My week 14

Really need to get myself out of this twice a week post phase. I feel like all I’m doing is one post, then talking about my week. This needs to change. Today was a great start as I committed myself to spending the day working on my two online shops Random Quirks and Toast Rack (shameless plug! :P). Didn’t get everything done that I wanted, but I did power through a lot of my to do list. I’m feeling inspired. 
 
Following on from my inspiration post last week, I am up and running with Pinterest and have finally given myself an easy weekly schedule to follow so I can keep up to date with everything. More on that later this week – we’ll see if it works first! 
 
Anyway, on with the photos of the week:

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*My dinner one night this week. Beef tomato pasta with sugar snap peas, baby corn and feta cheese. Nom!
*My lovely tights that are now RIP. I am such a klutz! 
*At work on Good Friday. Not many offices were open, but we were on of them. Got some sugared quail eggs (cool points if you know what I’m on about) and had a laugh at the shoe of the day. It’s a cat! Looked more like a dog to me at first, but I can see it now.
*Went to the Vintage Village in Stockport yesterday to sell my stuff. It was a great day as I sold well and I had the bf and Claire with me 🙂 It was so nice to have company for once. I usually go to these things solo.
 
Hope everyone has had an amazing easter weekend! Did you get up to much?
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Inspiration!

Why is it that inspiration strikes at the wrong time for me? When I didn’t work, inspiration struck whenever I laid my head down to sleep at night. Now, I get ideas at work where I can’t put them into action until I get home. And by the time I get home I’m too tired to do anything particularly useful. So, there’s the problem, now how do I fix it?

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I think the trick is finding a way to inspire yourself when you’re feeling the opposite. Surround yourself with inspiration. Ask yourself what inspires you and put it all in once place, maybe a notebook, so you can flip through whenever you want to get something done. You could do it with anything that needs work to get done. 

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For me, it’s a combination of my blog and my two online shops that I need to work on more. So I want to gather together things to inspire me. I’m a very visual person, so my inspiration notebook will be filled with photos of fashion, craft rooms etc, articles about successful businesses and inspiring quotes. 

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More of a digital person? Do it online. Pinterest looks like a great way to gather inspiring things together in one place. I just got my invitation today after a few weeks of being on the waiting list so I can’t wait to get started. We’ll see how it goes.
 
What inspires you? How do you inspire yourself when you feel lazy?
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My week 13

Ok, serious lack of photos from during the week. I was not well at all on tuesday and had to stay home from work for the first time with this job. I never take sick days so this was for a good reason. So we will have to make do with what I’ve got.
 
The bf had the same virus so couldn’t come over to take care of me but my housemates’ cat Rose was my nurse instead. 
 

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Her idea of taking care of me was to head-butt me in my face, walk over my stomach (ouch) and stick her nose, then her paw in my ear. 
 
She was also very sweet and curled up next to my head and a bit underneath. Kinda like a furry pillow. I am so getting my own cat one day 🙂
 
I had to take some photos of her, even though I look as awful as I felt, since she looked so cute. Covered it up ok with a filter though, ha ha.
 
On Sunday, I went to a car boot sale and got:

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A teapot shaped like a carousel! – £1
2 Harry Potter board games in perfect condition – £2
A tea set where the tea cups have feet! So cute! – £1 for 4 teacups and saucers
2 films – 30p and 50p I think.
 
How was your week?

 

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Outfit post: I love dresses

Being a tomboy as a teen, if you had told me that I would own as many dresses as I do now, I would have looked at you in disgust. My love of dresses has only lasted the last few years, but it’s a love affair that I can never see dying. Plus they hide my thighs superbly!
 
Now you’ve seen this dress before hanging on my wardrobe when I first bought it a couple of weeks ago, but I finally wore it to work.

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Look – natural light! At 8 in the morning I am impressed! Looking forward to getting a proper camera and a tripod.
 
I love the shape of this dress – it fits me like a glove.

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Yes I must insist on holding out the skirt (I am such a girl). You would have had to suffer some twirling pics but I really don’t fancy falling down the stairs.

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This is my version of wearing pastels. Probably about as close as I’ll get for now.

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I love this hairband. It’s from H&M and I was originally going to get the black but I liked the contrast against my hair.

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Didn’t get a photo of them on but I teamed the dress with tights and these shoes which I love! Medium heel and something different for work instead of courts. 
 
Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Hairband: H&M
Shoes: New Look
 
How is everyone enjoying the sunshine?
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My week 12

So, blog post number 50. Exciting!
 
Here is my slightly belated week in photos. Lots of food and running – totally balance each other out. 

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*Another 1930s shoe from my calendar – I’m really liking this decade in terms of footwear
*I wore my new zebra blouse on Monday both to work and the Fiona McIntosh talk for the Manchester Fashion Network which was great btw.
*My face – just to prove to you that I in fact have a face.
*Butternut squash and sweet potato soup and a magazine – lovely!
*Went to Wales for most of Friday for work. Was amazed at the name of one of the towns we went to: Llanfairpwllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Awesome.
*Couldn’t find Rose for a bit. Turns out that she had found a tiny space on my bookshelf to hide in. 
*I splurged on makeup this week.
*Enchiladas make the weekend awesome.
*I enjoyed running around dressed as Gromit on Sunday. We raised £65! Wanted to die in my suit with the hot weather, but it was worth it.
*May have stopped off at Hey Little Cupcake…in costume. Oh yes (I also drove my car in costume – another weird thing to tick off my list). Went for a mint whoopie thing but saw that it was the last day they were selling these savoury cupcakes: Smoked salmon and cream cheese. So got one for later. Another interesting new thing I’ve tried. 
 
So how was your week?
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