If you could spend one whole day alone with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?

Blessed, Inspiration/Motivation

Having a missing my mummy moment of late …well moments to be exact.

When I was asked this question I paused for 2 seconds and instantly thought of my mum.

My rock, motivator, inspiration and best friend….

Every chance I get to chat to her reminds me why God picked her to be my mum. When I feel like life is overwhelming me and I can’t possibly go on…her words {“Tomorrow is another day, smile, God has given you another day to make the most of it”} ring in my ears and I smile and know well tomorrow really is just a sleep away.  

When my sister and I decided to begin our little adventure, it was just that..us taking on the world and finding our paths. In that moment the thoughts of leaving the nest and ‘free flying’  were the last, if not non-existent, thoughts. We were on an adventure….

And now I miss the 3am pancakes when I had exams, the random trips to Randburg CBD in South Africa to watch people dance (you had to be there to fully grasp the pleasure my mum got from seeing people boogie in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday), the goch goch (barbecue) weekends, random day trips planned in minutes…the list is endless…

I cherish every memory my mum created for us in that bubble we called home.

I miss you mummy

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love…

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Finding oneself in the craziness is a journey in itself…looking to ring off 2014 with a firm grasp on where I will be going in 2015. Making money…keeping myself in shape and being creative.

So ready…are you?

Making decisions

Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized

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How can we maximise our time and get results quicker and get great outcomes?

I ask myself this question daily. We live in a world that changes quicker than a heartbeat… I have found that retreating into my sanctuary…God, Prayer and family- (the one God put me in and the one he hand-picked for my journey)….has brought me back to the place I left off and had no idea how to get back to. During the holidays I sit back and reflect on all the ups, downs, happy, tear-filled days of the year and take the time to thank God for all the good and bad. Everything is a life lesson and what we take from it and grow in ourselves helps build us to be the best versions of ourselves. I choose to be happy everyday, there is always something to smile about.

Decision making is a fine art. Find your happy place and retreat to it any time you feel the pressure of the world draining you.

Wishing you all happy holidays, time with family and prosperity in 2015.

How i enjoyed my 20’s

Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized

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How I loved my 20’s so many great years, some sad years, a few scandalous years (#hidesface) but most of all a lot of growing and achieving great things…

live…love…

Just be you

xxx

Ruby

Happy Birthday Audrey

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Absolutely love Hayden Williams illustrations

 

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s one of my all time fave movies

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 Audrey Hepburn a film and fashion icon would have been 85 today (4th of May). Her quirky, chic style always inspires me when I choose to dress up. She is absolutely gorgeous 

My list to ‘being Audrey’: 

1. Find your style and own it

2. You can never own too many black dresses.

3. Own a sexy LBD

4. Dance, sing, laugh…be happy

5. Be passionate about what you choose to do in life

6. Have fabulous quotes:

 I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

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Have a fabulous day loves xxx

Image 1 source: http://haydenwilliamsillustrations.tumblr.com/post/41019811827

Image 2 source: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/audrey-hepburn/images/2296845/title/breakfast-tiffanys-screencap

Image 3 source: http://designerisms.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/beauty-in-black-and-white-hepburn/

Things adults can do on rainy days

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I love rainy days- especially if I don’t have to leave home, that is the best..I grab a cup of tea, curl up on the couch and watch old movies  (& blog ). I love the sound and smell of rain, rain is a chance for the earth to rehydrate and keep creating the pretty that is spring.

Alas, I did go to the studio today 🙂 I’m obsessing over making my space gorgeous- it is taking longer than I wanted it to but I will get there and post some ‘after’ pics. 

Here are a few staying indoors tips: 

  • If the rain is not too hectic, open a few windows in the space you are seated in, turn off all the gadgets and just listen to the rain- appreciate the wonder that is mother nature.
  • Sit on the couch, wrap yourself in a fuzzy blankie and watch movies all day, or catch-up on shows you have missed out on (Scandal anyone?) and my fav bit- take a nap.
  • Look at your to do list- all those home things you can get done, pick a few and get through them.
  • Write a book, short story, start a dear diary blog… anything- just let out your creative bug.
  • Start or work on hobbies- My fav is doing drawings, designing my new ideas, sewing…whatever your ‘indoor’ hobby is- get to it and enjoy the calmness rain brings upon us to focus.
  • Check out some youtube videos, be inspired- maybe even start your own channel
  • Read a book- I personally love reading sappy romance novels- what better day to do it than on a rainy day
  • Pamper yourself. Give yourself a manicure and pedicure, wear a face mask and a robe, paint your nails, exfoliate your skin, and style your hair. You can even give yourself a makeover. Treat yourself for all the hard work you do.
  • Make yourself some hot chocolate, tea or coffee- whatever your fancy, sip and enjoy the warmth
  • Make yourself a great extravagant meal, or try prepare something you’ve never made before, homemade pasta, seafood paella…yummy
  • Have heartfelt conversations with loved ones, reconnect or if you have people with you, play board games- have a gadget free day.
  • Rearrange closets – I do this all the time- I must admit its because I like playing dress-up…which then leads to a photoshoot session…Am I the only one that does this???
  • Another fav of mine to do is watch HGTV and Cooking channel I love seeing home renos as well as being inspired by unusual dishes made
  • Have a glass of wine and prop your feet up. Let yourself enjoy time off.
  • One of my favourite things to do when I was younger, was stand out in the rain and just let the raindrops hit me (I did not listen when my parents would tell me I will get sick- I didn’t care i just loved the feel of rain on me)- def not heavy rain 🙂

Well, whatever you do on rainy days-look at it as a relax day and enjoy

Adding a few pics of the studio below

Till the next post 

xxx

 

Wherever I go Marilyn goes too

Wherever I go Marilyn goes too

 

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Setting up my hobby table

Setting up my hobby table

 

OOTD simple, casual and cute

OOTD simple, casual and cute

Cuddle time with teddy...cuppa tea and blogging

Cuddle time with teddy…cuppa tea and blogging

DIY Fridays: Hot pink

DIY, Fashionista, Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized
neon J. Brand jeans and a matching hot pink Auden scuba top (also by the brand)

neon J. Brand jeans and a matching hot pink Auden scuba top (also by the brand)

Beyonce in a hot pink and yellow zigzag print blouse, pointy high heels and hot pink pants.

Beyonce in a hot pink and yellow zigzag print blouse, pointy high heels and hot pink pants.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Michael Kors maxi

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Michael Kors maxi

Looking absolutely gorgeous in a hot pink Michael Costello gown

Looking absolutely gorgeous in a hot pink Michael Costello gown

I love Kerry's style- even pregnant she still pulls of glamourous (Prada top)

I love Kerry’s style- even pregnant she still pulls of glamourous (Prada top)

Jessica Wright at the TRIC awards in London

Jessica Wright at the TRIC awards in London

Currently obsessing over hot pink…Well i always obsess over hot pink- its undoubtedly one of my fav colours. I’m working it slowly into my wardrobe- looking to make a gorgeous coat for spring. Here’s to another DIY weekend.