Hello

Welcome to Talking Trash & Wasting Time, a place for you to be creative, express yourself, find your next D.I.Y and maybe even try new projects you would not have thought of yourself.

I am proud to have created some tutorials since 2012 which surprisingly became semi viral and influenced a lot of people to recreate their own version via their blog or Youtube.

Below are a few of these posts, so if you have not seen some of them yet, then please check them out.


Minnie Mouse make-up tutorial Hamburger cupcakes mini felt love notebook
Minnie Mouse make-up  Hamburger cupcakes  Felt notebook D.I.Y
This tutorial seen my then 13 year olds image stolen for a dating app vine ad, ahh the joys of the internet haha but still a great tut. I still crave these every time I see the picture. Perfect for a retro diner party, school birthday cakes or just because they are cool. express your love or hate (who am I to judge) for someone with this easy to make gift. Great for Valentines day, your best friend, well anyone really!
Comic Book nail tutorial Ice-cream cone cupcakes tutorial Nappy Card free template
Comic Book nail tutorial Ice-cream cupcakes tutorial Nappy Card free template
Be your own female superhero with this easy comic book nailart D.I.Y. A fun addition to your nails. cupcakes + lollies + ice-cream cones equals happy kids and awesome mum status. Basic D.I.Y for everyone. printable nappy card or invitation template to welcome all the new babies into this world.
Designer Galaxy tights Tutorial talking trash and wasting time blog One Direction Teen bedroom obsession
Designer Galaxy tights Tutorial One Direction Teen bedroom obsession
Who knew at the time spray paint and shiny leggings could recreate this designer galaxy trend so well.  This post still haunts my daughter, she sees it at least weekly on Tumblr, Facebook and Pinterest haha

Who am I you may ask? well I will try to keep this short


My name is Brooke & I live in the suburbs in Sydney Australia.

I am a mother of a teen princess, literally she thinks shes a princess and a pre-teen who is the complete opposite, so you can imagine the fun times in my house. My husband and I are childhood sweethearts as everyone likes to remind me, um do I need to be reminded I have been with this man forever and getting old? haha Seriously I am a lucky lady but we won't let him know that, so shhhh :D



My background is in retail and design. I studied fashion many moons ago after I left school but never pursued it as I got stuck in the exciting life of retail management, got married, had children etc etc normal story

After my youngest daughter was born I decided to take some time off work and look after my family. Eventually this lead to me starting a successful alternative jewellery design business with my sister and basically working my butt off and not sleeping ever! 

From an early age my Grandmother and Father encouraged me to create things from nothing. My Nan taught me to sew and also how to cook her amazing vanilla sponge cake. My Dad is a talented artist and his art room growing up always fascinated me. He would sit with my siblings and I for hours teaching us how to draw or airbrush (which I could never succeed at) My love of art, craft and design stems from these two amazing people they have a huge influence on the way I see the world. I have tried to pass this on to my own children and hope to influence you in the same way.

Brooke x

Stuff I maybe like too much
Music | tattoos | spray paint | hoarding fabric | skulls weird things | pizza | fashion | pin-up girls | high heel shoes | music | dancing while cleaning sewing | my friends | things that make be laugh | beards | donuts | puppies | tiki's | glasses | cakes.... eating them mostly | the beach | DOOL's photography | handsome yet cute guys.. ok I married but we can look | make-uppotato chips... okay this is a serious addiction, I need to stop this one!


Things I dislike

cleaning rude people | tomato sauce | wine | getting dressed | not having enough time to conquer the world


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