Monday, February 28, 2011

celebrate good times * come on* do do do do do do do do

Pin It WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! This blog is bought to you by the letter AWESOME and the number 3000!!!

To celebrate when we reach our 3000 facebook liker milestone we feel the need for an itttty bitty competition EXTRAVAGANZA! So we are giving you a sneak peak of what is to come!! The prize?

(Click on the photo to enlarge, then click again to zoom in for a closer look)

Prize pack valued at $140

Pack contains:
Fabric Wall Art Canvas (25cm x 30cm) RRP $30
Blue Babushka Wipes Case RRP $20
Pack of 6 Tool Crayons RRP $5
Pocket Pals Owl Felt Bag RRP $24
Diego Chalkboard Mat RRP $20
Dolly in my pocket RRP $2 each = $4
3 x Fabric Covered Hair Ties $2 each = $6
Mini Chubby Owls Light Switch Cover RRP $15

(postage Australia-wide included)

Hmmmm but HOW do we win we hear you say....

Easy peesy lemon squeezy! Simply email us a picture of a pattern/design you would like to see on one of our products and let us know which one! (

How will we choose you might ask? Simple! The first 20 unique samples emailed through to us will be placed in a folder on our facebook page. The sample with the most likes one week from the competition start date wins!! (Please note competition end date will be announced on facebook)

So what are you waiting for? Get suggesting!!!

The boring bits: (aka terms and conditions)
* Competition is open to Australian residents only
* Judges decision is final
* Items are not transferable
* Competition opens once we hit 3000 likers and ends one week from start date. (time to be decided by The Owl and the Elephant)

Friday, February 25, 2011


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Okely dokely, so we have decided to go with a theme a day idea for the blog in the hope we can publish daily! Fridays theme will from here on in be.....
"Our latest Obsession"

Todays obsession is bought to you by Mrs Elephant and her somewhat odd obsession for all things moustache!

The twirlier the better!

sorry Tommy boy! Its allllll about the stache! we are sure you have a SUPER personality though!

Now what tea-loving, moustache-loving gal could go past these? pretty sure coffee would taste even more entirely blissful outta these beauties!

Especially whilst relaxing on these...

(found over at The Amperstache - a WHOLE BLOG dedicated to mo's!)

and for those to young to grow one of their own...

or this onesie over at Handsome Howard

and now to buy the pattern for this so Nanny Elephant can knit one of these for baby elephant *cough* Nat * cough*

find the link here

Need the perfect way to soothe your little one to sleep? ( NO Mrs Owl it is NOT nightmare inducing!) check this out!

and last but by no means least.... the perfect addition to ANY shopping trip:

ahhhhh *swoon* off to continue my moustache "reasearch" some more!!

Thought of the moment:
A man without a moustache is like a cup of tea without sugar"


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Everything but the kitchen sink

Pin It The Owl & the Elephant works like a well oiled machine. This is largely due to the fact that whilst the Owl and the Elephant are the bestest of friends and the same in oh so many ways one of us is an anally organised, time checker, diary keeper, on tracker, tidy, to the pointer whilst the other is... meh, whatevs, it will be fine, disorganised, untidy (only slightly!) we will do it when we get to it kinda gal!
We like to think that it is this "chalk and cheeseness" that makes us so perfectly compatable!! We have noticed changes - one of us has become slightly more relaxed whilst the other has become slightly more organised!!!

Your job today? From the contents of our bags, guess which one - The Owl or the Elephant is which? (family members, Nancy, Jess, Pauline and Britt you are already disqualified!!) 

  1. family diary
  2. glass cat ornament
  3. iphone complete with cracked glass screen
  4. versace glasses case
  5. headband
  6. entry form
  7. spotlight card
  8. receipt
  9. pen 
  10. 10c piece
  11. suncream
  12. miscellaneous lolly and chewy wrappers
  13. pen lid (note: does not fit previously mentioned pen!)
  14. pink dummy
  15. purse
  16. blue dummy
  17. keys
  18. 2 baby shoes

  1. Wipes case containing:
    1. tissue cover
    2. glasses cleaning cloth
    3. hair tie
    4. bandaid
    5. mirror
    6. naprogesic
    7. nail clippers
    8. lip gloss
    9. pill container with 4 nurofen tabs
    10. girls swiss army knife!
  2. silk business card holder
  3. cupcakes chalkboard mat (sold by The Owl & the Elephant here)
  4. pink damask fold up shopping bag
  5. silk post it note holder
  6. kikki k envelope with The Owl & the Elephant postcards/business cards in
  7. nurofen zavance
  8. naprogesic
  9. 'keep it up' smiley face sticker
  10. hand sanitiser
  11. pen
  12. ikea pencil
  13. another pen
  14. yet another pen - kikki k pen
  15. mango lip balm
  16. blistex lip balm
  17. necklace
  18. Olga Berg coin purse (belonging to daughter)
  19. usb stick
  20. chuppa chup
  21. purse

The best thing about The Owl and the Elephant? Doing something we love, with someone we love equally as much,  realising what those ladies on the Tena commercials where talking about. When you work with a best friend you laugh so hard sometimes you can't help but wee a little!!! 

Thought of the moment:
“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.” ~Unknown~

    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    Who loves a good tutorial?

    Pin It Nat and I lead VERY exciting lives...between loads of washing, dirty nappies, light switch covers, markets and cooked dinners we love nothing more than kicking back with a cup of tea, a piece *cough*block*cough* of turkish delight chocolate and a good ol' tutorial. Here are a few of our current favs:

     Love Making It  have taken some papier mache letters (which you can buy at Spotlight) 

    and wrapped them with brightly coloured wool...such a simple idea but so effective!

    Take a look

    Another favourite and good one to keep in mind next time you have to wrap a present is this cool gift bow tutorial. Infact we kinda think a box of these bows would be an awesome present in themselves!!! Check them out at  How About Orange

    This is one which we both can't WAIT to try with our 3 year old daughters...ALPHABET ROCKS! (get it? hehe)  Check them out over at More Mom Time

    Are these  little bird cages from The Brides cafe not the cutest thing ever?

    What are some of your fav tutorials?

    Thought of the moment:
    There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.  ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    filling the void....

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    So.... as you may have heard by now Alice is gone! *sniff* 
    We are SOOOO over the moon, jump up and down, heart smiling, face crackingly happy that she has found someone who is going to love her just as much as we have but what to do next......
     * insert finger drumming nose!!*

     So we had a play with a stool....... 
    What do you think???? 

    and as fun as it was hootifying it (hehe get it? beautifying? hootifying? The OWL and the elephant? ahahaha ahhh sleep how I miss thee) it just isnt enough! So we have headed to our "workshed" (aka the Elephant's garage) and pulled out our next project!!!

    We have visions of a piece for the boys this time around, rockets and spaceships, blues and reds and more scrummy handles!! 

    Maybe with a dash of....


    Would love to hear your ideas! If we where making it for you (which is TOTALLY an option lol) what would YOU like to see?

    Thought of the moment:
    " Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture" 
    Maria Buatta

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Master 8.....

    Pin It In a few short weeks this little owl baby.....

    Who now looks a little more like this......

    Will be turning 8!! I have NO idea how that happened and am now in a panic as to what to get him!!  SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!!! link me to some gorgeous online shops, show me some unique ideas, share your solutions to my problem!! please??

    Thought of the moment:

    Some Parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "BANG!" 

     George F Wills

    Sunday, February 6, 2011

    kalamunda markets

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    What looks like an attempt to empty a house is actually how Nat and I spent our Friday evening, getting ready for the Kalamunda markets!! We decided this time to do a full set up in Nat's dining room so that by the time we arrived at the markets we knew EXACTLY where we wanted everything to go!

    What do you think of our setup?


    the perfect spot for the perfect market shop!

    Our "try it and see" temptation table with our little cute as a button "tool" crayons which unfortunately did not take to kindly to the warm sunny day!!

    We met some so many lovely people and a big thankyou to all those that came past to say hi!! The Owl arrived home sporting a killer sunburn ( lesson learnt!!) and we scored some extra special goodies (the hardest part of markets - trying not to spend  the takings!!) and had an all round awesomely awesome day.

    We would LOVE to know what you think of our setup - any suggestions? observations? compliments? 
    (te he he) 

    Thought of the moment: 

    Sunburn hurts. Wear sunscreen.

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    dum dum de dum

    Pin It Today Mrs Owl has been married to her last first kiss for four wonderful years and is taking a little walk down memory lane.... care to join in?

    The perfect wedding needs the following three things (and possibly a few more!!) ....

    1) A man and a woman madly in love and ready to commit....

     2) A first "married" kiss....

    3) and of course, Appropriate foot wear.....

    We celebrated our first year of wedded bliss with the birth of our first daughter, A wedding night blessing born 10 weeks early and an absolute little miracle.....

    Followed two years latter by our littlest big man! 8 weeks premmie and a true little fighter. Translated his name means "greatest King" and we just love him to bits!!

    A parliament of Owls...

    What an amazing four years it has been, a whirlwind ride of babies and businesses mixed in with ALOT of love and laughter... we are living the blessed life and enjoying every minute!!

    (Love the last two photos as much as I do?? check out Pure Design & Photography for an amazing Perth photographer who just so happens to also be my wonderful sister in law!!)

    OHHHH and on a side note - come and fall in love with The Owl and the Elephants new FAVOURITE fabrics:

    Thought of the moment:
    Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day. Barbara de Angelis

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011


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    We started with this (well, after a little sanding!):

    Knew we HAD to have this fabric:

    The Owl worked her magic "shabby chic'ing" up Alice and making her look all rustic and beautiful...then came the next step - fusing the fabric onto the dresser...a difficult task!

    Measuring it all up before we start

    The very painstaking task of getting the fabric fused perfectly to the top of Alice

    The Elephant being 'pedantic' about smoothing out every single bubble or imperfection

    All smoothed out waiting to dry

    Just about dry....time to trim off the excess fabric (stay tuned for what we do with that)

    Little Miss Elephant HAD to have a closer look...its JUST her size!

    Now all we are waiting on are these beautiful drawer knobs we searched high and low for and eventually found in a store in New York
    We think they will be just the finishing touch for Alice! Now please pray they arrive THIS WEEK!!

    and here she is completed...


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