Tuesday, July 31, 2012

10 Day You Challenge - NINE

Last month I touched on this topic Loves on a daily basis with Sprinkle of Glitter's LOTD (love of the day) and I suppose my loves are also things that make me happy which I have also touched on last year when I did a 100 things that make me happy post.


DAY 2
NINE - LOVES

1)   Shaytards daily You Tube videos. My lunch time at work is made so much more fun because of their videos, I watch everyday while i eat my lunch. Their family are so inspiring, funny and above all Cute.

2)   I goes without saying ( but I'll say it anyway ) My Friends and Family ♥

3)   Shopping, what girl doesn't! If there is something I need to get I tend to go by myself as i find it easier and less distracting, but for a good old window shop you can't beat a girly day with you friends. My sister is my favorite person to shop with as she will try on my suggestions how ever wacky!

4)   Watching TV or going to the Cinema I love to get lost in a film or TV series I am currently watching the complete series of Brothers and Sisters for the second time and I've lost count the number of times I've got my Friends and sex and the City box sets out. when it comes to films Meryl Streep can do no wrong for me she holds my favorite feel good flick (Mamma Mia) my favorite Love story (Bridges of Madison county) and my Favorite Film to Cry too (Sophie's Choice).

5)   Reminiscing about anything to do with my childhood. toys, trips pictures etc. I have had a fabulous childhood I have two siblings and 5 cousins. I am the Oldest 'Kid' of the family and My Mum and Aunt had babies alternatively for approx 6 years so the six of us played,had holidays and sleep overs together and the other two came along a few years later now I have the fun of being able to take them places instead of playing.

6)   Music that is one thing I would struggle to live without It's always on, in my car, at home or on my iPod while i'm at work i and constantly surrounded by music and i have rather eclectic taste.

7)   Christmas time and Snow, Snow because despite the chaos it causes it makes everything it touches look beautiful. Christmas because it an excuse to spend time with family to chill out and of course giving and receiving presents!!!

8)   Disney, just because it guarantee to make me happy.

9)   Cooking and Baking it's real stress relief for me I love it and I have been told I'm good at it!


If you want to play along with my rules just copy the graphic below (please link back to this blog if you do) to use on your post and do each numbered list every day for 10 days. 
Let me know in the comments if you do try this out! 


Laters XXX

Monday, July 30, 2012

10 Day You Challenge - TEN

I have seen the 10 day you challenge floating around the Blog-mosphere for a while now, 
so I thought I would have a go at it. 
I did want to add my own little spin so I have used some of the old topics and mixed in a couple of my own. 
If you want to play along with my rules just copy the graphic below (please link back to this blog if you do) to use on your post and do each numbered list every day for 10 days. Let me know in the comments if you do try this out! 



DAY 1
TEN - WANTS/WISHES

1)   My family to be happy and healthy, we've been through a shit time the last 6ish years, the last 3 in particular and although there has been some truly fantastic times too we deserve some happiness.

2)   A new car Red Mini Cooper to be exact.

3)   To be Dept Free! Don't we all.

4)   I want This necklace, Oh and This one!

5)   To win the Lottery (pretty standard).

6)   This Handbag. Lush!!!

7)   To continue to loose weight but at a slightly faster pace if that's ok.

8)   I would like strained friendships a little less strained and easy.

9)   I want to Re-decorate my bedroom.

10)  To have a baby someday sooner the better!

If you want to play along with my rules just copy the graphic below (please link back to this blog if you do) to use on your post and do each numbered list every day for 10 days.
Let me know in the comments if you do try this out!


Laters XXX

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Zoo Trip

I'm back from my migraine I also had a few days to myself to re-focus Sunday was spent sort in through my Grandparents house packing stuff up, finding memories and trinkets to hold on to and trowing away odd bits and pieces. I have realized my Gramp was as much of a hoarder as my Gran was but instead of her sewing and crafting stuff he kept hold of old wallpaper and carpet RANDOM!!

Anyway yesterday I took a trip to Dudley Zoo and Castle with My cousins Lily, Linzi and her Husband Rich  and their Nephew 1 year old William. I was a lovely sunny and hot day (not complaining!!! maybe a little!)  I just wanted to share some pictures with you.





Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day Off

Sorry no LOTD today I'm in bed with a Bad Migraine will be back with you ASAP!!!

Instagram #2 ♥




Monday, July 16, 2012

LOTD Clothes # 4


Since I've been on my spending ban I haven't done a lot of window shopping I don't trust myself. However I do keep a close eye on what ASOS have and I found this cute coat which I may save my penny's for.

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, July 14, 2012

LOTD Video # 3



I actually discovered this video on one of Louise's posts and since then have watched it about 6 times I love it as a Fan of Disney this is right up my street. The girl in the video is Heather and this is her channel 
Heather Traska what do you think? Do you like Disney too?


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Birthday Wishes



I wanna wish my Bestist Friend a very Happy Birthday
 I hope you have a brilliant day. 
Love you Lots xxx

Friday, July 13, 2012

LOTD Fact or Quote # 3

I have taken to Pinerest to help me out with this on (yet again) after two weeks of quotes I fancied a fact or two let me know what you think of this.


LOL just a bit of Fun hope you liked it :)


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

LOTD Ebay #3


I love the Nautical look in particular I love blue and white striped bags I have on from Primark which is a little grubby now so I'm on the look out for a new one and a little hunt on eBay I found this lovely one which is very very reasonable. As I'm on a spending ban I won't be able to buy one yet but as soon as I do I'll let you know.



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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LOTD Books # 3


I love to cook so today's Book LOTD is a cook book and my Favourite one is Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food it is quick, easy and I guarantee anyone could cook anything in it with its picture step by step guides. In my opinion it is defiantly his best book. My favourite recipe in it and this was a tough choice is Sizzling beef with spring onions and black bean sauce.




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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

LOTD Blog Post # 3

My LOTD Blog post this week is purely down to the courage and the confidence of this blogger her name is Chastity Garner and the blog is The Curvy Girls Guide to Style and the post is Plus Sized Bikini - My Way I wish I had fraction of her confidence I would could never wear a Bikini.



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Monday, July 09, 2012

LOTD Clothes # 3



So this weeks clothes LOTD choice is an item I actually own but am yet to wear it's this scarf print sheer sleeveless shirt from Yours. I saw this in the shop and tried it on and although it fits and looks great I was unsure about the print and it is a little daring for me so much so I had to check with my sister to see what she thought and she told me to get it, so I did. (this was before my spending ban started!). However I still haven't worn it yet I not really sure how to style it so some help would be appreciated. What do you think of it?



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Saturday, July 07, 2012

LOTD Video #2


Happy Saturday


I am a Hahoosive fan of the Shaytards so today's video just to be one of theirs but with so many to choose from it was hard so I went with my favourite member of the family Babytard. If you don't know who the Shaytards are OMG you need them in your life.




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Friday, July 06, 2012

LOTD Double issue Ebay and Fact or Quote #2

I apologise I lost track of time yesterday so today will be a LOTD Double with Thursdays Ebay choice and Today's Fact or Quote


I'm not a big shopper on Ebay so haven't found anything today so I'm gonna be really cheeky and share with you my previous post with items I have put up for sale myself cop out I know but what can I say...


I love this quote which I pinned on Pinteret it's straight to the point and quite frankly it's a good reminder to myself!


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Selling Stuff on Ebay

I have recently had a bit of a clear out and have some handbags which are too good to send to a charity shop. So I have put them an Ebay to sell and thought you may like a look too. (click images for more detail or to buy.)

Matthew Williamson Butterfly Bag


Fiorelli Renoir Ruffle Bag


Cath Kidston Day Bag - Windsor Rose


Mischa Barton Olsen Bag

Thursday, July 05, 2012

60 Day Challenge!


I have taken inspiration from a couple of my favorite bloggers and have challenged myself to a 60 day spending ban over this supposed summer I started on Monday 2nd July and follow though July and Finish 30th August in time for Autumn. In recent weeks my spending has gotton a little out of control and I really need to put a temporary stop to it. 
The Rules
I CAN'T spend money on.

  1. Clothes
  2. Shoes
  3. Accessories
  4. Make-up
  5. Nail Varnish (my biggest weakness ATM)
  6. Bags
  7. Music/DVDs/Books/Apps
  8. Skin Care/ Hair Care until what I have has gone
  9. Unnecessary Food eg sweets, chocolates, take away (good for the old Diet)
What I CAN spend money on


  1. Presents for Birthdays etc
  2. Nights out with friends but on a budget
  3. Day trips including Travel/Tickets/Food while out (keeping to can't rule 9)
  4. Essentials like Food/Petrol/Bills
  5. Magazines I have to have that little treat (although the temptation of the goodies inside may be too much to take!!)
  6. Essential Home Furnishings (i'm in the process of decorating a couple of rooms)
I'm not sure how do-able this will be for me but I shall try my very best and I will be sure to confess to any slip ups. Inspiration came from the lovely ladies here and here.

Please tweet or comment below to let me know if I have inspired you to do the same and feel free to use the graphic above ( please link this post or blog with it) Have fun!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

LOTD Books #2

I got it in a bit earlier today! So its Wednesday and as we know...
Wednesday is Books


Today's book will be Chicken Soup for the Soul 

This is a feel good book full of little stories that will "Open the heart and rekindle the spirit". This is the kind of book I read over and over it's brilliant. My favorite story is called The Gift. 

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

LOTD Blog Post #2

It's a bit of a late one tonight everything has got away from me today... here goes


The blog post I have chosen this week comes from Victoria from VIPXO 


The post is actually a the Designer Inspired Ebay Basket weekly series. I love a good on trend bargain and she supplies them every Sunday on her Blog Thank you very much Victoria x

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Monday, July 02, 2012

LOTD Clothes #2

Another week another LOTD.

So as you know Moday is Clothes and its been a tough one for me I have chosen Very.co.uk this week and I could't decided on which of these Holly Willoughby dresses to choose so I am choosing both.


 I love them I have loved Holly's range since she started but could never buy from it as it didn't go up to my size. But I noticed recently she has increased her sizing up to a size 24 WOO HOO! (I currently swing between 22 and 24)


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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Instagram #1 ♥






LOTD ETSY #1

As a Crafter myself (I'm the Manager of my parents craft supplies shop) I am a lover of Etsy so was happy to see that this was Louise of Sprinkle of Glitter's Sunday choice.
Sunday is Etsy


This gave me yet another excuse for a little window shopping and this is what i found cute cloud shaped little stud earrings I actually love all the stuff from this designer could cost me!!!

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