All about Second Chances for The Common Good

All about Second Chances for The Common Good

I’m a great believer in second chances, and late last year some unexpected developments in my personal life, presented the opportunity to help others for the common good. Before I tell you more I need to introduce you to Shannon, we’ve been the best of friends since grade one. That’s 33 years of crazy tales that we share, and after that many years of friendship we’re like family. As I’m sure many can attest, when something rocks those that are near and dear to you, it rocks you too! That is exactly what happened in August last year with the…

What it means to Stay Gold

What it means to Stay Gold

What does it mean to Stay Gold? If you’re familiar with the teen angst story The Outsiders by S.E Hinton and the societal and emotional battles that rage between the Soc’s and Greasers you will instinctively know it’s about living your truth despite what is thrown at you. The Outsiders was originally published in 1967 and is now a Puffin Modern Classic and in the words of Julia Eccleshare (Puffin Modern Classics series editor): “The best books grow old gracefully. They retain their importance and affect each new generation as powerfully as the one before.” I could not agree more…

Top Tips for Buying at Lifeline $2 Clothing Sales…..

Top Tips for Buying at Lifeline $2 Clothing Sales…..

If you’ve never made it along to a Lifeline $2 Clothing Sale there are a few things you will want to know to expect. Firstly this isn’t just any sale, it’s a monster sale that happens twice a year and it is complete madness. So you really want to have some top tips for buying at a Lifeline $2 Clothing Sale to make the most of it. Literally tonnes and tonnes of clothing is waded through by those who love a bargain and don’t mind a rummage for some stylish threads. At these monster Lifeline $2 Clothing Sales you have chance…

Why we’re doing Elf on the Shelf this Christmas

Why we’re doing Elf on the Shelf this Christmas

The Elf on the Shelf phenomena has grown with incredible popularity since 2005 when they hit the festive scene. Since becoming parents we have resisted joining the masses. However there’s good reason why we’re doing Elf on the Shelf this Christmas. The reasons are not to turn children into little angels. A look on Pinterest for Elf on the Shelf ideas and you will be swamped with boards of all sorts of shenanigans elves get up to around the world at this time of year. As much as there is a love and excitement for the concept of Elf on…

Why I love blogging around Christmas

Why I love blogging around Christmas

It’s official tomorrow is the 1st of December here in Australia. Which means it’s generally acceptable by most people to start talking about all things Christmas. Since I’m now allowed to say the “C” word I’m going to tell you all about why I love blogging around Christmas and what’s coming up here on the blog. First thing I want to share is this year I have had a lot of change and growth both personally and professionally. As a result I have not posted as frequently here on the blog. The only reason for this has been to give…

What to Expect From a Personal Styling Session

What to Expect From a Personal Styling Session

There is always an interest and intrigue from people to know what a personal stylist does. So if you’ve been wanting to know what to expect from a personal styling session, I’m here today to share. I’m going to run through a list of statements and frequently asked questions I come by. If you still have a burning question be sure to leave a comment below or contact me privately about sessions if it’s a personal query or concern. “I’m not happy with my body, I’m not a model.” First thing I want you to know is that you are…

Are you feeling lost with your Personal Style?

Are you feeling lost with your Personal Style?

  I want to be the one to help if you are feeling lost with your personal style and self care. Being a mum to three crazy kids I understand how much it can be a challenge to prioritise self care let alone personal style. However I know first hand the profound impact making myself a priority and taking time  for self care, and  honouring my personal style has had on my life and my families growth and development. I have learnt through personal challenges and trauma that taking time for self care has been crucial to my overall well…

You don’t need to approve my beauty standards

You don’t need to approve my beauty standards

We live to in a world now days where the word BEAUTY appears to have a one dimensional definition. That definition being of course one where society as a general rule deems women’s appearance to be pleasant or not. It’s time to flip the power and say: YOU DON’T NEED TO APPROVE MY BEAUTY STANDARDS. With an ever increasing surge in positive body movements across the globe, it’s a powerful time to unite with others. In doing so you will not be alone as there are millions of others out there, wanting to regain their power too. It’s time to…

A Raw Unedited Look Inside My Wardrobe

A Raw Unedited Look Inside My Wardrobe

A regular comment I receive is how others would love to see inside my wardrobe. “I bet it’s a massive wonderland to play dress ups in.” What is surprising to most, is when I tell them that I haven’t kicked my husband and his clothing out of the wardrobe to accommodate my colourful collection of pretties. I love using clothes to express myself but I really don’t have a wardrobe that revivals movie stars. What I do have is a wardrobe of colour and pattern; pieces that make happy when I’m wearing them. Even though I have explained to many…

Why The Embrace Documentary Is A Must Watch

Why The Embrace Documentary Is A Must Watch

With there being a lot of talk about the positive body movement documentary, Embrace by Taryn Brumfitt at present, I’m eager to share my thoughts on why I think Embrace the documentary is a must watch. Last week I took myself along to an evening screening of the body image movement documentary. in fact it was the first time I have ever gone to a movie all by myself. I quite like my own company so I embraced the experience, and I’m so glad I did to absorb the message of the movie. In an attempted to make a start on…