February 02, 2018

My Chihuahua Zoey...

12 weeks.
Hello, So today I wanted to share with you something very special to me and its my new baby Zoey. She's an incredible little girl who means the world to me, she is a huge part of my life. She has her own Instagram, Zoeythechichi, which I enjoy and I have it so that I don't drive my friends mad on my own social media with dog pictures all day long. 

Zoey is now 8 months old and she was a very special gift to me from a dear friend of mine who I adore. Something I have always wanted but never thought would happen, I finally have my own little dog who has the attitude of a big dog. Her eye brows are on fleek and she knows exactly what she wants in life, she's a true independent woman. She reminds me of a little fox, which is my favourite animal and she bounces from wall to wall just like a little fox. 

 8 months old.


She has so many beds in the house but this is her favourite, she can hide all the treats and toys in this and she likes to be carried to bed in this. It currently has two comfy blankets in there and she sticks her little nose out when she watches her sisters play. Its her little den where she can go to rest or be extra cheeky and hide the best toys.

I am so in love with her first dog collar with her name on it, when the was a baby she wore kitten collars. Her names was going to be Polly but she's not a soft dog at all, she loves her cuddles but her personality is huge so I decided Zoey would be a better fit. I love taking pictures of her, she is so photogenic. She is my dream dog came to life, such a beautiful girl with lots of love to give.

Everyone she meets they just fall in love with her and want to take her home. I am so proud of my little girl, she is one tough puppy who takes on the big world. As she was a gift to me I just cannot believe what a beauty she is and I feel very lucky to have her. Her mom and dad are loving little chihuahuas and I am a bit obsessed with the breed. One day I would love to live by the beach with all my chihuahuas and collies. 

At first walking her was an issue she would put her bum down and not move but now she takes on the walks just like her big sisters. I don't know how it feels to have children but I must admit my chihuahua has brought out a mothering instinct I never knew I had. My border collies are my babies too but she just makes my heart explode with love and happiness.

I really enjoy watching her play with her sisters because Bella is my first baby, she lets Zoey sit on her, walk all over her and she shares toys with her. Poor Juniper does not have that privilege of being that close to Bella at all times, she only allows it when she wants to play. I was worried Bella would not allow her to be part of the family but she has taken Zoey on as her own baby. 

Zoey is currently sat in my alp asleep and Bella under the desk, poor Juniper does her own thing and is currently playing with a toy one her own. Overall Zoey fits in so well and I could not imagine my life without her. She is the love of my life and a life without dogs is unimaginable.

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January 15, 2018

My New Years Resolutions 2018.

Hello, I am officially back blogging. I must admit it will take a while to get back into from the big break I took. I truly believe that I will only blog when my heart is in it, I never do things half hearted and I never do things I don't want to do. So I decided to take a break, I hoped it wouldn't be for long but it turned out to be almost half a year. In my previous blog post I explained a little bit into why I took a break. Over the last few months its been a process of enjoying my own company, growing as a person and appreciating whats right in front of me.

I suffer with depression unfortunately its in my family and its not a choice I make to feel so low. Trust me I want to feel amazing, confident and all those good things but my mind has this block that I cannot budge, until in 2017 I realised I don't have to cure it I just need to know what makes me tick and do more of what I love. So today I wanted to share with you my new years resolutions, better late than never right?

1. Confidence

So this one is a huge part of my life now, I never ever want to go into that self loathing hole ever again. well at least not for long, I have found a new lease of confidence in 2017. I joined the gym, I wore pretty underwear every single day, this was a goal of mine in 2017 to work on myself and it truly helped. I do have an obsession with Victoria Secret and Primark underwear but there is nothing wrong with making yourself feel a million dollars right. Wearing matching underwear has this thing where it makes you feel like you have your shit together and dam do I look good in them!!

This feels weird blogging again but lets go with it...

2. Self Love 

So in 2018 I want to work out at the gym at least 3 times a week, I work full time and I don't want to make excuses for it any longer. You never regret a work out and at the end of this year I want to feel incredible. My moms wedding is in June so I do want to wear an amazing dress and feel great in it. I need to sort out my eating habits, I don't know how to cook and this is such a bad habit. In 2018 Im going to be kind to my health and feed myself the good stuff with pizza at the weekends right? EmTalks really inspires me with her fitness and her outlook on life. 

so rule number one for 2018, go to the gym!!!! 

3. Blog Blog Blog.

So even though I took a big break from blogging it made me realise I need to do this for me and only when I enjoy it. There is a reason I started this blog and I want to be more like that person this year. Over the past 8 years I have enjoyed talking about beauty and lifestyle, in 2018 I want to do interior posts, lifestyle posts such as advice and my progress at the gym. When I was nominated for two awards with Cosmopolitan magazine I felt like I could achieve anything, I felt so incredibly lucky and inspired to be at those awards and up for two awards. I will never forget how I felt at the awards, I felt like I could achieve anything I put my mind to and in 2018 that is the girl I'm going to be. No more comparing myself on Instagram, no more thinking I am not good enough to blog. I started this blog out of pure love and that is what I want 2018 to be about.

4. Charity work.

I work full time in a Pet shop, one that is very well known and they do a lot of charity work. I really enjoy that side of my job and in 2018 I want to make a difference to animal charities. i just need to sit down and think of a few ideas. In my line of work I do contribute a lot to charity, its the reason I am so passionate about my job. In 2018 I want to create something special and make a difference. 

5. Read

This is a simple resolution but I would love to read more. I would love to learn something new or start a new hobby. I enjoy reading books about mental health, animals and science. I am obsessed with dinosaurs and the biology of animals. more of this in 2018 please..

6.Enjoy the small things in life.

sounds daft but I enjoy the small things in life, like little things that people do to make others smile. Remembering something I said, random texts, random hugs, the small things are what make me smile. This year I downloaded the app Leap Second and I record a second a day, so simple but I love looking back at memories. 

7. Book A Holiday.

I would love to book a weekend away or a sunny holiday this year. Its more difficult for me to go away as I hate leaving my dogs but I would love to explore somewhere new and change up my routine. The last time I went away was 12 years ago when I lived in South Africa. 


8. online activity.

I am guilty for scrolling the internet for hours before I fall asleep, I would like to change that in 2018. One of the big reasons I stopped blogging was the amount I was online, snapchat, Instagram, Facebook you name it I was on it. Over the past few months I have decreased my amount online, I needed a break from comparing myself too much. I would worry my selfie was ugly or that I said the wrong thing etc etc the list goes on. 2018 is a healthy amount online and a confident me with my online presence. I would like to do one blog post a week to get me started and then see how I get on. 

This feels weird sitting down and typing up a blog post, finally. I enjoyed it and will be back doing beauty posts soon, that is one of my joys in life and I want to do more blogging. No pressure and just love for my hobby. I have a new dog that I need to introduce you to, its my chihuahua Zoey and she makes my life complete. more on that coming soon.


so let 2018 be the best year yet, working on myself and my life!


comment below your new years resolutions!
See you soon!
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