We Adopted a Kitten!

Meet Indi. On Sunday my boyfriend, Tom, and I adopted a kitten from the Cat Haven in our city; a 12week old Grey Tabby. So. Much. Joy. “Rain drops on roses whiskers on kittens….these are a few of my favourite things”: Running into the glass door. Her world drastically grew that day; Falling down the…

Royals

(Photo credit: totallybookedblog.com) In just 36 hours I have finished books one and two of the Royals series; Paper Princess and Broken Prince by Erin Watt. Initially, due to already having two books on the go on my Kindle, I planned to purchase these as audiobooks to listen to whilst I run – which I did…

Tokito

I thought it was time that I shared with you all my absolute new favourite workwear brand, Tokito. Tokito is sold at Myer in Australia, and falls under Miss Shop. Here is my current workwear wish list: Cap Sleeve Cut & Sew Jumper ($40) Stand Neck Pretty Blouse ($69.95) London Crop Pant ($69.95) Pencil Flounce Skirt…

Cue:Tea

If you’re like me and love drinking tea, sometimes drinking sixTEA cups a day (just kidding, I just wanted to add in another pun) here are three reasons why you should continue to do so: Less caffeine than coffee Flat White? Skinny Latte? Earl Grey with milk? Choose the tea. Relaxation – slows you down…

I loved it with my whole heart

“Home. This was familiar. This was good. This was what I’d known my whole life. It didn’t mean it would always be my final destination, just that when I was here, I loved it with my whole heart.” – Audrey Carlan

A New Year

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Kahlil Gibran   2017; a year of gratefulness; a year of smiles; a year of love. A year of happiness; a year of hope; a year of changes. All the best for 2017. – C & A xx

Joy on Christmas Day

Things to be grateful for on this beautiful day, and every day hereafter: Family, friends and loved ones As cliché as it is, it really is the most important thing to be thankful for. That you have people around you who love you, care for you and want the best for you. Forget about those who have…

Christmas Must-Haves

Okay, so for a few years now whilst living overseas, my beautiful Mum would send me the cutest chocolates ever – Storz Chocolates. Storz is a German chocolate company that turns ordinary chocolate into fun little characters. The festive characters are perfect for under the tree or to place on your table Christmas Day! http://www.storz-schokolade.de/index-en.html…

COURAGEworks Quote

Something in which each and everyone of you should be reminded of, to stay true to yourself. “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” –…

The early bird catches the worm

“The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still, sometimes, we have to…

Those Stars Will Lead You Home

“I’ve come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of a successful life, then some would say I’m a failure. The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments. Learn to let go of the past. And recognize that every day won’t…

Cute Cupcakes

Seriously, who doesn’t love a cupcake?! Let alone a cupcake that has a fun design! I have put together a list of some extremely creative cupcakes! Let me know which one is your favourite! Floral Designs (Photo credit: in.pinterest.com) (Photo credit: adylikei.com)   Movie Themed (Photo credit: favim.com) (Photo credit: au.pinterest.com) Animals (Photo credit: furrytalk.com)…

Then, She Began to Breathe

“Then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love, by not with someone or something, she was in love with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring.” – R.M. Drake

Barre Attack

  (photo credit: pilatesstudiosunshinecoast.com) After a good friend of mine took me to a pilates class at the Pilates Fitness Institute, I decided I would sign up for their two-week trial period to see if I enjoyed a few more of their classes. Lets just say that after attending one Barre Attack class, I fell…

Lululemon’s Mindful Moment

I recently moved to the city and have struggled to find a fun yoga place, full of people my age. If you’re also for looking for something similar, try your local Lululemon store for a free yoga class! Today, one of my friends from primary school and I went to Lululemon’s Mindful Moment Pilates class…

Loving Earth

I’m sure most of you have heard of Loving Earth, especially now that organic foods are at a high demand. If you haven’t had the chance to try any of their products, here are a few of my favourites: 1.  Buckinis – Berry & Cacao Cereal Yes, I know that this is cereal, but it…

Peace

I think that at some point you learn to just let go; allowing yourself to be pulled along by life, waiting to see where it takes you. I think at some point you become happy; happy for your own self. I think at some point you find joy, confidence and contentment. At some point you…

Finding Daily Joy

“And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than…

5 Things to Be Thankful For this Thanksgiving

Of course, there are major things to be thankful for each year, like family, friends and a home to live in, but there are also small things each day that tend to go un-noticed by most. In saying that, here are some small bursts of brightness: The beauty outside your window: such a beautiful time of…

A Journey with Anxiety

Apologies for the long article. One thing I found helpful throughout my battle with anxiety was the comfort in knowing that I was not alone in what I was experiencing. Did you know that anxiety has overtaken depression in the most common mental illness in teenagers and young adults? Although I could not bring myself to…

Waiting for the Storm to Pass

For the first time, today I truly understood Vivian Greene’s quote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it is about learning to dance in the rain.” Well, what is it about? For me, it is about mindfulness. No matter what you are feeling: whether you are feeling stressed or down, in a…

The Fundamentals of Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz

The Seventh Duchess

“The Seventh Duchess takes you on a journey around the world, from unknown places to those homely comforts. It all began with the cultures that celebrate the coming togetherness over a pot of tea.” – the Seventh Duchess The Seventh Duchess is an online store that my Mum showed me 🙂 It is basically a…

A Healthy Snack

(Photo credit: kashi.com) I absolutely love Kashi’s Hummus Crisps, especially the Sun-dried Tomato, Basil & Feta flavour! If any of you girls out there are like me and love to eat healthy food, but also fall victim to the great taste of junk food, these are perfect for you! Often when I am at work…

Everyday

“And every day, the world will grab you by the hand, yelling, ‘This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this! And each day, it is up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, ‘No. This…

Earth Therapeutics

I stumbled across the product line, Earth Therapeutics yesterday and at the very least it caught my attention! Earth Therapeutics sell body-related products, with the mission to sell nice products at a reasonable price. Their products include: body lotions, foot scrubs, nail care, sponges, face treatments, hand creams and everything else in-between. My faviourte part of…

Something to Always Remember:

“I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to ‘have a good day’. Instead, I advise you to simply ‘have a day’. Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don’t give up on yourself just yet. It’ll be better soon. Until then, have a day.” -Unknown

Steal Back Time

(Photo(s) credit: stealtimeback.com) I recently found this cute watch online and I wondered what website it was from. Guess what?! I found it! The site is called Steal Back Time and it can be found here: http://www.stealtimeback.com Seriously, who doesn’t want a watch that helps remind you to live in the present moment! The “bee here now”…

Avocado

(Photo credit: afromum.com) Avocado is one of my favourite foods; I love it on bread and in my salads. Not too many people like avocado, as it is an acquired taste, but there are many reasons why you should make the effort to eat it: High in fibre and protein: Avocado has plenty of protein and…

Why CHOOSE Yoga

Improves your strength, flexibility and balance: Unlike most gym exercise, yoga improves your strength, flexibility and balance all in one session! In addition to this, there is no need to work out twice a day in order to improve the strength of each different muscle group – your body weight strengthens them all! No competition involved:  Just you and…

Perks of Drawing

(Photo credit: imgarcade.com) Drawing…most believe this should be confined to the artists of the world, however there are many benefits to drawing: Stress reliever. Drawing is a HUGE stress reliever. Release all your feelings in a sketch on your page or draw things that make you happy. By doing this, you forget about all the worries…

Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Some simple tips to keep your life healthy and happy: Each night before you go to bed, stop what you’re doing and relax for an hour. Whether this involves you watching TV, talking to your loved ones, or reading a book it is all down time for your brain. By having this down time for…

Brands I Absolutely Love

Here are four brands…let me tell you why I love them: Kate Spade   Kate Spade also has a side brand called ‘Saturday’, which is fun and for the fun and young.I love the tech accessories by ‘Kate Spade New York’. Be sure to check out the phone cases! http://www.katespade.com Fossil The wallets, wristlets, bags,…