Continued Calamities and Blogging Fails!

coffee collage

Right now, coffee is my best friend! I’ve already bought my Starbucks Double Shot Expresso can for tomorrow morning! Now the challenge is to resist the temptation to drink it right away!

Trying to organise my life I’ve actually been using my Happy Planner and it has become more important to me than I ever expected! I thought I’d use it for memory keeping and to enjoy the cute sticker kits from Etsy shops but it has become a vital part of my life!

I’ve been planning to do a post showing how I’ve planned in the last few weeks, but calamity has struck again! I’ve dropped my phone on the road, and ever since then, the camera will not work at all! All it gives is strange green squiggly lines! I’m heart broken as it was my favourite camera that captured the light the way it really was!

I thought that would be the end of it, but no, today when I went to take the dog for a walk before taking the pictures with my camera, I locked myself outside and had to go in search for some friendly neighbours who could help me to get back inside. I didn’t bring the phone, my car keys or anything so I was totally cut off from anyone who could possibly help me! All I had was a garbage bag in case the dog poops! lol By the time I got back in, I had to leave and was too late to take the pictures…

Finally I came home and thought I’d take the pictures before the sun sets… But NO! The camera has run out of battery power too!

EPIC FAIL on all things blog related!

I guess I’ll have to do this the Spanish way… Manana!

I hope life is treating you well and you aren’t suffering any calamities, blogging or otherwise! 


Little Things! Shopping Haul!

As always, I love shopping for the little things to spice up my life!


And Primark is always my favourite destination! So here’s what I got!…


This plastic clutch was only 4.00$ and holds everything I need so I plan to use it as a purse! It photographs off-white but is actually quite bright! Here are some pics where I used it to spice up my standard summer outfit consisting of a t-shirt and shorts!

I also got this Strobe Highlight Kit which was on sale for 2.00$! It’s not very pigmented but I have used it on my cheeks as well as my eyes! It’s quite cute!

I also got two packs of press on nails for 1.50$ each! A total bargain and I always love their fashionable colours and designs!


I’ve put on the light beige set and for extra fun, added some OPI Hello Kitty nailpolish! And a matching pedicure!

Here’s the close-up of my hand! The shape is gorgeous!


Finally I went to the local makeup-shop called Primor! They sell makeup and body care products that range from low to high end brands and I love this shop! This trip I picked up this eyeshadow/ eyeliner from MUA on sale for 1.00$ which I love, although it isn’t as pigmented as I expected…

Her is a picture of it when I put it on by itself…


So instead I used it as a base, and layering other colours it looks good!


So as part of my series of calamities I’ve been going through lately, the landlord is doing construction on my patio, replacing the tiles! So I have lost some of my photo-taking-set! However my assistant thinks, taking the pics by the old flower-pot is just as fun! And who’s to argue with a cute Yorkie?…


Bob and I hope life is treating you well and you’re enjoying fall! …Happy Shopping!

Monday Motivation! 🐳

Found this quote on Pinterest from and had to share it! 

With all the scary things going on in the world, motivation is needed! Especially on a Monday! 💙

So whatever you have to handle this week, just remember that taking small steps towards your goal is a great way to make progress! Never give up!

I hope this week treats you well and I will try to post some fun stuff even while I face my calamities of life! 🌅

Random finds! 💙💜🍍

Whoever designed this is brilliant! I’m currently using it as my screensaver and it makes me happy just looking at it! 💟💟💟
These nails also incorporate the cheerful summer colors! So cute!

I’ve been using my Happy Planner religiously and it’s keeping me sane and in control of everything, especially as we are planning on moving soon! 💛🔰💱 I found this idea on Pinterest (@yatsina) for keeping track of your seasonal #bucketlist and I would like to try something similar for fall! I’ll share the results in a future post!💟

Finally I’m sharing this quote which I think totally applies! Some friendships are truly forever! 💛💛🍍

Hope you’re enjoying the end of the summer season! 💛💛🍍

Summer adventures Part Two! 🌅🐋🐋🐳💙


  1. ME at Selwo Marina Delphinarium!!!…We got the Multi-Pass for three activities for a discounted price from the ticket office in Fuengirola port meaning it worked out to   33.00$ per person and included the Birds of Prey show in Benalmadena and the cable car, Selwo Marina Delphinarium in Benalmadena and the Selwo Aventura park in Estepona! You can get the tickets at different locations but I’ll leave the link to their website so you can find them if you are in the area! Staff is very friendly, helpful and speak fluent English!  🐳

I’ve already posted about the amazing Birds of Prey show, so for the Selwo Marina Delphinarium I can only say good things! All the animals are entertained, have nice enclosures and the birds are allowed to fly free a few times a day! Without too much bla bla bla, here are some cute animal pics to inspire you! 💙💙🐦DSCN0322DSCN0317DSCN0309DSCN030820170804_133749

The shows are short and entertaining so you can see many different animals up close without feeling like you’re stressing them out! 😇


In some enclosures you can go inside the cage for a short time to see the animals up close with no cages separating you! 🐢🐊🐍🐡


Others have glass or fences, but you can still see the animals really close without disturbing them! 🐊🐍🐍🐧


I highly recommend this place for your next trip to Fuengirola/Malaga! I don’t usually enjoy zoos but this is one of the few where the animals look content! 💙 🐟🐠🐡🐳🐋💙

Happy adventuring! 💙🌅💙

August in my Happy Planner! 🌅🍍💟

This month is a busy one so my Happy Planner is a vital part of life! I’ve run out of sticker kits so have been improvising with washi tape and magazine clippings! 🌸

This picture of a luxury house in California inspired my theme. If only I could remember which magazine it was from!  #oldage #memoryfail 🙆

Here’s my second half of the week more or less before the ink…

I made my own weekend banner! 🌸

And filled my sidebar with decorative washi and this cute quote! 💟

The page clips I got in a packet of six from the Chinese shop for only 1.00$! Loves it! 💟

This should help with keeping track of everything that needs to be done! 🌸

I also hope to have some fun before the end of the month! I’m inspired by this August to do list by and will try to complete the list! 💟

Finally I found this fitting quote on Instagram which will help to inspire us all to try and upgrade our lives! 💟

Happy August adventures! 💟💟🍍🌅💛

Summer nail ideas, inspired by cake! 💟🍰💟

These cute nail ideas floated into my life this week, they kind of remind me of cake!.. unicorn cake! 💟 

And the ocean…

Here are my more extravagant finds…

Neon tips…

And some more conservative ideas…

Bright and summery…

So I got some supplies from Primark for a grand total of 2.50$ !!! 

The original plan was to use the stickers as accent nails, but they didn’t stick or cover the nail… FAIL! 

However the nails work great! I’ve used them before so I expect them to last about a week, if I don’t go swimming or do crazy housework! 💙

I wish I knew who the pictures were from as they are beautiful! 

Hope you enjoy my fashion inspirational! 💙💟🍰💜 

Have a fun week! #morelifeinmylife #cakebytheocean 💟