The death of a blog: What to do if that blog is yours

The death of a blog: What to do if that blog is yours

Something happened behind the scenes of this very blog. Even though I was reasonably happy with the content, the results made me a little sad, scared and embarrassed. People assume that a blog like mine just grows and grows. Here’s the thing, it doesn’t. It hadn’t in a little while. What it had done was flat-lined. My interest was waning, and I just didn’t feel that excited about blogging. I thought to myself I think my blog is dying. What do you do when you look at your blog, and you think, uh oh, I think this is the end?…

Skinny Pics is a stupid app & not just because they stole my photo

Skinny Pics is a stupid app & not just because they stole my photo

I received an email yesterday from a lady who reads my blog Edel. Hi Edel! She had seen my photo on an advertisement in the app store and had sent me some screen grabs. Skinny Pics app was using my photo for a before and after shot of how their app can slim down your photos and help you “look good, get inspired”. I saw the email while stopped for coffee with my cousin and I said, that’s SO weird. People are weird. Ridiculous. There was much laughing and ‘oh internets, you so funny’ about it. But then it occurred…

Ten Questions

Ten Questions

A short time ago, maybe a week or two, the gorgeous Elle of Seeking More, Staying Grateful gave me a shout out for a Liebster Award and as part of that asked 10 questions. There is lots more to do which I probably won’t do {bad blogger, break the chain and your blog traffic dries up or something like that} BUT I can’t resist a survey. So ten questions it is! Question set by Elle and answered by me. Interesting? Let’s see shall we? ///TEN QUESTIONS/// Tea or Coffee (or heaven forbid something else)? Coffee. Always, always coffee. These days I…

Steal Her Style | Work-wear: Working hard for the money

Steal Her Style | Work-wear: Working hard for the money

As you guys know I was offered a position as an Executive Assistant. They passed their trial {ha!} and I passed my performance review. A review unlike any I’ve been through before and WAY more fun just quietly. So now it’s time for me to whip my work-wear wardrobe into shape. The environment at my job is a fairly corporate one when it comes to work-wear. We don’t wear jeans, even loud colours and prints seem to be kept to a minimum. Sometimes. So what does a stylista do when she wants to keep her personality but fit into a work environment? Well you adapt.…

The triumphant return.

The triumphant return.

I made my triumphant return to the gym this week and last. A return that was long coming due to the complaints of short daylight hours, long work hours and more than enough things to keep me hopping. And I could tell it was time. My wobbly bits were doing that extra bit of jiggle thing. It was time. And me, I’m all about the muscle tone. I’m one of those people who prefers their body with muscle and a certain firmness to it. I know, stop laughing, that stomach of mine refuses to do its bit but that’s what…

My house. A never seen before sneak peek.

My house. A never seen before sneak peek.

So as I mentioned yesterday on the Facebook page we are selling our house. For years I haven’t shared too much about our house, only the occasional peek here or there because it felt like if you saw my entire house you would know all about us. but not just that, how to find us since it’s a pretty unique looking house. But with it going on the market, us removing ourselves from it emotionally {as you do}, I thought now is THE time to share it with you all. The house, nicknamed ‘The Church’ for it’s wide, tall facade.…

Winter in sunny Queensland

Winter in sunny Queensland

Now everyone laughs when I say this but around here it’s been COLD. Sure you’re all doubtful due to my serious lack of stockings with my skater skirts but it has been. Overnight and in the wee hours of the morning it’s gets really chilly here. Like minus four and five degrees chilly. I do love my boots and the opportunity to layer textures like chunky knits, the warmth of scarves and the smooth, lush feel of leather. I love all that. But the novelty after a week or two of such things has well and truly worn off. Isn’t…

Light Knits, Skater Skirts + Ankle Boots

Light Knits, Skater Skirts + Ankle Boots

Last weekend it occurred to me how much I pick and choose which outfits to photograph for the blog. How I wear things to breakfast, to the movies and to work that I’m sure you guys would like to see but I never really photograph them. So Hubby and I are going to do our best to rectify that. It’ll mean we’ll have to get a little more creative with the photos but we are up for the challenge. Starting here. It was a cold Sunday morning and we were off to grab breakfast in the sunshine. I pulled on…

Confident You: 10 ways to love your body more

Confident You: 10 ways to love your body more

When I asked readers of this blog about their number one problem they were dealing with in the area of confidence. Do you want to guess what the number one response was? The number one response was body confidence. How to have body confidence, where it came from and how to keep it when people around you are being jerks. Being a predominately female audience this wasn’t surprising. It’s always about our bodies, have you noticed that? It’s a conspiracy folks. Seriously. So where do you start when you have a long way to go before you and your body are…

Big mistake. Huge.

Big mistake. Huge.

I knew I was in trouble as I stepped out of my car for the first time that morning. I’d taken a chance, risked it all and it was biting me on the butt. Embarrassed and more than a little self-conscious I went into the shop, determined to finish my errands and get to work on time. You can do this, I coached myself, just one step in front of another. I pushed the thought of it from my head determined to continue on. But like all things that you know you shouldn’t do that you have now done it…