Saturday, 28 April 2018

Blogging Breaks & Why I Need Them

Blogging is my passion. I love it and live for it. It's opened up my world in so many different ways and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunities it has given me as well as the fact you guys take time out of your day to sit and read something I've written. I adore you all.

However I'm also so thankful that you continue to come and read my blog even though I do have the occasional break from it, whether its weeks or months. I have had various breaks throughout my 4 years of blogging, mental health, illness in pregnancy or the simple and common bloggers block. You just don't know what to talk about. 

Unfortunately as much as I would like, blogging isn't my full time job. It is certainly one of my top priorities but not the thing I can invest all my time into. I have my normal job in mortgages, a baby to raise, a family to make time for, friends to socialise with all while trying to take blog photos, edit and upload them, think or and write content and then go on social media to engage and share my posts. There just are not enough hours in the day. 

My anxiety has been flaring up lately too, due to all the changes I'm going through right now, returning to work, leaving Lily at nursery when I just want to be with her all day. It just fill's up my mind meter and I can't fit much else in. I'm sure we have all been there and you just need to power through. Which is what I'm doing at the moment. It doesn't help that I've also taken on a sort of organiser role as I set up a bloggers group for my city as we just never had much going on, so I wanted to make stuff happen. So I am organising events, setting up meetings and liaising with bloggers and brands. 

I'm sure as soon as I'm back in the swing of things and got my routine I will get back to posting regularly. You might even be lucky enough to have set days so you know when to come and check! But yeah, I love you all and thank you so much for your patience and loyalty to helping me and my blog. I appreciate it so much.

Have you been through something similar? Let me know in the comments below.


Saturday, 21 April 2018

How to Match a Rug with the Floor | Interior Design*

Matching a rug with your floor is very important. It not only ensures the style of the rug looks great and works with your current d├ęcor, it also avoids buying a rug that could be too slippery or cause you to trip.
Furthermore, as flooring comes in many styles and colours, you want to choose a rug that compliments this rather than detracting from it. So, there are few things worth considering before you buy a new rug, and your current flooring is one of the most important.
The infographic below from Land of Rugs provides tips for choosing a rug for all the most popular floor types. From laminate to hardwood to tiles to carpets, you’ll find all the information you need to choose a rug that matches your flooring.
This includes how to decide on what colour and pattern works best with your flooring, along with determining the most suitable textures and styles. They’ve covered all the popular types of floors, so you should be able to buy that perfect rug for any type - great for choosing a variety of rugs for throughout the house! You can also get 10% off with voucher code 'blogger01'.


Thursday, 5 April 2018

Get To Know The Act | Stasia Buckle | Backhaus&Co Comedy

Comedy is a funny thing, literally. It cheers us up on dark days. It's a perfect addition to a date night or night in with the girls. Watching a show live however is a whole new experience. When you are sitting with your friends or partner watching it in the comfort of your own home it's great. You laugh, watch the show and probably enjoy it along with a Chinese takeaway.

A live show however is vibrant, the laughs around the room encase you in positivity and endorphins. As I have mentioned before I'm a regular now at Backhaus&Co's comedy night. It is hosted by Michael Dryburgh, there have been two so far and they haven't disappointed. His choice of acts are spot on and the room is always full of laughter. There is another one on Tuesday 10th April. The acts this month are Adele Cliff, Ben Hanlin, Chris Norton Walker and Stasia Buckle. I was lucky enough to interview Stasia Buckle to find out more about her and her comedy career - see below.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Ideal Dresses from Dresshopau*

I love dresses, they really suit my figure and just makes me feel like I am dressed up and ready to party. A lot of my old dresses I have given to charity or threw away so I'm really on the hunt to get some more and fill my wardrobe back out. I want to look at different styles and colours and really try to come out of my comfort zone with dresses. I always go for comfortable and plain. I've been looking around and found Dresshopau. They have such an amazing range for inspiration.
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