Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Where are my weekends going?!?!

Source: etsy.com via Freya on Pinterest

Another really busy, wonderful weekend has flown by.

We had a dinner party with friends on friday.

Then I went for coffee with my Mum and then shopping in Leciester with Nao on Saturday.

AND we went to visit to Keele to see as many people as possible on Sunday.

Tired, yes.  But would never wish it any other way.

How was y'all weekends?  Hope you've had a lovely time too!!!

Freya May

Friday, 27 January 2012

Found on Pinterest #6

This week, on Pinterest, I've been obsessing over colours for decorating our house. 

**Please note, we live in rented accommodation so we're not allowed to redecorate properly, but this doesn't stop me wasting hours and hours on the Internet :D**

So, these are the kinds of shades I'm thinking about- usually inspired by film sets such as Lilly and Marshall's house from How I Met Your Mother, the Swan house from Twilight, Monica's flat in Friends, Sheldon and Leonard's flat in The Big Bang Theory.

I love these colours for the bedroom, but I don't want it too girly.

I like these colours for the main house, but there are so many similar colour selections that are slight variations I can't decide (like its important anyways).

For example-

And now for something completely different-

For the kitchen.  Or, is it too random to pair with the other pallet?

Day dreaming as always,

Freya May

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Friends are Fabulous

Look at that beautiful girl with me in this photo- this is Fran, who got married in September last year and came to visit me and Hubby yesterday :D

Having not seen her since her birthday, I was so excited to see her face!

We hung out, chatted, and cought up with each others lives.  I cooked us all dinner and we played Monopoly.  We drunk a lot of little wine.  Just like old times.

I miss all my people from University so much, so last night was really awesome.

Love you, Franface!

Freya May

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Moving Church- an update

After posting that Hubby and I were looking for a new church last week, I thought I should keep you updated on how that was going!

Last two weeks now, we went to the local Elim Church, and have really enjoyed it.

They have a lot going on, which is important because we really want to get involved with church life.  That is super important to us.  Personally, I would love to get involved with as many groups and stuff as possible.

And the sermons have been engaging and encouraging.  It's been a little odd because they are half way through a mission series, but, none the less, we're really gotten into it.

We'll have to pray and decide whether to go back again in a couple of weeks or visit a different church.  I think we tend to settle in places too quickly, which is what happened last time. But we certainly like what we see so far.

Freya May

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

A shameful moment...

These past two days, I have played scrabble against two twelve years olds at work.  And lost.  Twice.

Now, being dyslexic, I'm not unused to losing at word games.  I rarely even play scrabble with people my own age.  So I thought, sure, their kids, not exactly the toughest competition, so lets do it.

Boy, I can't catch a scrabble break!

Now, to regain some credibility back, I would like to say that the only reason they won today was because I showed them the word 'Quark' (a type of soft cheese) (we were playing an open game) which gave them a staggering 48 points, from various triple letter squares.

So really, today's loss wasn't really a mark against me.  However, what ever happened yesterday, I have no come back, nothing to say that makes me look any better.

The truth is, I was bested by 12 year olds.  Darn it.

Freya May

Monday, 16 January 2012

Gym Day!

Source: google.com via Freya on Pinterest

Been to the gym today- I LOVE the gym! 

I've had a free pass to visit husband's gym for the last two weeks and been making the most of having access to the treadmill. 

I'm not a Runner, I'm a runner (see the difference?).  I just love to move, and today I ran a personal best.  About 3km, solidly for total of 25min!  

Makes me happy.

Freya May

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Changing Church

Hubby and I have decided to keep looking for a church in Loughborough.

We have been going on and off to the one chruch since September, it has really good sermons, but we've never really settled or felt like we found the place we belong. 

So with the new year we've decided to keep looking for our place in the church world.

Freya May

Saturday, 14 January 2012

January Sales Update

I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for a bargain. 

And the January sales have not brought the best out in me.

I may, or may not, have spent a little more than I intended to in the sales this year.

But I have bought some really beautiful items, for example...

This silky pink blazer jacket from Topshop, reduced from £55 down to £25.

This gorgeous skirt, from Topshop, £24 down to £12.

and these fabulous shoes, from Forever21 (ok, they weren't on sale, but still a bargain at £20 :D )

Now, if you've checked out my 25 before 25 list, you might be thinking 'this doesn't bode well for number 3'.  But, I feel it's always a case of where do we go from here.  So, new plan, to balance out the January sales I'm going to create for my self No-shopping February.  Can I do it?  I blumming hope so!

Freya May

P.S. *just wanted to share how awkward I feel, posing like that! Felt too silly!*

Friday, 13 January 2012

Found On Pinterest #5

Hey, I'm mixing up my Found on Pinterest feature this year.  Each week I'm aiming to make and show some thing I've been inspired by Pinterest to make.

I found this link a while back and was disappointed to see that it was for purchasing the pattern for the apron- I like free things, please.

But after looking at the picture a while, I decided to test my rudimentary sewing skills and see if they were up to the challenge of recreating it myself.

I took my measurements, and got cutting!

This is the result-

Not perfect, but pleased with the general result.

Freya May

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Where do I fit in?

Joke :-) ( I hope...)

I've been feeling a little uninspired where it comes to blogging lately.  I'm kind of trying to find a niche to fit in to.  I don't want it to become purely a 'what have I done lately' blog, because, lets be honest, I don't lead a especially interesting life. 

I'm not a fashionista, I'm not the constant crafter I would quite like to be, not a foodie, and I'm not this 'perfect housewife' figure either.  I know I don't need a niche, but I think that it would help me to have one so I can always have something to blog about, and not feel like I'm just writing for no reason. 

I've been writing this blog for about 9 months now, and I still haven't figured it out.  I take inspiration from a number of excellent bloggers out there, and not all of them know where they fit in either.  But I want this to be some sort of measurable achievement.  Not in numbers, but in content- something I'm proud to have written.  Can I do that with no focus?

Any way, that's what I've been thinking lately, don't know what you think- do we need our niche?  Or does writing about what ever the heck we feel like at any given time create a blog that is worth writing (and reading)?

Freya May

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Back to work

Started back at work on Monday, and it feels like I never left- why cant holidays be 3 -4 weeks long like at uni?!? :-(

Never mind though, always one to look on the bright side, I must tell you its only 4 weeks and two days until the next half term holiday! phew!

Freya May

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Deciding on New Years Resolutions

I always find picking my new years resolutions tricky, because the nagging feeling at the back of my mind that says its a waste of time, they'll be broken before you hit February.

But I've come up with a list, 12 things to aim for in 2012.

I think the aims rather than specific goals makes the whole idea far more approachable and feel more achievable.  So here we go-

  1. Exercise more - I always say I want to be fitter and go through ups and downs in  my fitness levels, this year I'm aiming for a up!
  2. Learn healthy recipes - linked to number one, no point working hard at the gym and letting yourself down in the kitchen.
  3. Read more - starting the aim of 52 books in a year from my 25 before 25 list.
  4. Watch Less TV-  far too much was watched over the last six months, time to change that!
  5. Organise!- My Monica tendencies help with this but there are still things to work on in the home.
  6. Meet more people - moved to a new town 6 months ago and still don't know many people.
  7. Be more creative when planning dates with Hubby- We always do the same old things, lets make things more interesting, yeh?
  8. Create more- I love crafting, so lets do more and more of that please!
  9. Be more lady like- because, just because.
  10. Become the 'fashionista' I've always wanted to be- i.e. have that 'perfect wardrobe'
  11. Be wiser- by reading my bible and stuff as much as possible.
  12. Be happy- happy is a choice, one I choose as much as possible.
Lets see how this year goes!

Freya May

Monday, 2 January 2012

A little project that is way over due!

This week I am (finally) going through and scrap booking all the photos Hubby and I have collected over the last five years. 

I literally had a box full of them, that we have now gone through them, discarding the naff, out of focus and just ugly ones, and I have gone through them organising them in to chronological order.  next step, sticking them in!

I'm quiet excited because I love looking through old photos and I want them to be organised and smart so when we're old we can look back and remember all our good times!

Freya May

Sunday, 1 January 2012

NYE and my first photobooth

Had a little get together for new years, and set up my very fist photobooth.

People got in to the swing of it and we managed to take some good photos!

Freya May
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