Hiya dolls!! I'm back...I had a wonderful week away, the weather was grand and my daughter had a wonderful birthday!! We made her a chocolate birthday cake and had a party here, she enjoyed herself very much. Later in the week, I had to dress her up as Adam Ant for her school Halloween party, she looked fantastic, she's such a cool girl :) e also used this post to share some random things as well, a bits and pieces kind of post to get me back in the swing of things!! I shall be around to visit you all, I've missed all of your blogs while away...I hope all of you are well & wish you a grand new week!
Lots of loves
While I was away, I got a tweet asking me if I would share my 5 core values that I have in life from a beautiful blogger friend, Nannaemma, so of course I said I would :) These are just some things that I value in life, stuff that's important to me. There's other things, but I was only asked for five :)
My 5 Core Values
Faith: I believe in God and the bible. my faith has been something that has gotten me through some dark times. I respect people in all different faiths and enjoy spending a lot of time learning about other faiths and beliefs as well, I feel it's the only way to understand others and grow as a person. I feel it's harder to believe in something, than to believe in nothing. I'm not one to push my beliefs on others, I have friends who don't believe in anything and respect me much more for loving them just the same than trying to shove my beliefs down their throat. I think faith is much more than just words, it's actions to testify to what you believe.
Family: Family is so important to me. I adore my husband and girls and we try to make sure they always grow up happy and teach them the important things in life. We, as you know have week long birthday celebrations, we spend time together. I learn from my daughters just as much as they learn from me. My husband is my best friend. We like to have our home be our own little haven, where we're all equal, we listen and treat each other with love & respect. We make up our own holidays and traditions too. We eat ice cream in the morning and breakfast for dinner sometimes. We create little plays and perform them and have dance parties in the living room We sometimes go out all in black and laugh when people stop and stare :) Because I think, if your family is all for you, who cares if the world is!?!
Honesty: There isn't enough of this in the world. I've learned as I've grown up, it's so much better to tell the truth, than to not, even if you think your sparing the other person's feelings or your own. Telling a lie will only hurt more and prolong the healing process as well.
Being Yourself (Freedom): There is great freedom in being yourself, we were not put on this earth to water down who we are...unless your a crazy fool and need put away somewhere. We often get too caught up in what other people are doing or wearing or liking, that we forget the wonderful things that make us who we are and just as beautiful. I dance to the beat of my own drum, if someone doesn't like what I'm wearing or doing, they know where the door is, so to speak. I have no interest in being anyone but myself. I do think we can be positively influenced by others, to be better or to love ourselves more or gain confidence But, at the end of it, it has to be us :)
Kindness: Treat others as you would like to be treated. Kill them with kindness, these are just some things I try to keep with me in life. There is always going to be someone who acts a fool and treats you rudely, let them be responsible for their ways and keep yourself responsible for your own. We are our own keepers of our emotions. The times I've lashed out or got grumpy for someone else's way has been the days that weren't the best. But, when I decided someone else's mood wasn't going to change mine, that's when I had the best days. It takes some practise, but when you master it, good days tend to out weigh the bad ones! And going out of your way to cheer up someone else's day soon makes all things better too.
Parma Vintage now has it's website up, some of you will remember the interview and store feature I did on them here on the blog. You can now shop from their website from anywhere in the world...check it out!
A lot of you were interested in my daughter's skateboard, she got for her birthday, so here it is for you to see. She's doing quite well on it. I wish I got one at her age, haha :) Thank you to all of you that left wishes for her, it was very kind of you :)
Picture I took on a walk while my daughter was in drama class...the mood was so quiet and peaceful, all I could hear were the soft calls of the birds and the gentle lapping of the water...marvellous :)
Pauline Frederick - the room, the clothes…everything, perfect! Would love to have it :)
To end, some words of wisdom....