Friday, January 30, 2015

To Live the Life You've Always Wanted... must confront the issues you've always avoided.

I have to admit, I'm still trying to figure out how to live life to the fullest. Sometimes I get the feeling that all my life is going by and I'm not taking advantage of it.

A lifetime isn't forever, so take the first chance, don't wait for the second one! Because sometimes there aren't second chances! And if it turns out to be a mistake? So what! This is life! A whole bunch of mistakes! But if you never get a second chance at something you didn't take a first chance at? That's true failure.
C. JoyBell

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! xx

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Five Things Tuesday

little girls
You're never too young or too old to try something new. 
Mozart was only five when he became competent on the violin, and Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 when he painted the Mona Lisa. Age really is just a number. 
Morning light.
old fashioned candy shop in brussels
Old fashioned candy shop in Brussels.
delicious french macarons
French Macarons, yes please. Macarons are the latest craze. Everyone loves the little crispy biscuits. French Macaron Recipe.
adorable little kitten
Halcyon days, (the myth of Alcyon), the seven days in winter when storms never occur.

Hope you have a wonderful day! xx

Linking to Saturday Critters.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Live in the Moment

A rose for you.

-What day is it? It's today, squeaked Piglet.
-My fave day, said Pooh.

A.A. Milne

Hope you have a wonderful, blessed weekend! xx

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's Good to Be Back

It's been a couple of weeks and I've been away from blogging. I've been stressing myself out because I couldn't keep up with all of you. In fact, these past couple of weeks I had the hardest time keeping up with my blog reading and commenting. I'm so behind with both, and it does driving me crazy!
Totnes town, Devon, UK.

But we must give ourselves a break when we need it, then get back up and start again. I know blogging is so addicting.

Hope your week is going well. xx

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Hello 2015!

Happy New Year!! I wish all of you the best for 2015.

It's that time of year-one where we're all looking for New Year's resolutions. Every January, people like to make resolutions for the next 365 days or so. I don't make resolutions anymore (I'm a bit of an under achiever when it comes to making resolutions...hehe) but this year I've decided to make some goals for myself.

So. Here's my list of big and small goals for 2015:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to you all!! I wanted to say a big thank-you, truly, for such a wonderful year and for reading Cut and Dry. It means so much to me. Hope you have a fabulous and relaxing time with friends and family. May your holidays be absolutely wonder-filled, and sending you lots of love. Thank you, again, for all your encouragement and support over the years. I couldn't have done it without you.

Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Some shots from the archives for you. xx
beautiful christmas bokeh and teddy bear
christmas lights and teddy bear
I wish every kid will have a toy for Christmas.
Christmas Wonderland. 
fir tree
Have a great one!:))

P.S. Hopefully we will be back to regular posting on January 6th!

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's a Time of Joy!

Hello, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful holiday season so far. This post is not exactly Christmasy, but in a way it may be.

The holidays are a time of joy and family togetherness for most people. But some people become depressed during the holiday season, because we often have a history of loss or hurtful situation that we are reminded at that time of year.

You're not alone. Many people have low feelings during the holidays. So many emotions come up for all of us around this time of year. I used to love Christmas, but it became such a depressing time of year for a number of years.
Why? I lost my Dad 8 years ago on December 4th and for years after, it just wasn't the same. (I miss him terribly!)
Here are 4 tips that have helped me in the past. These tips work perfectly for me. Try the ones that you think work for you.

The key to overcome these feelings of sadness is to focus on the positives in your life, be it good health, a place to live, or food on the table - focus on the here and now. Focusing on the past, which can do nothing about, can lead to feelings of sadness, anxiety and emptiness.

Remember that it's okay not to feel festive all of the time.

Most importantly, get inspired by the Christmas spirit and give, don't get.

Weather you're spending the holidays alone through choice or through circumstances, remember, human interaction can make the holiday season a little brighter.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx