Monday, 30 November 2015

I'm Doing Blogmas!

I thought I would challenge myself and this little blog of mine and do Blogmas! Which means I will be posting Christmas related posts everyday from December the 1st up until Christmas Eve. I haven't done something like this before so I hope you enjoy it and fingers crossed I manage to complete it. There will be DIY posts, recipes, embarrassing childhood photographs and perhaps a sneaky giveaway. Be prepared to have your minds blown (I hope). 

P.S what do you think of my blog's festive makeover? 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Scotland Snapshots: Part One

This past week I have been enjoying the bonnie scenery of Scotland hence the radio silence over here on Northern Lass. Bar the odd checking of my University emails I also decided whilst away I would also take a break from all things internet and social media. I am by no means a social media addict but its always nice just to have a break from the wide world inter web. I didn't take a lot of photographs whilst I was away. I didn't want to have a holiday where I was constantly looking through a lens rather than what was in front of me.  

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Little Thoughts: Why I use to Hate my Hands

I suppose disliking your hands is a very unusual part of your body to dislike, but non the less I never use to like them. I liked my nails which makes this whole hand hating thing even stranger. As I have been told on many occasion I have been blessed with long nail beds, my nails in the above photograph are the shortest they can be (did I just brag about my nails?). Anyway back to the whole hand hating thing...I suppose I've always thought I have chubby fingers and that my hands are quite manly. No idea where this came from, no one has ever insulted my hands before but never the less that thought has always been cemented firmly in my head. 

But recently I have been thinking about my hands and realised that I may hate the way my hands look however I don't dislike all the artwork I create with them. I suppose what I am trying to say is even the things you dislike about yourself all add up to make you you and without them it would be difficult to say if you would be your true self. Because without my hands a big part of my personality and who I am as a person would be missing. 

I no longer hate my hands. 

Monday, 16 November 2015

One of those 'stuff I really didn't need to buy, but bought anyway' kind of Hauls

A few things I have picked up over the past couple of weeks, all things which I didn't need but found them too charming too resist. 

Set of  Three Large Pinecones, Wilkinsons, 1.00
I picked these up as I thought they would be useful for blog photography props and also I thought they would look quite sweet to have in my room hanging above my bed. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Zara Wish List + Illustration Outfit Inspiration

Waistcoat 39.99, Skirt 39.99, Jumper 39.99 

I'm going on holiday to Scotland with the rest of the clan in a couple of weeks time so naturally I've been doing a bit of  online window shopping and by that I mean drolling all over my laptop and thinking I really need to put the lottery on. Embroidered clothing is something that keeps popping up in my mind and something I am continuously pinning on Pinterest. When I found these lovely items on Zara it wasn't enough just to look, I felt the need to blog about them and threw a couple of virtual outfits together whilst I was at it.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Turning 22

I can't quite believe I'm 22! in my mind I'm still 18. Although I feel like I'm not quite ready to grow up I don't really have a choice in the matter its kinda inevitable. My Birthday always makes me realise how lucky I am to be surround by Friends and Family who all love me dearly. Sometimes I think Birthdays can fall into the trap of being a bit of a pity party, realising that your not where you thought you would be at a certain point in your life. Younger me most likely thought I'd have moved out by now, have a permanent job and married if not at the very least engaged. But when I look at my life I'm truly happy and I'd much rather be able to say that then any of the above things, because those things will fall into place at some point (maybe). 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

My Feel Good Autumnal Playlist

This is the playlist I turn to when I'm on the bus on my way to or from Uni, or when I feel like shutting the world out on a solitary walk. Every time I listen to this playlist it puts me in such a good mood. Apparently I am correct by calling it an Autumn playlist even in November because according to google Autumn doesn't officially end until December 21st. You learn something new everyday.

Friday, 6 November 2015

An Early Morning Sunday Stroll

As the title of this post suggests, I decided to take an early morning stroll on Sunday. I decided to take my camera along for the ride which is a bit out of the ordinary for me as I usually just like to enjoy the morning and not see it through a lens. I must admit I did feel a little self conscious at first taking photographs, not that I've never taken photographs in public before I've just usually had someone with me. The more photographs I took the more comfortable I began to feel and by the end I didn't mind the glances I was getting from the dog walkers.  It did feel like the prefect start to the end of my weekend just wandering and taking photographs. It allowed me time to think, mostly about random little things which will no doubt manifest themselves into blog posts, but until then I hope you like the photographs I took. I should probably edit them and adjust the brightness but I do like the washed out quality they have. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A Very Simple Thank You

In the grand scheme of blogging I suppose 50 followers on Bloglovin is quite small, but non the less I couldn't help but smile when it popped up in my emails. This is a very quick and simple thank you to all of you who clicked that follow button... so thank you. 

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