With February about to come to an end I am here to give you my latest favourites! I must say February is one of my favourite months of the year. The kids are back at school so I have time to get on top of all those chores that build up over the summer holidays when kids are around a lot more and it is a time of new routines and goals! It is also probably one of the warmest months of the year and I love summer – it just makes me happy! On Thursday it was a scorching 38 degrees here in Sydney and I took a deviation from the norm and headed to Bondi for a walk on the beach in the morning and then came home and went for a swim in my pool all by myself in the middle of the day! Unheard of! I even went for a second swim with the kids after school!
So here I have for you my February Favourites! I hope you enjoy them.
I have never been one to spend much time in Bondi but in the past few months I have headed there to capture images of what is really a beautiful place in the world. The image above is one I took this week however, the main inspiration for all of this is the daily email I receive from the one and only Uge from Aquabumps! He really is the master of the Bondi image and I love everything he creates! Check out his website here and make sure you join up for his daily email which will make you smile.
Next up is my favourite Instagram and You tube film maker – Sam Evans. Just love his 15 second clips on Instagram and his longer versions on You Tube. Mini films is definitely on my to do list for 2016!
If you have kids, especially teenagers or soon to be teenagers, this great article on raising awesome teenagers is worth a read.
Support a wonderful cause by visiting the Aussie Wellness Women website. Purchase the beautiful e-book From Our Kitchen to Yours which is filled with beautiful, healthy recipes or take part in the Aussie wide donation drop.
And finally I am loving the wall makeover from the one and only Kara Rosenlund. See it here.
With a new year always come new inspiration so I have decided to try a regular favourites post where I share four favourites from the week – anything from blog posts, to inspirational articles to new things I just love! Here is my first one for the year! Random things this week – things I think you should check out!
First up is the recipe to this amazing cake & cordial I enjoyed last year! Both amazing and both definitely worth giving a try.
Find the cake recipe here and the cordial here.
I have found a few great You Tube Channels to get into lately. This weeks favourite is by Mimi Ikon.
Find it here.
I write a gratitude journal every day so when I read this article this week about setting goals for 2016 around what you already have it really resinated with me.
Find it here.
We are heading to the USA for a family holiday later this year. I have always dreamed of staying at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica – even just one night would do me. I might be dreaming but you never know! Check it out here as it is just worth the look even if I don’t get to stay the night! Would love to hear from you if you have stayed here or have any good tips for other places to stay in Santa Monica!
I am pleased to be bringing you today’s blog post in conjunction with Endota Day Spa who have just launched the life’s lessons project – a celebration of the profound pearls of wisdom passed down from generation to generation, from mother to daughter and friend to friend. They are those wise words of wisdom that give us strength, guidance or even just a life hack or two. I know I have my own little collection of life lessons and in an ode to Mother’s Day, Endota Spa are inviting Australians to recognise and share their favourite lessons from the influential women in their lives.
To join in with the Life Lessons Project all you need to do is head to the Endota Spa Facebook Page and share your life’s lesson. There is a wonderful prize of an Endota Spa gift pack to be won as well as a few select people will be presented with beautiful Endota Spa Gift Vouchers. Make sure you leave a comment here, on my Facebook page, or on my instagram profile so I can check your entry. I will share more of my life’s lessons during the week.
Click here first to visit the Life Lessons Project and make your entry.
Looking for a really simple but stylish treat bag for your Halloween party?
These very classy Meri Meri Halloween Favour kits are the perfect edition to your festivities! Great also for trick or treaters! I have filled them with a selection of black and orange treats – sixlets, gumballs and chocolate money.
You can find yours by visiting Emiko Blue here! With Halloween just over a week away you had better move fast.
It is always a good mail day when the magazine you create content for arrives on your doorstep and today was one of those days!
The latest edition of Sweet Magazine – Issue 4 :: Let’s Hear it for the Boys! is now out in newsagents or available via the Sweet Magazine Website.
My contribution to this edition was a fun story I put together after I interviewed Li-Ann from Sack Me. A lot of you know Li-Ann via her gorgeous graphic design and printable stationery business Ham n Pea Paperie (she designed the fabulous Pantone Party Stationery for Sofia’s party last year).
Li-Ann has branched out and created a beautiful kids bed linen range – SACK ME. After I spoke with Li-Ann about her new venture I think invited 4 talented sweet makers to create treats based around the designs of the new Sack Me range.
To see the full article including the interview, grab a copy of issue 4. In the meantime here are a few cute pictures of the sweet treats I got to photograph for the article plus some shots of the new linen range! Let me know your favourite!