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Monday, 24 April 2017

Hello Monday

hello trello Have you tried Trello yet? I'm a little bit obsessed with it's awesomeness, and keep stumbling on free boards to download. I'm using it to track projects and ebooks I want to create, as well as my editorial calendar, and a chores board for Douglas (he wants to earn some money to purchase a new Xbox subscription) If you'd like to check it out, here's my referral link (I receive 1 month Gold membership for each sign up, valued at $US10)

hello newsletter One of my goals for this year is to grow my newsletter. I'm not quite sure why I picked that goal, because I've never been very good at actually sending it (maybe because it was easy to track a tangible number?) but the last couple of weeks I've actually been sending my newsletter, and it's been really nice to ramble in a slightly helpful way, away from the openness of Facebook and the blog. If you're not already on my list, you can sign up here (let me know if it doesn't work, I'm still figuring ConvertKit out. PS there's a free download, too, ideas for extending every day moments into self-care for mums)

hello afterpay Oh, My, Lord! Have you used Afterpay yet? I hear people talking about it all the time in business groups (did you know there's a group on Facebook dedicated to Afterpay? Shops share their links, and people buy!) Anyway, we don't have credit cards any more, so Afterpay is perfect for us, but because our budget has been tight we haven't actually bought much with it. But Sophie needed new shoes and I couldn't find anything that was suitable at the shops, so I went on a little shopping spree at Tiptoe&Co, my favourite kids shoe shop. Then I discovered that PillowTalk offers Afterpay, so I finally bought the kids new blankets and pillows. And I got my Mothers Day present from a different shop, but I can't tell you about that one yet.

hello mindset You might have seen this post on my facebook page a couple of weeks ago (gosh, was it that long ago?) where I shared the Business School for Mums mindset challenge. That day I wiped tears from my eyes, took pages of notes, and waited for what was next. Last week, during the challenge, I ignored the work, researched off tangent, but ultimately came back to amazingly thorough work books and so many questions answered. Last night I removed myself from a whole bunch of Facebook groups that weren't serving me any more, and this week I'll work through my inbox unsubscribing from newsletters that have become meerly noise. Today I seem to have woken up with a new attitude (and I swept the floors, that's gotta get me brownie points, right?!) [BSFM are hosting a free webinar this Thursday evening, if you're interested in learning more. I didn't sign up to their program this time, but I'll be saving up to do it soon.]

hello baking I stumbled on some recipes over the weekend that I'm really busting to try out (lemon curd and cream cheese anyone?), not to mention that I offered to bake for the kids school fete next week. (I'm baking these chocolate sprinkle cookies, would you buy them?) Who's coming over for a cuppa?

hello Monday, a new start every week
linking up with One Mother Hen, Denyse Whelan, and All Mum Said


  1. I've been going through my newlsetters and unsubscribing the ones I don't normally even open. Hopefully my inbox is going to become a ,or more manageable as a result.

    You've inspired me to check what Facebook groups I no longer want to be part of any more too.


    1. it's easy to forget about the noise of facebook groups, but it makes such a difference when you leave them!

  2. I use Wunderlist for all my plans! But I don't know what it's like for sharing with others if that was needed.

    1. I never quite figured out to-do lists on my phone, I was always forgetting to look at them! But trello is great when I'm sitting at the computer, I can just leave it open and off I go

  3. We have an abundance of lemons at the moment, so I'm thinking I need to know more about your lemon curd and cream cheese.

  4. I've just signed up to Trello (with your link). Now I need to learn how to use it!

  5. So pleased you are going well with your minimising and using strategies like After Pay. I recently unsubscribed a whole pile of emails that I had signed up for. I can only read so many in one day! I made Lemon Butter for me and my Dad yesterday. Love it but only make it when lemons become more plentiful and we get cooler weather. Thank you for linking up today for #lifethisweek 17/52. Next week: Taking Stock.

  6. Trello is good but I need to use it more (I use it in bursts and then forget again!) I missed that post and challenge from Business School for Mums - off to check it out now as I need help with my mindset too x

  7. I saw an afterpay option on something yesterday and I was wondering about what it was. Could be dangerous! OH god I really need to clean up some stuff from my inbox that seems to clutter it up!


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