Yep, I'm still kicking around!
I thought I would come and update you on life here in town.
It's great. We love being close to everything - the beach, the shops, the school. Walking places is a wonderful luxury. It's lovely to be able to get out in the breeze (if any) and soak up the sunshine on a good little stroll into town.
I love looking out the office and my bedroom window at the gorgeous big tree with stunning red flowers on it. I have no idea what kind of tree it is (some of you garden gurus might be able to shed some light for me!?!) but it just looks so welcoming and I feel so relaxed looking at it!
We are mostly unpacked. It has been a slow process due to becoming a tad run down and battling a dodgy dose of chronic fatigue. But just to digress a little bit here - I had been seeing pictures and mentions of some recipes from a great looking e-book by Amy Crawford of The Holistic Ingredient and I bought it. I have been making (and consuming!) some of her breakfast dishes - OH MY GOODY GOODNESS - sooooo yum! And it's filling and since starting to eat using whole foods my energy has been better and I have the capability to get through the day without any lazing in the chair exhausted and helpless and in need of naps to get through. Hopefully I can keep this up. I will share more about this and my fave recipes from her book in another post :-)
Anyway, back to unpacking. There is still a little bit to do but the place is in a functional, living condition and we are really happy with the rental property we live in :-)
On the creative front...
Well, you are most likely aware that I have been busily creating for Jot Issue 2 which is OUT NOW. And it is jam packed with such goodness. And it is proving to be SUPER popular. The stats are astounding and all of us at Jot, most of all Kim Archer - the founder and creator of this fabulous publication - are gobsmacked. I am so honoured to be part of such a great team and associated with such greatness :-)
So you can check out the new issue HERE!
I will be back over the next week with some posts about my layouts in the mag with abit more detail.
But also be sure to check out the Jot blog - there is info about the challenges showcased in Issue 2 and a chance to link up any projects you have created inspired by these...also there is a step by step rundown of a layout using just journal cards. And...just today there was a post by fellow Jot team member Lauren Hender with an awesome layout she created and a very useful little tip you will most definitely find quite nifty. So head on over and be inspired :-)
We are already getting down and busy with creating and planning for Issue 3 - plus a few extra little projects and inspiration coming up in the mean time which will be revealed in the coming weeks so keep an eye on the Jot blog and here for more lovely, scrappy, papercrafty, memory-keeping goodness!
It's all so exciting!
Talk again soon.
In the meantime - take care and keep smiling :-)
With Sprinkles of Sunshine...