3 Aug 2015

July Days

Alright, this post is late. July has passed and it's August. The last month of Winter. (Or Summer, you know, depending on which side of the world you live) But I wanted to publish my July catch up post even if I didn't quite get there on time to actually write it during July.
With August has come a surprising burst of warm weather, and we're only three days into the month. It's like summer is reminding us that it's just around the corner. Which I am happy about, although I'll probably long for cooler weather once it gets here. However, I suspect a cold front is approaching. It would explain the weirdness of the warmth in the breeze and the sun that has been beating down in hot rays.



+ painting numerous watercolor patterns because it's just so much fun

+ reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and another book of hers, The Girl You Left Behind (They are really good books)
+ studying Revelations in the Bible (God says that His people die for lack of knowledge, and I refuse to remain uneducated when the Bible sits there full of information that He Himself has provided for us)
+ walking all over the mall and checking out the 75%, 50% and 25% sales (Currently, they are everywhere. End of season sales)
+ watching Inside Out at the cinema
+ eating burgers and Mcflurries from Mcdonalds with my older sister because she is on leave for three weeks (Her leave ends tomorrow, but I don't want to think about that)
+ finding the perfect lightweight, grey dress (And what do you know, it was on sale)

+ getting irritated with my phone and myself because I have no storage space left (I'm sentimental, okay, and I can't bring myself to delete any of the 1,852 photos on my phone)
+ lettering more typography, which has become like a drug to me

+ spending far too much time on Pinterest
+ trying to finish up with my blog design; I already have everything planned out in my head, I know how I want it all to be, and I need to quit my procrastinating ways
+ staying up late (Stupidly) and watching Legally Blonde and John Tucker Must Die with my sister (She's a bad influence)
+ going out for lunch with my mom to this extraordinarily beautiful and fancy restaurant where my sister works as a huge treat (That little fact is actually a hint. A blog post on our trip there could possibly be coming soon)
+ swapping interviews with Olivia at Life as a Young Lady (Also coming soon. I'm starting an interview series, guys...I'll give you more info when I get there)
+ purchasing cute earrings (On sale!)

+ discovering that I can still climb trees, even if I am slightly rusty
bonus: + putting up paper lanterns in my room


P.S. Tomorrow my family and I are adventuring. We'll be visiting wine farms around/in the Cape, and hopefully I'll come back with a million photos and a post that's ready to be published before the end of the week. And one more thing: forgive me for the awful quality of some of the pictures in this post. I'll do better next time.


  1. Ooh - how I love reading posts like these! Sounds like you've been busy with lot's of fun things!

  2. so in love with your posts, and your pictures too! they're always so lovely ^-^ can't wait for all the new posts you teased ;)

  3. I really love this post, so many beautiful things that you are enjoying, and I love the pictures!
    And the dress you got is adorable!

  4. Your life just sounds super vibrant right now; I'm in this quiet slump. I currently wish I have more art supplies for making cards xD Movies are super fun, too; I love Inisde Out and Legally Blonde (I think I might have watched John Tucker must die but then, there are a lot of movies with "*insert name* Must Die"; so violent).

    xoxo Morning

    P.S. I only have so much space on my phone too, but I'm like you; I can't bring myself to delete them. It's all because of the food photos I take XD

  5. Wow, you sound busy:)
    I love to paint and your calligraphy is BEAUTIFUL!
    And I love climbing trees:)

  6. I love this. Your painting and typography is beautiful. And I love adventuring. :)


  7. typography is so amazing, and yours looks beautiful <3
    all the things you mentioned sound like the things that make life worth living :)

  8. I adore posts like these. Tane. Your life right now sounds wonderful, and I am so glad you've posted. This blog is pretty much my favorite. <3

  9. Those paper lanterns are just stunning! Where are they from? And, Tane, your watercolors and typography! :))) You are such a wonderful artist! Have you considered opening an Etsy shop?
    ~ Sanjana

  10. I've been peeping sales at the mall too! Got a lot of awesome stuff ^^ And I saw Inside Out as well; wasn't it amazingly good? also OMG GIRL YOUR LETTERING AND ART IS SO AMAZING WHAT sorry I sort of ruined the quiet, zen mood of this post and it's comment section but I just had to say that because you are so talented and it just blows me away. Can't wait to post up your interview ^^

    O | Life as a Young Lady

  11. i ADORE your watercolours and hand-lettering. they are too perfect ugh <3<3
    and i love those paper lanterns sigh. such a lovely post that made me happy today xxx

    1. (p.s. i've tagged you on my blog for the 777 challenge! totally fine if you want to pass on it for whatever reason (: just wanted to let you know your blog is a fav. xx)

  12. Yeah uhm. So stealing that dress, and I loved this post.

  13. ugh. I seriously wish I was as talented as you... My poor little sister is even more jealous!
    Please, please, please promise you won't ever stop painting or doing calligraphy?

  14. You should get Dropbox to save your photos! That's what I did, it automatically saves your pictures to Dropbox after you take them, too. I'm glad I got it because I lost my phone but fortunately I still have all my pictures. :D Those Paper lanterns and watercolor paintings are so pretty by the way!

  15. Wow, amazing photos! Which camera and editor do you use?

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

  16. Tane, it's time for me to come clean.

    I... am jealous of you.

    Darling, you make even the most "mundane" tasks seem inspiring. How? How?


    I hope that someday we meet and we hug and inspire each other to achieve things we never thought would be possible. (Doesn't that sound magnificent?)

    Thank you for being you. <3

    xx Rosie

  17. I love this post! It's so full of everyday things but putting them together is something different <3
    And with my photos I load them into my computer then I delete some of the ones I don't need knowing they are safely stored elsewhere :)
    And the sales!!!! Uh now I feel the need to go exploring :D

  18. Tane, how did you get your post footer to have the comments link in that position?? I love it!

  19. Lovely post Tane! Painting watercolour paintings seems fun :D

    Rukiya XX

  20. I enjoyed reading this, Tane. :) Hmm, I'll have to add Jojo Moyes to my to-be-read pile. Sounds interesting.

  21. Your art never ceases to amaze me. I've missed you and your posts. Love this :)

  22. Hello dear friend! Oh...visiting your blog is an absolute treat, Tane! I am loving your pictures...words and oh my goodness! Recent purchases! How adorable are those earrings...just where did you find them...?
    So glad you were able to spend some time with Perrin...must be kinda strange to not have your sister at home all the time...
    Hugs and lots of love!

  23. I love this post and your blog so much! It's "simply elegant" lol. :)


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