Thursday, January 31

A Change is Coming....

{ you can buy these fab balloons and tassels on etsy... click here to go there... }

I have decided to rebrand my graphic design business as 'Florals & Stripes' sounds a little too girly and pretty for some of my clients and I've found myself a little reluctant at certain times to hand over my business card. I will continue with my blog as Florals & Stripes (because I love it!) but need a new name for the business.  

It's not easy coming up with a new name that really resonates and isn't just some random words plucked from nowhere... So today (and no doubt tomorrow) I'll be consumed with thoughts of what to call this little business that sounds professional and fabulous but still retains a little piece of me... How about the yellow balloon?? Nah....

Tuesday, January 29

Favourite things....

{ found it here }

Had a little 'Sound of Music' moment when I came across the image above today.... which prompted me to google the song lyrics for 'These are a few of my favourite things' - obviously. Such a cute song - kind of makes one want to skip and act all merry & gay..... Song lyrics are copied below just in case anyone's interested!

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Tuesday, January 22

Bad Blogger....

{ image found on pinterest - I am still obsessed! }

I know I've been a very bad blogger over the last few months and to anyone that does follow me or even check in on my blog occasionally I really do apologise.... The truth is December was not fun - in fact it was pretty damn terrible. I had some really bad news about my bestie to deal with and the last thing I felt like doing was being bright and bubbly on my blog. It didn't feel right (kind of still doesn't) but I've also realised that despite some of the hurdles that you inevitably face in life the world does go on and you need the nice stuff to keep you happy.

So.... even though there wasn't too much "HAPPY NEW YEARing" in my world this year, I'm here, I'm back and I'm (kind of) ready to take on whatever 2013 might bring....