Monday, May 16, 2011

day nine..

Day 09 - A picture of my fridge, MTV Cribs style.

Well.. this is my fridge.. it's one of those 'half' fridges that blends into the kitchen cabinets. Bit messy, and jam packed with food for the five hungry people that live under this roof!

If I had complete control over what food was bought and kept in here, things would look very different, but my mum is the one who does the shopping. She does a fantastic job of it too, but obviously she buys for five and therefore there is plenty in the fridge that I don't eat.. whereas when I'm buying for myself it'll only be food I like.
Not sure how interesting this post is, as you can't see most of what's in there but oh well :) I'm days late anyway!!

With much love, xx

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

day seven..

Evenin ladies!

Day 07 is a picture of me that I didn't take..

There isn't really an explanation, other than I was in Burger King with my best friend, Mari and I found this (and the looks from staff and other customers) rather amusing!!

Hope you've all had a lovely Wednesday because I REALLY have!!

With much love, xx

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

picture heavy day five..

Right, prepare yourself for a bucket load of pictures and captions!!!
Day 05 is 'a day in the life of ' in pictures. So here goooes..

Mum woke me at 7.10am this morning, which is ten minutes later than usual.. woop!
The following picture was taken literally as soon as I woke up.

Attractive, no?

Above - What I wear on a normal home school morning. What's the point in dressing up to sit in my living room?

Below - My 'I'm not really awake' face sans makeup or product of any kind.

Above - Breakfast!!! Warm berries with crunchy cereal, pecans, and vanilla yoghurt. Yum! I usually read over breakfast, and my current book is The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers.

Below - School work.

Above - Break time, at 10.15am.. Banana & chocolate milkshake, orange and magazines!!

Below - Back to work after half an hour. I got 88 in a pretest thing.. test tomorrow!!

Above - Lunch at 12.30.. salad stuffed wrap and more reading!

Below - I usually get changed into something more.. attractive.. after lunch in preparation for whatever I've got on in the afternoon.

Above - My slightly more made up face..

Below - Walkies!!! We're really blessed to have plenty of gorgeous places to walk our crazy boxers.

Above - Back to work for a couple of hours.

Below - Then onto blogging!

Above - I drink tea like my life depends on it.. always have one around 4pm.

Below - Playing with the puppy.. she came bounding over a couple of moments after this picture was taken.

Above - Popped over to work to take back these containers and pick up my wages..

Below - .. and the weather was gorgeous!!

Above - Blogging!!

Below - Cuddling my Millie while watching a movie with the 'rents.

Above - On the phone to my lovely boy!!

After this I just spent some time on Facebook and Skype and now I'm off to bed!! Apologies for the stupidly long post, but I hope you got a taste of what a typical Tuesday is for me :)

With much love, xx

a day ahead?

I forgot to do yesterday's post!!! Meh. So frustrated with myself as yesterday was a far more interesting day than today.. However it was also a fairly unconventional day, and there were large chunks of time that I wouldn't of been able to photograph. More about that another day.. I'm gonna do yesterday's post and today's post today, but because yesterday was 'a day in the life of' it won't be up until I've photographed my whole day :)

So day 06 is a picture of a hairstyle I would like to have.

I LOVE this hairstyle!! I found a picture of it in this month's Glamour magazine, and I literally could not stop staring at it! Scarlett looks fantastic!! The colour, texture, and cut.. oh my word I just adore it!! Unfortunately, I'm not sure my hair would look at all like this if I tried to get it styled the same way. And I love my hair as it is.. but still. If I was gonna change it? Maybe this would be what I'd change it to.


With much love, xx

Sunday, May 8, 2011

day four..

Day 04 is a picture of me from 2 years ago.. Soooo...

I promise I didn't always look this high.. This was taken after my Mum's birthday party (where I'd had nothing alcoholic to drink I might add) and I was having a blast! It's actually almost exactly two years old as my Mum's birthday was last week. Ahh 14! Seems like forever ago!!

With much love, xx

Saturday, May 7, 2011

day three..

Day 03.. A photo of my mobile phone.

My phone is a Samsung Tocco F480.. I bought her off a friend late last year when my old phone gave up the ghost. It's got a crack in the screen and plays up sometimes, but I'm rather fond of it.

Have a great Saturday!!
With much love, xx

Friday, May 6, 2011

my sanctuary

I was lucky enough, being in the middle of five kids, to get my own room when I was ten. It was the smallest bedroom, but I was SO excited about it!! Since then in each house we've moved to, my parents have made sure that even if it's tiny, I had my own room. Not an easy feat as we're not exactly loaded ;)

However, when my older brother moved out last year, I was given his bedroom. Which just happened to be the biggest bedroom! I have made it into my dream room, and I adore it . It's taken me quite a while to get it how I like it, but with a lot of help from my family I couldn't be happier with the way it has turned out!

Also just a side note.. I know how incredibly blessed I am to have a bedroom like this. And while it might look like it cost a lot to create.. not one piece of furniture in my bedroom was bought from a shop. I'll explain more under each picture..

So without further adieu.. Welcome to my bedroom!!!

That chest of drawers was sitting in absolute ruins in our garage, but my lovely Dad fixed it up and re-painted it for me! The chair used to be green, so me and my sister painted it white to match the rest of my room.

My desk was made by my Dad from an old bookshelf, a chest of drawers and a large sheet of wood. The chair was second-hand.

My Dad custom made those shelves to fit in that awkward space.. and I helped!

The bed used to be black, but we re-painted it (NOT EASY!!). And after having very little success finding an inexpensive but sturdy white wardrobe, my Dad made me this one from scratch. He even found pretty little doorknobs for me.

I am so blessed, and I hope non of you view this as bragging! I hope some the pics inspired your own creativity about saving money on furniture! If you want more detail about where I got other things in my room, feel free to ask in the comments. I have delighted in finding or making cute decorations for very little cash.

With much love, xx

day two..

Afternoon lovelies!!

Day 02 of the 30 day challenge is a photo of my favourite pair of shoes.. now I could of gone for some gorgeous heels I own which are very close to my heart. But.. I decided to go for some that I've worn non-stop since I bought them..

Not the best picture angle in the world.. especially not for my legs!!

I bought these boots last November in Clarks for about £80. Pricey, I know!! I had longed for a really great pair of leather boots that would last and last, and after a whole day trawling the shops with my Mum we went into Clarks as a last resort and I fell in love. I have yet to see anyone with the same boots, and they are SO comfy and go with absolutely everything!! I adore them and must of worn them every day from November to March. Unfortunately now that it's getting warmer they're not always weather appropriate but I know they will be my staple footwear again next autumn/winter.

With much love, xx

Thursday, May 5, 2011

thirty days!!

I have decided to take up the 30 day challenge! I have such a crazy amount of school work at the moment so I kind of need blogging inspiration as my head is full of computers, and algebra, and deadlines, etc. So here goes! I hope you enjoy :)

30 Day Challenge:

01 – A photo of you, taken today.
02 – Your favourite pair of shoes.
03 – A photograph of your mobile phone.
04 – A photograph of yourself two years ago.
05 – A day in the life, photographs taken throughout your day.
06 – A photograph of a hairstyle you’d like to have.
07 – A photo of yourself, not taken by you.
08 – A photo of someone you fancy at the moment.
09 – The contents of your fridge, MTV Cribs style.
10 – Your dream wedding.
11 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
12 – Your favourite movie.
13 – What you want more than anything right now.
14 – Your current wishlist..
15 – Something you regret.
16 – The most beautiful picture of your best friend.
17 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
18 – A photo of your house/apartment.
19 – A photo of your handwriting.
20 – A band/artist not many people know of, but you think should.
21 – A photograph of the part of you that you dislike the most.
22 – A photograph of the part of you that you like the most.
23 – The next plan you have coming up that you’re really excited for.
24 – A song to match your mood.
25 – A photograph of the town you live in.
26 – A celebrity you don’t like, and why.
27 – A photo of your favourite item of clothing.
28 – A cartoon character that you’d love to meet in real life.
29 – The place you want to live.
30 – A photograph of yourself taken today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

Day 01.. A photo of you taken today

With much love, xx

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Still alive..

Long time no see!!!! I figured I owed y'all a quick apology for my recent scarce-ness. (is that a word?!) Been crazy busy, and I went away, and just haven't given my poor blog a whole lot of thought. I will be back up and running (hopefully!!) in the next few days!! I have missed it :)
Oh and I've noticed a couple of new followers so HIIIII AND THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You have no idea how happy it makes me to know that people actually care about my mediocre corner of the interweb!! I squeal like a pig when I see my number of followers go up any!
Type to you VERY soon!!

With much love, xx

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A cheeky blog sale...

Hi everyone!

I'm Mari, Abbi's best friend, and I have stolen 'Ibbabelle' for the week to do a rather large blog sale. I don't blog anymore you see, and I AM NOT paying any more eBay fees, because let's face it, it's a giant rip off.
I am off on holiday - Benicassim Festival to be precise - and I need every last penny I can get my hands on to pay for it!! So here I am, selling like crazy...

It will work just like any other blog sale you've seen. Here's the important info you need befoe browsing:
  • UK only I'm afraid, not quite got the hang of shipping items abroad just yet...
  • P&P is £2.50 + 50p for any additional items. For example, if you buy one item then postage will cost you £2.50, if you buy 2 items it will cost you £3, 3 items £3.50 etc etc...
  • It's first come first serve! If a transaction get's cancelled I will contact the second person who commented requesting that item
  • To claim an item, leave a comment containing the following info - Exact item name & paypal email address.
  • I will then send you an invoice via paypal which will be the final cost of your purchase, including P&P
  • Once payment is recieved and all is a-okay, your item/s will be posted
  • All items will be packaged by moi, with love and care :)
  • Go crazy!!!

I must apologise for the lac of quality in these photos.. Long story short I had to use someone else's camera. Which is just crap. SORRY!

Topshop Lace Vest - faulty/a few holes here and there but nothing a good sew can't fix! - size 8 - £2

Newlook Cream Oversized Shirt (still in stores) - never worn - size 8 -£10

Newlook Floral Lace Vest - never worn - size 8 - £3

Topshop striped tie top - worn once or twice - size 12 -£3

Dorothy Perkins Cropped Coral Knit - worn lots but in excellent condition! - size 8 - £7

(Sorry so blurrrrry) Topshop Nude racerback vest - size 14 - £3

Newloo black/grey Printed Maxi Dress - Worn very little - size 8 - £10

Newlook Printed Oversized shirt - never worn - size 10 - £8

Newlook baggy striped tee - never worn - size 10 - £2

Newlook Cropped Denim Jacket - Worn lots - size 8 - £8

STUNNING LIPSY DRESS! I hate to part with this beauty, but it does not fit :'( WORTH £65 but I'll let you cheeky thing have it for £25 :) - size 8

Bare Minerals 'flawless face' brush - never used (I have 2 identical) - £9

Revlon Photoready foundation in 'cool beige' - Used a little - £5

Bare Minerals Foundation in 'light' - used 3 or 4 times - £9

Victoria Jackson Bronzer - never used - £2

Next Face Shimmer Brick - Used top colour only - £3.50

Natural Collection moisture shine lipstick - £1

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain - Used twice - £3.50

Barry M Nail Paint in 'Black' - used once - £2

Thanks everyone! Spread the word!