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The “Y” print a new piece in the Yamba Scandi Collection



The other week I was asked, “What’s your why?”


I’ve always wanted to create a letter print, but it needed to have meaning behind it.

So here it is…

The “Y” print.

It’s a series of four prints and you can download one for free too.

…Kinda like a reminder to ask yourself… why?

(And it’s also very Scandinavian inspired)


My “Y” is…


Family and friends.


Being happy and making others happy.


Being the best mum and wife I can be.


Creating stuff.


Doing what I love.


Making a house a home.


Slowing down to enjoy the little things.


Telling stories, (even if my grammar is sometimes terrible).


Believing in myself and dreaming bigger.




You. (yes, you reading this, you inspire me to keep creating and telling stories, thank you so much)

Just this morning I received a beautiful email from one of my lovely readers, saying how my stories remind her of her own memories and she wished me a lovely weekend….just made my day even better, thank you. x)



Here’s another story for my “Y”…


Yesterday, as I was travelling back into Yamba,

past sugarcane fields,

and sparkling waterways.


Driving home.


I found myself, with tears rolling down my cheeks.


You see,


my folks come to visit for the first time since we moved here,

and we are all so excited to see them.


I can’t wait to hug them tight,

and show them where we live and who we’ve met.

And the home we are making.

To eat and drink with them.

Listen to stories and to stop and enjoy every minute.

(I know we are so lucky and I am so grateful).

That hug we get will not only be from them, but all the people that have touched their lives and are now part of ours. {Especially one of my favourites Tom, whose birthday is coming up soon.}


Right about now,

they will be driving through the cane,

past those waterways,

perhaps seeing a lone fisherman dropping in a line,

and they’ll be coming to our house.

In Yamba.


My “Y” today…

is the day my folks came to town.

(because they are the reason behind our family and friends)



Oh, and also “Y” didn’t I vacuum last night? lol!






I want to say thank you for following my story and sending me beautiful emails and leaving lovely comments, (they make my day).


You can click on the pic above to download your FREE “Y” printable.

Then print out and frame them for your home…

Or purchase The Y print from my shop here

so you can remember your “Y” too.


Oh, and if I didn’t mention it before.


Welcome to our family. x


So what’s your “Y”?


Have a wonderful weekend guys.




Live with Love,



Linking up with With Some Grace, Maxabella Loves, The Ultimate Rabbit Hole.

PS: Our house update, I’ve got no pics today, promise I’ll be back next week with a new update, I’ve got to get the champagne on ice. x



20 responses to “The “Y” print a new piece in the Yamba Scandi Collection”

  1. Renee says:

    Ohhh what a beautiful story! i wish it was me driving by those beautiful sugar canes… or maybe flying over them… he hehe…
    cant wait to come visit the Yamba family!

  2. Love it! It’s all about whY at the moment.
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Lovely lady, it really is all about the whY? in everything we do (I love how you made the “Y” a capital, so clever!). Hope you had a fab weekend x

  3. Chris says:

    Tonight for me Y is for Yamba remembering special friends visiting family in their new environs, telling stories, remembering, creating new memories and having a great time together!! Cheers lots of love xo

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Chris, we had the most fabulous weekend, sharing stories and taking walks around Yamba and just being together, was a weekend to remember, I hope you had a great one too! x

  4. Bonnie says:

    My Y is the way my friends’ stories make me smile, and how the words can make me feel like I am there – along for thd ride 🙂 x x x. Enjoy the reunion – Yamba sounds like a place to come visit.

    • Sarah says:

      Oh thank you Bon, that is just awesome, I love how you feel like you are here with us, come ride with us anytime lovely lady xxx
      PS drop by sometime x

  5. I love your stories and your why! I think mine is making other people happy – nothing makes me more excited than seeing a smile on someone’s face and knowing I put it there! Talking of smiles on faces, I always have one when I visit here, I just love your stories and your clever creations. Enjoy the special family time… PS Where’s my house update?!
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    • Sarah says:

      Too true, making people happy, by your actions is food for the soul.
      You do that Sammie….you just put on one mine, thanks lovely lady xx
      I promise to share next week, I ran out of time this week, I published this post and the folks walked in the door and just stopped to enjoy every moment.

  6. Tegan says:

    These are gorgeous printables! Thanks!
    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

    Btw I’ve made an anonymous survey that I would love for you to have a look at! It aims to gather data on rates for sponsored posts, so that new bloggers can be better informed. 🙂
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  7. I hope you had the most incredible weekend showing your family around your new town chick xx

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Son, it was just the perfect weekend.
      Walks and sunshine and dreams and hugs. Meeting new and old friends and showing them this lovely town and the new life we are building because of their love. I hope you had a fab weekend too. x

  8. KariAnne says:


    My Y is reading blogs like yours.

    Sunshiny fall days.

    A good cup of coffee and friends!

    Happy day to you!
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  9. Maxabella says:

    Your beautiful, beautiful Ys – both from the heart and designed. My ‘Y’ changes daily, just like yours, but the constant Y in my life has always been to find out what happens next. x
    Maxabella recently posted…Weekend Rewind | New beginningsMy Profile

    • Sarah says:

      You are just too gorgeous for words, I just love your “Y”… to find out what happens next, such an exciting adventure this life isn’t it? The good (so exciting) and the bad (only makes you stronger). Always lovely to see you over here in my little space. x

  10. I’m going to print a set of these for my desk and ask myself “why not?” I’ve been a bit paralysed with doubt of late, so I need to ask myself “why not?!” Thanks for a gorgeous post xx

    • Sarah says:

      I’m so happy to read this comment and I truly hope it inspires you to dream bigger and ask yourself… why not? Never doubt yourself…nothing is impossible if you really want it. x

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