12 February 2016

FIVE THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS WEEK #43

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Firstly I need to apologise that I didn't get the chance to post anything this week - I have things scheduled for next week though so bear with me. It has been a full on week that certainly has not slowed down as we get to the end of it.

Despite a slightly dodgy week, I am still looking on the bright side. Cornwall beckons and I cannot wait to see and smell the sea, it is my favourite thing and it has been almost a whole year already since I last caught sight of a beach. I am longing to hear the waves again when I wake up in the night and this will be a reality tomorrow night so I am hanging on in there for that. I desperately wanted to book to do some paddle-boarding lessons but am thinking that I may have to wait for a warmer time (Am I a wimp? Probably!).

Have you guys all had a good week? What's been going on with you? Let's have our usual chat in the comments or via Snapchat (lucycarterart).

Onto this weeks 'Five Things...'

1. Pancakes! My poor mum basically got bullied into making my dad and I pancakes on Tuesday evening, but make them she did! I bet you have already guessed what I had on mine? If you guessed Nutella you would be right. I can't remember the last time I had pancakes on Shrove Tuesday but I thoroughly enjoyed them :-)

2. Instagram. Finally Instagram have added the switch-between-accounts feature, which is something I have been hoping would happen for a while. I wanted to start adding to my new business account so that, when I launch, there is some background content, but that whole logging off/logging on between two accounts was a royal pain in the back side. Now, I don't have to worry about that at all! Hurrah! More on my other Instagram another day!

3. Fresh bread. Those of you who know me well will know that I rarely eat bread. Not because I am worried I will bloat up uncontrollably like an oompa loompa, but simply because it doesn't really agree with me (yeah ok, I do bloat up like an oompa loompa!). On Wednesday however, I had the urge to get some fresh, crusty bread on my journey home, to assist with the bowl mopping duties... it was from Marks and Spencers (fancy!) and it was so damn delicious I wanted to stuff it all down my neck and doze off into a bread coma.

4. Early birthday presents. My trendy, pancake-making mother, was wearing a pair of jegging/jeans this week (you know my jean struggles are real!) and when I saw them I immediately thought 'I hate jeggings, but they look really nice!'. I tried them on and loved them so she went out the next day to find some for me as an early birthday present. I am so lucky and now have something to wear with my huge jumpers whilst walking in Cornwall! <3

5. Free business resources. This week I put together a huge list of all the things I still have to do to get my business in order, and suddenly felt very overwhelmed. I then pulled out a worksheet that my friend Helena had let me have a copy of and followed a little bit of advice from it which seemed to help! It was fairly straight forward advice but worked for me and could help you in a variety of situations where you may be struggling to find an order to do things in, so I thought I would share it! They suggested that, in order to move forward with business or life plans, you need to make a huge list of things you want/need to do, including any big things or dreams that seem over-powering at this moment (and all  the small things in-between). Once you are done they advise to get a piece of paper and start by drawing a dot on one side and label it 'I am here' or 'this is now'. From the dot, draw a horizontal line and create a timeline of goals. I found it best to put my most pie in the sky dream furthest away from the dot and slowly plot all the others on little vertical lines coming away from the main one. This was a great way to see what would be the best order to approach things and see the logic in what can be a mush of information and ideas in your head.

In other news:
I have been madly pinning away on Pinterest like a nut job - it is one of my main sources of inspiration. If you want to follow me on Pinterest here are the links to my 'From Lucy with Love' account and my new 'Leaf Lane Studio' account. It is still a work in progress so bear with me! / One of my ruddy amazing friends from Instagram (find her here) sent me a mini Pixi Glow Tonic this week and I absolutely love it! Thank you lovely lady / An incident I was involved in yesterday, despite it being totally rubbish, has slightly restored my faith in human beings. In a situation that could've forced anger and resentment, a person was very kind and thoughtful and that meant a whole lot. A bit of faith was restored - every cloud huh?

Have an amazing weekend everyone. Stay tuned to my blog next week for part three of my 'Jumping In' blog series.
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  1. Pancakes with Nutella sounds like a blissful mixture. I will have to eat that the soon as humanly possible. :]

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    1. Hey Carmen! Thanks for stopping by! You MUST try the combination, it is truly awesome :-) Love your blog honey xx

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