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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Home Tour: Brooke Shields’ Greenwich Village Townhouse

Welcome friends to Natasha in Oz, my little bloggy home here in Australia and to another Home Tour post.

Home Tour: Brooke Shields’ Greenwich Village Townhouse

Today's Home Tour is of Brooke Shields' divine Greenwich Village home. I love everything about it and about the lady herself.


Some even say, including myself, that my Madeleine is her Aussie twin: what do you think?

Madeleine Moore



I digress! Brooke Shield's home was featured in the March 2012 issue of Architectural Digest where she stated that she “toured brownstones all over Manhattan, looking for the one.



When she eventually saw the run-down brick townhouse that was built around 1910 in she knew she had found it.



I hope you enjoy gorgeous home as much as I do!




Saturday, July 26, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {97} ~ Come on over & Say G'Day!

G'Day lovely friends and welcome to this week's Say G'day Saturday Linky Party  co-hosted by Joanne from What's on the List and me, Natasha in Oz!

Say G'Day Saturday @ Natasha in Oz


Our first party was a massive success thanks to YOU our dear bloggy friends! We had a record number of participants and can you believe we had 412 links? I'm still in shock when I think about it! Thank you SO much to everyone who joined in!

Don't forget that we will BOTH be featuring our favorite posts each Friday and pinning some of YOUR projects, ideas, recipes, tutorials etc to the Say G'Day Saturday board here:



I'd also love it if you could follow me on Pinterest here:



Together, Joanne and I would like to make the Say G'day Linky Party THE place to share your amazing crafts, decor, recipes, and DIY projects but it will also be a party where you know your talent will be appreciated because we will BOTH be sharing many of YOUR posts to a variety of Social Media Channels. 

Before we start this week's party, I just want to remind you that the favorites from last week's party are featured at my Friday Favorites post where I have also shared my favourite Pinning Blogger of the week and music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Word Crimes. This is SO funny-you must have a listen if you haven't heard it yet!

Just click the button below to be taken straight to my latest Friday Favorites post!

Friday Favorites


Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites and the Pinning Blogger of the Week.

G'day from Oz lovely friends. Welcome to another Friday Favorites post! I hope you have had a wonderful week. I am so glad it is Friday. I have gone back to work full-time for this school term and I am exhausted! I have no idea how some of you amazing ladies can work full-time, look after your kids and home and find time to blog. I have been a complete failure at blogging this week so am going to have to get myself organised!

I'm so thrilled that so many people were able to join Joanne and me at our first joint Say G'Day Saturday linky party! It was a massive success and we had a record number of links...can you believe we had 412 links? I'm still in shock every day when I think about it! Thank you SO much to everyone who joined in!

Just in case you missed checking out all of the wonderful links from last week's party here are a few of my favorites.

Friday Favorites www.natashainoz.com



Favorite Decorating Idea 
Rustic Coffee Table by +Ellya Brill of Curiosita Ellya



Favorite Sweet Treat:
Shabby Chic Union Jack Biscuits by +shel young of Sweet Petite



Favorite Blogging Tip
Make connections with other blogs, websites, and organizations 
by +Diana Petrillo of Adirondack Girl @ Heart




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {96} ~ Welcome to my New Co-Host Joanne!

G'Day lovely friends and welcome to this week's Say G'day Saturday Linky Party! I am so excited about today's link up as it is the first one with my new co-host, Joanne from What's on the List.



I have truly enjoyed hosting the Say G'Day link up each Saturday and am so thrilled at seeing it grow and grow over the last few months. I am truly grateful to you, my dear friends, for helping me make this linky party so special. BUT...with the party reaching over 300 links each week I just can't keep up with it! I always wanted this party to be about YOUR projects, ideas, recipes, tutorials etc so I have always tried to share your content on Pinterest, Twitter, Google+ etc but with so many links each week I just couldn't manage it by myself. I'm so grateful to Joanne for co-hosting with me because she is just like me and is passionate about featuring other bloggers on her Pinterest boards, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

We will BOTH be featuring our favorite posts each Friday and pinning ALL of YOUR projects, ideas, recipes, tutorials etc to the Say G'Day Saturday board here:



I'd also love it if you could follow me on Pinterest here:



Together, I know we will make the Say G'day Linky Party THE place to share your amazing crafts, decor, recipes, and DIY projects but it will also be a party where you know your talent will be appreciated because we will BOTH be sharing YOUR posts on a variety of Social Media Channels. 

Before we start this week's party, I just want to remind you that the favorites from last week's party are featured at my Friday Favorites post where I have also shared my favourite Pinning Blogger of the week and a stunning timelapse video of flowers like lilies, peonies and orchids opening.

Just click the button below to be taken straight to my latest Friday Favorites post!



Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites and an Announcement about the Say G'Day Linky Party!

G'Day from Oz, lovely friends, and welcome to this week's Friday Favorites post. Before I share my favorites for the week, though, I have a special announcement regarding the Say G'Day Saturday linky Party!

Friday Favorites and an Announcement about the Say G'Day Linky Party


Tomorrow is the beginning of a new era for me and the 
Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party! 

I have truly enjoyed hosting this link up each week and have seen it grow and grow over the last few months and for this I am truly grateful to you, my dear friends. BUT...with the party sometimes reaching close to 350 links each week I just can't keep up with it! I really wanted the Say G'day link up to be welcoming and fun and I also wanted to be able to share your talent and creativity with all of my bloggy friends on social media. I want to be able to pin as many of your projects as possible and share them on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ but I just couldn't keep up.

So...starting from tomorrow, the Say G'Day Saturday linky will also hosted by another fun Aussie blogger, +Joanne T Ferguson  from Whats on the List!


What's On The List?

Friday Favorites and an Announcement about the Say G'Day Linky Party


I have teamed up with Joanne because she is just as excited about sharing your amazing content as I am. People who already follow her will see that she regularly features other bloggers on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. I think she is fabulous because she has also mastered the art of Saying G'Day even though she is an American! Together, I know we will make the Say G'day Linky Party THE place to share your amazing crafts, decor, recipes, and DIY projects. I know it will also be THE party where you know your talent will be appreciated because we will BOTH be sharing YOUR posts on a variety of Social Media Channels. 


I hope you are as excited about the new
Say G'day Saturday linky party as we are!




Now, without any further ado, here are some of my 
favorite links from last week's 
Say G'day linky party.

Friday Favorites


Favorite Decorating Idea 
Gorgeous creative space via +Marcia Pilar 




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Tune: 'Some Nights' by Fun.

G'day from Oz lovely friends! Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tune.

Tuesday Tune: Natasha in Oz

"Some Nights" is an older song (2012 I think) by American indie rock band Fun. I love this song because when I first heard it I loved the beat, I wanted to dance and I thought Nate Ruess the lead singer sounded just like Freddy Mercury!

The song is said to be expressing the existential angst of a young man who is far from home. Ruess explained: "I'm always thinking about, 'Who am I and why did I do something like that?' And I think then it harkens back to my family, and I have such a strong tie to them and it's always therapeutic to sing about them."

gif music video Personal fun. some nights


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {95} and an Invite to my Christmas in July Linky Party!

G'Day lovely friends and welcome to this week's Say G'day Saturday Linky Party! 

I'm sure many of my bloggy friends already know that Christmas is always on mind...I even have a Christmas blog to try and keep the Christmas Spirit Alive all year long! What about you? Do you plan for Christmas months in advance and think about it all throughout the year? I'm pretty sure that heaps of people are already starting to think about the holidays, especially if Pinterest is anything to go by. My Always Thinking about Christmas boards are getting fuller by the day and I can't believe how many people are pinning festive posts on Pinterest!




This got me thinking, why not celebrate Christmas in July with a linky party so we can share and showcase all of our favourite festive posts from Christmases past; after all, Christmas is going to be here before we know it!

That's why I'm inviting you to join me for my very first 
Christmas in July linky Party that I will be hosting over at my Christmas Blog! 



Even though it's summer for many of my bloggy friends, it's Winter Down Under and I really need some Christmas cheer! I hope you can pretend it's cold and link up any of your old (or new!) posts that relate to Christmas; you can share recipes, projects, DIY, crafts, tutorials...anything to help us celebrate and prepare for Christmas 2014! 

I've even created a fancy button that you can add to your post or add to your sidebar to help spread the some Holiday Cheer!


Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365

I'm so excited about this! I hope you can join me for my very first 
Christmas in July linky party on July 25th over at my
Christmas blog!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.

G'day from Oz, dear friends! Thanks so much for dropping by to visit me at my bloggy home, Natasha in Oz. Today I am sharing some pictures from a fun morning we spent in Brisbane's Chinatown.

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown


Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown, Yum Cha, Dim Sum

We went for a dim sum/yum cha lunch and ate all the usual delicacies like shumai (pork dumplings), custard tarts, yam, spring rolls, sticky rice and chicken's feet! It was all delicious.

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown, Yum Cha, Dim Sum


My favorite dish is the Wu Kok or yam dumplings. The outer layer is crispy and crunchy and the inside filling is made from seasoned ground pork. Yum!

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown, Wu Kok or yam dumplings.


Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.

Not everyone likes this but Madeleine and I LOVE braised chicken's feet! The poultry is marinated in a secret sauce that contains char siu sauce, Chinese rice wine (shaoxing), ginger, star anise and other yummy ingredients then it's deep-fried. They are then plunged into iced water to make them 'puff up' then they are braised to infuse even more flavour. They might look gross but they are SO delicious!

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown, Braised Chicken Feet


Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.

After we had finished eating we went to the Asian markets and stocked up on lots of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Korean and Japanese products. 
Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown, Asian groceries

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.


Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.





I love going to Chinatown in Brisbane. It's not the biggest and the best in the world but it's worth going just for the delicious foods and great supermarket. If you haven't been to your city's Chinatown for a while why not go for a visit this weekend!

Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.


Thanks so much for visiting today. 

Please click the button below to see where I am linking up this week!


Wordless Wednesday: A visit to Brisbane's Chinatown.

Just a reminder that the Say G'day Saturday linky party is on each Saturday! You are welcome to link up all kinds of projects, blogging tips, recipes, gardening advice, travel posts, round up posts....anything at all!


Say G'Day Saturday
Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 


Please join me each weekend for the Say G'day Saturday Linky Party!
You can also visit me at PINTERESTTWITTER, GOOGLE+

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {94} ~ Share Your Blog Posts with Bloggers From All Around the Globe!

G'day lovely friends! Welcome to the first Say G'Day Saturday Linky party for the month of July!


I hope you have had a wonderful week. I've enjoyed the first week of the school holidays and my kids have relaxed and spent time doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It has been a tough year for Madeleine but the end is in sight and in the blink of an eye she will be graduating from High School! I'm so glad I have my blog as an extra on-line record of my kid's lives. It's been incredible watching them grow up over the last few years! For some extra snippets of my life Down Under please feel free to join me on  Instagram. I'm often over there and love spending time looking at life in other parts of the world.

Here is a little review of what's been going on in my life these last couple of weeks via Instagram!

Good morning from #Brisbane! #sunrise #pink #sky #beautiful #moon



Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday Favorites: The American Edit.

G'day from Oz lovely friends. Welcome to another Friday Favorites post! I hope that everyone has had a great week and I hope that all of my lovely American friends enjoy a very happy day today as they celebrate Independence day!




To honor the 4th of July, this week's Friday Favorites all have a very American theme. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Friday Favorites www.natashainoz.com



Favorite Decorating Ideas 
Patriotic Mantel via +Dee M of Meatloaf & Melodrama



Catch a falling star garland via The Crafty Lumberjacks




Favorite Patriotic Fashions:
Patriotic Pinwheel Sunglasses via +Carmody Tisdale of Paper & Fox



4th of July via +Holly Coconutheadsurvivalguide 




Favorite Sweet Treats:
Red, White and Blue Trail Mix via +Heather A  of Krafts & Kiddos





Strawberry Shortcake Muffin Jar via Homespun with Love




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