Wednesday, October 5, 2016

JOT MOOD BOARD - October 2016...

Have you seen it?
The NEW mood board for October is now LIVE at Jot Magazine!

It's so colourful, bright yet soft, and just a load of fun!
I find it refreshing and uplifting just looking at it!
And it was even better to create with it.

I was drawn to those paint pots so I knew I wanted to do something painty.
I took to the watercolours and created some small square cards that I used as the kicking off point of my layout. 
I was super chuffed to go back through my most recent photos and find the shot of my two girls dressed in their fluro get-up for a fundraiser event at their school. The colours were perfect for this mood board.

The other great find in my stash, was the big orange acetate letters. They just HAD to be included.
There is quite a mixture of product on this layout as I just pulled things from my boxes of random product on my desk - Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, Twine & Ink, Shimelle, Crate Paper, Amy Tangerine and some general items from my stash.
The design of the layout took a few goes but once established, flowed beautifully and I'm super happy with the result!
What do you reckon?

And we would love you to join in the fun - all the deets are on the Jot blog PLUS some gorgeous samples from the Jot Girls to inspire you further!

Happy Creating :-)

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Friday, September 30, 2016


Hello there!
Get ready for some...

1. Here are 13 ways to wear white sneakers - just for informational purposes in case you may need some fashion inspiration one day ;-)

2. How to talk to absolutely anyone! I get faced with this dilemna quite abit these days as interaction with others is very important in the activities I am involved in. I can be seen as quite the outgoing kinda person BUT I find it difficult to strike up conversation with just anyone. It's frustrating and quite an uncomfortable feeling to have, not knowing what to say and such. Really enjoyed this article.

3. How to make a difference when you don't have a fortune -- I have asked myself this question before and usually give of my time where I can to help others and get involved in organisations/movements that make a difference. This article was great to read and I'm keen to look up more on that AlHusseini character!

4. Using the example of a garden here is how to cultivate inner beauty in a season of monotony.

5. How To Survive When You Have Overdone It ... a little more of an easier list to achieve than the usual work/life balance tips you get. Number 3 is a biggy for me - my to-do lists are always way too long and grandiose cos I try to do EVERYTHING in one day. Learning to give myself more time and cut myself some slack. 

Enjoy your weekend.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Tuesday, September 13, 2016


We are up to Day Twelve of the Blogtember Challenge - brought to us by Bailey Jean of Brave Love Blog.

Today's prompt is:
Three books! One you just read, one you're currently reading, and one you want to read.


I honestly could NOT put this book down. It has you captured right from the beginning all the way through and there is so many emotions involved. It is a book that makes your heart soar and break all at the same time. I couldn't shake the effects of this book for days after finishing it.
I've also watched the movie and thought it was quite true to the book and just as emotional and heart wrenching.
Well worth reading/watching.

CURRENTLY READING: Daring & Disruptive // Loving // Secret Keeping for Beginners

It has been quite a habit since I started to read as a youngin'...I can't stick to reading just one book at a time. So I am currently reading three. And they are all so very different. 

I have all of Lisa Messenger's books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read and I thought it was about time I got one started. I enjoy the message Lisa Messenger puts out to all of us. I am a subscriber to the magazine she started a few years back now, The Collective and I always feel so pumped after reading it. Her books are like that too.

Loving...the last book in this series. I adore Karen Kingsbury novels. I like that she addresses so many issues and takes you on so many varied journeys in her novels. I love that I can just escape into another world and live the life of the characters. Karen makes it so easy to do that!

I picked up 'Secret Keeping for Beginners' at a newsagent in the airport, simply because I wanted something different to read on the plane and I've read books by Maggie Alderson before and I liked them. 

TO BE READ: Daring Greatly

I've also got a few books by Brene Brown on my bookshelf too. I totally dig the work of this woman. I have watched a couple of her TED talks and various other interviews and I always come away inspired, challenged and enlightened.

So...what's on your reading list? Reading anything interesting lately?

I don't get to read as much as I would like! But I would like that to change, as I sooooo enjoy getting lost in a good book. Don't you?

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Monday, September 12, 2016


Welcome to Day 11 of the Blogtember Challenge, brought to you by Bailey Jean of Brave Love Blog.

Today's prompt is:
Round up of your favourite Instagrammers! Who should we follow?

1. @emily_jeffords - I just adore her art and the way she styles her photoshoots.

2. @charliesdesserthouse - the baked goods on the menu for this up and coming dessert house back in my home state of Tassie, look divine! Just looking at the photos will make you salivate!

3. @ettieink - If you're Australian and watched the last series of House Rules, you will remember the Adelaide couple, Brooke and Michelle. Well, Michelle is a graphic designer and creates art works that I really love. The pear she did for her living area makeover on the show was AWESOME! Anyway, this is her designing Instagram account. I aim to purchase one of her pieces one day!

4. @theeverygirl_ - eye-catching captures that just take me right into the moment.

5. - Suse is a fellow Jot Girl but I was admiring her feed long before that happened. So clean and fresh and creative - I just can't help myself but feel inspired!

6. @ravishingcollective - meaningful quotes and pep-talks that liven up the day.

7. @soulscripts - by Jordan Lee. I love this girls posts..her insights, her transparency, and her quirkiness in how she presents them. I totally get her and applaud her in the way she encourages all of us, especially women.


8. @jotmagazine - even if I wasn't on the creative team, this would be a go-to creative account I would frequent!  Full of fun, inspiring, and beautiful creative goodness that just makes you wanna get making!

Hope you enjoy my list of Instagrammers - I have so many I like but could only pick a few for this post but I hopefully you find something you like in all of them.
What about you? 
Any Instagram accounts I should be following?

Oh! And of course you can find me on Instagram as @annamayde

Until next time, take care and keep smiling.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Thursday, September 8, 2016


Hi there!
Well it's Day 8 for the Blogtember Challenge, brought to us all by Bailey Jean of Brave Love Blog.

I am kinda all over the place with the prompts as I am just picking ones willy nilly and not really sticking to the set dates. But hey! let's just roll with it ok! LOL ;-)

Today's prompt is:
Five things that bring you joy.

1. Spending time with family and friends

2. The beauty in nature - sunshine, flowers, natural light in my window...just makes my heart feel light and happy

3. Shopping at my favourite shops

4. My cups of tea and coffee - and the cups/mugs they go in ;-)

5. Creating!

What brings you joy?

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Welcome back!
We are up to the 7th day of the Blogtember Challenge put together by Bailey Jean of Brave Love Blog.

Yep! I've managed to miss another day! However, I am going to do the day 6 prompt for today instead - just cos I'd already started it but didn't manage to finish it. So here goes...

Today prompt is:
Create a playlist.

A few months back, I created a playlist on my iPhone which I named 'My current jams'.
I compiled a heap of songs that I love to groove and sing too, most are up-tempo songs but there are a few slower ones that are inspirational to me too.

I will share the selections from that playlist (linked to a YouTube vid of that song) for your enjoyment...

1. DEAR LIFE - Delta Goodrem
3. WINGS - Delta Goodrem
4. LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO - Ellie Goulding
5. FIX YOU - Cold Play
6. NEVER LET YOU GO - Evermore
8. ALIVE - Sia
10. CHEERLEADER - Pentatonix (cover)
12. FIX MY EYES - for King & Country
13. LIGHT IT UP - for King & Country
15. PRICELESS - for King & Country
16. RADIOACTIVE - Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling
17. SAY SOMETHING - Pentatonix (cover)
18. SHOULDERS - for King & Country
19. SING - Pentatonix
20. SYMPHONY - Joe Moore
21. TITANIUM (feat. Sia) - David Guetta
22. FLASHLIGHT - Jessie J
23. HELLO - Adele
24. MASTERPIECE - Jessie J
26. BRAVE - Sara Bareilles
27. FIGHT SONG - Rachel Platten
28. TRY EVERYTHING - Shakira
29. HEARTBEAT SONG - Kelly Clarkson

Well that got me groovin'!! LOL!
Hope you enjoy my current playlist of faves! I am continually adding songs I like as I come across them which is awesome for adding more variety.

Thanks for popping by!
Take care.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...


Monday, September 5, 2016


Hey there!
Welcome to Day 5 of the Blogtember Challenge 2016 - brought to you by the lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love blog.

You may have noticed that I didn't follow the Day Two prompt for that day, as my regular Linky Loves post went up as usual on Friday so you can check that out instead ;-)
You'll have to excuse me as I do a little shuffle around with the prompts as I missed a couple of days since then due to being away. I am going to use the prompt for Day Two here for today so here goes...

Today's prompt is:
Share a list of your current goals.

1. Start each day with positivity.
2. Read my Bible daily and illustrate my Bible pages at least 3-4 times a week.
3. Simplify my home by the end of the year.
4. Catch up with our Project Life album for this year.
5. Build my business with essential oils.
6. Ride in the Great Cycle Challenge in October!
7. Read more books!
8. Create my sister's wedding album.
9. Buy a new coffee machine.
10. Do more exercise and get fit!

Thanks for popping by!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...