Sunday, August 2, 2015

My Soul Sings #8...

Today I am grateful for...

** The opportunity to create!

** Markets!
I attended a local market this week as a stall-holder BUT I did get a quick chance to have a walk around the other stalls. I managed to purchase some awesome quinoa bread which I have been thoroughly enjoying this week AND I also got my hands on a succulent plant from b&b designs!!! I have been eyeing off their super gorgeous twine and moss planters for ages and I'm so grateful to have been able to buy one!!

** technology triumphs! 
My laptop does not like going flat, being plugged in and then having to retrieve the screen again - it chucks a major hissy fit.
So I had to wait until it was fully charged, un-plug it and boot up.
And when I did...the window I was working on popped right up!
My heart leapt with joy!!
I didn't have to re-do any of the work I had done through out the afternoon!!

** freshly mown lawn. It looks so neat and tidy.

** Chocolate. Many people would agree I'm sure ;-)

** Laughter. Especially if it happens while watching Big Bang Theory in the company of my hubby who is laughing is head off too!

What are you grateful for?

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Here I Stand Right Now #6...

Take a view from the top at my life this week...

Sunday 26th July
Getting ingredients ready for tomorrow's Chefs Toolbox demonstration here at my home.

Monday 27th July
With my Mum and sis heading to school pickup - it's their last full day here with us but I'm thankful for the time we've had!

Tuesday 28th July
Airport bathroom. About to say goodbye to Mum and sis ;-(

Wednesday 29th July
Our big girl put herself to bed this arvo and zonked it!
#sickgirl #flubug

Thursday 30th July
Got dinner cooking...

Friday 31st July
How to get outta the car has me puddled ;-)

Saturday 1st August (today)
Feeling rather peeved right about now...
my laptop chucked a hissy fit and I have potentially lost a whole afternoon's worth of work!!


I wish I could have ended on a more positive note BUT some days are just one of those days where things go BLAH really quickly!
At least I'm keeping it real hey!?! hehe

Take care.
Seeya again soon!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Friday, July 31, 2015

Linky Loves...

Welcome to another week of...

1. I absolutely adore this super duper awesome performance from Britain's Got Talent on YouTube. Tingles and tears right here folks!!

2. Gluten-free lemon bars - I can smell them just by looking at them in the photos!! LOL ;-)

3. Love/Hate relationship with clothes shopping? Here are 7 secrets to shopping like a stylist!

4. Here is The Introvert's Guide to Networking - I found this very interesting. 

5. I remember listening to this song as a teen and I have always loved it. If only there was more musical collabs like this now-a-days!!

Take care now.
Smile lots and enjoy life :-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Monday, July 27, 2015

My Soul Sings #7...

Today I am grateful for:

* photos. I love that they take me back in time, to a particular place and memory and let's me relive the moment.

* my Mum's cooking. She has whipped up some yummy meals while she has been has definitely relieved some of my everyday stress as cooking is really not my forte!

* stories. I love telling them, reading them, writing them.

* coffee...and cups of tea.

* BED. Cos I need sleep...and nothing beats snuggling down under the sheets and having your head hit the pillow, sink right in and feel sleep take over!!

What are you grateful for?

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Here I Stand Right Now #5...

Here is this week with a view from the top...

Sunday 19th July
Serious card playing happenin' here :-)

Monday 20th July
Picnic Lunch - last day of school holidays :-)

Tuesday 21st July
Time to tackle the kids' socks and undies draw! Needs sorting BIG TIME!!

Wednesday 22nd July
Today's organisational progress! I went through the kids' drawing/art supplies - culled and sorted. Next step...where to set up the arty station ;-)

Thursday 23rd July
Fuel. Essential.
Cos I'd like to get home thanks ;-)

Friday 24th July
Soup for lunch - made lovingly by Mumma

Saturday 25th July (today)
With my Mumma :-)


It's been great to have my Mum and one of my sisters here.
Feeling very blessed.

What has your week looked like?
If you share and photos of where you are standing, would love if you tagged #hereistandrightnow so I can take a geezer at your photos :-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Friday, July 24, 2015

Linky Loves...

1. I'm liking the look of this for my entryway.

2. I'd like to do a road trip to Adelaide sometime in the near future so blog posts like this are welcome in planning my adventures and explorations of the city :-)

3. The books on this list are ones I would love to read (and I did the mentioned survey, so hoping I win them! hehe). What does your book list look like?

4. Here are Ten 5-minute Habits That Can Change Your Life.

5. How to hold a baby - for the fellas, using lingo they will understand ;-)

Enjoy your weekend!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jot Mood Board Challenge - July 2015...

So, we are three quarters the way through July - where does the time go!
I realised that I hadn't shared my layout created for the latest Jot Mood Board Challenge so here I am, getting onto it!

This month's colour palette was chosen by fellow Jot girl, Beshka.

Isn't it positively delightful!?!

So here is the sample page I created...

I've gone with an artsy background and created my title by roughly cutting each letter out of patterned paper.

When it came to the embellishments, I went to find some pineapples - I knew I had some somewhere but do you think I could find them!?!
So...I created my own! HA!
I had the perfect stencil for it so I pulled that out - I think it was one from Studio Calico in a 3x4" size. I used texture paste to make pineapple shapes and once dry, gently swiped a musky violet ink over it to give it the same kind of purpley hue as the images in the mood board. I made the leafy part out of paper.
I was super pleased with how it turned out!

Have you played along?
Well, if you haven't - you have time with a little over a week to go.
All the deets are HERE!

Happy Creating!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...