The love supreme

The love supreme



Thankful for -  Time spent with family ..trying not to ever take it for granted.

Reading - Blogs.... getting back to Bloglovin and searching out some new reads 'The Rogue Ginger' a fabulous Australian zero waste blog.

Watching - Narcos season 3, Reign season 3 , The Bachelorette and anything Zero Waste on You Tube

Inspired by - Bea Johnson and the Zero Waste Home... to quote Bea ..  "Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and only in that order) is my family’s secret to living waste-free"

Making - Vegetable Stock and re-useable produce bags.

Paper crafting -  Project Life... so behind...argh!

Focused on -  trying to get back to exercise...  (how is it possible that something I would always do daily... and was such a good habit could just STOP. I keep blaming circumstances.... but if you boil it down they are only excuses.)

Learning - The frightening truth about GM (Genetically Modified) Foods.... I've heard the term and figured it couldn't be good for us.... but then I listened to a Low Tox Life Podcast by Fran Murrell (co founder of M.U.D.G.E or Mothers Are Demystifying Genetic Engineering) and it was pretty scary stuff.The upside if that in Australia all fresh fruit and veg grown in Australia is GMO free...and there are so great resources available to guide you through the choices when it comes to packaged food.This shopping list from the M.U.D.G.E site reassured me regarding a few items I currently use.

Wearing - 'active wear' .. first time in AGES! I actually got up and went for a walk this morning.

Drinking -  Coffee ...but I did  make a juice earlier...

Grand plan -  To continue minimising our home... to move toward less waste... little steps make big changes.

Planning- I have said yes to sharing my 'macrame love' with a group of friends next week.... I have 5 ladies coming to make macrame with me.

Grateful for  - some lovely weekend weather and the veggies we planted in the garden....its so nice to see them coming along although the snails are proving sneakier than I am.



When I think of stamping of layouts..... my mind always goes to black ink.
I love that crisp black / white contrast. Then I spotted a layout by Jot Girl Sheree... with yellow stamping....and I couldn't get it out of my mind. It looked fabulous.

So armed with some newly purchased yellow ink and my beautiful set of  'Top Shop Alpha' and 'Currently'  clear stamps from Kellie Stamps I whipped together this layout very quickly... and Yep!  I really am in love with that yellow ink.

This layout was created for the July August Jot Magazine Mood board which is now closed.


Little Moments...

I am the first to admit...I'm a terrible photographer. Truly for the amount of photos I take a week.... which is ridiculously high I should have skills.... but nope...I'm still classified amateur.
My theory is a bit like the 'tying knots' theory..... if you cant tie them well....tie lots...haha

What I absolutely love though... is that occasionally I capture a moment that doesn't need words.... its just a lucky shot...and I get a chance to 'high five' myself just for a minute...

One such photo is this one..... camping on the river at Easter.... Miss Chook sharing secrets with Aunty Briony.... I just love it.

This layout was created for the Jot Magazine Mood Board September 2017 which is now closed.



What better way to kick off some scrapbooking catch up ... than a brand new Jot Magazine Mood Board for inspiration....(especially when I was able to compile the board myself).
I have been so drawn to these earthy pastels of late....maybe its all that macrame cotton vibe.

We would love you to play along..... all the details are on the Jot Blog...


KIDS CRAFTING and a Layout..

The girls love a school holiday project..... and usually it involves some type of stitching.. (Sometimes I groan as they outline their ideas because they think BIG!...but I do try to let them evolve their own plans without too much interference from me.)
Last holidays they made these dolls from white cotton .. a variation of the Woolen Softies they made back in April. They were pretty chuffed with them.

..... anyway... while we were away I had grand plans of scrapbooking.....I had visions of pulling up near a beach and scrapping the day away. In reality that didn't happen.... we were busy....we walked... and filled our days with experiences...and some days I barely took a photo let alone scrapped one.

However on one night in Innisfail.... the mood struck...and our caravan park was average.... so I tucked myself inside and created a layout. 
 Lucky I carted all those scrapbooking supplies to the top of Queensland after-all!



I am pretty sure you will have heard all the talk about a brand new Jot Pockets  E-Mook?
If not.... its a brilliant resource.... a cross between an E-Book / Magazine... and packed with easy and inspiring ideas to help with your pocket pages.

When Kim asked if I would like to contribute some ideas and samples I was thrilled... I love the idea behind it... because lets be honest...sometimes when you have a moment to create its lovely to have some prompts.

You can visit the Jot Mag SHOP here....


Post holiday blues....and where to from here...

We are home....

Two months travelling in the 'Winenbago' over in a blink.. how can that be?

When we left home on July 15 it felt like it would never end.... I had visions of what life would be like on the road... I was sure it held all the answers. In a lot of ways it did....but like everything..there was a few downsides as well.

I loved living small.... that little home on wheels that we call 'The Winnie' or 'Winenbago'... was just perfect.. Id make the bed before I got out of it.... cooking was quick and easy... I could sweep the floor in 20 seconds... and even the limited choice of clothing was a blessing. 

I loved the freedom to move to a new spot.... most often we moved on each morning...if we really loved a spot....we could opt to stay on longer.

I loved exploring.... experiencing....and having a go at things...

I loved the healthy routine.... easy fresh food.... and lots of walking... 17000+ steps some days.

I loved that I never ...not once....opened my laptop...

I loved limited internet.... I didn't feel bad if I wasn't as 'present' online...

I loved keeping my days simple.... I read in the mornings... we walked.... I sometimes crafted.... we went to bed early...

But on the flipside....

I missed family terribly...

I realised that holidays like this on the road are great....idyllic... but it couldn't be a permanent solution for me....I love the familiarity of a home base... I love being close to my family and friends...

So now we are home.... (and this happens every single time we travel) ...I wonder...can I incorporate the things I loved while we were on the road... into my everyday ?

Can I downsize everything in this home more?

Can I prioritise walking...and trying new things....over the burden of all the commitments I currently stress over... like work....blogging... emails....etc?

I would love thoughts.....