Five things that made me happy this week #2

Happy April peeps! Not gonna lie, it’s actually my favourite month… not because it’s birthday month. There’s just something about April. Autumn is my favourite season and it so happens to fall in this month. It’s also no longer the start of the year but it’s not quite the middle of the year either. It also has a pretty name. April. Yes, April. Anyways, I’m digressing. Let’s get into this!

My parents visiting

It’s the weekend before my birthday so my parent’s decided it’d be a good idea to come spend some time with my sister and I. I haven’t seen them in nearly two months so it was lovely having them grace us with their presence. It’s always nice to spend a weekend with family, pretending to be tourists in the city I live in and discovering random little knick-knacks and spots. Plus, it usually means free food for a weekend (love you parents!).


Buying my daughter a pretty, wee dress

I have two fur babies and I’m going to write a post dedicated to my feline family eventually. Recently, I went on a trip to Kmart and I must admit, I went a little bit crazy. But don’t tell me you’ve never been to Kmart and not gone a bit crazy? Anyways, while trying to find flea collars for my babies I stumbled across a pet clothing section and I couldn’t resist this $8 dress.


Isn’t she just so adorable?! What a liddle printess! I must say she got sick of it and couldn’t walk in a straight line for too long so I took it off her. It was a glorious giggle though!

Kmart haulin’

Did I mention I went to Kmart and went a lil bit crazy? I don’t go to Kmart often and there’s a good reason I don’t: I spend way too much monies. But my trip this time was brought on by going to the movies in Porirua so after the movie, I thought why not check out Kmart? $89 later and I left with a whole bunch of things – some I need, some I don’t, but I don’t regret my little haulin’ (especially the snood. Fuckin’ love snoods. Love it so much I’m shamelessly sniffing it).


disclaimer: a couple of the items were gifted to me by my lovely sister, Fiona. Shout out to fionamariejackson – check out her stuff!

Beauty and the Beast

I wrote a mini, personal review on Beauty and the Beast and watching the movie was definitely a top highlight this week. I’m not gonna bore you with more details on what I thought. Check out the review. Yes, I’m still thinking of watching it again at the movies.

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Creating a basic asf logo

Look, when it comes to creating graphics, pictures or logos I’m bloody hopeless. The only thing I seem to be somewhat good at is writing and I’ve accepted that. I wish I could take dank photos and make sick movies and graphics but I can’t. So challenging myself to create a logo using Photoshop on their 7-day trial was nerve wrecking but I really wanted to try. I must say I’m happy enough with the end product. Even though to a Photoshop whizz it looks like the most straightforward, basic logo that an infant could create. Maybe one day I’ll get better… or give up and pay someone to do it for me but for now this will do and I’m happy with it!

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What made you happy this week?


Five things that made me happy this week #1

I think I need to get back to appreciating the little things in life. As you get older, life really does get much more fast-paced and you tend to forget to stop and smell the roses.

So, every Saturday for a month, I’m going to post about the five things that made me happy in the week. Wish me luck guys, for my memory can be so shocking.

Wellington’s Pride Parade and Out in the Park,

Last Saturday, Wellington had its first pride parade in 25 years and I was so stoked to be there. It was so colourful, extravagant and fun, despite the typical Wellington weather of dark clouds and wind. While I only saw the second half of the parade (thanks to sleeping through my alarm), it was well worth. There was also the Out in the Park event consisting of food stalls and entertainment at the Waitangi Park. Much fun! I guess what made it an enjoyable experience was being part of a community where everyone was celebrating our diverse community. As you can see, I fan-girled a bit too hard…


Writing my first Facebook post

I had the opportunity of writing my first Facebook post for work and it was published! So exciting! I work in communications and part of my development was to learn more about how social media works for business and how to engage the public through this channel. To be able to write a post and have it published was a great sense of achievement. Needless to say, I liked it within 0.5 second of it being posted.

 A new pair of chucks

 I love Chuck Taylors. I think they’re so super, duper comfy and stylish in a casual, cool way. I’ve gone through three pairs of black hi-tops and had a hiatus from my last pair. Well, they broke and I didn’t buy a replacement. I’ve been chuck-less for nearly two years so I decided I was going to buy another pair. And I did. And it was the best decision ever. Wearing them felt like home and as soon as I put them on, the first thing my friend said was “that’s so you”. So yes, definitely a highlight!

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Finally starting my blog

 I’d been talking about setting my blog up for the last few months and to have finally done it was the biggest achievement of my week. So far I’m really enjoying the experience of writing and blogging, working out how WordPress works and learning about the blogging world. I truly hope people are enjoying the content and experience as much as I’m enjoying putting it all together.

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Yes I’m talking about fingernails and nail polish. I went to a makeup and fragrance sale with a friend and left with six nail polishes and suffice to say, I’m stoked with the purchase. I was inspired by a workmate to frequently update my nail polish. I used to hate doing it because I’m a messy painter and when it chips, I just remove it anyways and yeah, the maintenance was a nightmare. Anyways, I loved seeing her different coloured nails and she said she has a bad habit of biting her nails so to stop doing it, she paints her nails and as soon as it chips she changes to another shade. I’ve been doing this for about a month now and I’m actually really enjoying it. I love looking down at my colourful nails and it makes me feel really put together. This year, I really wanted to start taking extra care of myself and doing something as small as looking after my nails and painting them makes me feel like I’m doing just that!

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I hope you enjoyed the first episode of five things that made me happy this week. I highly encourage you to do this! Tell me, what five things made you happy this week?