Monday, February 2, 2015

make FEBRUARY the month that you take control

Starting a new month is a fresh new start. january can feel like a complete ride off as most of us are still in holiday mode. Time to get back to routine when school goes back and make time for YOU.

I have decided to join in with Carly over at SMAGGLE to make February the time where I take control and get everything together.

The Minimalist Game - The aim is to get rid of one item on the first of February, 2 items on the 2nd right through until the 28th where I will remove from my home 28 items. More details can be found here, if you are interested in downsizing the clutter from your home. Hastag #MinsGame. There will a huge de-clutter of my closet and children's toys which I will share on instagram (for those who may be interested) or sell on eBay. (link to my ebay will be shared on the instagram pic)

Febfast - I am not a huge drinker so I will be giving this one a miss, but you can join Carly and anyone else who has signed up here

20 minutes a day - Exercising for 20 minutes a day. I am an early riser, although struggling at the moment after the holidays, I plan to put on my new sport gear and use my time in the morning to go for a walk, a bike ride or just do some exercise at home while watching Sunrise for 20 minutes. Snap yourself exercising and use the hashtag #20minutesaday to join in Carly and I and whoever else is on board. Fun and the hashtag will hold me accountable and stick to a pic a day for the next 27 days.

Read a book a month - I have so many books that I have not read and so many I would like to read so I am planning to try and read a book a month. To hold myself accountable I will add a pic to my instagram account with the hashtag #abookamonth. I would love for you all to join in so we can all share what others are reading. I am currently reading Nanny Confidential you can read more here

I have used the pic above (from pinterest) as incentive to add more sparkle and shine to my life.

Will you be joining in and making a clean start with your life?

What are you reading?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

sunday styling OLIVIA PALERMO

Sunday is the day for relaxing and rejuvenating for the week ahead. Stealing inspiration for what to wear. Today's inspiration is Olivia Palermo who just never seems to get it wrong.

Saturday, January 31, 2015


For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of HAPPINESS. 

Images from pinterest. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

notes from the week + back to school emotions

2015 is the year my eldest daughter, Miss R, completes her first year as an early childhood educator leaving her stamp on precious children as they prepare for school. My baby girl, Miss B, is going into Year 11, ready to tackle her last two years of her high school education. How can that be time moves so fast and we do not realise it happening so fast as each year goes by. If I take the time to look back I remember my little angels with pride and joy and frequently look back at their lives and how sweet and kind they were and still are, thank goodness. I realise what a great job I have done in raising these precious lives. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

mode du jour BACK TO WORK

I am bringing back Mode du Jour. I just love featuring styles that I put together every afternoon to bring out the fashionista in us all. Sometimes it is get to a different perspective on how to style this and that.

Today i am featuring this stunning dress from Review. With a pop of colour and gold accessories. 

1. Dancing Daisy Dress  || 2. Mimco Origami Satchel  (on sale) 
3. Forever New Necklace + Earrings || 4. Nine West Shoes

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