Colour With Me #1

Hi guys! I decided to make a colouring video. A few weeks ago I felt super-relaxed while watching a sped-up video of myself colouring in my bullet journal. My boyfriend suggested I make a video of colouring, which sounded fun, so here we are. I had no idea colouring videos are a thing, but they are! Kind of not surprising given how popular adult colouring has become, though.

Anyway, I wanted it to be quite relaxing, so there’s no talking, just some nice classical music. You can always mute the video and play your own music, if you like. I hope that you can find it calming! From my own struggles with stress management and anxiety, I know how important it is to take time to care for your mind.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do differently to make any future colouring videos more relaxing for you.
– Draw Your Way To A Younger Brain – Dogs: An art therapy book by Anastasia Catris
– Faber-Castell coloured pencils
– Whitcoulls Fineliner pen

Have a great weekend!

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Stationery Unboxing

Stationery Unboxing by Sam Granger

Yesterday I received a parcel from one of my best friends, FULL of cool stationery from Europe. Obviously, I had to film an unboxing so she could see (and so could you!). In actual heaven.

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Videos Since Last We Met

DIY Lap Loom Tutorial

I am a terrible blogger. I completely forget this space exists most of the time – I just don’t think I’m much of a blogger. I could be falsely enthusiastic and say that I will make an effort to post more, but the reality is that I won’t. On the list of priorities for hobbies, blogging is at the bottom.

Thus, I don’t really know what is to become of this space. I want to keep it around, and I will still share my YouTube videos on here, but I don’t know if it will be an actual blog or a regular website with information about me and what I do. Maybe the blog could be a smaller part of that? We shall see.

Anyway, here are the videos that I’ve uploaded since my last post. Enjoy!

I recently got into weaving and decided to make my own frame loom, so this video is a DIY for that.

My first ever vlog!

A cooking and Christmassy vlog.

Follow me on Whole 30 Day 1!

Follow me on Whole 30 Days 2 and 3, and then I explain why I decided to quit (for now).

Ta-ta for now! xo

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Songs of 2014

I feel like this year has been defined by music, for me, perhaps more so than in the previous few years. I decided to pick my top 15 tracks and put them together in a YouTube playlist to share with you all. Enjoy!

Songs of 2014
1. High – Peking Duk ft. Nicole Millar
2. I Wanna Be Yours – Arctic Monkeys
3. West Coast – Lana Del Rey
4. Settle Down – The 1975
5. Oats In The Water – Ben Howard
6. To Be Alone – Hozier
7. Cool Kids – Echosmith
8. The Epilogue – Crosses
9. Angel of Small Death & The Codeine Scene – Hozier
10. Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
11. Figure It Out – Royal Blood
12. Cannibal – Silversun Pickups
13. Left Hand Free – alt-J
14. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
15. Move Like You Want To – Ben Howard

My most listened to albums have been Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey, The 1975 self-titled debut, Every Kingdom by Ben Howard, Hozier’s self-titled debut, AM by Arctic Monkeys, and Crosses self-titled debut. I’ve also been a rather enthusiastic Radio Hauraki listener, especially in the car – and yes, of course I sing along very loudly.

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Kids Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Kids Christmas Gift Guide 2014 by Sam Granger

I have six nieces and nephews and shopping for them at Christmas (and birthdays) is one of my favourite things to do. If you are anything like me, though, you might get stuck picking out the best gifts for a child – there is so much to choose from that it can be a tad overwhelming. Hopefully, in this guide, you will find some ideas if you are not quite sure what to buy for the children in your life. I look at options for the four to teenager age range. Enjoy!

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