On the move: A new home for Alexie RicRac

My dream for Alexie RicRac has always been to write about living life as someone who pursues the simplicity and the style of bygone eras, as well as incorporating my values of sustainable living. You may have noticed I haven’t really written much about ‘sustainable living’ but for the most part my posts definitely have an undertone of leading a sustainable life. When I started this little blog at the end of 2014, the plan to turn it into a website was always on the cards. As Alexie RicRac readies itself for the next phase of its journey, it is time to make the move to a self-hosted site.


I’m still updating my Bloglovin’ links – I need to write a post from my new address before it will recognise it is a blog, so please make sure you update your bookmarks with the new address – www.alexiericrac.com.au.

I can’t wait to share the next part of my journey with you, and hope you continue to enjoy being a part of the ride.

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Slow down, you move too fast…

If you’re a music fan, you’ll recognise the title of today’s post as the opening line of Simon and Garfunkel’s The 59th Street Bridge Song. Really though, time is going way too fast, and it doesn’t seem to matter how organised I am, there are simply not enough hours in the day. Age old cry, I know, but right now I really could do with just one 168 hour days (not a random number, that’s actually how many hours there are in a week). Before I know it, it’s Monday again. Continue reading

Australia Day Long Weekend

It’s a long weekend here in Australia as we recognise the settlement of white man back in 1788. For some it is a day of celebration, and for our native people it is a day of mixed emotions, with a great deal of Aborigines using the day to voice their sadness and disappointment at the failure to recognise Aboriginal people as the first settlers of Australia. Continue reading

Settling in to my new skin

Well, it’s not really my skin so much as the blog’s, but finally I have found a theme that I’m comfortable with. Although I’m only new to blogging, I hadn’t found a WordPress theme I was totally comfortable with. Despite being a vintage blogger I wanted something sleek and easy to navigate, something that was elegant and displayed images eloquently.  Continue reading

Planning: Putting off until tomorrow and how to get back on top of it

It would seem that, despite all my best efforts, I didn’t get my blog planner printed until last night! The result? It’s now Wednesday and I’m only just getting to start the planning now. I’ve let myself down by not prioritising this task. Sure, I love that I have a super clean and neat flat now, and that my outfit for The Mister’s step-sister’s wedding in 12 days is complete, but I’ve left something important fall behind. Continue reading

That moment of clarity before the New Year strikes

Impromptu last day of the year entry.

A few weeks months ago, I decided that I wanted to really make a concerted effort when it came to blogging. Sure, I’m not the only one who’s had this epiphany, but I realised that I do want to tell my story and to hopefully have others share in my journey. I enjoy writing, so why the heck not?

I’ve been pinning things left, right and centre (outside of my desire to lead a vintage life, I also make children’s invitations and stationery and all my Pinterest activity happens on my biz profile) about how to improve my blogs from organisational tips to photo tips to general motivational quotes. I’ve been reading other blogs about improving my blog Continue reading

The dreaded first post…or something new and exciting?

I guess it’s only dreaded because you want something catchy and meaningful, hoping your musings will be read far and wide, but in actual fact, it’s the start of something new and exciting.

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A few weeks ago, the Mister and I decided we’d start up a bit of a hobby business buying, restoring where needed, then on-selling vintage goods. I also saw it as an opportunity to let my true self exist and connect with other like-minded individuals, and so Alexie RicRac was born (although a pseudonym, it is also an anagram of sorts our first and last names…points if you can figure it out!). Continue reading