Tuesday, 31 August 2010

4 Simple Goals Update # 1

Earlier this month I set myself a little challenge, 4 Simple Goals. Today I killed two birds with one stone. I got my hair cut and had my 'Me Day'. Lovely, very, very lovely. Of course some shopping was called for..

And of course, the hair cut. This is the before shot.

And here's the after shot. I freaking love it!

So haircut? Check! Regular me days? On track. Photos? On track....increase my water intake?

Well three out of four isn't bad!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Living Room

This week I have been painting the living room.

It's taken me ages because I've been doing it bit by bit, around cats, furniture and husband. But today, I finally finished the three walls, skirting boards and ceiling.



I know, it looks very blah in the second picture, but trust me, it looks better in real life. Brighter and warmer. Over the next couple of months we'll be wallpapering the wall behind the sofa and adding some colour with curtains, cushions, pictures etc.

I wanted to make the room look like a blank canvas and I think I've managed that. The next step will be to make some new curtains ready for the winter months. For now though, I'm just going to breathe in the paint fumes and enjoy a job well done.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Garden Harvest

I did me some gardening and look see at my booty! Lots and lots of sunflower seeds and my one lonesome, but happy looking pumpkin. There will be a pumpkin pie to follow in the next couple of months, that I can guarantee!

I got a little surprise when I cut down the sunflower heads, they had little families of lady bugs living in them. If you click on the picture you can see them a little better.

I still have parsnips (still not sure why I decided to grow them) and sweet peppers growing. Other than that, all my veggies have been eaten already.

Can't believe summer's nearly over. Do not like!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Simply loving this quote.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Gardening patch

I was surprised this morning when Dan announced that he was going to tidy up the shed. I was even more surprised when I went down to say hi and found that he had given me a corner for all my gardening stuff!

Seriously, this is a big gesture as the shed has always been his domain. And now I have my own part of it dedicated to my garden bits and pieces! He also painted a heart on the wall and made me a little sign..

I'm in love!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

4 Simple Goals

I meant to post this last week, but totally forgot.

The author of one of the gorgeous blogs I regularly read (A Beautiful Mess) set herself a challenge recently. The concept was easy, she set herself four simple goals to reach by the end of the year and she invited her readers to join in.

I like this idea and it's simplicity so I've decided to take part..albeit a week late. Here girls and boys, are my four things;

1) Photos, photos, photos!

This is always something I tell myself to do more often. I'm not a great photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but I do want to document this period of my life more. And how does anyone improve a skill without practice anyway? So my first goal is to take more pictures of my life whether I intend to use them on this blog or not. And whether they're in focus or not.

2) Drink more water

Headaches, bad skin, dark eye circles, lethargy..these are things I get due to never drinking anything more than coffee in an average day. I'm dreadful and I need to get more H2O in my diet in the worst way. I'm not going to make a goal to drink a certain amount, so long as I drink more then I currently do, that will be enough for me.

3) Get the hair cut I've secretly wanted for ages.

I can't even begin to explain just how ridiculously excited I am about this goal and it's probably the simplest of all! I want to get my fringe cut, I'm taking Natasha Khan as my inspiration here. Fingers crossed I will look even a fraction as cute as she does. Although she can keep the antlers.

4) Take one day out of every month and make it 'Me Day'.

This is something I used to do when I ran my Etsy shop. I found that I was so busy that I used to spend all my spare time working on it. That's when I invented Me Days. As the oh so creative name implies, it's a day when I'm given the green light to be 100% selfish and self indulgent. Lie-ins, bubble baths, favourite foods, wine, films, shopping and general slobbing on the sofa . These were things that could feature in my day and now that I'm remembering how great they were, I'm wondering why I ever stopped??
I declare that my next Me Day is scheduled for Tuesday, 31 August.

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