Friday faves | 22.07.16

July 22, 2016

Colourful candy

Hey hey, it’s Friday! How’s your week been? We’ve had a dreary, cold one around here; perfect for snuggling under blankets, listening to the rain beat against the window and indulging in a whole lot of comfort food (which for me means the usual soups and casseroles, but also rather unhealthily includes a great big serving of sugar!). Licorice allsort anyone? 😉

The feasting’s not going to stop over the weekend either – tomorrow we’re going to a big banquet to celebrate our friend’s baby girl turning 100 days old. Needless to say, my ‘attempts’ at healthy eating are not going at all well and soon I’m going to have to pull out the stretchy pants. Food baby, here we come!

Whether you’re overindulging like me this weekend or being good and eating healthy, I hope you have a wonderful time!

xx Steph

Write on | Egg pun postcards

July 21, 2016

Free printable punny egg postcards

Here we are, exactly one month from my last ‘Write On’ post where I shared some rainbow letter paper as well as my commitment to write more snail mail. How many letters have I penned since then? Urggggh… a big, fat zero.

This month will be different though because… well okay, I don’t really know how it’ll be different. Let’s just say my desire to fill my friends’ mailboxes with fun notes remains as strong as ever and you can’t get more fun than a punny postcard, which is exactly why I designed up these babies to share with you today!

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Life in colour | Peachy keen

July 19, 2016

Peach, teal and blue colour combo

necklace | floral zip pouch | patterned cushions | diy bench | birthday card 

I don’t have a lot of peach in my life at the moment, which doesn’t make much sense to me because it’s far and away my favourite shade of orange. I think I’ve shied away from it in the past because I found it hard to pair it with other colours, but these days I’ve been seeing this peachy-teal-blue mix pop up everywhere and I’m totally digging it. So I guess that’s my main problem solved!

Of course, since I don’t already have a lot of peach homewares floating around in my house, it means I’ll have to do some serious shopping so I can experiment more with this colour combo. Yep, that’s me taking one for the team guys, like the caring gal I am. 😉

Are you a peach fan? If yes, I’d love to know what colours you pair it with most often!

xx Steph

Friday faves | 15.07.16

July 15, 2016

Pink and sequins

Hey hey, it’s Friiiidayyyy. Bring on the cake, cocktails and all the sparkles! After doing a whole lot of sharing in yesterday’s post, I thought I’d keep this short and sweet, because no-one wants to listen to me ramble when there’s mojitos to be had right? 😉

What are you up to this weekend? It’s my cousin’s birthday tomorrow so we’re going to be eating non-stop and then I expect I’ll spend Sunday recovering. Because that’s what happens when you get old haha; I now need time to recuperate after indulging!

Enjoy all the prettiness below and whatever you’ve got planned for the next few days, I hope you have a good one!

xx Steph

Behind the scenes | New jobs and finding balance

July 14, 2016

On work and finding balance

You might have noticed that I’ve been putting off writing this update for a good long while, but I swear it’s not because I don’t want to share things with you guys! Sometimes it’s just a whole lot simpler to stick to what I know; for all the effort that it takes to craft and photograph a DIY project, I still find it waaaaay easier to compose one of those posts than to spill the beans on what’s been happening behind the scenes of this blog. Crazy huh?

I think it’s partly because life (rather inconveniently haha) doesn’t fit into a neat structure like a craft project does. You know, those tidy little sections where you can easily see what materials you need, the method you should follow and the nice, clean outcome at the end.

Instead, the last 6 months for me has been a series of messy stops, starts and shifts in direction that have lead me to where I am today, with a big question mark over what lies ahead. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing (change is good and exciting sometimes), but it does make it very difficult to share where I’m at!

Fair warning, this post might get a tad long folks, so if deep and meaningfuls aren’t your cup of tea, feel free to skip over to the next DIY! 😉

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Print it | Flock yeah

July 12, 2016

'Flock yeah' printable flamingo wall art - click through for your free poster!

You know how much I love a good pun, and jokes don’t get much better than when they involve flamingoes! Following last month’s pizza wall art and the cereal print before that, I thought it was high time I moved away from food before you started to think I have an addiction (you wouldn’t be far wrong). So naturally I turned my attention to our pink feathered friends instead, which resulted was a very tropical poster for this month’s wall art. Flock yeah!

'Flock yeah' printable flamingo wall art - click through for your free poster!

This one’s for all my friends overseas who are basking in the summer sun, as well as folks like me who are longing for warmer weather while we shiver through the winter cold. I hope this poster brightens up your week and your walls!

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Flock yeah flamingo printable wall art

xx Steph

Friday faves | 08.07.16

July 8, 2016

Deconstructed peony

Urrrrgh. I just completed my first weights and core workout in what must be over 3 months, and as I type this my hands are close to shaking because I’m so unfit! I feel a bit like this flower, although thankfully my limbs aren’t actually falling off (the same can’t be said for my poor peony’s pretty petals).

After yet another week of eating out too much and exercising too little, I’ve decided to get myself back into gear and working out is the first step. Eating less junk will come second, but lately I’ve been finding it hard to say no to tasty treats when I’m near so many amazing cafes and I have a husband who struggles with self discipline as much as I do! We both want to lose a few kilos though, so we’ll make sure we get there eventually.

What’s on your plate for the weekend? I’ve got no plans, so I’m going to be in full chill-out mode. Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a good one!

xx Steph

Make it | Unicorn greeting card

July 7, 2016

Printable 'You're simply magical' unicorn greeting card - click through for the free download!

Boy I’ve been having some serious childhood flashbacks lately. And I’m pretty sure it’s not just me; the whole world seems to have gone crazy for the time when we were collecting troll dolls and comparing sticker books. If you haven’t noticed the trend yet, keep an eye out – you’ll start seeing the 80s patterns, candy colours, mermaids, dolphins and unicorns before you can say “gnarly dude”!

Printable 'You're simply magical' unicorn greeting card - click through for the free download!

I for one am totally digging the nostalgia; possibly because a part of me never left that decade haha. But don’t get too concerned; although I love designing with an 80s vibe, you won’t catch me wearing shoulder pads or perming my hair. Yet. 😉

Printable 'You're simply magical' unicorn greeting card - click through for the free download!

Printable 'You're simply magical' unicorn greeting card - click through for the free download!

Regardless of whether you’re a child of the 80s or you missed that decade altogether, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that unicorns are pretty freaking awesome. And if you know someone who’s equally as amazing, then that’s is exactly who this card is for!

Just print it out, score and fold where indicated, and fill it in for your bff, mom, sis or anyone who makes your day a whole lot magical.

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Unicorn greeting card printable

xx Steph

Deck your desktop | Dreaming of spring

July 5, 2016

Pastel flower desktop and ipad wallpaper - click through for the free download!

It’s official, winter is here. Well it is as far as I’m concerned anyway; the temperature at night has reached single digits and in a house like mine without central heating that’s about as much cold as I’m willing to tolerate!

So I’ve been keeping myself warm by huddling beside our oil heater, drinking tea and thinking warm thoughts. I feel like if I daydream hard enough about sipping a cocktail in the summer sun, those thoughts might become real (haha dream on, right?). And perhaps wishingfully thinking about all things Spring might make the next season come around a little sooner too!

Pastel flower desktop and ipad wallpaper - click through for the free download!

And that, my friends, is pretty much how this desktop wallpaper came about. Dreaming about flowers got me sketching flowers and before I knew it, I had all sorts of pastel blooms floating around my screen.

Pastel flower desktop and ipad wallpaper - click through for the free download!

If you’re a flower fan, you won’t want to miss out on this one, it’s just crammed full of petals! And lots of pastel colours too, because I can’t seem to get enough of those lately. See below to help yourself to a screenful of floral prettiness and if you’re in the midst of winter like we are over here, don’t forget to think warm thoughts! 🙂

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Widescreen pastel flower wallpaper (1900px wide)
iPad pastel flower wallpaper (2400px wide)

xx Steph