Stuff of smiles

Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in every day junk that we miss the small, seemingly unimportant stuff that actually makes life so wonderful. My life has been like a shining diamond this past month; it has really put on a show for me and yet it isn’t until now, when I take the time to slow down and reflect, that I realise just how magical the past few weeks have been. Here’s a few of the little things that have been making me smile.

Newtown Park

Lazy afternoons in Sydney


The colours of autumn

Mimi on chair

New secondhand furniture for my room


Thoughtful handmade gifts

Yoga and meditation

Govindas cooking class

Learning to cook delish vegan food

Being asked to write a craft article for a magazine

Message from Heidi

Sweet handwritten notes and treats from kindhearted friends

Sunlight in the green house

Early morning sunlight beaming into my apartment

Vegan chocolate cake from Banana Lounge

Moist, indulgent vegan chocolate cake

Making new friends and spending quality time with old ones

Mimi in the sewing box

Cute kittens in the sewing box

What’s been making you smile lately?

Love Alana xx

6 Responses to Stuff of smiles

  1. luminousvegans April 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Gorgeous pics! I love that one of the light streaming into your apartment. Your apartment looks so nice.

    Having this week off from work to spend time with my family and catch up on blogging has made me smile lately 🙂

    • Alana April 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

      Oh why thank you so much! The light streaming into my apartment is my fave piccy too. That morning was so still and quiet, as though no one in the street was awake (not even Mimi the cat). I was pottering around the house and as I turned around in the kitchen the light just stopped me in my tracks. It was simply stunning.
      Oooo a week off with family and blogging – that would make me smile too. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  2. Candice April 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Your blog!! Love you xx

    • Alana April 13, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Aw thanks Candy! Love you too xx

  3. Anja April 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Your apartment looks beautiful – great photo! Glad you had a great month!

    • Alana April 22, 2013 at 6:13 am #

      Thanks Anja. My little apartment is definitely a little haven. Hope you had a wonderful month too x