Saturday, 29 November 2014

Buona Notte, November

This month marked a year since I bought our dSLR camera and I had planned to write a whole blog post about my progress over the last 12 months, but then, unfortunately, I realised there's nothing new to say from what I wrote here. I've researched the lens I'm going to invest in next, so it's just a case of practise, practise, practise...

Happy Saturday!
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Friday, 28 November 2014

High Five for Friday

Woah! Where is the day going?!
I'm soooo late posting today it's unreal, but better late than never, right!

1 | Firstly, I hope all my American readers had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and that you got what you wanted in the Black Friday sales. I have to say, the Black Friday sales have exploded over here in Blighty this year - there were a few last year, but nothing compared to this year! It's crazy! It took me 20 minutes to queue and pay for a £14 wok at lunchtime today in Debenhams - that's longer than it took me to decide which wok to actually get!!

2 | This week has been much better than last, despite my constant tiredness, because Hubby is here. I didn't say anything because I didn't want the world and his wife to know that I was home alone, but Hubs went on a stag do from Tuesday until Saturday last week. He got very drunk, had a great time and has been slowly detoxing his poor poor liver this week :)

3 | As I told you last week, I'm gonna be meeting Jensen Ackles #swoon in May at a Supernatural Convention; well, the organisers only went and announced that Jared Padalecki will be tagging along too, so I'm officially gonna be meeting my two fave actors ever!! 

4 | I'm getting my hair hacked chopped off tomorrow and I CANNOT WAIT! It is way too long and it's slowly driving me insane - I'll post before and after pics to my Instagram for anyone who is interested :)

5 | Anyone reading along with Kelly and me for this month's Blog2Blog Book Club breathe a sigh of relief - to give us slackers you more time to finish Beautiful Ruins, we've postponed the reviews until Monday #yourewelcome

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Have a great weekend!
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Sorry about the lack of photos #musttryharder

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Being 30

A month a go today, I turned 30.

In this post I talked about my apprehension surrounding this milestone, but I'm here today to tell you that the past month has actually been pretty awesome.

I haven't suddenly gained a whole heap of wisdom upon joining the 30-club, nor is there a secret handshake (but man I wish there was!), in fact, day to day life is pretty much the same, however, it is my attitude and mindset that's changing.

I'm beginning to think that this whole number thing is bollocks! It doesn't matter what your age, it's more about how old, or young, you feel and about what makes you happy. The beautiful Olivia Wilde described turning 30 as the 'Cut the Bullsh-t and Go Be Awesome stage' and I couldn't agree more. Although turning 30 has taken away my chance to be 'young and reckless' (#allhailtaylorswift), it has instead granted me the opportunity to show the world who I am. 

No longer do I have to pretend to like certain things, or certain people. No longer do I have to make excuses for things I like, or hide behind the 'guilty pleasure' reasoning; 30 is allowing me to be me. Take me or leave me but I'm living my life, the way I want. Life is all about doing what makes YOU happy, living YOUR life, telling YOUR story. 

No two stories will ever be the same and that, my friends, is freaking awesome.
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cool Crimbo gifts, part 2

Yesterday we looked at some cool gifts for your children and pets, 
but today I'm going to share with you some top gifts for the men and women in your life, 
whether they're your mother, father, sister, brother, lover or bestie...

HER
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

HIM
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Happy Tuesday, peeps!
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Monday, 24 November 2014

Cool Crimbo gifts, part 1

A month today is Christmas Eve, 
the day Santa visits every child in the world and delivers them a present or two. Before Santa can do this though,
you need to buy said gifts, so today I'm going to share with you some of my top picks for your children and pets...

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

7, 8, 9, 10.

Tomorrow, we're looking at presents for the men and women in our lives...
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Friday, 21 November 2014

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday, peeps!
What a week it has been; I am knackered! It's been one of those busy weeks 
and I feel like I need a good sleep and a stiff drink tonight to recover!

Anyway, we all know why we're here...

1 | Last Saturday night, my family and I celebrated my dad's 60th birthday with some amazing food, awesome company 
and cake!

2 | I'm all caught up on both Chicago Fire and Chicago PD - what awesome shows they are!

3 | Last week I ordered a cute print from Etsy for my hallway; well it arrived on Wednesday so I bought a frame and 
now it looks gorgeous...
It's not in place on the wall yet as its new home needs painting first!

4 | Although I have not bought any more Christmas gifts this week, I have now purchased my wrapping paper, tags and bows, so I'm all ready to start wrapping the gifts I have got! #ontheball

5 | I'm looking forward to the weekend, especially as I'm off to see a friend tomorrow before spending Sunday chilling the fuck out! #winning

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Have a great weekend!
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P.S - It's gonna get Christmasy on this blog from next week!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

November's love list

This month, I'm loving...

Essie No Chips Ahead topcoat & 
Cutex Strengthening nail polish remover
I've been in love with Essie for about 18 months now but it's only this past month that I invested in their 
'No Chips Ahead' topcoat and it's life changing. Now I can wash up and have as many hot showers as I want 
and my nail polish just doesn't chip - it's amazing!! #tryit #youwontbesorry

1989
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Swifty can't half write a good pop tune!

Christmas gift buying
I don't mean to brag (who am I kidding, I'm totally bragging), but I'm over half way through my
Christmas gift shopping and I love it; at this rate I'll be done by 1st December!

Christmas lights
I'm not allowed to put them up before 1st December at home, 
but at least I have this view from my office window :)

Dark nails
I'm LOVING having dark nails, although I'm sure I'll de desperate to get lighter, brighter colours 
on them as soon as March rolls around!

Happy Friday-eve, blogland!
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

#100happydays: Week Eight

Happy Tuesday, peeps!
Time is cracking on and I'm now 57 days into my 100 happy days challenge - how time flies! 
This means there are just 43 days of 2014 left #thatshitbecray Anywayz, here's a look at week 8...

Day 50: Mushroom stroganoff in the slow cooker #mmmmm
Day 51: Episode 200
Day 52: Arrow time
Day 53: Friday night chillaxing
Day 54: Celebrating Dad's 60th
Day 55: Watching Leighton practice his archery skills
Day 56: Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

What's been making you happy lately?
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Friday, 14 November 2014

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday, dudes.
How has your week been? Mine's been busy but good; I'm sooo ready for the weekend though!

1 | On Saturday, my brother and Hubs got stuck into sorting out our garden jungle and the results are AMAZING...
Obvs there's still lots to do but there's so much more light in the house and the garden is HUGE!

2 | I don't know what's up with me but I'm ploughing through my Christmas gift buying; I'm half done already and I have an idea of what I'm getting the other half. I know, I make myself sick!

3 | As I said here, Supernatural reached a massive milestone this week: 200 episodes! The episode was amazing, a real love letter to fans, and I'm more in love with the cast, crew and other fans than ever before. This article says so much more about the 200th episode than I ever could!

4 | Talking of Supernatural, last Friday night the company who run the conventions here in the UK announced Jensen Ackles as a guest to their May 2015 convention in Birmingham. I have met most of the cast, except the two main stars, the Winchester brothers. So obviously, I had to book a ticket to go. So, I'm going to another Supernatural convention. Fingers crossed they announce Jared Padalecki as a guest too and I can meet both of them and never have to spend crazy money going to another convention ever again. #toooldandtooskint

5 | I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend that includes a meal out with my family to celebrate my dad's birthday, another milestone - 60!

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Have a good one!
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