Thursday, 28 September 2017

Pretty in Pink


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Aspirations In The New Chapter Of Life

Life changes, sometimes very suddenly, sometimes by surprise, sometimes you don't even realise a major shift has happened in your everyday. Recently for me the big life change was expected but also unexpected in ways. Being a mum, you don't realise how much it can affect you and almost rewire your brain. 

Now when I watch TV and I see a girl in heartbreak I just think that could be Lily and it genuinely upsets me that one night in the distant future she could be absolutely shattered by a boy. Everything I do now is for her and our family. I want to improve our lives, I want to lose weight and be healthy for me but also so I can run around and play with her. But most importantly live as long as possible and always be there. A shoulder to cry on, a dance partner or even just a cuddle buddy if she's not feeling well. 

Having Lily has made some already strong aspirations become more in the forefront of my mind as well. I really want to be able to focus on my blog and grow it. If I can grow it to the point where I can almost have even half an income from it, I can reduce my hours at work, work more from home and spend a lot more time with Lily. I want to be there for her always, unfortunately bills and rent need to be paid which means come April time I will be back at work and handing her to someone to spend the day with. 

I really want to go back to school as such. I have been looking at open university but as I have a passion for blogging I feel literature or marketing would be a good road for me to go down. I love learning, I miss school and college and coursework. I'm such a nerd but I just think you can never learn enough. It's important to always expand your mind. Not just get a job and then become stagnant in life. 

So my main aspiration as the moment in a round up is look into going back to uni part time or from home, get fit and lose weight and just be happier in life.


Monday, 18 September 2017

4 Big Ways to Get Your Life in Order Before Your Baby Arrives*

When you have a baby on the way, you have a lot to think about. I know from experience that it's a time full of excitement but also fear. It's a frightening thing to do if you've never done it before! No one really feels like they're completely ready for a baby to arrive, but you can still try to prepare before you become a parent. Feeling like you have your life in order can be really helpful, even if you're not completely confident that everything is the way it should be. There are a few things you can do to organise your life before the big day comes and everything changes forever. Here are my top big considerations for the arrival of a baby.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday Summary #21

Not only are Sundays my favourite day in the week, we are approaching my favourite season which makes them just that little bit better. Baking, relaxing, reading, pampering, duvet days with Netflix. The day is just full of potential. I also love Sundays to prepare me for the week ahead, whether thats pre preparing some dinners or just writing a to do list. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Autumnal Boot Wishlist

Autumn is upon us, it is my favourite time of year, snuggly jumpers, hot chocolate, cosy nights in, cold dark mornings and nights and of course the boots. As a fashion lover, boots are one of my favourite pieces for Autumn, keeps your toes nice and warm and you can wear big fluffy socks without anyone knowing. I have chosen my top 3 boots on my wishlist this season. The first a classic back heel boot. These are from love the sales where they are discounted Dorothy Perkins. Everyone needs a black boot with a heel, its just the way it is. 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Crabtree & Evelyn | Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn*

Your hands go through a lot. You get dry skin, cuts and calluses. Its important to look after your hands as they often get forgotten about in the skincare/maintenance routine. In my opinion well manicured nails and soft clean skin on your hands can make a big difference in your appearance. 

Crabtree and Evelyn are one of my favourite brands, their hand creams are to die for. I've always had an issue with dry skin on my hands and it's always helped. They have recently brought out a new range and the most complimentary scent of rosewater and pink peppercorn has been added to said range. The hand therapy and recovery creams have really improved the skin on my hands and not to mention they constantly smell elegantly beautiful.

The hydrating range features the fragrance of rose petals native to the Mediterranean coast, spicy pink peppercorn, fresh peony, bright bergamot, ethically sourced Tonka Bean and Akigalawood, a new natural captive derived from Paychouli, which come together with natural ingredients to quench thirsty skin.

They have other amazing scents to go alongside these products in the new range including Lavender & Espresso to calm, Citron & Coriander to energise, Pomergranate and Argan Oil to nourish, Pear and Pink Magnolia to uplift and Goatmilk and Oat to soothe. The items that drew my eye, the Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn focuses on hydrate which help my dry skin complaints. As they each focus on one area from nourishment to energise there really is something for everyone. 

Have you tried Crabtree and Evelyn before? What is your favourite item? Let me know in the comments below. 


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Lily | Four Week Update

For some reason, time seems to just fly by when you have a newborn. It could be a mix of sleep deprivation, frequent visits off people who want to swoon over Lily and what feels like constantly doing washing. The washing pile never goes down. She gets through so many outfits, she has more clothes than me! Yesterday was actually my due date and today she is four weeks old, its crazy.

But yes, Lily is 4 weeks old. I can't believe it, looking back on older pictures, she's already growing so much. The love I have for this little cutie is unconditional and everlasting. I couldn't imagine a day without her now.
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