What's on the jukebox, Jo?

Friday feeling post by Joanna Payne at Adventures & Tea Parties, creative lifestyle blog. Here Joanna shares her five happy things from the week and her favourite tunes. Pop on over for a dose of positivity.

Cooeeeeee, it's Friday and the weekend is just around the next corner. How was your week? Did you do something fun, try something new, see a friend, watch a band...? I hope it was good one, whatever you got up to.

I think, maybe, just maybe, I've had one of my most productive weeks to date. Instead of trying to tackle everything all at once and screeching into Friday wondering what on earth I achieved, I tried a new way of working. I'm going to give the method another go next week to see how it fairs and if it leaves me feeling positive I'll share it in a blog post. One thing I included in this new way of working, was how I manage my internet and social media usage, which I've already blogged about here if you fancy a read. I think that was a big factor in feeling productive but I'll let you know how I feel next week.

As well as getting shizzle done and blogging about internet time management, I also shared my latest Five Minute Chat with the super fabulous Lucy from Smile and Make, pinned some very cute knitting patterns for dog and started joining in on the #SewPhotoHop  and #GreatBritishQuilter Instagram challenges.

And, as it's Friday, that means picking out five happy things from the week and sharing some wonderful music. Here are my five happy moments and my five favourite songs from the week...

Happy #1 / Started a new knitting project, a massive blanket no less - I must be feeling autumnal and have a need to stay warm and cosy. Talking of which, not only has the week been about tights, cardigans and hot drinks, it's also been about looking at yummy autumnal colours, which I pinned here.

Happy #2 / Figuring out technical stuff that I thought I couldn't do.

Happy #3 / Feeling engrossed in the Paul Auster novel, '1 2 3 4' and wanting to read my way through the night. It's non-put-a-down-able.

Happy #4 / Going out for coffee and cake with the super lovely Jenn from Somerset Cool and chatting about all things creative, dogs and so much more! Ooh and it meant I got to visit the Kitchen at The Wharf for the first time, which was an added bonus. Check out Jenn's blog post about it here.

Happy #5 / Launched my new Door Keyring designs, figured out my next design range and decided on the prompts for the next 


, which I'll be sharing with you very soon, woohoo!

Lips That Bite by Downtown Boys

Burn it down by Daughter

Queen of Clubs by KC & The Sunshine Band

Waste a Moment by Kings of Leon

I Don't Want To Get Over You by Magnetic Fields

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!