Monday, 16 January 2012

I got Ink!

Holy wow, I got a tattoo! I honestly never ever thought I would actually get one done. It's been on my list of goals for two years now and finally on year number 3 I've done it! I thought long and hard about what to choose and where to have it and finally (with the help of my sister) decided on 3 buttons for my wrist. 

Laura had the same tattoo in the same place too. It's crazy but also amazing that we are the only two people in the world that have this particular tattoo. 

I was so nervous sitting in the chair with the stencil on my wrist waiting for that little needle to start buzzing, I very nearly didn't go through with it because I was so scared of the pain, but when he started I have to say, it was fab, I enjoyed every second and it didn't hurt really at all! In fact, I found the sensation pretty relaxing and calming. 

see, I'm smiling!

I'm so so pleased that I had it done, and its a goal I can cross of my list pretty early on in the year!

I'm off to bed now after such a day of excitement, I'll try to get a better picture of my buttons in the daylight. Oh and I have some more fun stuff to share tomorrow.

Love Danielle

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Photos and the like....

I'm trying my absolute hardest this year to take more pictures! I want tons and tons of memories of all the wonderful things I see and do so I've kitted myself out with what I think will help me! 

First off I have the Instagram app on my iPhone. By far the most used app I own (except Facebook...eep)

I use this quite a lot and am getting better at remembering to get it out and shoot. I've also just discovered webstagram which is a web viewer for all your instagram pics! Love it! What other camera apps do you guys use? 

I have a digital camera, which I really want to use more...I think I need to make or invest in a camera bag to keep it with me at all times! 


Then my most recent addition to the photographing family is this super cute little instax mini! This gives that 'instant picture you can hold' feeling. I really wish I printed out my digital pictures more as I love leafing through them. I'm also on the lookout for unique ways to display pictures, rather than just an album or frame, that way I might be more inclined to print them out.

Any suggestions? 

Love Danielle

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Another year older...another year wiser

Well, it's gone past midnight so I guess that means I'm 27 now! So much has changed in the last year and I'm so happy to say it's all for the better. I sort of feel like some crazy cosmic event has made all the planets line up in the exact way to make my life better with everyday. To be honest I'm the happiest I've ever been and that's in every aspect of my can we say dream come true?


I was having a look through the blog archives earlier and found my 26 before 27 list from a year ago. There were some I'm excited to say I completed like going to London, finishing my secret project, which was a patchwork quilt for my best friends wedding. Some, which I have to say will be on my list again...such as sticking to a skin routine (I suck with routines and get super lazy...hence the non clear skin yet) Then there are some which I didn't complete and after looking over them I've noticed that they are all 'my fun things' now don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun being 26 but I also ploughed a lot of energy into setting up a business and being a mum/fiance and moving house etc so for this year my goals and my 27 before 28, will be separate! My goals are my goals and my 27 are going to fun projects that I WILL make time for this year! 

How do you decide your goals for the year? After alGoals in writting are dreams with deadlines.

Love Danielle 

Sunday, 1 January 2012

A year to remember starts right here!

Wow, when google try to shake things up they really really shake it up! So much so that I couldn't log onto my blog! Nightmare! But today I finally managed to sort it and I'm ready to blog into the New Year. 

Today we took a little trip out to get some fresh air and basically clown around like kids for a bit...well, why not!! 

My boys played on this amazing swing...all 4 of us were on it at one point! FUN! 

My sister got a little stuck!

Such a lovely way to spend day one of this lovely new year.

I knew 2011 was going to be an amazing year and it truly was, I had that same giddy, night before Christmas feeling about this one too. In the run up to midnight on New Years Eve my sister and I both worked on our goals for 2012. Here are mine...

I'm excited that some of my goals are professional and others are personal so already I feel like there is a good mix! 

Have you made resolutions or set goal this year? What are yours?

Love Danielle