Thursday, 15 March 2012

Small packages carry the most precious gifts..

Its a pity i havent blogged in a few weeks but a hectic lifestyle & stressful deadlines week after week had left me exhausted, stressed out and slightly depressed. However this week i had a lot of good things happen to me & i finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel! :)


On tuesday I managed to somehow to give a half decent presentation to my class about the graphic designer Josef Muller-Brockmann & his use of grids in Visual Communication.  Public speaking is one of my, if not the biggest fear of mine but even considering the red face and shaky hands & voice at stages, i was pretty pleased with how i performed & recieved great feedback from my tutors.


So to celebrate my somewhat small personal achievement I got myself dressed up for the first time in months and went to Auntie Annies in Belfast where my boyfriends band, PrettyChildBackfire were performing & launching their new video.


me all ready to go see some PCB


For the second time in a year they had packed out the same venue and performed amazingly as always. I had an incredible night, and was so proud of everything the boys have achieved so far. If you guys are interested here's the video for their song I Wish I Knew You Better, i really recommend you watch and share.. even if my opinion is a little biased haha






Blonde me and Ciara aged 17!
The very same night i got news that my cousin Ciara had went into labour so i travelled home the next day, "slightly" hungover from the night before, to be closer to the hospital and be there when the little one finally arrived. She had a pretty traumatic labour but gave birth to a healthy 9lb baby boy on wednesday morning at 2am by C-section. Today i got to visit and meet the newest addition to my massive family and it was love at first sight. He is the most precious beautiful thing i have ever laid eyes on and I just cant wait until my day to be a mummy arrives. I wish her every happiness and know she will make a wonderful mother. <3 This also gave me a proper excuse to use my new SLR i got months ago so I made the most of it and took hundredssss of photos. I pestered the poor child for 2 hours straight and he probably hates his auntie Shauna for shoving that lens in his face. Oh well its his fault for being soo gorgeous! :) Its a beautiful time for everyone and i'm so proud of how much Ciara has grown in the last year. Motherhood definitely suits her!



Welcome to the world Tiarnan :)


...And that just about rounds up the past few days for me! ha! I know this post was long but i finally felt i had something to write about and the time to write it. I'm  happy and content with my routine at the minute and realised that all work and no play makes Shauna a very depressed girl so I'm gonna give myself things to look forward to in future so i don't get stuck in that slump again cause its not a nice place to be. I had a bit of a wake up call and realised there is more important things in life than studying and work deadlines. Its important to spend time with family & friends because at the end of the day thats what life is about. I feel like myself again! :) You also will be proud to know i have so far stuck to my lenten promise and no make-up or clothes have been bought since before Ash Wednesday. Not long left now and even though i'm nowhere near to having enough saved for those things I would like to buy myself, I have been able to pay my rent. Woohoo! Bring on the future!

Love 
Shauna xo

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    1. yehh ive been focusing too much on my studies and neglecting my social life. need to manage my time better and get on top on things! thanks for commenting! :)

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  2. I love love love this post, it is so inspiring! The fact that I loved it before I knew there was a photo of a baby is a big deal- a baby would win me over instantly!! (Future midwife)

    I'm glad you're feeling better. :) This is my week to be completely stressed out with college, so hopefully I won't get too depressed over it... :( I'll look forward to relaxing when the week's over! Lovely post. :)

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    1. Thank you soo much for such a lovely comment. Im so glad you enjoyed it! :) I am baby on the brain lately and so jealous you get to spend your days around them! lol! Yeah me too. Ive alot to catch up due to giving myself a bit of a break last week. Good luck with your studies too & dont stress too much! :) (This coming from the worlds biggest worrier!) xo

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  3. Beautiful pictures! You look really great with your red lips! Beautiful shirt and necklace! Oh my gosh the baby is really cute:) ooooh:)


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    1. thank you it was my first time wearin a red lipstick! lol i love your blog and im following! :D xo

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  4. Aww such a cute baby! :)
    I'm glad you're feeling happier x

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    1. Iknow i could just eat him! lol aww thank you :) xo

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  5. Awwww, he's just adorable! Congrats on your presentation success! xx

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  6. Bless you! Uni is pretty chaotic at the moment! Glad you're feeling better.
    Lovely blog. :) I'm a new follower!
    I'm hosting a giveaway in celebration of my beautiful followers here: http://www.lollycoral.com/2012/03/returning-love-giveaway.html
    <3 Laura x

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    1. Yeh its going to be another stressful weekend! I'll be glad when its over. Thank you im following too! :) xo

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  7. Aww you look gorgeous. Sounds like fun!

    Xox Soph

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  8. Nice picture and video:) Thanks for sharing:D Keep blogging!<3

    Following you:)
    It'll be so nice, if you follow me back:)

    Have a sparkling day!
    xoxo.

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    1. Thank you im following back! Im glad you enjoyed! :D xo

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  9. love your first picture :)

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  10. Beautiful baby, beautiful pictures.. Beautiful blog !!

    HELen

    pierrlecat

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  11. you so so pretty! :)
    aw, what a gorgeous baby; such a lovely photo!
    Lovely blog :) xo

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  12. I did not know about ur blog and is so cute! i'm following u now :) what about following eachother? :)
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  13. Shauna, I'm loving your blog so much that I decided to award you with the Versatile Blogger award. :) Go check it out on my blog! x

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  14. such a pretty photo of you. i love your top! x

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