Wednesday, 21 December 2011


A note from Joelle...

Hey guys,
I would love to get to about 50 followers before I do my first giveaway, but I was wondering what I should give away? 
I was thinking either this zebra print pendant on a felt chain: 

Or this cute silver and white Hummingbird necklace:
I will place a poll on the side of my blog and the necklace with the most votes will become the giveaway prize! WOOOOO!! :)
*The poll will close at 7am GMT on Friday 23rd December


Thursday, 15 December 2011

18 Things before 18!

A note from Joelle...
I was reading a fellow blogger's post recently and she did a post like this and I was inspired to make one of my own! :)

  1. Read more books (complete the two that I'm currently reading) I am reading lots of books at the moment!
  2. Not lose track of my goal to become a Geologist I am studying geology at the best university for it!
  3. Take better care of my hairNo more weaves for me! (as of 2012)
  4. Continue with my voluntary work
  5. Have about 100 followers on my blog (help me out please?) I now have over 300, thank you!
  6. Start playing guitar again
  7. Buy a new flute (to start my professional flutings) I have a new piccolo!
  8. Take better care of myself in general and eat healthier!
  9. Be more grateful for my life and stop complaining so much! I only seem to complain about the lousy weather these days
  10. Write/develop a sequel to my first novel I'm getting there, but am so busy with other things!
  11. Keep a recipe book (for uni times)It's not really a book, just a mound of papers with recipes on them!
  12. Start saving money and only splash out every few months
  13. Become more comfortable in my own skin -basically get to know myself better and accept my qualities Still getting there!
  14. Start driving lessons! I really need some more as I am a really bad driver!
  15. Create a more classy and sophisticated sense of style More duffel coats, berets and leather bags for me!
  16. Have a new job that I love and find rewarding I can proudly say that I am now my own boss! Ahhhh!
  17. Make plans to travel do more countries Planning a big holiday with my sister and a mini getaway with friends in the Summer.
  18. Become more independent Moved away from home (London to Scotland)
*Follow up: I have put a strike through the targets I have achieved!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Quotes of the Week!

A note from Joelle...
I haven't done my 'Quotes of the Week' in a long while so, here we go... Enjoy!

'Not all those who wander are lost'
When your heart speaks, take good notes. ~Judith Campbell
'Don't let yesterdays failures ruin the beauty of today. Because each day has its own promises'

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Monday, 5 December 2011

Cossack Hats

A note from Joelle...
I don't know about you, but I am seeing these hats EVERYWHERE at the moment. I didn't really like them until I saw a 'Made in Chelsea' episode where Louise de Courcey-Thompson wore a beautiful chestnut  fur cossack. 
I know that these hats originate from the Cossack fur/sheepskin hats worn in the winter months in Russia and they have certainly caught on in the rest of Europe.
 Are they the new trend for Winter? Or do they just look ridiculous. I could probably argue for both sides but as I am now the proud owner of a  black Cossack purchased off of eBay, the furry phenomenon has definitely reached me! (Faux fur of course!)


The Royals
Ivory 'Cossak' from Accessorize for £22

Image 1 of River Island Fur Cossack Hat
Currently £16 at ASOS (Updated for Winter 2012)

I own a black Cossack from eBay (£7), but I will invest in another one from Harrods soon. They also make excellent pillows ;)
So what do you think? Are Cossack fur hats trendy or just a bit weird?
Let me know!


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