why lists ~ and calendars ~ are important {and do I have a deal for you!}

{inspired by ... my morning coffee}

The start of another week, almost the start of the another month and the start of a new season. The perfect time for new beginnings.

I took this photo this morning, literally inspired by morning coffee. It might be the start of a fun new series.

Yesterday, I actually took the time to map out a bit of a plan for my week. Last week Fiona from squirt baby made the most wonderful observation in the comments ~ Mondays hold such promise and tend to set the tone of the week. So true. Subsequently, all the promise of Monday fell in a heap. Truth is,I hadn’t set myself a proper to do list or any goals for the week. And when you are juggling so many balls {mummy, blogger, employee, freelancer etc etc}, organisation is key. And really, the week should start with a proper-to-goodness to do list. And one needs to look at it regularly, and write things down all. the. time.  I won’t make those mistakes again.

Anyway, on to the week and the things I have already ticked off the list:

  • To kick things off, a new calendar download for March. A few people commented on this photo when I used it a few weeks ago so I thought it would perfect to be the star of March ~ marking the orange of autumn and celebrating the birth spring.

Get your calendar download here

  • Speaking of calendars, for the time being I am not selling through Shop Handmade in Canberra and as such have a small pile of 2011 calendars here to go to good homes. So all calendars are now almost half-price in the shops. Still 10 months left to enjoy them! The large are just $11.50 and the small just $3.50. Get them on Etsy {printed calendars here or the printables here} or Madeit.
  • If you sent me an email saying “Please send me a postcard” they are on their way. Look out tomorrow for a brand new Creative Collective project.
  • The second edition of the Lime Time Digest went out yesterday with exclusive downloads and offers. You can see the first one here or sign up for the newsletter here.
  • I love this Itty Bitty City they built in Sydney on the weekend. Now that looks like a lot of fun. {Did you know Joel from Made by Joel has a book coming out?!}

Here’s to a productive week! What things do you do to keep all those juggling balls in the air?

weekend zest: caught on film

{from the archives ~ first roll of film in a long time, Canon SLR, taken in 2009}

Time for the usual round-up of linky love, with a nod to all things film {but not exclusively so}, let’s say in honour of the Oscars this weekend. This is a roll of film I took with my SLR, as it turns out in 2009, might be time to dust it off and try again. Yikes, where does the time go!

To kick it off in the spirit of things:

Feeling homey?

Too cool for school:

  1. Giant office supplies {via swiss miss}
  2. Todd takes things apart {click on “new work”}
  3. Triceratops planter from Plaid Pigeon

Time out:


Have a great weekend. See you back here Monday.

ps. I still have a couple of advertising spots open if you are interested.


friday freebies: guess who’s coming to dinner

One thing I wish we did more of is dinner parties. Good food, good friends, good conversation. I love the planning, too. Digging through recipe books, choosing dishes to cook, putting together a menu, decorating the table. The cleaning up though, not so much.

So today’s round-up is centred around a dinner party. Tell me, who would you invite to a dinner party this weekend?

  1. Get the party started with conversation starters from Skip to My Lou
  2. Write out your recipes, perhaps share with your guests, with recipe cards from Mayi’s Heartmade blog
  3. Don’t let them go home empty-handed ~ little favour boxes from Don’t Eat the Paste {via how about orange}
  4. Use for as small gift or as placecards, seed packets DIY and template by Becca at Ruffled {via The Crafty DIY Bride}
  5. I’ve pointed to these before but they are too good not to include again. Theme your party around the elegant entertaining downloads available at West Elm

And way back in the early days ~ I put together this dinner party suite. Download the set here. (A zip file of pdfs and 1 jpg)

{images from their respective sources}

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