For The Stationary Lovers


I am the biggest stationary addict out there. Even if I don’t really need it, if it’s cute stationary, I want it. My desk and book shelf is full of cute little journals that are only half full, stickers, cute pens, notepads, etc. I love stationary! So when I was contacted by Mishka Mail by Graceful Avenue, I was so excited! They have monthly subscription packs full of them cutest stationary items!

I received the October package and I was so excited to rip into it and pull out all the adorable items inside! Even the packaging it arrived in was cute.
(FYI guys, I’m going to be calling a lot of things cute, because it’s all so flipping adorable!)


I’m obsessed with the adorable greeting cards I received in this package and I cannot wait for the next birthday, or event so I can write in them.

I’m all about affordable and adorable stationary (hey, that rhymed!) For all my fellow stationary obsessors, I highly recommend you go check out their website and subscribe for the November package! You can check out their website HERE🙂


For The One Who Feels Overwhelmed

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We all go through moments in life when we feel overwhelmed. We can feel overwhelmed by our financial troubles, our health, our relationships, our jobs. The list goes on. Life is hard sometimes.

This season has been full of feelings of being overwhelmed. I’ve felt overwhelmed by my studies, finances, work, etc. I felt guilty for struggling because Jesus is so wonderful and has done and is doing so much for me even though I don’t deserve it and I felt ashamed for allowing and entertaining thoughts that God set me free from to enter back into my mind.
But over the past few days God has been reminding me that our relationship and journey with Him isn’t going to be all mountain top experiences. There are valleys and there are lows. But His promise is that even as we walk through the valleys, He is with us, protecting us (Psalm 23:4.)

We are going to struggle and we are going to feel overwhelmed. That is nothing to be ashamed of.
In fact, if you read the bible, you will see that even the strongest people in the faith struggled and felt overwhelmed. Moses, Jeremiah, Elijah, Paul- all incredible men of God that were overwhelmed on more than one occasion. The list would go on and on. Even Jesus became overwhelmed while on earth (Matthew 26:36-39.)
One of my favourite people in the bible and one of the most well known people in the bible became overwhelmed countless times in His life- David.

If you read through the Psalms, you see how many times David was totally overwhelmed by situations in His life. But what stands out to me the most is that yes, David starts out writing about how much He is struggling and how much trouble He is in, but before the Psalm finishes, He is praising God!
He could start out saying, ‘God where are you? I am in despair and in pain.’ But He always turns around saying, ‘God you are good and I praise your name.’ 
So how could David go from being so overwhelmed by His circumstances, to rejoicing and praising God? Easy. He took his eyes off his circumstance and put them on God. He praised  and worshiped God even through the darkest and most helpless times of His life.

I know from experience that when we feel overwhelmed, praising God is the last thing you feel like doing. It’s so easy to stay in your ‘woe is me’ attitude, but where does that get you? No where. Trust me, I’ve been there so many times. I’m there right now. The only thing that has brought me through those times was praising Him. And in this season I have to keep reminding myself of those times of praising him through the pain.

Praise Him even when you don’t feel like it. He never falls off His thrown so let’s never stop giving Him praise.
There’s something so powerful and beautiful about lifting up His name and shouting His praise when you feel like it’s the last thing you want to do.

The praise you give Him when it’s difficult means more to Him than the praise you give when it’s easy to give it.
He always loves the praise you give Him, but giving it when it’s hard to give, shows your devotion to Him and He is so in love with that. He can do so much with that.

Eyes off circumstances. Eyes on Christ.


Tips For The Beginner Blogger

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Becoming a brand new blogger can be a little daunting. There’s so much to know and understand. From trying to work out what platform works best for you, to creating your website from scratch, to working out which images are safe to use and what ones aren’t, building a readership, etc. It can be a little overwhelming and might make you feel like you aren’t cut out for the blogging world. But we’ve all been there! So don’t stress🙂

When I first started blogging I had no clue what I was doing! I just wrote content, hit publish and then moved on with the rest of my day. I was really thankful for Summer from Coffee With Summer who I connected with in my early blogging days and gave me some helpful tips.

It doesn’t have to be so overwhelming, it can be really enjoyable! Let me share one helpful tips that will help you out as you try to figure out this blogging thing🙂

Connect with other bloggers /
Blogging is just about voicing your opinion, or just making a name for yourself. It’s about community. Jump onto Facebook and join some blogging communities. Connecting and building relationships with other bloggers is key! Some of my favourite friends I have met through blogging and even though we’ve never met, we get to encourage and inspire each other every day. They’re also there to help you out when you’re stuck. Community is a huge part of blogging and it’s so much fun connecting with other bloggers!

Social media is key /
Social media is such a great way to build up a readership and grow your blog. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, these are all so useful when it comes to blogging. Keep active on your accounts and post clean, simple, eye catching and engaging content to draw people in. My blog would not have grown at all if I didn’t grab hold of how useful social media. It’s also another really great way to connect with other bloggers and build relationships.

Be patient and work hard /
Starting a brand new blog will take time to really take off. But how successful your blog becomes will depend on how hard you work at it. Blogging is a lot of hard work, a lot of people don’t realise that. For me it took about a year for my blog to grow and start gaining traffic. It’s different for every blogger. Good things come to those who work hard and are patient. Sometimes it feels hopeless and you want to give up (trust me, I’ve been there!) but the best part about tip #1 is that you have a community of other bloggers around you who can encourage you and help you out🙂

Blogging is what I love doing the most and when you start seeing all your hard work and patience pay off and someone comments something really encouraging on your blog, or shoots you a happy email, it makes all your hard work worth it and will put the biggest smile on your face!

You’ve got this! Now go kick butt!


The Struggles of a 20-something

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Guys. Let’s be real. Being a 20-something is haaaaard! I mean, yeah you have all this independence and that’s flipping awesome. But there are many struggles that you face during this semi awkward stage of life. So let’s talk about!

Wanting a career and stable income /
I know there are some high achieving, highly motivated, go getting people who know exactly what they want to do with their life from an early age and go for it full steam ahead. Then by the time they’re 21 they have a career that they love and are properly on their way to buying their first house, etc. But for a lot of us, we still have no idea what we want to be when we grow up! I still have no idea! I so desperately wish I could have a career that I am in love with and have a stable income so I can do the things I want to do with my life, but the reality is, I am working in retail (which is the closest thing to hell on earth) I’m studying and I’m flat broke, struggling to pay my minimal bills. Accepting that this is where my life currently is, is really difficult. I hate working in retail, I wish my course was finished so that I could find a new job and have money so I can afford a wedding and a house. I could most likely ramble for hours about this one, but do you feel me guys? It’s HARD!
These 20-something years are our time to study towards our future career so we can have a good life, but that’s the hardest part- we want our studies finished and we want to have our career that we love!

Still relying on your parents /
This is a following on point to the first point, but let’s talk about it anyway. Because I’m still in college, I don’t have a full time job with a stable income which means my financial situation is a bit of a joke, which also means I still have to rely on my parents a lot. I’m really blessed to have a mum who works her butt off and helps us out financially, but I hate having to rely on her. I want to be able to do it on my home, but the reality is, I can’t right now. I do know that one day I will be financially stable and I will be able to help them out!

Grocery shopping with no money /
I remember having like $20 a week for groceries. It was pretty bad, but it also made me get pretty dang creative in what I bought! Most grocery shops consisted of LOTS of 2 minute noodles, carrots and broccoli, potato chips, and canned spaghetti. YUM. Not. But you just have to make it work. But I’m not going to lie, I was raiding my mums pantry almost every week for free food to take home. Thanks mum😉

You have 3 different groups of friends /
You know. One group is married and having kids, one group is always travelling somewhere really cool and the other group (which is me) is fumbling around looking for wifi, free food and spending way too much laughing laughing at cat memes on the internet.
My Facebook newsfeed can quickly go from an engagement/wedding post/pregnancy announcement, to a photo of someone standing under the Eiffel Tower/Golden Gate Bridge, etc. To someone posting a funny photo of a cat eating pizza.
But we love all 3 different groups of friends! And it’s never a dull moment with any of them!

Although there are many challenges we face at this age, it’s pretty flipping fun as well. The adulting part isn’t so fun, but there are some pretty cool bonus’s! Like still getting student discounts at the cinema! Heck yeah!



31 Day Proverbs Challenge


Did you know that there 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs? That’s why starting October 1st (because October also has 31 days. Yep! Cool right?) I want you to join me as I journey through the book of Proverbs throughout the month of October.

Proverbs is one of my favourite books in the bible following Psalms (ha, get it? Because Proverbs is right after Psalms in the bible, and it’s also my favourite book following Psalms…? No? Don’t get it? I’m not funny? Okay, moving on.)

It’s only takes a couple of minutes to read one chapter and I know that no matter how busy, we all have a few minutes we can spare in our day. It’s also really important to make some time to spend with God and in His word each day. Recently, I have struggled with this (just being real with you guys.) I haven’t been in the easiest of seasons and instead of anchoring myself in God’s word, I kind of neglected it. But I know that setting myself a challenge really helps me to read his word and you know what else helps me? Reading through it with other people!
I really hope you can join me in this 31 day Proverbs challenge and that we will encourage and inspire each other as God speaks to us and reveals things to us as we read through this book together.

How it works is pretty simple- on the first day of October, we’ll read the first chapter. The second day of October, we’ll read the second chapter and so on, so forth until the 31st day.
Yay! Easy!

Every few days I’ll be posting about this challenge on Instagram and I’ll be creating the hashtag #LWK31challenge so that you can keep up with me AND also share your snapshots with this hashtag.

I’m really excited to take this journey with you!

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Bloggers! I Designed Something Just For YOU!

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Hey blogger gals! Are you struggling to keep on time of all your post ideas, deadlines, scheduled posts, etc. Well! I have designed something just for you! After designing the free Blog Post Planner that I shared in another post, I discovered that I really loved designing things to help make our blogging jobs that little bit easier and organised.
I’ve never been good at staying on top of my to do list and ideas list when it comes to blogging, but since using my own blog planner, it’s been a lot easier to stay on top of it all and have all my ideas in the one place.


In this 10 page blog planner you will find things like:
-A blog post ideas page.
-A weekly planner.
-Blog post planner.
-Blog series planner.
-A monthly overview

I’m so excited to release it and have it officially on sale for only $7.99!

Click HERE to get yours now!🙂

10 Spring Date Ideas

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Spring is officially in full force and although I am still sad about Winter being over, I am enjoying the lighter clothing. But I have also been enjoying the different date activities that also come with warmer weather.

Let me share with you 10 super cute (and super affordable) date ideas for Spring!

Strawberry Picking //
I never actually knew that you could go to a strawberry farm and pay to pick strawberries until a friend suggested doing it about a year ago. It is so much fun! You really only have to pay around $10 for a small basket (you can spend more if you want to pick more) and you can go frolic through the strawberry fields! Just take a hat because you’ll be out in the sun for a while😉

Picnic in the Park //
Grab a rug, some snacks and head down to your local park/lake. You could even take a board game or two down with you! You could easily spend a few hours relaxing at the park. You can never go wrong with a cute little picnic date.

Feeding the Ducks //
You only have to spend about $1 on some bread and then head down to a lake and feed the ducks. This is one of my favourite things to do and it’s really fun! Just watch out for geese…they’ll chase you in packs…I’m speaking from experience…

Stargazing //
Now thats it’s warmer, stargazing is a really romantic and fun thing to do! I mean, stargazing in winter is fun too, but now you don’t have to worry about freezing to death! You could even have a competition on who sees the most shooting stars.

Road Trip to a Lake //
I’m not much of a swimmer, but I really enjoying road tripping it out to little swimming holes and enjoying the nature around the water. Especially when it’s a quite area and you have the place to yourself! Do some research of some swimming holes around your area and make a day of it!

Markets //
Sunday morning markets are great! We used to get up around 5am on Sunday mornings and jump in the car to go to the markets. We’d be there all morning! There are so many things to do at the markets and you can pick up some really fun items! Maybe you could pay someone to draw one of those corny portraits of the two of you😉

Hiking //
I much prefer hiking in the cooler seasons, but it can still be fun in the warmer ones too. It doesn’t always have to be hiking out in the sun, up giant mountains. You can find a nice rainforest and go for a walk through there. Plus, you’re burning calories😉

Ice cream //
It’s warm! Which means it’s okay to eat ice cream again! (It’s always okay to eat ice cream really…) Go visit a cute little ice cream store and grab 2 big scoops of your favourite flavours!

Theme/Amusement Park //
My mum was very wonderful and got us both season passes for Lachlan’s birthday this year for one of our favourite theme parks. This is such a fun way to spend the day! (Also a exhausting way to spend the day.) You can go with just to 2 of you, or grab another couple and make it a double date! The more the merrier!

Bonfire //
Sitting around a fire, roasting marshmallows, music playing in the back ground, watching the smoke rise into the star filled sky…ahhhh… doesn’t get any more romantic than that.
I don’t really have the say anything else about this one😉