Birthday Recap

Family Time, Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal, Uncategorized

Below you will find today’s post. You’ll notice that the formatting is a little different, that’s because I typed it up on this bad boy:




My aunt and uncle scoured the streets, flea markets, and various stores to find me the perfect, working typewriter. Although, it may be more of a novelty than anything, I couldn’t wait to give it a try this morning. It’s heavy and it smells old but this 1964 Royal Safari typewriter is what I’ve been dreaming of for quite a while. It clinks, it clanks, and it even dings when it’s time to move to a new line. It’s perfect and needless to say, I’m in love.


Obviously I need more practice on my typewriter :P. What I love most is how it slows down your thinking, rather, how it makes you more conscious of what you’re thinking. You need to be aware of what you’re going to write next, you need to plan out your next sentence so that you don’t make a huge mistake and have to start all over. With time, I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it, perhaps I’ll start writing on it often.

Anyways, I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Today I Want the Sun to SHINE.

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

Some days I don’t feel like being sunny. I don’t feel like smiling or being nice – I just want to chill out with the chip on my shoulder and contemplate how my life isn’t going anywhere.

But today, today I want the sun to shine. I want to feel some positive vibes and be annoyingly happy and cheerful (people at work are going to hate me today 😛 ).  Normally when I feel this way, I check out Casie Stewart’s BLOG or TWEETS  – she’s always sending out positive energy and glitter.

A few days ago she tweeted:


“You really never know what is going to happen so put out that positivity and you will attract light into your life.”

That is my mantra for today and possibly all of JUNE – fresh start tomorrow everyone :).

On a separate note, I really want to get this bad boy up and running! Maybe that’s what I’ll ask for for Christmas this year (*cough MOM and DAD I love you 😛 ). I’m still a firm believer in WRITING in a notebook or on scrap paper – which is what I’m doing when I’m not blogging, but how wonderful would it be to type on this rad typewriter? I always pictured my life as a writer, sitting at a long wooden desk, in front of a huge window overlooking some kind of spectacular view (mountains, water, a city), a cup of coffee to my right (a pot waiting in the kitchen just in case), a pile of notes to my left, and my Underwood typewriter in front of me. Ah, pure bliss…

*Pops own bubble*


So, I’m taking all the positivity I have within me and chucking it at you – embrace it.

Love Always
Vanessa Xo