dream Under Lights | Source Pinterest

A Party on the Deck

A Party on the Deck | source Pinterest

A Gorgeous Pink Celebration - Outdoors!

A Gorgeous Pink Celebration – Outdoors! | source here

Courtyard Patio

Courtyard Patio | source

Small Space, Great Place

Small Space, Great Place | source Casa e Jardim

Love on the Roof

Love on the Roof | source Pinterest

Chocolate Board of Yumminess! | Friday Recipe Inspiration

As it’s Friday (and it’s still cold and rather mis outsides still) – this post is dedicated to the best comfort food in the world – CHOCOLATE! Whether it’s cake, biscuits, croissants, mousse, pudding, cupcakes or plain old blocks – chocolate is still one of the best ‘little pleasures’ in the world 🙂

If you’ve got any great chocolate inspired recipes you’d like to share with the Good Girls Guide readers – please post as a comment below! Always looking for more ways to spoil  ourselves, our husbands & boyfriends and our friends 🙂 Have a super weekend everyone! God bless x

Chocolate Board of Yumminess!

all photos from Pinterest.