Autumn Coffee Talk #5 + My Happy List

Autumn Coffee Talk #5 + My Happy List

It’s finally starting to feel like Autumn is upon us here in Brisbane, Australia. The leaves are changing colour, the temperature is cooling and the days are getting shorter, the coffee though for me is still just as hot and I still like to talk just as much, so here we are once again in amongst another coffee talk, of which I have so much fun writing (if you haven’t noticed already) due to their ‘in the moment’ feel and vibe.

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Reading Inspo + What's On My Personal Bookshelf

Reading Inspo + What's On My Personal Bookshelf

Last year I did a stereotypical ‘Reading List’ blog post for 2018, so I thought well, I should probably do another one for this year, but then I thought.. as reading is not one of my major goals for 2019 that instead I would give you some reading inspiration by letting you, my sparkling reader, in on what already has a special place on my personal bookshelf in my home.

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The Ups and Downs of Blogging (I'm Struggling)

The Ups and Downs of Blogging (I'm Struggling)

If you are a sparkling subscriber of SPARKLE on darling you might have noticed that I haven’t published anything for the past 2 weeks (which is very unlike me), and if you aren’t, now you know. Since launching SPARKLE on darling I have made it a priority to publish once weekly, every week, starting with Friday’s (my OG sparkling readers would know this) then moving to Sunday’s.

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My First Staycation in Brisbane

My First Staycation in Brisbane

In case you missed my recent coffee talk on the blog (read it here - ‘New Year Coffee Talk #4 + I’m on ‘Staycation’’), on Saturday, 26 January 2019, the first public holiday long weekend this year here in Brisbane, I decided to take myself on a little getaway, but as I stayed in the city where I reside, it was more of a ‘staycation’ rather than ‘getting away’.

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Don't Be too Hard on Yourself + Progress > Perfection

Don't Be too Hard on Yourself + Progress > Perfection

Firstly, I want to talk about how much I love the above photo.. in this moment, at sunrise on Tuesday, 1 January 2019, I was completely content with where I was heading in terms of my goals and plans ahead. This has not changed one month in, why? Because this year I’m choosing to not be too hard on myself, I’m deciding that progress over perfection is enough, because I deserve to feel content at every stage of my journey, and so do you darling, we all do.

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New Year Coffee Talk #4 + I'm on 'Staycation'

New Year Coffee Talk #4 + I'm on 'Staycation'

There is a part of me that can’t believe that we are nearly at the end of January, the first month of 2019, already. I don’t feel as if it has gone quickly though, unlike 2018, which for me felt like it completely flew past my eyes before I had a chance to grasp hold of it and really make the most of it, which is why I’m really making an effort this year to be present as much as possible.

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