23 Aug 2016

August Days, Part 1 | 2016

Not even going to say something about how awful I am for being so inconsistent in posting on my blog...

So. Hello.
It's already well into the month of August. It's almost springtime, which is exciting for me, because after spring comes summer.
This month has been full of ups and downs, as most months are, as life is. But some time periods are more extreme in the contrast of the good and the bad days. The thing is that life isn't supposed to be smooth and easy sailing when you're living for Jesus, even though it often feels like mine is. I think it's dangerous to just sail on in the smooth weather, because it can lead to becoming lukewarm. And I have no idea why I still get surprised when life gets bumpy after I've actually asked God to give me trials and challenges so that I might become more like Him. Jesus definitely didn't have an easy life, and He is my example. If you're experiencing something similar, I encourage you to sail on through the storm, it will bring you closer to Him in the end.

August has been...interesting. And full. Therefore, I'm going to split this post into two, because I have a lot of photos to share.
Lately, I have been...

+ braving a very windy day at the beach with (most) of my family. It was worth it. Even though the wind literally knocked me over and I found out that yes, my eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach, and I cannot finish that much ice cream. Luckily my dad was around to help me out.


+ and yes...if you haven't guessed by those photos- I'm REALLY ENJOYING having my sister back from Ireland. It's epic, but it's for a short while, since she leaves this Monday. So I'm savouring the time that I have left with her.

+ listening to music like almost all of the time. (A few favourites: 10,000 Reasons by Rend Collective, Write Your Story by Francesca Battistelli, Smoke and Fire by Sabrina Carpenter and Run by Matthew Mole.)

+ getting overly excited about been dubbed nineteen percent fluent by the app I have on my phone, Duolingo. Je parle français, donc je suis content. At least, I can speak a (very, very) little...

+ playing around with hand lettering as usual. I'm convinced it has a therapeutic effect on me.

+ eating frozen yogurt on a cold day in good company because we were all craving some froyo. Didn't manage to finish that either. But, when dad's not around, that's what brothers are for. (Actually, I think that was in June...oh well.)

+ looking back at photos taken when my younger sister and I flew to the Free State to visit friends in April.

+ looking forward to seeing this lovely person again soon.

What have you been up to?


  1. Lovely pictures! It looks like you had a great time. ♥

  2. You have some gorgeous pictures there (as ever!!) I love Sabrina Carpenter but I haven't heard the song Smoke and Fire yet, so I'll have to check that out.

    Lexie / www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

  3. First off, you're basically the cutest human ever, k? K.

    I really want ice cream now oh my gosh. That's officially going to happen today. Also, I LOVE your handlettering. I love playing around with it, but it's nowhere near as good as yours haha.

    This was such a fun post, Tane!

    1. You're so sweet.
      Haha, sorry. My fault for setting off those ice cream cravings ;) Thanks so much, Grace. But I bet that probably isn't true...

  4. Love it! I've missed your posts. <3
    Your new picture is adorable!

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

  5. I loved this post! Posts like these are my favorites because it's so cool to get to see into a blogger's life. It looks like you've been having an awesome time :) THAT ICE CREAM LOOKS SO SO GOOD MMMMMM <3
    Haha, I'm heading into fall now and I don't think I'm ready to have the weather cooler again. But it'll be good too I guess :)

    1. I agree, it's fun to know what's going on in our fellow bloggers' lives. I have been having fun, thanks.
      Shame! I feel sorry for you, but so glad that summer will be visiting me instead, haha.

  6. Ahh, your hand lettering is so pretty! Love the pictures!

  7. Lovely post, looks like you are having fun! :) xx

  8. I love your photos! Especially the one of the froyo! Yummy! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

  9. You in a beanie >>>

    I'm so glad that Perrin was able to visit!! I enjoyed this a lot :)

    1. You're way cuter, trust me. But thank you darlin'.
      I'm glad too...but she's gone home now :( Well, I know God has a good plan for her and if it involves her being in Ireland, so be it.

  10. TANE!! HELLO! I missed you! I was going to comment on your blog asking where you went but I see where you've been. Looks like it's been good for you, hopefully more good than bad. Looking forward to the next post.

    1. HELLO VANESSA♥♥ I missed everyone as well. Thank you for your encouraging comment! I'm glad to be back.

  11. It looks like you've been having a wonderful month of August! =D

    1. Yup, it has been pretty good. Busy but good.


    and i can't believe August is SPRING for you. Somehow, I can't imagine having my birthday in the spring..I'm so used to end of summerness xD

    1. Thanks Jewels ;) I'm sure it's a little mind boggling...I'm trying imagine having my birthday in spring instead of autumn as well... (mine is in March)

  13. Oh my goodness, now you're making me crave froyo. >.< Smoke and Fire is pretty good-- personally, I prefer her single On Purpose, but that's just me.

    Well, on the northern hemisphere, school just started; I'm actually doing a comedic back-to-school post on my blog for Friday, because I feel the need to actually write comedy. :P

    xoxo Morning

    1. Haha, it seems I've caused a lot of cravings in my fellow bloggers. Oops. Now I'm even craving that froyo again.
      I haven't heard On Purpose, but I want to now.
      I look forward to that post! I'll check it out.

  14. Cool!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the photos!!!!!!

  15. Awww this is so cute! Looks like you've had a lot of fun :)


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