Flowers are the greatest way to instantly brighten up your home. Easy and fast, it's one of the cheapest options too! Choose seasonal blooms to add a variety of colour and texture to your living space - bright, fresh and colourful in spring and summer, and warm and woody during the cooler months. Use plants and branches in the winter months when flowers are scarce. Herbs work year round. Overflowing bowls of herbs in the kitchen are beautiful and have a gorgeous perfume. I love walking into the kitchen in the in morning and being assailed by the scent of the herbs that have heightened overnight.Read More
- Troy Hatfield
Try and picture the last time you received a wedding invitation in your mailbox. How long did it take to hear something like this (cynical) little voice: “Ugh. There goes an entire Saturday, lost to uncomfortable shoes and fake smiles. I wonder what will be longer, the time between the ceremony and reception or the toasts filled with inside jokes that no one laughs at. I predict the solo from the not-quite-in-tune cousin will be 13 times longer than it takes the couple to light that unity candle, leaving the rest of us staring at the couple staring at each other.”Read More
- Adam Lorenz
Daniel Powter, Crazytown, The Cardigans, The Polyphonic Spree, Verve Pipe, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
What do these artists all have in common?
For many of them, they are known as one-hit wonders. For others they were unable to attain the same success as their first album, otherwise known as the dreaded ‘sophomore slump’. A friend once explained it as these artists losing their ‘edge’. They had finally arrived and unlike with their first release, they did not have to earn the privilege of getting their music heard through grueling months or years of touring. To no fault of their own, all the hard work had paid off but at the expense of some thing.Read More
- Mallory Manning
I can think of two immediate ways that I tend to deal with stress: shopping and eating.
I also make a ton of coffee runs, plan out DIY projects that stall due to my commitment issues with paint, and bake incessantly.
Ok, so that’s more than two ways.Read More
Hello from the Waterburg Game Preserve, South Africa, where the cool air amplifies the crunch of the dry grass on morning walks. A long stare at the sky puts Johannesburg’s busyness into perspective. Capturing moments, and the surrounding beauty, reminds me of life’s true purpose... gratefulness wells up within that I am here to enjoy it.