Friday, 18 May 2012

Five Things & Five Blogs I Love Friday 033.

Oh gosh, I can't quite believe how long it has been since I last sat down to write one of these posts. I can certainly say it has been far too long.

Every single item in this store is perfect, absolutely perfect. This necklace in particular is just lovely, it's the perfect dainty & elegant piece that would look stunning with any outfit. As the years go by, my love for classic jewellery pieces increases and there is no other word that describes this necklace as well as perfect does. It's beautiful! 

Two. The 30 Day Shred. 
I feel like I can put this in a things I love post right now, because as of yet I haven't started it. I remember when everyone was talking about this around a year ago and I think on almost every post I commented saying, 'ooh I really must try this out!' I never got around to it, until now. I've been getting a little tubby in recent months, various things have been getting me down and I did what I always do in times like that, I reach for the cake. These negative things have left my life now and I'm feeling happier than ever, so I'm using this opportunity to finally improve my fitness levels because it's just not cool for a twenty three year old to be as unfit as I am! I know that Jillian is going to kick my butt, however I'm oddly excited for the DVD to arrive! I have chosen the 30 day shred specifically because it's a 30 day plan, so I'm hoping I'll feel guilty about missing a day and stick to it properly. Without a rigid structure I know I won't keep going with it. I'm terrible! Hopefully I won't injure myself!

Three. Etsy. 

Over the past week or so I've been spending a lot of time browsing Etsy because I'm looking to set up my own little photographic print shop & I thought it would be good to do a little bit of market research. I'm blown away by how many amazingly talented and creative people there are out there really making the most of their gifts. It's so wonderful and so inspiring to see people doing exactly what they love to do. I hope that one day I can be even half as successful as some of the sellers on Etsy!


Finding the perfect artwork for the walls of your house is a lot harder than I first imagined it to be. There are so many wonderful artists making such lovely prints, that it can often be hard to choose! Sometimes though, when you first lay your eyes on something, you just fall in love and that is what I have done with this print. It just makes me smile!


Urban Outfitters is full of gorgeous home wear and I often find myself having a little browse. These are both items that I have completely fallen in love with, especially the clock! I saw it in person in a John Lewis store a couple of weeks ago and it's equally as stunning in real life!


xoxo

41 comments:

  1. aww thanks for including my blog on the blogs you love! <3 xo

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  2. oh the necklace on the first picture are really beautiful ♥

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  3. Oh I love urban outfitters homeware! I desperately want the giant world map that they have, and probably about 10 of their quilts. Way out of my budget, but a girl can dream.
    A photographic print store would be amazing Jennie! Your photos are beautiful. An exciting step!
    xxx

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    1. Hehe I'm the same! Aww thank you <3 xo

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  4. The Teddy Bear lamp is so cute and the necklace is stunning Jennie xx

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  5. There's a kitty cushion from UO that I've been lusting after for ages! :)

    Jayde x

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    1. aww they have some super cute things! xo

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  6. I have never seen a lamp like that before and I've just fallen in love with it! x

    xkerryw.blogspot.com

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    1. It's super cute & unusual! xo

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  7. love your five things post, and good luck with the 30 day shred, I did it earlier this year...its a killer but wellll worth it! xxo

    http://tillls.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I love that Teddy Bear lamp!xx

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  9. I love prints like that! I'm desperate to try my hand at lino printing, not done it since school x

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    1. Ahh I know, me either. I loved it at school! xo

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  10. I must get back on the 30 Day Shred! Hard work but it makes you feel SO good after!
    Thank you SOO much for featuring me in your '5 Blogs I Love Friday' list! Amazing thing to come home to after a 4 hour train journey! xxxx

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    1. I'm super scared of it but I know it'll make me feel so much better! Aww you're welcome lovely! xo

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  11. Etsy is brilliant, it's budding with creative talent. I'm going to have a browse now... you've tempted me!

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    1. It's so lovely having a browse every so often! :) xo

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  12. love this post. Can't wait to see your new items to post out at etsy. The necklace is very pretty but wow...is too expensive
    3lin

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    1. It's totally an investment piece, something to be treasured forever!

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  13. The prints are gorgeous ...browsing some myself now :)

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  14. That print is brilliant! I'm always on the hunt for unique stuff like that because they're just so cute to hang up and decorate with! I tried the 30 day shred over Easter when I went home from uni and I really enjoyed it (she did kill me though initially)! I only did a week or so though and only the first stage since I just watched it on youtube but I could definitely see that it woiuld give good results if you continued with it (: Good luck with it! xxx

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    1. I hope I enjoy it too! Doing exercise you hate makes it ten times worse hehe xo

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  15. Oh thank you for adding me to your favourite blogs! yours is one of mine too xxxxxxx

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  16. i was just thinking i needed some new blog and here they are. thanks jennie :)

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  17. You have such good taste Jennie! Love that hilarious little teddy lamp and the print!

    Hope you like the 30 day shred. I don't think I'm being dramatic when I say... I think it changed my life. Seriously! i haven't actually done the full 30 days (lol, and i'm making these claims!) BUT the first time I did it for 17 days and lost 11 pounds, then went on holiday and ate and drank non stop for a fortnight and only regained 3lbs, so it's proper weight you lose, not just water weight. Anyway, i know i said it changed my life, and what i mean by that, is that it's totally changed my habits. Now I exercise pretty much every day unless i'm ridiculously busy or something, and i feel really guilty if i don't do some kind of work out! I really hope you get on with it. The first five days are HORRIBLE, like I could barely walk, but don't give up!! Best of luck xxxxxx

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    1. Aww that's so good, I won't give up! xo

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  18. Thanks for including me in your blog list! :) I've just moved house and I have some kind of addiction to clocks, so I'm completely in love with that John Lewis one haha!

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  19. Ah you absolute babe! I wondered why my followers had jumped up haha :) <3 xx

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  20. Ha, I just did a 30 day shred workout 10 minutes ago! I've had a couple false starts with it and I no longer use it as a daily workout. You do see a really fast change in your endurance with it, but the problem I had was that, since you repeat the same strength moves every single day without time off for your muscles to recover, I was feeling incredibly worn out by the fourth or fifth workout. Then I'd "take a day off" to rest, but after my day off, it was easy to say, I've already failed at the "30 day" program, so I might as well take another day off... then next thing I knew, two weeks had gone by! In terms of having a program to stick to, I've had better luck with the Couch to 5K running program (I just finished week 4 and I've already lost 8 pounds, and that's without changing my eating habits), and I just started supplementing it with 30 Day Shred workouts every couple of days to build strength. However you choose to use the Jillian Michaels dvd, I'd love to read updates on your progress if you're willing to blog about your experience!

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  21. So agree about the prints, we're renting and can't hang anything on the walls so its really annoying. But I am dreaming of the day when we buy our own house and I have lots of walls and space to fill! Love finding new blogs too, great list!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  22. I love everything here! x

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