If you’re a music fan, you’ll recognise the title of today’s post as the opening line of Simon and Garfunkel’s The 59th Street Bridge Song. Really though, time is going way too fast, and it doesn’t seem to matter how organised I am, there are simply not enough hours in the day. Age old cry, I know, but right now I really could do with just one 168 hour days (not a random number, that’s actually how many hours there are in a week). Before I know it, it’s Monday again. Continue reading
Month: March 2015
A Little Piece of History in Every Home: Tupperware turns 69
This is not a sponsored post. I just love Tupperware.
Fact: I have been a Tupperware demonstrator, twice. I would do it again too if I could carry/wheel the products to a demonstration. I was not quite 19 when I went to my first Tupperware demonstration, and not long after was when I became a demonstrator. It’s the only Plastic Fantastic I have, that I will always love, and to be honest, I love it so much I could sell it underwater with a mouthful of marbles! Continue reading
What to Wear Wednesday #6
Better late than never, right? This week’s What to Wear Wednesday styled outfit is late out of the gates due to extenuating circumstances but I couldn’t not deliver. My sincere apologies for the tardiness.
At TAFE, Wednesday is all about learning how to manage your business finances so of course my head is in a spin trying to absorb all that is taught to us. It also made me think about what I’d wear to an all-important finance meeting. I thought I’d go for strong yet feminine: dark blues with hints of pastel pink and pastel blue. Continue reading
Help a girl out?
Alexie RicRac is on its way to becoming a business, and I need your help! I have to write a business plan and part of that business plan requires me to do market research. What better way to get some responses than to ask my blog followers!
If you’ve got a spare 5-10 minutes, I’d love it if you are able to complete my survey. There’s 10 questions so it shouldn’t take you too long at all. Please feel free to pass the survey on to people who you think might be interested in buying quality vintage and/or used goods.
Complete the survey here: Purchasing Patterns and Second-hand/Vintage Goods
Our Vintage Home: The Bare Bones
Almost four years ago, we were forced to move out of our stinking, mouldy granny flat type abode that adjoined a residence in the inner east of Melbourne. We moved into a late 1950s – early 1960s one bedroom apartment near the beach in inner south-east Melbourne. We loved it the minute we walked in. Last week I found some pictures that I took the day we moved in and I thought I’d share them with you.
I’m ashamed to say that I’ve not yet got my curtains hung as I had hoped to do in mid February. I need to block out some time and just get it done.
I think I want to remove the decoupage fruit on the splash back: whenever we clean the splash back they come off anyway.
Seeing my diner looking so clear of clutter is making me anxious: we have nowhere suitable to store our heaters (we have two electric heaters and the only place they fit out of the way is under the table against the wall). I just want it to be this clear again!
Our lounge room looks so small here. Would you believe me when I tell you this room is about 5.5 metres deep and about 3.5 metres wide? Sure, we have blocked off the front door to allow us to use the whole space, but this picture is quite deceiving. We’ve got three desks, two bookcases, a couch with a chaise, and a 1940s/1950s sideboard that we use as a TV cabinet.
With the addition of a small 1940s/1950s free standing wardrobe, a 1950s dresser, and two under bed storage tubs, we have sufficient storage space in the bedroom, but we’ve had to push our bed up into a corner to fit everything in. I’d love to find a bedside table like the one pictured below to match our dresser and wardrobe because the modern laminate one really doesn’t match!
Our bathroom is incredible. I really love it. I love the detail in the hexagonal floor tiling, the colour scheme of blue, green, pink, maroon, grey, and importantly the fact there is both a bath (you can see it poking out there in the bottom left underneath the toilet) and a space for a washing machine (where I stood to take the picture).
There is so much I love about our little flat but of course it has its downsides too. It’s not our forever home and while it’s an it’ll do for now job it’s also practicable and suits our tastes.
Is your place somewhere you love or an it’ll do for the time being?
What To Wear Wednesday #5
Next Tuesday is St Patrick’s Day, and this week’s What To Wear Wednesday is brought to you by the beautiful greens of the holiday celebrated by the emerald isle. St Patrick’s Day celebrates the introduction of Christianity to Ireland. I’m not sure how many people are actually aware of that though! Even though I’ve Irish blood in me (my mother’s side), I’ve never celebrated St Patrick’s Day but I do try to wear a few green things on the day. I’d love to dress head to toe this year, and boy do I wish I had these gorgeous pieces in my wardrobe.
I built this outfit around the skirt. Its yellows and greens lend itself to being able to use different shades of green all over. I have to admit I was saddened that I couldn’t find any four leaf clover items to style. Maybe next year?
Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day in any way?
The day I got my life back: Why I gave up Facebook
Facebook: Some people love it, others hate it, and then there are those who – like me – are sucked in by it but don’t know what they’re actually doing there. It was great for keeping in touch with family and friends overseas or interstate who I might not get to see so often, as well as keeping my finger on the pulse for all uni matters. And let’s not forget the fact that there is Alexie RicRac and Little Goldfish, both of which I am trying to build a social media presence for. So why then did I decide to give up Facebook? Continue reading
What to Wear Wednesday #4
Summer is officially over here in the southern hemisphere now that it’s March so that means it’s time to start thinking about layering your wardrobe and dressing a little warmer. This week, I wanted to spend my imaginary pennies at British online shop Dorothy Perkins. With the change of seasons here for the cooler, it means that all the wintry beauties from the northern hemisphere are on clearance. And, an added bonus about Dorothy Perkins is that you can buy a whole outfit for a fairly decent sum of your hard-earned cash. Continue reading
First, I promise you that this post is not about the hit American TV show Glee (I’ll admit now I am a fan though). It really is about a new direction for Alexie RicRac. It’s not so much a new direction as it is a step closer to turning this blog into the dream I have for Alexie RicRac. Today I start a new chapter in the Alexie RicRac story. Continue reading