Doing: ♥ lots of helping my daughter get her lamb ready for Ag Day – testing her on what she needs to know; holding her lamb while she cleans it etc. Much as I love these little lambs, I am pretty pleased this is the last one! ♥ being extremely jealous that I didn’t go to the NZ Burlesque Festival in Palmerston North over the weekend. Every year I think “right, next year I’m going” but I just never seem to get there. Next year it is then! ♥ being thrilled to bits with my new dress, made for me by the wonderful Judy Dee ♥ tackling my weight via Dukan! ♥ smiling, laughing and just having fun!
Wanting: ♥ last time I said more petticoats and that is still the case. Since the last edition I have added a black version; however I’m still in want/need of baby blue, lemon, purple and green versions ♥ a nice, fitted leopard print shrug – I’m thinking this one from Wheels & Dollbaby ♥ the Jenny dress from Pinup Girl Clothing in purple harlequin – I believe this dress is what’s called a “unicorn”
♥ M.A.C Velvet Teddy ♥ a Range Rover Evoque – STILL ♥ Not to sound horribly materialistic – too late right?!
Reading: ♥ I am in the middle of a book called “The Shack” and so far it is pretty good. It received glowing reviews from my Book Club and that’s always a good thing in my books! ♥ And I’ve re-read “The Plains of Passage” by Jean Aeul because I ADORE all of the books from this series – it’s called the Earth Child series – if you haven’t read them, I HIGHLY recommend them – aside from my Tudor history books, they are my favourite things to read.
Eating/drinking: ♥ squeaky cheese – every night-of-the-weekly-shop we have it! ♥ carbonated water ♥ the chocolate birthday cake my nephew made me – so good ♥ soy lattes from my local and MUCH-LOVED cafe, Punnet (you can read about Punnet here – and also, I stole my opening pic for this post from them!) ♥ salted caramel protein bars (she says, trying to kid herself and failing, that they are better for her!)
Loving: ♥ life in general; our daughter and her Daddy specifically!
♥ Daylight Savings ♥ rainbows; ♥ emerald green grass ♥ Instagram ♥ my Book Club (read why you should join one here) ♥ pink blossoms everywhere ♥ surrounding myself with clever, sassy friends ♥ New Year’s resolutions (early, I know!) ♥ my family ♥ growing older and learning what is, and what’s not, important to me.
Sending all the love to: ♥ Nat, aka Lilly Loca who is sometimes too hard on herself! ♥ Flo Foxworthy – Flo has an exhibition of her incredible work called “Burlesque – the costume art of Flo Foxworthy” in Palmerston North at the moment – check it out if you’re down that way ♥ Jen from My name is Jennifer and I have breast cancer – an amazing, incredible, phenomenal woman (with a husband and family to match.) Get your breasts checked ladies. And while we’re talking about that, my gorgeous friend Kirsty from Makeup Obsessives wrote about the time she found a lump.
Read it here.
Proud of: ♥ soooo many things, most of them too personal to talk about. ♥ But … our daughter – always. ♥ My friends, some of whom do amazing things like perform burlesque at shows and festivals and put their hearts and souls into it. ♥ My family – who are incredible and supportive and just cool.
Obsessed with: ♥ frocks ♥ my new eyeshadow palette from SauceBox ♥ my new The Manizer Sisters palette from The Balm
♥ my new purple dress; my new black Jenny dress; my new orange cardy and my new gothic lace bolero. So many new pretties – aren’t birthday’s fabulous!
Grateful for: ♥ my family; ♥ my friends; ♥ health ♥ success and happiness – for everyone ♥ living in the country – all that space and fresh air is bliss ♥ plus all of the above! (I know right – this hasn’t changed since last time – but why fix it if it ‘aint broke?!)
Loving, doing, wanting, reading …