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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Nota Bene #3 | Ginsberg, Pawsome & The Joy of Plants!


Joy of plants.
I'm not sure if this sounds a little silly, but having these little bursts of green around has brought me so much joy over the past couple of weeks. I've even taken to tidying things away to make more space for new plants. They have reinforced my belief in the positivity that comes from truly appreciating the little things.

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Ginsberg.
I chose my last University module because Ginsberg was on the reading list (& it was the last lit module I hadn't taken apart from Shakespeare which I knew I would flunk) and although most of the text books we were given have been drier than the Sahara information wise (honestly, they're full of critics not saying anything over and over again) it's all been worth it for Ginsberg (& Chekhov, Brecht, and Du Maurier.)

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Pawsome.
My Mum's pup was very happy to receive a Pawsome Box* a couple of weeks ago. He has a love for cardboard boxes anyway so to discover that the things inside were actually for him too, well, I think it made his whole week! I've been puppy sitting again and unfortunately for my concentration levels the pig that oinks is his absolute favourite toy at the moment. I keep meaning to hide it for a few days but it makes him so happy I just don't have the heart to.

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Illustration.
Carly is the sweetest and drew this incredible illustration of me and I bloomin' LOVE it! Illustration Jennie has a much better fashion sense than real life Jennie & I love that I'm surrounded by so many of my favourite things. Thank you so much Carly, you're so talented!

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Songs of the South.
Reginald D Hunter explores the American South through its music and it's certainly well worth a watch on iPlayer.

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Happy Sunday!
How has your weekend been so far?

xoxo
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36 comments:

  1. I really love that illustration! It's so lovely x

    Sophie | SophiesMakeupBlog

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  2. The illustration is very good, I like it! I know what you mean about the plants, having a bit of green really does brighten things up. I find myself buying more and more plants, but not having anywhere to put them!
    Emily
    http://dreamuphappiness.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have a feeling I'll be doing the same, might have to investigate those hanging planters that are all over pinterest! xo

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  3. I definitely see the appeal about having plants around! I think once spring is fully underway, I might even get some daffodils in my room :) they just make the room look fresher! xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  4. We just bought some plants for our flat and they have made so much difference! Really brighten up the room, and I quite enjoy looking at them and having to water them haha

    Bethan Likes

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    1. Me too, it's funny how easily things can become part of a weekly routine! xo

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  5. Happy Sunday, Jennie! I loved that illustration of you that Carly did - she is so so talented!

    I agree with you about the plants. I've recently started growing fresh herbs in my kitchen and they just breathe such life into the space. A little green always does a lot of good, I find.

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

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    1. She really is!

      Oh that sounds lovely, fresh herbs are wonderful <3 xo

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  6. I just adore Carly's illustration of you...so, so adorable, what a talented lady! I agree plants definitely lift your mood. The Pawsome Box looks awesome too, Freddydog would love that! I've a feeling he would love that squeaky pig haha x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Such a talent, she captures things so perfectly. Oh gosh that squeaky pig, it really oinks haha! xo

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  7. I've been wanting to buy some plants for a while too, even more now that Spring is around the corner! It's like fresh flowers, they really help lifting up the mood :) And that illustration is so good!! Hope you're having a great sunday :) x

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  8. Ergh. That illustration is so cute!! it makes me so happy!! Also, I love having plants around, they make me so happy. x

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  9. That illustration is so lovely! I love having plants around my flat, they really help to bring some life into a home. xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  10. Aww the illustration is so cute! I really need to get on this cacti/succulents trend, they look so cute in their little pots Xx

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  11. I love Ginsberg! That illustration is beautiful, you lucky thing :)

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    1. Carly is incredibly talented <3 x

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  12. Cute post! Carly's illustration of you is so adorable
    x

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  13. Love your new header lovely. And Pawsome sounds like such a good idea!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. love the illustration..so cute! my weekend was fine..and relaxing.i have nothing special to share about it, but sometimes i'm just lovin' those unproductive weekend.

    xo joselovincolors
    www.joselovincolors.com

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    1. Sometimes they're the best kind! :D

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  15. I love plants and flowers at home. We've just started a little windowsill herb garden in the kitchen and I love that every time I go in there now I can catch a little waft of mint! x
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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  16. I know what you mean about plants inside. They're so refreshing and uplifting in such a lovely way :)

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  17. It's Spring almost and I've bought some seeds to plant
    some veggies and flowers on my windowsill ^__^ I can't wait!
    And Carly sure has cute illustrations c: really inspiring as well!
    And please give me your pup a big pet and a kiss for me please!
    What a cutiepie! Xx

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  18. those cacti are adorable! and that illustration is the loveliest thing, it should be framed :) x

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