Friday 23 November 2012

Where I've Been

So, you may or may not have noticed my blog has been very quiet lately
Basically, the last week or so has been a bit of a shit storm
My Mum has been ill for a while with breathing problems
Other than that she was healthy, she had tests
The doctors didn't know what it was and she was waiting to be referred to a heart specialist
My sister, Paul's mum Linda and I all nagged her so much to go to A&E as they'd be able to do lots of tests and get to the bottom of it
Now, my Mum is very strong willed and very rarely puts herself first
If she's ill, she just gets on with it.
Thankfully, one morning Linda turned up and was adamant they were going to hospital
Fast forward a few hours and Mum was rushed to another Hospital with an irregular heartbeat
 I'm not going to go into the details, but if she'd have left it she would have been at risk of having a heart attack to stroke
She stayed in hospital a few days and now she is at home, waiting to have further procedures done
She's not out of the woods, and is on a lot of medication and has been told to take it really easy
In the meantime, both Paul and I got really bad Viral chest infections which totally knocked us out
I felt so crappy being so far away and not able to help, but there was no way I could visit and pass it onto her
It doesn't rain but pours, huh?
Thankfully my sister and Linda have been looking after my ever so stubborn Mum who still insists she's fine
But in a way, it has been a blessing in disguise as it's forced her to slow down, take care of herself and manage her stress levels
It's been a hell of a week
Hopefully next week I'll be well enough and I'm planning on going back to Wales to take care of her
Health is so important, if you have any worries please get them checked out
Life is precious


Monday 12 November 2012

♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥ Latest Loves ♥

Hope your Monday was good!
I've just had a bit of a well deserved pamper session
I got soaked today, damn you rain!
Body scrub, about an inch thick of body lotion (Ok, maybe not that much)
I've got my pj's on, I'm going to do my nails and watch The Walking Dead
I was just thinking 'ooh, no fireworks tonight-great'
And they just started!
It's been going on for nearly 2 weeks!
My little baby just ran under the couch
Maybe I should buy all the fireworks in the area, that might stop it
It's just too much

Ok, enough of the local firework update
Here are my latest loves

1. Vostrejs
These rings are so pretty!
I swear, my Etsy favourites are made up of 80's stickers, cats and rings!
2. Wicked Faerie Queen
How cute are these little guys?
3. Sapphire Strange
4. Miss Midie
I need these in my life!!
5. Raewadolly
This bunny is so cute!
6. Katherine Codega
I love this material and the colours are perfect
7.Peachy Apricot
You gotta Treat Yo Self!
Click on the photos to visit the items

Saturday 10 November 2012

Cat Crazy Saturday

Happy Caturday!
I've found some cuties for you this week
But first
The number one cat in my life
My little black bear
These first two photos are from when the fireworks were finally starting to stop
We got her out from under the couch and made her a bed (She has them all over the flat)
She's still got a bit of 'crazy eyes'
Poor baby!
I know, totally creepy!
'Look into my eyes, go to the kitchen and get me some treats'
Aww, my little bambino
Check out the print on this shirt!
How sweet!
So true!
These cake pops are very sweet!
 I think these leggings should be part of the 'official' cat lady costume
I've posted about Tartar Sauce the Grumpy cat before
But I just can't get enough of her
 (Ask Paul, I must make him look at her photos at least 3 times a day-ha!)
Seriously, how can you not love that face?
Well now you can your own Christmas cards with her lovely little face on!
I'm pretty sure that these are the best cards ever made
Go check them out!

Give your furr babies a big kiss from me!
Have a great weekend!

Giveaway Winners!!

Time to choose 2 winners!
Congrats to both and thanks to the lovely Kana, who sent me the envelopes!

Friday 9 November 2012

Friday Favourites

Happy Friday!
Wow, this week has flown by!
I can't believe it'll be Christmas soon!
Paul and I popped to the woods today for a walk
All the leaves are changing colour
The woods are full of colour and life
It's so beautiful, I wish I had my camera with me
It wasn't too cold either
Sometime doing the simplest things are the most special
I'm really looking forward to having a lazy weekend

Ok, onto my faves of the week!

I love this set of nail wraps!
Perfect for a dreary Winter day
I love this post on '25 of the most stunning shots of nature photography'
Here are a few of my favourites
Isn't nature amazing?
This bookshelf isn't my style
But I think it's really clever
Isn't this little Hedgehog card sweet?
Hope you have a lovely weekend
And don't forget to enter the Giveaway!
I'll be choosing 2 winners tomorrow!

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Giveaway Reminder

Just a quick reminder the giveaway for 2 sets of these lovely envelopes ends Saturday

Monday 5 November 2012

♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥ Latest Loves ♥

Hope your week is off to a good start!
Hopefully this will be the last night of fireworks
They've been going off for the last 4 nights for at least 4 hours
And my poor little girl is so scared
Hope all of your furr babies are ok tonight

Ok, here are my finds

1. Kate Hart xoxo
I loved Sweet Secrets when I was little!
And I used to have this house!
2.Emily Hingston
I've never liked Liquorice Allsorts
But I liked the look of them!
These gift boxes are a really cute idea!
3. Gnome Enterprises
4. Sigaliot Jewelry
This ring is really pretty!
5. Crochet Objet
This cushion is beautiful!
Remember to enter my cute cat Giveaway!

Click on the pictures to visit the shops

Sunday 4 November 2012

Daily Cuteness - Attack of the Cute

Ok, I know what you're probably thinking
I don't need another site to waste time on
Ohh, but you do!
I totally believe you can't have too many cute animal pics!
Plus, it can't be bad if it makes you more productive!
(At least that's my excuse)

Check out more on this lovely site!

Saturday 3 November 2012

Cat Crazy Saturday - A Giveaway!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far!
Last time I did a Cat Saturday I featured some lovely envelopes from a gorgeous stationary shop on Etsy
Well, the lovely Kana contacted me and offered for send me some
So I've decided to do a giveaway!
I'm a huge fan of cute stationary, I've been collecting it since I was little 
I loved writing letters to pen pals and I think it's so sad people don't really write letters anymore
Let's face it, emailing is a lot easier
But there is something so special getting a letter in the post 
Especially as we get older and the only post we seem to get is bills! ha!

This giveaway is for 2 sets of 5 envelopes
Purrfect for cat lovers!
So there will be 2 winners
I love this little detail on the inside-so sweet!
I will pick 2 winners next Saturday
To enter just leave a comment and a way I can contact you

Also check out the shop here