2012 - the good the bad & the 'to do' in 2013

Whoooo so 2013 is almost upon us !

I for one am looking forward to next year
I love the 'fresh' feeling that comes with a new year & the idea that it's a new beginning 

Twenty twelve was ok, i felt like it didnt even happen lol it went so quick i could barely keep up, let alone get things done !

For now though, its all about twenty twelve & the year that was

the good...
- moving into our first home together 
- reaching the '2 year' mark with M
- learning to snowboard in NZ
- quitting the job i knew wasn't right for me 
(funnily enough the same one i thought was right for me this time last year)
- getting a job that isn't my dream job, but is perfect for right now
- getting the happiest, smartest & most beautiful puppy EVER
- being debt free
- seeing a few of our closest friends get engaged & being so so happy

the bad...
- wasting 6 months in the wrong job 
- dwelling on silly things that happened in the past 

the to-do's for 2013...
- save loads of money towards our Hawaii / Bora Bora / Tahiti holiday
- keeping my nails perfectly manicured, especially on my left hand (wink wink)
- incorporate clean eating into my diet
- walking nugget every day instead of a gym membership
- starting study & doing up the spare room as a home office
- having fun !

Yay for 2013
Can't wait to see what you hold

Happy New Years xx

A Life Update Feat. Mr. Nugget

So i have been a crappy blogger for the past few months 
There is no excuse except to say that life took over ! 

Ever since moving out of home in March this year i have missed the companionship of my dogs & have felt a little out of sorts without one around 

Well, i am beyond excited to announce the arrival of my very own puppy by the name of nugget (nugalicious, nugaboo, nug dawg, nugacino)

So prepare for the onslaught of photos ! 

He is a miniature dachshund crossed with a chihuahua 
and we are so in love with him

I want to get a DSLR so badly to take better picture of him 
He'll definitely be featuring heavily on the blog 

The clothes pile in my bedroom aka nugget mountain !

Thankyou for visiting 

How's your self image ?

Ok so this post will be a little different to what i normally talk about
This post will be about self image

For the past month i have felt a bit 'down & out' i can't exactly pin point what it is that makes me feel like this but i know for sure i need to change it

Last night we had a family 'pre christmas' dinner as my brother in law & his girlfriend are going to the states for the holidays, it was so much fun...until it was time for photos

I can't tell you how much i HATE having photos of myself taken, i just never look good ! I know the photos wont turn out nice so i resist having them taken SO hard, which in turn makes me that annoying 'oh, i don't do photos' kind of girl ! Errrgh. I managed to have some taken but i havent even looked at them (& not sure i will), the feeling of such negativity towards myself put a dampener on my night

This morning i woke up & i realised i NEED to change this way of thinking, i need to give myself a reason to like myself, it sounds so conceited but if i don't i worry i'll become self destructive.

So this is where i'm reaching out...how do you get a positive self image ? What do you do to maintain it ? 

XO Lauren 

"... and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that's where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we 
always strive to become better than we are."