About

Hello I’m Viv.

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I’m a big believer of making the most of what you have.  Enhance, tweak, repurpose, upcycle!

Not so long ago, our living space was stressing me out.  I yearned for the clean, minimalistic styling that I saw on blogs and magazines.  Instead my family and I were living in an ‘in-between’ space.  A family home with pre-existing furniture plus the furniture that we had brought with us.  Everywhere I turned there was stuff.  Boxes and boxes of stuff.  Instead of being grateful for this space that we are blessed to have for this moment in our lives, I was unkind.  I said unkind things.  I shed tears.  I was embarrassed to open our house to friends and neighbours.

That was until I had a chat with a lovely lady who made me see things differently.  She’s an interior designer and she helped me to understand that styling doesn’t have to equal lots of money.  It’s about being creative with what you already own.  Move furniture, regroup items, use food as decor, bring colour into it!  The same principle can be applied to other areas of our lives.  Leftovers do not have to mean re-microwaved dry meat.  You don’t have to buy lots of new clothes to create new outfits.  Creativity is all about how we move through life, and the way in which we view the world and leave our mark in it.

Here on this blog you’ll find humble ideas on how to live creatively.  To get the most out of your life on your terms.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

If you want to work with me or have a chat, I can be contacted at brunchwithviv@gmail.com.