Currently Loving…

February 24, 2012 in Cyberspace Gems (favourite links), Things I Love

What a whirlwind of a week it has been! Unfortunately because I have been wrapped up in a little (positive) chaos over the last couple of days, I haven’t prepared a Currently Loving.., video for you this week (sorry!) but will be back smiling at your next Friday I promise!

LIFE

Okay, you probably want an explanation as to why things have been a tad crazy in Camp Kim recently. Where do I begin?

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When it rains it pours, doesn’t it? The one thing that is the most frightening about being self employed is the uncertainty about income. One week you’ll be on the edge of moving back in with your parents and the next week you’ll be out on the town buying margaritas for your friends. It’s nerve-wracking and exhilarating at the same time – living dangerously on the edge! Anyway, this week was all about the up-swing.

New (über exciting) social media client. I love working with brands across social media. There’s something wonderful about engaging with a company’s fans and supporters that is really rewarding. Everyone just wants to be heard and acknowledged on social media, and the fact that I get to do that is pretty awesome. Anyway, I decided to venture out into the scary world of self promotion and approach one of my all-time favourite brands to see if they’d like to have me on board. They said yes (cue the fireworks and shrill excited screeching)! All will be revealed soon I promise.

A handful of new students in the past week. I am now one student away from being fully booked. Crazy. It’s taken a little over a year but here I am, now able to say that my dance card is full. Ah-may-zing.

Tax man love. Didn’t think you’d ever see a blogger write that did you? To be honest, I never thought I’d write it, but I saw my accountant this morning. I had been dreading this meeting for weeks, mainly because I had estimated that I’d owe the tax department about $2000. Accountants tell you be conservative and save more than you’ll probably need, so I had my fingers crossed they wouldn’t take the whole chunk. Turns out, I may be getting a refund! Thank goodness as our trip needs to be funded somehow!

Green smoothies. I’ve finally found somewhere that stocks kale and have been throwing it into my smoothies every morning. I have to put a fair amount of fruit in to offset the strong kale taste, but it’s exciting to know how many nutrients I’m getting in every day by making these. My favourite combination has been kale, spinach, mango and blueberry!

Other:  delicious locally made nougat, family visits, bridal showers, nail polish deliveries, brunch with girlfriends, seeing creatives take the purge (go Sian!), quiet moments, unexpected sweet text messages, high ponytails, watching old movies and having T home from his work trip.

Photo by the ibt

POSTS

I love the look of Hannah’s Millet and Quinoa Coconut Porridge over on Dear Asparagus.

The ever-inspirational Dani from Positively Present asks How Do You Want To Feel?

Halley from Life of Something New has written the ultimate Creative and Productive Outfit for Freelancing Success.

Ever considered becoming a minimalist? Check out Addressing Minimalism’s Misconceptions over at Becoming Minimalist.

29 Ways to Stay Creative over at See Hear Say.

Amy of Hello Miss Potter posted a beautiful piece on listening to yourself called Trust The Dots.

Over at The Freedom Experiment, Marthe is talking Practical Ways to Overcome Fear and Anxiety.

Great post by Jessica Hische about Inspiration vs Imitation.

There are some beautiful photography sets in Show and Tells’ Phone Photo Challenge.

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LUSTING AFTER… BEAUTY AND STYLE

 

1. Be Brave print by Therese Sennerholt. How amazing would this be as a reminder in your house?

2. Two Tone Platform Court Shoes by Zara. These are fierce, what can I say?

3. Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer by Smashbox. Ever since I finished my NARS bronzer, I’ve been on the hunt for something new…

4. Cylk Riviera Sweater. I love the feeling of anything Cylk makes and this looks seriously cozy!

Tell me, what has been rocking’ in your world recently? Share the good vibes!