Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Some Of My Favourite Things Lately

After reading a rather huffy email first thing this morning, I decided that I could continue to be annoyed by the words I had read and let it ruin my day, or forget about it and enjoy a positive day! The latter sounds good to me because a stupid email is totally not worth getting angry over! 

So here is an uplifting blogpost from me today, and a bunch of random things that cheer me up!


I've been looking for a decorative pineapple ornament for the home since the Easter so when I popped in to TK Maxx a couple of weeks ago and saw this sitting on the shelf, I picked it up straight away! It was the only one left, and although it's a little tarnished on the top, at £5.99 it was a bargain I couldn't resist! 


These hedgehog slippers are super adorable and I love them so much! They're lined with fleece and has a pom pom for a nose... what's not to like! My cousin bought me them for Christmas, they're from Topshop but I'm not sure if there available anymore. They're just the cutest!


Can never have too many lip balms, especially during the cold season. Blistex have launched Happy Lips, a new lip balm that comes in two fruity flavours. Mouthwatering Mango and Simple Sensational Strawberry. I haven't opened the Mango one yet because the packaging is personalised and has my name on it. Things with my name on them makes me happy so I kind of want to keep it in tact for now! If you'd like to try these new lip balms, they are available from Boots for £2.49 each.


I know that the trend is "sooooo last season" and during the middle of winer, the sight of anything tropical is far from suitable, but I don't care because I have an eternal love for all things pineapple! It's a fun trend and reminds me of Summer, or being on holiday. This porcelain miniature pineapple necklace from Ohh Deer, and isn't the cutest necklace you've ever seen!


Talking of necklaces, I've been wearing this coin pendant from Azuni a lot lately. A coin pendant is something I've been looking for but it has never been the right one. This one has a really nice quote on it, it says:

"Happiness is the journey, not the destination"

It's something I needed to hear this month, and is a nice reminder for when I'm wearing the necklace.


I received this through the post from Arran Aromatics and it was a total surprise. Really made my day! It's a limited edition candle for Valentine's Day and is packaged in a heart shaped gift box! It's smells like a bouquet of fresh flowers - it's perfect!


CATS RULE! Yeah, they do! 

I love this sweater though. I'm always a bit wary of that they're made of the thick fabric, they always make me look bulky but this one from Brat & Suzie's Spring collection is a flattering, lovely long sleeved top. 

Although now that I've formed a strong bond with my family's miniature Poodle (Bonnie), I feel kind of mean for wearing a sweater that says dogs drool, haha! And speak of the devil....


Here's the little Miss Bonnie, distracting me from doing work!


I couldn't post a pic of Bonnie and not one of Oscar, so here's my babe! (God, he's got a big face!!!)


Sometimes, I get really random parcels. Not that I'm complaining, I LOVE a good surprise. This month, E45 (yes, the cream!) sent me their new Repair And Protect Overnight Hand Lotion plus a pretty dreamcatcher and a dream dictionary! I've always been intrigued as to whether dreamcatchers work and now I can find out! Also, if anyone wants to know what their dreams mean, I'm your gal!


Another happy find from TK Maxx! For the longest time ever, I forgot that TK Maxx even existed but it is becoming my favourite place to shop this past 4 weeks! I love going in there and having a proper rummage for goodies. I bought this Kelloggs Cornflakes tin as Niki broke our sugar jar before Christmas. They had lots of other designs, including a Kelloggs Frosties one, but I love how simple the Corn Flakes one looked. I think it was £5.


I look forward to baths every night because that's my 'me time' and it's how I relax. I come out of the bathroom a different person!! I'm running low on Lush goodies but I've got a couple of Candy Mountains and a jar of Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly left. Time to pop in to Lush soon and stock up on some bubble bars!


Project PAINT-EVERYTHING-WHITE has begun. After months of pondering, I've decided to make a start on painting everything in my flat white! All of the furniture are dark wood so I'm excited to give it a whole new look. I am enjoying this little project, I look forward to painting after work! I've got 3 tables, 4 bedside tables and two sets of wardrobe to paint. 

Two down, seven to go!


Share:

31 comments

  1. Oh wow. I absolutely need that cat jumper haha! So adorable :)

    KatHorrocks.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I absolutely love that pineapple, I can't believe it was only £5.99! The Arran Aromatics candle sounds really lovely, too.

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the lush sweetie pie shower jelly, that pineapple is fabulous!

    Coleoftheball xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Super cute pictures!

    www.julialundin.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awww, those hedgehog slippers are the cutest!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That pineapple necklace is adorable. Lovely photographs too x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  7. these pictures are so cute ! It's always a good time for something tropical ! Especially pineapples ! :)

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love all the little things you picked out, especially the pineapple items and the hedgehog slippers!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The jumper is so cute! I love anything with a cat on it :)

    Adorethee.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pineapples are so cute loving the ornament! Might have to take a trip to TKMAXX after reading this fab post!x

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the pineapple! It's such a bargain as well. I picked up a dreamcatcher a few weeks back, I love having one in my room.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

    ReplyDelete
  12. Aww What lovely things....Looking at them has cheered me up! I love your slippers! So cute x

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love Your sweter, being frazy cat lady I already startem looking for one :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Those slippers are so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  15. So many lovely things. I love your cute slipper socks & that copper pineapple. I've been using the new Blistex Happy Lips & they're making look forward to Spring even more
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have a lot of love for the gold pineapple!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the cats rule sweater omg haha and that pineapple ornament is HOT. I hope you are ok now lovely x

    ReplyDelete
  18. I can't say there is a single thing I don't like in this post, Love everything, So many cute things!

    http://arnellavanilla.com/category/home/

    ReplyDelete
  19. There are no words for how much I need that Brat & Suzie sweater! x

    ReplyDelete
  20. Absolutely love this post Sarah! It's so nice to read something a bit different - also, your cat is adorable!

    Hayley x

    www.frockmeimfamous.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I wish I could pick a few things that I love, but I can't lie I love absolutely everything that you have posted.. Especially that pineapple ornament and those hedgehog slippers!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

    ReplyDelete
  22. Awesome stuff !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. I have been hunting for a little pineapple ornament for a while too! recently found one in the form of a candle from h&m home for £3.99!
    Emma x
    www.theturquoisedoor.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lots of lovely things in this post, I can see why they are your favourites! Those little hedgehog slippers are so cute (as are Oscar and Bonnie!!) and I love that happiness necklace, I'd love a dream book too as I have some very odd reoccurring dreams that surely must mean something! :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a lovely feel good collection!

    ReplyDelete
  26. what a lovely post of pretty things, i hope you did feel better for the rest of the day! i love the pineapple, and the necklace as well. and cute slippers and socks with animal faces are the best:-) xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. The Hedgehog slippers are so cute!
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

    ReplyDelete
  28. You have the adorable pets, and I love how you're painting everything white!

    Emily | ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. So much inspiration!
    thanks
    I absolutely adore Cat's rule :DDDD
    I needed this one
    Yukova
    My Fashion Blog

    ReplyDelete
  30. I'm still on board with the pineapple trend, though it seems to have faded :P I was shopping with my friend once and pointed out a cute pineapple print something I liked, and my friend looked at me, rolled her eyes, and said, "Ohhh so you're one of those piiiineapple people," hahha. How are you liking The Dream Dictionary from A to Z? I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but I love the cover! It's gorgeous! Also loving your hedgehog slippers and Corn Flakes tin :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The book is ok. A nice idea but a bit repetitive, to be honest. Let me know if there's anything you want me to look up! x

      Delete

I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on my blogpost! Please leave your comments and questions here, or feel free to tweet me with any queries!

© Temporary:Secretary | UK Fashion & Beauty Blogger | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig