Monday Summary.

20.2.12

I always start these off the same way - "it has been ages since I did one of these!" It's not that I haven't had good things going on, but more like a distinct lack of time. Between working full time, making/selling jewellery part time, 2 Pugs, a boyfriend, work outs, seeing friends and seeing family there isn't much time for blogging at the moment *sob* But I am determined to make time for you lovely lot.

Wise words (source)
 

My 5 good things:

1) My Sister and I may finally have found me a bridesmaid dress! The one we really wanted sold out everywhere and every time we thought we had found one in my size it slipped from our grasp. It wasn't meant to be, but that's fine because we found another beautiful dress which fits me like a glove! Now I just need to find inspiration for hairdos and makeup, book a contact lens assessment and get rid of my pasty Winter skin then I'm almost ready! Vegas here we come!

2) We had a lovely Valentine's Day in our household completely avoiding the day itself and definitely avoiding venturing out, and instead the Saturday before we had a lovely evening in. I got home from seeing my friend in the afternoon to this and I just had to run back downstairs to film it for keeps:

Valentine's surprise. from Victoria Jackson on Vimeo.


I was so overwhelmed! I found Jonathan in a room upstairs holding some roses. Then he cooked dinner which consisted of goats cheese and pear bruschetta which was heavenly, followed by homemade salmon and crab fishcakes with asparagus and new potatoes (followed by some of my homemade rocky road for afters). He really is a keeper! Oh, and he also made pomegranate vodka cocktails from scratch, the clever so-and-so.

3) Suits. Have any of you been watching this? We needed a new series to follow after watching and finishing all EIGHT series of '24' over the past few months and Suits is brilliant. Very different to '24' but brilliant nonetheless.

4) Making jewellery. I have had a bit of a shuffle round recently and decided, for now, to keep my bigcartel store for friendship bracelets and use my Etsy store for the other kind of jewellery that I make. It makes things easier for me, avoids duplicating everything and keeps costs down, and I enjoy using Etsy as there's a great community on there. If you have an Etsy account (or shop) do leave a comment to let me know what your username is and I'll be sure to pop on by.



5) My new workout: Davina - Ultimate Target. I love it! I come home from work and actually want to work out. This may be due to the honeymoon phase in that the moves are still fresh and new and I can't get bored of it yet but we shall see. I may add one or two other Davina dvds to my collection to mix things up a bit. (Proper review of this coming soon!)


What are your 5 good things?

19 comments:

  1. Aw, Jonathan is so sweet! Definitely a keeper!
    My boyfriend's been watching Suits. I really must give it a watch too.
    x

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  2. I can't watch the video but can imagine how romantic it was :) x

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  3. Oh I Love that video-so sweet! He definitely is a keeper :)

    I love suits - brilliant series, definitely hooked at the moment!

    Hope you're well lovely xxx

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  4. How cute is your valentines surprise! Too sweet! You jewellery shop tempts me so often, roll on payday :)
    xxx

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  5. Davina workout dvd's are my favourite! :) may have to check that one out.

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  6. Been meaning to start watching Suits as i've heard its pretty good :)
    Congrats on finding your bridesmaid dress too! And Jonathan really does sound like a keeper :)
    xx

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  7. Ah how sweet was your valentines surprise!
    Love the wishbone bracelet with the turquoise beads.
    My five good things are, the gym (I know!) puppy Percie chasing his tail, a big vase of daffodils, cherry jelly sweets, and taking heaps of pictures of everything I see. :)
    x

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  8. Aw your guy is a dream, how romantic!

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  9. I really want to try that Davina DVD. x

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  10. Awww Jonathan is so romantic! He's deffinetly a keeper haha :) x
    Love the bracelets, they're gorgeous! :)

    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.com

    x

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  11. I love your quirky little videos! What a lovely surprise :)!

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  12. Hi Victoria!
    My Etsy shop is colorfulbead.etsy.com
    I would be really happy if you take a look at it.
    I just started it about a week ago.
    I love your blog.

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  13. Dear Victoria!
    My Etsy shop is colorfulbead.etsy.com
    I have just started it a week ago and I am really excited, so I would be happy if you would take a look at it.
    I love your blog, and dogs too.

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  14. Hurrah for such lovely happy things x

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  15. Im printing out the cupcake pic & pinning it everywere xxx

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  16. That cupcake pic is brilliant, a sensible motto to live by!

    Sarah x

    www.smallestsarah.blogspot.com

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  17. I started watching suits last week and I am really enjoying it.

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  18. Oh my gosh, that video put a huge grin on my face.. so so sweet! :D X

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