Sunday, 25 October 2015

Pale Skin, Roll-neck Jumper + Sunday Chinwag

I like my pale skin. A Geordie girl who doesn't use fake tan, no I am not a mythical creature its like I said I just like my pale skin. I recently bought this jumper from eBay for the extortionate price of £1.00 and in truth I feel quite the fashionable lady in it, even if the roll neck does cover half my face up. But I don't care because I just feel too darn cosy in it. I couldn't be happier about the cold weather and the dark nights I am most definitely in my winter element. I'm not usually one for selfies, but I thought what the heck I'm not ashamed to say I like these pics of me, nothing wrong with a bit of self love. I think we could all do with a lot more of it.

Friday, 23 October 2015


Sitting in my room scrolling through Pinterest, pining all those Pinterest-y pins of White wall minimalist interiors. I looked up and looked around my tiny room and thought to myself 'I wish I had painted my walls White' or  'I wish my room looked like the rooms on Pinterest'. It then dawned on me that if I had White walls my bedroom wouldn't be mine, instead it would be a copy of someone else it wouldn't stand out from the crowd of White walled rooms it would just be adding to the pile. Then I thought why do I want White walls? have I truly been that heavily influenced by Pinterest and Tumblr? because it has came apparent that I have. 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

diy: illustrated clutch

I've been looking for a White zipped plain Clutch for what feels like years. I never thought looking for a White zipped Clutch would be difficult but it proved to be a flipping quest on the scale of Indian Jones. Finally whilst scrolling through the ASOS sale I found this real Leather Clutch for £10.00 so naturally I bought two.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Simple Shortbread Biscuits

If you read my cupcake post here, then you will know I don't have a lot of skill in the baking department and by that I mean its non existing but I am determined on improving. Which is slightly ironic as I was the only one in my family who didn't watch the bake off. However despite my non existing baking skills,  I am always very lucky with my biscuits. Which usually results in a batch be devoured very quickly indeed. In my opinion the best way to enjoy them is with a hot chocolate and a good book/film. 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

little thoughts on being kind

Something that has been rattling around my mind recently is the relationship between kindness and happiness. It's a simple fact that being kind to others makes you feel that little bit happier and your smile that little bit wider. Kind acts don't have to be grand gestures, I often think small acts of kindness are often the sweetest.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

October Goals

Give more hugs to the people I love - This is something that has been spinning around my mind recently, that I don't hug people anymore, there seems to be no reason behind it, it's just something I just don't do but I plan to rectify that. 

Go on more walks in the evenings with Friends - I much prefer to go on walks in the evening during the autumn, being able to wrap up in thick woolly jumpers and long tartan scarfs to me is just perfection, and when long walks are accompanied with friends that perfection reaches its limit. 

Get stuck into University - I've been back at uni for  a couple of weeks now and I have started the final year of my degree, After a summer spent working, I'm more than happy to get stuck into drawing and creating again. 

Read at least one Book this Month - there was a time when I would always have a book firmly in grasp and wouldn't leave a seat without at least one hand holding onto a book. I would demolish four to five books in a month but more recently I can't remember the last time I read a book that wasn't an Art one. I picked up Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel to read this month and hopefully in my monthly favorites I will be reviewing it for you.  

Sell a piece of Artwork - as an aspiring artist/illustrator I can count on one hand how many times I have sold a piece of work and truthfully that number needs to be increased. So watch this space. 

Stay organised - I would like to say I am a relevantly organised person (sometimes) but over these past few months I have to say my organisation skills have been on point and hopefully they will stay that way. 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Vanilla Cupcakes with Butter Icing

I like to think I'm a skilled baker and could whip you up any sort of tasty treat in a flurry of flour, but in reality my culinary skills leave a lot to be desired and by that I mean they are non existing. However I can cleverly deceive you into thinking I am a culinary genies with decorations, glitter and stars. It was my Mum's Birthday today and along with a pair of fluffy Sponge Bob PJ's I thought I would also make her some Birthday cupcakes. Thankfully on a blog you can look at the pretty photographs of the cupcakes and not know what they taste like. 
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