things I love about Monday

This week’s challenge: Write a list of things that you appreciate right now, in the present moment. Focus on each of them & let the love inside you well up. Even when things appear to be going really, really badly, there are always things to be happy about.

I think we should all do this everyday. Thinking about the things that we appreciate will make us feel more positive. I’ve tried doing this in the morning and it really works. Here are some the things I love about today:

  • holidays and having random days off to chill out and relax. No one should ever go to work on Mondays. 
  • spring and a bit of sunshine goes a long way to make you happy – just remember that sunscreen.
  • my boyfriend, Sam, who can make me feel better in an instant and looks very cute when he is sleeping.
  • being able to speak to and see my family even though they are on the opposite side of the work – technology you are the greatest.
  • having the opportunity to do so many things with my life – now I just have to decide.
  • flowers, colour and pretty party dresses – hello ASOS.
Caz x

Next week’s challenge: Indulge in your “guilty pleasures”, whatever they are. (Old episodes of America’s Next Top Model, ginger ale, chocolate cake, romantic comedies, etc.)

creativity and vintage frames love

Creativity doesn’t come naturally to me but once I had a few fun website ideas there was no stopping me. Some of them were a bit crazy (they didn’t quite make the cut) and some worked (hopefully, you’ve seen them already on this page).

This week, I’ve learned how to use photoshop (and a mac) – just a few simple things like layering and cropping images but enough to be able to create the photos in vintage frames over there on the right hand side. Very fun! And I’m in love with vintage frames. Now I want some real ones for my wall – my next creative project.

 

My designer (aka the boyfriend) helped me with my new header – something a little ‘cleaner’ as he called it but I think it’s just a little cuter. And it’s pink.

What I’ve learned this week is that your taste changes over time (and even day to day) as ideas develop and concepts form – maybe this is what they call creativity. Now that I’ve got the bug, you’ll probably be seeing a few more changes when I’m feeling like something new and sparkly.

Caz x

not in my dreams

I must have been thinking about this task a lot during the week because I managed to have a romance in my head, while I was sleeping.

There I was in some romantic European city when I met a tall, dark, handsome man who in a thick foreign accent approached from afar, red rose in hand, ‘dinner – m’amour’? Before I had time to answer out of the blue along came my boyfriend, Sam. Yes, in my dream. And even in my dream I realized how lucky to have a lovely boyfriend like Sam and I said ‘Au Revoir’ to Mr France.

During the week, I tried to do little things to up the ante on the romance front. Not that we are completely short of it (yes, we like holding hands) but there’s no harm in remembering to appreciate each other a little more every now and then.

So Sam had told me that romance to him was moonlit walks (see last week’s post), so I gave him just that. Well, not the moonlit kind but more of a fast walk to the tube on the way to work instead of catching the bus kind. It was nice though, we talked and laughed and I ended up getting to work a little happier than I usually would have.

Can’t get better than that.

Caz x

love and romance

This week’s challenge: Have a romance in your head.

My boyfriend, Sam, isn’t happy about this week’s challenge. Have a romance in your head. I think he is worried that I’ll be daydreaming about all those well-oiled, hair-slicked, Fabio-types. Eww. But little does he know that I’m going to think of some very romantic things for us to do. Why should we just keep the romance in our head?

So what do boys think are nice romantic gestures? Well, I think a boys version of romance would be cooking up some bangers and mash and watching an action movie on the couch. But maybe I should ask one.

Sam is sitting here beside me so perhaps it’s a good idea to find out what he would find romantic rather than just guessing for him. Hmm, why haven’t I thought of just asking before?

‘Walks in the moonlight’, ‘staying at a cute country cottage’, ‘log fires’, ‘ice skating’.

Who would have thought – boys do like romance.  Ah, better put those sausages away and get my wooing A-game on.

Caz x

Next week’s challenge: Volunteer.