Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday Finds

It's not very often that I feel like a little retail therapy.  In fact hardly at all because I find shops slightly overwhelming with all their activity and 'buzziness' (if I can make up a word), and it's a nightmare taking kids shopping.  It always ends up being a few hours of 'grrrrr' and afterwards I remember why I do a lot of shopping online. was good to get out for a change!  Hubby had a couple of shearing jobs so off we went.

An hours drive later and we arrived.

As you can see I went to The Body Shop.  Hadn't been there for ages but it was my main motivation in going.  I needed makeup remover and I desperately wanted a moisturising treatment for my hair, since I go swimming every second day, and I have what my husband calls 'Spook' hair.

This is Spook.
Yes, he's a kelpie.  He belongs to my in-laws and he is old and beautiful and looks like a grizzly bear...and he has really course thick fur. hair isn't quite as scruffy as his, but my husband seems to think so.  Hence the nick name 'Spook hair'. 
So I bought these...
Very much looking forward to whacking the rainforest on my head and sitting and letting it work it's magic!
From the photo above you can also see that I just had to get some Coconut and Brazil Nut Shower Cream, as I haven't had this for years, literally, and they had this mini Body Butter...which I picked up the wrong one and got this Shea one, when I actually wanted the Brazil Nut.  I'm not a fan of Shea, but my Mum likes it so I will give this to her to use!  Happy Belated Birthday Extra Gifty Mum!
I also found this really cute pencil holder that I couldn't resist, and it was only $10.  Since I was sprucing up my desk space here I have been giving it a bit more thought and decided it needed a place to keep my pens.
Cute hey?!
And then pens pop out of his bottom.  See...
I found him in a shop called Typo.  It was also a necessity to buy yet more stationery because I go through it like a mad woman.  There is now a Kikki.k shop in Fountain Gate.  Whoops!
Kikki.k has the most gorgeous stationery.  It's hard not to find yourself spending a pile of cash in here.  This notebook has different designs on different pages, which makes it fun.
And more foxes.  I'm not sure what the current fox fixation is all about, I mean my husband is currently out in the paddocks at night protecting our newborn lambs from these sneaky buggers...but they are cute when it comes to stationery.  The pen is new too.
So I have now changed my office space.  Pulled out the old pin board, because it coordinated better, and gave my daughter back her pink and green elephant one.
I like the new black and white look.  Don't you?


  1. I was in body shop yesterday myself!
    I couldnt help but smell everything and really wanted to buy something as there was an offer on!

    Lovely post :)


    1. Thanks Shannon! They did have an offer, if you spent a certain amount you got a $10 voucher. I actually used it then since The Body Shop is over 60 kilometres from where I a free shower cream!

  2. I am in love with your pencil holder, it's just so cute!! xx

    Rebecca Coco

    1. Yes, it is gorgeous...handy too! I've never had one before and I am now wondering why ever not!

  3. I had a good laugh when I read about the Spook hair! My hair also needs some TLC due to the seasons changing. Maybe I'll have to stop by the body shop or switch my shampoo, I don't know.
    Haha but great post, it entertaining to read :)

    Sierra Calah ♥ @ItsBerryStylish

    P.S. the kitty pencil cup is so cute <3

    1. Thanks Sierra. Was thinking about moisturising the Spook hair this evening actually....!

  4. that is the cutest pen holder!!!

    over on my blog i am having a real techniques ysl and barry m give away


    1. Hi Millie, thanks for having a read here. I will stop by your blog and have a look at your give away!

  5. Oh my. Spook is just adorable! You literally had me giggling with that story. Too funny. I love the Body Shop. They have great products.

    My favorite product of all time though? Stingoes!! And it's soooo hard to get here in the states. I pay an absolute fortune in shipping. It's the only thing that works for my bug bites though. As you can see from my post today, I'm often covered in it.

    Have a great weekend.


    1. Hi, I will have a look at your post and asses the bug bites! Stingoes is handy, been there before. Yeah, Spook is lovely. He's getting old now. He does this funny thing when he greets you where he snaps his jaws over and over, like he's talking. He's a funny dog!