Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Week #4

I've started to design my weekly layouts to what I'm feeling as well as choosing a Project Life card which were kindly sent to me by pen pals :) It was my anniversary on January 20th and we've been together for 3 years. We went out for a meal together the Friday before as I had work on the Sunday and Monday. The Middle also returned to UK TV on Comedy Central instead of Sky 1; I was so excited until I realized I had watched the new episodes online a few months ago! I also LOVE the cat sticky notes which were sent to me by a pen pal if I remember correctly, and I adore them! I'm going to buy them in the other colours when they run out.

How was your week?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My First Pair Of Dr Martens!

I bought a pair of Dr Martens 1460 W Patent Lamper White Blanc from tReds in their January sale. They're usually £89.99 but I bought them at £39.99, I couldn't pass this fantastic deal up! They were sold out completely of the black boots, and had sold out of my size in the white for a while. A few days later I checked their website and they only had my size in, so I went for it! 

My first reaction: I ordered the boots on the Friday evening, and got them on the Tuesday morning. When I opened the box and checked out the boots, I found a little scratch mark on the right boot (shown below) which isn't too much of a bother to me. I loosened the laces and stretched the insides out with my hand, folded the heels in and out a few times to soften the leather up so they wouldn't rub too much. 

I wore them the Wednesday for college; I made sure to wear a thick pair of socks which definitely helped the breaking in process, but by the end of the day I had a small blister on my left heel. I looked up a few breaking in tips and found that rubbing baby oil into the leather should help to soften up the leather, I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure there is no harm in giving it a go. My mom mentioned rubbing some Vaseline into the heel to also soften the backs, which has worked for me in the past with other shoes so I'll be doing that. 

Apart from the blister, I've also had a little problem with the tightness where the laces start on my foot. It was only on my right foot, but it was quite painful and left me with a bruise. I read that taking the laces out and stretching the boots will help with that so I will be giving that a go. Apart from that, these boots are now my favourite shoes and I will definitely invest in more Dr Martens!

Hello 2014! New Years Resolutions and an update

London's firework show on New Years eve 2013
Okay, so I'm 19 days late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I'm so sorry about not being up to date with blogging, I've had a mad few weeks. I was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome (it's a sleeping disorder, click the link to learn more about it). I've also not had much time to get online and blog properly, but that's one of my resolutions this year, to blog more regularly :)

I've written down a few simple goals for myself to complete this year and put them in my Filofax so I can see them often. 

I plan to take my theory test by March, and my practical by July. I also want to lose 20lbs by the time I finally go to meet my best friend Shannon in July as well as taking part in the Sunderland colour run! I am going to be saving up money throughout the year to go on trips. The volunteering is apart of my paramedic science course for uni; I have to complete roughly 50-60 hours of volunteering with adults and the elderly before I apply to uni. Even though I won't be getting paid for a whole year (I'll still be working part time at a supermarket), I am really looking forward to it!

I am a huge fan of Bubzbeauty on Youtube, and when I watched her video "12 Resolutions Everyone Should Make" I completely agreed with the resolutions she mentioned. For me personally, these resolutions will help me be more laid back and positive, and I would recommend others to follow suit :) I'm also going to be writing these in my Filofax to remind myself each day!
  1. Enjoy life now
  2. Mind your own business
  3. Use your mouth carefully
  4. Live life with appreciation
  5. Stop comparing
  6. Let go of the past
  7. Do yourself a favour and forgive
  8. Love yourself
  9. Accept that not everyone will like you
  10. Give out more and receive more
  11. Stop worrying
  12. Teach to learn. Learn to teach.

My Week #1/2/3 of 2014

My first week of 2014!
I have to apologize for being AWOL from blogging for the past few weeks. I have just been diagnosed with Kleine-Levin syndrome, which is a sleeping disorder. Over Christmas it effected me and I ended up sleeping for roughly 10 days; but since then I've been okay. So I went to the doctor, had blood tests and he diagnosed me just over a week ago. As well as that, I've just been doing college work and haven't had too much time to take photos and blog.

My week #2 - One of my favourite week layouts so far!
My week #3
I hope to be blogging more regularly this year, I've missed it!

My Week #51 and #52 of 2013

My Week #51
My Week #52