Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blankity Blank

1. My greatest strength is procrastination.... but that's not a strength really..

2. My greatest weakness is ...oh man - procrastination. I am the worst

3. People always compliment me on my creativity...

4. If you found me procrastinating you'd probably find me on the computer looking at blogs and pinterest.

5. The most cozy place in all the world is snuggled up next to Peck in bed :) Or curled up in either the giant red bean bag or the blue bean bag like chair... hehe

6. Something new that I tried recently was oh man, what haven't I tried recently! Today I made a drawer liner, yesterday I made a headband, and I've been trying new recipes for dinner every night this week. Actually, come to think of it, I try a new recipe most nights... I am not one for routine!

7. This weekend I would like to relax.... and maybe go out and do something fun.

DIY: line your drawer!

I know I said I would show you what that cryptic photo was today, but I got a little discouraged ... I'll save it for later.  

Instead, today I bring you a quick, cheap and very easy way to dress up your drawers!!! 

Do you have a drawer that looks like this one?

I'm pretty sure everyone does.. Mine is the bits and pieces utensil drawer.. And I got fed up with mine so I decided to make a drawer liner to pretty it up.

What you'll need:

* Some cardboard - you can get it from an old cereal box (my favourite source).. I found mine laying around on the floor. I'm not sure what it was from!! Perfect size anyway :)

* All kinds of circles -  Mine were left over from a little shoot and a present I made. I used fabric ones from this, as well as paper.

* Some clear contact - (the stuff you cover school books in). You can buy it from craft shops and newsagents and Big W (or Target, Kmart...etc) here in Australia.


1. Cut your cardboard & contact to the size of the drawer you want to line

2. Peel the backing from the contact and get sticking! Remember to stick with the side of the circle you want to show down (so when you flip it over and stick it on the card it will show)

3. Once you've put all the circles you want on the contact, flip the contact over and stick it to the cardboard... 

It's that easy!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Living + Loving

I feel like I'm on such a role lately! After having a serious reflection and discussion with analysis queen (mum) about my life and attitude towards things, I'm feeling super happy and inspired to make and do .. and live (please don't take that to mean I was suicidal... I mean actually really live life to the fullest)!

Today I finished off a pretty little present for my bestie and sent it... I am pretty happy with how it turned out and can't wait for her to see it! If you want a look see, make sure you stop by my facebook or pinterest! And also, I regularly update my accounts over at twitter and facebook.. so if you want to keep up with my day to day life, make sure you head over and like/follow..

Aaaand... I think I finally came up with a new blog name!!!! I know you guys have been voting over there --> and I am so grateful, but after letting the names sink in and hearing some of your suggestions, I put the two together and came up with a new one that I'm absolutely loving! Yay! Because I said I would do a little give away if you guys came up with a new name for me that I loved more, I will still give you until the 1st of April at 9:00pm to get any suggestions in, but I'll take down the poll.

So if you think you have a fantastic name that I would absolutely love, head over to this post for the details and leave a comment with your suggestion.

Something else I've been working on today... can you guess what it is? Come back tomorrow to find out!

Dearest Nature: Bringing in the Birch

Birch trees photo by Fiona Fraser

I'm over at Dearest Nature today ...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

All full up!

Hello. I love Fill in the blanks from the little things we do. It's a fun little exercise for a Friday afternoon when you've been coding all day and going a little crazy in the head from looking at too many things that look like

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1. My favorite color is a toss up between yellow and coral.

2. My home decor color palette includes some red for the lounge room, some yellow for the kitchen and a some greens and pastels in the bedroom.. I'm working on being more consistent with colour palette when I choose things too buy! I wish I had white walls, but I can't do much because we are renting......

3. Other people always tell me I look good in the color anything bright. But not too bright... I don't know, has to be the right tone..

4. The color I detest is is baby pink. mostly. And I'm not much into brown either.

5. If you were to look in my closet most of the colors you'd see would be bright colour! Yay... and a lot of greys too. I went through a stage of wanting everything grey. Now I am trying to add colour into it and I'm doing pretty well! I have pants in green, yellow and blue (I still need some red!) and tops in a few different colours, definitely need more still! Would love to get a bright coat for this winter :)

6. A color that I simply cannot pull off no matter how hard I try is fluro and pastel I think. I am pale and both wash me out too much... I can do pastel on the bottom, but not the top....

7. The color of my favorite dress is ummmmm... I don't really have a favourite dress :( I want to buy more pretty dresses because I mostly live in pants during the week and on the weekends skirts. But I love dresses, I just struggle with the length because I am pretty tall and most clothes I find are made for shorter girls....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dearest Nature

I am so excited ....

A little while back, Donaville from Discover Paper asked me if I wanted to contribute to a new blog she was putting together... It would be focusing on nature and all things inspired by it. Being a huge fan of the outdoors and how amazing creation is, I naturally said yes straight away!

And after some waiting and being quietly excited, Dearest Nature has launched! Yay!!! It looks so pretty and I am so excited to be a contributor.

Make sure you stop by and add it to your favourites! I'll let you know when I post on there.

PS. Don't forget about helping me rename my blog!!! >> There could be prizes involved!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Make It: Stick wall hanging

by FIKS*D 

Don't forget to vote on what you think I should rename my blog! >>
(There is a prize involved if you come up with a name that I love more than my own ideas!)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

the naming game

Well.... I'm a little bit nervous about this.

I have decided to rename my blog.

I've been thinking about it for a little while. Thinking... trying to come up with new names... thinking more... failing with name ideas... thinking.... and today I finally found a few that I'm semi-excited about.

But I need your help. I need you to help me decide on the new name!! I will put my names up in a poll so you can vote (over on the side >>), but I want you guys to suggest some too!

And if I chose one of the names you suggest, there will be a little prize involved (I'll get back to you on what it is)!  This is open to everyone and anyone, but please vote once only.

The first round of voting closes on the 1st of April at 9:00pm. If I really love a few of the names suggested I may do another round of voting... we'll see how in to you guys get......

Hints for naming:
I want some kind of reference to making/doing/being
I don't want anything too specific, I want it to be pretty broad
The name should be original (try googling it: too many hits=not so good)

Can't wait to see what you think!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Colour Collection

A collection of things I am enjoying from around the house.

photo: FIKS*D

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A list of Currents....

Doing/ procrastinating
Wearing/ purple track pants, red t shirt, towel on head (trying out a camomile tea hair tonic)
Smelling/ camomile tea 
Feeling/ guilty for not having started my to do list for today
Seeing/ citrus coloured fingernails
Hearing/ the whir of the computer fan and my fingers across the keyboard
Thinking/ about the things I need to do today, and about renaming this blog
Wishing/ I could magically make money from the things I love

Want to join in?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Beauty Hues

Australis Nail Colour in Citrus & Maybelline COLORsensational in Coral Crush

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Watch me!

I'm now the proud owner of this fantastically yellow amazing watch! Thanks husband, you are the bomb diggity!

I have sooo much to share with you guys... but so little time right now :( 
I'll give you a brief list:

1/ My birthday was on the 7th... I got totally spoilt like you wouldn't believe!
2/ I am working 2-3 times a week (hence the lack of blog time!)
3/ I finally bit the bullet and bought a few beauty things I've been wanting (thanks again husband!!)
4/ I've got a list of great movies I want to share with you!
5/ I am contributing to a brand new blog, launching in a few weeks

So, watch out brussel sprout, a few blog posts (and photos) coming your way over the weekend! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

+ Yellow.

Today was the first day Mr Peck was at college and I was home alone all day... It was nice/lonely/a lot of procrastination/lazy/fun.

To celebrate I did a mini photoshoot... just me and my camera, plus a dotty yellow top, messy hair, lace shorts, oversized beanie, and a crocheted blanket... All the good stuff!

The Take Home Series

I am in love with these hair videos! Love the filming style, the music ... and of course the hair! I wish there was more....