''Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring'' Marilyn Monroe

Monday, 31 January 2011

Music speaks....

Music always has the power to speak to me, completely change the way my day is going.There are songs that I can link back to times in my life- happy and sad. 
So here's to two songs which have been going around my head today and which are speaking to me.

Pink always seems to do a brilliant job of showing us that we are beautiful, that we shouldn't believe the lies we tell ourselves. The message of this video is something I am passionate about- Every girl is perfect, we should be celebrating the differences that we have, no analysing each other and pulling our gender apart! One of my all time favourite quotes, from one of the best films ever is from A Little Princess  when the lead character Sara says 

"I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny, old attics; even if they dress in rags; even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young. They're still princesses. All of us. Didn't you father ever tell you that? Didn't he?" 

This quote makes my life, it is soooo true- all girls are Princesses, whether they are warrior princesses or glittery fairy Princesses. We are daughters of our Daddy God in Heaven and He loves us all. He is the king and we are His princesses

Jessie J, what can I say, i think this song is awesome and it makes me smile 

I ♥ it when music speaks 

Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday 

♥ 'me'

Sunday, 30 January 2011

thursday through sunday...

These cupcakes make my life- Thursday afternoon was spent listening to dissertation presentations and eating these beautiful things, before pub hangouts and and evening in. 

slightly barbie obsessed!

On the bus home from town I picked up the Metro and read that Barbie and Ken are trying to reunite after many years apart. Apparently Ken is trying to win Barbie back with flowers and cheesecake from the Magnolia Bakery....yes I do know that it is fiction but as a self confessed Barbie lover, I must say that this article made my friday. 

It looked better in real life

The clock tower in my town. It looked so pretty as I walked past it on saturday night that I took a photo. We were on the way to see the new disney (Tangled) which is a lovely film, full of little girls who i might add had amazingly long hair which fitted nicely in with the film. 

Today has been spent hanging out with friends and chilling at church and the pub. 

♥ Twinnings tea and the quotes that come with them. 
♥ starbucks afternoons 

♥ me 

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


♥ This has been sitting on my shelf for about a year waiting to be read. I brought it after seeing the trailer for the film, with good intentions of reading it before I watched the film....however it has only now made into my hands to be read. I loved the film so hopefully the book will be just as good. I definitely need a good book to get stuck into. I have tried to read a lot of books recently which just end discarded with bookmarks half way through. I need a book to capture my imaginations and make me never put it down. The last series that did that was 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' which were incredible, couldnotputdown, readeverysecond books. Hopefully Dear John will be the same and I can get back into a reading state of mine. 
this is a Vanilla Lime Yankee Candle which was incredible but has burnt out now
♥ so i have a slight obsession with candles, burning them throughout the night and day. I love the light they give and the smell. My favourite are Yankee Candles, there fragrances are incredible! I brought 3 medium sized ones in the January sales and wish I had more. They are quite expensive but so worth it. And just look how pretty it looks burning in front of the mirror. Happyness in a jar!
♥ so today was a good day of coffee (chai tea latte for me) dates, washing and pub trips. I truly need to get some work done in the next few days.
♥ 'me'


So the photo I took for yesterday (Tuesday) is refusing to upload, which seems very apt for the type of day I am having... Oh well. 
Yesterday was a lovely day of watching films and drinking tea and generally spending time with my beautiful friends. We had fish and chips for dinner which were incredible and made me sooo happy. There is something about the smell of the paper which makes me smile. 

On a completely different note I was thinking a lot about how blessed I am to be in my life and how much I  have to enjoy. I always used to laugh when people told me to count my blessing but I really do think we should. I am so thankful for everything that God has given me and for the friendships and family that I have. He is so good and faithful. 

♥ 'me' 

Monday, 24 January 2011

Monday.....study day...

So i have decided that for the next year I am going to take at least 1 picture a day, documenting my life and therefore also getting regular use out of my little camera which I always leave forgotten on my desk.  

oh the days of dissertation writing: books, magazine articles, tea and open word documents... a picture that I fear will represent the majority of this coming year. 

On a brighter note, I have just watched the film Easy A and it has entered into my list of favourite films. It mad me happy which automatically makes it a winner 

So here's to more days of study, tea and early nights as I hit the sheets, (or more likely watching silent witness in the dark- somehow this has become a ritual of mine)

♥ 'me' 

Saturday, 22 January 2011

a poem about life...

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right, 
forgive the ones who don't and believe that 
everything happens for a reason. 
If you get a chance, take it. 
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said it would be easy, 
they just promised it would be worth it."


I was reading Lizabellys blog earlier and found this, which seems to fit straight into my life for now

Singledom can suck sometimes, especially if you were with someone a long time. But it is a time to be yourself, find out what you like and what you want. It is a lovely time of being you and one day someone will come along, someone who likes you for you. 
Until then, just enjoy it. 
♥ me 

Friday, 21 January 2011

when i grow up...

 i want a beautiful house that looks like this.

cosy big kitchen with fresh baking bread ♥

old furniture 

stand alone bath tub with candles and flowers 

wooden floors and sofa's to sink into.

(none of the photo's are owned by me) 

♥ 'me'

beautiful passions....

eye jewel- i have no idea if this is real or not but one of my friends showed it to me today and i think it looks beautiful..(clear sign that i shouldn't go to any tattoo/piercing shop again for a good few months!)

One of my favourite paintings ever, there is something just so beautiful about the whole scene. 

♥ having red hair 
♥ chocolate chip cookies 
♥ early nights and mindless films 
♥ new photo-frames and note paper 

♥ 'me' 

Monday, 10 January 2011

new york, new york, so good they named it twice

this past summer i went to new york with my brother and some friends and i feel in love with the city, i don't know how one city can be so full of people and life and still be able to make you feel so free and out in the open. Maybe it is the fact that central park is so vast and in the middle of it all, or that everything is so big, as everything is in america, but there was something about that place that made me so free. 

I was just getting over a break-up, heart still on the mend and the world just beginning to open up to me again and New york capture me. I can truly say that I feel in love with that city, like i have never fallen in love with anywhere before. 
It is just one huge city of dreams and people making their way, if you sit on a bench and watch as the world goes by you will see endless types of people, each on their own path, in their own world and its so impressive. two weeks it took for me to fall head over heels in love with that place and in those two weeks i witnessed so much joy and fun and the proof that life happens... it is always happening... it never stops. There are always families sitting down to eat together, or couples out on first dates, and arguments, makeups and beautiful signs of love around us.

Life is so full and beautiful. there is a quote that has been on my mind for a week or so, i can't remember where it is from but it says 
"do not ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive"

well thats my thoughts for today and me out for the night, wine and popcorn are awaiting. 

Sunday, 9 January 2011

girl talk...

After a day full of tea, Sex and the City, boy talk, chocolate, supportive presence with a close girlfriend, i was once again reminded of the importance of Girl Time. 
The time that is fully and undeniably ours, to be there for one another and completely soak up our girl power. Of the many things that can be said of Sex and the City ( its fabulous clothes, unbelievable men and brilliant location) I can say that the friendship between the four leading ladies is not so far from the truth of the friendships in my life. Maybe not in the same dimensions but I have the girls that i need around me and those that i can call in a crisis. There is so much to be said for those friendships and the role that they play in any women's life. 
So a massive thanks to Carrie and the girls for their reminder and a big shout out to all the girls in the world who need support, turn to your girlies and invest in them- heart and soul. 

Peace, Love and All that Jazz. 

now to tidy this mess of a room <3 

Monday, 3 January 2011

Another year, full of exciting adventures and dreams...?

I've never been one to care to much about the New Year, I have always thought that it is no big deal, the clocks still turn the same, the world hasn't changed much and life moves on. 
However this past year has seen me go through a lot of changes and movement. The person I am now is almost polar opposite to the girl I was at the beginning of 2010. It is slightly strange to admit that the person that you were for 2 years is someone you're not entirely sure that you would like. 
BUT..... I am glad for those 2 years because they have taught me so much, about myself and about life. And it has made me excited about the time that is coming, a time when I am more sure of who I am and where I am going and what is important to me. 
Life is a strange thing, but as I get older and the years move by I have begun to realise just how young I am and how much I have ahead.

So here's to another year, full of new people, new adventure, new dreams but overall just a whole load of new days to fill with life and love.