The last few weeks I’ve been increasingly inspired to sew. It started when I shifted around my workspace again; the space had never worked for me how it was – it just felt dark and disconnected. So, a few weeks ago we spent a rainy day shifting around all the furniture, and moving the double […]
Introducing Cathy Pope Jewellery
I’ve recently had the pleasure of representing the brand Cathy Pope Jewellery. I’m in love with Cathy’s stuff, so I wanted to share it with you and give you a bit of eye candy… Cathy has a very unique style. All her jewellery is designed in NZ. It is boutique – not mass produced, and […]
My battle with the bulge…
Most of my adult life I’ve been overweight. Who am I kidding – if I’m being really honest I’ll admit that my entire adult life I’ve been classed as overweight (to varying degrees). Since I had Abbie I’ve struggled to lose that post baby fat, and have not yet been successful at getting down to my […]
My journey from brown thumbs to green…
I never considered myself to have green thumbs. Far far from it indeed – I used to kill everything that I touched! But, after years of sneaking deceased plants into my wheeley bin in shame, one day I decided that I was no quitter; I wanted to feed my family home grown goodness that I’d […]
It’s life Jim, but not as we know it…
Hi! Remember me? Wow, I can’t believe it’s nearly March and I’m just typing my first post of 2016!… I remember a time when I used to get up and make the kids breakfast, make myself a hot drink, and curl up back in bed with my laptop to write my blog post for the […]
Will you join me in being optimistic?
I can remember a time, not that many years ago, when I used to be bored with my life… It seemed flat. Devoid of any extremes in emotion. Mundane. I can’t put my finger on why I felt this way. Nothing was wrong! I wasn’t depressed. I guess I was just restless. I wanted […]
How we made over our kitchen for under $1,000.
This week we finished renovating our kitchen. If you didn’t catch the before/after post you can see the full post here, but here is a glimpse of the transformation: Before: After: We’ve had some lovely feedback regarding the dramatic change, and plenty of questions on both Facebook and Instagram. So I thought it would be a […]
Before & After – The kitchen!!
If you’d have told me a month ago that I’d be writing this post, I would not have believed you. I would have wanted to believe you, but I would still not have believed you! Because after receiving quotes to do up the kitchen with a total price tag of around $12,000, I did not […]