Sunday, 26 January 2014

A Year Later

Woops. Has it really been a year since I last wrote here? Well... I'm back! And I had the best year ever. More on that later!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Goals For 2013

I'm not a big one for new years resolutions. I never stick to them, and people always come up with the same thing (me included). So this year, inspired by the blogosphere, I'm creating a list of things that I want to happen in 2013. Some are things I should be doing and am too lazy too (heh) and others are things I strongly believe will make my life a happy place. Hopefully I will be able to show over the year that I am achieving these goals! If not you lovely people can tell me off ;)

1. Blog more! I've gotten a bit lazy over the ol' blogging recently. It's something I really love doing and now that my shifts in work will give me more time, I will be blogging a hella lot more! I'm aiming to start with at least 3 times a week.

2. Take more time to notice and appreciate the good things.  Too many great moments pass me by. I feel I have concentrated for too long on the things that need improving, and this needs to change.

3. Learn to play the ukulele. Ooooh this is one I'm super excited for! More on this very soon :)

4. Do at least one craft project a week. I miss crafting. Work and winter got the better of me. I will craft my little heart out this year! And share it all with you of course ;) Lots and lots of wedding DIY's need to be done too.

5. Think about how I can use my talents to make a few extra pennies. I'm pretty nifty when it comes to crochet, graphic design and more... I really should put my skills to use. How do you guys do this?

6. Practise Photoshop skills. I used to be awesome, now I'm alright... I will be better! I love Photoshop.

7. Stay organised. I'm talking diaries, wall charts, colour coding, new pens, drawer dividers, time management, blog lists!

8. Get a new job. Long long LONG overdue.

9. Ebay. I have too many things I just don't need or use. Ebaying things will give me more room and funds for pretty new things ;)

10. Take more photographs and learn. I want to be a better photographer, I will be instagram-ing my heart out and spending lots of time with my new love - my Diana F+ CMYK (swooooon).

11. Thrift more. I hope to find every thrift store possible and go to a LOT of car boots and vintage fairs.

12. Be healthy. OK I couldn't help but put this one in. I need to shed a good few pounds and eat healthier. I would really like to start running!

13. GET MARRIED! Holy moley. I suppose this isn't really a goal... but there are a LOT of things to be planned and prepped. I will try not to go wedding crazy on here... but it IS only 214 days away y'all!!!!! So much to do!!!

What are your goals? I have seen some great ones out there this year.


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

...and inside! Holy moley. Our cute little home has no heating and it's much colder this year than last! Fortunately I have many twinkly lights, beautiful blankets and cozy hot water bottles to keep me warm. That's not to say i'm not freezing my tush off though ;)

England's weather is so unpredictable. As I live on a peninsula we pretty much have our own little micro climate - this usually means we don't get snow, but this winter is so consistently cold I really have my fingers crossed for a white Christmas :). Do you live somewhere with really cold winters? Do you have any tips to keep warm indoors?

I went to bed very excited a few days ago, I was certain I would wake up to thick snow. I tidied everywhere up and tucked myself into bed with an extra pair of socks on. I woke up early the next morning to the teeniest sprinkle of snow, but the most beautiful frosted morning I have ever seen. I'm so sad I didn't have the time to take a picture (running late for work eek!). The view outside our window is mostly houses and it just didn't do it justice. Around the corner we have a sweet little golf course and it was breathtaking all white!

I need to take more time out of my life to capture great photographs. This is going to be top of my 2013 list I reckon.


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Absolute Best Dress Ever!

Oh my gosh. Would you look at this dress?! I bought it in the ModCloth autumn sale a few weeks ago. It was the first thing I had bought from them and I was SO excited. I have a wishlist with about 300 things on (yeah I can dream) but as I live in England I was a little worried about postage etc. Plus a lot of the things I like are a weeee bit pricey... But! Here is my beautiful Emily & Fin dress and I love love love it! It has pockets! Is there anything better than a dress with pockets?! It came in the loveliest packaging too. It is such beautiful material and the perfect fit. I love everything about it. Unfortunately it sold out so I can't link you to it, however this dress by E&F is the same shape/style and also super cute!

Did you get anything in the sale? Do you have a perfect dress?

Ooh, and if you haven't already - check out the After Glow app! Really great lomography image styles.


Monday, 19 November 2012

Polka Dots

I've been wondering for a while what I could do to spruce up our little bedroom. There is no space to add any furniture, and not really any room to put anything pretty on the dressing table! We need to repaint the room white, as it is currently a shade of nasty cream. Unfortunately the lady who leased the place before us smoked a lot. Thankfully the smell went quite quickly! With no room to add anything further, I've been trying to think of something a little special to do - and I think this is it! I love polka dots. Don't they just instantly make you happy? Simple and beautiful. With a little more art on the opposite wall, a new lightshade (I have a great DIY coming up for this!) and a wee bit of spray paint... We will have a lovely, cozy bedroom :)

Do you have any decorating tips for small spaces? 


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Swallows & Mustard

Cardigan: H&M / Dress: H&M / Boots: New Look / Tights: H&M / Bag: Accessorize / Belt: New Look /

I switched mirrors this time so you could see my cute boots! It's dark in the mornings here now so I had the big lamp on. It is SO much harder to drag myself out of bed when it's dark. Even if it's the exact same time as usual - my head just tells me it's wrong to get up in the dark ha. I got this dress in the sale for £7.99!! I adore it. I've been looking for the perfect bird print dress for a long time, and this was just perfect. The swallows are almost tattoo like, and the shirt style is so flattering! My favorite dress right now for sure :)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Red Cups & A&E

Something awesome? Having our first red cups on my birthday :) And if that wasn't great enough, they were buy one get one free! So of course we had to get venti's. I had a gingerbread late which was DELISH but definitely not as gingerbready as I was expecting. Liam had a toffee nut latte - and they mixed our names up as you could probably have guessed ha. We grabbed them quick on the way to my Dad's for birthday raclette & wine. I'm a pretty big food fan, I'll eat almost anything - but if it involves cheese I'm totally in 100% ;)

This little cutie is my fiance Liam. Although this picture was from early summer, I think it will always be one of my favorites. One of those happy candid moments :)

I had a pretty poopy phone call in the early hours this morning. Liam called saying he had gotten really ill in work and they had to call an ambulance to take him to A&E. He had been in the hospital all night hooked up to a drip, but was feeling a little better now and expected to be discharged soon. Why he refused to call me earlier I do not know! They couldn't find anything wrong so put it down to exhaustion from work. That's kinda what happens when you work 16 hour night shifts and frequently forget to eat and drink! I'm hoping that with some good sleep, food and water he should be back to normal soon.

I took this picture the week we got together, seven and a half years ago.