Dreaming of Life

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Over the weekend I had an amazing time look through photographs upon photographs, that my Dad bought over for me to look at. My Granddad (Dad's Dad) found them within all the other memories and items he has in his house ♥

I adore looking back through photo's, I think that's why I have such a snap happy way of life now. I think it's hugely important to capture memories and amazing events in your life. My Grandparents and parents life really interest me, I love seeing how curly my Dads hair was and how wonderful my Nan & Granddads wedding day looks. I think some times you forget that these people were young, hugely in love and taking every day as it came.....something like I am now.

January and the start of the year has been ever such a struggle for me. I've felt fed up, up to my eye balls, pretty negative with my friends and like the smallest things were an effort. We come in and out of down times, it's normal, it's the human life. I do try and stick to happy and fun loving, living life is so important, it could disappear in a flash. 
Rosie's blog post really got me thinking, and really I've not stopped thinking about it for a while. Dreaming seems so silly when we are stuck in jobs 5 days a week, when it's a scrap to pay bills and a huge treat to buy special conditioner. I think dreaming is still so very important though, some of my dreams have come true, I live with my best friend & prince charming. I have a hobby, my blog, that I can feel passionate about and put everything into. I've been to the best place on earth six times (Walt Disney World).
It's unlikely that I'm going to be a "big blogger" and live from my writting or videos, it's unlikely that I'm going to able to have 3 day weekends of a regular basis or that I'd be able to afford to stay at Disneyland Hotel or Grand Floridan for my full holiday. It is however  important to keep dreaming, to look to the future and grab what you can with your hands. It's likely that we'll get married on the Walt Disney World Resort, it is likely that my blog and channel will grow if I keep up with it and it is likely that I will be able to expand my job into something I feel stronger for (like canine physcology). 

Life is what you make it, go for it and grab it. Do not sit there and wait for it to happen, because it may never come to you. Allow the little things to make you happy and put a smile on your face, soak up the sun and enjoy the rain on your skin. Take photographs to show your Grandchildren (or Grand-puppies) remember the good things and move on from the bad ones, do what you love and give it your all!


  1. Beautiful photographs, I love how our relatives photos always put our Instagram pic to shame :)Great post girl x

  2. This is such a lovely post =) I love looking at old photos, amazing memories are the most important thing in my eyes and it's so lovely when people have documented them! I'm very much in the same mindset, I don't ever expect to be a 'big blogger', while their lives may look amazing, i'm just happy that people actually want to read what I have to say and that in a few years time i'll be able to have a kind of online journal that i've added to for so long =)

    Sophs xx
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  3. This post is inspiring <3 . It's amazing some people are so into family, it's unusal nowadays. Looking at old photos is also so amazing, discovering people you had in family + memories. This is wonderful.

  4. Lovely stuff steph x x x

    X Amie


  5. I loved this post, especially the old photographs. I always think it's odd to picture grandparents as young like we are now! It's so much fun finding out how they lived their lives back then and how they saw the world...
    I think life was a lot simpler back then, people were more grateful for what they had.
    A great and inspiring post that is a reminder to us all on how luck we all are today :)


  6. Great post Steph, I'm sort of the same. Sometimes it's easy to become frustrated with blog/life in general if you feel stuck in a rut. But dreaming and appreciating the things you do have in life always helps - and you've just brightened my dreary Sunday afternoon so thanks : )


  7. I really enjoyed this post Steph! x

  8. I wish I could look through old family photographs, but my parents left almost everything behind upon moving to the States. Great post!

    The Introverted Brunette

  9. Great post Steph. Definitely good to keep dreaming, it's what keeps us motivated. Xx

  10. Totally agree that everyone needs dreams. Just not living with your head in the clouds! Such beautiful pictures to accompany an important message. I want to look back and my life to have been made up of adventures. It's easy to want more but, as Lyndsay says above, I'm so glad we live in a time when we have so many more paths to choose from. I'm sure whichever one you take will lead you to fantastic, Disney-filled places.
    B. x

  11. This is such an inspiring post, i am such a day dreamer but sometimes is daydreaming that gets us through the day, this year the January blues hit me harder then ever and it was what inspired me to start my own blog and i also stopped smoking because of it.



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  12. Great post, so inspiring and cute pictures... I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & if you like, following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx


  13. I love your blog anyway but thank you so much for this post. So honest and it seems to come at exactly the same point in my life when I'm feeling a bit down but it is exactly like you say - life is only what we make it and we'll only get as far as we work to get to! Great post. Maitha x www.peonyandblue.com

  14. These pictures are sooo sweet! A lot of our family photos were destroyed which is pretty sad. You're so right, it is important to have a get up and go attitude. Time is too precious to waste on being negative.


  15. I nominated you :) This was a really inspirational post :)

    A little bit Unique


  16. Great post Steph :) Sometimes it's difficult to stay positive but I agree you just have to keep thinking of the good things. (P.S. My dad's actually a canine psychologist!) x

  17. Going through my grandparents' old photographs is one of my absolute favorite things to do!

    I, too, have been struggling to stay positive. Keep dreaming. Such a simple thought, but so beautiful and inspiring!

  18. This was such a lovely post! I read a book too, by Sophie Kinsella called Twenties Girl which is about remembering that older people once had a full and colourful life and still feel young inside. I think our generation could learn a thing or two about making the most of what we have from them.

    I often get caught up in the little stresses and end up not appreciating just how good life is, and can be if we open our eyes and smile a little. Since moving to Malta I've gotten better at appreciating each day. Good luck with everything missy, you're doing just fine! xxx

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  19. Oh Stephanie, I hope you feel better soon! You have the loveliest blog and I have voted for you in the Company awards because yours is the blog I've grown to read this year especially. Such true sentiments in this post - it's easy to feel so rubbish at this time of year but I can just tell there is good stuff just around the corner :) xxx

  20. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,


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