Inspiration To Inspire You

The first days back are tough for everyone. Going from what I call ‘Holiday Mode’ (which includes not knowing what day it is and eating cookies for breakfast)

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and having to return to what I call ‘Full Time Mode’ (involving always knowing what day it is and never being able to eat cookies). It seems that holidays end as abruptly as they started.

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On the first day back it always feels as though that glorious time off never happened. All of the rules and regulations come back into play and it just makes you feel…

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Just as one will purposefully try to forget things like an unwanted visitor is coming over to interrupt your holiday time I purposefully tried to forget that school would come to interrupt my holiday time.

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As an attempt to prolong the inevitable I have roamed though the plethora of inspirational pins that Pinterest has to offer and I thought I would share with you my top 5 favourite Inspirational pins. So if you are experiencing the same horrific cookie deprivation that I felt, you too can be inspired to persevere (or it will at the very least distract you for a little while).

Here we go!

  1. Ed Sheeran is a prime example that you get nowhere without persistence, determination and all of those other positive qualities.

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He also reminds us that it is important to enjoy the simpler loves in life.

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  1. There is never a perfect moment

While sure, some conditions can be better than others, an excuse can always be found to excuse yourself from any situation. It is much better to just do it.

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  1. If minions don’t strive to be perfect, why should you?

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  1. Wether you choose to admit it, it feels darn good to succeed, ESPECIALLY in front of the Naysayers who said nay.

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  1. KEEP CALM and CARRY ON

Most people see this and see a cute brand and think of the many hilarious parodies that have been made. However it is also some of the best advise you will ever get. I can probably only count on one hand any situation that wouldn’t be improved by just keeping your cool and soldering on like the total awesome badass that you are (That list includes someone stealing your ice-cream, they stole your cool and therefore they are not allowed to carry on).

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Many Clichés

Sarah xoxo

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The Baking Disaster

I love to bake. I love the sweet sweet aromas that fill the house, the smiles on the faces of people as they enjoy that first bite PLUS you get to be the first lick the bowl. What’s not to love? Paragraph 1 I am certainly no Betty Crocker but I can make a mean chocolate chip cookie. p2I decided to use my holiday free time to bake some Honey Joy Cornflake Cup Cakes (a personal favourite of mine). I prepared all of the… Preparations, slaved away over a hot stove, did all of the cleaning up, filled the house with those sweet sweet aromas and left it for a few minutes to set. There were high levels of anticipation… p3 p4When I came back, my delectable delights had been inhabited by monstrous beasts, otherwise known as ants. The true enemy of any household. p5 Upon discovery, I was extremely upset. All of those ingredients and all of that hard work just gone to waste. Now I realise that though the Ants were very selfish at least they were able to enjoy it and isn’t that it really all that matters…? p6 Many Clichés Sarah xoxo

DIY Clothes Line Photo Display

IMG_9800In my free time between watching BBC’s Sherlock and obsessing over how exactly it was that he survived that fall, I have spent hours and hours pouring through the inspiring, creative and quite frankly seemingly impossible projects that Pinterest have to offer. However this charming project that I have created is fun, simple and with some added flair can be extremely effective.

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For Christmas, I was very lucky to receive an Instax Fujifilm Printer. The nifty device is able to print Polaroid photos right from your smartphone. I am quite the shutter bug and having the freedom to be able to take photos on the go via my iPhone, edit them and print is a real luxury.

As my photo collection began to grow so did my hunger to display my photos for all to see. As we all know, the best thing in the world is…

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With the assistance of my darling mother, I decided to try my hand at this simple yet effective craft to help display my photos.

The ingredients-

  • Photo Frame
  • Twine
  • Hammer and Nails
  • Decorative Paper (the size of the inside of the frame)
  • Pegs
  • Your beautiful Photos

The great thing about this project, is that it is extremely flexible in that you can have it as large or as small as your heart desires.

The steps to creating your own Clothes Line Photo Display

  1. Place your paper in your frame

I bought a $25 frame from my local shops and found some decorative paper to go inside the frame to act as a backing for my photos. I tried to pick a paper that was fun and colourful, but not so bold that it takes attention away from the photos. The colourful polka dots worked perfectly for me.

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  1. Choose your measurements and hammer in the nails

With the frame I bought, I was able to fit 5-6 photos on each of the three rows. Hammer the little nails into the sides of the frame, leaving gaps big enough for your photos to fit and ensuring they are all even lengths apart.

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  1. Twine Time!

It is time to feed the twine through the nails and create rows (that look similar to those on your clothesline). Pull the twine reasonably tight, there is no need to leave excess twine for the dip in the middle, as the weight of the pegs and photos will create it for you.

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  1. Hang it up on a wall

Now its time to pick a spot on a wall, any wall and using the hammer from step 2, nail it in.

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  1. Hang up your photos!

Using pegs and starting from the middle of the line going outwards to the end of the frame, hang up your photos.

Tip- add some flair by using colourful pegs!

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Ta Da! There you have it. Now you (and anyone fortunate enough to be able to set their eyes upon it) can adore your photos and you can enjoy the feeling of accomplishment and sense of a job well done.

Many Clichés

Sarah xoxo