Life Lately || Happy Things

Happy Friday everyone! I have this terrible habit where I still check the weather in Albuquerque and in Atlanta and compare it to London. This week that has not improved my mood vastly, but yet I can’t bring myself to delete them… 

weekly recap

I got my eyebrows threaded after work on Monday for the first time in months. New eyebrows, new woman.

A spontaneous acceptance to a blogging event at Patiserie Valerie on Wednesday. I loved getting to see Ala and Katy. I appreciate that I live in a country where eating cake for a meal is completely acceptable.

Sam’s mom came over for dinner on Tuesday and she brought us some beautiful flowers. 

I finally saw some deer in Richmond Park. (I’ve complained about the lack of deer in the past.) I got really close to one. It was pretty darn satisfying.

And I treated myself to a slice of lemon and raspberry cake from Hummingbird Bakery for lunch one day this week.

I’m very much looking forward to having an exciting weekend ahead of myself, jam packed with things to do.

Sam and I joined forces to give the flat an epic clean this week. Where does all the dust come from?!

“Once Upon A Time” now being available to stream on Netflix. I loved it the first time around, and I’m loving it again. Also Jamie Dornan as the Sheriff > Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey.

I’ve been out and about in London a lot for work this week. And while being on the tube multiple times a day can be a bummer, I’ve liked getting to go to a wide variety of areas and getting some brilliant commuting reading done.

Do you all have any exciting weekend plans? 

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  • I also have the temperature for back home in Oregon and it really does not help to improve my mood ever. I really should take it away but just can’t help myself!

  • Have a fun weekend! My weekend is going to be full of work, chores, and errands. Oh well!

  • Happy weekend, Amanda! Your week looked so full of treats and flowers… brilliant. I still need to buy my token “first day of spring” bouquet. Sometimes a girl just needs some flowers.

  • I’m getting my brows threaded next week, I’m really excited to look like a human being again!

    • I had gone waaayyyy to long between threadings. Luckily I was using my bangs as an eyebrow shield. (Shielding other people from seeing them) ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  • Jen

    I think my weekend is going to be full of watching Once Upon a Time now ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband will be thrilled.

  • Hehe, love that two of these are about cake. CAKE. Cake. Cake. Cake is the best lunch.

    • Cake is a very important part of my life and the food group that I eat most often. “let them eat cake’ = my food philosophy x

  • Cake shoud be eaten all day. Maybe there’s a country for that? ๐Ÿ™‚
    I will be spending two weeks in London in may and am hoping to catch a glimpse of deers in Richmond Park. Let’s hope for the best!
    Have a great weekend!

    • Maybe we should found our own country based on a mutual love of cake! Have an amazing time in London and a lovely weekend! xx

  • Totally forgot about Jamie Dornan as the sheriff in OUAT. WHY is he always such a creep in his roles? And I know its silly but congratulations on getting your brows done. I’ve had to let mine grow out for a year thanks to a mishap where the good lady was training another and they pulled the switch in the middle. I looked like I belonged in the early 2000s and may as well have just shaved them. It has actually taken them this long to fully recover without being completely splotchy. So sad.

    • Hehe he’s such a creep in everything and I have no idea why. There sin’t anything thing particularly creepy in his demeanour. That is a true brow horror story……. Yikes! I hope they gave you a refund at least?!?! xx

      • No refund, but I have an issue with crying when I get bad customer service experiences so I got out of there as soon as possible!

  • What exactly is eyebrow threading? I see it all the time in the mall but don’t really know what it is. Is it less painful than waxing?

  • Yay deer and cakes!

    I ask myself that about dust all the time. I swear the day after I clean everything is covered in it again. Also, after my furniture was removed I got to see all the dust that was behind it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    • I rearranged our bedroom furniture last month and it was the first time it had been moved in a year. I was horrified at the state of everything behind the dresser and the wardrobe! x

  • Hehe thanks Rosie! xx

  • I really try to not check the weather in California but every once in awhile I do and then yep majorly bummed. What is nice now though is I have been checking the weather of places we might move to and they are all always having better weather than here!

    • Well with that snow you photographed today it’d be hard not to have weather envy ๐Ÿ™ x

  • going away to the lake district! It sounds like you’ve had a pretty good week though, hope you have a great weekend and get some of the sunny weather we are having up here x

  • I have a place not that far from me that does them for ยฃ3 so I don’t even have a legitimate excuse for their unruliness. I just kept putting it off for too long! x

  • Omgosh, that cake looks sooo good! I haven’t watched Once Upon a Time for ages, I might to need catch up!
    Tara x

    • You can either thank or curse me for reminding you of it later, depending on how you enjoy the latest storyline ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  • Oh man, I’m so guilty of doing the weather comparison thing! It’s especially tough right now after getting back from several months in Asia – I’m home visiting family, and saw snow for the first time in a year and a half! Talk about weird. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead though – hope you enjoy! London is wonderful, though it does get considerably nicer once spring arrives!

    xx Nichole @

    • Spring can be super fabulous in London, you’re right! I’m just impatient for it to start! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • I LOVE THAT YOU LOVE ONCE UPON A TIME! Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades… just sayin.

    Lovely to see your small face on Wednesday again ๐Ÿ™‚ meet again soon please and thank you xxx

    • Do you love that I have the tv viewing tastes of a pre-teen girl? ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was so nice to see you! Dinner soon? xx

      • We can be pre-teen girls together! I’ve been a OUAT fan for yeaaaars ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

        • Meee tooo! I used to watch it on tv with housemates and now that it’s on netflix I can watch it over and over again. Did you watch the spin off Alice in Wonderland one?

          Also which was your favourite pairing: Emma and Hook, Emma and Dornan or Emma and Neal?

      • PS yes please dinner <3

  • “new eyebrows, new woman” ahah, truer words have never been spoken!


  • Lauren

    Haha, I do the same with weather here in Michigan and there in London (where we will be spending 2016 eee!). It’s always better in London <3

  • Yup, living in Moscow I always checked the VA weather and it was really depressing 99% of the time haha.

    • You had it way harder than me with your Moscow weather. I can’t even complain in comparison! x

  • Ha, cake for a meal is always a good choice ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

  • So many lovely things, so little time in the days!

  • amitygardens

    I’ve had my eyebrows threaded and my god- it is amazing!

  • Sounds like such a lovely busy week! I hope you have a happy weekend! I’m so excited it’s here! X

  • Whenever I get my eyebrows done I just feel amazing!

    • I feel like my face looks completely different whenever I do. Which I am sure is crazy, but whatever! x

  • Lemon and raspberry cake sounds delicious

  • I love Jamie Dornan as the sheriff!

  • These flowers are so pretty.

  • I moved the couch to sweep….and was horrified. Ha! Yikes! xx

  • A lot of cake is the way I like to live ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • I do the same thing with the weather, I really do! It is a habit, but not one I care to break!

  • Your pink shoes are amazing. Also those flowers are beautiful!

  • Jamie Dornan as the Sheriff 100% more awesome indeed – it’s the beard definitely! ๐Ÿ™‚ And it seems like so much delicious food! And I also keep looking at the weather back home, which as this point of the year starts to make me hate the ‘mild’ weather here lol