Taking Stock #2 : Admiring, Bookmarking, Noticing, Hoping, Wishing

Phewph! What a busy, busy week it has been! I like to slow my thoughts down every now and then so I figured now was the perfect opportunity to do another Taking Stock post! Like the last time I did this, I’ve picked five prompts and taken photos to go along with them.

Admiring: my own wrapping skills. Get a load of me.

Bookmarking: Emily Diana Ruth’s blog. She’s also a YouTuber – very creative and inspiring.

Noticing: how beautiful my cacti and succulents are. This is the time of year that a lot of them seem to look different every time I go check on them.

Hoping: people like the new look of the blog. I’m loving it, myself!

Wishing: everybody a safe and happy Christmas!

How has your weekend been? Filled with awesomeness, I hope! Are you getting ready for Christmas?


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. Irene

    I love your gift wrapping and your blog design looks great!


  2. Rebecca Johnstone

    A nice way to do it. Love your images!


  3. birdandfox

    Thanks so much Irene! I love love love gift wrapping! I'm so glad you like the new look – I'm really happy with it too 🙂 Thanks for the comment x


  4. birdandfox

    Cheers, Rebecca – I have so much fun taking photos for these Taking Stock posts. Thanks for the comment! x


  5. Lila Wolff

    I love the look, so pretty! As is your wrapping and succulents.


  6. birdandfox

    Oh thank you, Lila! That's so sweet of you 🙂 I'm glad you like the new theme! Thanks for the comment, lovely x


  7. Pia

    Great new look! Very clean and pretty. Succulents look gorgeous – who knew they'd change so much? Have a wonderful Christmas x


  8. Clare Davis Etheridge

    Great new look, you have inspired me to do some work on mine now! Something I keep thinking about but never getting to it.
    I like the photo 'taking stock' too.


  9. birdandfox

    Awesome, I'm glad you like it, thanks Pia!

    That's what I keep thinking as well – I wish I'd taken more photos of them as they'd grown so I could look back and see how much they've changed. They are my babies lol.

    I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas too! x


  10. birdandfox

    Yay, thanks Clare! Glad to hear you like it. I had been thinking of changing my theme for a while and was *going* to wait until New Years but got impatient 😛

    Thanks, it helps me to take more photos and I like thinking of the best ones I can take that really capture what the prompt is about – it can be challenging sometimes, which is half the fun!

    Merry Christmas! x


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