Monday, October 24, 2011

My interview on 'I Do Too'

Check out my interview on i do too. It's a fab new wedding website that's all about unique, alternative weddings without the hoo-ha!

V xx

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What happened?

I saw these online and just HAD to share!

Gabriel has recently become OBSESSED with applying band aids to EVERY scratch and bump so these are perfect! If my mum reads this, I think she will confirm that this is a quality his mummy also had as a youngster!

V xx

Monday, October 17, 2011

Benefit skincare

I've been a fan of Benefit Cosmetics for quite some time now (I cannot live without the Hoola and You Rebel!) and just LOVE this new skincare range they have launched!

The branding and packaging, as always, is spot on. Makes you want to buy it all and just admire it in the bathroom!

V xx

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BRANDING : Pink Lady Cup

A while ago I posted some initial designs for a branding project I was working on to get some feedback. Well, the project has just been completed and this is the chosen brand.

It sits really well with the event and definitely sets the tone for the day. I've attended the last 3 years and it's such a great day out! By the time the event comes around again, my little baby will be around 3 months old so think it might well be time for a 'mum and dad only' afternoon out!

V xx

Saturday, October 8, 2011

And yet MORE awesomeness!

I was so excited this morning to find that Buttercup Ink was featured on Women in Business, one of my most favourite blogs! Clare writes about lifestyle, design and of course offers great advice and eCourses for women in business! It's such a beautifully designed blog. Always a pleasure to read.

Check out the Buttercup Ink article here...

V xx

Friday, October 7, 2011

Buttercup Ink now on PINTEREST !

Ok, so it's taken me a while to get involved in Pinterest but I'm now officially addicted! It such an amazing source of inspiration! Check out my boards here.

V xx


This weeks FREE downloadable print is simple but so powerful in its message. I've been practicing this all week and I've already had some amazing results! Before, I would have put it down to coincidence or good luck but I know now that it was ME who is creating them! How awesome is that! 

One example was getting a car park right outside the hospital for my appointment on Thursday. I'm always running in the door 2 minutes late but this time there was no heavy traffic, not very many red lights and a FREE 2 hour park just 5 minutes walk from the front entrance!

I've never much been into horoscopes but today I decided to have a bit of fun and look to see if todays aligned with this new found positivity... I made the decision to google "leo horoscope' and click on the first result. Take a look...

Today, the 7th of October.
You can either fall into negative ways of thinking (not recommended!) or you can remember that we create our reality with our thoughts and do your utmost to keep your thoughts positive. Remember, thoughts become things, so it's up to us to choose the good ones. When we focus on something, we draw it to us. So when we focus on what we don't want, we... Draw it to us! Get it? This is such a crucial lesson for you to learn right now as Saturn goes through your Mind Zone.

Pretty amazing - don't you think!

Have a fab weekend!

V xx

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A genius of our generation

Today, a genius of our generation sadly passed away. This was a man who said that he lived everyday like his last. And just look at what that achieved! He could never have known just how influential he would be on todays society. Or did he...? So today, let's celebrate being BRAVE and BOLD and making the most of every minute.

V xx

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Deal of the Day : You can have ANYTHING you want!

Today has been a quiet day. We went to the beach. This past few weeks have been quiet weeks. I like it. I have most definitely had a shift in focus lately. I'm not sure if it has to do with soon becoming a mother of a newborn again, or perhaps the change in season but things are just different. Slower. I find myself daydreaming about the future, about Gabriel and his little brother or sister and what our world will look like a little further down the track. 

I was reading an article lately that asked, "If you could have ANYTHING in your life, you just had to ask for it, what would it be?" It's such a difficult question. I think when we 'wish' for things, we aim for something that seems somewhat attainable. Within our reach. It got me thinking... The idea of wanting and wishing for something has never really sat very comfortably with me. That desire for material possessions and 'wealth'. But, on the other hand, shouldn't we all be allowed (and encouraged) to want to better ourselves and the lives of those close to us? I'm not talking about a private jets and houses around the world but if we are 'wishing', why shouldn't we wish for the big, open, light-filled house by the beach with a big back yard for our children to play and explore and a job that fulfils us and gives us that perfect balance? Why do we have to settle? We tell our children to aim for the stars, that they can do whatever and be whatever they want. We take them to the park and pretend we're on safari and there are lions and tigers lurking behind the climbing frame. Why shouldn't we allow ourselves the same level of adventure and excitement?

Take 10 minutes today and have a BIG daydream...

V xx