LIFESTYLE | Little Things

Last week was another challenging one but by the weekend I was feeling a lot more positive about things. I have some decisions to make because of annoying CF problems but it's not the first time I've had to adjust my life around it so I'm sure I'll be able to sort something out! We shall see. But despite all the not so good stuff there's been some lovely moments also!

q & a a day journal

I managed to make quite a bit of money on my Etsy store so I ordered myself this Q & A a Day: 5-Year Journal. It was a total unnecessary purchase but a fun one! Some of the questions can be a bit deep and random though, it can put me on the spot haha! I hope I actually manage to keep it up.

We went to where my brother and his girlfriend live for dinner, we ate at a Turkish place and it was delish! I had dolma for starters which are pine nuts and rice wrapped in vine leaves, I've never had it before and it was a bit unusual...quite perfumey, but so nice! For my main I had tuvak shish which is my favourite and then a funky pie for dessert which is a hazelnut, almond, caramel and ice cream pudding. Safe to say I was stuffed!

I was so lucky to win this super cute Blue Raspberry pug scarf on the Lily loves Lola giveaway! 

Lisa Eldridge tweeted me and I almost wet myself in excitement because I'm seriously uncool. Her tutorials are one of the only ones I watch so I was super chuffed. What a lovely lady!

Blue jeans, white shirt combos make me very happy indeed. I've also been liking wearing my glasses lately, I'm usually in contacts but it's been nice giving my eyes a break. I'm not entirely sure they suit me though!

Oh my God, this baby bird! Basically it fell out of a tree in our garden and because Freddydog is evil he chased it and it fell into the drain. My stepdad managed to get it out and my mum warmed it up because it was freezing, poor thing! It was so young it didn't have any feathers on it's belly, it was so cute. We left it on the decking and went inside to see if it's mum would come and get it but eventually it ran away under next door's fence which is where we hope it came from because they have baby birds in their garden. I so hope it found it's mama, it's silly but I haven't stopped thinking about it! 

And here is the little bully, looking like butter wouldn't melt. He's so sweet and cuddly to humans but can be mean to other animals which is not how I raised him! When he's like that he just reminds me of the evil robot dog in Wallace and Gromit haha. But he's forgiven, because he's just my lil' Freddy Boo Boo!

Hope you had a lovely week!

Josie x



  1. daisychaindream23 June 2014 at 07:06

    I have a five year journal and love it =) it's so nice to look back on.

  2. That Q&A a day is such a good idea! Aww I hope the little bird is ok too- I hate seeing things like that! Poor Freddie probably just thought it was a game lol!

    Lovely pics

  3. I hope you're okay xx

    Love the jeans and white shirt and how exciting about the tweet!!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  4. Yay for the tweet from Lisa Eldridge! The scarf you won is sooo cute too. Naughty Freddydog, I hope the baby bird is okay. :)

    Tara x

  5. The bit about you not raising Freddy too be mean to other animals made me laugh! He is so cute! I hope you get everything sorted out with your CF!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  6. Oh I love the pug scarf. <3 So pugly :D


  7. Glasses suit you! And lol at Freddy :( Reminds me of when my old dog once chased a hedgehog in the garden, put it in her mouth to play and it did it's spiky ball thing, she panicked and bit down on it and it exploded, all over my bedroom window :'( haha x

  8. Edita Lozovska23 June 2014 at 10:52

    Awww Josie, I love updates like this from you as it makes me smile that you are doing well! Plus that tweet! AWESOMENESS :)

  9. I am DEFINITELY getting the 5 year Q&A journal when I come back from Thailand - it's such a good idea! I need to start doing these posts again too - I love reading them :) xxx

  10. ElleSees.blogspot.com23 June 2014 at 12:03

    cute pup and scarf

  11. Aaaaaw....look at little Freddy:) And OMG! A tweet from Lisa! I would've been excited too:D

  12. I love that five year journal, it is such a great idea and congrats on the scarf, it's lovely!

    Gems x

  13. this book looks amazing! i'm always drawn into a book and then i never want to use it! how sweet is the little baby bird too.... and also the food is a bit yum yum! xxx

  14. That diary is such a good idea! Plus the dolma look amazing, I absolutely love them :)

    Lucy xo

  15. So glad the store is doing well! The Turkish restaurant sounds amazing, the dessert looks divine. Have a great start to the week hun!

  16. Told you you were gorgeous!

    Well done on your win, such a cute scarf!

    Hope your CF and the little bird are ok.


  17. Ohhh so many things! I'm glad you made some extra money from your shop :) Well deserved! Those kind of books are amazing - I personally love Wreck This Journal and I have two!!? (Two of my friends got it for me for the same birthday HAHA!)

    Also you look wonderful and all that food mmmmm!!!!

    Poor little bird! I'm glad you guys took good care of it.

    I love posts like these! I guess I'm very nosy, hahaha!

  18. Horray have been trying to comment on this for ages not loving Disquis at the moment. Anyway the diary is a great idea hope you will answer the questions it is a good thing to look back on. Turkish is a favouirte food especially Dolma. Yummy. I am glad that you rescued the small bird it would have been grim to leave him to the dog. Glad that you are feeling better too Lucy x

  19. Leah (Just Me Leah)23 June 2014 at 19:27

    I have the same journal! Aww, that poor bird! x
    Just Me Leah

  20. Cool snaps! xx

  21. I really wanna try one of those 5 year journals, they sound and look brilliant! x

    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  22. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I love your blog - your dog is adorable! :)
    Anna xx

  23. Aw what a poor baby bird :( but Freddy didn't know any better, it's not really his (or your) fault, just in his genetics to want to chase birds I suppose! Well done for your Etsy achievements, and I love the blue jeans and white shirt outfit sooo much xx

  24. I shouldn't but I'm laughing so hard at this! x

  25. Aaw, little bird! I hope she's safely back in a nice nest! xxx

  26. Omg how adorable is that scarf?! It's sooooo cute! I also love the diary - what a lovely idea xxx

  27. Sometimes, I would rather spend my money on something not that important too hehe Well hope everything is ok with you Josie :) xx

  28. sonia de macedo24 June 2014 at 04:44

    He's just like my Chanel. She's the same except once she went too far with a bird. Things were weird between us for a while. I didn't know how to be around her after that because I certainly taught her better than that. It was horrifying to say the least. I just make sure she's never in a situation where she can actually get her paws near a bird again because I don't think I could handle that a second time round.


  29. Great post and I LOVE your glasses - they definitely suit you!
    I really like style of posts - I'm probably a little nosey! haha :p

    Lauren xx

  30. You have such a knack for capturing pretty, perfect moments Josie! This beautiful set are proof of this (:

    I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, and I know I've said this before but I admire your faultless and encouraging attitude in finding positives amongst the negatives so much <3

    Really glad you had lots of lovely moments during the week too, how adorable is that little baby bird? Aww! The picture of you wearing your specs is so stylish, one I can imagine seeing in a stylish mag! Wearing contacts can definitely get a bit exhaustive, a break can be so refreshing for the eyes haha! And your five year journal looks like a real must have, I'm so useless at keeping mine up regardless of promising myself I will!

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  31. Dude, the specs look ace. I love the shape on you. I've had mine a long old time now, and loved them at first, but since changing from blonde to brunette, I'm not feeling them as much now. Weird, non?

    Anyways, hope you're feeling alright. Keep up the positivity, petal : )

    Oh and MASSIVE congratulations on how well your etsy store is doing. I LOVE your work, can't wait to see how it grows further!! I'm so envious. I'm really over thinking mine. To the point of hesitating before actually listing anything. Whats with that?! Silly self consciousness.


  32. the scarf is really cute !

  33. I just ordered the journal after reading this, it'll be such an interesting thing to look back on! Yay for the Lisa Eldridge tweet :) I would have geeked out haha xx

  34. Sam was attacked and since then sometime he gets nippy with other dogs. I don't know what it is because it's very rare he does it but something must trigger it :/


    Water Painted Dreams xo


Thank you! Tweet me @asickchickchic ♥

© What Josie Did Next. All rights reserved.