I love me some January with the smell of ‘fresh start’ in the air. The weather’s uplifting, your energy is renewed and you feel like you CAN loose those extra 5 kg’s AND find the man of your dreams with time left over to start that pottery class you’ve always wanted to do. So let’s take a minute to send some props to January because it really does treat us with respect, like a one night stand who offers to drop you home in the morning. In an ode to this stunner of a month, here’s a little glimpse of the things I’ve been loving in Jan.
Like your boyfriend who says he needs some ‘time apart’, Summer is already half gone baby! So let’s make the most of the time we have left with this mighty fine weather. Here’s a little checklist I’ve put together for all the things you MUST do (you have no choice in the matter, so deal) before summer is OH-VEE-EEE-ARRRR. So get busy summering!
I’m heavy handed when it comes to New Year goals. I’m like that friend who pours you a vodka, soda, lime and the glass is over half full before they get to the soda. Soz about it! Do I need like 30 goals every year? Proooobably not. But in the first week of Jan, when possibilities feel endless, why not set your self up for some character building failure? Just kidding!
It’s literally time to start making plans for New Years (ice-cream on the couch anyone?) which means the year is just gliiiiiding on by. Here’s a little round up of the things I’ve been loving in the month of August. I was tempted to just write ‘snuggling a packet of chips in bed’ which although would be a pretty accurate description of my month, possibly wouldn’t make for an interesting post. So here’s the OTHER stuff I’ve been into…
The weather here is colder than your ex-girlfriend’s heart, so here’s a list of things I’ve been loving in the colder months. Snuggle up with an energy efficient heater and a cup of organic Matcha and enjoy!
A couple of weeks back we got down and dirty with a garage sale of our very own. I think it was quite the success really with plenty of crap out of our lives and a wad of extra dosh in our pocket. So here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when you’re venturing into the world of selling your shit…garage sale style.
I don’t know what it is about chocolate in egg or Easter bunny form that makes it taste so much damn better than a block or bar but it’s a thing, and a thing I embrace every year they appear on the shelves at Woolies when I proceed to gobble those suckers down until my supply finally runs dry. It ain’t easy being this thirsty for Easter eggs.
Another pleasant (yet of course, less important) part of Easter is giving. That’s right. A morsel of chocolate to show just how much you love and care because ain’t nobody got time for stuffed bunnies or painted eggs. So with Easter just around the corner I thought I would put together a little guide for what to buy your crew.
For the young or young at heart: Nothing screams childhood like a Kinder Surprise Egg. I remember my sister and I standing in the isle at the supermarket shaking the eggs and holding them up to our ears to see if we could detect whether it was a ‘maker’ or a figurine. Any kidlet would love to find this happy looking bunny at the end of an Easter egg hunt!
For the Easter egg hunt enthusiast: Speaking of Easter egg hunts, these Cadbury Turkish Delight dreams have got to be one of the best mini-eggs going around. These are a MUST for anyone who’s planning on having an epic hunt with family or friends.
For the gourmet gal or boy: When I got a glance of these stunning chocolate blocks on Chocolab’s insta, I knew I had to get some of them for a few special peeps. These gorgeous blocks really put the luxury in Easter, in fact any occasion really. Birthdays, corporate events, Christmas is covered by these beauties. Perfect for your friend who is anything but #basic.
For the co-worker or extended fam: Okay so you feel like you should buy a little somethin’ for a co-worker or acquaintance to let them know you care but you don’t want to spend a fortune during the holiday. Your basic Cadbury eggs range from $3-$5 so they’re perfect for this sitch. It’s Cadbury. No one can complain about Cadbury.
For the health fanatic among you: If you have a health guru on your hands then a load o’ Lindt ain’t gonna cut it. I know these aren’t eggs or bunnies but these new Loving Earth chocolates are seriously, seriously tasty. Loving Earth chocolate is made from organic, ethically sourced ingredients and it is much better for you than the standard stuff. Their Salted Caramel Swayzee will make you forget about that time at the movies when the chick at the candy bar said ‘enjoy the movie’ and you responded with ‘you too!’ *cringe*
For daddy dearest: Dads and Charlesworth really are a match made in heaven and when I stopped by their stall in the Central Market last week I spotted a bunch of beautiful gift packs for Easter. Maybe not the most original gift but hey, he’ll like it all the same.
For the ones you really love: Nothing says ‘I love the shit out of you’ better than a good old hunk o’ Haigh’s. It really is the best chocolate on the planet – that’s a fact. The chocolate is smoother than a Barry White album and my god, the flavour is second to none.
Happy Easter Ya’ll!
Until next time…That’s what she said.