Good morning Tuesday. I am sometimes curious of what you think of me, (please be kind) and also conscious of how I portray myself. Over at Lynne’s the other day I found this blog post which made me smile.

Being quite a cheerful person, I don’t dwell on negative things too often. I joke with my friends that I may give this impression of some wannabe princess living in her floral apartment with these two kittens eating stacks of pink cake. Well I hope not (although minus wearing a tiara, this is sometimes the case!) But I aspire to create a place where you can come to find beautiful things, simple everyday pleasures mixed with a pinch of extravagance. I always love to hear what you think about these discoveries and am very thankful for you spending time here.

The truth is . . .

I swear like a sailor
I wear American apparel yoga pants 80% of the time.
I am obsessing about a new tattoo
I eat more cheese than cake
I spend a good part of the day emptying a litter tray which is super glamourous
I am sofa bound whilst writing and often find it hard to muster the energy to leave the house
I watch too much trash TV
I really should start to practice yoga (as I have the pants)
I am bad at time keeping and can never remember what I am supposed to be doing
I should talk less about making things and get on with it

Now you know, hopefully I will see you again soon?!

Oh and thanks for all your comments regarding Marlo’s scare the other day x

  • Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
    April 5, 2011

    Jeska, I completely relate to what you said here and could have written the post myself. I love visiting your space and want to tell you how particularly genuine and uplifting I think it is.

  • Karina
    April 5, 2011

    I agree with your thoughts on cheese, yoga and trash TV.

    Regarding the latter, I recommend watching it in a foreign language, then you are “learning” and you won’t feel so guilty! Trust me, it is just as entertaining, if not more.

  • Theresa
    April 5, 2011

    Oh what a truthful but inspiring blog post today! Hello Tuesday indeed! I am just really glad that you sometimes have a downtime too, cannot gather the energy to get up from your sofa and watch trash TV (me tooo!!!!!).

    Thank you so much for the blog post and I will for sure come back very, very soon ;). I hope you’ll come back even when I tell you that I always make healthy meals and afterwards start craving and mix together flour, sugar + butter and eat dough … I don’t even come to the point of actually HAVING cake ;)

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!
    xx Theresa

  • sofia
    April 5, 2011

    Oh, don’t you worry dear we love you anyway :):) !!!
    Well, a blog is just one part of the life we want to share with others, so just like I know I’m not only what I show through my blog I also know that for all the rest of us it’s the same….we are just people with ordinary lifes. Of course, at times they can be more “glamorous” or whatever than ours but it’s not a permanent act.
    But, yes I do think you should do Yoga (now that you have all those pants) :) :) :)

  • Jane Flanagan
    April 5, 2011

    Ha! I love hearing a bit about the real you. But I also love your blog and the beautiful life you conjure here!

  • 2muchstuff
    April 5, 2011

    Am fairly new to your blog but am enjoying it immensely and find it very inspiring. Just as I appreciate interior’s magazines, I enjoy design blogs but can appreciate that often what we see are selected images and that real life is not always so ‘just right’ so nice to know sometimes that our favourite bloggers can also have ‘slobbing’ days.

    Highly recommend some yoga, is the only form of exercise I actually look forward to and have ever been able to maintain with any regularity….would mostly rather be on the couch with a book, tea and some form of chocolate treat!.

  • Julie
    April 5, 2011

    I think the most surprising fact is that you eat more cheese than cake! I’m always amazed by the beautiful cakes that you’re eating… don’t get to see as much of the cheese. ; )

  • Vickie Ramos
    April 5, 2011

    HEY, you just described me, how is that possible? :-) I love to pop into your blog and check out your pretty photography – keep it up!

  • scott twins
    April 5, 2011

    your blog always brightens our day and inspires. you are a great photographer and have a brilliant eye for detail. like a wonderful friend we luv ya warts and all! Mickey & Jod

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  • Sarah
    April 6, 2011

    Completely agree with the other posters. I’ve been travelling the world for four months on honeymoon and i LOVE checking back here every now and then to see what you’ve been up to and what you’ve spotted lately, your photography is amazing (before the trip i was a picture editor).
    I’m 100% with you on the make more, less talk. I too am obsessing about a beautiful tattoo I just have to find someone that can draw what i want. And since becomning wheat intolerant cheese is my new cake!
    Keep it up, you are fab and the blog is a joy

  • katiecrackernuts
    April 6, 2011

    All the better for your not-so-perfect persona, I reckon. And that first shot of toast is cruel. I told myself I would not eat any bread today.

  • Brittany
    April 6, 2011

    Jeska, I love these confessions. It’s so interesting the personas we put forward on our blogs/sites. Of course, everything we post is the truth, but rarely do we post the empty pizza box on the kitchen floor, waiting to be thrown away. Or the pile of dirty clothes. Or the failed jewelry designs. Sometimes, it seems, it’s good to show some of the more “real” parts of our lives. Like wearing like a sailor, haha! Anyway, I’m glad you posted this and I’ll be back :)

  • Helen
    April 6, 2011

    This is a great post. I have similar thoughts wondering what people must think of me. The truth is we do all edit our blogs to reveal the bits of ourselves and our lives that we hope our readers might be interested in.

    I love your blog and when I open my google reader I always hope that there will be a new post from you. What do I think of you? I think I would love to eat cake with you.

  • Becky
    April 6, 2011

    Ha, saw that post via Lynne too and thought it was very funny! No shame in having a blog that is a space for all things beautiful (I do that too), nice to know we are all human underneath it!

    (still jealous of the kitties and the pink cake)

  • Sue
    April 6, 2011

    Ha Ha, except for the timekeeping bit, you’ve just described me!
    I love your blog because of all the beautiful and inspiring things you share with us. As long as you are being honest with yourself you will continue, as you have been doing, to inspire people whether you you’re wearing yoga pants or a tutu, or even both :)

  • Laura@paperthreadjournal
    April 7, 2011

    I think you just perfectly described the double edged sword that is blogging. We want to loose ourselves and escape into this perfect world, and we also want to appear on our blogs as a creative, happy person – but as always with life there are many sides to a person. I think a bit of reality in our blogs makes it all the more inspiring.

  • Lauren
    April 7, 2011

    I love this!! Thanks for posting (and linking)… It endears me all the more to your lovely blog knowing more about “you,” but please- never stop inspiring us with your loveliness. :)

  • Rose
    April 8, 2011

    Everyone is like this- and I long for the day when I can just sit and write on the sofa and watch repeats of old tv programmes to be honest- it sounds like heaven!

  • sarah
    April 8, 2011

    Brilliant post – as I’m sat here in my jogging pants…on my sofa, with specks of cat litter strewn across the rug, you have brought the most enormous smile across my face! This is real life – and our blogs can portray the wonderful moments of magic in-between…our best possible moments!

    Your’s is a place of enormous inspiration…but it’s nice to aknowledge that we all have feet of clay X

  • Elise
    April 8, 2011

    You made me laugh! I swear like a sailor too, except in french.
    I just adore your blog. XO

  • sally
    April 11, 2011

    I think your website is lovely, the photography is excellent and you put together a really nice collection for us. I also love to
    pop in (although usually find myself spending some time here!)
    I think perhaps we all aspire to being a princess and why not. It is good to look at lovely inspiring things. You are gifted.
    Keep up the good work. You are I am sure much appreciated by all your readers. x

  • Carla
    April 11, 2011

    This is such a real post and I think more than anything, that opens up the heart and inspires. And definitely, as I sit here in my size too big jeans (purposefully) and striped sweatshirt (actually found in pj deparment) i pop over here for beauty, tasties, photography, curiosities, fashion and kitties. trust, it’s a smashing combination. thank you – or wait – should i say, m)+%43&*@#g thank you! :p

  • Jeska
    April 12, 2011

    I am so glad to hear so many of you share my love for sloppy clothes, TV and bad language, it’s a huge bowl of chicken soup for my soul :)

  • Heather
    April 14, 2011

    Oh, I love this post. Love it! (ps-naughty words make conversation sooo much more fun!)

  • sarahhardaker
    May 17, 2011

    ahh but writing about the truth and mundane nature of everyday life in all its reality would be nowhere near so beautiful or keep us checking in daily !!
    (says the lady on the sofa in pjs and a holey sweater about to watch hawaii five 0!!!!)