Always willing to be my photography subject. I just can’t get enough photos of my girl.
Lots of vibrant purple flowers at this time of year (these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago while the jacaranda’s were still in full bloom).
When the skies are grey the snails come out to play.
One morning I woke up to drizzling rain, looking out the back door I noticed the flowers in our back garden were covered in hundreds of snails. I had to capture this moment, forgetting about the morning routine and cooking breakfast right away. Outside I went, still wearing my pyjamas, in the rain… goodness knows what my neighbours must think! But it’s these moments, the little insignificant moments, the moments that people think you might be a little crazy that I enjoy.
Lately I’ve been wanting to declutter and organise our home. I have never considered myself a hoarder and always thought I kept things organised most of the time, but at the moment everything feels like it’s busting at the seams and filled to capacity. I’m on a mission to create some ‘space’, an empty shelf in the cupboard or just the space to lay things out rather then stacked in a particular way, which then creates more effort to keep tidy.
I love Marie Kondo’s strategy – simply ask yourself if the item ‘sparks joy’? if it doesn’t (and it isn’t a necessity) it’s time to get rid of it.
Time to put this delightful decluttering strategy into practice and see how I go.
The first bag of stuff is at the door ready to donate.
PS. I also love these 5 minute decluttering tips
It’s been a little quiet around here lately, but I’m back today to let you know that I’ve found a solution to my jewellery storage!
A while ago I sorted my jewellery and started the search for the ultimate solution.
The criteria was:
– it had to be pretty to look at but functional
– simple to use and keep tidy
– easy to see at a glance what I’ve got
– a way to keep everything untangled
Finally, after much thought and many Pinterest searches, I found the perfect solution.
These square frames were leftover from a unfinished project from many years ago. The finishing touches are lacking in the frames as they were originally intended to be covered in fabric, but the odd coloured timber adds a kind of dimension and the staples add to the rustic charm.
I simply screwed in some hooks evenly spaced along the inside of the top edge and hang my favourite necklaces on them creating a very practical and effective solution and as a bonus has provided some functional art to the blank wall.