Friday, September 19, 2014

Linky Loves...

Hi All :-)
Welcome to another weekly round of...

1. Clicked on this link via Facebook through the week and found it rather a great reminder. The author has spun the points around to being happy with your art/creative life but each point can be very applicable just to everyday living and removing certain things in your life to be more happy. Have a read :-)

2. Ali Edwards has released a new class - it starts Novemeber. I've signed up. Love anything and everything this chick does :-)

3. I came across this blog via the Clever Cookie Blog School class I'm doing. I thought her post about being whole and loving ourselves realistically was a great read. I was particularly drawn to the point about befriending the woman I see in the mirror! It's part of the journey I am on particularly this year as I make choices and discoveries about myself. I believe happiness starts with being you and staying true to you and your beliefs and values. Own the good AND bad about you. 

4. Are you diminishing your joy? You may identify with one, many or all of these points that Rachel outlines but don't feel down about it, ACT on it and find ways to increase your joy :-) 
I soooo connected with much of what she highlighted - I am a work in progress that's for sure...I guess we all are in some way or other hey!?!

5. I always like looking at this blog because of all the yarny eye candy! I think THIS is pretty darn gorgeous - LOVE IT!

And there you have it!
Enjoy clicking and reading away ;-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, September 12, 2014

Linky Loves...

Yep!
It's that time of week again where I share my...

1. Gift ideas for men! Gosh they are hard to buy for sometimes. Mel from One Crafty Mumma has a blog post giving ideas for gifts to the men in our lives :-)

2. I really like THIS pattern but am holding off purchasing for the moment as I have quite a lot of projects on the go right now and my $$ are being used elsewhere at the moment ;-)

3. Good thing I'm putting more knitting on my yarny adventures ;-) It appears that it will be rather beneficial from what THIS says!

4. I GOT IN!! *happy dance*

5. I just want all of it! ALL OF IT!

Take care all - will see you again soon :-)
Lots happening but can't quite share yet - stay tuned!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jot Something Challenge - September...

Hi All :-)
I am here today to share the new challenge for this month over at Jot Magazine.
We have been mixing things up a bit and trying something new and different from the usual mood board.
So for September it is all about...
SEPTEMBERSomethingBoard
Give me chevron and the colour blue and I'm there!
But I'm also really loving designs, layouts etc with just that nice little sprinkle of floral popped in there! Especially since I have girls who I predominantly scrap about ;-)
So here is my layout...


SOMETHING FLORAL -- 6x6" floral patterned paper as part of my photo backing mat (Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party') AND a floral chipboard sticker in the top corner cluster (Heidi Swapp)

SOMETHING NEW -- I've used some new Project Life journal cards I recently received in the mail from Craft House (Maggie Holmes edition Core Kit) - part of one in the top corner and one tucked behind the photo reading 'love YOU dear' :-)

SOMETHING CHEVRON -- the bag as part of my backing mat (D-Lish Scraps)

SOMETHING BLUE -- again the blue chevron bag, bow (D-Lish Scraps), 'always' word (Heidi Swapp), flair badge (STUDIOfourteen40), and other little pops here and there.




Head on over to the Jot blog for all the deets and check out all the other stunning pages that the Jot girls have created!! Inspiration +++

Seeya again soon :-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna


Friday, September 5, 2014

Linky Loves...

And here we are!
Another week gone -- therefore another lot of my

1. Came across this quick clean up list - I really want to get into a good cleaning habit!! I always seem to get behind and feel like the house is out of control!

2. One of my bloggy, creative friends is having a super September sale over at her little stamp shop. I just love Kellie Stamps! They are just that little bit of extra awesome to any layout, PL spread etc etc. Head over to her shop now and grab a bargain - she has stamps, flair, and also some stamp bundles to purchase. And don't forget to use the code CLEAROUTSALE to get 10% off your purchase!

3. Found these cute Fathers Day printables -- there is still two days until Fathers Day which leaves plenty of time if you want to use these printables for gifts to the Dad of the family :-)
I particularly like the booklet and coupons :-)

4. Loving ALOT of the garments in this catalogue! If only my bank balance could stretch that far!

5. So...apparently it's 16 weeks until Christmas. Now, I know it seems early to be mentioning the festive season BUT it does tend to creep up rather quickly and I LOVE to feel and be organised. Mel has started a Handmade Christmas segment on her blog for each Thursday in an attempt to cheer each other on and be able to get to Christmas and know you're all sorted!! Dunno about you...but that sounds rather appealing to me :-)

Enjoy your weekend!
Busy one here for us with Miss J's 6th birthday party tomorrow and then Father's Day on Sunday. Busy but fun :-)

Talk again soon.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, August 29, 2014

Linky Loves...

Hi my lovely readers.
Welcome to another week of...

So what have I been reading/viewing around the web this week...

1. I saw on Facebook that two keen knitters are doing a little knit-a-long together - they are making THIS cardigan. I have ordered the yarn and supplies from Jellywares to have a go at making one myself. Anyone want to knit-a-long with me? Mum? ;-) hehe
It will probably be a long-term project I reckon - the pattern is a little out of my depth but I'm keen for the challenge.

2. Loving all these scrappy goodies for this month's kits and add-ons at Studio Calico.

3. This article/post might not be everybody's cup of tea or reflect your own beliefs but it rings true with me. I really admire how this woman explains why she still believes and holds onto her faith despite the sadness and trials life has dealt her and her family. I actually know the couple, not in the NOW but many moons ago when I was in college and uni. I even stayed with them once in their home. Their story is sad yet filled with faith, intense love, beauty and strength.

4. Signed up for this cool new bloggy members site designed by Pip Lincolne. I'm keen to check out her content in this little community she has created. You can be a member too :-)

5. I was reading Sunday's blog Love Happy Daily - I was scrolling down and came across THIS post about FOCUS! Those two points she lists at the beginning? I seriously could have written them. It is SO me!!! I am yet to listen to the podcast she referred to - I am thinking it will be interesting.

Well that's my five for this week.

Enjoy your weekend - I know I will! I am off to a scrapbooking retreat in town run by our local scrapbook store. So excited! Am planning on getting a good Project Life catch-up going - I desperately need it!

Take care!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Faves...

Brace yourself!
It's time for another week of...

1. I've just had my hair chopped off abit last weekend but I'm sure I could still try some of these surely :-)

2. Now THIS is what I have been working towards having in my home - with both the kids in school next year it will be a must!! Now just to figure out where to set one up. Hmmm...

3. Mel posted about signing up for penpals on her blog last week, which I did and got two - one international and one Australian. So I've been clicking on anything related to letter writing and pen pal stuff. Mel posted about what to write in your first letter HERE and I also like this post by Emily Jane about organisation and other ideas HERE (I really like the cute heart envelope idea!!).

4. Tips for a clutter-free morning - I hate waking up to disorganisation and mess. I have very grand plans about a achieving a more simplistic way of setting out our home and lifestyle - it's just taking a bit of time. One tiny step at a time...that's what I need to do, and I'm sure we'll get there. These tips were nice reminders in achieving one of my goals of having a more relaxed, clutter-free morning. I also came across THIS blog and have been reading her guide to peaceful mornings.

5. I was a guest on Kellie's blog this week - I was very honoured and excited to be asked to do a q&a for her blog. We have become fast online friends with common creative interests so I was only too happy to contribute to her guest posts :-)

Take care.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pin Picks...

Hi everybody!
I am back again to post about what I have been pinning this week.

Just going random - no particular theme.

Crochet Mandala Rug - Free Pattern!
^^I've always wanted to make a huge crocheted floor rug with big chunky yarn. This one is made out of t-shirt yarn - and I just so happen to have a few skeins of this in my stash so I'm keen to get onto it now ;-) I think it would be a great addition to the kids' room.

lovely for summer...
^^What a gorgeous colour palette! So bright and super attractive!

I wish I had this
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^^Ummm...AWESOME alert! How cool would this be??

Elsa Dress
^^Have you got or know of any kids with an obsession with the movie, Frozen? Highly likely I reckon!
I have!
Well, of course, they can dress up just like their favourite character! I may have actually popped this Elsa dress into my cart for my eldest daughter's birthday present ;-)

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Funny how you come across a quote in your Pinterest feed that you just need to read. This one was it for today.
I forgot about a meeting I was supposed to attend this afternoon at my daughter's school. I felt so upset with myself - couldn't believe that I had forgotten! It's so not like me. I felt like I had lost control.
BUT...
I need to just breathe and just be gentle with myself. I can't do anything about it now.
Stop beating myself up and calm down.
And...pour myself a wine ;-)

And that concludes this week's PIN PICKS.
What have you been pinning lately??

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna