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:: Listen – I Love This!

  Just a quick pop-in… I’ve been tooling around on YouTube, trying to distract myself from the news-at-hand. I love this band and I really love this track. I thought you might love it too! x Pip  

:: Win An Advance Copy Of ‘Craft For The Soul’

  Hi gang! Are you well? I am well. I’ve been doing some early morning crochet/coffee drinking/Brothers & Sisters watching. It’s a good way to start the day, a bit like getting in some ‘day off’ before the work day starts, if that makes any sense! I wanted to let you know that my next round of eCourses has been released.  You can see them here and you can read some testimonials from my students here. These courses are one of my very favourite things that I get to do. There is almost nothing I like better than helping people

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:: Win A My Abuelo’s Mexican Feast Prize Pack

  Some people know how to make really beautiful books and Daniella Germain is one of those kinds of people. You might remember that she wrote a book called My Abuela’s Mexican Feast a couple of years ago? Well this book is the follow-up. Her first book (a tribute to her grandmother) was super great, so I was excited to get my hands on this new release (in honour of her grandfather). Of course, because DG is the goods, it’s equally wonderful. I’m excited about cooking some things from it. I’m also excited that Menudo is a kind of spicy tripe soup because…

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:: Gilmorealong : Season 1 Episode 02

Following on from last week’s Pilot Episode Gilmorealong, here’s a little breakdown of Episode 2!  Tell me if you watch! Tag any related images on Instagram with #gilmorealong so we can see!   The Lorelai’s First Day At Chilton After you watch: Things I noted/liked Lorelai and Rory are still so grumpy with each other. I like it better when they are NICE to each other! (Once Rory finishes her first day at Chilton things warm up. Phew). Lane doesn’t wave to Lorelai and Rory when they drive past Stars Hollow High. I think she WOULD have. Paris makes her

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 03

Do you know how great #52hellos is turning out to be? I’m not talking JUST about all the great letters I’m getting, but also about the letters I get to send. This week I sent something to my sister. A little package of good things and a long, messy letter. It was five pages long. As I was writing it, I realised that I probably had not written her a PROPER letter since we were kids. Maybe not even then. It struck me that writing a letter is so very different to having a chat on the phone or writing

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:: A Year Of Australian Writing: Helen Garner & Brooke Davis & Liane Moriarty

So this is a little update on how I’m going with A Year Of Australian Writing (#ayearofaustralianwriting). I’m reading some quite varied books… Hard copy: I’ve just finished Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner. (I’ve read pretty much all Helen’s books now, I think!) This book is so compelling and awful. I am really glad I read it. It’s hard to believe it could even be true, but alas it is true. I love the way Helen writes, detailing the story and her own struggle with making sense of our justice system and our obligations to each other as human

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:: Gilmorealong : Season One Pilot

I can’t help it. Something in me is so addicted to Gilmore girls. I know it’s not perfect. I know there are flaws, but there’s also an innocence, a cheekiness, a cheerfulness which suits my temperament down to the ground. If you’ve been following my late-blooming obsession with this show, you won’t be surprised that I’m re-watching a 3rd time. I’m also documenting my third watch. I’m talking spreadsheets people, spreadsheets! I thought we could do  a fun thing and watch an episode each week together. And I’m going to do a little rundown of some of the fun details

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 02

  Aw GUYS! You are totally getting excited about #52hellos ! I am so glad! Imagine if nobody sent me a letter. I would have looked like such a goose. Probably I would have asked my friends to write to me, but luckily there was no need because YOU ARE WRITING TO ME! Gosh. It’s the new way to comment, don’t you know? Just send a letter! Of course, 52 Hellos is not just about ME getting letters. It’s a pledge to try to send 52 letters (hellos!) over a set period of time. For me, it’s 52 letters/hellos in

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:: I Got An Advance Copy Of My New Book!

  Woah. It’s here! You know, it took a long time for me to make my new book, Craft For The Soul, I was pretty tired after doing 4 books in a really short space of time, I switched publishers and I also thought people needed a rest from Stuff By Pip, so I made sure to stretch out the writing process (and was further stretched by a revised publishing schedule!) and to let things take their time. It took so long from conception to publication in fact, that I forgot I was making a book. I know that might

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:: Things To Learn With Me

Just a mini update to let you know the eCourses that I’m running over January/February! Blog With Pip Learn to blog better or launch a blog from scratch! Perfect for newbies or for people who want to give their blog a bit of a Spring clean. More details and course description here. Inspiration Information for Bloggers A kick in the pants, inspiration-wise, for your blog. More details and course description here. Blog With Pip 2.0 If you’ve already completed Blog With Pip, this all new course is the follow up to finessing your blog. More details and course description here. Inspiration

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 01

  Hello pals! It’s time for #52hellos! And this is the very first week of letters! So cool. (If you’re not sure what #52hellos is head here for details). This week I’m featuring two hellos. The first one (above) is from Dot. Dot wrote her letter from Canberra after living in Perth for a while. I won’t show you all of the letter (because some things are just between letter writers and letter receivers, you know?) but I wanted to share Dot’s ideas for a happy 2015. She wrote a bit about the importance of not relying on other people

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:: I Love Liberty!

Amazing handmade Terry De Havilland vs Liberty wedge: here     Hello! What have you been doing, peaches? I have been trying to not work (it’s very hard for me) and doing quiet things. It’s so hot here at the moment. I know it’s only been two days of heat, but I am waiting for the change. I want to be able to get out and about without feeling exhausted and boiling. Do you know what I mean? I stumbled across a great show (which I’ve been streaming online). It’s called Liberty Of London and I’ve just watched Season 2 (only

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:: Even MORE Reasons To Love Taylor Swift

main image stolen from Taylor Swift Man. She’s such a great example of adorable, dorky gratitude. YES she has a gazillion dollars, but she doesn’t have to do this stuff. It’s so nice to see people doing good stuff for other people (while they are also working REALLY HARD!) If I’m ever feeling a bit down I go look at Ms Swift’s Instagram because it’s SO CUTE and full of happiness. Like really, we need more people to just sprinkle their sparkly selves about the place. There are other videos of Taylor doing ace stuff on her YouTube, in case

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:: Finished, Unfinished, Ace

  From top: The Year of Magical Thinking* – finished Age Before Beauty blanket by me – unfinished (more on that later!) Hemsley & Hemsley cookbook – The Art of Eating Well*  – ace – Friends, Food, Family* – ace Double page recipe spread from Hemsley & Hemsley – ace Risotto recipe from Friends, Food, Family – ace Letters for #52hellos – ace (please send me a letter! please?!) Myself pennant from Adam J Kurtz – ace Pizza and champagne – unfinished Op shop hankies in pretty florals – ace Surprise catch up with my friends Poppy, Zali, Hailey and Andrew – ace

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