Your Love Is Like A Giant Pigeon

Your Love Is Like A Giant Pigeon

Whoop! It’s Friday in this cold part of South Africa and what better way to spend it than to write posts about absolutely anything because, yay! So today I thought I’d round up a few of my favourite Phoebe Buffay (I had to Google the spelling he-he) quotes and kinda just throw them out there.

So here goes, a few things I’ve learnt from Phoebe Buffay.

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Firstly, Phoebe has taught me that love isn’t always as peachy and candle lit themed as one is made to believe it is. More often than not, love is messy and it hurts and it gets thrown in your face. Sometimes it’s not reciprocated and that can break you, or you can have it strengthen you and make you more ready for the next time. Also, there is absolutely nothing wrong with writing music and your lyrics don’t rhyme… At all. That’s okay.

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Secondly, she taught me that It’s so easy to become comfortable with the way that you’re used to living your life and you get to a point where you’re too scared to venture beyond the fences you’ve built up around yourself. (Taking into consideration the fact that she lived out of a box for most of her childhood.) Not knowing that in so doing, all you’re accomplishing is limiting yourself to new relationships, new experiences and discovering new things about yourself that are actually quote delightful. So have that extra glass of wine if you so please, do it for the kids ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We don’t always have to do the things that people want us to do, when we don’t want to do it. People are so used to doing what everyone else is doing, mostly due to #fomo and also, we just want to be a part of everything. You know, there might be a really cool photo opportunity to post onto Instagram. You never know! So it’s okay to say no once in a while, it’s okay to decline an invitation if you’d much rather cuddle up with your favourite book, or just to spend time with very awesome self.

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It’s okay to get shy and giggle about silly things once in a while. This is a bit of an every day occurrence for me, either way, it’s great! We can take things so seriously sometimes that we genuinely suck the fun out of what might actually be a really sweet moment. That guys you think is totes gorge smiled at you and said he likes your new lipstick? Blush and walk away all red and flustered and then tell your favorite girlfriend all all secretively! Why not? It’s cute! And before you know it you’ll have to be planning retirement plans and working out your next mortgage. So yay to cute giggles!

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Sometimes life kicks you in the lady bits. And sometimes you want to vent about said kicking. At this moment, it’s okay to lose your lady-like grandeur and drop an F-Bomb… or four ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s not the end of the world and I assure you, from the mouth of a near-angel, it really does make you feel a whole lot better. Sometimes we’re so frigid,ย andย get to the point where you’re just like, okay, but why? The world is not going to change the direction of rotation, trust me.

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Lastly, and what a fitting ending ha-ha. It’s okay say goodbye to something that isn’t good for you. Whether it’s a pair of shoes that is just past it’s good days, a person who continuously hurts you, a friendship that you know is toxic, or the adorable shirt you loved to bits but won’t let go of because of all the memories attached (even though you haven’t worn it in the last two seasons). Take out the things that don’t need to be there and make space in your life for what is better and what will make you happier… probably.

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Boo! That’s not Phoebeย giving you a fright. That’s her dancing! So, dance. Even though social convention dictates dancing involves your butt doing weird thingsย and by those standards you can’t dance- just go ahead and freaking dance anyway. You’ll probably scare some people in the process, but it’s your life so go wild flower child!

Love and cute little midi rings,

Rochelle xx

Cute Little Girl and a Post About Wearing Less Make Up

Cute Little Girl and a Post About Wearing Less Make Up

Ok, so it would be a complete and utter lie if I told you that I posted this because of anything other than the little girl and the dog. It’s the best post ever! It’s so funny! And the only reason I’m re-posting is because of the cute little GIF at the end. Seriously, look at that little girl! Isn’t she the cutest little creature in the whole entire world?

As funny and over dramatic as the post may be, it’s definitely something I’ve been giving some thought to lately. I’ve been trying my best not to indulge in too much make up every day. For the past few weeks I’ve only applied BB Cream, Navy Blue Eyeliner (not on the waterline, only on the top lid) and mascara. To be honest, it’s not really all that bad. The only reason I do it is so that I don’t look like a complete zombie when I leave in the morning.

That’s the point of make-up though, it’s to accentuate what you already have. It’s there for you to highlight what makes you gorgeous, it’s intent is not to make you look like someone you’re not. If your ‘off to bed face’ is vastly different from your ‘leaving out the door’ face, then well, sweetie, there’s something off over there. I have many (please understand, that by ‘many’ I actually mean 6) girlfriends and at least half of them (that’s about, 3 haha)ย wear make up, as in, the Full Monty on a daily basis. They’re all beautiful (they’re my friends, duh) so they really don’t have to. I don’t just say this because they’re my friends, but because it’s the honest truth. I’ve seen them all without any make-up and yes, although they look a tad bit sleepy (seriously though, who doesn’t?) they look just fine!

Just two days ago, I had the privilege of watching one of, said friends apply her make up. It was an incredible experience. The transformation was so subtle and yet so astounding. With every step she took, I told her she could stop right there, that was enough. Obviously, she didn’t listen ๐Ÿ˜€ and when she was done, she looked like she was ready to do a half page spreadย for Garnier. It was so minimalistic and beautiful. I felt like someone watching their big sister apply make up for the first time.

I’m not sure how I got to that point. But yes. Make up is great, in moderation ๐Ÿ™‚ And seriously, look at that cute face!

Hugs and joy all around,

Rochelle ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

 

20 Things That Happen When You Wear Less Makeup

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I love The Person I’ve Become

I love The Person I’ve Become

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Hello friends ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s been far too long. Please mind the delay, I’ve entered my exam period (about 3 weeks ago) and I have my last exam in just under 2 weeks, so yay me!

When I saw this post on dateyourlove.net this morning, I thought it was absolutely beautiful. I don’t think I’m at the point int my life where I have everything together and I’m just in the prime of my life, but I do feel that I have it about as together as I could possibly have it at this point in time ๐Ÿ™‚ (Such a long sentence jeez!)

What I will say is that at this point, is that I do love the person I’ve become. If you knew me prior to 2010, you’d know that the person I was then, is vastly different from the person writing this post now. I don’t think it was that much of a personality change, or rather, transformation as it was a style transformation. I believe that I was always wonderfully bubbly and creative, but it was hidden underneath layers made up of Superhero obsessions, over-sized clothing from the men’s section and skater shoes. It’s amazing what a boost of self confidence one gets from looking good. It’s always said that you have to feel good and it will show in your appearance and the way you conduct yourself and blah blah blah. But it was different for me. I never felt confident (still something I’m working on, daily), I felt OK with my appearance and never thought of myself as beautiful or anything close to the way I feel about myself now.

But we grow up. We learn that hiding our true potential from the world only holds us back from being the amazing people we are. It’s not easy, when you’re an introvert and you kinda want to keep people at a safe distance, it’s tricky to be well, amazing. But there comes a point where being shy isn’t as cute as we thought it was when we were in high school; when it’s the bold girl who get’s the position because she’s confident in who she is and won’t back away from a challenge. Seriously, the shy girl will not, I repeat, will not get the corner office. Nothing in life comes from shying away into corners and waiting for people to drag you out. You have to be courageous and go after what you want in life, there are no two ways about it.

I want to look back at this day and smile at how far I’ve come, the same way I look back at my former self. And with regard to the confidence, if there’s anything that Joyce Meyer has taught me (and she’s taught me plenty) it’s that you don’t have to FEEL confident to BEย confident (or something like that). And it rings true almost every single day of my life ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t see myself as the person I am, but the person I’m working toward being. I dress myself for the job that I want, not that job I have (Thank you Mr. Donaghy). It’s these little things that we do that add up in the end, and in the end, we’re the people we want to be ๐Ÿ™‚

That was such a mouthful! I feel as if I’ve written enough to keep me going for the next little while ๐Ÿ˜‰ kidding! Kidding!

Please remember, that all these things, they’re not easy. It’s not easy to look in the mirror and tell yourself that you’re beautiful and capable of great things; that you’re destined for so much more than you could imagine; that you were created to make a difference; that you were made to love yourself and love others. It sounds great in theory, but it’s a daily fight (psssht, more like a battle). I can assure you, it gets easier and easier and then you move onto something greater ๐Ÿ™‚

The whole ‘fake it till you make it’ bit, haha it’s something I thought I’ll never have to do, but hey, it works. Before you know it. you’re genuinely being confident and walking around with the strut of a Victoria’s Secret model. If you’re not inclined to the whole strutting your stuff like a model vibe, then be who it is you want to be.

Be true to who you are ๐Ÿ™‚

Many smiles,

Rochelle xx

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This Is Exactly How ‘Frozen’ Should Have Ended

This Is Exactly How ‘Frozen’ Should Have Ended

Most of the people in the world not living under a rock should have watched the movie Frozen by now. And of those people, very few think it’s silly (boo.) I myself absolutely love the movie! Yes, there’s lots of singing and it’s actually quite long. But I love it nonetheless ๐Ÿ™‚

When I saw this post, I had to share it, because, although I think the original ending is awesome the way it is, this is quite funny ๐Ÿ˜€

Let’s not forget the amount of sass that troll has. It’s just hilarious!

 

This Is Exactly How ‘Frozen’ Should Have Ended.

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For The Love of The Office

For The Love of The Office

I saw this for the first time earlier today. And I must say, it really made me smile. I know I lost ย my lady balls on the world last week when the Finale Episode of How I Met Your Mother was released and I was utterly disappointed. But this week, I finally watched the Final Episode of The Office and I must say, I was so impressed. It warmed my heart from the inside out and I cried like a baby at so many parts, I got to a point where I stopped wiping my face and I just sat there with a face full of tears (not a pretty picture).

The thing about The Office, is that it’s a documentary-type-series. There’s no real storyline, besides the fact that they’re following the daily (office) lives of the people who work for a paper company. That, in itself is actually the storyline. You follow the characters and their development over 9 years (I only started in October 2013, so for me it was about 6 months).

It’s incredible to watch though. And, I have to admit (well, I don’t have to, but I want to) I really didn’t like this show at the beginning (I think I might have said this before) I thought it was awful, to say the least. Michael Scott made me cringe with his awkwardness. I really couldn’t stand it! Then I got sick and I watched it, simply for something to watch. When I got better, I wanted to continue watching it, and that’s how the love story began. I watched Jim win over Pam and the on-again-off-again relationship with Dwight and Angela. And! When Erin came into the picture, I couldn’t believe I would be able to admire the fashion sense of someone other than Jessica Day! She was so quirky and often ridiculously useless sometimes, it often made me want to give her the biggest hug!

If I had to choose, I would definitely watch it again. From the very beginning. I would sit through Michael’s awkwardness and Stanley’s laziness and Meredith’s…ย what’s the word… Grossness. Because I’ve learned to love each and every one of them. EVEN TOBY. Come on, I can’t be the only one who can’t understand why none of the managers love the guy. He’s so passive! Do I want to give him a brighter shirt and speed up the way he speaks, yes. But I wouldn’t hate him for it! Either way. I would watch this show many more times over because it had a beautiful ending ๐Ÿ™‚ Unlike the disreputable HIMYM. The show was amazing, but because of the way it ends, you simply can’t go back to the start. It’s just terrible.

Thank you creators of The Office. You’ve done us proud ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to include a ‘that’s what she said’ over here, but those things can’t be planned, it has to be spur of the moment.

*Insert witty sign out line here*

Rochelle ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

How I Met Your Mother’s Loose Ends All Tied Up

How I Met Your Mother’s Loose Ends All Tied Up

 

Here’s Every Loose End That Was Finally Wrapped Up In The 200th Episode Of “How I Met Your Mother”.

Just two days ago I watched this episode, and for the first time in How I Met Your Mother history, I cried. For some, that’s no surprise because often a lonely shoe on the side walk (that’s a line out of context from New Girl) makes me almost want to cry, so there’s that. But seriously, this was one of the best episodes the show has seen.

I say this with a bit of a heavy heart, because after all the shenanigans, the late night bar hangs, the searches for the perfect burger, the interventions, at one point, there was even a goat who fought Ted (spoiler: the goat won); we finally know who the mother is ๐Ÿ™‚ Which is great and all, but it also means the end of one of the greatest shows (after FRIENDS).

Alas! The show isn’t over (there isn’t a fat lady to sing, unless we bring Patrice into this haha) until he actually MEETS THE MOTHER, which has yet to happen (yay!)

So keep you pants on folks, with a few more episodes to go, I’m waiting in anticipation for that moment to come and I’m sure they’ll make it as magical as humanly possible. Because, seriously, if they don’t, we’ve wasted 8 precious years. No pressure though!

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Dwight, You Ignorant S-word!

Dwight, You Ignorant S-word!

– I remember this episode. It was so silly. Oh my goodness Michael made me cringe with his level of awkwardness in this episode ๐Ÿ˜€ (Actually, he makes me cringe in most of the episodes, but you learn to love it)

Oh and you need to know, I’m not a huge fan of calling people the horrid s-word. But this is an exception, mostly because it’s not offensive in this context. It’s just unnecessary and hilarious ๐Ÿ˜€

I thought I’d share this, because this show is just so dry and so close to my heart. I never thought I would love it as much as I do. Also, I have so much work to do, I suddenly feel like captain procrastination. Also, it’s bee n so long since I’ve posted, and besides reading, it makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚

What I would give to work for that company, in that office! I would have all the time in the world to read and write! Ok, I wouldn’t really give much, but yes, let’s just leave it at that!