The Year That Was 2015

As 2015 is drawing to a close, I thought I would continue my tradition of recapping my year that was with a blog post.

 I like to think of 2015 as a year when, I was able to find stability, motivation and courage. I returned to University, completed my first children’s book, renovated my bedroom, designed a stationery set and turned 28. I felt a reconnection to blogging and the blogger community through such cool active bloggers and friends; Alice, Cat, Georgie, Joy, KaelaKarin, RaisaSarah, Tara, and many many more. I retired some websites I had been running (Giraffe Host & Blog Matter) and continued to maintain my active ones; Bloglist Me, Cute Magic, Moon & Cup mb.

What I hope to see in 2016

Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas to everyone around the world. I hope you had/have a great day. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you still have great holidays and an awesome 2016!

My Christmas was spent with my mum and dad. Thankfully it wasn’t too hot (a typical Australian Christmas is usually icky heat and trying to stay cool). I was lucky to receive a new drawing tablet and some awesome gifts from friends that did the christmas gift exchange with me. Included below is a lot of images of gifts and what was included in the cards that I sent this year (all photos are from my phone, because I was feeling a bit lazy ahha).

I’m thankful for…

Number 13 on my 30 before 30 was to create an appreciation list of all the things I am thankful for.

When you really begin to think of the things you have, there is a lot to be thankful for. For a basic example; internet, a computer, phone or tablet, a home, food to eat, water to drink, family, friends, clothing, education, work and endless small and large things in between. We all have unique circumstances and may not have the exact same things or living environment as other people. These differences are what make the things in your life to appreciate, personal to you. I think it’s a positive exercise to focus on the things in your life that are good and to appreciate them.

New Handbag and Purse

Last week, instead of saving money for Uni books I splurged on a new handbag and purse. ?

The handbag and purse are from Colette by Colette Hayman. I didn’t intentionally plan on buying them, but I wondered into the store and kept looking at them. I left the store, but had to go back to get them. The Handbag was $70 AUD and the purse with 50% off was $15 AUD. $70 is the most I have ever spent on a handbag, in fact this is actually the first ‘adult’ handbag and purse that I own. I have always had tote or messenger bags and random cute wallets. I just hope it’s not the start of a handbag addiction…..