Friday, 18 April 2014

LIFE LATELY // Don't be shy. Don't be kind. Somewhere snow collects and bends the boughs of pines.


[Lyrics // La Dispute - "Stay Happy There"]
Yep we all have them. For me, my lazy days start with a cup of tea then I head back up to bed for a few hours of watching movies in bed.
I've had a few stressful few weeks. My head has totally been all over the place lately. So a lazy day in bed was just what the doctor ordered.

I just started watching Bates Motel, I know I'm a little bit behind. But better late than never, right!

What TV shows have you been watching lately?

Jrae
x o x o

Thursday, 20 February 2014

DECOR // Just know you're not alone Cause I'm gonna make this place your home

[Lyrics // Phillip Phillips - "Home"]

I've been living in the England since September, but since December I've been living with my boyfriend. It's a long story as to why we moved in together so early on in our relationship so I wont bore you with that story. But today I wanted to share some photos of our bedroom.
It's still a long way from what we want but it sure is getting there.

Before; As you can see it was a typical boys room. Boring, bland and lacking in life.
Having gym equipment in the bedroom isn't something any girl wants (it kinda kills the romance) so that was the first things we moved into the spare more. The next thing we did was change the layout. Having the bed behind the door and out of sight wasn't working for me. The bed should be the focal point of any bedroom. (don't you think?)
[ Bed covers // BHS Cat Pillow// Dunelm Mill Union Jack Pillow // B&Q Chest of Draws // Ikea Lamp // BHS ]

We still have a few more things we want to do in the bedroom. Like add some art to the walls, better shoe storage, and a new wardrobe to replace the one that's behind the door. We are thinking of using Ikea's PAX system, But we are not sure yet. Although is a long way from looking the way we want (and when I say "we" I mean "me" hehehe) I am loving the changes we have made so far, the room works so much better for us now.

Jrae
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

LOVE LOCAL // Culver Down, Isle of Wight

Today Matt and I decided to enjoy some of the (rare) warm sunshine.
It was so lovely being able to leave the house without being in fear of being blown away with the wind. We took a drive out to a place called Culver down, a place I have never been to before, a place I'm sure I will be going to again because I absolutely loved it. I don't need it tell you why, come on just look at those views, how could you not love it.
I said to Matt at one point today "wow, I cant believe I live in this beautiful place" And I honestly have moments like that every day where I pinch myself, because It's hard to believe that I really do live here. As cheesy as it sounds, I really am living my dream and with what is happening in the next few months I could say my life is pretty darn perfect. Bold statement I know, but it's the life I always wanted but never thought I'd get. 

Friday, 14 February 2014

I've been a miner for a heart of gold. It's these expressions I never give.

[Lyrics // Neil Young - "Heart of Gold"]

Happy Valentines Day everyone.
My lovely boyfriend and I are working all day, but we will be spending the weekend with each other.
Inspired but Mrs Elsie Larson, from A Beautiful Mess I made this for Matt. I know it's super cheese but I love how it turned out.
So what are your plans this Valentines day (or weekend)

Thursday, 23 January 2014

And I just got the nerve to get in the cage so don't bite me now.

[Lyrics // Man Overboard - "Love Your Friends, Die Laughing"]
Many years ago I use to do crazy things with my hair, and I mean really crazy. I've been every colour under the sun. I remember having black hair with bright pink and green strips, yikes. And at one point I bleached my hair so many times that it all feel out, double yikes. Fast forwards a few years and I have learnt my lesson, if was a hard lesson to learn but I stopped colouring my hair and kept my hair very natural. Until now. It's been a year or so since I last coloured my hair, so I was itching for a change. Two boxes of hair die and a hair cut later this is what happen.
What do you think! I am so in love with it. Being a Ginger is so much fun and I think I'll stay this colour for a long time. The pop of orange on the bottom might not stay as long, but it is a lot of fun for now.
So that's the craziest thing I'll be doing for a while I think. Oh look out it's only January what will Jrae2.0 do next.
Have you guys done anything crazy to kick off 2014? I'd love to hear about?

Jrae
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