Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Lets point you in the right direction..

Arrows have always shown you the path to follow and it seems they are still very much a direction many want to travel with interior decor.

I thought I would share a few of my favourites.. in the past they always seemed to be monochrome but these days there is so much more colour available and I even included a couple of DIY's in case you want to get in on the action..

Are you a fan of arrows?
Do the colour versions rock your boat or are you a fan of the old school monochrome?

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Win one of 2 stunning headdresses from True Love on DTLL

You just have to love a store that names themselves True Love as the simply choose to source items that are just that for them..

Based in Melbourne and bringing you some very unique items. I love the fab cushions.. but the headdresses are my total girl crush..

This week two lucky winners will receive one of these Children's Headdresses

All you need to do is tell us in 25 words or less what was your favourite dress up game as a kid?

Then follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below to be in with a chance to win.

Competition is open now and closes Sunday 5/7/15 at 11.59pm AEST

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Seller in the Spotlight : Aligra Designs

Aligra Designs was founded by Sarah, Owner and Director. Sarah has a passion for all things fashion with a family history of women’s fashion and retail that dates back three generations she 100% has the credentials .
All girls love a handbag.. but not ALL girls love a million handbags.

Sarah is a mother of two so likely at one stage became a bit like me where I only needed a few in one size... LARGE.  I would stick to colours that will go with most outfits and that was me done..

You see these 3 (in the past) would have had me all covered.

Aligra Designs caters to my mild split personality where bags are concerned. My newly developed split that is..

As the new range came in recently with some wicked pops of colour I have decided I need some fun in my handbag collection.. I mean if I am doing the hang in jeans and a white T day the above handbags matches, sure but makes for a pretty blah ensemble. 

Add any of the below with a tassel necklace to match and I look like I made an effort. When life is busy I find accessories can make an outfit. I also love that a handbag is far less expensive than a new outfit.. 

I have these as top of my list right now..

I have no idea which works best for my first choice so feel free to chuck your vote in and if you want to see the full range just hop here 

Are you a handbag gal? 
Do you have all sizes or just small and large?
I may well have lied about not having many bags as I am now thinking I have a fair few hanging about :)

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Seller in the Spotlight : Boutique Brands

I came across this brand a long while back as they import the pieces we cant get in all the average baby shops..

For starters they stock the baby bags that all the celebs have in the UK and when you look at them you would never know they were baby bags and that is because they have been designed so you can just remove the inner lining and use it as a normal bag post baby stage..

I also adore the fact they cater to the men as my husband hated the fact we were gifted all these totally girly bits when we had our first child and it was his excuse to leave it hanging on the pram at all times.. Check this out for the Stay at Home Dads..

I found them when I was searching for sunglasses my kids would actually wear, that would stay on AND looked good. Its a pretty tall order when they are little but I found these..

There is so much to chose from you need to check them out yourself and have a browse but my newest favourite gift for parents to be is these stickers you stick on their bellies at different ages and stages for a fab memorable picture ..

 Hop over over and take a look yourself :) Shop the range here 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Five Brothers, Three Continents, One Race.


My husband wrote this post over on his LinkedIn page the other week and rather than tell you about the amazing adventure he has ahead of him I thought I would add his here..

In just under 12 months’ time I will be facing arguably the toughest physical and mental challenge of my life. It’s something that I've been motivated to do for some time but for various reasons, or should I say excuses, have put it off and off and off.

Early this year my beautiful Gran passed away, (fondly known as Granny Cus with her blue rinse bouffant) which was a catalyst for myself and my brother James to re-assess our priorities and we decided to make a firm commitment to this challenge in her memory. With full support from my wife, the challenge was amped and three of our closest friends were invited. These three friends are also my brothers.

In 2016, five brothers, from three continents will come together to race the toughest foot race in the world: the Marathon Des Sable (or simply known as the MDS). The MDS is a grueling, multistage adventure equivalent to five and half marathons in six days. A total distance of some 251 km (156 miles), it runs through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates – the Sahara desert. On top of all that, only water and shelter are provided. Everything else the competitors have to carry with them from start to finish.

One of our cultural tenants here at LinkedIn is to take intelligent risks and it is also our main business theme for 2015. The reason why it is an ‘intelligent’ risk and not just risk is that it comes with a formula: Evaluate upside to downside; consider expected outcome relative to cost; and seek balance.
Evaluate upside to downside: Upside: Competing in the toughest foot race on the planet. Downside: Compulsory equipment includes a rescue flare and an anti-venom pump. Need I say more!
Consider expected outcome relative to cost: It is an expensive race both monetary and the investment of time, but the enduring story we five brothers will be able to share, for me is priceless.
Seek Balance: This will be part of my personal journey, to understand balance and what it means to me.

The next 12 months will be a journey of a life time, where individually and as a collective we’ll test our mental resolve, our physical strength and our enduring bond. We will learn how to train together despite the distance and time, look to understand each other’s motivations to help maintain focus and use it as a time to reconnect, to listen and be inspired by to one another’s stories. One thing that won’t be in short supply during the race will be time.

We all have a Sahara Desert to conquer. It might not involve 5 1/2 days of sand running, but every challenge has its own special meaning to each of us. From how we start it and if we start it, to how we prepare for it and ultimately how we face and hopefully conquer it.

Over the next year I’ll be writing a number of articles on my journey and I’d like to invite you along with me and my band of brothers - to become part of our extended support crew.

For now, I will begin by asking you: what is your ‘intelligent risk’ this year?

You can follow my boys journey or give him a thumbs up because he would love that just here