Nice Things : September 2015

where to buy Keppra online Well August was brief, wasn’t it? Where the hell did it go? Just vanished! Rude. I was super busy this past month with uni stuff and had very little time for nice bloggy and Etsy things. I feel like I’ve been running on a treadmill nonstop for four weeks and now things are starting to show signs of maybe slowing down…possibly…and I almost don’t know what to do with myself. It’s quite unnerving, this not urgently having to do something all of the time. But, I am happy to report that once my brain got into gear, I realised it would be an excellent time to compile a list of Nice Things for the beginning of September. Let’s go!

  • Feeling peckish? I am! Grumble grumble says my tummy. Why not try Pip’s tangy chewy lemon squares!
  • The Raw Revivals Etsy shop is one I just discovered last week and is already one of my all-time faves. So many second-hand and vintage goodies!
  • Do you like podcasts? I have to admit, I only listen to one (Australian Writer’s Centre “So You Want To Be a Writer”), but this list has some goodies! I really love the idea of Gilmore Guys and No Such Thing As a Fish, which I’ve heard good things about. Thanks Carly! What podcasts do you listen to?
  • Who knew protractors could be so delightfully artful? Spanish photographer Chema Madoz, that’s who.
  • Emma Block is one of my favourite illustrators/designers. I own about four or five of her gorgeous prints from Etsy. So I really enjoyed reading this interview with Emma and hearing about her typical day and where she gets her inspiration from. It’s always so nice to hear those things, don’t you think?
  • Keeping with the creative theme but taking a very different turn, a group of people in London are running a social photography project. Cafe Art give disposable cameras to homeless people of London and get them to capture the city from their perspective. The photos that come out of it are so unique and beautiful. Check them out, and the Kickstarter video, here. You can even support their project, if you like.
  • Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by social media? I do. It’s not very nice, to be honest. I think Anna has some very good tips. A lot of them seem so simple that they make you wonder why we don’t employ them already! #becausewereaddictedyo
  • Oh, and if you want a cheery desktop background check out Oana Befort’s beeeyoootiful FREE design for September.

visite site What is a nice thing you have noticed this month so far? Is there something you are particularly excited for in September? I’d love to hear!


Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.


  1. Isabel

    kaletra no brazil Yay for September Nice Things list! I totally made Pip’s tangy chewy lemon squares last week and it was DELICIOUS! And I already downloaded Oana’s latest desktop calendar because I am a fiend for her work. Every month I’m like ‘Is it out yet? Is the calendar ready yet?’ and I get very excited when it is. I have you to thank for that! Love the article on managing social media. It’s quite handy being in China for that reason…I can only log into Facebook and Twitter by using a VPN and then, when I finally get on, I can use it for about 5 minutes and then no more. So it certainly stops me from dipping in at all hours of the day. I’m pumped for September…mostly excited about going back to uni tomorrow, and the onset of autumn. xx


    1. birdandfox

      Haha I’m the same with Oana’s backgrounds – so impatient!

      Excellent to hear the lemon squares are delicious. They certainly looked it and easy too! I’m going to try and bake them soon.

      That definitely sounds like an upside of the internet situation in China. I think I need to manage my time better and take a break every now and then. It can get a bit much, hey?

      Ooh have fun at uni! Thanks so much for commenting, Isabel – it makes me so happy 😀


  2. Carolyn

    I’ve made the tangy lemon squares too! I wrote about them in my Four+One=Life post. I love the idea of the Cafe Art project so will check this out. I’m looking forward to the school holidays starting. I know there’s still going to be lots of at home work for my girl but at least it’s a break from the school routine. Off to read the Emma Block interview now!


    1. birdandfox

      Oh I’ll have to check out your post, Carolyn.

      Yeah, homework can be a bit tough like that, can’t it? But hopefully it won’t take too much time out of the holidays for her.

      I hope you can enjoy the holidays too! Thanks so much for commenting 😀


  3. Anna : Colour me Anna

    Thank you for sharing my post 🙂 And here is hoping September is nice and slow x


    1. birdandfox

      No problem at all! Thanks for putting together such great tips.

      Haha I hope so too, Anna! Thanks for dropping past.


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