Adventures of Alex O & Co

Adventures of Alex O & Co
You only live beautifully!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


 Change comes from thinking thoughts you've never thought before.
Showing up to meet them down streets you've never walked before.

2014 is here and I feel for my family it is going to be a year of change.
The changes that will be coming about are across the board in our lives
and I although I am excited about change I am also a little scared.
I think we often look at change as a bad thing, 
when more often than not change is a good thing.

I read the other day :

Making a big life change is pretty scary.
But you know whats even scarier ?

 For the past few years I have a motto or a saying that I think will help me 
stay positive through the year.

Last year it was:

"Don't look back your not going that way"

I loved this motto as it was so true for last year and building
up my craft business and not returning to a career I had, had most of my life.

The year before it was:

"You only live once, live beautifully"

As I looked for a new motto this year among hundreds of change sayings.
This lovely simple one struck my heart as the right one for me.

Make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change

It sounds simple but for Mr O and I change is big as we are not real risk takers so
 taking a chance on something new can be scary.

We came home from holiday a few days ago and the first change occurred.
A very exciting change.
Mr O started to demolish our bathroom.
We only have one bathroom so this change I am sure will have its ups and downs.
But the builders, the plumbers the tilers are all booked.
So hopefully weeks from now my bathroom has moved on from what it looks like right now
and changed into an amazing new space.

 Do you have a motto or a saying that suits your life right now ?
I would love it if you would share it with me.


  1. Hi Alex, mine's about change too - I have some changes coming up later in the year and so my saying goes like this ... "Learn to enjoy where you are while you are waiting to get to where you want to be." I'm choosing to learn to wait with joy, rather than pushing for a change that's not ready to happen and then living with frustration! All the best to you with the changes in your year - happy bathroom renovating! (Sorry about the Room 10 thing - this is my school google account! I'm Jocelyn - I did a pixie workshop with you in October 2013 :)

    1. Hi Jocelyn, Nice to hear from you. I like your motto, it is so true. All the best with your changes. Have a great year. Alex O

  2. Hi there, just found your blog, love your work, just wondering where you had your little black labels made on your bags? Need to get some made fr my wee business.

    1. Hi Kerrie
      I get my labels from Fancy Weaver.
      Here is the link:
      All the best
      Alex O