30 Jun 2012

Month In Review - June

This month has flown by! I can't believe I'm writing my second little month in review post! Last months was quite a hit and I really enjoyed putting it together so I'm definitely going to keep it up and share my top 3's every month.

3 things I enjoyed this month
1. Discovering the VSCO CAM app and other photo editing apps on my iPhone (instagram doesn't count). I've been having a lot of fun this month taking pictures on my iPhone and editing them with various apps! My favourite has to be the vsco app as the effects are really something special, I also like PicFrame which I didn't realise had some amazing filters until a few days ago! 
2. Passing my first year of university! That was a nice little bit of news this month :)
3. Seeing my pets! Yes that really is a highlight of my month! We travelled down to 'flatland' (Cambridgeshire, where there isn't a hill in sight) for the summer, and I haven't seen my kitty cats and puppy for so long! I really missed having animals around at uni this year. I've been surrounded by pets since day 1 (at one point we had 5 cats!) and as this year went by seeing any animal drove me to a sappy mess of 'awwww's!'.

3 blogs I really loved reading this month
Sparkly Vodka  /  A Beautiful Mess  /  Plastic Hearts

3 posts I enjoyed writing this month
Art Appreciation / My first Giveaway! (go enter!!) / Empties #1

3 things I really wished for this month
Ebay maxi skirt / This Works 5-in-1 water / Clarins Lotus oil

3 things I bought this month
REN clearcalm 3 clay cleanser  /  Mini size Liquid Gold  /  A Joliebox subscription 

I thought I'd keep it brief with simple links for you to click and enjoy instead of huge bulks of text about each thing, if you do only click a few things though, I REALLY recommend you check out those blogs! Caroline of Sparkly Vodka's photography style and lovely reviews make for an amazing afternoon read, A Beautiful Mess has been one of my favourite blogs for years, so inspiring! & finally, A new discovery, Hayley of Plastic hearts has a wonderful blog, I read the whole thing in one go, she needs more followers! :)

Hope you're having a great weekend! Don't forget to enter my first giveaway!!!
xo Annabel

P.S. How gorgeous is that rose from my neighbours garden? I love orange roses :)


  1. Congrats on finishing your first year! You blog is so cute. :)

  2. This is an amazing layout of june favourites! Thankyou so much for featuring me on there, it means so so much, sweet! 
    I also nominated you for one of the Leibster Blog Awards over on my blog - http://www.plastichearts.co/2012/06/leibster.html. H xx

  3. Aw thanks! :) the VSCO is seriously the best app I've bought!

    eep thanks so much for the nomination! :)

  4. We have orange roses like that outside the kitchen window at my mum's house - they are so beautiful aren't they :) really enjoyed reading this post. Congratulations on your first year of uni! I love the way you set out your blog posts, and your blog! Did you design the layout yourself? I want to change mine, but I have no idea how to find a layout that I like! It's been forever since I wrote anything in HTML too, so I need to browse the internet for some kind of 'blogspot template site' haha :) x

  5. Thank you so much! :)
    As for my blog layout - I'm using a free template from pugly pixel (http://www.puglypixel.com/category/blogger-templates/) and I have slowly edited it to the way it looks now, it's a great template, really versatile, I've been able to re-arrange everything lots of times and it is still is fine :) I recommend checking out the link :)

  6. oh thank you so much!! I will definitely check that out, and am envisaging my Sunday evening spent editing!! :) x

  7. congrats on passing your first year! wish i was back at uni haha :) thank you so much for mentioning my blog, it makes me so happy to hear people like it. i love your blog too xx


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