74 fun things // cute gift ideas


There’s no denying it – the gift giving season is right around the corner.

And a handmade gift is perfect for those hard-to-buy-for people in your life.

So today, four simple ideas you can tailor for someone special.


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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