Things I’m Liking #1

I like all kinds of things – old things, odd things, shiny and tarnished things, new things. I like nature-y things and creative things too. 

I can’t be the only one who likes things, so I figured, why not share the things I’m liking with you. 

You like things too, right? 

Things I’m Liking posts might be mostly images, or links galore, or Elmo videos…. anything’s possible. 

Here are some thing I’m liking lately: 


I’ve decided to sketch every day in 2016. That’s 366 sketches. 17 down, a LOT to go. 

To help me kick start my year of sketching, I’m drawing along with illustrator Lisa Congdon’s 31 Things To Draw course on CreativeBug.

Do you know about CreativeBug?? It’s a RAD online creative hub where you can do loads of creative courses, and get loads of inspiration, and bonus – it is super affordable! 


This evening as I was hanging washing on the Hills Hoist, I looked up at the big tree in my neighbour’s yard and noticed how the light was hitting it in a beautiful way. 

I just stood there for a moment, admiring the tree, the shimmering leaves, the shape of the branches and the play of the golden light. I don’t think it’s possible to look at a tree, I mean really look, and not feel better. 

I’m mad for trees, for sky, for clouds. Mad! 

The sky has been so BLUE this week. Check it out. 

New magazine love

In my younger days, I was, frankly, a magazine hussy. I was giving it away to any glossy that caught my eye. 

Magazines were my weakness, and it was definitely quantity over quality. I bought practically every women’s mag on the stands – Dolly, Cosmo, CLEO, New Idea, Woman’s Day, and the once iconic, now slightly wayward The Australian Women’s Weekly. I miss you Maggie T. 

As I got older, my tastes changed, thank goodness!

I became a Real Living, Home Beautiful, and Australian Country Style kind of gal. Aspirational homes, stories about life in the country, and amazing insights into how people with way more money than I’ll ever have renovated and decorated their homes, with great food sections and gorgeous styling. What’s not to love? 

Lately, I have been a bit bored with this genre. 

These days, I’ve got BabyMac for my hit of country style, awesome stories, delicious food and gorgeous photography – as well as other fab blogs – so I don’t need those home style magazines like I used to. 

So, when I saw this Mindfood two-for-one pack at the supermarket, I snapped it up. There are some great looking articles in both issues. Perhaps I’ve found a new favourite? 

I also highly recommend Womankind, advertising free and so smart and beautifully presented.  

The return of muesli! 

Such a simple thing, a bowl of muesli topped with yoghurt, but something that came off the shopping list while I wasn’t working, and I’ve recently wanted to reinstate. Of course my local supermarket doesn’t stock my favourite kind, Carman’s Deluxe, so I ventured over to the competition et voila, score! I added some cranberries and scissored up some prunes. Yumfest. 

These are just a few of the things I’m liking lately. 

What are you liking right now? 

Got a great book or band recommendation for me? 

Have you discovered or rediscovered a thing that you’re really digging? Do tell. 

Oh, there’s one more thing I really like. You. Thank you for reading my blog and for your ace likes and comments. They, and you, rock. 

Until next time, 

Annette xx