I’m back! (Did you miss me?)

Guys, I didn’t expect to be away from the blog for almost three months (yikes!). I can’t believe how fast time has flown by! Instead of stressing myself out I decided to take a little blogging break in December. I had such a busy end to 2015 freelance writer-wise so instead of trying to juggle everything I decided to let the blog have a bit of a snooze. It was actually a pretty big breakthrough for me – I realised that it’s important to have some stress-free down time and it really did me some good.

But I’m back now and wanted to share with you five things that caught my eye over the break.

I love everything about this notepad, especially the hand lettering header. SO cute.

Listers Gonna List

This is an amazing paper model designed by Ellen Giggenbach. Super colourful and easy to assemble this would make a great addition to a kid’s room.

Owl and the Pussy Cat

I am really, really into Bullet Journalling at the moment and am keeping mine in a Midori Traveller. I ordered a Confettidori from Teddi Confetti last Friday, and I can’t wait for it to arrive. If you want to get your hands on one, you have to be quick. The shop is only open for a minute or two every Friday (here in Australia) and these get snapped up so quickly that it is not funny. I’ll post pics of mine when it arrives.

Teddi Confetti

I’ve found that I’m way more productive if I keep and regularly update lists of things to do. The energy you need to expend trying to remember all the bits of information that are floating around in your head could be better used getting things done. I loved this piece over on Lifehack about the 21 lists you need to keep to live a more satisfying life. How many lists do you keep?


I love the idea of Pocket Letters. If you’re over boring old letters, you might want to try your hand at these. Basically, you fill a nine pocket trading card protector with cool stuff like journaling cards, ATC’s, washi samples. tea samples, photos – the possibilities are endless. They create something unique and gives you more of an opportunity to express yourself and your interests. This video from Janette Lane (who came up with the idea) is a great place to start if you’re keen. Let me know if you want to swap Pocket letters!

Guys, thanks for checking in. I so appreciate you stopping by – especially after my extended hiatus!
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Say it with seeds

I really like the idea of giving a packet of seeds as a guest gift. I’ve seen them given away as a wedding or baby shower favour but I think they are the perfect thank you for any occasion.

1. The Little Ragamuffin.
2. Elizabeth Graeber.
3. Sunnyside Print Party.
4. The Crooked Twig.
5. American Meadows.
6. God Save Strawberry Jam.

Want to make your own seed packets? Check out this easy how-to.

Yellow Owl Workshop Party Kits

These party kits by Yellow Owl Workshop are Awesome! with a capital A and exclamation mark.

Each packs contain:
– eight 5×7 in(12.5×17.8 cm) imprintable invitations with envelopes
– eight envelope seals
– eight 5×7 in(12.5×17.8 cm) party favor bags
– eight bag seals.

They make me want to throw a party just because!

Ode to the humble library card

Library cards make me really nostalgic. I used to love hanging out in the library at school. I’d often come home with a book bag that was close to bursting. Ahhh those were the days. Are library cards a thing of the past? I sure hope not.

#1 – Personal library kit from KnockKnock.
#2 – Morgan Dillon Business Card designed by Eric Stevens from Tower of Babel.
#3 – 50 Assorted Library cards from Knot & Bow.
#4 – Library card notebook from Campfire Designs.
#5 – The business card of writer Olivia Waite designed by Boxcar Press.