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Get your blog backgrounds here!

17 Nov

Ok, rather than wasting what little storage I have on WordPress, I’ve joined Photobucket and uploaded all my backgrounds.

All you have to do is:

  1. Select a theme on WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr that allows you to change the colours/image
  2. Download one of the tiles from my Photobucket library
  3. Upload that as your background image
  4. Choose the “tile image” option.

I haven’t stuck any title or links on these, so you can use them away without my name/this blog’s brand stuck anywhere on your site!
Check back soon for more blog backgrounds, because I’m going to keep making them.

My new unique theme!

17 Nov

I posted a while back about how upset I was about the fact I couldn’t modify my theme: well, I found a way! I found a theme that allows you to upload your own images as a background, so I created a cute hand-drawn polka-dot look that fitted in with the theme colours I had chosen, and voila! A unique, cute little theme! Just comment below if you’d like to use these polka dots, or if you’d like to see all my other pink check and polka dot themes, and I’ll upload them here with instructions so you can use theme. I’m just checking for interest first so I don’t waste my precious photo storage space…

Anyway, hope you like the new background! Adios!

Art College Outfit

14 Nov

I’m going to an art college open day in December next month with a friend of mine, and I’m trying to pick out an outfit to wear. Here’s some inspiration from Pinterest; even though I don’t own the exact clothes, I own some/can get some that invoke the style of the outfits here. Which is your favourite? Also, if you’ve found something beautiful, please leave it in a comment!

Source: via Laura on Pinterest

Source: via Meagan on Pinterest



The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

12 Nov

I posted recently about YouTube vloggers that I really enjoy, but I didn’t put in this one, because it’s very different.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries are a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, and they are magnificently produced. At first, I must admit, I was a little apprehensive as I usually don’t like “modern versions” of books or films I love. However, this was happily the exception. The LBD is fantastically written, acted, shot and edited, super-professionally, while still keeping the one-girl-and-a-webcam feel even though there’s a whole production team backstage. The plot is perfectly paced, and the casting for the roles is superb. Hmm, it’s like I’m playing who-can-fit-the-most-superlatives-into-a-paragraph game, so I’d better shut up. Here’s the very first episode for you viewing.

Also as a side note to those who are ardent fans, one word: DARCY! ❤

Pinterest Hair Tutorials

12 Nov

Just some Pinterest hair tutorials I came across while browsing! Enjoy.

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Why I have a physical phone book

11 Nov

I have gone through a few phones in my relatively short lifetime. None were replaced while in good working order, so I usually lost a fair chunk if not all of my contacts each time. So I came up with a solution. Write them down on paper.

It’s time consuming, archaic, not as tidy and alphabetical, ect. But they don’t vanish (unless you’re the type that loses things very easily)! I’m converted. So next time I change my phone, I’ll do my best at first to transfer all my contacts, but if all else fails, I know I have a backup copy safely stored in my desk drawer. It’s also great if your phone ever dies at an inconvenient time and you need a number. A notebook doesn’t stop working if you haven’t plugged it in recently.

That notebook above is what I’d like to have. Instead I have a garish, ugly hardback little notebook. At least it’s difficult to lose…

Anyway, I was thinking of running a giveaway once there are a few more people visiting this blog, and once I’ve found a super-cute, fashionable little address book that will add to your outfit (since you will probably carry it everywhere once you realise how useful it is). Leave a comment down below if you thing this would be a good prize (and if you’ve seen cute address books for sale anywhere!), or if you’d prefer something a little different, and tell your friends to come visit and subscribe so we actually have a decent number of entrants. Thanks!

Another great buy: SHOOOOES!!!

11 Nov

Again, apologies for the bad quality of the image, my proper camera is still off the road. I couldn’t wait to post this picture though. These were from Penneys (surprise, surprise) and they were €23. They’re beige (faux) suede, and they substitute perfectly for my brown leather boots, dressing up a winter outfit for a party or evening time. I also love the lining, which is some sort of weird retro print on a royal blue background. The heel is suede too, and the sole is about 5mm thick, meaning the shoes can be stained easily in damp weather. Mine haven’t been yet, but I have worn them only in dry weather, and I’ve also sprayed them with suede protection… which I’m not sure works on fake suede, but I wasn’t taking any chances.