Overall Being

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I've Learned..... *Food for Thought Post*

I've learned - that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. 

I've learned - that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back. 

I've learned - that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. 

I've learned - that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts. 

I've learned - that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something. 

I've learned - that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do. 

I've learned - that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.

I've learned - that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life. 

I've learned - that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides. 

I've learned - that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. 

I've learned - that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think. 

I've learned - that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them. 

I've learned - that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I've learned - that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. 

I've learned - that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I've learned - that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I've learned - that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. 

I've learned - that learning to forgive takes practice. 

I've learned - that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned - that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned - that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time. 

I've learned - that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned - that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned - that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. 

I've learned - that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, it doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned - that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned - that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would if they believed it. 

I've learned - that your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological. 

I've learned - that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. 

I've learned - that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself. 

I've learned - that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned - that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. 

I've learned - that sometimes when my friends fight, I'm forced to choose sides even when I don't want to.

I've learned - that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned - that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions. 

I've learned - that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I've learned - that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever. 

I've learned - that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I've learned - that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process. 

I've learned - that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.

I've learned - that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life. 

I've learned - that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most. 

I've learned - that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I've learned - that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I've learned - that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.

I've learned - that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.

I've learned - that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being. 

I've learned - that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.

I've learned - that although the word "love" can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used. 

I've learned - that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.
Authors Details: Unknown Author. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pamper Parties at the best

I have had such a huge weekend. I honestly feel like I havent been home. But today I opened my emails to find many but one stood out from the rest.

This lady I did a Pamper party for a week ago and she was again thanking me for such an experience that she has had no other of.

"Lisa I know I have said this already many times since my Party but I had to say again. You are a star! I still feel so relaxed and my home still smells devine. All my friends who came agree aswell. Learning techniques from a qualified and experienced therapist is hard to get these days without paying money for. Absolutely loved Overall Being parties and will be definately booking many more in the days to come. Thankyou again Lisa."

To get such feedback over and over again surely does make my heart sing and dance.

Overall Being now as you know offers Pamper Parties. Perfect for any time that you want to get the "Girls" together. The host receives her pampering for free, but the guests get to use, learn and experience the wonderful world of Pampering at its best.

I mainly take bookings for the weekends but have had one during the week at night.

So if you are in Melbourne and after a way of making a memorable moment then why not think about booking a Party today.

Now the sunshine has brought itself out again in Melbourne and always lifts your spirits with this. So go enjoy your day & be quick to book in a date cause my calendar is filling up.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to Grassroots for Overall Being

Over the years I have had to take time off one stage or another for my darling family and the new additions along the way. In this time I have leaned onto my creative side to give me options to feed my spare time.

Along the way I have met soooo many gorgeous and amazing business people in the handmade industry that I know for a long time they will remain such.

I have though hit a page in my chapter of life lets say that I am turning back to my grassroots....Massage & Healing. Something along with natural products is something very important and is so me and what I believe in. I know this inside and out and have done so much intensive training that it seems crazy to not turn back to this.

So I have restructured my business and website to this change in the tide.

Overall Being will now only be offering Massage treatments, Healing, Boutique parties at home but also a selection of other alternative therapies for people who do not live within driving distance to me. Now I know alot of people loved the fact Overall Being offered a range of affordable yet unique gifts. It was a hard decision for me to do this to my business, cause along the way I have met alot of gorgeous clients. So I have chosen to leave a select few of these which will  be available. Still keeping in my theme of personalised and custom though. I have used the main sellers from the past 12mths.

Why have I chosen to remove handmade.....I have as you know 4 children and a husband. Over the past 12 months time spent sewing, filling orders, stressing and "breaking even" is not enough for life. Life is about taking on moments and holding onto them as far as I am concerned. Making the most of every moment you can. Once that moment passes you can never get it back. I get alot of joy out of helping others and seeing a change for the better in them after I have treated them...I think this is why I keep falling back too my massage and healing but also all my aromatherapy products. Because I know its important.

So which gifts will remain? Zoobies, Aromatherapy, Digital Scrapbooking/Album creating, & some Jewellery. These all can be made into gorgeous hampers for a memorable gift for someone too. Adding maybe a voucher for a massage.

These days we all can get caught up in life and seem to loose the momentum very quickly. In this loosing touch with loved ones and this is my way of trying to allow people to get back in touch with friends / family.

Overall Being Boutique Parties will be the perfect scene for this. Gathering all your friends together in the comfort of your home......Laughter, Sharing moments, Massage......what more could you want? I do have other options available and something up my sleeve which I cannot disclose at the moment....but cannot wait too :) I use to do alot of Boutique parties before I slowed down for the birth of my 3rd and 4th son....and they were always such an amazing time spent together. I have now though met a few people that I can also make available on the party day to add that extra wow factor for your guests.

So I hope this brings as much excitement to you as it does for me. If you are in Melbourne though why not think about booking your own Boutique Party? Gather some friends and let me bring some fun and joy into your life.

Now I have babbled on and hope I have explained what the change is and why...I have also changed and updated my website so would love to know what you think :)

Hope you are enjoying your Thursday. I have had a very busy one !

Til next time..... Keep Smiling & Always know how amazing you are!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spice up your world

"We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together."

Every so often I think we all need that little bit extra spice in our world. Well today being such a rainy day but first day of spring I thought I would bring you something wicked but something spicy to give some food for thought within your home bedroom life :))

Now you would already know I run Boutique Home Massage parties , right? Which are such a great idea of mine since back in 2003 whereby the host receives a FREE massage, gift and chance of having a memorable chill time with her loved ones and friends in the comfort of her own home. Well a few weeks ago a dear friend of mine started a party at home business called Wicked Al.....now the name should make your light bulbs go "ooooh I think I know what Lisa is on about here" :P


Allie comes to your home, like how I do with my own Massage Parties. So privacy is high on her agenda. Professionalism is taken seriously and most of all fun is what she delivers. Wicked Al Parties are whereby you are in the secure place of your home having a fun wicked time whilst having the chance of bringing spice into your bedroom arena with adult toys and accessories.

I know this isn't for most and to be honest when Allie first told me about it my little voice put on the ole stuffy nose and went ewwwww,or that's disgusting, or thats rife, or how embarrasing, or why is she doing this, or boganish. But after a moment having a chat with someone else I realised its a business that has professionalism in it with how Allie runs it, allows people who don't / can't get to the brick & mortar stores like this business but is something that is definately within society....everyone does it, right? whether they like to admit it or not, we all do! How do children get conceived? So why not add a depth to it that creates that little bit extra attention to both?!

Now with Allie's Wicked Al parties you can just book her party to come to you OR you can ask for me to come along to give everyone a relaxing massage before hand or during. That way everyone is relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to party with Allie! Perfect Package I recon for any Hens night, Girls get together's or Just Because.

So this blog post today is not only about the brief introduction to the above mentioned but I aim in giving you some spicy tips using aromatherapy.

In no way though are we in business together, just to clarify that point. But it's to give enough information so next time you want something of a difference for a memorable fun night you will know in advance where to go :)

Now onto the fun part.......where I give you some helpful natural loving tips to add spice to your life :)

All of us have our own natural body scent and we can be attracted to another person by the way that he or she smells, whether thats a scent they are wearing or their own natural scent. Aromas can have erotic connotations. Sexual arousal causes the body to release all sorts of exotic odours - especially from the the skin, breath and sexual organs. It is possible to enhance these odours by using essential oils to make ourselves more sexually attractive.

The aroma of a 'sensual blend' must of course suit both your tastes. Aroma preference is important when deciding which essential oils to blend together, as we are instinctively drawn to those essential oils which we need.

Here are some ways of using the wonderful world of aromatherapy to enhance your love life and to achieve sexual fulfilment.

Lingerie Scenting

* Bergamot
* Geranium
* Neroli
* Ylang Ylang

It is advisable not to use absolutes or the thick heavy oils to perfume your lingerie as they may stain the fabric. But when you are washing your clothes why not add the above oils to your machine :)

You can also perfume your lingerie in your chest of drawers and in your wardrobe. Sprinkle about six drops of essential oils of rose, myrtle, jasmine, neroli, bergamot, geranium, ylang ylang, patchouli, frankincense or sandalwood or whatever your preference is on to cotton-wool balls and place them in greaseproof bags. Prick holes in the bags to allow the wonderful fragrances to permeate into your clothing. Place these bags into your drawers or hang them up inside your wardrobe.

Scented bedlinen

* Put four drops of essential oil into a small amount of water and add to the softener section of your washing machine for the final rinse.
* Fill a small spray bottle with spring water, water solubilizer & add ten drops of the essential oils of your own choice and then spray the bottom sheet lightly.
* Put a few drops of your chosen essential oils on to cotton-wool balls or on to pieces of absorbent, natural material and place them between the sheets in your airing cupboard, or inside your pillow case.

Scenting your bedroom

A burner or humidifier fragrancer is the perfect way to create a romantic and sensual environment. Put a few teaspoons of water into the loose bowl on top of your burner and sprinkle six drops into it. Light the night light to allow the oils to diffuse into the air.

Suggested recipes for your burner:

2 drops rose
2 drops geranium
2 drops sandalwood
2 drops Jasmine
2 drops patchouli
2 drops ylang ylang
2 drops bergamot
2 drops ginger
2 drops vetivert
2 drops black pepper
2 drops ylang ylang
2 drops lemon/mandarin

Overall Being sells Aromatherapy Candles

Candles are also perfect for scenting your bedroom and creating the "mood" for the scene. Light your candle and wait until the wax has slightly melted and then carefully put one to two drops of essential oil into the melted wax, taking care to avoid the wick.

The following suggestions may be useful:

· To a pink candle add essential oil of rose to encourage new love, romance and gentleness;
· To a red candle add ylang ylang to induce passion and sexuality;
· To a violet candle add frankincense to add an air of mystery.

Overall Being offers Massage Relaxation Parties for girls get togethers


Massage is an excellent way of arousing your partner and it is not necessary to have had a training in massage to achieve the desired effect. it reconnects you spiritually, energetically. Just follow your instincts. Pay particular attention to the abdominal area, especially the area from the navel to the pubis and the low back and buttocks. There are some effective points for boosting sexual energy and heightening sexual response. Always use Light long even strokes. Use circular motions and always keep atleast one hand on the skin to keep "contact".

To set the scene, scent your room with one of the recipes already suggested and light a few candles around the room, spray a room spray. With your already scented bedlinen and lingerie...your area will be oozing with such an intense scene that it will surely add a moment forever for both of you.

The following essential oils are ideal for increasing sexual desire: benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, melissa, myrtle, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vetivert and ylang ylang.

You could also look at trying Tantric.

But above all. Relax, Enjoy the moment of togetherness & Have a little fun....Cause life is about having Fun, Moments & Love.

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."

Blessings for a gorgeous first day of Spring! 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Christmas Gift Giveaway 2010~ By PamperBoxes

I am very excited to announce Overall Being is taking part of PamperBoxes Christmas Competition this year :)) I am donating my fabulous Zoobies to be included in their hampers! YAY for Zoobies :)) But now to the exciting part....read below to find out more about this sensational opportunity and how YOU can enter!!



Imagine not having to trudge around the shops amongst the crowds looking for quality Christmas gifts this year. Wouldn’t that be good!

Imagine having your Christmas gifts delivered to your door instead. It’s getting better, isn’t it!!

Now, imagine having your Christmas gifts delivered to your door without having to spend a cent!!! Too good to be true? Not if you’re one of the 4 lucky winners of our Christmas Gift Giveaway.

Over 20 Australian businesses have joined forces to put together 5 great Christmas gift hampers with a wide range of gifts for men, women and children. In total, there is over $2500 worth of gifts to be won.

One of the hampers will be donated to The Smith Family for distribution to disadvantaged Australian families. The remaining hampers will be won by 4 lucky entrants in the draw on the 1st December, 2010.

Christmas Gift Giveaway 2010

 So skate on over now too enter and don't forget too facebook it, twitter it & email all your friends/family about it.

Warmest Blessings,


Friday, August 27, 2010

Healing through Feeling....

I have over the past few months seen a few friends and people I know go through emotional times within their lives and feel that the world is truly against them. So I thought with knowing I was due to blog for you I would share a snippet of my journey and how I turned it around by being "open" , "acknowledging", but moreso "feeling" to get me through then and how now it comes as second nature for me. I know you can make this transition too....just believe in yourself and be open to changes and allow yourself to feel. xo

The year of 2000 was a huge year for me whereby in December I received a huge and painful shock. My mother, who had Breast cancer 3 years earlier, was diagnosed with Brain cancer.I went numb and into denial. I knew this wasn't healthy, and I kept on telling myself I was going to deal with this and allow myself to feel whatever I needed to feel. I kept putting it off, though. Which I know now was a very normal process. It was going to be tonight or tomorrow or as soon as I took care of other various never ending (at that point) jobs.

This was the year we had down to move interstate.....such a move for us as a little family of 2 children back then to a place whereby I knew no one apart from my inlaws, husband starting a new job and us having no home to move too when we did the journey down (apart from live with my inlaws until we found a house).

In during this time....I was suffering from post natal depression. I had insomnia, and I was irritable beyond description. God bless my husband for putting up with me during this stressful time for him (with change of career). I battled on and dealt with this and the knowledge of that one day soon I would loose my mother. The very woman who gave birth to me at such a young tender age. A woman who to me was like an older sister, a friend who consoled me when I was confused about life itself. All along with dealing with a change of scenery and conditions of moving to a different state and having not many supportive friends around, apart from my a dear friend and my husband.

Once I learned that my mother had passed on I allowed myself to grieve very quickly, but then pushing it aside. It wasn't until after I saw my her at her funeral that I experienced the release my spirit had been craving. Miraculously, all my physical symptoms disappeared. I to me allowed myself to feel what was inside screaming to come out.....raw emotions and allowing myself to feel them.

Where Your Well-Being Should Begin

If I were to sit down and make a list of the most important things in overall good health I think I would put total emotional expression at the top of it.

As any good Therapist can tell you, emotions, no matter how long they are ignored and repressed, don't go away. If someone had a traumatic experience when they were 7 yrs old and never dealt with it, the emotional charge of that trauma is still alive deep within her. The charge of anger which was never resolved has equal staying power. Unexpressed grief is grief unhealed.

To explain this with more of a direct notion: You would probably not knowingly put strychnine, arsenic, or other poisons into your body. Emotions such as guilt, resentment, anger, resignation, grief, and denial are in their own way equally toxic.

The basis of all vibrational healing - Reiki, Chakras, crystals, essences, etc. - is the belief that all imbalance originates on the mental and emotional planes of each living being. If not corrected an imbalance can affect the physical body. When that happens medical, surgical, or pharmaceutical solutions may relieve the physical symptoms, but they or a new set of symptoms will occur if the basic imbalance remains.

Hope I havent lost you here? !

Sometimes Knowledge Isn't Everything

I knew all of that, and was studying it. On a day-to-day basis, with the help of such things as crystals, essences, essential oils, Reiki, and daily thought journalling, I am basically in touch with my feelings and emotions, and have allowed the clearing up of a lot of the debris from the past.

And I knew what I "should" do about the crisis regarding my mother, but other considerations overcame this knowledge. To me confronting this at the time was what my inner being wasnt quite ready for ....I know now!

To Be Heroic

To be an individual whereby you are displaying characteristics of wanting to be strong and supportive is a very honorable motive, and when someone we love needs our strength and support it is not, I think, appropriate to unload your emotional burdens to him/her.

However, there is a difference between acting strong and being strong. True real strength happens when we can acknowledge to ourselves and, ideally, to trusted friends, that we are worried, sad, fearful, and fully allow ourselves to feel these or any other emotions going on. By taking care of ourselves in this way we can give the needed support.

Too often, pretending to be strong becomes a way of being in which any emotions which jeopardize the facade are not allowed to surface. Lost your job? Your dearest friend? Have your own life-threatening illness? "I can handle it." You can, but maybe you can handle it more effectively by acknowledging what you feel.

Now I have grown spiritually over the years so much so that its a very normal way of life for me to feel, acknowledge and sense when my being is going through lets say unbalance. I fall back on my alternative therapies to rebalance them again. I have come under scrutiny for being so positive and happy all the time but to me those who do say these things are ones that are not happy within themselves and unfortunately take it upon themselves to belittle others to build them up.

The Spiritual Twist to Heroism

This is where one says, "I'm not afraid of death because it just takes me into another phase of existence, or "I'm just working out my karma," or "I'm looking at this as an opportunity to grow."
Sometimes this is actually true, meaning the person who says it is fully in touch on an ongoing basis with all the emotions which point in the opposite direction AND chooses to understand them and the lessons they teach. Sometimes, though, people are saying what they think they should believe, rather than allowing themselves to experience what they actually feel.

The Ultimate Source

Ultimately, the urge to be strong is often simply the urge to avoid pain. In my case knowing what I "should" do about the feelings I was stamping down at that time was like knowing you have a throbbing tooth and thinking you should go to the dentist and not doing it = because while you can live with the low-key throbbing you want to avoid the sudden onset of excruciating pain.

Many people, however, are more likely to go to the dentist when necessary than to deal with emotional pain. Dental pain, while unwelcome, is to some degree predictable and of limited duration. Emotional pain has the added and very unwelcome element of the unknown.

For example, once I unraveled my emotions I discovered not only fear that my mother would never come back, that I would die, that I would be unequal to the challenge ahead, but unresolved grief from the past, an assorted batch of angers and grudges - and this is by no means a complete listing...just an insight.

And it was initially painful to go through all of that. It was somewhat humiliating to allow myself to be so vulnerable that the smallests incident could make me tearful. Soon, though, I noticed how clear and light I felt, how in the midst of an emotional waterfall I could start to laugh.

Most important, I noticed how much easier it became for me to express love, and I realized that whatever happened in the course of my mother's illness & death but also with moving to an unknown area I would be able to truly be there for my family and friends when they needed me because I had made a firm commitment to be there for myself. Does that make sense?

What I have tried to do here in this blog post is express to you that in life we have too allow ourselves to feel...but not just feel like touching but "Feel" within ourselves. This truly is the only way of really knowing who YOU are and also understanding emotions throughout times within our lives.

Crystals & Aromatherapy for Feelings

Now I thought I would list a few crystals and Essential Oils to help with any feelings that you may require help with now or in the future.

Working with obsidian may be similar to the experience in the dentist's chair, but like feelings themselves, if you can embrace the insights yielded through working with this stone you will find yourself releasing unimaginable amounts of mental and psychic debris.

Green calcite helps to release the mental and emotional rigidities which can prevent adopting a new perspective on life - and feeling. Its color, that of water, also helps to signify release.

Taking care of your own emotional needs can be effectively accomplished with rose quartz. Hold it when you sleep, carry it with you, place it on the heart when you meditate. This stone is wonderful for releasing emotional pain.

Hematite is especially helpful for those who have shut off feeling because they tend to be emotional sponges, picking up the emotions of those around them. This stone helps to set appropriate boundaries.

Moonstone is an emotional balancer. Whether your emotions have you in their grip or whether you've lost them somewhere along the way, this stone can help to restore you to equilibrium.

Opal is somewhat like obsidian in that it is not one of the kinder, gentler crystals. Also, as with obsidian, if you intend to work with it, it is best to let it do its work without resisting it. It will help emotions and feelings to flow.

Essential oils can enhance the experience of meditation and self-reflection. Useful application methods for emotional purposes include direct inhalation, diffusion using a nebulizer, aromatic bath, and massage using essential oils diluted into a carrier oil or lotion base. Bearing this in mind, below are some essential oils that are traditionally considered helpful for certain emotional issues. Note that the examples below are based on traditional uses and anecdotal information, and not on scientific studies.

~ Bergamot (Citrus aurantium):anger, anxiety, frustration, sadness
~ Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum): apathy, emotional exhaustion, emotional tension
~ Cedarwood, Atlas (Cedrus atlantica): anxiety, anger, fear, worry
~ Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutica): frustration, emotional over-stimulation, stress, moody tendencies, bitterness
~ Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile): anger, grief, irritability, emotional over-stimulation, sadness, stress, worry
~ Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea): fear, sadness, worry
~ Frankincense (Boswellia carteri): emotional exhaustion, grief, stress
~ Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): anger, anxiety, moody tendencies, sadness, stress
~ Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi): anxiety, emotional exhaustion, frustration, sadness
~ Helichrysum (Helichrysum agustifolium): emotional over-stimulation, grief, sadness, stress
~ Jasmine (Jasminum officinale): anxiety, guilt, listlessness, sadness, stress
~ Lavender (Lavendula augustifolia): anxiety, irritability, sadness, stress, worry
~ Lemon (Citrus lemon): anxiety, bitterness, stress
~ Neroli (Citrus aurantium bigaradia): anxiety, emotional over-stimulation, grief, impatience, sadness, stress
~ Peppermint (Mentha piperita): anxiety, sadness, stress
~ Rose (Rosa damascena): anger, bitterness, emotional exhaustion, grief, jealousy, sadness
~ Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): emotional over-stimulation, stress
~ Sandalwood (Santalum album): anxiety, irritability, sadness, stress
~ Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi): anxiety, emotional over-stimulation, stress
~ Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata): anxiety, emotional exhaustion, frustration, guilt, impatience, sadness, stress 

“For each petal on a flower brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ChikkieMoo Designs has it all stitched up!!.......

Hello to you on this very windy, cold & rainy Wednesday afternoon (here in Melbourne anyway).

I have realised this is the first moment today I have sat down to do absolutely nothing! But find myself here blogging to you all :)) Well I thought its time to give you an insight into a fellow business that I have used a number of times for personal but recently business.

You know how I am having a stall at the Fairy Floss Markets in October? Well I asked ChickieMoo Designs to design my business a Bunting and a Market Stall Apron.....After receiving a personal apron for myself when cooking at home, I knew my business would be in great hands!

Well understatement......SENSATIONAL HANDS!!

If you live in Melbourne and are coming to the Fairy Floss Markets you will be able to see these first hand!

Anyways enough about me and Overall Being and more about the amazing warm owner of ChikkieMoo Designs.....Bree!


My Overall Being Market Stall Bunting, I wanted it in circles because to me circles are neverending energy.

My Overall Being Market Apron

Bree's Gorgeous Children.

I asked Bree for some insight into her lifestyle, business and world....Hope you enjoy finding out alittle more about this creative gorgeous lady.

Name and a short bio on yourself:

Bree (aka ChikkieMoo to most, Super Mum to Maddi and Seb, wife to Mike and friend to many) 

I have the most gorgeous family, my hubby Mike and our two little ChikkieMoo's Madelaine and Sebastian.  They are what I live and breathe for.  I love to sew and scrapbook and that is where my business has taken me.  i am a qualified Interior Designer and love all things pretty!
Name of business and short Bio on business:

ChikkieMoo Designs hand creates and makes aprons and buntings and custom designs them to suite your theme or kitchen!  I also create business packs including table runners and beautiful table cloths matched with aprons and buntings for market stall holders.

Later this year i will be launching my website and the Interior Design part of ChikkieMoo Designs.  Specialising in fun, fresh and funky playrooms and bedrooms for little ChikkieMoo's using handmade items.
What made you start your business:

 I started ChikkieMoo Designs in May 2010 after planning my businesses and dreaming about it for months.  I can look after the kids and help at school and still contribute to the family income, so ChikkieMoo Designs works really well for us. My daughter and son were my inspiration.  I love anything handmade and outside of the box.  I wanted to get them away from mainstream and commercialised items.  I also wanted them to see that creating your dream and running your own business is extremely exciting and rewarding.  Plus I just love to sew! 
Your favourite quote and why:

Not really a quote but I love it and live by it!  Carpe Diem - seize the day! 

Finish the following sentences:

* I believe the real rewards in working from home are............. being able to help with the kids whenever they need me
* Some things in life I couldnt do with out are.......... ok so obvious choices are air, loving choices are family and friends and my morning choice is ...... coffee!
* My favourite past times are...................... travelling, scrapbooking, and sewing

* Things that motivate me are.............. my kids, my hubby, my family.  My hubby is my rock, he is my main motivator and biggest fan!  

Major News for ChikkieMoo Designs is Bree will be starting the Interior Design section of ChikkieMoo Designs and will be launching that with her website later in year.So make sure you are a fan of her Facebook fan page to avoid missing out on when that arises.

Not only is Bree the creator & owner of ChikkieMoo Designs but she also is an Event Organiser for Lollipop Markets in Adelaide, so that keeps her busy and surrounded by all things handmade for pregnancy, babies, kids and Mums and dads. So if you are in Adelaide and LOVE all the above, I would skip on over and visit their fan page not too mention go shopping at the Lollipop Markets.

So as you can tell ChikkieMoo Designs has everything stitched up for you personally or business sense when it comes to funky, practical and unique designs.
I,  110% recommend this business. So head over today and let Bree know I sent you.

My Kitchen Apron Bree designed for me using Lotus Flower.

I also really hope everyone who lives in Melbourne will pop by my stall at the Fairy Floss Markets to say Hi :)) But also if you live in Adelaide go by and meet Bree in person at the Lollipop Markets.

So look out for the apron and bunting....then you will know its Me :)

Stay Warm & Safe,