Tellin' it like it is. I'm very out of sorts. I don't want to be here at work, and it's mostly because I don't actually have a lot of work to do at the moment, so things are dragging and I'm counting down the days til Christmas break. This is not a great way to be.

I also wish I didn't feel like I look like a Christmas pudding/Yorkshire Pudding/smashed block of Snack. And to make matters worse I'm wearing a very silly outfit today. I was running late and also confused about the weather, and I look like Inspector Gadget with sandals. And to make matters even worse, worser than that, I can't self-medicate with chocolate due to aforementioned pudding issue.

Anyways, here are some random things that I don't mind if you get me for Christmas. I feel like I shouldn't be parting with money in exchange for decorative skulls (although it is a money box, so I think it could be justified as a sensible purchase). If someone else gives me a decorative skull it's okay.

But things are looking up... it's Friday afternoon. It's a rainy Friday afternoon, blah! But that means hot shower and trackie night and I'm okay with that.

1. Skull Moneybox, Dotti. 2-6 Artworks that would make my happy every day, cushions, Nordic tote bags and Turkish towels from


Flowers. Woohoo! Last Saturday a couple of friends and I attended a floral workshop with Holly Hipwell from The Flower Drum. It was a one-hour workshop held on showroom floor of Freedom. It was priced at a bargain-esque $15 which included the flowers, a glass vase and a nifty pair of pruning shears for keepz.

It was great to meet Holly, who was preeeeetty hilarious. Girl crush.

We were able to choose our own bunches of flowers and then shown how to gather the arrangement in one hand, to twine it up and trim it for a hand-held bouquet, and also got to make a little arrangement in our vases. Fun.


Little bit lovin' this huslin' stitch. Soon to be reproduced in a loungeroom near me!

As spotted on The Wiegands from Take the Cannoli.


After enjoying a slice of yesterday's beautiful sunshine, a walk on the beach and splash on the shore, it seemed the perfect time to head home and dabble in a little Sunday afternoon fro-yo production. Using some very cool star-shaped molds I acquired a few weeks ago, I made these yummy banana and blueberry yoghurt popsicles! They were quite the nutritious and delicious after-dinner treat and I have a feeling they might become a bit of a summer staple.

I'm already thinking of a few other flavour ideas that I can't wait to try. It goes without saying that some of these flavour combos will involve cocoa. And coconut. And mango. And cherries. Yum! My two little nieces are going through that fussy eating stage, so I might even play the sneaky Aunty and see if I can lure them into eating some nutritious concoctions with these girly popsicles. I'm sure they'd love a posicle treat when they come over for a swim in the pool. I'll let you know how that goes. I might need to start stealthily and make a batch that doesn't involve hundreds of tiny seeds.

This particular 4-ingredient recipe came from Jamie's Food Revolution.