Friday, December 2, 2016

LINKY LOVES...

Hello!
Welcome to another round of...



3. Oh my gosh! I came across this Facebook page of two mummas and they are so fun, and no-mucking-around honest, and hilarious!!

4. I'm sure many of us want to be more happy in life at times -- here are 11 habits that can create happiness in work and in life according to Business Insider.

5. Here are 20 Favourite Holiday Recipes by ABM for ya! 
Yum Yum!

Enjoy your weekend!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Monday, November 14, 2016

I'm A Planner Girl...

PLANNERS!

They are all the craze these days, not only for daily/monthly/yearly planning but also for recording memories as well.
And I've been pulled (quite willingly) into the colourful world of the planner -- but I'm not ashamed to admit...
I'm a Planner Girl ;-D

These days there are many options when it comes to the planner! The biggest hurdle many face first and foremost, is CHOOSING which one is best for them to use!
I thought that I would share what I use and how it works for me.
Additionally, I will also share some links to some other planner options, just to showcase some different choices.

This year I have been using the Heidi Swapp large with gold dots Memory Planner.



I really do enjoy the design and layout of this planner.
Each month starts with a page that I call the 'jot down' area. It's a place that I write my monthly 'hope-to-do' list, inspirational quotes, doodling and other decorative touches.




This is followed by a double page calender of the month.
I use this space to pop in special dates, events, appointments etc. 
...and I like to tizzy the page up as much as I can while I'm at it!



The rest of each month is pages that are a week to a double page spread.
Each day has enough space to go into more detail about your day, add a photo, a drawing - anything that documents your day. Each month has a sleeve of pocket pages in either 2x2 or 3x3 inch sizes to add in any extra photos or special memorabilia.
I love that this space makes it more than a planner...it makes it a memory keeper too.

 TOOLS

Heidi Swapp brought out a hole punch specifically designed for her memory planners, so I purchased one of them. And I'm glad I did, it makes adding things in so much quicker and easier without having to measure and pencil in punch mark spots and punch holes individually, blah blah blah...this works wonders.

There are many nifty Heidi Swapp accessories that complement her planner perfectly.
My top picks were the transparent date stickers, washi tape booklet, small glitter alpha stickers, and the 3x3inch and 2x2inch cards for the pocket pages included - although I also use them on my pages as well.

Other companies have picked up on the planner trend and now have quite a variety of products available that can be used in your planners.
I use a variety of items from Studio Calico, Kellie Stamps, Ali Edwards, A Beautiful Mess (Messy Box kits), and a few others along with the Heidi Swapp products...
and I LOVE how wonderfully it all works together!



So that's what I have been using this year.
And I've been really digging it. I love the detail that I can add into every day - kind of like my own personal journal as well as my daily planner.
I'm hooked!

Of course, there are many other different planners out there available to choose from.
And, as promised, I'll make a short list...
 my top 5 picks that have piqued my interest - so here goes...

1. The Erin Condren Life Planner - I like the fully customisable options and the concept of the focused goal setting area. And it's got a lovely clean design and easy flow to the look and layout of the pages.

2. GET TO WORK BOOK - created by the queen of goal setting, Elise Blaha Cripe. What better way to explain than the creator...
 "GET TO WORK BOOK® is a daily planner + goal setting workbook designed to help you make progress on your big goals by taking things one day at a time. While (sadly) it can't do your work for you, every inch of it was thoughtfully designed to help you get to work."

3. KIKKI-K planners - in a variety of cover designs and sizes.. and many pretty accessories to choose from that complement the planners - it's not hard to go the Kikki-K way :-)

4. DAY DESIGNER by Whitney English - daily schedules, to-do lists, goals...a planner that enables you to have a well designed life!

5. BULLET JOURNAL - I actually really enjoy this concept. At first, it seems quite involved and mind boggling but in essence is actually quite a simplistic and well structured approach to planning your everyday life. This one would definitely be gold for the list lover (especially if you LOVE bullet points!)
Be sure to watch the video!

Ok! So that about wraps things up in the planner department for now.
I will be back again to reveal what I have chosen to go with for next year with my planner needs. I'm excited!!

So are you a Planner Girl?
What is your fave planner?
Do share!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, November 11, 2016

LINKY LOVES...

Hello friends!
Let's get crackin' with this week's round of...

1. You may have seen or heard of the concept of Bible Journalling. It's been a great outlet for me to get back into the Word of God as part of my faith walk. There are some inspiring works out there from different people I follow on social media...THIS ARTICLE shows one creative whose work I just LOVE and she shares some of her Bible pages which are divine!!

2. A great take on 'minimalism'!

3. Love following this chick (fellow Tasmanian and childhood visitor to our house) on social media - she leads such an interesting life!

4. When I saw the line 'Break the habit of martyrdom and set yourself up for more wins', I clicked that link right away -- How to write a to-do list!

5. I'm pretty sure this is going to change my life!!

Take care!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna


Friday, November 4, 2016

LINKY LOVES...

Hi there!
Here's another round of...

1. For those who are crap at keeping plants alive or forget the weekly watering of the greenery in your office/home, HERE IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE!
You can get creative and make your own DIY Paper Succulents :-)


3. Need/Want to feel more happiness in your days? Well, here are 12 Intentional Actions to Choose Happiness Today!! 

4. I love Kikki-K AND I love Christmas, so this article with a lovely video gets me quite excited :-)

5. I found this article interesting regarding educating and nurturing children towards navigating life themselves. I certainly hope I don't apply too much pressure on them and allow them the space to independently make decisions and work things out for themselves sometimes.

Well that's another round done for ya.
Enjoy the read.

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

Friday, October 28, 2016

LINKY LOVES...

Hello there! 
It's time I posted another batch of Linky Loves for you.
As mentioned earlier in the year, these posts were something I wanted to continue but probably wouldn't happen every week as I had been doing previously...it's been working well for me to do them every week about or so, hope it's been good for you too.
Anyway...here goes...

1. Self care - it's not actually a selfish thing. Check this article out.

2. Eight excuses you keep putting in between you and your dreams...we're pretty darn good at making them aren't we!?!

3. Here's how to make peace with other's false perception of you.

Just because someone doesn’t particularly like you on a personal level doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person. "


4. Feeling unloved? Unimportant? Insecure?
HERE are 27 beautiful Bible verses for women who need love, reassurance, and strength!

5. Found THIS article on FB about 31 things your kids should be doing instead of homework between after school and bedtime hours. It has become apparent that homework for younger aged children is not entirely beneficial. Thankfully, my kids just have reading which is something I would encourage anyway so we're all good there. 

Well that's it for this week.
Take care, see you next time!

With Sprinkles of Sunshine...

Anna

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...

Anna

Friday, September 30, 2016

LINKY LOVES...

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...

Anna