🍃A u s t r a l i a.✨
✨D a y. 🍃
🍃F e s t i v a l.✨
🍃Hey kids slap on your sunscreen 🧴, flip flops & cork hats 🧢 this Australia Day is going to be an absolute fairy beauty!!!
Hastings foreshore festival on 🍃AUSTRALIA DAY🍃 is an awesome one day event filled to the brim with ⭐️FREE family-fun!
designed to bring the community together it includes a FREE BREAKFAST 🍳
🦋kids crafty aboriginal activities.
🐨native animal wildlife display from 10:30am to 12:30pm
🍃Aussie Games with Faery Emma
From 12.30pm to 1.30pm
🌈FREE FACE MAGIC
and LIVE music. .
💗😁🤗 So excited 💗😁🤗 💗 Taking prints this week on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Friday 24th from 10am-3pm at @kidswarehouse_carrumdowns. Last week to organise a gift for Valentine's Day 💝💝💝 💗 Book an appointment in January at our shop space at @ Kids Warehouse in Carrum Downs 😁. Book via our new booking system https://smallprintmorningtonpeninsula.simplybook.me/. Feel free to stop in and see the samples and ask any questions. 💗 Smallprint jewellery makes the perfect gift to give your loved ones for any occasion. A gift made by their loved ones. 🥰
I'm slightly obsessed with patchwork.
I love it's order, patterns, neatness, colours, possibility AND CONTROL. I love creating something that I can use, gift or donate.
I've never been a painter but I love more controlled mediums...so my goal this year in 2020 is to embrace the unpredictable more. Mediums that are fluid and more challenging for me are ones that are uncontrollable, free flowing and messy I.e. oil paints, water colour paints and clay, just to name a few.
I'm stepping out of my personal comfort zone and seeing where it takes me.
Head to our website to purchase our new scent. A combination of sweet, woody and fresh 😍 SWEET PINE. Our original scent has been renamed to FRESH LINEN, it’s a subtle scent that helps you feel fresh all day. These little pots last 2-3 months! Reduce plastic, buy less, choose well. All natural ingredients too 🤭
As part of our Artist in Action series we have artist, @helenditomasso joining us at Manyung Gallery Sorrento today from 11am. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Helen will be working on one of her beautiful artworks for us, her works are featured this week in the gallery along with, @kristinekballard ‘& @juliehutchings5515
Yesterday a group of 20 Art Therapists completed our Psychological First Aid Training for bushfire victims in line with the Red Cross recommendations; with @carla.vanlaar - it was an incredible session that emphasised much of what we know as therapists - but focused on using Art Therapy to promote feelings of Safety, Calm, Connection, Self-efficacy and Hope.
We raised $2000 yesterday - with all monies going to the Bushfire Appeal and Wildlife Victoria. A huge thankyou to Carla for organising yesterday, for sharing her knowledge around art therapy and trauma and for holding space so gently.
We now all have an incredible toolbox of ideas and ways of supporting our fire affected communities that need us in the coming months.
Regardless if you have not been directly involved or have not been displaced by the Australian bushfires - so very many of us have been emotionally affected by our national tragedy. These simple undertakings may help lessen the anxiety and the sense of helplessness and hopelessness - so many of us feel at this current time. My hearfelt love + care goes out to all of you.
DAY 5: Self regulate.. Message: Like the bushfires that are currently ravaging our country - upsetting, powerless and anxious thoughts can also take hold of us. Its important to catch ourselves and have a 'healthy' understanding of what is going on - but not let the situation consume us.
Action: Self regulation entails individually - finding ways to calm our nervous system, thoughts and emotions. This is different for everyone - but activities that lower our heart rate, that are more mindful or as some people say are a 'relaxing distractions' are the key. Examples include meditation, Art Therapy, gardening, yoga, cleaning, reading, writing affirmations, cooking, helping others, walking your dog, jigsaw puzzles...the list is endless. When we self regulate - we bring ourselves to the present moment, which is all we really have. In a quiet moment, make a list of some activities that can help you self regulate, you'll be surprised what you come up with and the wonderful resource it will become.
Affirmation: I have many resources that help me feel calm and in control. I am safe.
MONDAYS I They set the tone for your week. Do it right and fuel your body with what it needs (and loves). Our favourite, the choc banana. Check out some more delicious creations in our smoothie highlights on our profile. 🌱
Came back to Singapore from Bangkok with chocolates from Australia. It’s from my favourite chocolate place in Mornington Peninsula! Thanks to loved ones who flew in to Bangkok from Melbourne. The sequence of the lineup is based on my preference - L to R, T to B.
從曼谷回到新加坡帶回來的卻是澳大利亞的巧克力。是我最喜歡，來自摩寧頓半島的巧克力! 多虧疼我的人特地在從墨爾本往曼谷時把它們帶著。排列順序是依照我的喜好哦! 由左到右，由上到下。
HELLO! Did this explosion of colour get your attention?? 🌈 I hope so, because I want to let you know that the online store will be closed from tonight, Mon 20/1 9pm-ish, for one week so I can finalise my market prep and do a stocktake etc.
All current orders are going in the post today. 💗💗💗 x Michelle
PS. Background image is from an amazing kids book: Linda Jackson's Rainbow Menagerie. 🌈🐨🦘🐬🦎🦋🐧 PPS. Stella bib is available online (and as a burp-cloth) but only until 9pm!
👍🏻 If you want to experience a taste of Italy and maybe a sleepover ( if you’ve overindulged or not 🥂🍷🍹🤦🏻♂️❤️🤦🏻♀️), La Campagna is a hidden gem at Cape Shanck just off Boneo Rd. Our friend Joy Montalto in the Kitchen and her partner Joe Sillitto out front make it a real cucina experience... and their Italian inspired guest rooms provide an ideal weekend getaway...”Bravo e Grazie “ we thoroughly enjoyed it today. 👏🏼👏🏼 #lacampagna#lacampagnacapeshank#morningtonpeninsula#lunchwithfriends#lunchwithaview@la_campagna_
We are opening the Cellar Door on the Australia Day weekend Saturday to Monday 11.00am to 5.30pm.
Pop in for a chat, take in the views and enjoy our selection of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay #winetasting#morningtonpeninsula
Come and move your body and still the mind next week with me.
Tuesday 7.30pm Mornington
Core24 Health Clubs $22.50 casual class
Various other memberships available.
Thursday 10.30am Carrum downs
Cosnett Training Systems
$10 casual class
Free for members
( FAMILY FRIENDLY CLASS )
Thursday 6.30pm Hastings
$15 casual class
With Melanie Van Tonder
Friday 5.15pm Somerville
CLEAN ST. Transformations
$15 for casual
Saturday 9.00am carrum downs
Cosnett Training Systems
$10 casual class
Free for members
1 2119 January, 2020
If you’re following this page, you’d definitely know I’m a trail walker - and I especially love walking coastlines. So why not raise money at the same time?! This coming May 22nd, myself and 3 other wonderful ladies will be completing the 30km Coastrek walk along the Mornington Peninsula to raise awareness for mental health with the hope to raise money for Beyond Blue. 🧠
Beyond Blue do amazing work providing awareness, support, advice and action for those suffering with their mental health - and have even provided details on the website for those communities and individuals who have been affected by the bushfires and may be experiencing a change in their mental health.
I’m sure many of you have dug deep in recent weeks for the fires 🙌🏼, but it would be amazing if you would be able to donate even the smallest amount, like a small coffee’s worth, between now and May to this cause. 🙏🏼 You can find the link for donations in my bio.
Thank you in advance. ♥️😌
Capper!!! Takes a mark off my mate’s back 😂🤣. The Red Hot Summer tour started out fantastic but sadly evacuated due to threatening weather just as the Angels were due. Boom Crash Opera were as good as they ever were 🤘 #capper #redhotsummer2020#morningtonpeninsula
That’s the thing about toxic people, they get their claws into you and even when we finally get the courage and strength to walk away and leave them - we can still struggle with checking back in with them (via text) or watching what they’re doing via socials (stories etc). DON’T DO THAT. You’re worth more and you made the right decision. Say BYE to toxic people!