30 April 2013

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (April 2013)


Another month gone and another month closer to my adventure, I'm so excited (news on that coming soon!), April has been such a fun month for me and we're finally seeing signs of Spring! I really don't know how to sum up April it's definitely taught me quite a few things and made me realise a lot about myself I've had to work hard this month to keep a healthy mind and thankfully I've had a lot to help me get through it so I hope you find these links as useful as I did.

 30 Day Positivity Challenge - I love this idea it's such a great way to practice self-love.

 How Your Office Space Can Affect You Blogging, And What To Do About It

 A Beautiful Ripple Effect: How To Save a Life - I always strive to be a better person and these are some simple things to practice daily which could make a difference however small to your fellow humans.


 Beat the Bullies - I've been thinking about my own experience of bullies lately and what a negative affect it had on me growing up, I think things are a lot worse for kids now but the best way is to not give them a voice and not let them affect you because in the end they simply won't matter.

 20 Thoughts To Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression

 Maintaining a Healthy Brain While Working Online - Awesome tips and swapping out those sugary snacks and replacing them with fresh fruit and seeds definitely boosts your productivity power.


 How Do I Get Noticed? - Crochet extraordinaire Twinkie Chan shares some tips for small business owners, I often get asked this question and although my shop is nowhere near as popular as Twinkie's I believe if you work hard and don't give up that eventually you will find success.

 10 Ways to Tank Your Traffic

 How Blogging Has Helped Open Doors To Friendship And Career Opportunities - Nubby shares her story on how blogging has affected her life and the amazing opportunities it has given her.


 10 Lessons For Creatives From Lena Dunham - Awesome tips here for fellow creatives from the girl in the know Lena Dunham.

 Miyazaki for Kids: Using Animation to Promote Strong, Healthy Girlhood

 Never Stop Learning - I could not agree with this more and I believe if you have a dream you should do everything you can to achieve it.


 Five Staples to a Domestic Art Goddess's Day - Simple tips on how to keep a relaxed and creative environment.

 10 Reasons Why The Addams Family is Awesome(ly Feminist)

 10 Kind Ways to Deeply and Unabashedly Fall in Love with Yourself - "Self-love is the biggest gift you can ever give yourself. It’s the greatest freedom you’ll ever experience."


 D.I.Y. Kitty Ear Bowler Hat - I've been seeing these hats everywhere lately and I absolutely adore them, this is such a simple tutorial that will bring cuteness an old boring hat.

 30 Creative Ways to Repurpose Photos

 D.I.Y Cloud Sweater - This is the perfect way to add a bit of spring to your clothes and absolutely adorable  I'm definitely adding this to my projects list!


 10 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day in 10 Minutes Or Less - The perfect little remedies for when life is getting you down, I use every single ones of these and they are an instant mood booster!

 Helen Mirren Confronts The Final Female Taboo

 9 Things Everyone Should Try Alone - Everyone should try and do at least one of these things this month, there's nothing quite like getting over your inhibitions and enjoying your own company.








Love & Buttercups
Cate
xoxo

25 April 2013

Read, Watch, Wear, Play


April started off pretty quiet for me which meant I had some time to myself to catch up on my hobbies but it's ended kinda crazy so who knows when I'll have time to chillax again. I tried to try out as many new and different things as I could this month and although most of it I didn't really enjoy I have found some real gems so here are my top faves you all should check out!

I promised myself I would try to read an actual book this month but alas decided to catch up on my comic book reading instead and treat myself to the new Avengers Assemble series. I honestly don't read enough Marvel but I really liked The New Avengers series so though I'd give this one a try and I'm glad I did, in relation I totally need this in my life!

Saying Game of Thrones would be obvious so I thought I would instead share another show I have recently discovered, Community. I know, I know this is another TV show I'm late to the party on but I honestly hadn't heard anything about it until recently and I'm so happy I gave it a try as it is sooooo funnny and an instant mood boster, I often watch it when I'm on the exercise bike and can get through 3 - 4 episodes easily, so if you're not watching it yet what are you waiting for it's hilarious!!!

Ok so this isn't really a new find for me but it's only this year that I finally got my hands on some awesome designs from their shop and I've pretty much spend the whole month wearing it. The reason why I waited so long to get any was because I was paranoid about the fit and that they wouldn't be flattering BUT I'm so happy that it's the complete opposite, Black Milk make the most flattering clothes ever!

Thank you Supernatural for introducing me to this awesome band as I have been listening to this album non-stop this month and I love it, I just can't believe I'm only hearing about them now. I honestly have no idea what's going on in the music world at the moment and my last big find was The Black Keys so I'm so glad I've found a new band I can listen to.


What are some of your favourite things this months, do you have anything to reccomend to me?
Love & Strawberries
Cate
xoxo

20 April 2013

Bye, Bye Google Reader


Some of you may not already know but Google Reader is soon to become a relic of internets past much like the recently parted MSN Messenger (R.I.P.) but don't worry as there are alternative ways you can catch up on my latest blog posts.

Bloglovin' is pretty much the new Google Reader and in just one easy click you can import all your old reader feeds into it. Bloglovin' is also a great place to find new bloggers and most of the blogs I currently follow are happy discoveries found via them.

If you haven't already liked me on Facebook then go do it, not only do you get updates on when new posts go up but also updates on my Etsy and Storenvy shops as well as sneak peeks from my Instagram feed.

Twitter is probably the best way you can keep up to date with me as I always post important information and updates there first as well as chatting with people, posting pictures and generally talking nonsense, so be sure to follow me!


Love & Cupcakes
Cate
xoxo

15 April 2013

Inspirational Quotes #37

"I always wear what I’m comfortable in. If one designer doesn’t like what I’m wearing, the next one will."
- Coco Rocha



10 April 2013

Winter is HERE!!!


Although it's "officially" summertime here in Winterfell there is still a little bit of snow left on the ground. March ended with me being knee deep in snow unable to leave my cave so I did what any other person would do I put on my snow gear and built some epic snow sculptures!


Building snowmen is a surprisingly good workout and so much fun to, there's just something about snow that turns me into a big kid again and my snow building started to attract an audience, several times I caught my neighbours poking their heads out the window to see what I was doing....


Of course I wasn't building any old snowman, nope I decided to build a Direwolf to stand guard outside Winterfell and protect us from those White Walkers and as Easter was on its way I also built a giant bunny who I named Frank.


I probably had way too much fun building these and now part of me wants to move to the North Pole and become a snow totem builder but I'm a child of summer and as fun as snow is I need me some sun already!

Is there still snow where you guys are and what's the craziest snowman you've ever built?
Love & Snowflakes
Cate
xoxo
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