Appreciate Thursday

Stop lying to yourself. You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself.  Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves. 



new love

check out my new tumblr account. im hoping to do an equal amount of posting on both platforms.

hope everyone has had a wonderful start to the week.



Appreciate Thursday

Stop running from your problems. Face them head on.  No, it won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.



luscious locks

i have been thinking about getting into the moroccan oil revolution for a long time now but just could not justify paying around $40 for a bottle of oil. finally today, after randomly walking into the pharmacy near my office, i was lucky enough to find a good bargain- a full size shampoo for $15 and a small bottle of the morrocan oil (25ml) for $13. bargain!
i came home with the mission of trying out my new purchases and WOW am i in love! my hair naturally curly and quite fine, so it tends to know very easily. i try not to use a ton of heat on it as well as my hair responds by becoming brittle and clumping into a giant knot- which is not a whole bunch of fun to comb out.
then there is the issue of how much hair falls out with each wash- i generally try to wash my hair twice a week- depending on how hot it is here. no matter what i have tried- creams, potions, lotions, masks, oils- nothing seems to strengthen my hair. my hairdresser even seems amazed that im not bald by the amount of hair that falls out with gentle wash ( let me tell you, having a professional say she is "freaked out" isn't the nicest feeling) but, moving on... tonight i might have just found my saving grace. i used the shampoo and just gently massaged it into my scalp and wow it felt good. im not someone who jumps on bandwagons with the latest this and that- but i have heard a whole heap about this range and i must say that im glad i ended up getting the shampoo. while rinsing it out, only a few strands of hair fell out- which had me thinking "whaaat?"  i mean, hair still fell out, but not a whole clump as usual. after one wash. a good result. i mean wow. so good.
i have tried the oil on my ends, and i guess time will only tell whether it livens up my curly mop of fine, volume lacking hair.
but so far? absolutely rating it.

this is not a sponsored post, i handed the money over myself :)


outfits of the week

colour blocking blue & yellow

ladies dinner- stripes/ tribal/ gemstones

black n bows @ work

classic office attire

dressup party- modern charlies angel

sunday lunch with Tanika

random after office lazy shot

quite a simple concept. im sorry i have not been very good with documenting every outfit i have worn- but hey, better than nothing yeah?
enjoy and drop me a comment :)




so, its been a long while between "appreciate" posts. i am determined to get better at this whole blogging thing. i keep trying to remind myself that i can use this as a way to air my thoughts for the day. so here goes...

1. girlfriends- i have quite a small "inner circle" of girlfriends. i know that i can call them at the drop of a hat and they will be there for me, no questions asked. i appreciate each and every girlfriend in my life and love them equally, for all their differences and all our similarities.

2. being employed- simply, it allows me to live a comfortable life. this is a major "appreciate" thumbs up.

3. stopping to smell the roses- sometimes just taking a minute out the day to debrief and think a good thought makes the day a little better :)

4. hot cross buns- i know its early for Easter chatter, but hot cross buns a 'any time' snack for me.

5. glitter nail polish- on a completely different level, glitter makes my nail polish twinkle as it catched the light and lifts any normal mani to another level of cool.

Who or what are you guys appreciating today?


letting go

i found this email from my cousin and it seems its been sitting in my inbox, unread for a long time. today, of all days, on the 1yr anniversary of my grandfather's passing i read it. i read it and it made a ton of sense for me. yes i miss him, yes its sad that he is gone from this world but as long as i have memories of him, he is alive in my heart. im letting him go. but in a good way.

There are people who can walk away from you.
And hear me when I tell you this!
When people can walk away from you: let them walk.

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person,
it just means that their part in the story is over.
And you've got to know when people's
part in your story is over so that you
don't keep trying to raise the dead.
You've got to know when it's dead.
You've got to know when it's over.
Let me tell you something.
I've got the gift of good-bye.
It's the tenth spiritual gift,
I believe in good-bye.

If you are holding on to something
that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life,
then you need to...

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains...

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth...

If someone has angered you...

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge…

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction…

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or

If you have a bad attitude...

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better...

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new
level in Him...

 If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship.....

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help

If you're feeling depressed and stressed...

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling
yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of it," then you need to...

Let the past be the past.
Forget the former things.
GOD is doing a new thing for 2012 !!!

Get Right or Get Left...think about it, and then

"The Battle is the Lord's!"


so im back! after a good four weeks away, soaking up sun, sipping a few cocktails (ok i lie- at least a cocktail a day) and a bit of shopping, im back on the blogging wagon. looking forward to an amazing 2012. i hope you all had an amazing festive season and rung in the new year amongst those you love.