52. what a fab number.

image courtesy of pinterest.com

image courtesy of pinterest.com

I had a chat to my 7 year old yesterday about New Years resolutions and what they were all about.  I explained they are promises we make to ourselves to be a better person, to try the things we have always wanted to try, to help others and to strive for ‘better’ in general.

I also explained that the end of the year is a great time to reflect on who we already are and what we already have.

We have started our “grateful jar” into which we will pop little cards and reminders of special things that we experience throughout the year so we can look back and reflect on all we have to be thankful for.  Gratitude is something I see lacking in many kids these days so I am hoping this little project will help ensure mine have it, eventually, in abundance!


You can start this project right now.  All you need is a jar, or a box and some paper to write on.  Easy peasy.

If you would like more inspiration about gratitude check out Maxabella Loves‘ 52 weeks of grateful.

Another little project the 7 year old and I have committed to is inspired by the 52 Brand New blog and involves trying one new experience each week, giving us 52 fab new experiences to reflect on this time next year.  We are working on our list now and I’ll be blogging about our adventures so stay tuned.

Thank you for following my little blog throughout the year.  It’s been fab to have you along for the ride.

Here’s to another beautiful, exciting, creative and adventurous year ahead for us all.

Happy, happy – to you and yours from me and mine. x

2013 let's do this



thank you!

{THANKS} to everyone who supported any one of our nearest and dearest causes this silly season.  Whether you donated a gift to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal, took your pre-loved plastic toys to your local hospital for the Toy challenge for the toy challenged public hospitals of Australia. or provided clothing, food or other goods to Homeless No More.  We REALLY appreciate your kindness.


Mmmmwaah. x

fab christmas idea #20

This is a fab idea to do with the kids for Christmas cards or gifts for the grandparents, aunties and uncles!

Just add their hand print (upside down) in white paint, draw on a face, glue on eyes and a cut out Santa hat.

santa hand card

A lovely little keepsake reminding us just how small their hands were the year before …

all wrapped up

We have seen so many fabulous wrapping ideas I just had to share some of my faves with you;

courtesy of redomyspace.com.au

courtesy of redomyspace.com.au

Do you take time for special wrapping or are you more of a throw-on-some-cheapie-paper-and-sticky-tape-at-the-last-minute kinda girl (or guy!)?