I recently discovered 'good' magazine. I mean, I’ve known about it for a while, seen it at the supermarket and heard ‘good’ things, but this was the first time I purchased a copy.
Turns out it’s really… ah.. good! I love the article in the most recent issue (issue 22) entitled ‘Cultivating the Art of Slow’ – about rebelling against the ”frenetic pace” of modern life and taking time to slow down and enjoy simple pleasures.
“The desire to keep up with the Joneses has plagued humankind for ages – but never as intensely as in our consumer-driven modern times. Having it all in a fast world doesn’t just mean buying the right stuff – it means grappling with demanding jobs, keeping on top of demanding bills and, for many women, a precarious juggle of career and home.”
The whole article is so well written and I would love to quote large portions to you, but I suggest that you grab a copy and have a read for yourself. (It’s also likely that I’ll draw on this article in future blog posts.)
I’m also loving couple of op-shop bargains I snagged recently…
Rainbow Shoes (I love Billy brand) – I don’t many opportunities to wear heels these days, but these are so cute and for only $1 (even better!)
Andrew bought the blue piggy bank for Noah when he was born, so you can imagine why I thought it was ‘fate’ when I spotted the pink piggy bank for 50 cents while on my rainbow shoes op-shop excursion.
Noah is extremely excited by this and has decided the pigs are ‘best friends’ and even donated half the coins from his pig to fill up Isabelle’s one. Pretty generous from old Noah who is just starting to understand the value of money in lollipop and train currency. (5 big gold ones = 1 train and 1 little gold one = about 5 lollipops.)
Also, how hilarious is this?
Turns out HEAPS of other people love it too (and I might need to change my settings on Pinterest as I have been getting inundated with emails telling me it’s been repinned! Seriously more than 100 now!)
And lastly I’m loving little tan lines on little people from a lovely warm summer (that thankfully didn’t include any sunburn.) Nice memories of warmer weather in the dreary couple of days we’ve had recently.
(It’s hard to see in the last photo – but Noah has quite distinct glasses tan lines.)
Joining in with Paisley Jade’s things I'm loving