Saturday, January 31, 2015

A few of my favourite things in…January


Hello my dear friends and a happy Saturday to you all!  Today I am off to photograph a lovely wedding with a dear friend of mine – this will be a first for me, so I am rather excited {and nervous}, to say the least!

 

As today is also the last day of the delightful month of January, I thought I would share a few of my favourite things that took place during the first month of 2015…



Let’s see…January began on a simply wonderful note for me – my dear parents surprised me with an early birthday gift, a beautiful laptop which now serves as my blogging companion. 

I hope to spend many pleasurable hours sharing my heart on my blog and meeting new friends!

 

On the second of January, my dear friends from Cape Town came to spend my eighteenth birthday with me.  We had a beautifully blessed time together…  You can read more about their visit here.

 

I celebrated my eighteenth birthday on the third of January – I honestly can’t believe how swiftly the time has flown by…  I am so thankful for the Lord’s leading in my life and I look forward to seeing what He has planned for me in the years ahead…



Just before my dad went back to work and the new school year began, we took a family day trip…  We were so blessed with a beautiful day and I will treasure that outing for many years to come – it was so precious!

 

After taking almost a full year off from formal schooling last year to establish my business and grow my blog, I started again with a light workload this year in order for me to build my business and pursue my other interests such as photography, blogging and music at the same time…  So far it has been wonderful!

 January is a very hot month in South Africa, so we have been able to take a trip to the beach or lagoon about once a week or so.  I am not usually a beach type of person – I don’t like the sand all that much – but in such warm weather, I ignore my dislike for sand and salt and cool down in the rough, chilly water…  We even had a picnic supper down on the shore the other evening…

…And my business continues to keep me very busy – Heartmade is growing steadily and teaching me a great deal every day. 

That reminds me, have you stopped by to enter my Valentine’s giveaway yet?  This giveaway is open to readers all over the world and closes on February 6th, so do hop by…  I am offering one handmade patchwork heart with a cross stitch motif to one dear reader – click here to see!

 

January has also been a wonderful month for blogging – I have felt so very blessed being able to meet so many new bloggers and sisters in Christ!  Thank you for your sweet visits and encouraging comments - I enjoy reading them all:)

I hope that January was a lovely month for you as well…

And if you are in the mood for some reading, here are my top three posts from January…








May February be filled with ever so much love and smiles and gifts from our wonderful Lord and King!


Your friend,Kelly-Anne

5 comments:

Heidi-Mari said...

What a wonderful post my friend! And wonderful that your year started on such a good tone! Missing you lots!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

...And you certainly helped to get 2015 off to a delightful start my sweet friend! *sigh*. How I miss you and our coffee chats under the tree...:). Have a beautiful evening! Xx

Libby @ Simplicity and Domesticity said...

This was a lovely post :) Thank you for sharing with us! Your blog has been such an encouragement to me and continues to be a blessing <3 Hope your week is lovely and blessed, dear friend!

Love,
Libby

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Libby! It blesses me so much to know you've been encouraged in your walk... Praise to the wonderful Lord! I love how bloggers can build each other up...it is so special:). Hugs to you sweet friend! Xx

Bethany Carson said...

Glad you had a happy birthday and your business is going well. Have a beautiful year, Kelly-Anne!