Nerd HQ, Forecastle, Brie Bella Guy and more randomness!! :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! :) I was thinking that it has been a while since I did an update blog and it feels like lots has been going on, so I'm currently curled up on my couch, having had a rather relaxing and lovely Sunday with my husband and thought it would be fun to catch up with you all! :) So let's get right to it...

Firstly, I do have to mention that my brother in law, Chris, was trending worldwide this past week on Twitter, after his appearance on WWE television. Now I know Chris and am aware of his goofiness, over the top expressions and all round lively and bubbly personality but it was a delight to see him on TV and know that he made so many people laugh and smile. He is a born entertainer and is, as you can clearly tell if you saw Raw or any of the meme's or pictures, an absolute hoot!! :p Yes that's him in the left hand corner and yes... he is ALWAYS that animated!! :) In addition, he is just awesome and a huge inspiration to me, so go and follow him on Twitter @RefChrisSharpe

Secondly, last weekend I got to experience my first festival when my husband surprised me with tickets to Louisville's Forecastle festival. I had a blast and just want to go back and experience it all over again. I loved people watching and walking around observing everyone enjoying the music and being so free. We were lucky that it turned out to be such a beautiful day too, the sun was shining, I ate ice lollies, sat in the grass and was happily introduced to new music. Of course my favourite part and the main reason for me being so giddy and excited for the festival, was that I was going to get to see Ray LaMontagne for the second time this summer. I could not wait and I feel so blessed that I got to experience him in a festival setting. It/He blew me away. We were fortunate to get right next to the stage and I could feel every word he sang and even amongst so many people, it felt intimate and I was able to get lost in the music. I know I have mentioned Ray many times before but if you haven't listened to his music, I urge you to go and listen to him now. I could listen to his voice all day and think he is beautiful!! I am smiling right now as I write this and look at the pictures! :) Also, I am ashamed to say that I hadn't heard of Nickel Creek before seeing them at Forecastle... thank you Forecastle for bringing them into my is all I can say!! :)

Thirdly, it has been about 2 and a half weeks now since my twin sister, Kelly, moved to Orlando Florida and I can't express how much I miss her. I thought it would be ok and that I would adapt and get used to it and if you read 'It's a twin thing' then you are aware that I was doing my best to think positive and look to it as a new adventure, well, if I'm honest, I have had many days where I simply have no idea what to do with myself and it takes a lot to get motivated and do stuff. I have really had to push myself to focus on living in the moment, taking in everything around me and making the most of Skype, voxer, texts and phone calls. It is a challenge but I'm lucky to have my husband and awesome friends around me. I don't wish to live so far away from all my family in future but for now I have to remember that life is beautiful and every day is a blessing and I have to be grateful for all situations I get to experience and get through them with a positive attitude! With that being said I'm so excited to introduce you to mine and my sisters (Kelly and our younger sister Jenny) Etsy store 'Sweet Is Always In Style'. To help me focus on those days where I'm feeling a bit down and when we are all just missing each other, we created this little Etsy store. The three of us love being creative and are happiest when we can share that with others. We enjoy writing notes and sending cards to remind one another that not a minute goes buy when we are not thinking about each other. Our shop is all about simplicity and all things cute and sweet. Everything is made with love and we hope you will take a look and that you see something either for you or something that you can give as a gift knowing that it will brighten someone's day! :)

Fourthly, I had to throw in a little selfie, as I can't remember if I actually posted a picture of my new shorter hair! :p I had wanted a change for a while and before Kelly went to Florida we both took the plunge and had our hair cut. Kelly was a lot braver that me and went with a bob, which didn't turn out so scary as she looks awesome and it really suits her, I on the other hand just had all the split ends and my ombre blonde bits chopped off. I'm kind of missing the ombre and the long at the minute, however, short wins when I can make it wavy and copy Sarah Walker in the final season of Chuck! ;)

Last but not least, I didn't hear back from the winner of the Victoria Highfield Jewelry giveaway and as it has been 2 weeks now I decided to throw everyone's names back in the hat and pick out a new winner... Congratulations Sarah Hess!!! :) I will be getting your prize to you shortly!! :) I hope you love it!

Ooh and before I go I do have to mention that I am even more hyper, giddy and excited for next years Nerd HQ, as I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the live streams this year. Thank you to The Nerd Machine and everyone involved for doing such a kick ass job and for making all of us who couldn't attend, feel like we were there! :) The panels were fantastic and I think it is such an incredible event! Roll on Nerd HQ 2015!!! :) If you want to hear some inspiring stories or just sit back and listen to some wonderful, sweet people, check out The Nerd Machine's YouTube page! :)

Have you been to any summer festivals or been streaming Nerd HQ? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!! :)

Have a lovely evening!

Love Lulu. xx

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