What feels like the longest month is nearly over… Its been a roller-coaster one for me with having an op but there have been some lovely things also that have made my January be filled with smiles.
Let’s start with
MY PURPLE SUITCASE
I searched high and low for a suitcase as I needed one for all my worldly goods at the hospital, and just at the last minute I found this one for £30. It’s called a Grant carry on case if you were looking for one too. I know that if I need to spend the night away this beaut will be coming with me.
MUSIC OF THE MONTH
If you like listening to covers of songs then you may like to take a nosey at
This one I’ve picked out is actually his own I believe. He has such a lovely tone to his voice
FOOD I’M LOVING
There were these sitting on a shelf asking to be bought so I couldn’t say no.
I love white chocolate and these didn’t let the side down. Truly delicious. Hopefully I can find them again as they were from a small shop.
Whether you like a bap or bread, you got to try mushy peas on the bottom then a fishcake. Chips are optional.
I’ve always loved fishcakes since I was little but never tried this and if I feel like treating myself this will be it.
WORD OF THE MONTH
The song by Sia gave me the inspiration. I knew I had a tough end to the month, so the lyrics and that word got me through.
BOOK I RECOMMEND
If you love RuPaul or Drag Race you will love this book he bought out.
It’s full of positivity and inspirational quotes like this one for example
I love RuPaul as a person and not just as a performer.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
This one describes me I guess and I love it when a quote speaks volumes.
What have you enjoyed this month?
I like most things with quotes on it as I think it’s really expressive and can say exactly what you are thinking without speaking a word.
Love a good mug so these are a few I’ve picked that stood out to me.
You like making statements with your makeup so why not with a make up bag and a witty quote on it.
The collection here of mugs and makeup bags are positive and quirky. Nothing wrong with plain but standing out in the crowd is loads more fun.
When it comes to those things that really mean something in your life, like big things. The ones that you have to make a decision on, depending how you feel.
So do you listen what your head is saying or how it makes your heart feel… here’s my thoughts on it…
Things that are going to impact your life, every aspect of it, of course Thought and consideration comes into play. But it’s really how it makes you feel when you envision yourself already having it.
I know when that thing has made me smile from ear to ear it’s a feeling of happiness and joy.
So I think I believe it’s heart over head. But each person their own look on it I guess.
I’m usually a person who likes to write her blog posts and post them on the same day.
But sometimes you need to schedule some in amongst other things too.
I am going to schedule posts this week for Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. If my creative juices are flowing I may have some up for the following week too. If not please bear with me while I recover from my operation.
I thought I’d find some pins that’ll help you with the scheduling process too.
I can’t credit the owner as the pins were pinned 🙈
Hope you find them helpful. You could even print them out if you like.
There’s few things that help me at bedtime to nod off…
I swear by this pillow spray by feather and down with its lavender scent it leaves me relaxed and ready for sleep.
My hot water bottle is very much loved and well used. I love being warm when I go to sleep so once its cooled down I like the weight of it on my chest (something to do with anxiety relief (bit like those weighted blankets) … Don’t worry it’s done up super tight.
I suffer with poor circulation in my hands and feet so I like my feet to be kept toastie in bed… Actually at all times. So a pink pair of fluffy socks are usually found on my feet.
Music is so soothing when you play the right kind so either my headphones go on or my Alexa and usually soppy shit on the radio does the trick.
There’s a few apps too… One is insight timer which is a meditation app and the other is Sleepo which has relaxing sounds to sooth you at any time you need it. I love a crackling fire sound.
What are your bedtime essentials?
When it really comes down to it, you become the person you believe you’d become.
If you spend all your thoughts believing you won’t make it, you will never make it.
If you spend all your thoughts thinking that it’s impossible, it becomes impossible for you.
But if you spend your thoughts and energy believing it is possible, it suddenly becomes possible.
Doors will open for you, ideas will come your way. Your dreams will start coming true. You have everything you need within you to live your dreams,
But first of all you have to believe
This post can apply at any time but I think January is the optimum time to do it.
Of course having one diary can of course be helpful… But sometimes if you are a stationery addict and like getting your shit together then include some of these kind of notebooks/ journals below.
So this is a weekly spread type diary. Where you can quickly note down what you have to do or have done. I like to use this for keeping track of when my blog posts have been published. To look back on the topics with ease. Love the little note section on the opposite side, really helpful.
This is my book I write in every night. It has a space at the top to write what went on in the day, you could even draw there instead. It also asks you a question that gets you thinking. I like the concept of that.
This notepad only arrived yesterday and I was so excited. It has so many pages and 10 sections. Got to plan what subjects are going in there. It was really affordable and can be used for literally anything.
Lastly I have a 5 minute ls before bed journal which I don’t think would see you through the year so it’s one to more down special things in. I want it to be a positive thought provoking one. But you can use them as you wish. I had it for Christmas but I am pretty sure Paperchase still do it.
Am I the only stationery obsessed one around here, i hope not.