Thursday, October 30, 2014
My Favorite Hairstyle:
Many of my regular readers will be well aware of my catastrophic hair situation. I have bleached it, cut it, shaved it, mutilated it - basically, how I am not bald is beyond me.
After cutting all of my hair off last year and sporting a spiky pixie cut for an excruciatingly painful long time, my hair has finally touched my collar-bones. That's right - it's growing back!! I have vowed never to chop it again - barring the odd necessary trim to take away dead-ends and what not.
So now that the length is finally getting to a more comfortable stage, I've started to let it dry naturally without brushing it. No towels or hair-dryers. Especially no GHD! Anything to make it grow faster!
Turns out, after chopping off my long locks, I've gone properly curly!!!! It's so weird!
I'm absolutely LOVING the new, completely natural curls!
My Favorite Hair COLOR:
Now that you know that my hair has finally started to reach a reasonable length - I can share with you one of my biggest materialistic wants for the past year! Ombre hair.
I know - it's not like me to care about hair color, nails, products or brands..... but I just adore the ombre look in hair! So I was waiting impatiently, measuring my hair growth on a weekly basis until it finally got to the length where I could pull off the ombre look!
I got this done a week ago and am absolutely loving it. The best part is that it looks so natural too - like I just spend my life at the beach frolicking the ocean and letting the sun bleach it.. not dye. I know that's not true, but I like to pretend :)
October's Favorite Recipe:
Look out for this delicious healthy recipe coming up November...
Jade's Sketch Book Favorites:
I like to think I'm a creative soul.
Granted, I may not be the most talented with an HB pencil but I enjoy scribbling down a thing or two once in a while.
The above to quick works were just silly little things I put together while really bored in the art gallery - it's quiet season at the moment so there's really not much going on. It's a great thing to work in such a beautiful and creative environment though.
Have I mentioned lately just how much I love my job???
(yeah... I actually did it. I put Jade and Sam together in one name (you know, like Brangelina...) and it became 'Jam.' Classic!):
My Sam... golly I adore that man.
He is gentle and kind and funny and a complete and utter goofball just like me.
You know when you just KNOW??
Well, I've never just 'KNOWN' before... it just feels right.
It feels like home.
He's who I've been waiting for my whole life.
He's the reason all those scary big life-decisions were made... decisions that had I chosen different, I may never have met him.
I've taken you through this before, but I will do it again.
I met Sam a DAY after I was supposed to have moved up to the big concrete jungle called The Big City.
Something just told me no. I couldn't go.
Then, the day I did meet this incredibly handsome bearded fellow, there was such a crazy storm that I nearly didn't attend the birthday party I was supposed to go to.
I was in the bath, about to text my friend, the birthday boy, my apologies.. it just seemed silly driving an hour through a storm to go to a birthday party where there'd be booze and fun - but then I'd have to drive all the way back through the storm. It just seemed dangerous.
But.... as my fingers were sadly typing that I would be unable to attend... I felt this huge whoosh of urgency and clarity.
I had to go.
I just had to.
Then I met Sam... waving at me like a dork from across the bar...
All of my choices led me to him, without me even knowing it - and he is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
We bring the best out in each other.
He knows about ALL of my shit and me about his. We've been nothing but honest and open with one another and ...
GOD!!! I'm rambling.
I'll hush now...
If you hadn't already rushed for your vomit bucket - I salute you!
We've been up to so many fun adventures in the last month and a bit... making the most of every little moment with one another - and we just keep on falling more and more in love!!!
We've gone surfing in Vic Bay and Wilderness - he's even told me he's really impressed with my surfing capability, although I have a long way to go before I'll be ready to surf in Bali next year.
BUT. we ARE jetting off to Bali together next year and he has taken me under his wing and has promised to train me up in surfing so that I can enjoy surfing Bali to the fullest.
He's also going to be teaching me Karate! I literally have the coolest boyfriend on the planet. I feel like I'm twelve-years-old all over again - completely in love and in lust.
We've also been adventuring on motorbike trips and swims through gorges and up waterfalls. Mushroom picking and frolicking happily along on beaches and in bars.
Loved up and ready to pop with happiness.
'The Mother-Daughter Stretch'
After a lot of surfing and jogging and trying desperately hard to work on my bikini bod for the approaching Summer here in South Africa - I started to feel pretty stiff.
Who knew my mother was so flexible????
She'd probably die if she knew I said that..... bwahahaha.
After a few glasses of vino and listening to my constant complaints about all my aches and pains... she decided it was time to stretch me out.
I almost died.
Dad took photographs...
I think he almost died too.
I got this beautiful arrangement as a gift for Sam's mum when she invited us for the most incredible meal. She is such an amazing cook!
I got these flowers from Woolworths and to be honest, I liked them the most because of the brown vintage blanket they were wrapped in.
I just kinda dig that kinda shit.
How can you forget them!?
As always, I've had my special time with my best mate in the world. My Lucy-Loo.
He's mentioned that he's never seen me so happy and that I am practically glowing - he's not wrong.
We've had some fun drinks and barbecue's together but it's been a pretty quiet month if I'm honest.
I definitely haven't been as much of a social butterfly as last month.
October's Favorite Blog:
I've been loving having the time to be a part of the blogging world again - and to be honest, I really didn't know how many travel blogs were out there 'til recently.
I know that this photo above isn't of me enjoying Tara's blog with a cup of coffee - I'm actually reading through Yoga Pant's here, but I liked the photo and the little feature of my favorite little girl, India, peeping over the top of the laptop.
As a new little feature for my 'Monthly Favorites' blog post, I am also going to start adding in a different blog each month that really stood out to me above all others.
This month it's just gotta be Tara.
One of my Favorite Things to do... EVER:
Waking up in the mornings in my handsome bearded fellows warm and lovely arms, then enjoying a delicious cup of tea in bed together whispering and chattering about anything and everything together.
Slowly waking up together, cozy and safe with a stunning view of the forest below us and the misted ocean way out in the distance.
Nothing, I repeat, nothing beats that.