I have a load of different things going on at the moment. From being a mum, blog posts, freelance work, the restyle and name change of the blog, and then there’s Christmas and all of the end of year celebrations that are quickly filling my calendar. Juggling these in an unstructured environment, like working from home can be a bit of a trap for inefficiency. So what do I often find myself doing when it all feels too much? I procrastinate. Yep, that’s right, and I bet a lot you do too.
Okay, I’m officially excited – tomorrow marks five weeks until Christmas! For a little fun, and because I have so many gorgeous things on my personal wish list this year, I thought I’d share some of them and put together a little gift guide for the homebody.
Hello everyone. I just wanted to pop in very late in the day for me to say hi and to share some news with you.
It’s always good to grow and change, and one thing that has been on my mind for the past months is how I can better this blog. I really love being here and I have so many exciting ideas in the works but there has always been this one niggling thing that I knew had to happen first – a name change. Yes I know, it’s a big change and really, it’s something that I’ve wondered whether I could avoid or not but I always return back to the decision that yes, it must change. I feel that the current one is holding me back.
You may have noticed that we’ve being seeing cork a lot more in object design lately, especially with some of the main players. It has such a lovely smooth yet tactile feel with gorgeous muted colour tones that it’s really no wonder.
This month our friends at Urban Jungle Bloggers HQ asked us to show us our “plant shefie”. So here is mine… a neglected plant brought back in from the garden, a thriving one relocated from the kitchen windowsill, and another that recently had their mother removed after it grew into a strange shape in search of the winter sun. After this exercise, I realise how nice it is to see a few plants in this part of the house, there’s certainly enough light for them here, so a couple will definitely be staying for a while.
Irish linen has a long history and is renown for its quality and durability. It’s also something that most of us grew up with. Our parents and grandparents would always swear by that Irish linen tea towel that dries the dishes so well, quite often they would own only a couple of these tea towels and it would always be pulled out when the extended family came around for a Sunday roast. Fast-forward many (!) years into the 21st century and linen is being loved and appreciated around the world all over again, and it really has come of age.
I’ve been back almost two weeks from Sydney, a wonderful, crazy and emotional time back home. Every time I’m back there I realise what a special place it is and how much I miss it, my friends and family. The huge blue skies and sandy beaches and the holiday vibe of the eastern suburbs seduce me every time and I want to stay. Then weeks pass, loads of traffic, parking fines, road tolls and long distances to get anywhere and I begin to miss Auckland, the community vibe, shopping at Farro Fresh, good coffee and close proximity to everything. Will I forever be eternally unsatisfied I wonder? So, I decide to be happy with what I have now because I’m pretty damn lucky.« Previous Entries