31 March 2016

Lifestyle | 3 Happy Things

Hi Lovelies, this week has had me thinking about the things that I am so grateful for. In the past few weeks my life got real, real fast, like 0-100 nearly lost all my hair to stress in the space of 3 weeks fast. The reason for the chaos is not something I particularly feel like sharing, maybe one day, but you'll be glad to know (or maybe your're not, boo you) that I made it through and things have settled and are looking up for me and my family.

When something bad happens in your life, something that can really shake you up and terrify you , it makes you think about all the things you could potentially lose and that you have and take for granted (I don't mean like the memes on insta when you think back to when you could breathe freely when your nose is blocked). So over the Easter weekend I took a little time to think about the things, however small and insignificant that make me happy, especially at this time of year.

Daylight

Yea you heard me, daylight, beautiful, beautiful natural light. There is something that really calms me and sets me up nicely for the day when I wake up to sunlight streaming through my curtains and the birds tweeting away. Working 9-5 means that throughout winter I can merely admire it through the window, because every hour that I'm not working during the week, is in darkness. meh. Also the joy of being able to photograph whenever I bloody want! THE JOY.

Summer Planning

I have just been dragging my arse through the cold weeks lusting over summer clothes and warm beaches, the thought of summer is carrying me through. I have a ten day holiday to Portugal booked with Ryan for July and I CANNOT WAIT. Ryan really wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been before, the only place both of us had been was Morocco so at first it seemed a nice idea and easily done, however I had quite a blessed childhood really (thanks dad you angel) and got to see a lot of places. So maybe it wasn't so easy. After a lot of discussion we decided on somewhere I had been before. Portugal. I think there is something quite nice and re-assuring about knowing what to expect when you've spent so much money on a holiday and I love everything about Portugal and I know Ryan will too. Summer also brings with it my birthday and the big 22 which I'm oddly excited about turning. 

LuLu

We've always had a dog as a family and I am such an animal lover no matter what animal it is. So for my 21st Birthday I asked for a Pomeranian, I paid over half for her so it was more of a 'can I have another dog in the house' for my birthday kinda thing and it was the best thing I ever did. As Lulu is my dog I've built such a bond with her that she is literally like my child. She goes bonkers when I leave her (even to go for a bath, jeez) and the happiness she displays when I get home from work is just the cutest thing you have ever seen. She goes everywhere with me and I think I am now officially Pom obsessed. I NEED 5 MILLION OF THE FLUFF BALLS.

What has been making you happy recently?

x


24 comments:

  1. I LOVE posts like this, it's so nice seeing what makes other people happy! I recently started a gratitude journal too so I'm totally digging all of these posts!

    I am so ridiculously in love with your dog too...pomeranians are my absolute fave. We've already got a little mutt though (she's literally the scruffiest thing ever) so my mum is refusing to let me get a new little puffball! I'll vicariously own one through you instead...please post lots of pictures!!

    Katie.
    xx La Coco Noire

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    1. I love these type of posts too! A gratitude journal sounds like a lovely idea! She's the cutest little thing, I'll post lots for you! haha xx

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  2. I'm sorry to hear you've been having a tough and stressful time! But glad you can see the bright side of looking at the positives :) your dog is adorable and I really want a Pom!! x

    www.beckieeschle.com

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    1. Aw thankyou! She really is so cute, I think everyone has gone mad for Pomeranians at the moment! xx

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  3. Stress does nothing but harm us, I hope all is going well with you and everything gets better soon. I'm so happy that days are longer, I hated leaving&coming home when it is pitch black. 10 days holiday in Portugal sounds great, I haven't had any holidays for over 1.5 years and I need like a month off ha ha :) xx

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thank you! I know it's so nice actually being able to see some sun light! I know I cant wait and you definitely do by the sounds of it!! xx

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  4. Sorry to hear you have been through a rough time, trust me when I say that I know how it feels to go through extreme stress lol, it can destroy you if you let it. Great tips here though, Daylight is so important and dogs are the best my little dog is always there to cheer me up. Lulu is GORGEOUS! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. It really can can't it!! :(! Daylight makes me feel so much happier! Thank you they really do cheer you up don't they! xx

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  5. Awww I'm sorry you've been going through a difficult time my lovely, I hope everything settles down very soon for you. Lulu is beautiful xxx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Aw thank you! All is getting better! She's the cutest! xx

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  6. I'm sorry to read you've been going through a difficult time but summer's not too far away! Planning a holiday is a great pick-me-up :)
    - Ambar x
    Her Little Loves

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    1. Thank you! I know i'm literally spending all my days dreaming of it! xx

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  7. Your doggy is too cute! Hope you have a lovely weekend x

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! She's a little fluffball haha xx

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  8. Lulu is freaking adorable! Also, I am totally loving how fast summer is approaching. It brings me immense happiness.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't she! I know!! I can't wait now xx

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  9. Lulu is so so sweet!! I am so excited for summer,
    Nicole x
    nicoleannx.blogspot.com

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    1. She's the cutest! I need ten thousand Poms! Me too! xx

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  10. Lulu is so beautiful! Hope you enjoy Portugal x
    Sweet Dreams Blog

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  11. I love these happy, reflective posts - I might even do one myself!

    Totally get what you mean about daylight. I work 9-5 too and it's so depressing going to work in the dark and finishing work in the dark in the Winter months. Now it's light on a night, I feel like my days are so much more productive and last so much longer - now I don't get in and get curled up in my jarmies straight away!

    www.numbertwentysix.co.uk

    Kirsty xo.

    ps. your dog is gorgeous <3333.

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