Thursday, 25 June 2015

Love/Hate Tag

Hello !

So recently I'v been tagged in quite a few bits and bobs including The Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award and The Versitile Blogger Award  and I just want to say I'm super grateful for you thinking of me when picking people to tag and I am doing them I promise, I'm just trying to keep up my normal posts at the same time :) So until I get these up, my Thursday posts will most likely be these tags, I hope that's okay ! But today I wanted to do the Love/Hate Tag that both Crystallized Daisies and Spring Baby tagged me in . These are two wonderful, positive and quite honestly brilliant writers and you should definitely check them both out, you won't regret it :)

From what I understand, for this tag you list ten things you love, ten things you hate and tag some people ... yeah? Okay, that sounds simple enough. Let's go !

Ten things I love :

One : Kittens ! ... Okay not specifically kittens ( Although I do love those as well ) but you know that feeling you get when you see a kitten and it makes you feel all warm and happy inside and you literally cant do anything but go " awwwwwwwwwwww!! .... muummmmm, but look how cute he issssssss "

Two : Wearing my cat ears ... How I maintain a boyfriend whilst being this abnormally attached to wearing cat ears, I DO NOT KNOW ! But I guess he's just a bout as crazy as I am which is kind of a necessity dating me aha :) I genuinely own three different pairs and got confused when my boyfriend wouldn't wear the black ones I bought because apparently the fact they were silver wasn't the issue.. and them being black didn't make them manly. Who'd of thought eh ? ;)

Three : Pasta ! Of my gosh that stuff is good ! Ahhhhhhh ! I can't explain how much I love pasta, I barely eat anything else, which probably isn't great for your health, but I'm happy so hey :)

Four : Doctor who :) I am fully aware my obsession is starting to become worrying but I can't help it ! One of my best friends is also obsessed with Doctor who and whenever I see her we spend are entire time together in a mix of fangirling, references and excitement about up coming series ! As well as of course, Doctor Who The Musical, If you haven't seen it .. I'll just leave it here :

Five : My best friend. I'm gonna go all soft on you now but I promise it's only for a second so bare with me ;) My best friend is honestly the most brilliant girl and she's been there for me through everything and I'm so grateful and she puts up with all my crap and waits outside the changing rooms while I try on like 10 tops and then cant be bothered to que so don't buy them and lets me watch Disney films in French when I'm feeling rubbishy and is one of the loveliest , most beautiful people on Earth so yeah ! Shout out to my best friend who is still shorter than me no matter what anyone says !

Six : SNOWWWWWW ! Although the fact I've been with my boyfriend two years and still not had the chance to build a snowman with him makes me slightly distressed. 

Seven : Carrie and The hopefuls , I've said this a million times but Carrie Hope fletcher is amazing, talented, beautiful and loving and yes I do want to marry her ( Apologies to my boyfriend.. and hers ) and the community of hopefuls that she's created and loved is one of the best things in my life and I am so proud to be a part of it ! 

Eight : Having my nails painted a pretty colour .. I mean I'm incapable of doing it myself because it's not really among my talents but like I said in number five, I have a brilliantly patient best friend .

Nine : Music :) Whether I'm listening to it or making it I love music as you can tell from my ever growing collection of musical instruments that I can kind of - ish play ( because I have know patience ) Including my drums, Two ukuleles, Two guitars and piano and I sing a lil bit as well , I'm honestly happiest when I'm doing something musical ^.^

Ten : Seeing my sister! She lives in Germany now so I don't get to see her often but when I either go up with my mum to see her or she comes back down to spend a week or so with us it's always great :) 

Aw that was fun ! I actually really enjoyed thinking so much about the things I love in life :) The next part of this tag is to talk about things you hate but ., I really don't particularly hate anything. I mean , if I smile at strangers and they don't smile back it annoys me a little but then I guess they either were just a little confused and didn't quite catch on that I was trying to be friendly or not of seen me so I don't really hate them. So how about we leave that bit and keep on with the smiles of things we love :) Let me know in the comments what things you love !

I'd love to see Lou's World and The Amanda Way do this tag !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Brilliantly Catchy Songs !

Hello There ! 

The other night I was having one of those nights where every position is uncomfortable, every pillow feels about as soft as a brick and the chances of sleep felt about as likely as a flying zebra coming in through my window and offering to whisk me off to the moon ! So I turned to YouTube to find something to entertain me until I felt slightly less awake than a 5 year old who'd eaten about 3 tonnes of candy. Some how while I was going through endless videos I fell upon a couple of really brilliant, catchy an unique songs which I now can't get enough of ! So I thought I'd share them with you :) 

A Hairdressers Called Sids - Jerry Williams

This is such a super cute, catchy song . I wasn't so keen on it at first but now I can't get the chorus out of my head and I've had it on repeat for the past two hours... so I guess I should say sorry in advance ;)

                      Penny Drop - Beth McCarthy

You Might Recognise Beth Mccarthy off The Voice Series Three ( For those who don't know, The Voice is a singing competition on TV in the UK ) . But me being seemingly oblivious to the world, hadn't heard of her until I found her singing on YouTube and her song Penny Drop is AMAZING !

Coffee And Toothpaste - Libby Tidley


Okay.. yes it is a strange title , but oh my gosh is it brilliant ! Like the cutest metaphor ever !!

                         Lemonade - Beth McCarthy 

I know I've already given you one Beth McCarthy song but she REALLY is stunning :) This song is all about taking chances and doing what you need to do to get where you want to be <3

Blue Eyes Green Eyes - Charlotte Campbell

This song is wonderful :) Charlotte has such a lovely, endearing, positive outlook and a gorgeous guitar that I would give both my legs and at least one arm for ... It's really pretty ;) Also, she's just brought an album out called making waves so be sure to check that out !

I'm Not Sure At All - Carrie Hope Fletcher 

Just a little, mini song by the amazing Carrie Hope Fletcher. I honestly haven't been able to get this out of my head since I first heard it ! It reminds me of me and my boyfriend when she say " I think I liked the taste of lemonade " because I tended to freeze up in front of his family when asked if I wanted a drink and just go for water to avoid being any trouble ! 

The Postman - Lucy Spraggan

Despite being super sad and giving me a serious case of goose bumps, Lucy, as always has produced yet another song that's somehow both heart-warming and chilling at the same time ! I love it :) 

I hope you like these songs and I'm sorry if they end up stuck in your head for the next week ( I can pretty much guarantee they will be ) If there's any songs that are less well known, catchy and you think desserve a lot more credit then I'd love to hear them to please leave links to them in the comments ! What's your favourite song right now ? :) 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of Love, Marianne xxx

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Twitter : @MyHappyBubbleXx
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Friday, 19 June 2015

Smiley Hedgehogs

Heyy , 

There's been loads of super cute stuff floating around pinterest this week so here is my top ten :)

Talking of cute ...guys , this hedgehog is smiling ! ^.^

This is the sweetest thing I've seen all day :) 

I have got to try this ! It actually looks pretty easy :) I can't get enough of the step by step DIY stuff on pinterest! If you want to see more of this sort of thing you can follow my DIY board here <3

Such an important message, it's all about how comfortable you are in your self because that will be reflected in how you act and how happy you are. I know it sounds extremely cliché but people can see when you're in a state where you've completely accepted yourself and they pick up on it and it's infectious ! So spend a little time with yourself, get comfortable, become happy. For you and everyone you're around :)

How can something that AWESOME be this simple ! :D I'm definitely going to try this. It would be the perfect cupcake, birthday cake for my sister who loves watermelon ... who doesn't ? 

I have the original, Big Bang Theory version of this on a top that my boyfriend bought me for valentine day , so this made me giggle :) 

I assume they mean be classy and confident .. not my approach of tripping over and face planting before .... because that's not always considered attractive ;) Who'd of thought, eh ? 

Oh Rory .. everybody wants a Rory ! THE FEELS !!! 

This mug screams hopeful ! ( If you don't know who the hopefuls are they're the subscribers and supporters of Carrie Hope Flecther, I promise I'll move a most I did explaining who they are on my old blog super soon ) It would also be really easy to do yourself with a cheap plain white mug and a permanent marker :) 

This is definitely one of my favourite positivity quotes ! 

Leave a link to your pinterest in the comments because I love to see what everyone's interested in :) 
I hope you have a lovely week, 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of Love, Marianne xxx

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Twitter : @MyHappyBubbleXx
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Monday, 15 June 2015

Thought Provoking Quotes | Quotes Posts !

I've spoken before about The Hopeful Notes, which I found out about maybe a year or two ago but what I really loved about the hopeful notes other than how lovely and easy it was to spread a little kindness, was how many wonderful quotes there are out there that I can learn from :) So over the last year, through quite a lot of procrastinating on pinterest I've built up a pretty big collection of thought provoking quotes. So I thought I'd share with you some of the ones that stuck out most to me !

"The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life" 
-  Jaggi Vasudev

"To Live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist" 
- Oscar Wilde

"You can't save people. You can only love them."
- Anais Nin

"Love what loves you but never hate what hates you. For hate is the burden to exhaust the stars in you " 
- R.M.Drake

"May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears" 
- Nelson Mandela

"And that's the things about people who mean everything they say. They think everybody else does too" 
- K.Hosseini

"The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life" 
- Jessica Hische

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it"
-Mark Twain

"You are so brave and quiet I forget that you are suffering "
- Ernest Hemingway

"Stones in the road ? I save every single one and one day I'll build a castle." 
- Fernando Pessoa

These are just ten of my favourites but if you'd like to see more then follow me on my bloglovin which you can find here to be told when I post another set of thought provoking quotes later this month :) I hope you liked this post. If you did then let me know down in the comments which you quotes you liked best and If you'd like to see more of these quotes posts and I'll do a series of posts on different kinds of quotes like the sweetest love quotes or the most beautiful quotes :)

I hope you have a wonderful week filled with plenty of smiles and good coffee shops !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Love Marianne xxx

P.s. If you've been following me for a long time ( since my original blog ) you might recognise this and a few other posts I'm re-writing and moving over from my old blog because I really wanted the bits and bobs I'm most proud of over here on this blog because it means so much to me :) I'm sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your on going support !

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Man Who Didn't Tut...


Today I wanted to talk about something that happened to me ( Or rather didn't ) at the gym today :) I was at the gym on the exercise bikes when a man walked in and as he walked past me to get to the running machine, I thought I heard him tut at me. At this point I needed to have a serious talk with myself . This man did NOT tut at me .

a) Why would he ? I wasn't doing anything that would provoke disapproval, I was just using the gym like everyone else . 

b) He couldn't care less what I was doing ! Why on Earth would he ? The man just wanted to use the gym , just the same as I wanted to . I didn't care what anyone else was doing in the gym because it didn't affect me, just like I didn't affect him . 

What actually happened was I was, I saw a man walk in and was probably feeling a little self conscious because sweaty and exhausted is hardly my best look ;) I forgot for a few minutes, like I expect everyone does, NOBODY CARES ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING .

Obviously I don't mean that in a mean way I'm sure lots and lots of people care about you're wellbeing and happiness, but my point is that strangers don't care what you're doing, what you're wearing or whether your hair is slightly out of place! No one even notices.

Do you notice everyone you walk past and all their faults ? Do you waste your day thinking about that person who walked past you twice because they went the wrong way and had to turn around ? Did you even notice ? I didn't think so <3

People aren't judging you . Not everybody is out to get you. You don't need to be self conscious and constantly looking out for someone giving you a funny look. Trust me if you have better things to do than judge strangers, then so do they :) The only person that's stressing out at you is yourself and you're worth more than that, I pinkie promise :)

 In short, people aren't trying catch you out, you're loved by those who know you and those who don't know you aren't looking for something to dislike about you, they're too busy <3

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Twitter : @MyHappyBubbleXx
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Few Routine Changes ...


I just needed to have a super quick chat about my posting schedule. I know it has been a little up and down because for the first few weeks I wasn't able to post a Top Ten Pins post on a Thursday because as many of you will know, it's exam season. However I'm now on study leave which means I don't waste an hour and a half of my day on buses which has left me a little more time to write ! Recently I've been getting tons of ideas and I really hate having to say to myself 'Okay if you have time to write it, but you're going to have to wait until a Monday to post.' So from now on, I will be sticking to the schedule of posting twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays , but if  I have something I want to get out there ( Most likely just chatty post ) Then they'll go up on a Thursday instead of a top ten pins .

I hope this is all okay ,

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of Love, Marianne xxx

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Twitter : @MyHappyBubbleXx
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Monday, 8 June 2015

Things I Like About Myself ( Tag )


I was sitting in bed, not doing anything in particular ( specifically not being at the gym .. but shhhh ;) ) and reading through some new blog posts being a little too tired to be paying proper attention to anything, but there was one that caught my attention . A blogger called Spring Baby ( You should definitely check her out she's lovely and a great writer ) had started a tag. I don't tend to do tags because my blog is aimed at promoting positivity and well-being but I couldn't not do this ! This tag is very simple, you have to come up with 8 things you like about yourself . However it's not so simple when you're trying to do it, which ties in wonderfully with the aims of The 30 Day Happiness Challenge I posted the other week :)

I really can't express how important it is to find and recognise the fantastic, wonderful, incredible things about yourself ! It's not arrogant, it's being kind to yourself and honest <3 So without further a do,  8 things I like about myself :

One : I can see things from other peoples point of views 

Two: My eyes are a bluey-grey colour 

Three: I song-write and it makes me happy 

Four: I'm Short but not as short as my best friend ( I'm winning by a whole centimetre ! WOOO ! ) 

Five : I'm good at working out what colours look nice together 

Six : I can wear flower headbands and I think they look nice 

Seven : I can always find a silver lining no matter what :)

Eight : I can play drums .. I mean it's not very well but regardless, I enjoy it :) 

Wow ! That was a lot harder than I thought it would be ! Now, it's your turn :) So either comment eight things you like about yourself or if you have a blog, YouTube channel, newsletter or any other way of getting things out to the world then go do the tag :) I literally tag EVERYONE because this is something that affects everyone. You are worth compliments just as much as your friends.why do you highlight every wonderful detail of them but ignore your own beautiful traits ? If you do this on your blog or any other platform, I'd love to see it so leave a link in the comments !

Specifically I'd like to tag : Be Nice It's Tuesday and Never Grow Up 

I hope you have a lovely week,

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Lots of Love, Marianne xxx

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Thursday, 4 June 2015


Hello beautiful :)

It's always been the plan that as part of my blogging schedule I would post a top ten pins of the week on every Thursday . Unfortunately It's currently exam season and that means that finding time to blog is slightly more difficult :) However this week I've managed to find the time so here we go !

I really love this idea . Only recently I've actually begun to understand how everyone has a reason for how they act or are . Yes, some reasons might not be very good in my opinion but in their head it's the most important reason in the world because they fully understand all of the implications. This quote really makes me look at people differently :) 

This made me giggle :) Me and my sister always used to joke about Rory's inability to die properly when he was in Doctor Who . This pretty much sums it up perfectly ! 

What would we do without a good bit of Roald Dahls wonderful passion for being happy :) 

Definitely my new approach too solving any problems life throws my way ;) 

Sometimes , you just need to give yourself a break. Some days it is enough to simply get through it <3 I'm thinking about doing a blog post on how to make yourself a self care box for when you're feeling a lil bit crap . If that's something you'd like to see then let me know in the comments !

Good old Big Bang Theory :) I don't know where I'd be without Sheldon Cooper to make me laugh every night ... yes I'm that sad ! What's your point ;) 

Over a year after reading the book, I am still fangirling over the beautiful quotes in Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowel ! If you haven't read the book , READ IT ! Seriously , I mean it . Like, go, now READ !!! .... Okay you can finish reading this first but then go ;) 

Everybody should do this :) It's amazing how wonderful common sense can be ... It's actually that simple to make yourself happier .

This is a must for my bedroom wall when I move house ! :D

I really , desperately NEED a gorgeous reading nook as cosy and wonderful as this one pretty please with a cherry and top and extra frosting ^.^ 

I hope you enjoyed having a flick through a few of the pretty little things I've been looking at this week :) I really want to get back to this being a regular post so I'm going to try and stay on top of it but like I said, it's exam season so please forgive me if it doesn't happen quite as regularly as I would hope . 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx