Saturday, 6 August 2011

Fabulous Friday Finds

When I left uni and started work I thought that would be the end of my need for pretty pencil cases, not so - with client visits and long commutes I am definitely in need of one and one that's bigger than the one I have already. So today here are some sweet homemade pencil cases.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Market Angel


I love going to markets but even though I'm usually an organized person I'm not good at remembering when markets are on. Luckily this new website Market Angel provides a list of markets in your area along with when they're on. And you can sign up for their weekly newsletter so you'll get a reminder in your inbox - perfect!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Tread Lightly Tuesday

All natural, eco-friendly make-up remover may sound like a pipe dream but it's amazing just how simple it can be - just use organic cold-pressed coconut oil! This beautiful oil smells like coconuts and is full of good stuff for your skin. The oil is a liquid at body temperature and a solid at temperatures colder which means it melts on your hands making it also a lovely massage oil. But back to make-up removal, simply grab a little bit of the solid oil and rub over your face (it will melt into a liquid oil during this process) and remove the make-up with a warm facecloth. Then if you like you can rub a little more of the oil over your face to moisturize your skin. I've found this method works well even with chemical filled waterproof mascara's that are notoriously hard to get off. And I've found jars of this great oil at about $8 for about 500ml, which is a bargain compared to your traditional store-bought make-up removers. Rubbing oil on your face may take some getting used to, especially if like me, you have oily skin to begin with but the benefits are definitely worth it.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Weekend Crafting

This weekend I made myself a few of these adorable bookmarks out of my fabric scraps.

Paperclip Frabric Bookmarks by Life Through the Lens

I loved this tutorial from the minute I laid eyes on it, it's simple, practical and it would be a great way to use up the endless amounts of frabic scraps I have.

I don't think mine turned out quite as cute as Kristi's though!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

1000 Awesome Things

Looking for a gift for a friend in a bookshop lead me to discover a beautiful book, based on a beautiful blog: 1000 Awesome Things. This blog and book are about celebrating the little bits of daily awesomeness that surround us, things like:

Reading the both the blog and the book put me in a great mood and really reminded me to appreciate the simple things in life. A great blog to follow and a great book to buy for those hard-to-buy-for-people.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Tread Lightly Tuesday

There's a lot of things in this world I don't understand...the poverty, the war, the waste, the over-consumption, the environmental destruction...these things keep me up at night, I have no idea how we've found ourselves in the 21st century with so much poverty on one hand and so much waste and consumption on the other, all the while destroying this wonderful planet we live on. However at the start of his book The Moneyless Man, Mark Boyle ties all of these issues together...the common denominater being money. I never would have thought the explanation could be so simple, yet so intelligently presented. The book then goes on to detail Boyle's year of living without money...yep, no money at all. It's a great read and I highly recommend it.