3 Things To Inspire… Me To Be A Better Person

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There have been lots of staircases in my dreams. And clocks. I would rather self analyse what it might mean instead of turning to a book. So for me, I am trying to reach greater heights. Progress to better-ment. And to not waste time. If I have little time to make life and myself better, I have lots to do. And lots to learn.

There is so much in life, we should be learning all the time. I often think of the people who have touched my life and taught me something vital. From how to achieve my goals, hold onto hope, love unconditionally, forgive without judgement or bitterness, or even practical things like the best pasta sauce recipe that I now make my family. All these people have helped me become who I am. But I know I can be better. I must be better.

This week I have found these 3 wisdoms that if applied, will help me take another step up.

1. One cannot hide behind their judgementality by calling it an “opinion.”

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2. We can have our own style, but it still should be modest and appropriate.

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3. Recognising that not everything that has happened in the past has to dwell in our present. Learn, let go and move on.

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3 Things That Are Inspiring Me Into Mama-mode!

With only a short time left before the next little boy arrives, I am getting baby-anxious. Am I ready? I think so, I have everything I need since I am having another boy, but I still feel this baby deserves his own new stuff. Fun stuff. And it will keep the excitement on the up side of things. Plus. I want it all homemade.

Here are 3 of my favourite ideas:

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Decorate a frame (or leave it plain) and add a fun photo of him while he’s still so little. And then add his name under the photo like this. Which reminds me, we need to decide on a name!

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Must find time to sew! My mom is the queen quilter, but when I give it a go, the 9-patch is all I can do so this idea looks perfect. I am loving the boyish prints and colours of this rag quilt, I’d like to make a crib pocket organiser with this theme in mind.

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There is something timeless and charming about wooden alphabet blocks. Sitting on a shelf spelling out something fun would be oh. so. cute. With some books next to them. And a teddy bear. xx

3 Things That Inspire Sisterhood


Photo taken of me and Emma in 2006


In 2006, me, my two sisters and our mom

My sister is here from America visiting for a few months. It is so nice having her around, or just knowing she is around! This week I dedicate this post to SISTERHOOD.

Three things my sisters have always shown me:


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1. LOVE. A sister will always think you are beautiful and worth the very best.

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2. KINDNESS. A sister will always hold your hand and know where to go when you feel lost.


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3. LOYALTY. A sister will always be one of your closest friends.

3 Ideas That Inspire an Escape

Maybe the travel bug is biting me again because the last few weeks I have been itching for a getaway. BUT my pregnant belly keeps me grounded right here at home. I dream everyday. And in these daydreams there is always a suitcase. I have suitcases but I want something more fun. And since I am not really going anywhere, something I can look at everyday to make me happy. Here is what I have found that has me wanting.

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1. A suitcase just like me: ready to go but staying right here at home.


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2. If I can’t literally go anywhere, my mind can still travel through a book.

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3. Markets, finding, spending, reusing, and pretending all make me happy.