it’s good to be home


We’ve been jumping back into routine today after a magical three days in the beautiful capital of Sydney.

Well, as routine as you can be when you are a tad exhaustipated and there is a pile of luggage in the middle of the lounge room … and no food in the fridge.

I’m not a great traveller ~ more an anxious, worrying traveller. But this was one of the more relaxed weekends away I have done.

It’s good to be home. I’m a homebody by nature ~ I love seeing gorgeous views, taking photos in new places, enjoying new experiences and taking a holiday.

But I crave the comfort of home ~ my bed, my shower, my things. And while I enjoy all the new sights and sounds ~ and love the time away when I’m there ~ I rarely crave the urge to travel.

Don’t worry, the Sydney slide night will be up soon. We have a fantastic time and naturally there is tons of photos!

Stay tuned!




seeds // castles in the clouds

A thought for Tuesday ~ "There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds". GK Chesterton #favequote #wordswagapp


Do you have a favourite quote, or two? This is one of mine. And this.

These are the ones I know by heart, they have their own rhythm in my heart. The coloured pencil I’ve remember first reading about the age of 14 or 15.

If you’ve hung around here a while, or been part of my [long-forgotten] shop, they might seem familiar.

So I’ve also been playing with the Word Swag app. It was a big part of the recent Problogger conference and so I searched it out and downloaded it to play with.

It’s easy and a lot of fun. If you’re a bit obsessed with words and design [who, me?!], you will love it.

how to have an awesome week


Mondays can be hard but Mondays after a holiday or a few days off are even worse.

So with the week stretching out before us, I want to ensure I look forward to it, rather than dragging my feet through it.

Not to mention I’m constantly bookmarking all these motivation and inspiration posts and I might as well try and organise them in some semblance of order.

Where to start? Well, make sure you have something to look forward to, in fact lots of things.

 The key is to “spike” your week with things that are different. Changing up your routine can rejuvenate you and can make the boring things that you have to get done seem a lot less mundane.

// Create “spikes” of excitement in your weekly routine

Five simple phrases to remember when thing aren’t quite going your way

// Five ways to improve your day

Start as you mean to go on ~ Brooke from Slow Your Home’s routine to get off on the right foot.

// How to have an awesome day

Start journaling. A notebook, Instagram or perhaps the Happier app, write at least a sentence every day.

Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not, and being mindful of the quirky, the fun, and the meaningful makes these things stand out more in the mosaic of one’s time. We see what we’re looking for and, as I’m reminded every day, writing things down can help us see.

// One easy habit that makes life awesome

And if all else fails, press the Make Everything OK button


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