Monday, November 23, 2009

Of changes and growth...

So... if you happen to have been paying attention, you might have clued on that my 'weird life stuff' has involved a change of location. Yup, I've moved house, and now I'm living in a flat of my own in Flemington. It's been a difficult time... but I'm optimistic for the future.

It's definitely been good distraction going through the whole 'settling in' phase and setting up my new place. I'm feeling super lucky to have found myself a cute little flat with lots of natural light, and have kept myself busy making it into the home I've always wanted. I've never lived on my own before, so there's all those things I've always dreamt about doing that I can finally do. Needless to say the place looks pretty girly :)

I'll take some more pictures soon once I've done a bit more decorating, but meanwhile I'll show you some pics of my new windowsill garden!

window boxes in my kitchen
Little herby seedlings growing on my windowsill (yes that is rain! OMG)

I got super excited last weekend when I stumbled across Box My Garden at the Flemington market last weekend. Ray and Marge are the very lovely owners and their speciality is garden boxes of all sizes which they make themselves in Geelong! I fell in love with their little window box sized ones and promtly ordered two. They are gorgeous!

window boxes
Australian Cypress window box by Box My Garden - oregano and rosemary (will they fight?)

window boxes
Australian Cypress window box by Box My Garden - mmmm parsley

And I couldn't write a post about plants without mentioning the little tomato plant that Lou dug up from her garden! She said she has seedlings popping up all over the place so Teegs, Bee and I each got a tomato plant (mystery variety) and some basil. Thanks Lou!

little tomato plant from Lou
Little mystery tomato plant from Lou

20 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Great plants! Love your space...so much light indeed!

mrs boo rad

Kate said...

Great little plant boxes! Enjoy having your own space, it is something I quite miss being able to do what I want with where I love.

Jhoanna said...

Change can be a good thing :-) Hope the settling-in continues to go well and you enjoy setting up your place exactly the way you want to. I love your boxed plants - thanks for the link to Box My Garden. Might bump into you at the local grocery store :-)

Nicky said...

All the best for this new stage in your life. Natural light makes all the different to a space, and will be fantastic for growing those beautiful plants. Love the little peg bag. : )

ren said...

Oh they look great!!

Have fun with your settling in :)

Crafty Cripple said...

Having green things to look at in your home every day will be so exciting, especially when you get to harvest.

Good luck in your new home, living on your own for the first time can be scary but at the same time liberating and exhilarating too.

Kaija said...

Oh Lara, something must be in the air (atmosphere? I'm sure I've never had a breath of Australian air). I too am living on my own for the first time ever, growing and changing. My plants are dying, though. That means you're doing brilliantly, I guess. All this new weird stuff is fascinating and wonderful at best. Having a home where I can do whatever I want is pretty awesome, I'd say!

Best of luck with everything. Keep those plants alive and growing, and treat yourself with love too.

Little Mary Moo said...

Your place looks so sweet. Sounds like growing your little plants has been good for your soul. Wishing you peaceful times ahead.

rabbit and the duck said...

I love your little window boxes. It's the small things that matter when you are going through a time like this, so take each day as it comes and make sure you do lots of little things for yourself : )

accordingtojane said...

Hope you have a happy time settling into your new home - change is tricky, I'm learning to love having my own space at the moment too. The new flat looks gorgeous though (the light! you lucky thing!) and those boxes are just amazingly cool - what a great business they have going! :)

dani said...

I've been following your blog since the start in 2005......I had a look over it last night when i read your latest post. I, along with millions of others have followed your journey, the highs and the lows...You have come so far in the last few years. Life throws out tough challenges sometimes. Hope your OK.

Anonymous said...

Strange to read this post. Hope you'll be happier.

schorlem├Ądchen said...

it already looks like a very nice cute space...
enjoy your new own little home...and it is all about light...: )

Angela said...

Such a beautiful space, just from the pictures it seems so perfect!! I really wish I could do the garden boxes, they all look awesome :) Enjoy your new lovely flat!!!

mizu designs said...

How lovely - living on your own can give you great insight into your strengths and internal resilience. And here I was thinking you were going to announce a pregnancy... Forgive my thoughts - there are so many many pregnant women in Melb at the moment.

Nikki said...

It can be a tough journey sometimes, can't it? I hope you settle in to a wonderful new stage in life and enjoy your new space.

Lara said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely & supportive comments. You're all very sweet :)

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Heather Moore said...

Your new place is lovely - looks like a great place to be. And most impressed with the planty stuff too.

Anonymous said...

love your flat...
really enjoy seeing your blog..