Monday, June 18, 2012

Don't you hate it when you can't find an original source for an image? I wish I knew where I could get this poster but so far scouring the internet has turned up nothing. Simple but so lovely.
I found this via Little Chief Honeybee's Things I Love Thursday and thought it was so adorable. Such a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary. Plus Portia and Ellen are such an adorable couple.
Kate over at Scathingly Brilliant had her 5000th sale in her Etsy shop, Flapper Doodle, this week so I decided to take a look at what she has up there at the moment and I totally fell in love with this print. For just over a fiver I think it would make a lovely moving present to myself.
This is such a great attitude. Again, I don't know where it comes from originally, although I found different versions on a number of websites. I think I need to print this out or something so when I am having a bad day I can look at it and remember how ridiculously lucky I am. 

  • SillyGrrl posted her own guide to saving money. I'm generally not a big spender anyway (although everyone has their off days) but there is some great advice in there if you are saving up for something special. 
  • Melissa from Bubby and Bean posted about the loss of her dog, it's a really poignant post and a great reminder if you have pets, how incredibly important to them you are, and to be the person your pet thinks you are.
  • I don't know how I missed this, particularly as I am a huge Harry Potter geek, but JK Rowling did an 800 word piece of fiction about James and Sirius which you can download free on GoodReads. I wouldn't exactly describe it as a prequel but it is an interesting read. 
  • I tried making cupcakes without butter this week and thought I might share the recipe with you. They were actually pretty great, not quite the same texture as cupcakes but some of the sugar caramelised on the top which was delicious. I would definitely do this again, even if I did have butter. 
  • I couldn't help but be dismayed when I read about Lennox, he's a dog who has never attacked anyone, never shown any signs of aggression, and lived as a family pet before being taken away because he looks like a dangerous dog, and is now set to be put down. I urge you to read more about his story or sign the petition here
  • Maria from Frills 'n' Spills blogged about her diabetes, sharing her experience of it and how she feels it has made her and stronger and more determined person. 
  • Little Chief Honeybee's latest Honest To Blog touched on taking time to stop and smell the roses, something I am actively trying to do. I've been feeling a little stifled recently and I think I really needed the reminder that some things come in time, and there is no point in rushing my life forward without a specific goal in mind. 
Have a great Monday! 

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  1. Loving this monday list, Alice. Especially the first photo and the drawing of the girl reading! I wanted to tell you (in case you don't read my blog in the next couple of days) that I have moved my blog to word press. You can find me here: rebelrousher.wordpress.com.


  2. I need a print out of that "I am thankful" list too! Such a great reminder of how lucky we truly are!


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