Sunday Shortlist

This week wasn’t so great at the start and to be honest I wondered if I would actually have anything to write today. But there was something good in most of my days so luckily it’s not all grey.

Babysitting my youngest niece one morning before work. This was so lovely, she can make a day so much brighter for anyone and getting to spend time with her is great. I love being an auntie, its literally one of my favourite things about my life.

I treated my older nieces out for lunch. It’s nice getting to hang out with them on their own. Now they’re getting older they prefer to be with their friends so I treated them and it was fun.

I went shopping. Good for any girl, right?  I didn’t even buy much but getting to go out with my sister and have a giggle is always good. We could stay in boots all day.

A night in with films and takeaway. At the end of a not so great week it was nice to just relax, with the house to myself so there was not fighting over what to watch and peace and quiet. When you have 5 siblings and 5 nieces the house can be kind of hectic. It’s great but sometimes you just need to be alone. Generally speaking, I am someone who much prefers to stay home on a Saturday night than go out. Boring I know.

There is the round up of my week.

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”

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A Book To Pass The Time

Does anyone else have great memories of colouring in as a child? I remember going to my nan’s house and getting the huge roll of paper out that she used to have and just drawing pictures and colouring them in for hours on end. I am a lover of art. Have always loved drawing. I remember being in reception and drawing little stick people with spaghetti hair and my mum telling me she loved them. I even had loads of those books with doodles already drawn and you could colour them in. I reckon at least 60% of my child hood I had some pens in my hand and was drawing with them.

For Christmas (ages ago now but that’s not the point) I was given this little, or rather big, book from one of my aunties. Honestly as soon as I saw it I just couldn’t help but be reminded of being a little kid again! It’s basically a big colouring by numbers book for adults or I guess older children but technically I am still a child a heart so this is acceptable.

It so beautiful, full of tonnes of different kinds of pictures and some are really detailed and others aren’t. I just love using it to pass the time and whenever I’m feeling particularly sad or bored I whip this out and start colouring in. I have sat for hours without realising colouring in this little book. I find it so relaxing.

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I know it’s probably not for everyone, but I think that it’s just a great way to take some time out for a little while. It’s also a really great way to channel your creativity because it allows you to stop thinking for a while.

Wisdom Wednesday

This week has been a bit of a glum week for me. Every now and then we get into these negative mindsets and they can be really tricky to get out of! I won’t lie and say it’s rare I’m ever feeling down. Sometimes life can be overwhelming and it affects me more than I’d like to admit. I always get stuck feeling like ‘Why me?’ ‘What did I do wrong?’. Whenever I am feeling like this I love to look at positive quotes. I look for ones I can relate to and sooner or later I start to realise that people are right.

My quote this week is this:
“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”
― George Eliot

I think it means that good things don’t just happen. We have to make them happen and if we want more happiness then we have to make more happiness for ourselves. Because unlike rain, which we have no control of, we have control of how happy we are. That is my interpretation anyway.

It’s not all bad. Besides; roses wouldn’t grow without a little bit of rain.

Sophies World – A little book review.

“I believe there is something of the divine mystery in everything that exists. We can see it sparkle in a sunflower or a poppy. We sense more of the unfathomable mystery in a butterfly that flutters from a twig–or in a goldfish swimming in a bowl. But we are closest to God in our own soul. Only there can we become one with the greatest mystery of life. In truth, at very rare moments we can experience that we ourselves are that divine mystery.”

I am someone who has almost always been curious about the world. I remember being little and sitting on my dad’s knee whilst camping, talking about the stars and space and how it all came to be. I love philosophy, I love discussion and I love enquiring knowledge on anything. This book is pretty much perfect for me.

Sophies World is a million-copy bestseller for a reason. It teaches you about philosophers and their theories and really it just makes you think in ways you wouldn’t have thought to think in (say that ten times fast). It asks you questions and makes you look at the world differently and helps you to appreciate the mystery and beauty of life. Part of me doesn’t want to stop reading this book because it’s just so good. I want my mind to be open to all the possibilities of answers to questions I don’t even know yet. Mind boggling right? But it’s true.

It’s important in life not to be closed minded because you never know what kind of greatness you might be shutting out.

Sunday Shortlist

I don’t think that I have ever seen something like this done before but I have decided to create a shortlist each week on a Sunday, of all my favourite moments from the previous week. At the end of the month I will pick my top 3 of the entire month and go into detail about why it was one of my favourite moments. I think this will be a fun way for me to reflect on the positive moments in my life and focus on my psyche as I often find myself getting in a rut about all the negative stuff that really doesn’t matter!

Getting my first ever comment on a blog post. This was so exciting! It was quite strange having evidence that someone had actually read my post and liked it!

My Bohomoon order arrived as you may or may not know from Friday’s post, I am obsessed with my new rings from a little online store called Bohomoon! Having them delivered made me a very happy girl. As most deliveries do.

My niece had her first encounter with a spider. Which might sound a little strange but it was such a sweet moment. She was so interested and curious, I love watching her learn and explore!

Spending time with my younger sister. She is one of my favourite people to spend time with. We are always silly together and we don’t hang out enough! She started school again this week so it means we won’t really see each other.

Having 3 days off work, in a row! It’s always nice to have some time off, I really needed it and it actually helped me to focus on my little blog. If I hadn’t had those days off, I probably wouldn’t be writing this right now.

Beautifully Boho

Bohomoon

So this week I had the most beautiful delivery and honestly, it has been the best part of my week so far. Who doesn’t love treating themselves?

I was so excited to get this delivery because as I said in a my previous post about my new moonstone ring I had ordered some more and I really couldn’t wait to blog about them. If you want to see that post click here. I am so pleased with this order. Firstly can we just talk about the packaging?

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It comes in a shiny purple envelope! Not only this but each item comes in its own little bag. I do love me some good packaging, but what I really loved is that you can see how much Bohomoon care about their products.

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Okay, so onto the actual jewellery. I ordered 4 items, firstly this beautiful Nellie Elephant Cuff. It’s so pretty and I love the detail. I was worried that this wasn’t going to fit me very well because I have really tiny wrists but I was pleasantly surprised. It fits me perfectly and it doesn’t fall off which is the problem I usually have with cuff bracelets.

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This Adonia Om Amulet Ring is probably one of my all time favourite rings. It has the most beautiful detailing and I literally never want to take it off! It’s adjustable so I had to tighten it a little bit but after I had done, it fitted perfectly. I am so in love with this ring. I can’t talk about it enough.

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I could not wait to have this Wishbone Midi Ring. I had wanted one for ages and had been looking on etsy for such a long time. The problem I kept having was that I could only find it for £7 or more! I just wasn’t willing to spend that much on a ring! I was so happy to find it on Bohomoon’s Website for just £5. When it arrived I was a little disappointed because it doesn’t really fit me as a midi ring. (there are no size options) It does fit as a normal ring though so I will still be getting wear out of it and it is still beautiful.

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Lastly, the Harmony Amulet Ring in turquiose. I love this ring. I don’t think it’s for everyone though because when I asked my family (neices, sister and my mum) they all said they weren’t too keen on it. That doesn’t change my mind on it though. It is a little big and although it is adjustable even at the smallest it’s a little loose. It fits on my thumb and I wear it with a smaller ring stacked on top to prevent it from falling off (a little tip for you there). It goes so well with the Adonia Om Amulet ring and I love pairing them.

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Overall, I love all of my jewellry from Bohomoon and I am exceptionally please with the service. They kept me updated with emails and it really did not take long at all. They even featured my instagram photo on their instagram and their website! To follow them click here.

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Wisdom Wednesday

Every Wednesday I have decided that I might just create a little reoccurring blog post because, who doesn’t love a good blogging routine? Saying that though, not all of these posts are going to follow the same theme.They could vary from quotes from others, life tips or even little bits of wisdom from me. I’m calling it Wisdom Wednesday.
So every Wednesday you will be seeing this lovely, very clever and obviously original blog title and (hopefully) reading an interesting blog post. To start with I decided that I would post a little wise life quote.
True isn’t it? I think this quote is a good place to start. Not just for this new Wednesday theme but just for life in general. I only recently decided to fully commit to this blog and when there are so many great blogs out there it is easy to get sucked in to wanting to do just as great as them. This quote reminds me that everyone works hard to get where they are, nothing comes easy as much as we all wish it would. It reminds me that I just need to keep doing what I’m doing. Producing content that I love and just enjoying myself doing it. I’m not usually a perfectionist but I feel like I need to be to be a good blogger. I know that’s not true and that goes for everyone. If you enjoy what you do and you believe in it, eventually others will support you too.
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