Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Weekly Favourites

I am attempting to get myself into some sort of blogging routine this year, with Sunday becoming 'My Weekly Favourites' day.  This could be anything from favourite things, favourite blogs, favourite posts or new finds.  The rest of the week will hopefully pan out with some sort of order going on, with Monday, Thursday and Saturday being dedicated to fashion posts, Tuesday becoming 'Tips Tuesday', Wednesday will have my 'Weekly Vlog' from the previous week and Friday will be a round up of 'A Week of Sweet Words Pretty Pictures', meaning that there will be lots of pretty pictures from my week with minimal words...because hey, by the end of the week I'll be exhausted!
Of course I can't guarantee that I will be able to stick to this cracking pace but I will give it a red hot go!
So without further ado here are my favourites for this week....
Ok, so these little beauties really don't need much of an introduction.....
.....oh've twisted my arm.
These are boots I picked up on Friday after finding out that my favourite Western apparel store is closing down in a week.  I had eyed these off previously but wasn't sure about the whole 'turned down' look.  But apparently they are all the rage in America, and my suspicions have only been confirmed by watching my newsfeed on Facebook where 'Cowgirl Magazine' keeps popping up photos of these types of boots.  They are so comfortable, plus they are going to be great in summer, and having tried them on with shorts I discovered they look pretty good with bare legs.  So...hello boots and skirts or shorts!  As an added bonus they were also 30% off!  They are by a brand called Twisted Boots.
This bag was also on sale.  Whoops!  Something else I also had my eye on.  It's by Thomas Cook.  Drool.
This is a photo of my computer screen but it is also a photo of Stephanie Eva's blog, which I highly enjoy.  This week Stephanie had a special beauty week going where each day she covered different aspects of her makeup collection.  You could participate in her week by posting photos each day on Instagram of your own collections that corresponded with her days collection, for example, Monday was all about eyes so you put up a photo of your favourite eye makeup. (#stephanieblogsbeautyweek)  My favourite vlog that she posted was the one showcasing her Everyday Makeup Routine.  As well as being informative it was also incredibly funny and highly enjoyable.  Go and check it out!
Why are you seeing a photo of an email on my iPad you might ask?  Last week I got an invitation to attend the media call of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, (you can see my post about it here) and on Friday I received this email to tell me that I have won two tickets to see the ACTUAL SHOW!!!  I don't have to wait long either as I will be going on Tuesday next week....which is in like two days!!!  I'm a little bit excited.  As you can probably tell.
For my final favourite.....  This is a photo of my 18 month old daughter, and although she is one of my favourites, this is not what my favourite of the week is about.  Nor is it the fact that I have to clean chocolate cake off her face, her hands, the floor, the table and out of her's the fact that she is now out of her high chair!!!  This is big.  Really big.  Doesn't sound exciting but high chairs are horrible to clean and it's just one extra thing to stub my toes on while I'm rushing around the kitchen.  This could almost be up there with my most favourite favourite thing of the week! (ok maybe not...I think it just might be the tickets...although the boots are up there...and that bag.....)
How did your week round up?



  1. I love your shoes! X Laura

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    1. Thanks Kristen. Just need somewhere fancy to wear them!

  3. What a great idea to make a favorites routine on your blog! the boots and bag are adorable!!! thanks for sharing :) oh and your daughter is so cute!


    1. Thank you Milu! I used the bag last night for the first time!

  4. Such a sweet post :) Love the boots and your daughter is really cute!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC?

    1. Hi Rosh, thank you! We think our daughter is pretty cute too...but then I'm biased! I will check out your blog now, would love if you followed along with me.

  5. Love these pictures :)

  6. Great idea for a blog line-up! I am eager and hopeful to see you stick to this blogging routine, although that is not such an easy task (at least, it isn't for me) so I'm also sending you lots of luck and support! I love weekly recap posts!! AND THANK YOU!?!? I'm so honored that my vlog and #stephanieblogsbeautyweek made it to your weekly favorites!! I had fun with my vlogs!
    Those boots and the bag are perfect! I love the red on the boots. It's so beautiful especially with that stitching!!! And BIG excites for winning tickets to the actual show!! Now you've seen it all !! ;D
    That picture of your daughter is downright adorable and priceless. That must have been DELICIOUS chocolate cake!?! Congratulations to you (I think this is congrats-worthy!!) for her high chair moment!

    -Stephanie Eva

    1. Thanks Stephanie! Already I have fallen behind with the blogging routine. Missed yesterday's Tips Tuesday as I was doing an interview for the magazine, driving half way around the country side to get there, then heading off early to the city to go see the show. Didn't have time to scratch myself...let alone blog.

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    1. Thanks Bianca! And they were on sale!!!

  8. Bahahaha that chocolate cake photo! Kids are the best at making messes. (; I really love the turned down cowboy boot. It makes it more of a "bootie" which is super in right now.
    Very excited to start reading your weekly schedule. I need all the tips I can get. (;

    1. The weekly schedule has already had a hiccup as I missed yesterday's tips due to being flat out with magazine work and going into the city to see Strictly Ballroom the Musical. Crazy time for blogging. Will get it done!