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Friday, 10 January 2014

Five Things & Five Blogs I'm Loving this Friday #47

Happy Friday! I hope that you've got some exciting plans for the weekend, or if like me you've got an essay to write, I hope it goes well! We can totally do this! In the mean time, here are a few things I've been loving this week...
+ My Paperchase Organiser
Some of my favourite blogging ladies have been posting pictures of their sweet 2014 diaries over the last week or so and I was really tempted to invest in one from The Magic Notebook like the beautiful Michelle did, but in the end I opted to buy some new refills for my Paperchase Organiser. I like that I have the option to buy new pages as and when I need them with this because I always seem need more pages for notes, I'm a serial scribbler I think! 

+ The stunningly simple cover for The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Usually Man Booker Prize winning books aren't my cup of tea, but The Luminaries is one that I'm intrigued by. It's an enormous book at over 800 pages and although I'm a little intimidated by it at the moment, I'm also excited to start reading! I think I'll have to save this one for the Easter holidays or whenever I have some spare time to dedicate to it but for now, I'm very happy to have this beautiful cover sitting on my shelf waiting for me! 

+ Yankee Cande Fireside Treats Wax Tart
Out of the three scents that I bought for my new oil burner fireside treats is my absolute favourite. Sweet scents aren't usually ones that I go for because sometimes I think they can be a little over the top, but this one is really divine and I totally see why everyone who has tried it seems to love it so much! 

+ Dove Frizz-Free Cream Serum*
I know pretty much nothing about hair products and I usually stay away from anything like this for fear it will make my hair look oily. A few days ago I was going somewhere I needed to look vaguely presentable and not like I'd just been dragged through a hedge backwards. Unfortunately my hair wasn't cooperating so I took a risk and used a tiny bit of this Dove Cream Serum for the first time and oh my goodness, it's a miracle worker! It seems to be almost totally light weight and didn't make my hair look oily at all.

+ Nirvana by Sam Smith.
I know I mentioned Sam Smith last week but, well I'm not going to lie, I'm straight up obsessed with his voice right now and his songs have been on repeat for the last week. I think Nirvana is my favourite but I keep changing my mind... they're all my favourites ;)

+ tattyboots
+ R for Rebecca
+ Ineffable Beauty
+ Lipstick Ergo Sum
+ Star Violet

Do you have any exciting weekend plans?
I'd love if you left a link to your current favourite blog in the comments!
Love, Jennie 
xoxo

106 comments:

  1. I love the feeling of a book waiting for me. And the organizer is too cute.
    A lovely post!

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  2. Ah, your diary is adorable!! I always go for my moleskin planner as it has tonnes of space on the page opposite the week for scribbles and lists!! And I am a girl who loves lists!!!
    Am really intruigued by the book too... looks like one that you put all of your attention too though and I just dont have the time for that at the moment!! !

    p.s I got an email from Organic Surge yesterday saying that I won your giveaway :) Made my day! Thank you gorgeous lady!

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    1. Lists are the best! Ohh yayyyy <3 <3

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  3. I'm still yet to jump on the Yankee Candle bandwagon - maybe i'll start with this scent!
    Sophie
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  4. i agree - that book cover is really pretty! it's so rare to see such pretty cover artwork these days. and that fireside treats yankee candle... i've really been wanting to try yankee candles and this one sounds so so so good! i won't give up until i find a way for me to get yankee candles here in hong kong! and thanks for linking 5 lovely blogs again, i've been on a blog-discovering kick lately, off to check out all 5 of them now :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. I agree, a lot of book covers especially seem to look quite samey at the moment, I love that this stands out for being really beautiful <3

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  5. I need a new organiser! That one is so cute :) x

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  6. Your organiser is beautiful, Jennie - I really need to look into getting something like that :)
    Off to check out some new blogs now, thanks for sharing!

    Jess xo

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  7. I love that part of New Year when you move everything from the old to the new diary.

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  8. I love your cute little organiser! I was looking on The Magic Notebook the other day and there were so many adorable things. Ooh, I also downloaded The Luminaries, it seems pretty chunky aha! Although The Goldfinch was also about 800 pages but it kept me totally hooked so it didn't seem that long at all. xxx

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    1. They are so lovely, maybe next year! Ooh that's on my must-read list for sure! xo

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  9. I love Sam Smith! He just won BBC Sound of 2014 this morning :). Also some great blog recommendations there.

    Ellie | mantrapixie | x

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    1. Ahh I know, I saw! So pleased for him <3

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  10. Your organiser is so cute, can't beat a bit of Paperchase! I was very tempted by a Magic Notebook one too but decided to stick with my Filofax this year. Stiiiiill haven't got round to ordering the refills for it yet though, oops! x

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    1. I know, that shop is dangerous for my bank balance! xo

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  11. Fireside treats is so nice! Mmmm love the smell :) Hope your essay writing goes well lovely! xx

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  12. I love your organiser, it is so pretty.

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  13. I love your organiser! I just bought one from paperchase and am obsessed. I'm glad I'm not the only one crazy about organisation :)

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  14. Love your organiser babe!

    I'm feeling your pain, I have an entire PR strategy to write this weekend and I'm sick, so I can think of so many things I would rather be doing I have to say..

    Sitting in my comfy bed now in my dressing gown attempting to start, but like you say, little by little!

    Rachel xxx

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    1. Good luck sweet! I'm sure you'll finish it super quickly <3

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  15. I know you shouldn't judge by it's cover, but I've been seeing that book everywhere and am really intrigued by it! That wax tart sounds amazing by the way, if it really does smell marshmallows it can only be a good thing :)

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    1. It really does, it's amazing <3

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  16. Love your organizer it's adorable :D I am one of those yankee-candle-virgins. Don't get me wrong I love scented candles, I just haven't seen that specific brand in Denmark yet :/

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    1. Ohh I hope they're available soon <3

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  17. I love your diary!I need to get some inserts for mine and get more organised xx

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  18. Such a cute organizer and I love long books so I will look into it to read too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  19. I love organizer as well! xx

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  20. Love these posts I always discover new blogs thanks Jennie :) x

    Catherines Loves

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  21. I received a Fireside Treats candle for Christmas and it's currently burning away at home (well obviously not literally - only when I'm there ;o) but I find it doesn't give off too much scent :o(

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Oh that's such a shame! The tart fills my whole room with scent super quickly! xo

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  22. I recently purchased a Filofax before Christmas as I had a voucher to spend and it was on offer even though it still cost me quite a bit. I really like organisers, there is something about them :)
    I saw those Paperchase ones when I last went into my local store, they are seriously gorgeous. I'm thinking of buying one for my Mom as she was with me at the time and really liked some of the A5 ones.

    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. they're really lovely, they hold up well too considering they're pretty affordable <3

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  23. I love your organizer. Its so pretty! -Hanna Lei

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  24. Lovely post!
    I still need to buy an organiser, I am so unorganised haha.
    Keeley's Wardrobe

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  25. I still need to get myself an organiser for 2014. Looks like I'll be going straight onto the Paperchase website!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Aw thank you for mentioning my blog! :-) I hope your essay writing is going well! xxx

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  27. That cover looks amazing - makes me wanna read the book! Although I am trying not to judge book by its cover, because I made a huge mistake once and that's why I discovered The Hobbit 3 years later! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  28. That paper organiser looks amazing, love the happy colour scheme!

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Positivity

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  29. The organiser is so cute! Fireside treats seems like a lovely scent! :) Have a lovely weekend

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  30. I'm a fan of Yankee, never thought to try the wax tarts though. May have to give them a whirl.

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  31. Saw Sam Smith on the Brits thing last night, he voice is like treacle...

    http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. LOVE PAPERCHASE.
    Complete stationary geek.
    http://thefab40.net

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  33. I may be one of the very few people left who has never tried a Yankee Candle! But that's only because I don't have them anywhere in my area and they are a bit expensive to ship. :( Hopefully one day...

    www.amiciarai.com

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  34. I love your diary, I am in love with patterned stationary, honestly, I can't pass a shop by with lovely cards in the window!
    Thank you so much for featuring me! ( I've gushed on twitter, promise I wont again) :p
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  35. Nice post, I will check some of these blogs out :)

    Kayla
    sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the diary! :) Great picks and I'll definitely check out those blogs.

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  37. Jennie I'm properly honored for the mention too, cheers for that. Over the moon you like the stuff I ramble on about, even if it's all a bit miss matched haha.

    I loved Michelle's post on her diary, it's a stunning little thing. Great idea with the refills too, you've got a snazzy diary cover I must say and I'm a proper scribbler also! Dove are great with hair products, their conditioner is always a great and affordable buy - does the trick really well for dry ends!

    Sam Smith is just pure talent, thanks for letting me into this song. It'll be on repeat I'm sure, what a stunning voice. I'm really into John Newman and John Mayer at the moment too. I love the soul in their voices, it's pure heaven!

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    1. You're very welcome, your blog will always be a favourite! John Newman is amazing too, love the little he dances he does during his songs! xo

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  38. Long live Yankee Candles. I have been known to burn them in the midst of the summer when the windows are open and it's frightfully hot! Fireside Treats sounds wonderful, I haven't tried it yet but now I'm very tempted!

    Best of luck with your essay Jennie, and hope despite this you can enjoy your weekend & have a bit of R&R too! :-)

    One of my favourite blogs of the moment is http://www.thecherryblossomgirl.com xo

    Sophie | soinspo

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    1. I'm totally the same, candles are appropriate all year round I think! <3

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  39. I loved Sam Smith's vocal in Disclosure's Latch so thank you so much for introducing me to Nirvana. What a gorgeous song. He has such an amazing and soulful voice!

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    1. Such an amazing song, love his acoustic version equally <3

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  40. I can not live without my Filofax, so a similar kind of thing to yours. I get laughed at for being so behind the times, but its the most handiest thing ever. Right I'm of the check out those blogs your recommended. Thanks! x
    Heroine In Heels

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    1. It totally is, love all the sections! <3

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  41. Oh Jennie, I love the look of your planner! When I was in Paperchase last weekin London for the first time, I couldn't believe how many different possibilities there were for a planner. But since I chose a Filofax for Christmas, I didn't need to pick up another one. :D
    I always tried using paperback calendars or moleskine ones, but ended up using them as notebooks and not as a diary during the middle of the year.
    I think the filofax will make a difference this time around, because it's an "all in one" thing and I'm so obsessed with it ^^

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    1. It's so handy having separate sections for everything <3

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  42. Thank you for featuring me :)Love that Filofax x

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  43. Your Paperchase organiser is gorgeous! Love the pattern.

    This weekend we've mainly been at a kids birthday party in what was surely the noisiest softplay centre ever. My head was banging after half an hour and we were there for over two hours! I am hoping that Sunday will be more serene.

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    1. Ohh gosh, I'm not sure I could cope with that hehe! xo

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  44. This is the sweetest post ever! It's so much more personal than a blogroll, I may have to rethink mine!

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com xx

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  45. Oh the serum sounds useful! Love the Yankee tart too - I have a candle lighting beside me this evening :)

    Chloe - Very Lovely Stuff

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  46. What a lovely upbeat post! I'm glad I stumbled across this.

    It is a lovely organiser.

    averageadventures.org

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  47. I love organizers, they make me feel so accomplished and like my life is all put together even though it's not 90% of the time. I should give Yankee Candle a try sometime, though I should probably finish my current candle before purchasing a new one :P Thank you for mentioning my blog too! It's very exciting to me as silly as it sounds.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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  48. Fireside treats sounds amazing! I have to try it :) I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  49. I'm so bummed that paperchase don't ship where I live. that organiser looks so nice. :) and I love the fireside treats too!


    imeowlife. ,Dixx

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  50. I need to get organized! I think I might invest in a paperchase organizer too,lovely post. <3

    guesswhathollie.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. you're right - Sam Smith has a beautiful voice! xx

    lillies and lipbalm

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  52. That organizer is lovely, I'm such a sucker for a good bit of stationary!
    Adore all of the 5 blogs you've listed xo

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