Friday, 14 June 2013

Miss Friday's Fab Fridays: First Fortnight Of June

Friday, 14 June 2013


Hello lovelies! How are we all this evening?

Yes, my Fab Fridays are finally back, and oh how I've missed them! 

As we all know, I finally finished for my summer holidays last week, and I'll be honest, since then, I've actually been feeling a little grumpy. I'm not really sure why, but I think the mixture of not having anything to do and not feeling like doing anything has been getting me down - I'm so used to doing stuff and being busy all the time that now I'm actually free to do what I want, I feel like I've lost my sense of purpose!

And, even though I've had stuff planned for me to do during the summer and spend my time on, I just haven't been in the mood to do any of it. Again, not sure why,  but I'm beginning to realise that I'm probably a bit exhausted and drained after such a stressful exam period. I've only been off a week and I'm already trying to push myself to do a million things at once - no wonder I don't feel up to it yet!

So, as a result of my temper tantrums, impatience, and loss of optimism the past week, I decided that what I really need is some reflection and moment of gratitude. It's occured to me a lot lately that as soon as my bad moods occur, it's usually because I've returned to taking everything for granted in my life and not focusing on the things that make me happy. Then I realised that I hadn't done a Fab Fridays in quite some time - essentially proving that when we make the effort to reflect on our lives weekly or daily and remind ourselves of all the things we should be grateful for, we are constantly giving ourselves a reason to be happy - and therefore become happy!

I already feel happier just by collecting a portion of the photos I've taken over the past two weeks from the beginning of this month and putting them into this pretty collage. It kinda makes you realise how beautiful your life is, and all the wonderful things that happen that we seamlessly overlook far too often.

Life has it's bad moments, just like I'll occasionally get my temper tantrums. But when you look at the whole picture and stop to smell the roses, it eventually gets a whole lot sweeter. Our imperfections and weak moments just add to that beauty.

Here are some of my highlights from the past fortnight of June!

Sunny weather in Southport for at least a week (before the return of the rain today, of course!)  My holiday to France in exactly 28 days. Did I mention I'm excited?  Getting asked by designer eyewear brand Warby Parker to write a post for their brand new Ocean Avenue collection - read the post here.  Watching cheesy chick flicks with my best friend - Confessions Of A Shopaholic was today's choice!  Achieving pretty waves with my hair - the curls basically flew out within 5 minutes, but the waves still look cute.  My Be-You-Tiful t-shirt from Body Gossip, a campaign aiming to improve the body image of women everywhere - and prove that all sizes are gorgeous!  Happy hour frappuccino's. I had way too many, but the Mocha Cookie Crumbles and Triple Caramels are to die for (I spent only £1 on them, might I add)  Getting treated to a lovely meal at the posh (and expensive) Saracen's Head for my sister's 21st birthday - look at the delicious food! Oh, and the walk by the Canal afterwards. It was a stunning evening! Stuffing my face with domino's pizza on the actual day of my sister's birthday. Getting out the maxi dresses for summer once again. They are timeless and cosy! Ending up in a park this morning on my weekly jog (not the first time it's happened - too fun to resist though) Working out and eating healthily to get toned for the summer - I admit I've hated this 'healthy eating' so far but I'm just going to keep focussing on the benefits!



What's made your week especially great? Have an amazing weekend guys, and thanks for stopping by!

xo









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7 comments:

  1. Lovely photots!! Got a giveaway going on but not for much longer! http://framecake.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/my-first-ever-giveaway-uk-only.html

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    1. Hi Sazzly, thank you! :-)

      I'll check out your giveaway right now - thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

      Emily x

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  2. lovely post xoxo

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    1. Hi lovely, thanks very much!

      Have a great day and thanks for dropping by :-)

      Emily x

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  3. Sounds like you had the good Friday back.. Enjoy your weekend sweetie. What the cute photos of you and look like fun. kisses!

    hope all is well with you:)

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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    1. Hey Tanya!

      Aww thanks gorgeous! I did have a lot of fun!

      Hope all's good with you too, have a lovely weekend.

      Emily x

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