#lovetober: Week Two Winners!

One of the best things about doing a challenge like this it that it proves that everyone participating is learning to see the good in life. Your life may not be perfect, and mine isn’t either, but despite the hardships you may be facing, you’re still choosing to see the positive. That is so powerful, so magical. My definition of magic is learning to see with new eyes, and that’s exactly what you are all doing. I am so proud of you!

Man, I love #lovetober. How about you guys?! It looks like you are!

October 11: Jump!


Look at you! So spry! I loved all of these images… Thank you to Magnolia Rose, Ary, Kayla, Chan Marie, Nikki, Schenden, Erika, Fran, Jen, Poh, Jacque’s husband, and Nicolette!

October 12: Perfect weekend


Everyone has a different idea about what constitutes the perfect weekend. (I spent a lot of mine in bed reading Lena’s book!) Patty spent hers on a beach, Mrs Bravos enjoyed a bloody mary… in a very big hat, Hildetje got some beach time, too, and Lola and her sister got a bit Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert on it!

October 13: I’m obsessed!


We all have weird obsessions, and it’s great to see what’s occupying other people’s brains! Jen is travelling the USA and is smitten with Portland, OR! Eleanor can’t get enough of painting over the photos in In Vogue: Six Decades Of Fashion. Schenden loves to fill her tub with Dead Sea salts and rose petals, and Miranda can’t stop doing handstands!

October 14: A beautiful place


This prompt was amazing. The #lovetober tag was lit up with blue skies and azure seas. Gorgeous. Here are a few of my favourites…

Thank you for sharing these. I loved the shots of KC at Annapurna base camp, Amy enjoying the private island of Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, Eebie sharing the landscape in Herefordshire, and the way Kamilla thought Norway in winter was adorable. Lauren took a hike in the Columbia Gorge, Bethan loves the view from an airplane window, Loubijou said Lake Bled in Slovenia was “like standing in a holiday brochure”, and Michaela got her bridge on in the Perhentian Islands. jugglingspinster peeped through some greenery in Scarborough, Carmen loves Cozumel, and Teressa shared a shot of Waiheke Island. Leonie adored the Whitsunday Islands, Nicki picked Nice, and Miranda couldn’t resist the turquoise waters of Zakinthos, while Kimiko and Kate both adored Hawaii.

October 15: Pay it forward


Teressa hid an envelope, and Charlotte told a stranger to “treat yourself to a slice of cake on me!” Agnes shared a photo of Mark Bustos, a Filipino-American hairdresser who spends every Sunday (his only day off) cutting hair for the homeless. So inspiring! And I thought this sign, shared by Angela was perfect for the pay it forward prompt.

I really loved what Filiz said on this day…

To make someone happy is the best feeling ever. I will never forget the day when an elderly woman was struggling with her shopping. I walked her home. She held my hand so tight and couldn’t stop thanking me. I will never forget that look in her eyes. I do a lot of voluntary work and it is the most rewarding feeling ever. If everyone did something small to make a difference in someones life… the world will be a better place.

October 16: Big dream


Mlle K‘s big dream is to write a book. Deserie wants to go to Paris. Jo wants to escape in a bright yellow VW bus. Fran wants to make a living from performing… And she certainly looks the part!

October 17: Favourite artist


Francilla is swooning over Ray Caesar, Caro‘s brother did a wicked portrait of Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson, Jenny loves Dalí, and Mumpty is totally impressed by Joanne Gair’s bodypainting skills (and who wouldn’t be?)!

October 18: In the morning


A black and white assortment. How are Kate‘s eyes so dreamy first thing in the morning?! Haha!  The Happy Hotline likes to cuddle with her rescued bulldog, Jarrod enjoys a snuggle with his “munchkin”, and Miranda enjoys a coffee.

October 19: Your bucket list


What’s on your list? The Hipster Housewife‘s bucket list is simply, “Love God, love people”. The Happy Hotline was able to cross “marry this guy” off her list last year. Eleanor wants to visit as many theme parks as possible, and Anna is keeping it simple.

Every week, there will be four winners chosen from the images posted here. This week, each winner will be the recipient of a gorgeous Heartbump necklace from my jewellery collection with NZ Mint! Swoon!


Were you a winner? Email me your address, and I will send you your necklace!

By the way, to celebrate #lovetober, all of my jewellery is 15% off with the code #LOVETOBER (all uppercase). The deal ends on the 31st of October, and P.S., jewels make glorious gifts for your besties! (I wear Sassy Stacker rings every day and I have no intention of changing them out any time soon!)

I’m a little behind on my #lovetober posts, so I’m going to make the effort to catch up today and tomorrow! Don’t worry if you’re running a little behind — all that matters is that you keep trying!

I love you!