NEW VIDEO: Halloween – Party hacks and snacks

Well hello there,

I’ve been fiddling around with the idea of a video segment to this here blog for a while now. Having produced a very silly introduction video a few weeks ago which, quite frankly, I was not too impressed with – I found myself shoving that dream onto the back-burner in a hurry and instead staring at my computer screen for a few weeks hoping that inspiration would give me a smack across the face. (Hoorah. So productive.)

Lo and behold. I have decided not to over-think it (a God-awful habit of mine),  just freaking post something, and see what happens.

My skillzzz (yes, with a “z”) are completely lacking (production-wise) but since I love themed parties (and Halloween, in particular) I thought I’d start just off with a simple idea – and hopefully I will receive only constructive crit. (Who am I kidding? – Trolls! On your mark…)

I would be eternally grateful if you could “like” my video if you think I should do more stuff like this and/or subscribe to my channel if you’d like to be notified every time I post something. 🙂

Drop me a comment and let a gal know what you think.



 PS: Kind of a fitting post for a channel launch – seeing as it is my 100th post! 😀


Hello 2014

It’s 2014.

Another year has passed, leaving me feeling old and unsuccessful.

You know? The usual wonderful feeling that sets in after every new year?

However past Zozette knew I’d be feeling down right about now and made provisions for me, in the form of a jar of happiness. Last year she/I set out to maintain a time-capsule of happy thoughts and (BEHOLD) I actually managed to keep it up. Every time something made me smile/feel happy – I jotted it down and stuck it in my jar. So when New Years day rolled around I could read about all the great stuff that had happened this year. (Because we tend to only remember the bad stuff. Boo!)

Well done past me, because it worked. I opened up slip after slip celebrating new jobs, awards, compliments, personal accomplishments and special moments. Summed up in this way – it was easy to see that I had a pretty great year.


I’m definitely going to continue with this new tradition, and I highly recommend you do too. All it takes is a pen, some scraps of paper and an empty old jar.

May 2014 bring you a shitload of paper scraps, and may your jar overflow with happy thoughts.



New Years Eve Fun!

I know I appear to have missed out on a Christmas post, but I assure you I will show you what my crafty fingers have been up to soon enough. Some friends and I are having a belated X-mas gift swapping party in the new year – so I’ll only upload my festivities then. 🙂 (I don’t want to spoil anything, you know!)

However, I thought I’d collect a few New Year’s Eve ideas for the new year that we thought we’d never see!

First up, some DIY party ideas for a quiet night in counting down, or the big bash of your choice.


1. DIY confetti slingshot at Green Wedding Shoes

2. DIY Sequined wine glass cuffs also at Green Wedding Shoes

3. Printable midnight kiss Tic Tac labels at Infarrantly Creative

4. DIY Matchbox confetti at Carolyn’s Homework

Next on the list. NAILS. All can say about this, is GLITTER GLITTER GLITTER!

Whichever colour. It doesn’t matter. Just get some sparkly up on those nails.

Glitter nail

Then, one thing I want to do this year (especially because we survived the impending doom of a non-existent apocalypse) is make a time capsule. I did one when I was in Primary school and it’s actually really fun. I love Kelli Crowe’s idea of using a mason jar for a capsule. Really cute.

Fill the jar up with ticket stubs, keepsakes and photos – and set a date when you’re allowed to open it again. Perhaps it can become an annual New years tradition? Or maybe you need a good five year gap to forget what you put in there?

I’ve drawn up a little questionnaire you can fill in and pop in there too, for a good chuckle. You’d be surprised how much you change as a person in a year.

Click here for a PDF: Time capsule

Drop a comment below and let me know if you have any New Years traditions you like to take part in every year?

Otherwise, have an absolutely super New Years Eve and may 2013 bring dreams a plentiful.