Category Archives: Hearts desires

28 before 29


A list of  things I want to accomplish in the 294 days until my next birthday. I think it will be fun to look back over this list just before I turn 29 and remember the things I wanted when I was a year younger and hopefully be able to cross a few off. And maybe I’ll have completely changed my mind about a lot of things too!

1. Finish small collection of short stories

2. Visit friends in San Fransisco

3. Go back to India

4. Do a refresher yoga course

5. Get  tattooed again

6. Print all toy camera photos and scrapbook them

7. Apply for an online Nutrition course

8. Finish itunes playlists

9. Keep going with my blogs

10. Purchase a better blog theme

11. Go to a drive-in

12. Try a  root beer float

13. laugh, smile, snort

14. Successfuly grow something I can eat

15. Discover some great new music

16. Reconnect with family

17. Learn to cook a kick ass coconut curry

18. Practice using  an SLR camera

19. Christmas at my parents new home in Ireland

20. See at least one band I adore live

21. Be thrifty with my money

22. Buy a record player =)

23. Stay in love

24. Get my ass in shape

25. Maintain positivity

26. Mend a broken friendship

27. Read 2 new books a month

28. Keep growing my hair


Drowning beneath the rain clouds


This morning I felt exactly like that scene in Amélie when she literally dissolved into a puddle of dissapointment on the floor. When I looked out my window it seemed like a giant had taken an eraser and rubbed the sun out of the sky, leaving a dirty grey pool behind. Mondays tend to set the barometer of my mood for the rest of the week so I’m trying not to let this rain cloud my spirits. Days like today are perfect for sitting and hugging onto a big cup of hot tea and listening to the rain fall down on the other side of the window. I’m cheering my spirits by indulging my nesting instincts and hunting out new prints for my house wishlist. Above is a hauntingly pretty print of Margot Tenenbaum my boyfriend bought me for Christmas from Spoke Art,which I adore and am patiently waiting for a frame so I can hang it up! I recently discovered the lalaland website which is an Australian site packed with whimsical illustrations I want to adorn my walls with… 



Soundtrack for today~ Horse Feathers ‘Cascades’

Wishlist: Summer footwear


I’ve been scouring the fashion websites of late, searching out shoes for the approaching Spring/Summer season that are cute, comfy and versatile. I’ve managed to narrow my Wishlist down to these 3 bad boys:

These Free People beaded Mocassins are bad. ass. I’m having a ❤ explosion all over these. They look amazing and super comfortable too.

Next are the grey cordones from Toms. These also look SO comfy and I think will look great with rolled up jeans.

And why not finish with a bit of glamour. I almost never wear heels anymore these days but these beauties, another Free People find, just jumped out at me. They’re SO pretty! I think you could throw them on with almost any outfit you happened to be wearing and they would dress it up perfectly. Aaaaah, l’amour….