Friday, June 17, 2011


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Lately I've been feeling really quite down about life. I'm not having fun anymore, I have no time to do anything but work, my house is always a mess and I feel stressed all the time. Do you ever feel like this? I find it so easy sometimes to get really negative about life and be one of those annoying "glass half empty" people. I think these next "Lately's" need to be positive!

Lately I've been getting a bit excited for my husband who is about to complete his first semester of study at university! We made the difficult decision late last year that he would go back to uni, knowing that life would be a bit tight (ie money, haha) until he finishes. He's through one semester! Woohoo!

Lately I've been making plans for a little holiday we're going on in two weeks time (to celebrate the end of my husband's first semester - and no I don't think we're going to do this every semester). We're heading to the mountains and staying in a little cabin with a log fire! I can't wait! There's rumour that it might snow this winter too (almost unheard of here). I'll show you some photos when I get back, promise!

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Lately I've been trying to make my wardrobe brighter and wear more colour. I mentioned this in another post a little while back but years ago I used to wear bright clothes all the time and I've let myself slip into the habit of dressing in dull black all the time. Don't get me wrong, black can be really stylish at times, but sometimes really dreary too! I don't have a lot of money to spend on clothes, so I've been trying to find my old bright clothes I used to wear, or checking out second hand shops for colourful items.

Lately I've been making beautiful bouquets for beautiful friends and their wedding tomorrow!

Apologies for the iPhone shot.

Lately I've been getting my hair cut! I haven't had it cut in over six months so it was starting to look a little ratty. Sorry, no picture this time. (Next time, maybe ;-))

Lately I've been thinking about Christmas. Yes, crazy I know! It's ages away! This year we're hopefully having our families come to our place for Christmas, so I've been thinking about all the sweet little decor things we can do and the table decorations. Oh, it's going to be oh so much fun!

Lately I've been thinking....
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  1. Your mountain getaway sounds wonderful! Hope you post some pics afterwards. Congrats to M on finishing his first semester! B had his end-of-semester exam yesterday, so we're excited that he doesn't have to study for a while too. :)

  2. I certainly do have those days! Especially after I've been working a lot and overloading myself more than usual. I'm sure having a nice break while you go on your holiday will help you feel more relaxed!

  3. I love your blog design! The teal and orange combo is always a knockout for me :)

    speaking of dressing up colors, sometimes it's easy to make a black shirt/dress look brighter by pairing it with neon nail polish or accessories. i have a pair of shocking green hoops i use for just such an occasion :)

  4. I'm always thinking about Christmas too! It seems a little strange, but it's such a happy time so I'm always looking forward to it. And I personally think that iphone photo looks great.

  5. Thankyou all for your lovely comments. I'm still trying to work out how the comment feature works on blogger. I'd like my comments (to your comments!) to be sent to the person I'm responding to, but I don't know if that happens!

  6. The advantage of lurking-no-longer is that I get to find your blog! Love the gorgeous tessellated design vibe you've got going on. And I'm with you on trying to break up the drab winter colours. I am forever trying to work around black, grey and denim. I think next winter I will have to buy myself a striking coat (red or fuschia or something). PS Thanks for the comment re washing powder. I will keep an eye out for it. You're right, it's hard to figure out how to reply directly to comments?