Friday, March 6, 2015

Linky Loves...

Hiya!
Here is this week's post of...

1. I am popping THIS list of weight-loss tips in my planner to keep referring to for encouragement and motivation.

2. Ok! So I always love a glimpse into somebody craft room and their organisation but a Maggie Holmes Craft Room Tour - that bumps it right into a MUST SEE!!! Totally loving how everything looks!

3. I soooo wanna make these! I've always wanted baskets like these - why didn't I think of making them myself!?!

4. Organisation +++ with IKEA - probably one of my most favourite places to shop (and eat!)

5. I've made something similar to these before and they were DELISH!! Gonna give these ones a go too - I reckon they'll be just as good!

Have a super awesome weekend!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, February 27, 2015

Linky Loves...

Hello there!
Yep - you guessed it! It's time for some more...

1. Doesn't this dish look so delectable!?!

2. And continuing along with the food theme - I've put this on my 'to try' list too :-)

3. Got cupcake wrappers? Why not make them into bows!?!

4. Here are 7 things kids need to see their Mum doing!

5. A healthier version of the mud mug cake! I can go with that ;-)

Enjoy the weekend.
We have a long weekend here in Western Australia and are heading off for a family function.
Will see you here again - hopefully sooner rather than later!!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, February 20, 2015

Linky Loves...

Hi there!
I am back again this week with a fresh batch of...

1. I'm keen to try out this recipe.

2. I aim to focus more on my fitness this year - I'm thinking that I must incorporate these into my life to help me along :-)

3. Another thing I would like to improve this year is my photography so I couldn't help but click on this article.

4. I realise the 'day of love' has passed but love is a forever thing so all THESE soppy lovey dovey sayings are still good - this hopeless romantic is quite smitten with all them ;-)

5. I love the whole mixing-two-songs-together thing and THIS was one was quite good - sounded abit odd to start with but then ramped up to awesome :-)

Take care peeps!


With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Failure -- It's Not A Negative Thing...

I truly believe that.
Even more after watching some very inspiring and energising words from Oprah on Career, Life and Leadership.



I have just spent the last hour and a bit of my life, watching and listening to words of wisdom from the one and only Oprah Winfrey.
I wanted to share the video here for you to watch too - yes it's lengthy but it's worth it!
It truly is!
I don't normally sit through a video that long unless it has me fully engaged -- so that's saying something for this ;-)

A quote to point your life forward
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This woman knows who she is and what her calling is. I just love listening to what she has to say.

Although the entire content of what Oprah has to say in this video is rather dynamic, it's the last four minutes that were the most profound to me.
Especially the part about failure. Because I believe it to be true...failure is not necessarily a negative thing. It's definitely not something that is particularly nice to go through therefore we definitely don't desire to experience it!
That's probably why it is viewed negatively, because it is undesirable. Nobody wants to be seen as having failed, or to be viewed as a failure.

But Oprah reminds us that there is no such thing as failure, really.
Because failure is just that THING, trying to move you in another direction.

Don't be afraid of it.
Listen to it.

Move forward.

Please watch it.
I know that you will get something out of it.



With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, February 13, 2015

Linky Loves...

Welcome to another round of...


2. A middle aged man. A pink tutu. A camera. And an honorable cause.
Don't even try not to smile or let out a giggle.
Loving the love and happy in this video :-)

3. Three ways you unwittingly destroy your child's self-esteem.
The power of words hey!?!

4. Aiming to get your home more organised? Here are 20 free ways to organise!

5. Would you let your toddler pick out your outfits for a week?? This little boy didn't do too badly, I don't think :-D

That's it for this week.
Take care my friends!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jot Mood Board Challenge - February 2015...

Hi there lovely readers!
I would like to share with you the new mood board over at Jot Magazine and the sample page I created for it.
With Valentines Day happening this month, it was fitting that the mood board was love themed.

For my page, I chose to highlight the love for my children and that I do love being their Mum.


I was inspired by the black and white stripes and the paper hearts so featured them quite strongly on the page.



Materials used:

MME paper
Crate Paper 'Close Knit' paper
MME heart die-cut frame
Heidi Swapp 'September Skies' ephemera
Amy Tangerine 'Stitched' ephemera
Flutterby Designs flair
AC foam Thickers
tissue paper
cotton

I hope all you creatives out there have a chance to have a go at this mood board.
It's super fun!
You can find out more HERE - and the prize is proudly sponsored by Scrappy Canary.

Happy Creating!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, February 6, 2015

Linky Loves...

Hello beautiful people!
Welcome to another week of...

1. For those smack bang in the middle of child-rearing - here is some advice from the Empty Nesters. The one that tugged my heart the most was...
"When your child hugs you, never be the first one to let go."

2. This humorous account about motherhood and the mum-petition is quite entertaining. 

3. This sounds like something I need but I definitely agree it would get mighty hard after the first week! Could also be a lot of fun though :-)

4. So...many people are asking -- "When did K-mart get trendy?" I could easily make-over my home with all their goodies!! 

5. The value of remembering everyday ordinary moments - some may think that the everyday banal moments that don't seem very important, relevant, or worth remembering/recording actually are more valuable for future reference than we think!

Enjoy your weekend!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna