Sunday, 11 November 2018

Organising my Accessory Collection

As a lover of all things fashion, one of my biggest dreams was to have a walk in wardrobe. So when we drew up plans for our second extension (some almost 4 years ago now!) I was pretty darn excited to be able to include a small one just for me in the plan. I kept a wall aside for my accessories and it has taken all these years to come up with the perfect (and most functional) solution to display my accessories.
You see I have toyed with earring drawers and counter top organisers - but with 4 small kids (and very inquisitive little hands) the need to hang everything was essential. I also love the fact that hanging everything in such a visible spot in my wardrobe makes me a bit more likely to wear what I have. You see I have very a bad habit of 'out of sight, out of mind' and I tend to buy what I already have - oops!

So what have I used?

By far the biggest hero (and my most loved thing) in this set up is the amazing Earring Organiser by Bon Maxi.
After a pretty big cull (yes there were seriously more pairs than this), I was able to fit all of my earrings on to the Mega Sized earring holder from the Bon Maxie range. The Mega sized is designed to hold up to 233 pairs, dependent of course on how many dangly versus studs you have in your collection.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Win!!! Telstra Essential Plus Powered by Alcatel

I recently read that the average age that a child has their first smartphone in 2018 is 10! And while there is no magical number when it comes to figuring out the best age to equip your child with their very first phone, one thing is for sure, you want to select a phone that is safe, secure and budget friendly. If you feel like your child is ready, then the Alcatel Telstra Essentials Plus powered by Alcatel ticks all of these boxes and at only $99.

What is the phone like to use?

The Telstra Essential Plus has a large, bright 4.95" sized screen.
It is super slim and light (only 145g to be exact), making it the perfect size to discreetly pop into the school or sports bag.
In such a snap happy generation, the camera feature is sure to be a huge hit with the kids. The phone has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera, both with flash. I tested it out and was impressed by the quality of indoor and outdoor shots for such a budget friendly smartphone.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Soul Seasons Planner: A Review & Reader Offer

Now I love technology as much as the next person, but when it comes to organising my fairly crazy life, I cannot go past a paper based diary or planner. My friends tend to laugh at me when I refuse to use my phone, but honestly I feel so much more in control when I can write and refer to things on paper. Can anyone else relate?!
For most of this year I have been using a simple Kmart diary, but midway through the year I was contacted by amazing Life Coach, Carlie Maree, to see if I was interested in trying out her Soul Seasons Planner
As a teeny bit of a stationary addict (minor understatement!), I was absolutely thrilled to try this out.  

So what is the Soul Seasons Planner?

Quite honestly it is like nothing else out there in the market and that is exactly the way Carlie Maree created it to be! It goes beyond being a daily planner, scheduler and tracker and is designed to be a place where you set, monitor, review and live your life goals as well as organise yourself.

What does it look like inside?

The start of the planner reads like a workbook with plenty of beautiful pages designed to inspire you to consider and capture goals in nine key life areas:
- Health and Body
- Friends and Family
- Love and Relationships
- Personal and Spiritual Goals
- Fun and Recreation
- Sacred Spaces
- Work and Career
- Money and Finances
- Community and Giving
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