November 24, 2017

Making room for summer

It is starting to feel more and more like summer and I am instantly drawn towards lighter decor, new plants and a few new pieces to celebrate the season. After nearly six years in our apartment, I have finally convinced my husband to consider renovations, and I cannot wait to share the results (hopefully!) soon. Short term plan is to change the colour of our floorboards, and longer term we want to add an extra room in our apartment. I've pinned heaps of ideas on my Pinterest page, so if you want to have a sneaky peek, feel free to do so.

In the mean while, I'm swapping heavier throws to lighter ones, like these Turkish towels. I've also added a few new plants that are relatively easy to look after. I am getting our outdoor area ready for summer too, so I will share all that soon.

After a busy week at work I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend, have a good one! 

November 14, 2017

Just Flow

It was a beautiful weekend here in Sydney, with warm weather and plenty of sunshine. I managed to get back in to the pool for the first time this season and it felt so amazing. We took my parents to The Basin, north of Sydney for a day at the beach. There's so much wildlife; wallabies, goannas and all kinds of  sea creatures. So many fascinating things for a three year old to explore as well!

We brought food and drinks and set up a picnic on my huge Turkish towel, which is a perfect size for a family gathering or just for yourself to lie on the beach (very) comfortably.

It's days like these when I can just "flow" so easily. Finding alignment (and staying there!) can be so challenging during busy work days, but I'm getting better at knowing what kind of situations set me off more easily.

Hope you're having an inspired week! 

This Turkish towel was sent to me as a gift. All opinions are my own.

November 02, 2017

November Edit

I can't believe it's November already! October was such a busy month with a road trip to Melbourne, lots of work (in retail we are busy getting ready for Christmas!) and of course all the everyday errands that need to be run as well.

I thought I'd gather up a few stand-outs for me, for the month of October. I can't promise this will be a permanent feature, but I will certainly try and share some of my favourite things more frequently.

In no particular order, here goes.

This blog and the podcast has given me so much energy this month. I had heard of Jess a long time ago, but never had time to properly take time and explore her extensive content. Her podcasts have been so helpful in finding alignment, positivity and generally higher vibes, especially after a busy day at work or dealing with a temperamental toddler here at home. I've started taking a moment in the morning to either write down or just to think a few simple things I'm grateful for, then listening to Jess' podcast on my way to work. By the time I park my car I feel like I've already found alignment for the day. If it's been a stressful and busy day at work, I do the same thing again on my way back home, so I don't end up taking the stress and negativity back home. I'm still learning about all this, so more on this later!

Reading this book, it so fascinating and a lot of it really resonates with me. I'm hoping to do a full post about this soon.

I've added these "supplements" in to my diet this month. It's too early to report back on the results, but I've read some really good reviews about the product, so fingers cross! You can read more about my recent skincare routine, here.

This month I've also spent more time exploring the essential oils my friend Anita wrote about here.
I'm still thinking of which oils to order, but I seem to be most drawn to lavender, a revitalising citrus oil and an oil that is a bit more grounding and balancing.

These towels were such a pleasant surprise! I've used them as decorative blankets on our sofa and on the bed. I've just finished spring cleaning and reorganising the balcony and one of the towels will be perfect for our outdoor lounge. I love how versatile the towels are and the quality is great, too!

Some of the highlights of the month have been the super fun Iittala event I attended earlier in the month, and our little road trip to Melbourne to see my cousin and her family. It was quite hectic with three kids between us, but so fun nevertheless!

Now I'm excited about November!