Sunday, 19 October 2014

IT'S SUNDAY // 05



Oops! I totally forgot about my Three Things Sunday last weekend. My Dad came over, and I didn't even manage the three things I had planned to do, so I just kind of boycotted the post. I'm back though, and after a pretty successful week (exercise wise) I'm feeling pretty good about this one.

ONE MORNING RUN
I'm going to try this one again. It's lighter and warmer now, and I know I'll feel so much better for it. I actually managed one last week, and it was so nice coming home after work and not having to worry about exercising. Plus, I felt more awake during the day. Win win really!

ONE WEIGHTS SESSION
At the moment my focus has kind of shifted from running all the time, to working on more strength training. An awesome friend of mine gave me a three day weights workout a couple of months ago and I haven't touched it in ages. It's so good though (and I definitely feel it for a few days after) so I know that my body will benefit a lot if I keep it up.

AN INVITATION
I haven't quite specified what kind of invitation this time, I just figure anything is better than nothing. I've got loads of 21st and a couple of wedding, so I think a kids one might be a good idea. It's hard to know what's gonna sell, but I know that Mum's definitely frequent Etsy quite a bit, and themed parties are always a winner!

So, there we go. I do have two exercise focused goals, only because health and fitness is currently my priority. It makes me feel good, and my body and mind benefits from it so I figure it's a pretty healthy way to be. Have you guys got anything you want to work on this week?

Friday, 17 October 2014

IT'S FRIDAY // 18

Every Friday I'll be sharing a wee collection of links with you. From DIY to my favourite music tracks, there will be something for everyone.




THIS COSTUME IDEA
I wanted to save up all my Halloween posts and just do a "Halloween Themed It's Friday" but there are way too many cool links out there. This is such a cute family costume idea, and not too hard to make either! Katie did hand make a lot of the elements, but you could totally do a less intense "no sew" version.

THIS CHICK
Georgina may be the most stylish person I know. Seriously, this girl knows fashion. I'm a bit all over the place with my taste, which seems to be how I am with most aspects of life. She has the coolest outfits though, and awesome features where she mix and matches items in her wardrobe. Totally creative, and she always looks amazing. Make sure you check out her blog.

THIS POST
I love this post. Love it. Sometimes I don't feel like blogging, like sharing my life with a whole bunch of strangers, but this is a little reminder why I do it. No way am I on the scale that she is, I definitely don't get paid to do any of this.. But I wanted to blog for a reason, and this totally reminded me why.


THIS DIY
I was going to say "this is one for the kids" but then I realised that I would love a crown like this. Whether it was part of a costume, or an alternative "party hat," they are totally lovely! So easy and cheap to make, plus they look mighty cute.

THIS BIKINI
I LOVE this bikini set. Since I lost weight, I am feeling a bit more confident about my body, to the point where I'm quite happy to show it off. I know that my size shouldn't dictate my self image, but I'm so much more proud of my body compared to when I was bigger. Asos have the best swimsuits though, their patterns are wicked and they have some pretty interesting cuts. Summer is coming and I'm feeling pretty adventurous!

THIS SONG
Isn't this song beautiful? And I love the video clip as well. No matter what Ed Sheeran does, I'm always a fan and this song is no different. Give it a listen, and then listen again. So lovely.

THIS VIDEO
Animation is awesome. Seriously, some of my favourite movies are Disney or Pixar. This clip is pretty clever, a little sad, but mostly great.

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And it's Friday! Today I'm going to a wedding and I'm wearing a crop top! I've never worn one before, I'm a little nervous, but mostly excited to try something new. The wedding is for Rob's cousin who has been engaged to his lovely lady for about 8 years now! Haha it's about time, and I can't wait to see them tie the knot. Other than that, I have another weekend of working (yay 14 day week!) so it's going to be a tiring one.

Have you guys got anything exciting planned?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

PIN IT // FLORAL


curtain dress / pattern  / robe / diy / branding / trousers

I love floral. Floral anything! It's actually pretty strange because on one side, I'm really drawn to more geometric shapes and patterns, but on the other I totally love soft, romantic, floral stuff. I'm honestly so eclectic, I don't know how I manage to settle on anything. The thing about floral, that I really love, is how different it can be. The types of pattern vary from light to dark and moody, perfect for every mood you're in.

These are all wonderful though and I've already decided that I want all of them.

Friday, 10 October 2014

IT'S FRIDAY // 17

Every Friday I'll be sharing a wee collection of links with you. From DIY to my favourite music tracks, there will be something for everyone.



THIS DIY
How sweet are these necklaces? They look pretty easy to make as well, and the colours are perfect for Spring and Summer - which is ideal for us New Zealanders!! I've got a wedding coming up so I give these a go. I'm not really a jewellery wearer but I might give in just this once.

THIS SMOOTHIE
My lovely friend Zeni from Make Like Zen is truly amazing in the kitchen (and everywhere else) and she's shared a delicious sounding green smoothie! I've tried before, but with kale, and it wasn't too kind of my digestive system but apparently spinach is the way to go so I'll be trying this one out.

THIS DUVET
Honestly, if there was a duvet cover that totally summed up your personality, this is mine. I LOVE it. So much. A beautiful friend of mine (yes you Jackie!) sent this to me the other day and I fell in love. It's perfect! I was going to buy it, but then I talked myself out of it. Hey! I know it's perfection but it's also $80 for just a duvet cover and I can't really justify it. If you haven't already had a browse the home ware section on Urban Outfitters, do it now. You won't regret it.



THIS PARTY
Sometimes it can be hard to think of birthday party themes for kids, especially if you don't want to go down the pirate/princess/farm route. This Moon and Stars Birthday Party is pretty darn cute though. I never would have thought of this, but it's such a neat idea! I love all the decorations they've used, and those cookies! Yuuuum.

THESE DATE IDEAS
Okay, this says it's for married couples, but it can totally be applied to any couple! These are all such great (and some super cheap) ideas for date nights. Sometimes I find it hard to think of original ways to spend time together (other than eating out, movies, bowling) so these are definitely a breath of fresh air. I think we might have to work our way through them all!

THIS SONG
Umm yes. This is another Sam Smith. Am I sorry? No way! Whenever I jump on my computer to do some design (or just spend hours on the internet ha!) I always go straight onto Spotify and click on Sam Smith's album. I'm yet to get sick of it, and it's always exactly what I want to listen to. Also, Rob and I bought tickets and we will be seeing him live in April! SO EXCITED. It's also going to be our first concert together, super cute!

THIS VIDEO
Of course it's Jimmy Fallon! Who else?! This time he's paired up with Will.I.Am (or Mir.I.Am) to make a hilarious video clip for Ew. Naturally they are dressed up as girls, and have the best "girly" voices ever. Go on. Have a laugh!

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Yaaay for Friday! Except. It's not really a yay at all. At work we are always super busy over October and November, so I get to work all this weekend and the following weekend. Yeah, that's about 14 days of non stop work. Whoo! I won't complain though, extra money is always good in my books, especially with Christmas coming.

Have you guys got anything exciting planned?

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

FROM ME TO YOU // HALLOWEEN CUPCAKE TOPPERS

From Me To You is a feature where every now and then (or whenever I feel like it) I will be sharing a DIY, a tutorial or a printable freebie with you. They will be super easy for you to follow (because I'm not very good with complicated things) or free to download.



Halloween is nearly here! Alright, it's like three weeks away but that's close enough to start planning your little Halloween shin dig. I absolutely love dressing up, and this is the perfect "holiday" for it. There's also heaps of ways to decorate your party, and I've got the perfect way to snazz up your cupcakes a bit. All you need to do is download the file, cut out the circles and attach them (glue or tape) to toothpicks or popsicle sticks and stick them in the top of your cupcakes. Easy huh? And super cute!

If you're looking for other Halloween themed goodies, check out my Etsy store and have a look at my Halloween Invitation and Halloween Printable Bunting! They even match my toppers!



D O W N L O A D

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