Sunday, 21 December 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 50

50/52

It's less than a week until Christmas, I'm so excited! To be perfectly honest, this week has been beyond crap due to personal circumstances but I'm just keeping positive and that's why I've been slacking with blogging this week but I'm trying to get back on track.

Despite the crap week, I adopted a new kitten this week! She's called Pandora and she is beautiful. She's only 5 months old and we adopted her from Cats Protection as we always get rescue cats. I'm sure I'll be posting more photos of her since she is beautiful and she's so tiny and fluffy!

How has your week been?



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Remember To Breathe


The holidays can be an amazing time, but they usually don't occur without a little stress. Whether it's due to leaving your shopping until last minute (I'm guilty of this) or having awkward conversations with relatives or even having a lot of work to do. 

You need to remember to take a step back and breathe. Put your feet up for a little while, make yourself a hot drink and cosy up on the sofa even if it's only for 10 minutes. You'll feel better after doing this I promise.

Remember to look after yourself this holiday season and have a good time.



Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Beautiful Affordable Rings | Essential Jewellery


The other day I was in West Quay doing some Christmas shopping and I ended up popping into a shop called Essential after my friend told me she'd bought herself some rings from there.

Above are the two rings that I bought myself, however there are so many more that I'd love to buy, and I'm sure I will. The thing that shocked me the most about these rings, and the store in general is how affordable yet well made everything is. I have been wearing both of these rings on a daily basis since I bought them and they're just beautiful. I love that the rings are also sized properly so you can really find a ring that will fit.

Essential also sell necklaces, earrings, watches and a lot more. I'd really recommend you browse the website or find a store near you as there are so many beautiful items. Any items from Essential would also make a lovely Christmas present for someone.

Do you have any rings you wear on a daily basis?


Monday, 15 December 2014

Why I Love Blogging


I started this blog in 2011 and I rarely blogged to begin with, I mainly commented on other peoples blogs. However, one day I decided to start blogging 'properly' as it were, and I still love it. Yes it can be a little tricky sometimes thinking of new ideas, finding the time, getting the perfect pictures but it's a great hobby. Here are a few things I love about blogging

1. Finding and reading other blogs. 
I love reading other blogs and I also love finding new blogs who inspire me. Whenever I'm stuck as to what I should post I just spend a while reading blogs and I'll feel inspired again.

2. I can do it in my pjs and no one will know.
Okay, so now you know but I love that I can do it from bed wrapped up in my pjs and with a cup of coffee. I do love watching YouTube videos but there's just no way I could ever do them myself!

3. The support from others.
I'm left so many lovely comments on my posts and they always make me smile. I also love that I see a lot of the same people regularly commenting which makes me feel like you guys are my friends too.

4. I love make up.
This may seem a little obvious, but scrolling through Bloglovin and seeing 100+ beauty posts just brings joy. 

5. I've learnt a lot.
Finally, I've learnt so much from blogging. I've learnt how to improve my photography, how to edit my photos in a better way and I've learnt so many beauty tips from others. 

Why do you love blogging?



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Poorly Pets and Home For Christmas


I'm finally home for Christmas! Nothing beats coming home home, if you're at uni or live away from home you'll know what I mean by home home! I've come home to a lovely warm house which is a luxury and there's plenty of food in the fridge, perfect!

Earlier on this week I was on FaceTime to my Mum and she told me that my cat Smokey had been very ill and had been to the vets earlier on in the week. I didn't panic too much but then she told me how ill he had been and that he was lucky to be alive. Long story short someone had kicked him and the thought of this broke my heart and I instantly started crying. This meant that he had to have a huge operation which has a 50/50 survival rate. The vets were absolutely amazing, specifically the manager who went to check on him at 12:30AM just to see he was okay. When he had his surgery there were 3 vets and one nurse in there and he had assisted breathing too. 

He's recovered fully now and has been given the all clear by the vets and I couldn't be more grateful. As I type this he's sleeping on my lap, he's a little fighter! I just can't believe someone would be so cruel to an animal. I took him on a walk this morning as the vet suggested buying him a lead so he can still go outside but he can't run off, he was so happy!

I'm excited for the Christmas tree to be put up this week, however I'm not looking forward to un-packing everything so I might just live out my suitcase for the next few weeks!


P.S. Incase you missed my post from yesterday, you can get a personalised calendar from Snapfish for only £1.99. Here are the details!




52 Weeks Project | Week 49

49/52

This week was my last week at uni before Christmas, and it was so cute. Me and my best friends (and housemates rolled into one, perfect) did secret santa and we had party food as well which was delicious. Although I'm excited to be home because being in a warm house with lots of food is always great I'll miss them a lot. 

I also had an exam this week which is when I captured this photo of the beautiful sunrise. There is something special about watching a sunrise, it's so breathtaking.


What have you done this week? Let me know in the comments!





Saturday, 13 December 2014

Free Personalised Snapfish Photo Calander | Ideal Christmas Gift



I just thought I'd let you all know that you can claim a FREE Snapfish Kitchen Calendar by following this link. All you will have to pay is postage (it's only £1.99) and you're saving yourself £9.99. I'm going to be creating mine today and I can't wait! This would make a perfect Christmas present for anyone, especially if you know someone who's difficult to buy for!

The offer expires on 18/12/14 so just remember to do it before then.