by Dannielle Cresp on February 14, 2012
So, I’m not really big on the ‘love day’ thing, but happiness is something that I can certainly adhere to. It’s something I’ve been struggling with a bit lately as some sad things have happened this year, but I don’t want to dwell. Instead I wanted to share this printable that I made for you (and me) so we can focus on just one good thing each day.
No matter what your relationship status is, I think that this is something that we can all enjoy. There are 4 printouts to a page and you can print it on any kind of paper you want, I have them on a cardstock. You can download the printable here. Print it as many times as you like. Please share it with your friends but don’t repost the printable on your site, send them here to get their own copy.
I’ll be sticking mine up in front of my computer each morning before work. Where will you keep yours?
Have a lovely Tuesday.
by Dannielle Cresp on January 31, 2012
You might have realised by now that I’m not a minimalist by any means. I’m very sentimental and it can take a lot for me to pass on things to their next owner (or worse to landfill). Yet every so often, I feel the need to have a big clear out and try to feel less overwhelmed by things. January has been very overwhelming for me, with the loss of a dear family member and a less than stellar month for my business, so cleaning and clearing has been very cathartic.
I realised in my cleaning out that I have some treasures that have never been used or only used once that I thought some of you might be interested in, so I decided to have a bit of an online garage sale. There are some sewing books that I purchased and never got around to trying, some fab books, the cute shoes you see above and even the game Operation that has never been played.
If you’re interested you can have a look at the garage sale here. I’ll keep the site up until Feb 15, 2012.
I’m hoping some of these will go to new homes and will see a fresh lease on life.
Tomorrow February begins, I love a new month. It feels like a fresh start 12 times a year.
by Dannielle Cresp on January 17, 2012
You might not know this about me, but I’m a non-drinker and a non-gambler. So when I was asked to go visit Las Vegas with my cousins, there were many surprised looks from my family when I happily accepted. I’m so glad that I did!
I loved Las Vegas. It was happy, sunny, and like a parallel universe to the one I live everyday. The hotels are so huge that it can take 10 minutes just to get to the elevator and even longer to get out the door. There are so many things to see and do and the people watching is just the best. In fact there is so much on offer, that I think I’ll go back again, and see some of the things that I missed.
I won’t lie. We spent a day shopping and buying the brand names that cost a small fortune in Australia at sometimes a quarter of the price! I mainly bought presents for others and just a few things for me, but that’s the way I like it. We had a great time browsing through all of the things that we don’t get back home and enjoying the sunshine and warm air in the outdoor eateries. One of the things I really loved is how late everything stays open. 9pm is closing for most of the shops and some stay open later than that too. (Which is very different to the 5.30pm closing time at home).
I loved how some things were overstated and that the strip was so full of life. There is really something for everyone from roller coasters, to theatre, and even trips out of town to fly over the grand canyon and a trip out to the hoover dam. I didn’t get to do these things this time, but I have it on my list for when I eventually go back.
We had a night out in the casinos for the bachelorette and a day of walking the the strip to see the sites. We had lunch in Planet Hollywood and visited M&Ms world. I got to visit my favourite designer store, Kate Spade and got some pretty flats. And spent the afternoon relaxing in our swanky hotel room at Aria.
For me, I think it’s one of those places that need more than a weekend to do it justice. Especially if you want to do some relaxing by the pool too. It’s a great place to people watch and you never need stay in the same hotel twice.
I think if you go with an open mind, even the non-drinkers and non-gamblers can have a great time. Las Vegas even has In ‘n Out, a burger place that I love.
I went to it thinking I’d be totally overwhelmed, and left thinking that I must visit again some time. That’s what I hope for in a holiday destination and it delivered.
Visiting places you wouldn’t normally think of really takes you out of your comfort zone, and that’s something I’m trying to do more of. Las Vegas helped to remind me of that.
Have you been or would you like to visit one day?