Monday, 31 March 2014

recording life:: march 24 - march 30, 2014

Life has been a bit low key due to the number of things I have to do for uni as well as home life.  The assignments are starting to line up soon and I would like to be as prepared as possible!

I am so in love with the origami cranes on the card.  A gift from the beautiful Eunice, @thedailyroe.  She is the sweetest and most generous girlie there is.  I feel so lucky to know her and build a friendship via letters.

The weekend led to a surprise visit from a cousin of mine.  Which led to a small hello celebration in the form of hot pot.  Mm, I do love my hot pot!

I hope you have had a better than good week.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

instagram it:: week 12

//1// I'm dreaming of a vacation somewhere else, please, I can't take any more prac reports and assignments!
//2// I love washi and stuff
//3// this girl has been thinking about project life; any tips on how to get started?

Thursday, 27 March 2014

i heart notemaker

I often get asked where I purchase my stationery products, whether it be online or local.  Notemaker is one that I have been wanting to share for a while because they are an online store that is local to me.

I am so in love with finding new stationery stores that can get the goods to me fast.  And I mean FAST.  Notemaker has become one of my stationery websites that I simply enjoy scrolling through because of their vast variety of lush stationery products.  This website here is home to some of them bad boys.  I'm talking Rifle Paper Co., Rhodia, Delfonics, MT Masking Tape, Midori, Field Notes, Pantone and Moleskines.  I'm shaking at the thought of them all in one warehouse - you all know I would absolutely lose it! (But Notemaker, if you ever invite me to your warehouse, I promise I won't...)

Their warehouse is located in Melbourne.  And I'm in Melbourne.  And their shipping is super fast.  Which means I get my packages within a day or two (I'm being literal here!) and omgsh, does it satisfy my cravings for something amazing.

I ordered some things that I have been lusting for months to bring me to the free shipping mark.  Aren't they all so wonderful? I truly have been lusting for some Rifle Paper Co. for the longest of times.  My sweet penpals have been so kind to share some of their stickers with me, and I am forever thankful to them.

Their shipping is also pretty amazing at $6.50 within Australia and free shipping over $65.  International shipping is $12.50 and free when orders are over $95.

So what are you waiting for? Get on to that website and drool over everything!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

recording life:: march 17 - march 23, 2014

The days are getting cloudier and I am hoping for some place warm, and bright, and full of vacation-like things.  Need this to get away from my mass of constant assignments and practical reports.  It's tough doing a double in Biomedical Science and Science! I don't know many other people with the constant workload that we have.  If you do, kudos to you! Hope you're keeping up awesome with your uni work!

At least I had zumbarons from Adriano Zumbo's shop in Melbourne to keep my fuel going for studying all weekend.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

instagram it:: week 11

//1// I hope you're all having the most happy day!
//2// The set is complete and my heart can now rest easy
//3// Zumbarons are lush

Monday, 17 March 2014

recording life:: march 10 - march 16, 2014

Back to uni has gotten me so busy and life worries for after uni has gotten me melancholy, so what do I do to fix this? Make my diary as bright and happy as possible! I so adore the little birdie paperclip and the kikki. K "today is a great day" memento.  A gift from @rarchi_archie, so it is extra special!

I think the bright and happy washi tape and stickers worked well to lift my mood because I found myself to be quite productive and even sneaked in a bit of social event.

Hello Foam Party, where it's okay to dress casual to an up-scale bar and get covered in bubbles.  

I hope you had a great day, week, fortnight, month!

Friday, 14 March 2014

guest blog post @citygirlsearching

I was so so so incredibly flattered when dearest Roxy from City Girl Searching.  She is an avid blogger and photographer.  I love looking at all her photos and the wonderful person that she is!

I did something a little bit different with this guest blog post, and I found that I really enjoyed myself! I have found that I have accumulated a lot of supplies over the past few months.  What better way to use them than to make your own stationery?

Do take a look and say hi!

Monday, 10 March 2014

recording life:: march 3 - march 9, 2014

A little bit boring on the decorating front, I know, but it's back to uni and that means back to business (as a student).

The past week was trying to get back into routine.  Which I really enjoy, so I'm not complaining! But I know it is my most difficult semester yet.  I'm looking forward to the challenge and doing the best I can!

I hope you are all well!

instagram it:: week 10

//1// i love rifle paper co.
//2// what I'm doing now; a whole lot of study and reading | tagged by @damitaprilurcool

Monday, 3 March 2014

recording life:: feb 24 - march 2, 2014

The past week passed by in a blur.  I don't know if it is because it was a packed week and there were lots to do or I was sleep deprived! Still, had to say the best day of the week was @retnobear and my little stationery rendezvous.  I had the best time with her and it makes me so thankful for things like Instagram.  They have this beautiful way of connecting people with similar interests and I enjoyed all the amazing places she took me to! I will most definitely share my finds from that day here some time. 

A friend's 21st was an eventful way to end the week, and just like that! Week 1 of uni has started.

I hope you all have been well, I'm pretty much shaking with excitement for the coming semester and I hope you are too!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

instagram it:: week 9

//1// i heart clouds
//2// how many pastel highlighters do I need? A LOT
//3// hey @notemaker, I love your fast shipping
//4// cupcakes with who? | @retnobear

Saturday, 1 March 2014

love letters: from April, to April

April has this amazingly creative and beautiful spirit.  It is such a joy to receive the amazing letters she sends out to me - it definitely makes me skip all the way back from the letter box to my front door.

This letter was extra special, I felt.  Not only did she make the prettiest wee booklet you have ever seen, but she is also in the making of a penpal booklet using Project Life cards.  As someone who have been wanting to give Project Life a go for the longest of times, I was only super excited to do this little assignment.

April was so kind to provide alpha stickers, many different cards and various embellishments.
And this was the result:

I hope I didn't go too overboard with the embellishments.
So how did I go with my first set of Project Life cards ever?
She also inspired me to make some penpal booklets with the various scrapbook paper and notepad paper I have.  I hope that she likes them!