Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Little Things

I have been feeling a little drained lately. Its been hard to keep up with everything. Running a life and 2 businesses and a day job is tricky, but at the same time wonderful. I have been busy photographing some of the most amazing people, celebrating weddings, engagements and new life. And I have been designing like a mad woman, trying to get some new prints together and a jewellery venture off the ground (Nothing like keeping busy right!?) Dont get me wrong for one second, I love what I do, I just have to remind myself every now and then of the little things. The little things that keep me going, and keep me inspired.

Stationary. There is nothing like a new journal, or a postcard, or some cute letter writing paper. I am such a sucker for stationary.

Letter writing. I love to sit down with a piece of paper and a pen, and just write to someone, and even more than that, I love recieving letters in the mail, They always brighten my day, no matter what the day may have brought.

Lipsticks. Oh I love wearing lipstick. I think a splash of colour can totally change your mood.

Blogging. Reading your lovely blogs, and writing my own, really this whole wonderful community gives me a second to breathe in amongst it all. Oh and your comments just make me smile endlessly.

Baking. I have been baking alot lately, and its been making me smile a bunch. There is nothing nicer than that home baking smell wafting through your house.

Music. Generic? Maybe, But music is my soul language. It gets me, and I get it. Lately, ive been listening to a lot of my old favourites. Things I listened to 5 or more years ago. They bring smiles to my faces.

Beards, Tattoos, Photos. Nuff Said.

Friends. Ive been able to take a bit of time just to reconnect with some old friends lately, and its been awesome. Its so nice to be able to catch up with people and just sit down and have a vanilla latte, or a cup of tea and maybe even a cupcake, and chat about old times, and share new stories.

TV on DVD Boxsets. A total weakness of mine. Lately ive been watching Sons Of Anarchy. If you like beards, motorcycles, and bad this series. You wont regret it.

Crafting. Oh its wonderful to be able to sit down and make something from nothing, I tend to get really messy when im crafting about, but it is always oh so theraputic for me.

What are the little things that make you happy? Oh I am sure that they are wonderful.


  1. avocados, scrabble, cold cold water with ice and (at least 4) lemon slices in it and a cigarette, (JUST) making out.


  2. I really enjoyed this post. Although I'm not as busy as you (not even close!) I to get very stressed, and posts like these remind me to think on the brighter side of things. Oh, and I too am a sucker for stationary (journals actually)

  3. A walk in the park. And a crazy "I don't care about anything else" dance to 'Little Red' - if you don't know them check them out. Very fun, old-fashioned rock back from Melbourne. You can't help but shake your bootie to their songs. :)

  4. Boy do I know what you mean right now! Two jobs, uni and life is just getting a bit much for me right now. My weekly coffee date with two mates helps and I'm starting to get back into yoga which I haven't done since I first left home. Hehe and I like that first comment (Just) making out is pretty good too!

  5. Are those your photos??? They are awesome!

    Little things make it easier to focus for me, too. I am loving running along the lakefront in this gorgeous weather and "Modern Family"!

  6. Little things that make me happy: a great book, a delicious dessert, your blog...

  7. I agree with so many of your favourites!