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Is There Anything Sexier

Than a man choosing a woman a beautiful pair of shoes? I struggle to think of anything.

$517NZD – Nordstrom

$77.25NZD – Nordstrom

$103NZD – Nordstrom

I feel like the world will be a happier place with these on my feet. $180NZD – Nordstrom

Disney Movies Are Real, Guys…

I couldn’t have made this up if I tried.┬áSo incredibly sweet, not ashamed to say I cried.

Latest Obsession

Lately I’ve been seeing gorgeous men carrying equally gorgeous babies around. Is it just me or is this like one of those Lynx ads where I basically want to snatch them both off the street and take them home.


What’s In My Bag?

I’ve been meaning to do this for soooo long.

Right, so this is the day to day stuff. From the top clockwise

  • Handbag by Saben
  • Makeup bag from MAC
  • Wallet from Typo (I think)
  • Earring
  • House/Car keys
  • Work keys
  • Dog Lead by Rogz
  • Mascara
  • Nivea lip balm which I won from twitter!
  • Combudoron cream by Weleda, I burn myself at least once a day.
  • Skinfood also by Weleda
  • Hair ties, one with a frangipani.
  • Body Shop lip balm from my NzTwitterSecretSanta which smells amazing.
  • Swiss Army Knife.
  • OPI – Not Like The Movies
  • Pen
  • Stapler

Does anybody other than me find this stuff interesting? I love seeing other people’s handbags! There’s also usually an iphone in there.

Of Birthdays and Over Planning

These are my last few weeks of being 22, 23 sounds very grown up and a lot more responsible. Although I’m not scared or freaked out, I am conscious that I am no longer a child, and I am no longer able to put off the things which I have been avoiding for five years. Yesterday I saw a picture of Croatia, and I got this pain because I wanted to just up sticks and make plans and see the world justonelasttime, but I knew I couldn’t. We own a home, we have career paths, I have a dog who battles to be without us for eight hours, never mind a month. And that brought a certain kind of freedom with it (panic also) that I have a path and a journey and I can’t deviate from that. I’ve been able to do my own thing for quite some time, and it initially felt all too soon and a little bit oh-my-god-what-have-i-done but now it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, I have purpose and I have stuff to get done!

Anyway, back to the birthday situation. Every year I say I don’t want to do anything for my birthday, just want to keep it calm and quiet and just chill out, see a movie and nap. And every year I have a party instead. The past couple years we’ve known some lovely, lovely people through work and had a party with them, but this year we’ve kept our distance and I worry that if we do have a BBQ, that nobody will come. When I was 11 I had a big, big party and invited all my classmates, and not one person showed up. That hurts as a kid and transforms into a full blown point of anxiety as an adult. So maybe this year I will follow my plan and just relax and do almost nothing, and maybe I’ll have a BBQ just as excuse to make this gorgeous cake.

More Is Better 6 Step Process

I’m currently working through this, this Nicole knows her shit. It’s basically goal setting, but put in a way which isn’t intimidating, and isn’t focusing on the end result, rather the steps to get there. And honestly with yourself.