Thursday, 19 December 2013

LETTING GO

“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don't expect to get anything back, don't expect recognition for your efforts, don't expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.”





The first time I read The Zahir by Paulo Coelho  I was going through a terrible breakup, as I read this quote my heart became a little bit lighter. My favourite Author Paulo Coelho knows just how to shape and mould words to speak to my heart. You still think you are reading a story book while you are actually making your way through a few life lessons that is relevant to most people.

This quote was immediately copied and pasted on my bedside table, when the nights became long and lonely I would read the quote and start dreaming about the future. These words helped me to stop looking in the past and start looking into the future and all the incredible possibilities it holds. Now 7 years later while working though another break up an incredible friend of mine created this beautiful print for me to put up on my wall to remind me daily that it’s best to just let go.

My hope is that it can help someone as much as it has helped me to let go and stop looking back with a heavy heart. The future is full of amazing opportunities and as I've realize there are so many adventures life holds and incredible people to meet along the way. Life takes you where you need to be. Enjoy every moment as much as possible! You are where you are supposed to be right now!


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

DOUWE EGBERTS JARS UPCYCLE

Once upon a time I fell in love with these jars. I like the coffee, but I love the jars sooo much more. My only problem was that I didn't like the logo inside the lid.



As luck would have it I put my newly empty jar inside the dishwasher and once it finished it’s cleaning cycle I opened the dish washer door and (insert the sound of singing angles) the lid was in 2 pieces. And this is how I learnt that it was possible to take the lid apart. The Dishwasher died recently, but I will never forget all that it has done for me!

I then measured the inside of the lid and cut out a piece of scrap booking paper to the correct measurements. Place the paper inside the lid and closed it back up.



Here is the end result: