Why Don’t You…?

Have a Mouse Salad for dinner? Fill your plate with tiny bite sized morsels? Delicate carrot sticks? A small handful of natural almonds? A boiled egg?

Drive to another town this weekend? Have lunch? Visit a gallery?

Wear lipstick today? Re-apply religiously every hour?

Lie upside on your couch with your legs in the air? Watch the television from a topsy-turvy angle like when you were a kid?

Drink a beverage with a straw?

Exfoliate your body from head to toe? Slather yourself in refreshing tea tree body lotion? Hop into bed naked for a tingly nights sleep?

Why don’t you leave a loved book on a park bench? With a note explaining that you wish it to be passed on and on?

Play a grown-up sport for your weekly exercise? Golf? Tennis? Dress in natty little tennis whites or white golfing knickerbockers.

Grab some chalk and a friend and spend an afternoon making art on the street?

Buy a work mate their favorite coffee? And a cookie? Just because?

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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. Kate @ Our Little Sins 4 years ago

    I want to do all of these. Such a lovely way to end the week. I so love the way you think.

  2. sar 4 years ago

    aside from the lying upside down on the couch one (would probably make me want to spew) and the driving to the next town one (it’s tennant creek…5 hrs away) i like them all.

  3. Misia 4 years ago

    The idea of leaving a favourite book sounds the best but making art on the street is also pretty tempting ^^ hm… who knows, maybe I’ll try it someday 🙂 Where do you usually draw your inspiration from to write all these ‘why don’t you’ ? 🙂

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      Smaggle 4 years ago

      It’s usually based on stuff I’ve actually done in the last week. 🙂

  4. The book idea actually reminds me of this idea I had when I was 15. I decided to write famous poems and quotes and print them, and then leave them around my city. I never did actually do it. But maybe this is a sign that now is the time!

    Love these kind of posts 🙂 They always inspire me! <3

  5. Susan Brown 3 years ago

    Love your brain waves..

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