things I’m loving this week …

Alternative February Calendar

So last week you all might have had Valentine’s Day. But this week is my wedding anniversary. The Mr and I are celebrating 15 years and a dinner at a lovely new restaurant we haven’t made it to yet ~ sans children ~ is on the cards.  I’m definitely loving that!

Let them eat cake

What are you loving this week?

in the neighbouhood // 07

in the neighbourhood // 07

It’s an all-Australian round-up in the neighbourhood today, so keeping things very close to home.

Such a wonderful time of year in these parts ~ blossoms are starting to unfurl on the trees, the bright green shoots are starting to sprout on the branches and the promise of spring beckons. Spring is certainly the season for inspiration for me and you will certainly find a healthy dose of it right here.

  1. We’ve been enjoying some beetroot lately so will have to bookmark this recipe from Foxs Lane for pickled beetroot
  2. The boys were quite taken with the Middle Eastern food on the recent MasterChef episodes, so I might have to pop this on the menu ~ Olive, mint and hazelnut and labneh with zatar pita at The Design Files
  3. Jen meets felt and jewelery artist Hanna from Nanna Woo Handmade at the Red Parka Diaries
  4. And Megan takes on a tour of a Bryon Bay ceramic studio
  5. Running your own business? Grow your profits with this five-day e-course at Create & Thrive this week. And it’s free.

// images from their respective sources

{the pulp} randomness


Chance doesn’t mean meaningless randomness, but historical contingency. This happens rather than that, and that’s the way that novelty, new things, come about. ~ John Polkinghorne

I’m having a hard time focusing at the moment? Is is the season? The ideas? The end of the year approaching?

I’m feeling in need of a change, a shake-up. So today, a little bit of housekeeping.

Personally I like timing, neat and sensible timing. Ideally I would wait until January 1 or some other auspicious date to change things, but I’m feeling impatient and can’t wait that long. So the final week in November it is.

  • If you click over, I’ve made a small change to the header.
  • Though usually quite beholden to my editorial calendar, I’m going to let loose for a bit and see how it goes. This is usually an annual event and after a bit I usually fall back into my regimented ways but a shake-up is good for the soul.
  • You may have noticed {zesty finds} has fallen a bit by the wayside of late so I’m going give it the biggest shake-up and take them over to social media channels ~ Twitter & Facebook ~ but don’t worry if you aren’t on those sites, I’ll do a weekly round-up as part of {zesty tweets} as well.

I’m already thinking, planning and brainstorming for 2013. I feel underwhelmed by 2012 and am setting myself some goals for a bigger and better new year. Now hopefully I can find some extra hours in the day to do all the things I want too.

And some shop news:

on society6

These are some of my products on society6. The site introduced throw pillows {top} last week and I love the way they look. The second row is stationery cards and the third row totes. There are also iPhone cases, laptop skins and more. {If there is something from the archives you would like included over there, let me know and I’ll add it!}

And there’s free shipping today. Stock up now for Christmas!

Keep an eye on the Etsy shop, too, for some new prints.

Phew, I’m glad to have that off my chest. How are  you finding things as the end of year approaches?

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