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Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Sunday Catch Up: Long time no type, an exciting project with Carly & the future!

Hello.
Hello, long time no type. It's nice to see you again, I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far. A week is such a long time in the bloggersphere, things seem to change at lightening speed and I'm certainly struggling to keep up.

I'm still kind of stuck in that rut a few weeks back, I'm slowly building the ladder that will hopefully allow me to climb out and dust myself off which is taking longer than I had hoped but you know, it is what it is and it'll take as long as it takes.

I'm a firm believer that there's a reason for everything & from this I've learned just how rare it is to find a friend that will be there to listen whenever you need it, no questions asked. Sometimes things take a little while to work through in your head, sometimes plans take time to come to fruition, and real friends will be there right beside you for as long as it takes. Fake friends won't. They'll think one 'cheer up' will magically make everything better or at least just expect you to pretend to be happy because otherwise you're just an inconvenience. I don't need people like that in my life and now I don't, I feel much better.
Exciting project!
My bestie in the bloggersphere, Carly and I are currently working on something we think is pretty exciting & we'll be telling all very soon but the image on the left is a bit of a clue (yes that is little Ralphie wearing a bow tie - too sweet!!)! I've been really wanting to work with Carly on something for a long time, it took me a few weeks to pluck up the courage to ask because I was crossing my fingers so tightly that she would say yes & when she did I was over the moon!

There's a lot more to it than we first anticipated but that's okay because we're having a lot of fun with it. We have no idea if it will ever end up going anywhere at all, but even if it doesn't I'm just super happy we've had the chance to collaborate on something. And if it does, then we'll be absolutely thrilled!

Carly is such a talented illustrator, she has the ability to read jumbled emails from me, that never really make a lot of sense, and turn them into the most beautiful illustrations while adding her own incredible ideas into the mix too that I never would have thought of in a million years. Thank you for being so amazing, Carly!



Home. 
Mark and I have been talking a lot about our plans for the future over the past week and it's really nice to know that we share the same hopes and goals. He recently got a promotion at work, which he thoroughly deserves because he always works so hard and I'm so unbelievably proud of him. It also means that some of our dreams aren't as far away as I once thought they were. I'm so excited for the next few years! 

In less exciting news...
Unfortunately I have to go back to the dentist tomorrow for a filling, needless to say I'm not looking forward to it at all. It doesn't help that my dentist isn't particularly friendly, most of them are really nice apparently but I got the mean one, typical! At least I won't have to try and make polite small talk though I suppose, which I always fail miserably at - I always end up saying something completely ridiculous or I get tongue-tied and end up embarrassing myself. Always the awkward one.

I'll be spending this afternoon catching up on replying to comments, I'm super behind again but I'm for sure looking forward to catching up on your posts! I've missed reading blogs over the past week but I must admit I'm a little scared to see over on Bloglovin' just how many unread posts I have! 

How are you? Are you having a lovely Sunday? 
xoxo

50 comments:

  1. Aha, my old dentist was really weird and my mum couldn't stand him! I'm really excited about our project too! I hope we can bring it all together and that people will like it and enjoy the characters - they are sure to love Ralphie though! <3 xxx

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  2. Aww cant wait to here more about the collab ralphie looks adorable with the bowtie. Good luck with the filling!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  3. Oh I'm so looking forward to hearing what you and Carly have planned! That illustration is super cute :)
    Good luck at the dentist tomorrow! It's best not to try to make small talk whilst you're having fillings anyway...

    Jess xo

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  4. Yay! I can't wait to see what you guys have planned, I just know you're bunny collabo is going to be EPIC. I hope the dentist isn't so bad :(

    Tara xo

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  5. It's good to see you back, Jennie! :) Hope your dentist visit goes fine and am excited to see what the new project brings! My weekend has been pretty boring so far, and I'm off to a hairdresser just now, which can either make it great or totally ruin it! xxx

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    1. Aww I hope you love your new hair! xo

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  6. I can't wait to hear about your project :) good luck at the dentist! xx

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  7. missed you this week! i'm glad you're busy cooking up something exciting, and congratulations to Mark :) i agree about the dentist and not having to make small talk - it happens at the hairdressers and i'm terrible at it! xx

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    1. Thank you!! Ahh I'm glad I'm not the only one <3

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  8. Sounds like things are really exciting at the moment for you - minus the filling, don't worry I got a mean dentist too! - Looking forward to what you and Carly have planned. Sounds interesting!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  9. Oh dear, fingers crossed your dentist is nice to you!
    Also, Ralphie is the cutest haha xx

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  10. Hope your dentist appointment goes well... I sadly had a very moody dentist when I was getting my braces a few years ago - they used to laugh at me when I'd ask questions. So glad I was a woman in my 30s because I can imagine younger girls and boys would've been made so uncomfortable by their behaviour!

    Victoria

    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Oh, that doesn't sound nice at all! xo

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  11. I can't wait to hear about your project! -Hanna Lei

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  12. Glad to see a post of yours pop up. Good luck at the dentist & I'm curious for your project!

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  13. Exciting stuff about this project! Can't wait to hear what it is all about :)
    Me and Ben have just started to really focus about what the next few years and maybe we might even be able to buy somewhere!! Exciting times - and if it doesn't happen...?? then it's not the right time, exactly as you said xx

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  14. Wishing you and Carly all the very best with your exciting venture, can't wait to read all about it! I know what you mean about catching up with blogs, I have been waaaaayyyyyy behind, and I haven't even got around to replying to comments on my post yet! Congrats to Mark too for his promotion! x

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  15. Can you not change to another dentist, one that is a bit more friendly? Excited to find out more about this project of yours xx

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    1. I never like to cause a fuss - she was actually really nice to me this time around! xo

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  16. Excited to find out about your project :) I had a family weekend as its my parents 25th wedding anniversary which as was really lovely :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  17. AW the illustration is so cute! Ralphie looks adorable in his bowtie! (really want one for my bunny now!)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Ohh this sounds exciting, Raplphie in a bow tie..yes!! Fab Mark got promoted too, yay for him, isn't it such a fab feeling when things start to fall into place for you? Hope you're well lovely! x

    The Little Things

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    1. It absolutely is! Thank you so much sweet <3

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  19. That little background(?) illustration is adorable! The little bow tie on Ralphie, awww. I hope it all works out beautifully :) xx

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  20. That illustration looks so cute!
    Looking forward to seeing what you and Carly have planned!
    Good luck at the dentist too!
    :) xx

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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  21. your new project sounds exciting!! especially if the picture is anything to go by!! Ralphie in a bow tie aawwwww xx

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  22. That illustration is so cute! Looking forward to hearing about your new project :) x

    http://lovetelina.blogspot.com

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  23. Congrats on your new project, it looks and sounds wonderful :-) The future plans sound amazing too, lots to look forward to <3

    Sophie xx
    soinspo.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. That sounds amazing! I'm really gald you enjoy working with Carly, it looks wonderful :)x

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  25. Oh no I feel your pain - I have awful toothache at the minute :'( it's the worst pain ever! xxxxxx

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    1. Oh noo, I hope you feel better soon! <3

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