Toast and art fix most things

There’s something so wonderfully comforting about buttery toast … it’s the meal I’ll turn to most often whenever I feel a little poorly. Toast served in such a way is simple and reassuring … similar to the way the sun feels when warming bare feet, or the sense of safety that comes from being drawn into an enveloping hug.

In those times when a little extra reassurance is needed, there’s always delight to be found in the beauty of art. One of my favourite artists is Kurt Halsey – his work always brings a smile to my face. His art is delicate, dream-like and full of wonder.

Do you like toast and art too? If so, perhaps you’d like a chance to win this adorable ‘Toast Felty’ by Button Arcade and this mini-collection of Kurt Halsey art which includes a blank card and two gorgeous blank postcards.

Simply click the linky below and share something that comforts you and you’ll be in the draw (don’t forget your email address, so I can contact you if you win).

The giveaway will close Wednesday 27 October at midnight (AEST), and the winner will be chosen at random. I’m happy to post worldwide.

(PS. The winner of last week’s giveaway was 17 – Congratulations, I’ll be in touch).


  1. jan

    I had to make a special trip to the grocery because I ran out of peanut butter to put on my morning toast. While I was there i got a two for the price of one on my favorite strawberry jelly. (not jam, preserves, etc.)

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – Eep! Running out of peanut butter is an awful thing to discover … and what a bonus in finding a discount on your favourite (chunky fruit free) strawberry jelly! 😀

  2. Andrea

    I think it’s funny that you mentioned toast today. I’ve been feeling super rundown today and kind of like I might be coming down with something. When I got home from work tonight, I didn’t even really have the energy to do what I needed to get done. So what did I do? I made toast and chamomile tea. It’s kind of my “go-to” meal when I’m under the weather.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Andrea – I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling a bit run down of late as well … there seem to be a few things going around at the moment and keeping people feeling a bit blah. I hope the toast and chamomile tea worked wonders for you.
      Take extra special care of yourself, and I hope you feel back to your lovely self very soon! 🙂

  3. peach nia

    Such an adorable giveaway 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Peach Nia – Thanks, I’m glad you like the giveaway … it’s a lovely selection of goodies (Kurt’s art is wonderful).

  4. Heidi K.

    Something that comforts me is chai tea. On a cold winter day, there’s nothing better than sipping on something hot and soothing. It’s sweet and delicious! My secret is that I add a shot of espresso to my vanilla chai to give it just the right amount of kick.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Heidi – I’m with you there on the comfort of chai tea … and with your special ingredient of a shot of espresso … that would be even better! 🙂

      1. Heidi K.

        It’s really good. You should try it! I would recommend the vanilla chai over the traditional though, because adding espresso to the traditional spiced chai sort of just tastes like spicy pumpkin pie. Which, for me at least, isn’t a good thing. 🙂

        1. tracey (Post author)

          Hi Heidi – Based on your recommendation, I’ll definitely be trying a variation on the vanilla chai … I’m all for more coffee! 🙂

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