Life Behind The Purple Door

inspiring and encouraging mums of big kids (because little kids grow up) to create family adventure every day

Monday, 21 May 2018

Sharing 20 random thoughts right now

Inside - Sharing 20 random thoughts

1 - I often buy parcels online, and don't open them until I need the contents. I have two parcels from 2012 here that I have never opened, and can't remember what's in them.

2 - My hairdresser has been cutting my hair for 17 years. She's now a school mum with kids at the same school as mine.
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Thursday, 3 May 2018

10 Podcasts I Actually Listen to

As an introvert, I recharge my energy with quiet and alone time.

But sometimes, being alone needs some noise in the background.

I love listening to podcasts when I'm walking (although not walking the dogs) and when I'm pottering in the craft room tidying up and sorting my space.
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Sticky Date Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

One of the reasons that I love baking is because of the preciseness of it.


While the rest of my life can feel overwhelming, I know that I can take these ingredients and this recipe and make something spectacular for my family.
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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The lightbulb moment that changed my actions

As we walk across the oval, kicking wet grass with our shoes, I remember how much I really enjoy walking.


So why can't I get myself organised to walk the dogs every day? I managed it for over a year until I got the flu last September, and I've been failing at it ever since.
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Thursday, 26 April 2018

5 reasons you must print photos today

Inside - Why we should keep printing our photos, even when technology makes it easy to store them in the cloud.

This post is sponsored by CanvasChamp

I hook my camera up to the computer.

Double click to open my photo organiser.


Turn my camera on, select file => get new images

(I still don't know the keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop Elements)

If the software could talk, it would groan.
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Monday, 23 April 2018

Hello Monday

hello editorial calendar I failed at writing every day this month because I let my brain think it was too hard to do without a plan. So I'm spending this week putting together a plan to write every day in May. It's been a couple of years since I've managed it, but I've always found more success when I've got topics #lightbulbmoment
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Monday, 9 April 2018

Hello Monday

hello organising The Great Craft Room Organising Effort of 2018 is still underway. The floors look beautiful now all the carpet gunk is cleaned up, and I've moved all the craft stash out of Natalie's room, so it sort of looks as if nothing has changed in the craft room, but now it's a bit more like organised chaos, instead of just chaos chaos. And if there's room for furry friends, and crafting, then it doesn't really matter how neat it is, does it?!
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Thursday, 5 April 2018

10 places to find inspiration

Every other time I've tried to complete a writing challenge, I've had success if I've planned.

Of course, this month, I haven't planned a single thing.

So, it's no surprise that it's 4pm on day 3 day 5, and I'm still struggling to come up with something.
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