Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Just Be Present ~ Yoga Challenge

As you can see by the title, this months Challenge is all about being present. And boy did I learn about being present the hard way :) lol.

This month was like an advent calendar (but with no chocolate ;) ), there are only 24 poses. Each pose was to help you/us to stay present during the most stressful time of the year.
Compared to last month. December was so much better, a complete turn around. I've even managed to have made some progress in a few poses. :)

Here are my attempts at each pose:

For more details of each pose please see my Instagram @donnaukx

Because I have improved with a few poses, I have quickly learnt, that you REALLY do need to stay present and focused, when you do a pose. Like I said I learned the hard way... I face planted my yoga mat a few times with this challenge. Not even kidding, lol. Luckily I wasn't wearing my glasses, because that would've really hurt ;).

This year I'm so grateful I found these yoga challenges. The only thing I wish, is I found them sooner. I'm looking forward to next months challenge and seeing how much I improve on my yoga journey thought out 2015.

Do you do a Yoga Challenge? Have you started/will be starting a Yoga challenge? Are you a newbie or an experienced yogi? leave me a comment below, I would love to know.


Donna x

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Handmade Christmas Cards 2014

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Here are just a few Christmas Cards I made this year. Handmade By Donna

Each card is embossed with silver or blue snowflakes. I stamped all of the images and letters. And, coloured them in using pencils.

Donna x

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Just a little note to say....

I Wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
I hope you all have a wonderful time over Christmas, whatever you are doing.
I also wanted to thank you all for the comments, Likes, RTs, Shares and the support you have given me though out the past year. I really do appreciate it, It really means a lot.

Donna x

Friday, 12 December 2014

Woody and Jessie ~ Vlog

I love dogs, since I've moved out of my parents house (6 years ago!). I no longer live with a dog(s) :(. I really miss them, I've always had dogs, so when I get asked to 'Dog Sit' Woody and Jessie, I jump at the chance.

Woody and Jessie are 8 year old (Yellow and Black) Labrador Retrievers and they are my family dogs. I can't believe they are 8!! It still feels like yesterday we got them. And Yes, we did name them after Woody & Jessie from Toy Story :).

They are your typical Labrador. Like to eat (everything!), Sleep, Play in the water, preferably muddy and retrieve. Well, Woody likes to retrieve :)

Through out the year I get to look after these two, and I love every single bit of it.
I literally spend the whole time dedicated to them.

I take so many pictures and video footage. I put together a little video of my time with them when I 'dog sat' in November.

Hope you enjoyed my little video, I really enjoyed putting it together.

If you liked it. Please Like my video and Subscribe to my channel. :)

Do you have any pets?

Till next time

Donna x 
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Monday, 8 December 2014

The Me-Time Tag

Thought I would do another Tag. I enjoyed doing the last few, even though most of the questions I don't have answers for. oh well :) I hope you enjoy this one :)

I got this Me-Time Tag from Jennie

1. What do you like to watch or read during me-time?

I like to watch a movie. It can be any movie, it really depends on what mood I'm in.
Also I like to play a game on my PlayStation, I'm a bit of a gamer. I have finally got a PSN account (I know, I'm only about 10 years late! lol) so I'm playing Tomb Raider again so I have the trophies on my account.   

I mainly read more in the summer.

2. What do you wear during me-time?

PJs ~ I love Pyjamas, they are comfy and I know once I have my PJs on I know I don't need to go anywhere and I can relax. You might have noticed in some of my Yoga pictures I'm wearing PJs :) #comfy

3. What are your favourite me-time beauty products?

Lush Products!!! I'm addicted to Lush

Picture repost from blog post Link

4. Current favourite nail polish?

Nails Inc

This was free with the latest Glamour Magazine.

5. What do you eat or drink during me-time?

Popcorn and it has to be Sweet popcorn :) Yum!!

6. Current favourite candle?

Again like I said in a previous tag, not really a fan of candles.

7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?

In the summer I do, I like to sit outside and read

8. Would you ever go and watch a film alone?

No, I don't have the confidence too. I know a lot of people who do go to the cinema alone, I wouldn't.

9. Favourite online shop?

I used to love but since it changed I never use it. I don't really have a favourite one now, I'm not really a shopper.

10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?

It all depends if I want to relax or not. If I want to use my brain ;) I sometimes like to look through my Crochet patterns and see I can find a new pattern to try.

Cushions Handmade By Me

I Tag you! let me know in the comments below if you have done this Tag. I would love to read your answers :)

Donna x

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Healing Hearts ~ Yoga Challenge

This month had been a bit of a crappy month, not going to go into details but a lot of 'life lessons' was learnt. and funnily enough this months challenge Healing Hearts was all about focusing on GRATITUDE and HEART opening postures. So everyday with each pose, we had to focus on what we are grateful for. This helped me ALOT to stay positive :) .
Even though I did attempt each pose, the rest of the month I didn't have my photographer (aka my Mr) available to take the pictures :(.  

Also I mentioned last month I was challenging myself by doing two challenges (Post)

Bad Timing to challenge myself with two challenges :( I also only did three poses.

I took these pictures at the beginning of the month.

Yesterday I tried to take all the pictures for this post. I say tried, I failed miserably. Because, last month I didn't practice like I normally do, I struggled with nearly all of them :( I feel so out of shape, I couldn't do them.
I feel so disappointed with myself, mainly because I was improving so much. But I can't turn the clock back, I'm not going to dwell on it. This is just a little setback in my fitness journey. We all have them. We have started a new month and I will get back on track.

I didn't post much on my Instagram page @donnaukx  but the names of the poses I did do are on there.

What I've learnt this month is whatever crap you are going through focus on the positive and what you are grateful for. It really does work :).

I've already started Decembers Yoga Challenge. I'm so determined to finish this year strong.

Till next time

Donna x

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

My #Nextmas Wish list

Here are my Top 5 items on my wish list for Christmas, from Next

Multi Heart Collage Frame £20 Link
I'm always on the look for cute photo frames. I love to have photos around my home and not one photo frame is the same. This one is great.

Wall Organisers £22 Link
This Organiser is so cute! I like to keep things organised
'A place for everything and everything in its place'

Jewellery Box £35 Link

Love!!. again Cute and keeps your Jewellery organised. This will look great on my dressing table.

Gingerbread Jersey Sweater £26 Link
A Christmas Sweater, what would a Christmas Wish List be without one ;). This cute Gingerbread sweater will be great for keeping me warm and its festive.

Pink Button Through Flannel Pyjamas £28 Link
I love pyjamas. I always get a Pyjama set at Christmas. I really like the colours and I find flannel PJs really comfy and great for winter.

That's my top 5 from my #Nextmas Wish list, I haven't done a wish list on here before, I hope you like what I've picked.

I can pick so much more from Next, they have a great Christmas selection (Link). What would you pick from Next?

Donna x

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