You are beautiful, you really are

I had grand plans this morning to sit and write to you about living a life of your ideal days but instead, my heart and spirit kept pulling me towards these divine quotes about loving yourself, all of you, and I feel like there are instead women out there who needed this message today. So here is the thing gorgeous;

You are beautiful. More than beautiful. 
Even your flaws and those imperfect parts about yourself in fact even just make you more perfect. 
Your beating heart and that exquisite soul that you have, that is what makes you so beautiful. 
Not friends unfair critisicim, or societys unrealistic body and beauty pressures. Or asshole comments on social media or anything that isn’t your own truth. 
YOU are beautiful. Your smile. Your laugh. Especially in those moments when you can’t see your true beauty, you are. If only you could see yourself the way those that see your essence see you. 
& on off days, or bad days or dark weeks, know your power. Trust your purpose. Keep the spark flickering inside you and just KNOW how beautiful and worthy you are. 
You are a divine being of light, a life participant, a universal being with love & light to give. You have a unique purpose you were put on this earth to live. YOU MATTER. 
So next time someone trys to dim your light, or you feel defeated, or stressed out or like it doesn’t matter anymore… come back to this. You are beautiful. Your heart matters, your soul matters and you matter. 

New find; Words of Inspiration

You know when you find a website or a brand or a shop where you get stopped dead in your tracks with shock and awe at a) how the hell had you never hear about this / found it sooner and b) how ‘YOU’ it is and how much you love ALL their stuff? 
This doesn’t happen to me too frequently but when it does I will always share it as I know somebody else will get just as much love, enjoyment and pleasure out of it. 
I stumbled upon the website ‘striking truths’ following a photo I saw Rach post on her blog. It was not just a beautiful quote, but it was a beautiful background with bangin’ font – quite simply, quote nirvana for me. 
When I went and visited the website, I found hundreds more of the same goodness – in fact the website by- line is; “A manifesto a day” – literally my idea of heaven. 
I think they describe what they do best themselves however, so I’d love for you to meet Bernadette & Sian…

“We wanted to find a way to gather those loose threads of inspiration, bottle that wisdom and make it shareable. We wanted the words to live on after the last page was turned. We wanted to create inspiring declarations of our own too, and share them in a beautiful and compelling way each day, so we created striking truths.”
We’re Bernadette Jiwa and Sian Richardson by day we help entrepreneurs, big ideas people and brands to tell their stories. By night we work together on striking truths.”
Wonderful balls of creative energy right? I know! You can buy their beautiful creations over at their website but here is a round up of a couple of my favs…
Enjoy beautiful’s x
p.s in no way shape or form is this a sponsored post – I’m just a gal who saw and developed an immediate love affair with their work and felt compelled to share x
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Your Inspiration Vision Board

I think it’s no secret that I am highly in love with anything to inspire my mind and soul and there is not a day that goes by where I don’t look up sayings and quotes that do just that. I love that words can change your mood, your perspective, your day, hell, they can even change the world. I spent my Saturday afternoon pinning wedding stuff, but of course, got lulled back to reading amazing quotes that I just had to share with you today. I have compiled a montage of my favourites that I just know will have you smiling and leaving the page with more joy than when you first arrived. I would love it if you shared this page to anyone who you feel needs a little bit of love & inspiring at the moment…

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Kids perspective on love & marriage

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Sometimes life and love can be so complicated we just don’t know what to do, who to ask or where to go. I always love asking older people who have been married for what seems like an eternity their secret to it all – love, life, marriage.Their advice is always treasured gold, advice so valuable not even books can teach it. I first wrote about this advice here but thought why not look at this from a different perspective. Why not find advice from a kid’s perspective? So for a burst of cuteness on your Friday here is some advice from the mouth of babes…

Love & Marriage … from a kids perspective

1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? 
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like
sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep
the chips and dip coming.
— Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to
marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who
you’re stuck with.– Kristen, age 10

2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
— Camille, age 10

3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at
the same kids.
— Derrick, age 8

4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON
Both don’t want any more kids.
– Lori, age 8

5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
 Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know
each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
— Lynnette, age 8 

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually
gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
— Martin, age 10
 
6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they’re rich.
— Pam, age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with
that.
– – Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry
them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
– – Howard, age 8
 
7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone
to clean up after them.
— Anita, age 9

8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
— Kelvin, age 8

9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump
truck.