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New year’s resolutions for 2015

2015 is going to be an amazing year, I know it!

I hope you are ready for all the exciting adventures that lie waiting for you – I know I am.

Do you always make a list of resolutions at this time of the year and do you stick to them? I am afraid I had given up on the whole idea of making “New Year’s Resolution” lists, they always seem to get forgotten about and by the end of the year I am just wrapped with guilt about not sticking to any of them.

Luckily my lovely friend Anne (from The Owl Studio) was quick to send me some much needed inspiration for a more reasonable resolution list. Thanks Anne for keeping me on track. I can definitely try to stick to most of these suggestions (especially the one about helping spiders escape).

Happy 2015

Wise Words to start your week with

This year has been an exciting one for me, full of unsettling change resulting in so much to think about.
Have you started a new journey this year? Have you embarked on big changes? If not, why not? Now is your chance to embrace change and get going in the direction you are meant to be going in.

Wise Words

These wise words where beautifully penned by Jennifer Wick

Wise words to start your week with

Wise Wrods

As the end of the year approaches, work is getting more and more hectic and the days are all blurring into one another.

Don’t get me wrong – I love being busy – busy is good. The trick is finding balance. How do you manage to find time for all the things you want to or need to do? Sometimes I battle to find the “even keel”. There just doesn’t seem to be time in one day to do all the things I need to. Then to top to top it all, we are in the process of having our house painted, so my concentration is split between my work and keeping a beady eye on a bunch of guys swinging off of ladders – not ideal.

Oh well – this week is going to be crazy and I suppose the best way to get through it is task by task, step by step. As my Mum would say: make a list! So with pen in hand and my diary open in front of me, I am going to embrace this week and kick it’s butt!

How do you tackle being pulled in a hundred different directions? What is your magic pill? Or do you just blindly rush in and get it done. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

(Todays wise words where illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt and can be found here)

Wise Words

Sometimes life can just be tough and the future a little unclear – it’s moments like these that we need to just step back and realise that “This too shall pass”.

If you too are going through a rough patch, I hope these words of inspiration will feed your soul.

Wise Words

Wise Words

All photography by Alex Mcdonell
All lettering by Noel Shiveley
Found here

Seize the day


I admit – it’s been a long while since my last post – in that time so much has happened.

I launched two new and exciting websites – really cool.
Alexis and I travelled to the other side of the globe & visited 5 new countries – so so amazing!
Then sadly we came home to a mini train smash/family crisis that needed a lot of immediate decision making and a bunch of lifestyle changes for all concerned – not ideal.

So sadly, blogging and getting back into the swing of things has taken a back seat – also not great.
BUT – this week I am determined not to let the outside world get the better of things, so I hope to be back to some form of routine as soon as possible.

Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Here’s to not giving in and not letting life overwhelm you!

(typography poster from here)

Smile more

Hey – it’s June already! TO spite the fact that the temperatures are dropping madly and getting up in the dark is the worst torture – I love June. It’s the middle of 2014 and on the 21st it’s the Winter Solstice (also the shortest day of the year) and after that the days start getting longer again – YEAH!.

This June is also extra special as it’s full of epic birthday celebrations – starting with my Mum’s 70th and ending on Alexis’s big 40th – with a couple of other birthdays sprinkled in between. All in all a fabulous month to be happy and grateful – to remember to smile more.


Photo from here
Smile More by Olga Vasik

Words to end your week with

As much as I have loved this short week, trying to squeeze five days of work into three really has thrown my work routine out of whack – as a result my “to do” list for today is laughable. Never mind – I will survive, especially if aided by a strong espresso and a healthy chunk of chocolate.

So, to end your week on an enlightened note, here are the wise words of Ernest Hemingway (beautifully illustrated by Lisa Congdon).

Hope your Friday is super productive too.

Wise Words - Ernest Hemingway

See more of Lisa’s work here.

Wise Words

Yikes, it has been far too long since my last Wise Words post! To get us back on track for the Weekly Wise Words here are some very pertinent sentiments to refer to daily.
Created by Bianca Cash

Wise Words

Wise Words

If you, like me, are having a crazy week and can’t seem to find time to pause and breathe, then here is a little mid week motivation to keep your spirits lifted and your heart pointed in the right direction.

I am afraid I cannot find any solid reference as to who’s quote it is and who did the lettering, but it seems so relevant that I simply had to post it. If you know more about its origins then please let me know.

Have a happy and productive Wednesday folks.

Wise Wiords

Wise Words to start your week with

Can you believe it, the first week of December is here? If you are also feeling overwhelmed with life in general, then this gorgeous wise words typographic reminder, from Colette Creative, will ring true for you.

Remember to stop and take a deep breath – this too shall pass.

Wise Words from Colette Creative

Wise words for a Monday

Richard Perez

Wow, the weekend flew past and it’s already nearly the end of October – time is whizzing by!
This week is going to be another busy one, so in the spirit of not wasting any time doing stuff that is not amazing, I thought I would post this cool poster by Richard Perez.
I couldn’t agree more… make some awesomeness this week!