Saturday, January 31, 2015

12 Months Of Happiness | January 2015 ♥

At the end of 2014 I decided to set a goal for myself - to make 2015 my year for positivity and living life to the full and I'm happy to say that January has been a fantastic month for me and my little family. I am taking inspiration from a lovely blogger, Angelic from Simply Sinova and am introducing a new series to my blog - 12 Months of Happiness. This series will serve to document everything that has made me happy each month. These posts will act as a fabulous reminder of all the great things I've experienced and had happen to me during the year and I think posting these will really contribute to my key word of the year, positivity! 2015 is the year I choose life, positivity and complete happiness. Here are some of the things that made January an amazing month for me and mine...

Nothing makes me happier than time with my little family. This month we've had lots of time together as Jacek has had some half days from work. We've also had our first family day out of the year to the beautiful Blarney Castle and gardens. I love seeing my boy spending some quality time with his Daddy, he misses him so much when he goes to work.

January has brought so many pretty things this way and I just couldn't help but capture them all on camera. I encountered two seasons in one day and just had to photograph the beautiful yellow daffodils in Blarney Castle and Gardens. I also got my hands on Lush's prettiest bubble bar ever (in my opinion anyway!) Unicorn Horn! Pastel swirled rainbows adorned with stars and silver glitter - if that's not pretty I don't know what is! I also saw these pretty pink table painted with a cupcake and heart tree with bluebirds in Hippetys on mine and Jacek's trip to Dublin, review to come on that gorgeous cafe soon!

January has brought me lots of special moments with my darling son. This has been his last full month as a one year old, something which I'm quite emotional about it has to be said. This month he had his 1st day at playschool and is absolutely loving it. We also had a lovely time at Fota House and Gardens together where we had some mother and son quality time, getting out of the house that day was just what we needed. My boy also turned 23 months old so I took him to his favourite place, the beach, to get his monthly pictures, I love how I captured my little Aquarius down by the sea.

January brought some new additions to my makeup collection and some where a complete surprise! I received the beautiful Artistry Little Black Dress palette which is such a luxurious looking palette - I love it! It has eight gorgeous shades which I think are perfect for both day and night wear. I also received some gorgeous goodies from IsaDora from their new Nude Essentials Spring Makeup 2015 collection. I received so many things I was seriously in awe. I've already used the foundation and it's amazing. I also received a gorgeous new fragrance from one of my favourite brands Yves Rocher, it's their Comme Une Evidence which I think is the perfect scent for Valentine's Day - I know I'll be wearing it anyway!
 
 January has been quite a romantic month for my other half and I. We had our first trip away together since 2013 when we went to Dublin for the day to see Slipknot and Korn. We did lots of sightseeing and he even bought a lock for us to put our own love lock on the Ha'penny Bridge. He also surprised me with a dozen beautiful red roses for no reason at all. I also prepared a little romantic treat for him too (post to come on this next week) and sang my little heart out to him during Korn's Freak on a Leash... "something takes a part of me, you and I were meant to be...". I'm so grateful that after over three years together romance isn't dead between us.

I really can't believe that it's the last day of January 2015 already, the month has absolutely flown by! My family and I have lots to look forward to in February and I can't wait to see what else it has in store for us. The positivity shall continue in full force!
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  1. This idea is fantastic!
    I love Korn and Slipknot too! Especially Snuff from Slipknot :)
    Lovely photos!

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    1. Thank you Inge! I love Snuff too :)

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  2. I love this - I was going to do it weekly but Monthly is such a great idea - I'm going to have a go too! I'm so glad you're so positive for the year ahead - maybe I'll see you at some conferences this year? :)

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    1. I think monthly is so much more manageable, for me anyway! :) I'd love to see you at Britmums if you're going Sara-Jayne?

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  3. Such an amazing idea, so happy for you Fiona. Glad Jacek is bring roses for no reason thats very romantic. God's blessings for your family in the coming months.

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  4. Great idea, unfortunately we often tend to remember the bad things that happen to us more than all the good ones and this will be a fantastic reminder of all the wonderful experiences you've had through the year.

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    1. I was the same Tea but this year I'm really trying to make an effort to remember all the great things instead :)

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  5. January flew by for me, too. I am not sure where it went, but I am happy that you made the most of your month :)

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    1. It just zoomed by! Thank you Robin :)

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  6. Oh your son is so cute! I love that you are focusing on happiness. It's so much better looking at the world in a positive light.

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  7. I love how you've shared what makes you happy. I can related to each of them. I love family and cosmetics.

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  8. What a great goal to set for yourself. Sounds like you had a great January and I hope the rest of the year is even better.

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    1. Thank you Catherine. January was great for us!

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  9. First getaway since 2013! You were definitely overdue then. My husband would love to see those two play. I'm not a fan of that kind of music though, haha. By the way your little fella looks like the perfect mix between you and your mister, don't you think? Where does he get the curls from?

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    1. So overdue, I think that's what made it all the more enjoyable! I think so, he has his daddy's eyes and smile, the rest is me. He gets the curls from the both of us, we were both curly heads when we were small :)

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  10. I love posts such as this especially from other bloggers. I am doing something similar at the start of each month to check on goals and to see what stuff are making me happy ( and to which I am thankful for ). I'm glad that January has been great for you and I could only wish for happier times in February & in the next months to come.

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    1. Thank you for reading Russ. Best of luck with your goals throughout the year :)

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  11. What a great start to a happy year! Glad you started celebrating Valentine's early and frequently!

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  12. Your family is seriously so lovely! I enjoyed your family and favorites post very much!! XOXO :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I remember your picture from Instagram! :) x

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  13. i think this is such a wonderful idea to keep this segment in your blog which is " watch tyler lee grow" i hope you keep updating your blog and when he grows older and sees your posts and your exact words at the same time, oh that would be so cute and sentimental!

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  14. I love this idea! I know that I'm particularly bad at focusing on all of the things that I'm NOT doing well, so flipping that around to look at the good stuff would be a much better way to funnel my energy. :) I'm going to get my hands on that new Lush Unicorn Horn--SO pretty! I love the bath bombs that have glitter and crazy colors. :) Here's to many more happy moments in 2015!

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  15. Fantastic idea, love it!
    Just noticed, Tyler Lee has beautiful eyes like yours.))

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  16. This is a beautiful idea! Family time definitely makes me happy and one of our goals this year is to have more of that. We are planning more family outings and trips!

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  17. That's a great idea to reflect on all of the positivity at the end of the month. That will surely bring you into the new month with a positive mindset. The cupcake heart tree painted table looks really pretty. Great memories overall, and how cool to leave your lock at the Ha'penny Bridge!

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  18. January really has flown by its hard to believe that it is already February. Looks like you had a great month!! What a special trip f r you and your other half its always great to get away for a bit.

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  19. It sounds like you're off to a wonderful start in 2015. And I just can't get over how beautiful your son's curls are. I hope you have a wonderful 2nd birthday celebration - they really do grow up in the blink of an eye.

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  20. I love country music but I also really like Korn. My son got me listening to that and Slipknot a few years ago.That is a really good idea about posting things that make you happy each month.

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  21. Moving towards happiness is something I've been focusing on for the last few years and it is a struggle sometimes but actively working towards it has made my life so much more amazing. If you have a chance, read The Happiness Project. It's very similar to this and it's a great book!

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  22. Wow, he's almost 2 years old? He's such a cutie with those chubby cheeks. And yay that you still have lots of romance at home. :)

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  23. I love it, this is such a great idea. Having a monthly report on all the positive things that make you happy definitely gives a great inspiration as we go on & as we look back as well. Good luck for your family.

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  24. You had a lovely and happy January. I hope that theme continues for the rest of your year. Your family is beautiful.

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  25. Great positive outlook - may the rest of the year be filled with goal completion and a positive tone as well!

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  26. Omg I cannot believe its now February as I wrote this comment!? Where did the time go?? I love that being positive is your 2015 goal! I made this a goal a few years back and finding the positive in everything has seriously changed my life! I am so much Kore happier and a better mom and wife because of it!!! Hope positivity brings you just as much happiness as it did me :)

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    1. I know...I can't believe January flew right by...and that we're supposed to have six more months of winter *frown*

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  27. I hadn't heard that Korn song in so long! That lyric IS romantic. I love the idea to share happy moments all year round. Cosmetics also make me happy but pretty things are nice to look at and make me feel inspired! Those rainbow sparkles are so fun! I love this idea.

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  28. Oh man, first off the bat I noticed the Lush Unicorn Bubble Bar!! Am I obsessed or what? I really love the colors of it and its glitter! Ahh! Anyways I loved your reflection, it was so nice to read and positive too! A month has already gone by in 2015, it is just so surreal to me! Wishing the rest of 2015 to be just as awesome for you!

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  29. Awesome list! Cosmetics make me happy too. You should see me at Sephora. Scary. On the upside, I always get freebies because of all the points I've earned. So there's that. I also like that they give out free perfume samples!

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  30. I love that you posted about the things that make you happy. I love the special family moments pictures. They're adorable.

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Fiona
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