There's a Fire in my Soul

Happy Friday ladybirds!! Finally the end of the week and I am glad for it, am feeling a bit tired. Thankfully next week my husband is off work, so I can have a bit of a break. And hopefully the weather will stay still for a wander outside. This is a piece of work I did some time ago (it's a manipulation, using a photograph I took and using different layers to get this effect) sort of a self reflecting piece of how I feel inside called 'Fire in my Soul'. It's a positive piece..everyone has a fire burning within them and sometimes things in life try to come along and blow them out, but we have the power to keep them raging and burning brightly when we believe in ourselves and stay true to who we are. Plus, the bright colours warm me up :) Hope you like it! Wish you all a wonderful weekend and lots of fun!!

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 Dolly Dar-links

* The Alternative Wife is having a lovely giveaway from Plum Pretty Sugar lingerie on her blog. See there how to enter as it ends on the 12th of February.  
* I came across Stella McCartney's Fashion Message to the world and it's consumers and found it quite moving. I admire her love and determination and belief. Do check it out if you haven't seen it already. Do be warned it is not for the sensitive viewer.

* I really want my nails to look like this: Peter pan Collar nails!

 * Who knew Fire alarms could look so sweet!?! Check this birdy fire alarm out!!  I hope that everyone has a properly working alarm in the required areas of their home. Fire safety is important. My dear friend passed away from a fire as a teenager, so I take fire safety seriously.

* If you like to take care of yourself and eat right, then check out these Recipes for Natural Living there a bunch there I intend to try! Also below, I found this and though I've researched a lot of what gets put into products, I thought to share it with you anyways. I know some will just use any product they find, but it's quite important to research products, as they can have ingredients in them that someone might not know they are allergic to and react badly too. But, on a silly note, how cute are her knickers/pants or undies!?! Hahaha..I like them!

The Blonde Muse always posts interesting links on Fridays, so I thought I'd join in for this week too since I had things to share...check her beautiful page out, I do enjoy her posts :)


 I was given this sweet award by Kim of A Very Sweet Blog. Thank you so much, it's very kind of you. I really appreciate the kindness. She never fails to brighten up my day & squash my home sickness when it bounces up, because going to her page is always like I've taken a trip back to America and I am always thankful for that! Please check Kim's blog out, as it's one of my most favourite stops on my blog trail!! She's marvellous too, so say hello!!

The Cute Blog Award Questions:

  1.What is your go to make-up brand?  2.What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011? Leopard print, more to buy to add to my collection. 3.What is your favorite dessert? Cupcakes or anything chocolate 4. Favorite color? an array of blues 5. What is your middle name? Kizzy ;-)   6. What is the last song you listened to? Time by Hans Zimmer, it's a relaxing piece of music, I adore it.  7. Cats or Dogs? Dogs. I think cats are slightly evil sometimes, haha! But, I rather have a bunny than either of them :)



  1. I can definitely see your vision in that photo Doll, and I love it, it's so well done. Congratulations on your cute blog too and yay about your husband being off all of next week, here's hoping you guys have fun!

  2. lovely post,ur blog is always interesting

  3. This post inspired me to keep the fire inside me burning,to be hopeful and to never let life bring me down. Thank you.:)
    And I think the photo is really beautiful.

  4. I love those photoshop things where they show how much make up and airbrushing go into making a to think of the chemicals on those poor girls (shudder)

  5. Happy Friday Kizzy! This was a busy and hectic week for me too. So I definitely understand how you feel. But we got through it! hahaha That picture is so pretty. It truly warmed my soul this morning. I needed that. We must keep that fire burning inside and keep moving forward. Thank you for posting these links. I'm really interested in looking at the recipes for Natural Living. Thank you so much for the shout out! That was so sweet! Congrats on your award and wishing you an awesome weekend. ((HUG))

  6. LOVE that photo!!! You did an amazing job. Can't wait to read the Recipes for Natural Living. Oh and thanks for posting about the giveaway! :)

    Have a great weekend, love! xoxo

  7. Congrats on your award sweets - and thanks for your lovely kind words on my blog :O)
    Happy weekend and Kizzy - the picture is absolutely gorgeous,

  8. Love your blog sweets! I am now a follower <3


  9. The colors in the shot are so gorgeous!
    The beauty chemicals/side effects information is scary and I'm glad I try to use more natural products!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  10. that photo is amazing! so beautiful!

  11. Check out the cosmetics database to see the toxicity levels in cosmetics and household products. Its a great resource to have. Here is a link

  12. Congrats on your blog award!!!! :-)
    Gorgeous photo in this post!!!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  13. What a beautiful uplifting piece.. I love it and congratulations you deserve it!!!
    Darling Bonnie

  14. aww congrats on the award my dear, so deserving!

    Hope all is well my dear, have a great weekend!

  15. I have always loved looking at black naked branches, stretching up against a darkening sky. For some reason it makes me feel calm...So you see why I love this picture you made :) The fiery colors warms me up, which is really needed right now - Sweden is full of snow and far too cold to be amusing for the moment! Have a lovely weekend darlin'! xox

  16. spectacular photo the 1st one :)


  17. That piece is super awesome doll, love it!! Hope your doing great :) xx

  18. Such a talent you have, marvelous!! x

  19. Awesome! You are so talented! And I love the name of your work! It inspired me and motivated me in my life. :)

  20. Aww so sweet for the link, thanks!

    I really love the energy in your photo, did you use photoshop for it? Very pretty.

    And the peter pan collar nails are sooooo adorable! xo

  21. There's so much to comment on I don't know where to start x

    I recently read a poem, which I loved, that was about all people having a fire in their soul so it's quite funny that you should mention it. The colours are definitely wonderful :)))

    - Those Peter Pan Collar nails are aodrable! I really really like them, so hooked on trying to make them!!

    - Those recipes for natural living was just what I needed. Need to turn my life around and be more healthy and natural so this was just perfect timing.

    - Congrats on the 'Cute Blog Award' you really deserve it. You are one of my favourite blogs to read so it's nice to see you get something as lovely as that award :)!

    And I really liked the questions you had to answer. You should do more of those X

    Happy weekend xo

  22. Love your fiery picture and the text you wrote - yes girl, creativity needs fire! Happy weekend dollface, enjoy it all!

  23. Niceeee :D


  24. Wow, that picture is amazing!

  25. Wow, that picture is amazing!

  26. honestly, that is a terrific photo manipulation. the photo itself is great, and you made it even better.

    congrats on your award and happy weekend!

  27. Your photo is absolutely gorgeous, I love the editing techniques that you used and also congratulations on the award :) Now....for all the chemicals in each product that we use on our bodies? We're going to turn into mutants soon.

  28. Thanks for the magazine scan, it's very very informative! :)


  29. The first pic is so cool- I really have to get to grips with photoshop!

  30. Interesting article, doll! I love the first pic, btw (:.

  31. Thank you for sharing these great links, so inspiring!
    Hope you had an amazing weekend!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  32. I love it when bloggers share links on their sites. It gives me such a good opportunity to check out things I otherwise wouldn't find.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  33. Congrats on the cute blog award! That first photo is breathtaking

    xo Gillie

  34. Doll, your artwork is beautiful!! Has my favorite colors in it. I am so impressed with your talent. Yes, more outfit posts too. I did not know that you had a child that you were still nursing. I would never have guessed. You look amazing with your tiny frame. If this is too personal, I understand. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  35. Check out my new giveaway
    Happy Valentines Day

  36. i loved all the links you shared with us, and congrats for the award.


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