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…

Prioritise Self Care with One Simple Question

Prioritise Self Care with One Simple Question

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with there being so much to do, that trying to prioritise self care seems impossible and anything but simple? When you consider your to-do list do you feel defeated before you even make a start? These days, feelings of overwhelm are often associated with being busy and having too many pressures and commitments upon us. One of the things with the “I’m so busy” treadmill overwhelm is that we unconsciously use it to avoid tackling personal issues. The paradox of self care is that, if we spent time tackling some of those personal issues, we…

Why Mother’s Self Care is Vital to Children’s Happiness

Why Mother’s Self Care is Vital to Children’s Happiness

It’s Sunday morning, and we have no plans for the day. We’re all collectively pottering around doing our own thing. We’ve had a big week and we’ve all got sniffles, sneezes and allergies bugging us.Many would say it’s one of those days that are great for staying in pyjamas, laying around the house and a little self care. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for relaxed days at home and no plans, but I find if I stay in pyjamas all day I feel “blah”. My spirits and outlook on the day are always lifted when I slip on some…

Go With What Makes You Happy the Basic Key to Defining Personal Style…..

Go With What Makes You Happy the Basic Key to Defining Personal Style…..

Oh gosh how I love colour, it truly brightens my day and how I feel and when it comes to my personal style and wardrobe colour and pattern dominate whether it be vintage or not, I always, always have colour and pattern to play with. I op shopped this simple long t-shirt dress in aqua last week mainly because it is an easy wear for lounging around at home with the kids. It’s certainly not a colour I wear a lot of nor is a go to preference but it is a colour I love teamed with other colours, so…

Grown Up Colouring In Books for Adults: It’s a Thing Now…..

For many years before Ben and I started trying for a family I used to attend art classes, initially I took adult beginners classes, which  over time graduated to me trying several different mediums as well as taking classes under one of Australia’s best pastels artists. In the last seven years though, through multiple pregnancies, kids and more I’ve not devoted much time to maintaining my artistic skills even though the desire has been there. I’ve tried my hardest to pick up small craft projects over the years that call on some of my artistic skills I’ve previously learned, when…

In short I’m Making More Time for Me…..

I’m sure we’ve all experienced life being busy and getting carried away and as a result we let the little bits of self care slide. As much as I try to make an effort with my outfits each day, it’s been some time since I’ve taken the same care each and every single day with my make up. I’ve always taken care of my skin but I haven’t indulged myself with time for make up on a regular basis since having Cohen. Sure when I have had a rare night out I’ve made the effort or I’ve had some extra…

Lessons from Sharing a Home Office & Questions to Ask Yourself….

I don’t know about other couples, but in the evenings when Ben and I are working on our own projects, we like to be in close vicinity to one another so we can talk. With three kids we don’t get much chance to have uninterrupted conversations, so in the evenings we like to try and make the most of it when the kids are in bed. But try as we might over the last few years to share work spaces, it just hasn’t worked out. Ben’s projects have grown and not to mention my stock levels and its become difficult…

Take a Day Off from the Online and Be Blessed with Beautiful Moments……

I took a day off from social media yesterday, it’s a good thing to do sometimes I think; at least I find for me it’s a good thing to do.  It was a wonderfully relaxed and fun day pottering about, enjoying being at home, enjoying my kids and their crazy antics. Enjoying crafting and playing with ideas, fondling vintage girls frocks and selling more and posting them off to new loving homes. I folding floral vintage linens and played with new combinations for Sarah’s bedroom. I took moments for tea and Frankie, while my little the kids napped……it was bliss.…