Friday, 31 July 2015

Scripture Art Journal Flip Through #7

Hello guys,

Today, I will be sharing with you the pages from my Scripture Art Journal for the month of July.

Week 27

First up is this scripture. Matthew 22:39. When I was going through images online looking for inspiration for this page, I came across this picture and I just loved it. One thing I really do admire about little children is how much love they portray or show each other. Their love has no barriers, they don't judge each other and most of them get along. I think we need to take a lesson from children and act accordingly. We live in a world today where the love is getting sucked out day by day. It is a real shame to see all the things happening around us. Love has no barriers. The world desperately needs more love but it starts with you.

Week 28

Again one very encouraging verse in times of struggle. I tend to get nervous about change. And then I start to worry and then doubts and regret sets in soon after. This verse reminds us to not worry. Be grateful and cast your burdens upon Him for He cares for you. He will take care of you. So when anxiety sets in, ask you "Have I prayed about it as much as I've talked about it?"

Week 29

This turned out to be one of my favourite pages. I love the floral border. This verse is not a very popular one with me but the word "transcend" immediately caught my attention.
Transcend- to go beyond the range or limits. 
That's how this verse describes the peace of God. This inner peace goes beyong measurable limits and this peace alone will keep us going in this crazy world.

Week 30

The word of God is my strength. When I am losing hope, I run to Him. I read about His promises, I read about His will for me, I read about what He did and what He will still do. His word is flawless. I rest in His unchanging word because He is a faithful God.

That's all I have to share for now. Stay tuned for my August pages :)
Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

University Haul 2015 #2: Kitchen

Hello guys,
 Today, I am going to be sharing with you my second uni haul post which is all the stuff  I got for the kitchen. If you would like to see what I got for the bedroom and bathroom, click here.

Fuschia mixing bowl- Amazon
Measuring Jug- Tesco
Sieve- Poundland
Grater- Poundland

 Storage containers- Poundland
Sandwich and food bags- Poundland
Wooden spoon- IKEA

Oven gloves- Poundland
Baking Tray and Roasting Tin- Poundland
Coriander- Poundland

Set of 3 cooking pots- IKEA
Kitchen Utensil Set- IKEA

Set of kitchen towels- Poundland
Frying pan- IKEA
Can opener- Poundland

Plates- IKEA

Chopping Board- Poundland
Knife set- Poundland

Bowls- IKEA
Glasses- IKEA

That's all I've got to share for now. In my next uni haul post, I will be sharing all the stationery I've got so far so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

My Week #30 (2015)

My First Set Of Driving Lessons And Annual Leave

My Week #30 in my Filofax

Watching "One Born Every Minute". Those babies are just so stinking cute./ Rainy day in town/ Taking driving lessons seriously./ I have been neglecting my Faith Journal lately but I picked it back up again and I missed it.

Bible Verse Of The Week
"Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him"
Proverbs 30:5

This week, I had my first three driving lessons. I have to say my first lesson was hopeless. It was a total disaster. The engine stalled so many times, my steering skills were appalling and I think my instructor was a bit frustrated with me at the beginning. I was very nervous but my instructor told me I got better towards the end. By the third lesson, my steering got a bit better, I was able to change from first to second gear and back comfortably and I was also able to drive without the engine stalling. I obviously still need loads of work though as it's only early days but this is all so exciting.

I was on annual leave this week and I go back to work tomorrow. I have let my manager and everyone know that I will be leaving at the end of August. So I have only got a few weeks till I temporary stop working as a healthcare assistant.

How has your week been?
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

University Haul 2015 #1: Bedroom And Bathroom

Hey everyone,

As you all know, I will hopefully be starting university this September and I started buying uni stuff in April. As they say- the earlier the better.
 Today I wanted to share with you some of the stuff I am going to be taking with me to university. I haven't bought everything yet so I will be showing you what I have gotten so far. I will be starting off with the stuff I got for the bedroom and bathroom.
All the items I got are from various shops and I will try to mention them as I go through them.

In no particular order, the first item is this set of damage free hanging hooks which I got from WH Smith. Thought I might need them for coats and bags. 

Next is this owl duvet cover and pillow case set which I got from Amazon. I love the colour.

Then next thing is this adorable cushion I found in The Works. This actually was not on my list but I saw it and thought it would look good on my bed so I bought it.

And then I also got fitted sheets and a set of pillow cases. I have always preferred fitted sheets since I was in boarding school because they fit the bed nicely and I wouldn't have to worry too much about fixing the corners.

Next thing I got is this dressing gown which was reduced at Store 21.

Also from Store 21, I got these nighties. 

Next thing I got was this set of bath towels, hand towels and face towels from Ponden Home.

 And I also got my adorable little alarm clock from Amazon. It turned out to be smaller than I anticipated but I still love it. I'm one of those people that just have to have a clock of some kind in a room even though I could easily check my phone or some other device.

The dust pan and brush are from IKEA and the pair of exfoliating gloves are from Poundland

I also got a bin and a really cute desk mirror with a little drawer. Both of these were from Store 21.

I also got this owl photo frame from Store 21.

Then from Amazon, I got this "Octopus Hanger" or sock dryer with many little pegs which I thought would be quite handy for socks, underwear and all that kinda stuff.

Last but not the least, I got a toilet brush and holder and also the extension lead from IKEA.

I also got a duvet and a set of pillows but I forgot to include photos of them. I haven't finished shopping yet and so these are only items I have gotten so far. The last Uni Haul post I will do will be for the miscellaneous items and also the stuff I forget to include.
In next uni haul post, I will be showing you what I got for the kitchen so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

My Week #29 (2015)

Photos Of New Hair, Liquid Nitrogen, Echocardiogram, Cutest Patient Ever And SGUL Open Day

My Week #29 in my Filofax

Waiting at the train station coz trains were delayed/ Packaging my first etsy order/ My first project with acrylic paint- Ombre blue background on canvas/ Having lunch in the hospital canteen with my brother.
Bible Verse Of The Week:
"And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"

I promised in last week's post that I was going to show you guys my new hair so here are some photos.

The colour of the extensions were blonde, dark brown and dark purple

I took my brother to see the dermatologist on Wednesday because he was worried about a growth he had on his leg. When we got there, the doctor said it was only a wart and he sprayed liquid nitrogen on him and said it was going to get worse and come off and then heal on its own but my bro said it stopped hurting the next day and doesn't seem to be working haha. He's pretty disappointed.

Also, this week, I offered to watch an echocardiogram being done on one of my patients, It is basically a scan of the heart from different dimensions and this helps us to be able to see the structure and function of the heart and heart valves. I was able to see the heart in action, pumping blood, heart chambers, heart valves, semi- lunar valves and all of that stuff I had to learn how to draw in A Level Biology. I thought it was pretty cool.

I had a really lovely set of patients this week. One of them was a really lovely 99 year old. Even at this age, I really loved how much this patient was full of life. I told them they were the fittest 99 year old I had ever met. Apparently the patient was so moved by this statement and asked me to write it down and sign in their special notebook and showed it to their relatives when they came to visit.

Finally, I finally went for the open day at St George's. I was really looking forward to it. I was glad to meet other prospective students and the current students and student ambassadors were so lovely and very easy to talk to. Below are some of the photos I took.

Horton Halls- Old block

Horton Halls- New block

Single room

I didn't get the chance to take pictures of the main campus but it looks like that from the main entrance.

I also made a short video about the open day so here it is if you are interested.

Hope you guys had an amazing week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

DIY Filofax Top Loading Envelope

Hello lovely people,

It's been a while since I did a DIY post so I thought I would share this idea with you about how to make a top loading envelope for your planner. I first saw this idea in a YouTube video but unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the YouTuber but I thought I would share anyway because it is a good idea.

The main item you will need in this tutorial is one of them self seal transparent envelopes or wallets that sticker sheets often come in. 

They look like this with the sticker sheets in it.

And like this when the sticker sheets are taken out.

Other items you would need are a pair of scizzors, some washi or deco tape, a hole puncher and a normal filofax insert to use a s template.

You might want to start off by taping the ends on the envelope/wallet. I decided to do just one side but you could do both if you want. I find that the washi tape adds a bit of colour especially if you need to seal one side of the wallet. It would look much better using washi tape rather than using normal tape.

Using the Filofax paper as a template, you could then holepunch the wallet on which ever side you prefer.
Mine looked like this in the end.
And voila. You've got your very own top loading envelope. You could completely remove the part at the top that seals it so the envelope will be completely open but I decided to keep this so my goodies would be more secure.
Hope this tutorial was a bit helpful.
Thanks for stopping by.