Sunday, February 1, 2015

My Weekly Favourites

End of the week and it's time for My Weekly Favourites!  Another busy week, with kids starting school and kinder, and the usual interviews and work for the magazine going on...plus plenty of blogging.  So without further ado...
I had some new jewellery arrive in the mail this week.  It took a little while to arrive because it came all the way from America.  This cute Rhinestone Arrow Western Bangle Bracelet and equally pretty Turquoise Magnesite Beaded Silver Bangle are both from Cowgirl Relics....
....as it this stunning necklace that I'm sooooo in love with.  Phwoar!!  (I'm thinking I might have nabbed the last of these because it is now missing from the site.)  I have done an outfit post and review on a previous purchase from Lindy at Cowgirl Relics Designs, which you can check out here.
I really love cards and stationery.  I have a special shoe box with cards in it, not to mention the boxes of cards that I made while I was busy gestating my daughter.  This box is quite rapidly filling because I took out a years subscription to the Happy Mail that the wonderful blog A Beautiful Mess sends out.  It's fab.  So quirky and colourful.  Anyway, this card I got yesterday when I should have been buying ice cream for the kids.  It's entitled 'Chilli' and is by Liz Thomas and is from Milkwood Publishing.  I also got this one, which I really love...
You can see that the original is a watercolour.  I really like the speckles!  This one is from England and there was a whole set there to choose from, which made it pretty difficult.  (I think I might just have to go back and get the one of the goofy calf!)  This one is entitled 'Feathers' and is by Hannah Dale.  It is from Wrendale Designs.
I'd run out of my Jurlique Serum so I decided to give this one from A'kin by Purist a go.  I also picked up the 'Pure Facial Cleansing Gel' to stick in my shower.  No real thoughts on these yet, however I think next time I will pay the little extra and go back to the Jurlique, I loved the texture and also the smell.
This delectable looking treat is called 'Caramel Snow' and is by Darrell Lea.  It's soooo good.  It's an Australian thing but it should go global.  Or universal. 
This is tea.  I love tea, and will drink several cups a day.  I like this one that I found.  It's English Breakfast, has come from England and even looks terribly patriotically Pom.  It is also telling me to "Keeping Calm and Carry On", so taking my advice from my tea.....I will.
 
As a side note, I have just signed up to do a course with the blog A Beautiful Mess (like I really have time!), which is Capture Real Life in 52 Weeks.  It's a photography challenge where you are given a photography project to do every week, obviously for 52 weeks.  I ordered it today and downloaded it straight away and already I'm really excited about making it a part of my weeks.  I have decided that my Saturday post will now become my day to showcase to you what I have done.  Kind of making sure that I keep up with my homework if you will.  So starting from next weekend I shall (hopefully!!) have completed my first photography challenge which is called 'Good Morning, Good Night'. 
 
Really I'm thinking it should be more like 'Good Luck'!




 

15 comments:

  1. Good luck with the course! I love a beautiful mess's blog. I'll be looking forward to your Saturday posts! Those caramel snows look really good, they even sound good! :D

    www.didipie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It should be fun! Yes, the caramel snows were delicious...but long gone now!

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  2. Woooooow! I love your blog. I hope you will like mine

    http://instagram.com/ladyfur?ref=badge

    http://www.welovefur.com

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    1. They are so pretty. I'm in love with this necklace, just need somewhere lovely to wear it.

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  4. i horse drawings. http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh MY GOSH I LOVE A BEAUTIFUL MESS. They (well, Elsie) were the first blog that I ever started reading like... BACK IN THE DAY. Haha! I'm glad to hear you are having fun with Happy Mail, I have been wanting to get that but haven't officially decided whether or not I will sign up. I also have done a course with them before. It was fun! Can't wait to hear about your progress with the photography challenge. I almost signed up but I've been so busy lately that I also decided against that. Ugh. Well, "Good Luck!!"

    Much Love!!

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    1. So far the course isn't taking up too much of my time. Just a little of forward planning to make sure it fits into my week. No doubt it will get more difficult as time goes on.......

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  6. Really nice pictures! I would love to try 'Caramel Snow' and these cards with horses look beautiful! :)

    Jana
    Life of Jana

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    1. Thank you Jana! The cards are on my pin board now above the very desk I am writing this from!

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  7. You really take such lovely photos. Have you ever thought about doing a photography tutorial on your blog? Like how you shoot your photos, lighting and settings you use? My camera is an unexplored world for me. (; Unless I'm outside my photos turn to crap.

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    1. Hmmm...good idea Kiki! I will give it some though for my Tips Tuesday posts. PS. Your photos aren't crap!

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  8. Beautiful photos!!! Those caramel snow treats look soooo delicious!

    Love, Wendy from College Cheese

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