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2014 – Change

Are you a planner? Around this time last year I spent some time planning out what I wanted for 2013 and I’m in planning mode once again for the year ahead.


I’ve had some personal challenges last year. I’m reminded that health and happiness are important above all else, and being kind to myself is something I need to be more conscious of. I want to find greater balance, calm and strength for the year ahead. My health has been waning and good diet and exercise are almost dirty words. I need to make them my friends and make better choices.

healthy-eatingMy eldest Emma starts primary school and Harry starts preschool. Sending both loves off will be such a change; I’m not sure I’m ready but I’m trying to go with the flow. There will be tears…. Mine. On the flip side it does mean I’ll have one, possibly two days on my own to focus on Paisley Vintage. And that’s exciting!!!


I’ve been thinking alot about my work and have a few ideas up my sleeve. I’m wanting to bring more colour and pattern into my home and work, so I’m hoping you’ll begin to see that too. I realise just how much my own mood is buoyed by all things bright and colourful, and want to share those. Also, last year I focused on markets and building the foundation, this year I hope to consider working with local retailers who might stock larger pieces. If you have a homewares store between Sydney and Newcastle and think this might appeal to you, I’d love to hear from you!BusinessCardFrontI’ve filled pages with thoughts, ideas, and motivations for all these. I know they will change through the year and I’m looking forward to it. This time of year feels like opportunity and I’m enjoying that feeling, and ready to take it all on.

I hope you’ll join me for the ride.



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