Tuesday, January 21, 2014

6 Things I'm Loving Right Now.

1. Getting organised.

Although I'm a Virgo, you might be surprised to know I'm really not all that organised. I live in pretty much what I call "organised chaos" most of the time. I really appreciate clear, functional spaces, but I have a terrible time trying to maintain them. Maybe it's because I'm a tortured artist, or maybe it's because I'm a Mum. Either way - I'm enjoying plotting out my days in my 2014 Frankie journal, and the feeling I get when I do accomplish organisation of some sort.

2.  Handmade toys.

Although Miss 5 is obsessed with Lalaloopsy dolls and My Little Ponies, I do love finding one-off, handmade toys for my kids to play with. I certainly can't make everything myself (I can't sew for the life of me!) but I am always on the look out for fun DIY things to make with the kids. Today I stumbled upon one of Merilee's latest tutorials over at Mer Mag which I thought was pretty cute:

Mer Mag | Stacking House Blocks
 I absolutely love the colours she used on these stacking house blocks!

3. Iced coffee.

Is having at least one iced coffee a day classed as an addiction?


My home-made recipe:

1 tblspoon instant coffee powder/granules
1 tblspoon raw sugar
ice-cream (optional)

Dissolve coffee + sugar in a few drops of boiling water, add ice to cool the water down, top up with milk and add a scoop of icecream on top.

Confession: Lately I've also had a few Macca's coffee frappes. I don't even want to know the calorie content of those bad boys!

4. Vlogs.

In those rare, quiet moments when the babies are asleep - I can get out the paintbrushes and watch trash tv. Lately, I've swapped the trash tv for youtube vlogs. Among my faves this week are:

grav3yard girl

I would love to find a full-time Artist/Mummy vlogger. Are there any out there??

5. booko.com.au

Someone recommended this link (via Twitter I think?) the other day and I love it! It gives you the best price (incl. postage) on books or dvds across nearly all bookseller websites.

 6. Art by Daniel Merriam

I stumbled upon this artist on Facebook, and I'm completely in awe of his use of colour and intricate details. Mesmerizing.
 art blog - daniel merriam - empty kingdom
That's all for now. I have 2 crazy little creatures to attend to. Dinner to make. Commissions to work on later tonight. :) Hope you're all having a nice week!



  1. HOORAY for iced coffeee...MMMMMM And he is one of my all time fav artists, as well!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! Yep - he is one talented man!


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