Monday, 15 September 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

Remember my friend, Rachael?

She's been doing some big things with her blog- Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow - since she did that tutorial for us. Her last Beginners Quilt-Along resulted in such seriously gorgeous quilts that I'm tempted to give it a whirl.

Well, Rachael has tagged me in an Around the World Blog Hop. This little bit of internet love sharing is making it's way all over the globe. So from beautiful Tasmania, you are traveling here to the steamy 'Top End' of Oz. Welcome to the Territory! 

First, here are my answers to the questions...

1. What am I working on? 
After a very busy first half of the year- where the poor blog suffered a bit of neglect, I'm working on increasing my posts and providing more fun and inspiration - for me, my boys and my readers.

I'm currently attending the Clever Cookie School of Blog. I'm learning so much and slowly tweaking the blog to have it look and function like I dream it can.
Last week I discovered how to make cute little graphics like this one...

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 
There are a lot of mummy blogs out there and I'd like to think I have a unique voice- because I'm me and because I'm raising boys. 

I've recently had an epiphany that what I'm trying to do here on the blog and in my everyday actions is to make the ordinary extraordinary

I've started an Instagram campaign where we can tag our pics #sahtmakingtheordinaryextraordinary and share the little bits of extra we are putting in to make life magical for our children and ourselves.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I really, really loved the community of creative, inspiring people that I'm meeting online. There's often an incredible solidarity between mothers too.  I wanted in. And when someone takes the time to comment on your blog- to let you know they liked what you had to say - it's like a big virtual hug!
4. How does my writing/creating process work? 
Mostly, I'm just reporting in on something we've done- our little extraordinary. 

I don't consider myself a 'writer' but sometimes the words just come to me and I have to let them flow. That's what happened with this post and I'm really proud of it.

Secondly, I'm tagging these amazing women to join in and sending the love on it's way...

Sarah - Creating Contentment
Like me Sarah is the mother of four boys - and one girl! - and she works very hard to make the best life for herself and her children.  Her blog chronicles her journey both as a mother and as a person seeking to find contentment in all aspects of life, including the challenging parts.  Sarah's words and stories are always inspirational and her attitude is what I wish mine could me.

Barbe - Fashionista in Suburbia
Barbe is my fashion guru. We met doing the Fox in Flats Style Dares and sharing selfies on Instagram. Barbe has this ability to put together the most stylish outfits and makes cool look incredibly effortless. She is the reason I now own a leopard print scarf, pants and ballet flats!

Melanie - The Juhala Adventures
Melanie is my Instagram friend who makes me want to Homeschool. Her house is fun of full and learning, her photos are full of joy and anyone who practices Christmas carols from September has me as their number one fan. Throw in that she's a sci-fi/Star Wars geek like me and we are clearly meant to be BFFs.  

So, what happens now? Hop your way over to these blogs next Monday to see their answers to the questions above and be sure to say "Hi!" from me.


  1. A great post :D I'm looking forward to hearing more about making the ordinary extraordinary.


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