Christmas Gift Guide – Stationery

I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet. If you have then I don’t like you. If you’ve started AND finished, then I really don’t like you.

Okay, I’m only joking. I always want to ask people who’ve done all their shopping early what they’ve bought, so I can get ideas. This year I decided I should just do as much browsing online as early as I could so I would know well in advance what kind of stuff I wanted to buy. So naturally I want to share it with you, because I know at least one of you will be one of those people who goes to the shops at 3pm on Christmas Eve to START their shopping. And quite frankly, those people really STRESS ME OUT.

I’m going to do one gift guide per week until Christmas, and I”m starting with stationery. It’s universally a great gift, because everyone uses it, and we all have at least one or two people in our families and friend groups who are teachers, students or just stationery fiends. You know, the kind of people who can spend three hours in Officeworks and spend six hundred dollars on sticky notes. So, if you know one of those people, or you are one of those people, this gift guide is for you!

1. Studio Oh – Notecard Sets Woodland Creatures – $20.95

I love note card sets, mostly because I try to send thank you cards for big occasion gifts, and I always struggle to find ones that are interesting and have some element of illustration on them. Often they’re just white cards that say “THANK YOU” on them, which is on topic, but not visually interesting, you know? These woodland themed cards can be sent as thank you cards, or for any occasion really. The creatures are cute without being too juvenile, and for twenty bucks you can’t go wrong.
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Food – Cake decorating with berries

Cake with berries

I was recently asked to decorate a cake. Not bake and decorate, just decorate. It was nice not having to worry about baking the cake and just focusing on the decorations. The request was for something simple, and now that the weather is warmer, I knew I wanted to do something with berries since they’re… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Lancôme Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur Instant Perfector

Lancome Thumbnail

Recently the kind folks at reached out to me and asked if I would like to try a product from their Lancôme range and I practically jumped into their website to browse immeditately. I’ve been wanting to try Lancôme anything for ages, but given that the price points are generally at the higher end… Continue reading ->

Lately – October Landscape

Uniqlo cardi

I’ve been AWOL here lately, I know. It’s a combination of having a bunch of stuff going on in our new house, being sick all week, and just trying to do a bunch of stuff that I can blog about later (watch movies, read books, catch up on TV). And it’s also been a little… Continue reading ->

Fashion – Target Australia’s Easy Summer Dresses

Target Dresses_THUMB

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Target is selling the most versatile, easy, comfortable Summer dresses and skirts I’ve seen in ages. Well, that’s not 100% true. I have seen the dresses before – last Summer to be exact, when I breezed through my local Target store and grabbed one to… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Winter Buys

Beauty salon pic

I don’t spend big all that frequently on beauty products. I buy what I need, when I need it, and I go back and forth between buying new products and staying with old faithfuls that I know work on my normal-to-dry skin. Last week I realised that I’ve tried out a few new things in… Continue reading ->

Thoughts of the Week #10

– These sunny days have made me start picking up my camera and really try to make a concerted effort to practice my photography a lot more. It probably helps that we have a garden now, and the afternoon sunlight in our much larger house is just lovely to shoot in and outside of. I’ve… Continue reading ->