Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Kids Country Road Range

Very cute new Country Road Range for kids

Simple and appropriate = stylish kids

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Night Cocktails Anyone.....

Just had to share these fab shoes

Need Help

The NSW government recently launched the Supporting You website
This website is a valuable resource for people and businesses experiencing

financial hardship and in need of advice and support.
The website acts as a portal to a wide range of information including:

Business assistance

Drought assistance

Assistance with bills and payments

Employment and job assistance

Information for apprentices and students

Information for retirees and pensioners

Support and counselling services

If you are finding the going tough at the moment, you are encouraged to

use the website or call the Connecting NSW advice line on 133 NSW (133

679) to find out what support may be available to you and your family or


Allison Priest
Rural Women?s Network Project Coordinator

Industry & Investment NSW
161 Kite Street
Locked Bag 21


T: 02 6391 3620
F: 02 6391 3650


Love listening to...

Richard Fidler
Conversation Hour

Birdsnest Huge Winter Sale

Check out the winter sale at Birdnest, Cooma.

They have a fab online shop so you can shop from anywhere

The Birdsnest girls have big dreams! We believe that the way you look can change your life and we want to bring our fabulous range of fashion labels, styling and advice to as many women as possible. The internet has made that dream possible. Our motto is for 'everything but the girl'. We can outfit you from head to toe with everything from the slimming shapewear to matching heels to the jewellery that will top it all off. Birdsnest has over 120 suppliers which allows us to bring you the most desirable and affordable names in Australian fashion and accessories including Esprit, Seafolly, JAG, Ladakh, Wish, Charlie Brown and Metalicus. We prefer not to talk about our target market in age but rather in style - we have designed this site for intelligent, resourceful and fashion conscious women. Mothers and daughters love shopping in our store together and we hope that is the same for To make shopping online an experience, we have worked hard to provide unique shopping options such as the ability to shop by colour, shop by occasion or shop by body shape. We want you to have just as much fun as coming into the store, in the comfort of your own home, so please enjoy. We are thrilled to have you browsing and shopping in our store.

They also have an online magazine put together by the gorgeous girls from Birdsnest.

Birdsnest is a very accessible shop for rural women with brands that are affordable and look great on.  They will do all they can to help you put a look together, no matter what (they understand mud and dust and children).


They now ship to Australia.

And because its still so cold here

we need this

and this

Australian Farmer of the Year Award 2010

Celebrating the professional Australian farmer

Kondinin Group and ABC Rural are proud to welcome you to the inaugural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.

The Australian Farmer of the Year Awards will celebrate the highly professional, innovative and sustainable approach of our farmers, showcasing their passion and raising the profile of the important role they play in Australia.

Promoting a positive image of Australian farmers is a shared responsibility spanning the entire agricultural industry.

Would you like to be considered for an Australian Farmer of the Year Award? Or do you know someone who deserves recognition for their contribution to Australia’s agricultural industry?

Don't be shy! Nominating yourself or someone you know for an award is a great way to contribute to the future of the industry. Click here to nominate.

Nominations close Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 2010

Using this template the Symposium streams will address;

• Trauma, anxiety, depression and suicide (policy, primary interventions, promoting recovery, preventing relapse).

• Service accessibility, delivery and networks in rural mental health

• Indigenous mental health issues, from policy to treatment delivery

• Community resilience following natural disasters

• Government policies and initiatives

• Building capacity through NGO and clinical partnerships

If Nothing Else Know This Today....

Below is article from Danielle LaPorte's website

right now:

There are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness.

Someone you haven't met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.

Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life.

Nuns in the Alps are in endless vigil, praying for the Holy Spirit to alight the hearts of all of God's children.

A farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, "nourish them."

Someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you. Someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favourite food is, and treat you to a movie. Someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you -- for free.

Something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.

The next great song is being rehearsed.

Thousands of people are in yoga classes right now intentionally sending light out from their heart chakras and wrapping it around the earth.

Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.

Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they'll be thriving like never before. They just can't see it from where they're at.

Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want -- and even more. And because that gift will be so fantastical in it's reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all "So worth the wait."

Someone has recently cracked open their joyous, genuine nature because they did the hard work of hauling years of oppression off of their psyche -- this luminous juju is floating in the ether, and is accessible to you.

Someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.

Someone is fighting the fight so that you don't have to.

Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe. Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water.

Someone is regaining their sanity. Someone is coming back from the dead. Someone is genuinely forgiving the seemingly unforgivable. Someone is curing the incurable.

You. Me. Some. One. Now.

. . . . . . .


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Media Call Out: Sunday Telegraph

A Sunday Telegraph journalist is keen to talk to a woman who did really well at school, highly intelligent, went to uni and could have pursued the high-flying career of her choice, but decided to devote her twenties and thirties to motherhood instead. Their preference is for someone fairly early on in the journey (late twenties ideal) who has young children and is not working part-time, and whose pregnancies were planned. Please contact Dana McCauley on (02) 9288 2325 or 0401 046 567.

Climate Change in Regional Art

Work on the By Joy Engleman at Aarwun Gallery

Two of our leading regional artists, Joy Engleman and Stephanie Jakovac, have painted works in the theme of 'Climate Change' and the exhibition opens on Saturday night at the Aarwun gallery, at Gold Creek, Nichols, in Canberra.


What do you have planned for lunch today?


Ava's Tea Party

I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate little Ava

Read her story here

Loving Jam & Tractors

Love the designs from Rachel Flynn.  A country mum from Mudgee who has followed her dream....

Red Tractor Designs is known for images which capture rural ‘stories’ which have been reproduced onto greeting cards and other stationery products. Rachael lives on a wool and sheep property near Mudgee with her husband Michael and their two small boys, James and Paddy. In the early days, Red Tractor Designs was run from Rachael’s home. Now it operates from premises in town, includes a wide range of products, and provides employment for four local women.  (,-mudgee)  Read an interview with her here.

(One for the Catholic girls)

If you live in the country these heartfelt designs will ring true with you.

(One for the harvesting widows and helpers)

Check out her website and online shop.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Great Bedding for Kids

I am constantly on the lookout for gorgeous bedding for my children.  I really love the bed linen from Jacob & Bonomi.

Very sweet.
Also love the gorgeous carry all bags.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ringer from the Top End

For those of you who know the smell of Gidgee and the feel of Spinifex grass under your feet, or want too, then this issue of Outback Magazine is for you

That could be my hubby on the front cover 15 years ago.
One spunky 'Ringer from the top end'.

Found Some More Gems

74 Rankin St, Forbes NSW.
Very cute little shop in Forbes, can't wait to visit.

And how cute are these kids!

Clothes are pretty gorgeous too.
Check out the website above for some cute as a button clothes for the little people in your life.

Another Forbes Business.

Those girls from Forbes certainly know their stuff.

Calling All Stylish Rural Dads

BabyBjorn is once again running their Stylish Dad competition for 2010.  How fantastic would it be to have a stylish rural dad up there in the running.

Do you know one?  Enter here

Sheep's Clothing 25% off

Gorgeous headwear for everyone - and its wool.

They also have the very cute coffee cup cozies.

Just this thing for watching the kids at their Saturday morning sport

Love the hair accessories

Check out their etsy store

If you live where its cold you will know how precious these items are for a wardrobe

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Love coming home......Love this blog

Oh wow, would we love to live here?  No question really.

This is from Sally-Anne Cottles beautiful blog

Sally-Anne also owns Cottle House in Cooma, NSW

I could live here.  Its so divine.
They offer free in store styling advice and gorgeous customer service.

Follow her blog, you will be inspired.

And dare I mention the mirrored splashbacks in her very own kitchen.
I am in awe.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Looking for a Tree Change?

Cute business for sale in Cooma, NSW.

Perfect if you are looking for a well established business

Oh, and if you need a place to live, this is pretty cute too

Just a thought.


Can't wait for witchery kids to launch
September 2010

For lovers of Vintage

For those who love vintage, and lets be honest its beautiful to look at even for those who don't you must, must, must check out Bowerbird.  They have an online store and blog.

We die


Am loving the look of

Located at Grenfell, NSW.

The ultimate rural home, gift and living boutique.

Luckily there is an online shop for those that cannot make the journey.