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Birth Story.

admin / February 15, 2016

“That’s what life is, a continual state of journey.  You are a river passing downstream.” ~Jon Foreman As of Friday, our little girl is 7 weeks young.  I considered writing this post many times before today; I wanted to document her birth story as soon as possible so that none of the precious details are forgotten.  But life with a newborn is hectic.  I’ve barely had time to poo, let alone blog!  So at long last — this happy day — with our little girl finally napping peacefully beside me in her bassinet (let me not jinx this!) I’m excited…

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‘Money + Mindfulness’ by Lisa Messenger

admin / December 20, 2015

I picked up this book at the local newsagent, intrigued by the topic (been thinking a lot about finances lately), the author (Lisa Messenger is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Collective magazine) and let’s face it I’m a sucker for a book with lots of pretty photos.  It was a super breezy read, where Lisa shares (in a let’s sit down for a cup of coffee tone) lessons learnt from her own entrepreneurial journey. The biggest take-away for me was about mindset.  That a lot of my attitude towards money was formed by childhood imprints and that sometimes I need…

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Did you have a Baby Shower?

admin / December 14, 2015

I ummed and arred for the longest time over whether or not to have a baby shower.  On the one hand it would be heaps of fun (think Pinterest and lotsa pink), and on the other hand I was really tired (third trimester does that to you) and rushed for time.  I’d also just had my wedding last year plus my 30th this year, and it seems just that bit indulgent to expect my friends to present me with any more prezzies! In the end my beautiful friends organised pretty much all of it (thank you and thank you!).  We…

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Making our Home Christmasy in a Small Space

admin / December 10, 2015

It’s been some time now since we’ve spent Christmas in Australia.  It’s become a bit of a tradition that we fly overseas to celebrate with family and friends — sipping hot chocolate, wearing Christmasy PJ bottoms, playing boardgames, cooking up a feast, having great conversations and spending time together (just thinking about it now makes me a tee bit homesick).  This year however, we are staying put because well, being heavily pregnant prevents me from getting on the plane (understatement of the year).  In fact, we may get to meet our little girl on Christmas Day! (depending on whether she…

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‘California’ by Edan Lepucki

admin / December 10, 2015

This book fell into my lap (literally).  Stephen Colbert encouraged his late night TV show viewers to purchase this book in support of first-time publishing author Edan Lepucki who was affected by the Amazon-Hachette saga.  My hubby, the ever devoted Colbert enthusiast, heeded his exhortation.  However even if it hadn’t been for my hubby, this was still the type of book which I likely would’ve picked of my own volition.  Young couple.  Post-apocalyptic landscape.  Survival.  Yep, sounds like something I would read. What I loved about the book was that its focus was on the nature of relationships.  How we love…

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Reverse Bucket List: October 2015

admin / November 1, 2015

Bucket Lists stress me out.  The idea is that you make a list (surprise!) of all the things that you want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’ (morbid indeed).  However, a reverse bucket list is a lot more cheerful.  I first came across the idea from Mel who blogs at the well-planned wife.  Instead of focusing on all the things you’re yet to accomplish, you focus instead on all the things that you’ve achieved.  It slows me down, helps me to take stock and is a great way to remind myself that no I’m not perfect but I did…

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Brush Lettering Workshop

admin / September 20, 2015

What’s your handwriting like?  When I was in High School, I went through a phase where I would practice writing with both hands, just because I thought being ambidextrous was cool.  Then for my 12th birthday, my Dad got me a Calligraphy Kit and I spent many nights practicing writing with a nib…..I was obsessed.  Somewhere between High School and now, my fascination with the letterform dropped and I mostly forgot about it…..perhaps because Uni was more concerned with what I had to say, rather than how pretty my letters looked. Lately, I was reminded of my love of the…

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Some ideas to kick-start your Dreaming, Creating, Writing, Living!

Whilst I haven’t been blogging for the past few months (due to feeling ugh from morning sickness), this hasn’t stopped me from snooping around the internet — dreaming of exciting things to be doing.  Here are some of them below, that you may wish to try! Have you seen some of those cool, sculptured, geometric, tote bags around?  Here’s a great tutorial on how to make your own. Easy-peasy recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Well-presented too. The cutest softies to crochet. This three-ingredient tomato sandwich looks super yummy. A morning spent with Lucy Feagins, behind the scenes at the…

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We have some News!!

I’ve been silent on the blogging front for awhile.  Part of it was because I needed to take a break from recording to focus on being.  Part of it was because I was really, really tired…….from being preggy!  My hubby made the following comic strip to announce our pregnancy – I’m so proud of him.  And in case you were wondering, yes, I did manage to stuff up the pee-on-a-stick pregnancy test (story for another time).  Now that I’m into my second trimester, I should be feeling more re-energised to get back into writing.  I’ve missed my blogging home and creating…

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