Friday, May 29, 2015

Everyday In May - Day Twenty Nine...



I am writing this post on my iPhone which is a first for me. The internet on my desktop home computer is playing up or run out of data so it's not loading anything!! And my prepaid internet on my laptop is not loading any pages eventhough it's connected! 

So I'm not having much luck with technology at the moment - very irritating! 
However, I will plod on the best I can :-)

CURRENTLY LIST

Time: 7:52pm

Location: home

Feeling: hopeful

Loving: my Pink Champagne scented candle

Reading: latest Mindfood magazine 

Drinking: been enjoying mint tea lately

Anticipating: some creative time this weekend

Listening to: anything on YouTube - lately it is likely to be anything Pitch Perfect 2 related :-)

Watching: Midwives

Looking forward to: having a cuppa tea later with some chocolate and watching some One Tree Hill

Creating: some upcoming projects for the APOCD blog and for Jot Magazine!

Need to Finish: organising my bedroom & my craft studio! Just cannot seem to get on top of them! Grrrr!

Wishing: for a better daily balance and improved health

Main Goal: [for this week] get more creative time and get some songs written...just for fun :-)


What does your currently list look like?

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna


Linky Loves...

Hey there!
Let's get into another round of...

1. I was nodding the whole way through this article - 20 Things Only Highly Creative People Would Understand.

2. I love Reese Witherspoon and now I'm totally crushing on her gorgeous home!!

3. Do you love to travel and see the world? Do you absolutely love Instragram?
Well check out THIS article highlighting 9 IG feeds that will inspire your wanderlust!

4. Reading about all these coffee/cafe places makes me want to head across to Adelaide for a coffee tour. hmmmm...totally do-able actually. planning planning... 

5. Feeling creatively uninspired and/or empty. This article was short and sweet and gave great encouragement and very simple direction into becoming inspired and full of creativity and ideas again.

Thanks for popping by my small part of the online world.
Take care.


With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Everyday In May - Day Twenty Eight...


I've kinda left it pretty late to write, so I'm just gonna go random.
As in write a random sentence/statement/quote/lyric etc etc, to each letter of the word 'random'. 
Cos I can.

Rebel cracks me up - she cracks herself up too...obviously ;-)

Addicted to One Tree Hill

No matter what they say, we are beautiful in every single way.

Don't Stop  Believing...

Onwards and Upwards.

Materialism will never make you happy. It keeps you just frustrated enough to make sure you buy more [~Jean Sebastian Monzani~]
Well ain't that the truth!
It's a vicious cycle.

So there you go.
Totally random hey!?! ;-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Everyday In May - Day Twenty Seven...


We have heard that 'laughter is the best medicine'!
I can vouch for this - I love a good laugh! I always feel better when I have enjoyed a good dose of laughter.



There are many beliefs and facts about laughter so I did some googling and put together 10 Facts about Laughter...

1. Laughter is an instinctive behaviour produced and recognised by people of all cultures!

2. Laughter tends to occur in short bursts of vowel-like sounds like "ha-ha", "ho-ho" or "he-he" which are repeated every fifth of a second.

3. The average person laughs about thirteen times in a single day.

4. We laugh up to 30 times more when we are in the company of others, than when we are by ourselves. So the concept of 'laughter is contagious' is quite accurate!

5. Full-on laughter experienced frequently helps your body to fight off harmful diseases. Laughing lowers our levels of stress and wards off harmful things by altering the levels of cortisol and epinephrine in our body.

6. Laughing is pretty good workout! Although not a replacement for the gym or a good exercise regime, laughter can strengthen muscles in your face, stomach, and diaphragm. For every fifteen minutes of solid, full-bodied laughing, you can burn up to 40 calories.
Get laughing!!

7. Laugh...and you will live long!
Some studies report that laughing at least fifteen minutes can add around 2 days to your overall lifespan.

8. Laughing has shown to be very beneficial in alleviating some of the social stress that can come with being around new people. Laughter works by creating an instant bond with individuals and make you feel a natural connection with those people.

9. Most people can't laugh on command. Laughter is not something we produce consciously. The brain has the impressive ability to differentiate between when laughter is forced and unnatural OR genuine and hearty.

10. The study of laughing and the effects of laughter on the human body is called Gelotology. Yep - it's a science!!

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"Laughter is the fireworks of the soul!"

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Everyday In May - Day Twenty Six...


Ok, so today's post will probably mess with your head. It messed with mine! LOL!
It is all due to this video I came across on Facebook that one of my friends had shared.
It was very interesting.
The brain is such an amazing organ. It's so impressive how it can learn, unlearn and re-learn stuff.
Check this out...it'll have you intrigued.


Check out: Smarter Every Day on YouTube.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Monday, May 25, 2015

Everyday In May - Day Twenty Five...


Hello there!
I've had another fairly busy day today.
This morning I went to a friends place for a Chefs Toolbox party.
I purchased a Griddle Pan and a Kitchen Starter pack.
I am aiming to host a party sometime in July as well.
The host rewards are quite good I must say!!

Tonight, I also went to Nutrimetics training and played with makeup.
There is FREE SHIPPING on all orders for ONE MORE DAY and some super duper specials...


You can order HERE or contact me via my site HERE if you would like me to order things for you OR if you are interested in casual, part-time, or full-time work in the beauty industry, feel free to contact me for a chat and further information :-)

I do hope you have all had a lovely day.
Take care.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Everyday in May - Day Twenty Four...


" Howdy there, how ya been? X"

This was a text from my bestie this morning.
We haven't had a good chat for quite some time and I've been meaning to call her for ages but something always pops up and it just hasn't happened.
So I was SUPER thrilled to get a text from her today!
Thing is, it was EXACTLY what I needed right now.
She asked all the right questions that enabled me to get out what I had been holding in for quite a few months.
I needed that vent!
It gave me perspective. Something shifted in me.

And I came away feeling lighter and able to breathe that much better within myself.
And like the dreams and aspirations I have for myself and my life, were REAL and WORTH IT!
I felt a whole lot braver and my belief in myself and my dreams grew immensely.

I love that about our friendship - no matter how far away we are from each other, or how long between chats...we just get each other.
Forever friends are like that :-)

As part of my renewed fervour to go after my dreams and TAKE ACTION, I got out my phone and propped it up [precariously] on the speaker beside my piano and recorded myself playing, just to get a feel for it and see how it all sounded played back.
You see, music as always been a large part of my life and who I am!
And for quite a few years now I had just...stopped.
No playing, no song writing, I still sang but it was limited to little everyday dittys, not much purposeful, soulful singing.
I had become stagnant.
But lately, these dreams and goals I once had have been resurfacing and rising up BIG TIME!
So much so, that I have needed to stand up to attention and start doing something about it. 
In response, I have been slowly, step by step giving myself time to explore my dreams again.

One of these steps was to be brave and record myself playing the piano.

And now I am going to take one giant leap of bravery and post that video here!!!

It's not perfect.
It's just me being random. It's just me being free.
And I like the ending. My eldest daughter was witnessing the whole thing and you hear her little voice at the end. Makes us giggle looking back on it ;-)
I guess you can call it - the mishaps of phone recording! LOL!


video

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna