74 ways to be inspired: music

A quick post today as my internet connection is a little patchy and I went to get in while I can. I have lots of inspiring interviewees lined up for the coming weeks for the interview series, too, so keep an eye out for them. It’s funny, when I sit down to write this post I suddenly get swamped with ideas. I need to write them down so I can work on them later down the track.

Today I thought we would rock out to some tunes. There is nothing like a good song to lift your mood, to motivate and to get you moving. I love music, and in another life I played music. Our small ones are learning the piano, my dad is a drummer. I like all kinds of music and my favourite would depend on what week it is. But today I have shared two tunes and a fun little clip {that I may have shared before}. And yes, both of these songs are on my iPod.


Need to shake things up ~ you can’t go past Boogie Wonderland. The original, of course.


For a bit of cooking groove, or even a bit of “I need to get this work done” groove, I love Melody Gardot. {Thanks to Hubby for giving me the CD at Christmas}


This past weekend I loaned my saxophone out to someone for a wedding. Long story but it reminded how long I have had them and made me think I should go back  to playing. I have loved this clip ever since I saw it on Sesame Street.

And around the blogsphere, She + Him Volume Two is very popular. {I only found this past week Zooey is Bones‘ sister!}

What favourite tunes get you moving?

lime light: little mo and friends

I have featured Helena’s work before in my  lime light Christmas round-up, when I used her sweet tote bags to wrap handmade gifts for friends. But I thought it was remiss of me not to have highlighted all her other wonderful work. Her shop is full of wonderful illustrations you can buy as prints, notebooks, cards, gift tags and stickers. Not to mention the adorable paper doll sets.

Helena, who is based in Perth, Australia, says all her work is “100 per cent earth friendly”  and is printed on 100 per cent recycled paper using clean, green printing processes.

Check out her cute website, too!

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{images by little mo and friends}

in the neighbourhood: the happy home

The Happy Home is the blog of former Real Living deputy editor Belinda Graham. Over at The Happy Home, Belinda writes about her inspiration, projects and home decorating.
In her words: It’s about creating a happy home for my family. A home full of things we love, (hopefully) stylish, liveable and affordable spaces, creative pursuits and projects, and fun activities with the little ones.
Recently, she shared some great tips for an inexpensive but personal wedding after being a part of her sister’s just last week. Makes you want to get married all over again {as long as Belinda can come and help you out with the decorations}.

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