Monday, 14 April 2014

I don't make mistakes..


I may do things incorrectly or go about things the wrong way but I don't see them as mistakes. It can't be a mistake if you learn something from it that makes you stronger or teaches you something new can it?

It's all about how you come out of situations, like I said that I don't do grudges well same goes here. I don't do grudges as they take up too much negative energy, they make me sad and just don't get me to a better place in life whatever I do with them. Mistakes are just the same. Learn a lesson and move on.

Clearly some mistakes can effect others and I am the first to apologise if it is not for the better but as I never go out to harm someone it is usually pretty simple and as I have said to many of my mates over the years as we have ridden the waves 'a true friendship will endure'.

I have had a laugh of late with business stuff.. DTLL has clearly got to a stage where businesses we cross genres or possibly consumers with see us as a threat of sorts.

I have had such a laugh at mistakes in business over the past 2 years..

People asking my web boys to build them a website ' just like DTLL', 
legal letters with no weight about words used in our advertising spaces,
sly approaches to my trusted staff to poach them to another firm
all the way to blatant bullying of small businesses into putting all their eggs in one basket for no promise of any return.

Every time it has reminded me how I just don't do mistakes.

I partnered with my web boys and we built DTLL from scratch..
I use a professional for our ads, he knows the law and we know our rights
My staff are loyal, I wouldn't employ someone who would jump ship easily.. no idea why anyone else would want to either
There are reasons we care about our stores sales and whether they are getting sales.. it is called having a future..

You know when you write a post and think why did I write this? should I even publish it? That is me right now but I will because I might learn something and if I wrote it I clearly feel the need to share it

Do you manage to see the positives in stuff, make mistakes much?

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Win A Robe or Kaftan of Your Choice From Be Still Homewares


Be Still Homewares was founded in January 2008 by Sarah an Australian Industrial and Graphic Designer. 

Sarah has a passion for fabric and pattern and after a trip to Bangkok in 2008 where she fell in love with the gorgeous fabric that was available, she felt a need to transform that fabric into beautiful designs. The unique products created by Sarah make up the Be Still Homewares range.

Sarah continues to collect and use fabric from several countries including Thailand, Japan, India, Uzbekistan and Kashmir. In 2011 Sarah further added to her collection with a range of embroidered cushions that are designed by her and produced in India.

We are huge fans of lounging around in these gorgeous robes on a Sunday morning and so we along with Karen from Yellow Dandy Blog (who also happens to be a lover of Be Still Homewares) are thrilled that Sarah has offered the winner of this competition your choice of a robe or kaftan from her store.

All you need to do to enter is leave us a comment telling us in 25 words or less - your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning.

Then follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below and you are in with a chance to win.

The competition is open now and closes at midnight 20/04/14 AEST. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, 11 April 2014

Ava's Nursery...

Oh she just keeps them coming... Belinda is back from Petite Vintage Interiors with another stunning nursery shot by Jody .

I love how Belinda always uses products that can grow with your child and even get stolen by Mum if your children will ever let you!!..

As always so much DTLL loving in these pictures we just had to share because it makes us proud..

The stool as a side table adds such versatility, the gold polka dot decals are so easy an cheap to create a feature wall and the rug could be used in any room you wanted..

I love the use of bookshelves in kids bedrooms
Our deer head looks amazing and who could not adore the touch of a happy cloud pillow

As for the letter light and our peacock cabinet.. I lust after them daily and adore the finishing touches of
a soft toy you would want to keep forever
Another stunning collection by Belinda I say.. and did you see the boys room she did as one of her first jobs that I shared last week?

Do you buy furniture to last? or prefer to buy cheaper and change alot?