As we bask in dreams of gold..
Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you.. For the greatest secrets and most beautiful happenings are often in the smallest or most unmanifest of places.. The path of a honeybee, the unrestrained drooling giggle of a child, or the sequential masterpiece the sun leaves in its wake each night.. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it… xXx ~...
A Mane-Cutting Affair..
Cutting one’s own hair is a life-changing event. Not the absent-minded snip-snipping of stray fly-aways or split ends we did all through high school with our pencil-case scissors when a certain physics lesson got particularly boring… No. I mean the premeditated disposal of locks. It’s scary. And sad. But, in a sense, it can be quite liberating. You choose your own cut, you...
Just a chubby Angelina...?
Running around on a promotional day in retail leaves you gasping for air, water, sanity and somewhere to place your weary derriere and release your rouge-painted twinkle-toes from their gorgeous luxury-patent-leather-Chanel-esque-vintage-bow-topped-ballet-flats! Just quietly… “50% off today! Few sizes left!’ My thirty-minuter has arrived and after downing sufficent water to...
A Venti for a Little Ted?
Stumbling out of bed this morning, after a ridiculously cold night that sent me reaching at 2am for all the doonas, blankets, stuffed toys and anything nondescript that remotely resembled ‘thickness’, ‘softness’ or ‘warmth’ that I could find, I literally looked like a teddy bear: round, covered in fluffy-down and unabashedly uncoordinated. I won’t show...
My family knows I have vehemently vowed “never to eat peanut butter, if it were the only food left on the planet”… I absolutely have detested it for my entire life… Yet, here I am purposefully striding into the pantry to select nothing else but peanut butter and willfully engulf teaspoons of the stuff… What’s going on? A close friend thinks I finally have...
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand...
I’m sitting here, with nothing but the prospect of failing this mammoth assignment that I have yet to write, and I’m finding myself reflecting on treats, desserts, and baked munching delectables.. Given, I have the most amazingly-thick hot chocolate in-hand, and a half-devoured chocolate-chip-cookie in the other. And as I take each gooey, rich bite I have to acknowledge there is just...
Everything leaves a mark..
… make yours both beautiful and altruistic .. And if you can leave only a single mark, one mere small symbol to pass on, what could be more beautiful than kindness with a smile..? Touch and beautify the day-to-day lives of those around you. Embody munificence… Scatter joy and wonderment wherever you go: In the way you move, the things you...
Do what you love.. x
“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life…” ~ Jessica Hische Carpe Diem. Sieze the day. Have the courage to make a change — to make your days magical. And love the way you live each one… x - S
Morning in a Misty Cloud...
I awoke thinking I was in a cloud this morning - the first fog of the year had arrived in all its swirling mist-and-tendril glory round about my bed.. Must have clouded my mind too… I turned the ‘cold’ tap on full whilst prepping for my shower and faced near-paralysation as I jumped into a waterfall of streaming ice! *brrrrrrr* I assure you, the foggy vision quickly dissipated!...
Dawn of the Snuggle-Struggle
Many-a recent morning, I have found myself in a snuggle-struggle… Stirring first thing on a crispy-aired morning, I am altogether too comfortable being cozier than snugglepot and cuddlepie in my mountain of doonas and surrounded by a halo of soft-as-down pillows.. Soft rain echoes around the room but is slighty muffled by the sheer amount of coziness around me.. *pure, snuggly bliss* ...
Shades of Gold
As the leaves turn gold and commence the Fall, we look for wonderful warmth and dream dreamy dreams of enchanting snowy winters, langurous evenings spent hypnotized by a seductive dancing fire… And we begin to see the world in all the shades of orange and gold - dancing in our eyes, our dreams, our hopes… Until as we sleep all is reduced to beautiful glowing embers that remind...
Oh là là . . . x
Alas, I am not packing my macaron-loving-Chanel-bag-toting Parisian self off to the Loire Valley, French Riviera or the cité d’amour.. *sigh* But entertaining the mere thought of donning noir-blanc-rouge, a beret and Louboutins, and spending misty Paris mornings getting lost in Monet’s Gardens of Giverny possesses a certain je ne...
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea? Watched the waves crash over each other at sunset on the beach? Closed your eyes and put your arms out to the unknown world allowing the cool breeze to play catch in your let-down-hair? Made a young child or infant giggle excitedly and drool bubbles in your arms? Or teased a placid pond,...
Some girls are just born with glitter in their...
Be true to your glittery-self. Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle… And never dull your bright light for fear of outshining others — be infectious instead!
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote...– This actually happened for me! Was at my Deportment Debutante Fashion Show and as you walk the runway they read out your profile — My goal in life was to be happy and try to make others happy… People laughed or sighed at my naivety and ‘world-peace-like’ idealism… And I...
Easter Tree Decorations?
SO-KRAFTY! A German man, Mr Volker Kraft, puts the final eggs on his family ‘Easter Tree’. Filled with over 10,000 beautifully-crafted eggs, the Kraft family have been decorating their Easter Tree in their home garden in Saalfeld for over 40 years! Revised from:
Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an...– ~ D. H. Lawrence~
Healthy or Harmful? It's a piece of cake →
Fabulous read! Combines science, tradition and a bit of punny-fun into an easy-read sure to titilate your senses! Watch out, though…. It will make you want to eat cake! :) Ps. Just grab some before you start.. And eat it while you read.. Trust me, it makes it even more enjoyable! ;) xxx
You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on...– Bob Moawad
Is Carrot Cake a Vegie?
Arrive home after a week at the gustatory festival of the year — Melbourne Food and Wine Festival — and whilst pondering what fabulous delights I can whip up for my first dinner at home, my little sister picks up an apple and contemplates her vegie situation… “I really need to eat more vegies. I’ve got to make carrot cake. And soon!” Honestly, I almost died...
And when it rains...
It’s not merely the lulling softness of its sound, the freshness that lingers in the air after its fall, or the way grass and flowers seems to glow at its dewy presence. It’s the uncanny way rain de-clutters and soothes the mind, purifies the soul and distils all wrong done to man; it assures a dawn of new beginnings, and wills the sun and ourselves to cast their rays all the brighter…...