Why Don’t You…?

Buy yourself diamonds? A teeny pair of studs? A decadent tennis bracelet? A rough cut stone set in platinum? Propose to yourself?

Keep delicious hand cream in your bathroom? Moisturise every time you wash your hands?

Make yourself an extraodinary sandwich? With turkey? Cheese? Avocado? Pickles? Anything your heart desires?

Keep a fish tank? Like when you were a little kid?

Complete the Sunday paper crossword? 

Wear a giant sun hat with a sweeping brim? Every single time you go out doors?

Share a shower with your lover? Have a chat while you wash your hair?

Apply your lipstick with an old fashioned lip brush? For fun?

Buy the most beautiful cupcake in the world? Peel back the wrapper and take a giant bite in the street?

Write your friend a postcard? Pop it under the wind screen wiper of their car so they’ll be delighted after work?

Eat your breakfast in bed? Make yourself a delightful plate of jam on toast and snuggle under the blankets to enjoy?

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Sarah 5 years ago

    My favourite Smaggle segment!

    Must save up to buy myself a lovely diamond… or a pearl ring.

    Cupcake and postcards – yes!

    And I love the crossword in the Weekend Australian. Breakfast and crosswords are my things on a Saturday or Sunday morning. I should come to Melbourne and abduct you for a morning of food and braininess one weekend!

  2. Emma 5 years ago

     Soo many delightful things.


  3. Hopeinhighheels 5 years ago

    I do some of those sometimes (there’s cupcakes on every corner in NYC, and lazy lattes in bed on Saturday mornings are a favourite) and none of them often enough… especially the diamonds!

  4. Magatha May 5 years ago

    toast in bed is one of my favourite things in the world

  5. Loni Huston-Eizenga 5 years ago


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