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29 Nov 2015

Life lately in snapshots #3

Hello there! November's dark palette has taken over much of this month's update. I have noticed my anxiety abating a little but I have felt very unwell and fatigued. I have noticed that,
 to me, it is kind of like an over stimulation of the senses: all the lights and colours moving fast make my brain feel that it cannot cope and so it partly shuts down. This is when the sleepiness kicks in. It is better to not have the constant worry there though and I have had some better mood days since my last post. We have started to tentatively dip our feet in to winter now with the freezing temperatures and I can't believe how close we are to Christmas!

1. I have posted a few glimpses of this on my instagram but not yet on my blog! I managed to find this Liz Lisa replica second hand dress for a little over a tenner with my pocket money: it's so warm, stretchy and cosy and I adore the vintage floral pattern, the oversized collar and lace details. It's lovely to wear on wintry days.

2.. Another bath and body works hand sanitiser for £1.99 on ebay! For £2 I can never resist, especially when the postage is free and there are scents from the autumn and winter ranges! Mitch owed me one from using up all my Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte gel. This one is Orchard Frost, a beautifully clean, almost minty apple scent that is very wintry and fragrant.

3. Fireworks on Bonfire Night: earlier this month we headed to the castle to see the annual fireworks display and it was beautiful! We didn't get all the way up to the castle because it was very boggy and muddy taking the pushchair but found the perfect watching place in the graveyard, with the fireworks exploding right over our heads.

4. Little mushrooms growing on the garden forest floor and in our log piles. They are fascinating things and there are hundreds of little babies growing in the grass this time of year.

5. I adore this photo of the little chou taken this month, I'd love to have a little canvas of him. I'd like to give it a go painting him myself - although I haven't picked up a paintbrush in a while so I'm a bit out of practice! He was so good when posing for his 6 month pictures!

6. Just a few bits and pieces from our trip to Birmingham, making use of the 3 for 2 makeup offer at Boots! I'm in love with the Soap and Glory Supercat eyeliner and Maybelline's Color Show polish in 'Sugar Crystals' is perfect for the holidays. I'm really excited to do a little post on the beauty products I've been loving lately! Watch this space.

7. We found this gorgeous paperback journal in Selfridges while in Birmingham and I couldn't resist taking a picture to keep! The motif on the front says 'Love Birds' and the cover is beautiful with little sewn illustrations of birds, branches and flowers.

8 & 9. Scenes from the German markets in Birmingham, while we were in the West Midlands. I had a bad morning but improved throughout the day; I had a pretzel for the first time with salami, a bubble tea, cute mini boffin cakes and churros: nearly everything had cinnamon and sugar on top! It's so lovely to visit the city once in a while and the atmosphere was so joyful and festive, with people dressed up and beautiful little sugar cakes and gifts on the stalls.

Have you been/are going to the Christmas markets?
Are you excited for the coming winter time? 

45 comments:

  1. Ooh, I didn't know you were into Liz Lisa! Should have guessed, though, since it goes super well with your blog theme! :)

    yukitty.net

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    1. Hi Lona! Haha thank you, I am a super big fan, especially when I can find a good bargain too! :D xx

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  2. Nice post have a good day

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  3. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following! I’m now following you back on GFC. If you’d also like to follow each other on Bloglovin, follow me and I’ll follow right back :)
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    1. Hi Kathleen, thanks so much! And no problem, it's lovely to meet you :D I will! xx

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  4. Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

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  5. Minty apple scent sounds so refreshing, I am sure I'd like it too. Your son is adorable, you should definitely print it out and frame it, it is beautiful photo.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. It is quite a contrast to my other hand gel scent, but still lovely! It's quite light and perfumed :D thanks so much Ela, that's so sweet! xx

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  6. Amazing post! I'm following you ♥ Follow me too if you want http://everythinggirlneedstoknow.blogspot.ba/

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    1. Thanks so much and I definitely will! :D xx

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  7. This is true -- November certainly does have a dark palette.
    One thing I've noticed scrolling through my Instagram is that you can tell what season it is by all of the color. Deep greens in the summer, oranges and reds in the fall, greys and blues for winter, and lighter greens and greys for the spring.
    I'm very glad to hear that your anxiety is letting up a bit :) For me lately I've been a little overwhelmed by work.I feel tired all the time and sort of down about myself. I don't know, maybe that's the seasonal depression kicking in.
    Hope you're staying warm!

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. It does, I think it is one of the darkest months! That is very true, I am glad of the difference because I get to see a whole different array of photos every few months :D aw I hope you feel better soon :) the only good thing about things like this is that it cannot last forever and often helps us cope better with ourselves as a result. Feel free to drop me an email if want! You too! :D xx

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  8. What a lovely post. Although I am sad to hear you have been a bit anxious and depressed lately. If it is any consolation, I have also been. I loved these gorgeous photos. What a beautiful baby! Is he your son? You look so stunning in the first picture. :)

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    1. Hi Rosie! Thank you so much, I'm so sorry you have felt like it too. At least neither of us is alone! Awwww thanks, you are too kind! Yes he is :D xx

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  9. Aw I love the photo of your little baby, so adorable! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I have always adored your fabulous photos on instagram Elizabeth!
    We dont have winter. And the weather still hot from here. Been making a christmas list and yes already been checking some shops. :)

    (◕‿◕✿) EmoteraGoddess.com | Instagram | Bloglovin

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    1. Ahhh thanks so much Venus! Hot weather sounds amazing right now, please taking me Christmas shopping with you? :D xx

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  11. You pictures are super cute :) xo

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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  12. You have lovely snapshots!!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  13. Such adorable photos!
    Would you like to follow each other, dear? Let me know ;)

    Love, Marie Roget

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    1. Hi Maria! Thanks so much - I would love to! :D xx

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  14. Beautiful snapshots! You should definitely paint your little chou! <3

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    1. Awww thanks so much Caramella! :D xx

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  15. Lovely pictures~!

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  16. Lovely shots! Love this roundup! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog & for following! Just followed you back! Keep in touch lady! :)
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Meghan and no problem! I will definitely! :D xx

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  17. It looks like your month was filled with so much beauty and interesting events. I love the details on that dress!

    Sartorial Diner

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    1. Aw thank you!! I'm so happy to find a good bargain :D xx

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  18. hei i love your blog
    would you like us to stay keep in touch? i really hope we could :) i already follow your blog so would you mind to follow mine?
    Let's be friend! Don't hesitate to talk to me ...

    xoxo, Sylvi Gautama
    www.sylvisayshello.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sylvia! Thanks so much, it's lovely to meet you :D I would love to! xx

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  19. I love your blog, is sooo pretty ! <3

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    1. Awww thanks so much Suzanne! :D xx

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  20. Ooo I'm definitely going to have to look for the bath and body works hand sanitizers on eBay, I've always wanted to try them! £2 is so cheap as well!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Hi Alice! It is such a bargain, I love the selections on there! The only bad thing is that they sell out super fast xD xx

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  21. THAT BABY IS SO CUTE!!! lovely photos chick!
    love the blog girl! if you get the chance please take the time to check out mine and let me know what you think (maybe even follow? no pressure though!)
    PS: my most recent post has a GREAT deal for 16 dollar blanket scarves!!! check it out! you'll love it. :)

    love, rach.
    So, hi.

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    1. Hi Rach! Thanks so much! :D I would love to, I will definitely check it out xx

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  22. That journal looks so pretty. Lovely photo of the little one.

    Amy - http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk

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