It’s no secret I looove Instagram. It’s the one social media place you will find me hanging out the most. I’ve never really gotten the hang of Twitter and I find Facebook a tad confusing. But I do like the easiness and friendliness of Instagram. And photos + words = well, my favourite thing. Now, I am still no expert over there in Instagram land, but I do use a few different photo apps that I thought I would share today. In no particular order, here’s my Top Four iPhone Photo Editing Apps — according to me 1. A Beautiful Mess Well hasn’t this little gem taken the world by [...]
This was a much wanted Mother’s Day pressie. From my eldest kiddo. Along with Kath & Kim Season 1 and a pair of novelty elephant head bed socks – because let’s face it, we ALL need a pair of elephant head bed socks in our life! He chose well, although he was (strongly) encouraged to buy the book by me – it was high on my wish list! And I scored big time this Mother’s Day from the rest of the family too with more fluffy bed socks, cosy pjs, a new iphone case, Milk Bath from The Body Shop and an assortment of other goodies. Plus breakfast in bed, [...]
I’m always after cool new ideas to try out for Project Life and paper crafting. I stumbled across this delightful blog today by Erica Hernandez. It’s jam packed with Project Life ideas, printables, craftiness and pretty pictures. I spotted this idea from Erica… to print onto label sheets. HOW COOL is that! And instantly had to try it out..I only had a few Avery labels on hand and I wanted to have a few different designs, so I chose some digital papers from Paislee Press and layered them onto an A4 page in Photoshop. If you are particular (I’m not!), you could certainly do a test print and see where [...]
I am in love with this handy dandy little photo processing gadget. Introducing my new little Epson PictureMate. And no this isn’t a sponsored post – just a post about my new found love! I haven’t ever been totally, absolutely satisfied with the photo processing at Big W. Sure, they have a great matte finish option but I was starting to feel like my photos were a bit hit and miss. I do all my photo editing within Photoshop and was finding I needed to really pump up the brightness on all my photos as Big W tends to print them so dark! And it was tricky to gauge the [...]
I’ve been experimenting in the sugar free kitchen again! This time I made these delicious morsels of loveliness. Recipe is from My Food Religion and it’s a beauty!! I used the walnut and coconut oil version for the base and left out the medjool dates as I am not a huge date fan and I made mini cheesecakes as I didn’t have any little individual pie flans like My Food Religion has used – which I must say makes the lime tarts look super cute! So mine are cheesecake “bites”. I made the raw version instead of baking them and I’ve stored them in the freezer. They make such a [...]
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind around here the past week or so! Because we have MEGA NEWS! It’s no secret I love Project Life. I love capturing and documenting the every day. I love that people who had strayed from creating scrapbook layouts (me include) are diving back into memory keeping with gusto in the form of Project Life/pocket style memory keeping. I love the direction memory keeping is headed. Let’s face it – most of us are already documenting life. Even in the most basic form by sending out a tweet or posting a photo to Instagram we are memory keeping. And I love that. Soooo, I [...]
I have news. Big news. Exciting news. Wonderful, I can’t wait to share type news. Here’s a hint. And it does have something to do with Project Life as some of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook have guessed. I am not *quite* ready yet to announce. But will do in the next day or so. Fingers crossed it will be Friday afternoon to coincide with the release of this week’s newsletter. Stay tuned.
I’ve stalled with Project Life. Somehow I went all gung ho for the first 3 weeks and then… Nothing. Well, half of week 4 did get done. And I AM keeping up with plenty of regular photos and jotting down notes and things which is good. I’m using the Day One app on my phone and it’s quite handy. Most of the time I add a quick photo and then I write in shorthand. Even just one sentence or a single word will jog my memory when it comes time to do my journaling. And I am still using iCloud which means all my photos are at my finger tips [...]
I loved this idea in our latest issue of Etz. Did you see it? Everyone loves happy mail!!!! And it’s just as fun to GIVE someone else happy mail!!! Lisa Pate created the cutest little parcels of goodness to send out as thank you happy mail for a few of her special friends. Beautifully packaged and filled with pretty things, I am sure the happy parcels were very well received. Other ideas to pack inside your own happy mail parcels include: Beautiful herbal teas coffee or hot chocolate sachets a cute pair of socks pretty stationary notebooks hair clips and slides small samples of bath oils or salts a good [...]
These OH SO CUTE bunny dishes are the creation of Belinda Stanton from Belinism. We featured Belinda and her BEAUTIFUL range of hand built and hand carved sculptures and functional dinnerware in the latest issue of Etz Magazine. You should see her whimsical and unique sculptures – they are divine! Anyway, Belinda is having a giveaway – you could soon be the proud owner of one of her quirky bunny dishes (your choice of one of the above designs) simply by liking her facebook page here.. Tell her Kim sent you *wink*.
Yes, I know.. I had a little hiccup in February. Issue 9 of Etz was SUPPOSED to be out and about and in your inboxes by the 1 March 2013. However, after the rather disrupted February we had (eldest son in hospital for 16 days unexpectedly, with a collapsed lung and after several complications and procedures he headed off to surgery), I spent more time at the hospital and juggling LIFE than I did in front of my computer juggling Etz Magazine. So I made an executive decision to hold off on issuing the magazine on the 1 March. Of course , those who know me well know this was [...]
I’ve wanted to make these for ages! I’ve seen protein ball recipes popping up on a few blogs I read and armed with some Medjool dates and my trusty food processor, I decided to experiment and make some too. I didn’t have protein powder on hand so I didn’t use it but the chia sees provide protein also. Loads of trial and error here and really, I just winged it, tossing in different ingredient I already had on hand but mainly based on this recipe from My Food Religion.. Coconut Date-y Balls about 8 fresh Medjool dates shredded coconut hot water 1/2 tsp cinnamon cacao nibs chia seeds I [...]