Getting In Touch With Your Inner Creative For Peace And Calm

How often do you do something just for you?

Women are so good at giving of their time, energy and effort to assist others, but how often do we actually do something that is just for us?

I know I am guilty of this.

Being a single mum of two teens, I work, I am Chief Execuitve of Domestic Affairs, Managing Director of the Laundry Division, Head Chef and Senior Supervisor of Landscaping!

There is so little spare time and so little spare cash for me to indulge in my passions. Hidden away in cupboards is a huge collection of craft supplies that once were in use regularly. I might as well have shares in DMC with the amount of embroidery thread that sits in a beautiful custom made carrier that has not been opened for a long time.

Hands up if this sounds even just a little bit like you? 

We all need to nurture ourselves, we all need to do something just for us, we all need to find calm and quiet from the hectic pace we move at everyday.

I have found the perfect solution, and one of you wonderful women is going to win the opportunity to take part in a journey to your inner calm and creative!


SOUL COMFORT……Starts next week!

To the tired, the exhausted, the overstretched…here’s an invitation…

Life can be simple.

What if we celebrated the brave act of….taking a break?

What if simplicity, comfort, and quiet were the goal?

What if there really was a way to quiet the chatter in our minds and let us recharge our body & soul?

And what if it was fun, too?

Introducing a new eCourse . . .

Soul Comfort

Soul Comfort is a fresh new concept using art and journaling as a means to relax and comfort yourself and to get grounded while dealing with the craziness of every-day living.

This course if full of beautiful projects to fuel your creativity in very simple and easy ways that are meditational and relaxing , beautiful comforting things that will have your soul infused into them so that you want to keep them forever.

Melody (course creator and teacher) says, “I want to teach you some new habits of creativity mixed with simplicity that I have learned over the years. Being a recovering hoarder of supplies and techniques, this is really a new way to give yourself permission to do things simply but beautifully.

One of the most wonderful things about this course is that everything fits into one fabric tote bag . . . I wanted to create a whole course where all of the supplies fit into a tiny space so that you could take it everywhere you go…so that you could do it sitting on your bed, on your couch, with your family, do it with your children, in the car, wherever your day takes you. It’s incredible. This has changed my life. This has been something that I have used on my own and I can’t wait to share it with you.”

You can count on this class to be . . .

  • enlightening, enjoyable, fun, & simple
  • customizable with many choices to fit your exact style
  • interactive, encouraging, and supportive with a private community on Facebook and weekly live chats
  • a beautiful experience that will help you relax, simplify, and enjoy your life
  • a place to learn simple new ways to journal, plus the  ”Brave Girl” way to use stitching and such to create both beautiful things you’ll love AND peaceful relaxing moments
  • a place to learn exactly what nourishes YOUR body and soul, and how to fit comforting rituals into your day
  • something that you can finish without feeling overwhelmed
  • produced with the level of caring and  excellence and attention to detail that Brave Girls Club is known for.

We’ve worked to narrow down things to quench the yearning of your soul…to be able to be creative but also to be sensitive to the mess that it makes and the time that it takes as well as the brain space it takes for complicated tools and  techniques. We will teach you fun ways to make beautiful things while relaxing yourself . . .and we’ll be participating in the class right along with you.

  • This will be relaxing, fun, and simple
  • You’ll be able to take it along with you, everywhere you go
  • Instead of overwhelming you with one  more thing to stress out about, this eCourse will help you relax, enjoy, and feel comfort and peace no matter what else is going on in your life.

It is YOUR time for some Soul Comfort. Come join us!

        • Supply List – simple, inexpensive supplies
        • Register Here – tuition $99
        • Class begins September 24. Access the online classroom through January 2, 2014.
        • Divided into 4 segments, with a new one released every two weeks to give you lots of space to breathe.



You don’t need to be artistic to enjoy the benefits of creating something beautiful. This is your opportunity to let your inner creative escape. If you would love to win a spot on this e-course, or if you know someone that would, simply leave a comment and tell me why you want to take part, and one of you will be joining in next week for FREE!

The lucky winner will be drawn at 6pm on Saturday 21 September and will be notified by email.

Good Luck!

(Disclosure – I have been gifted this e-course, and I am really looking forward to making some time for me and would love to share the journey with the lucky winner if they so choose)

Time to get comfy on The Lounge with Slapdash Mama

Hoping With Some Grace is feeling better for #FYBF

Congratulations Kim, a crafting we shall go!


47 Things About Me!

There seems to be a trend on some blogs that I have been reading of late, that are sharing ‘About Me’ posts, with the number being determined by how old you are……and as I am 47, that how many are going on the list!

The younger you are the easier it will be to complete your list……but I have 47 things to find….so here goes!

  1. I was born in Melbourne, Australia
  2. Have lived overseas in Papua New Guinea and Fiji
  3. Spent more than a decade as a Corporate Travel Consultant, so have filled quite a few passports with stamps
  4. Have one brother
  5. Both of my parents are still alive and thriving
  6. I love Chocolate
  7. Have a two gorgeous daughters Miss 16 and Miss 13
  8. Seperated, but not yet divorced, that will happen soon (paperwork under construction)
  9. Sav Blanc is my wine of choice (but it HAS to be from New Zealand)
  10. Love to cook and pretty damn good at it! (come from a family of culinary genius’s – so unfair advantage there!)
  11. Love coffee (but not the instant pretend variety)
  12. I am a trained Massage Therapist
  13. I have published 2 books with more on the way
  14. Currently working at 2 part time jobs, don’t adore either of them, so are scheming a change in that department!
  15. Love travelling
  16. Got a gorgeous fluffy cat called Tiger
  17. Favourite food is definately Thai (Green Curry Chicken)
  18. Second favourite food would be Indian (Vindaloo with roti’s)
  19. Have been blogging for just over a year and love it
  20. Addicted to Marzipan (inherited trait from my German parents – so it’s not my fault)
  21. Passionate about Aromatherapy, always have something yummy in the diffuser
  22. Favourite colours Hot Pink, Jade, Red and Purple
  23. CANNOT wear brown or yellow (look really ILL if I do)
  24. Love reading
  25. Spend wayyyyy to much time on Facebook and Pintrest
  26. Very rarely read a novel, prefer something motivational, inspiring or learning
  27. Looking forward to welcoming an iphone5 into the family, my 4 is going to my youngest who smashed her 3 🙂
  28. Avid student of the Law of Attraction, yet to master it, but I am a work in progress
  29. Go to the gym regularly, the eye candy gets me off the coach, and I do feel better and stronger for it
  30. For many years had a weight issue, but lost around 28 kilo’s and they have been gone for almost 2 years now
  31. Used to always eat when I was stressed, but don’t any more
  32. Have had a hysterectomy after I almost died battling HUGE fibroids and almost renal failure, not the plan of mine!
  33. Adore Christmas and all they hype, glitter and glitz that goes with it
  34. Can’t stand rude people
  35. Love and cherish my friends, some that I went to school with are still in my life and I appreciate that
  36. I am really good at doing the ‘worry’ thing, that would have to be one of the best things I am learning to control at the moment
  37. I love convertible cars and my next car will be one
  38. Very partial to French Champagne
  39. Always have my toe nails painted in Summer and don’t bother in Winter
  40. Retail Therapy is my therapy of choice
  41. Really enjoy fine dining and the effort that goes into creating gorgeous cuisine
  42. Adore the ocean, no holiday is complete without it in my books
  43. Prefer natural treatments for ailments rather than main stream medicine, but only where appropriate!
  44. Still have really oily skin, you would think by now IT would have dried out (bonus of not many wrinkles though)
  45. Favourite fragrance is Tuscany Per Donna (discontinued but still available on Ebay) have sooooo many positive comments when I wear it
  46. WHEN I have time to spare I enjoy crafting
  47. I am grateful for where I am now and looking forward to wonderful things in the future!

Simple things bring me great JOY!
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