A special message for my (cheese-loving) Valentine.
Happy Love Day everyone! More foodie Valentine’s here.
Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.
… but it rings so true to me.
(in no particular order)
Eat more fruit and vegetables
Find a way to be with that person I need to be with
Learn some Italian
Finish the Day Zero Project
Drink herbal tea
Keep my room tidy
Spend time with friends
Read a ton of books
Get dressed up
Listen to people
Have a bedtime routine
Tell the people I love that I love them
Wear bright lipstick
Take lots of photos
Go to bed early
Hang out more with children and old people
Lose those few pounds
Compliment people (genuinely)
Spend time alone
Watch less T.V.
Make lots of lists and start crossing things off
Read the Newspaper
Sleep-in at the weekend
Get a massage
Survive another year
Last year, I made a promise – a promise that if you sent me an email with your postal address, I would send you a card. It was one of those situations where I had a whole lot of love inside me and I didn’t know what to do with it – so I resorted, as I often do, to expressing it through stationery.
I didn’t tell you I was going to make the cards. That was the element of surprise.
I thought I would have a few extra cards to make and write… but it turned out that I got a lot of emails and what I imagined to be some leisurely Christmas crafting turned into a two-day factory-style card-making extravaganza. There is zero complaint in that sentence.
I used regular acrylic paints to do the illustrations and blank cards and envelopes from Paperchase. It was so much fun. Thanks to anyone who took part, and for all the lovely cards I received back.
This year, Christmas is looking a little like Crazytown Central, so I didn’t make any promises (I still love you).
€5 has been donated to UNICEF Ireland for the completion of this ‘thing’. Click here if you too would like to donate online.
If you’re a regular little t reader, you will know that I have been doing the Day Zero Project (working my way through a list of 101 things to complete in 1001 days). You may have noticed that Day Zero has come and gone. I was supposed to be all done by October 3rd. 1001 days seems like a long time, until those days start ticking away. When I realised my time was nearly up, I thought it would be better to just keep going. I’m a little over half way there and I’m not giving up yet, even if it ends up taking me 2002 days.
Anyone else doing this? How is it going?
If there was a theme to this month’s ‘Best of…’ post, it would be ‘How to wear your boyfriend’s clothes and look completely adorable’.
Or your Dad’s, Brother’s, Grandad’s… whatever. Make it work.
via Le Blog de Betty
You have to have a certain attitude when you’re wearing your Grandaddy’s clothes. Betty’s got it down. I’d aim for just shy of smug.
via Fashion Toast
via Sincerely Jules
Jules’ coat is a steal from Misguided (not her usual designer threads): available here
Love (!) this grown-up metallic backpack
via Trop Rouge
Interesting fact: this post starts and ends with two of my favourite style pictures ever. Of all time. So perfect.