IMG_20160827_153307I recently found myself working on a an art journal page and had come across a recommendation for using a neutral pitt pencil to draw over acrylic ink. Living in NZ its an expensive exercise trying to buy all the brands recommended and time consuming sourcing them. So because I wanted to get my image finished in a hurry I paid a visit to my local dollar store and picked up several pens I thought I would try and was pleasantly surprised when they gave the same effect as the expensive pitt pencils and they cost me a fraction of the price.

The pen I ended up using to draw on the acrylic ink is a this and that pen in white with a medium gel tip. It doesn’t appear that this is a well known brand but that doesn’t matter because it worked for what I was working on. So dont ever feel that you need to use expensive brands because others are. Some pens will work better than others but with some experimentation cost need not be a barrier to your art. Read More →

So you want to start a bullet journal and your googling and pinning flat out any idea you come across in your bid to learn the best journaling tips.

If you like I was when I started all the ideas out there will leave you feeling overwhelmed well im here to tell you that its not scary at all. I know the idea of that blank page staring at you must be daunting but im going to give you some tips that I have learnt and demystify the process for you. Read More →

Thinking back over your life, What is something that you have seen that you cannot forget?

1d5474f3c449d83dc37ea18229ef4fc6At 7am that spring morning the air was a little chilly but the day looked promising that was until the fire siren screamed loud and clear and all firefighters rushed to the station to go to the latest emergency. Given that the fire alarm often sounded I didn’t give it much thought as I prepared myself for school. Read More →

b98dcf67433ce7127b1aba50b8110197If your anything like me a vital part of getting ready for christmas is the preparation of the music to get you through the season. We all know the classics such as Jingle Bells and Little Drummer Boy but there is much more than just these old songs to get you through. So I am have compiled a few songs I love that you may or may not have heard.

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tumblr_nqwzr9X91u1u7vu4ao1_500It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
– Andy Williams

Its a cliche but Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year and with the season upon us I have decided this year I need to make an early start if im to fit in all the things I promise myself every year im going to do but never actually seem to find the time to. So i thought I would let you (the reader) in on my journey through the season and share my thoughts, ideas and wisdom I have picked up over recent years. And if your looking for ideas for your christmas season then you may very well find one or two here that could be useful. If you plan to blog about the 2015 Christmas Season be sure to send me your link and I will give your blog a spot in my posts, it would be fun to start a christmas train.


25432f7bcc062e6e280d9c9dfd65b23f 1. The Style I like most when decorating my home is
Country Rustic

2. What room in your house are you dying to do a makeover for?
My Bathroom

3. Are you a beige person or a color person
When it comes to decorating im definately beige.

4. Does your kitchen? if so what is it?
My kitchen is 90’s style, however in the future I hope to change it to a country style

5. How many picture frames do you have in your living room and who is displayed in them?
I have 5 photo frames in my living room and my cousin who died recently is in one. Two of them are my children. One of them is my grandfather and the other one is of my husband and I on our wedding day.


we_dvd_new_coverReleased: 2011
Genre: Drama, History, Romance

Im not usually a romance movie kind of girl but i did enjoy this one, possibly because it was based on a true story. I also enjoyed the way the story intertwined to bring the past and the present together.  This film was based around the true life events of Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII who abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee much to the chagrin of the Royal Family and the British public. The story is told through the eyes of a young woman who lives in New York in 1998 who happens to be the namesake of Wallis Simpson.

Review movie Here



200x200logoWhat are five odd or quirky things about yourself you don’t usually share? An achievement you don’t get to boast about? A favorite something that most people find foul? Get creative and don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself (a lil bit) – you would be surprised how many others are just as into that oddball stuff you are into 😉

Theres not much to tell really, im not weird or all that different and my life just isn’t that exciting but lets see what I can come up with.

1/ I was born without a tear duct in my left eye which means it weeps alot and I often get questioned why im crying when in fact im not crying at all. The drs were reluctant to operate when I was a child because of the risk of losing my eyesite so they left it up to me to decide when I became an adult whether I wanted it fixed and I think with todays technology it possably could be fixed but I have lived with it this long I have no interest in getting it fixed. Read More →

il_340x270.728901907_12n0The Photo Challenge prompt is a single word to inspire you.  Similar to “Wordless Wednesday” (a weekly prompt used by many bloggers where the central focus is an image or photo), only post a photo that embodies the suggested word.  If you choose to post via Instagram, please use the hastag #bloggerhood to connect to back, otherwise please leave the link to your post in the comments for we can all visit.

This week’s inspiration is:

 photo comforter.gif_zpshjjpujqq.jpeg Comfort to me is my bed. Its a place I go to when I need to sleep but also when I want to be alone, to think, to rest my back, to read, to watch tv and to spend time with my husband.



img-thing1After a disappointing week where I didn’t get a retail position I applied for I have lined up a job interview  for tomorrow in a administration position in a office.  After working in retail as a duty manager for 6 years this is a huge change for me and im really nervous.  Wish me well!!  Will keep you updated.