New goodies from NoteMaker

I am flat out gobsmacked by the awesome new goodies withing the Home section on the NoteMaker site. I mean seriously…SERIOUSLY…I want it all.

Let’s start the week with some NoteMaker love!

1. Nkuku Magazine Holder – Grey.
2. Karton Shelving Unit – Ram.
3. Down to the Woods – Hello Sign.
4. Leff Brick Clock – 12 Hour – Stainless Steel – Black Face.
5. Nkuku Glass & Metal Box – Large.
6. Telegram Lamp – Floor (137cm) – Chrome.
7. Telegram Globe – Ash Wood Base with D-Ring Frame.
8. Karton Dutch Design Chair – Books/

Inspiration? Here’s your inspiration.

Sometimes life kicks you square in the stomach. Yeah, it hurts. It hurts a lot. You have to suck it up and move on. This post is about motivation inspiration. Do that thing you always wanted to do. Be the person you always wanted to be. You don’t get second chances in life. You are lucky to be given this one so Do.It.Now.

1. KRUSTY stuff.
2. Emily McDowell.
3. Print and Be Merry.
4. Amy Roth.
5. Valentinolandia.

Pretty, pretty magazines

It will come as no surprise that I’m a magazine addict. The more obscure the magazine the more I want it.

I tend to gravitate between fashion, literary and home mags. I find that glossies help me to come up with ideas when I’m writing ad copy because the ads in these magazines use few words. Fewer words means every single one is included for a reason. It’s cool to dissect the ads to see how they are crafted (perhaps that’s just a writer thing?).

Over the last few weeks I have been cataloguing my magazine collection into Evernote. I am in love with Evernote. If I have an idea for an article I can just search through my collection to see if anyone has written about it before. Genius stuff that will save me so much time!

I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite magazine covers from my current catalogue. Do you have a favourite magazine? Perhaps we can do a swap!

1. Harper’s Bazaar – December 2013
2. Elle Australia – February 2014
3. Belle – April/May 2013
4. Vogue – August 2013
5. Vogue Living – May/June 2013
6. Real Living – November 2013.
7. Harper’s Bazaar – March 2014
8. Frankie – January/February 2014
9. Suitcase – Autumn 2013
10. Phoenix – Summer 2013

Valentine’s Day

It’s almost the most loved up day of the year! Have you got a Valentine? Are you ready to shower your loved one with lots of hugs, kisses and whatever else you guys are into (no judgement here!). Perhaps these goodies will give you a few ideas…

1. Amelia Herbertson.
2. Purple Tomato Design.
3. Sarah Louise Matthews.
4. Claire Hartigan.
5. Euclid Street Shop.
6. Touch Of Magic.
7. Freya Art.
8. Retro Cuties.
9. Sammy’s Craft Shop.

The Forever of Ella and Micha – a review

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What’s up paper nerds? January is over and done – how crazy is that. 2014 certainly got off to a feverish start (I threw in the feverish part because I’ve had a fever/chest infection for the last bajillion weeks – my pathetic attempt at witty humour).

Today I am so stoked to be sharing a book review written by resident reviewer Bec. You’ll be seeing a lot more book and magazine reviews from now on so yay!

The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorenson continues the impassioned modern day romance of Ella and Micha originally set out in The Secret of Ella and Micha. While reading the first book in a series is always recommended, Forever is able to stand well enough on its own, as it delves into the difficulties of maintaining a long distance relationship, with Ella pursuing education and Micha touring the country with his band.

Both Ella and Micha are real people – the people you see in a café, at school or on the bus. They are characters with their own sets of very real problems that they need to handle and accept.

Sorenson has dealt with some deep issues is this book, and as such I would recommend it for readers aged 18+.

It is a story that is desperate and hopeful; somber and sexy; heartbreaking and beautiful.



Want to read The Forever of Ella and Micha? Buy your copy now!



Bec is a full-time worker, a part-time student, a when-the-occasion-calls-for-it drama queen and a forever-and-always booklover. Her love affair with books began when she was 3, and she hasn’t been without a book in her hand since. She is also a self confessed nerd and she embraces that title with open arms. She is very excited to share her thoughts with you and hopes you enjoy!

Pepper Ink

I have been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo but I am worried that I might get buyers remorse. That tends to happen with me. The minute I get inked will be the minute I am over the allure of the old skull/anchor/heart/ampersand combo chest piece that looked so awesome on Pinterest.

So, I’ve turned my attention to temporary tattoos. Have you noticed how awesome they are getting?

These ones are from Brisbane-based Pepper Ink and I love them all.


Tiny tattoos


Vintage Flowers


Vintage sewing kit


Vintage Whimsy

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