Oh my, January has been a long month. To be honest I’m quite relieved it’s finally coming to an end. It’s been (and still is) cold outside but without a speck of fun snow to be seen. My bank balance is just about starting to look a bit happier and February is currently looking like it has the potential to be the best month of 2017! However, it’s not all been doom and gloom and I wanted to do a little round up of the things I’ve been loving.
I’ve been wanting to write a post about faffing for a while now, as it is the namesake of my blog but I’ve struggled with condensing everything I have to say into one post. So, I decided instead that I would create a little miniseries of blog posts all about my favourite pastime!
Ever since I was young I have adored Chanel. The effortless timeless chic nature associated with the brand is something I find quite magical and for years I have wished for some Chanel in my life. It all started with a lipstick when I was a teenager that I bought in duty free – I don’t think I’d ever felt so grown up. The legacy attached to the classic Chanel N°5; the beautiful bottle, the history made it almost irresistible to me in the past. However, the smell itself just wasn’t for me. So, when Chanel announced last year that they were going to be releasing a new version of the perfume, with a lighter airier feel for a younger and more modern audience I couldn’t contain my excitement.
One of my absolute favourite Christmas presents this year was The Happiness Planner. I’ve wanted one of these for sooo long, so I was super excited when I opened it. The goal of The Happiness Planner is to make you really focus on what makes you happy so you can ensure you’re always working towards it. Each day you fill in one page which is split into sections such as ‘Today I’m Excited About’ and ‘Good Things About Today’ which are great for both reflection and making sure you stay on track. What I’ve really loved about this is that even on bad days I’ve always managed to find something to be positive about and that’d kind of the whole point. It’s about focussing on the positives and working to change the negatives.
A little bit of a late hello, but a hello nonetheless. This post was originally scheduled for last weekend but when I sat down to write it I ran into some problems, namely that I didn’t actually know what I wanted to achieve this year! Over the last few months I’ve felt increasingly proud of how my blog is starting to grow, but equally disappointed in myself that I couldn’t keep it up over Christmas down to some bad planning and the dreaded winter cold. It’s showed my how much my little blog means to me and this year my main aims are to just keep improving and also create a realistic plan so I don’t end up flapping about last minute. I’m so excited for everything 2017 has to bring so I’ve laid out a few bullet points of things I want to focus on…