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Winter Warming Comfort Food | Beef Stew & Dumplings

Winter Warming Comfort Food | Beef Stew & Dumplings

You know those evenings when all you want to do is wrap yourself up on the sofa, light the candles on the fireplace and sit in front of the TV with a big bowl of comfort food to warm your belly? This is one of […]

We Moved Out!

We Moved Out!

So… here are we then! After the most bonkers and busy 7 days, here I am sitting on the floor of our new Sofa-less Living Room in our new home wondering how on earth I managed to pull off such a hectic week with hardly […]

Summer Reflections & Looking Forward to Autumn

Summer Reflections & Looking Forward to Autumn

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Well it seems Autumn has made a quick and sudden arrival this year. It was almost as though the clock ticked over into September 1st and  over night the flipflop and ice cream weather was replaced by drizzle and leaf fall. Not to mention the need to switch the lights on at 5pm. 

I’ve always loved this season. As much as summer is and probably always will be the focal point of my year, it can be full on and for a girl who thrives on routine and schedules and knowing what’s coming, it kind of comes along and throws everything up in the air! Especially this year. My summer was a bit of a roller coaster in all honesty. Emergency surgery, a long and ongoing recovery from a ‘routine procedure’, losing my job, returning to self employment, completing my Social Media diploma, getting a job in marketing, before a well deserved and wonderful holiday to Corfu has left my brain craving a little… consistency.

The last twelve weeks have been hard and mentally exhausting with all the ups and downs and as I look forward to September and beyond I hope this Autumn has bigger and better things in store for us.  Don’t get me wrong, Autumn isn’t going to be an easy and straightforward ride. There’s a lot going on for us over the next few months including moving out of my Mum’s into a little rented house in our village (providing the necessary referencing goes through without a glitch). We’ve lived together for over two years now, Sean and I are well acquainted with eachothers little quirks and habits and it’s come to a point where we need to make a home for ourselves and start writing that next chapter everyone always talks about. I’m so excited, nervous and relieved all at once. There was a moment back there when I thought we’d spend the rest of our lives living with my Mum & Sister, out growing our bedroom and tripping over eachother.

Here’s to a happy, healthy and relatively stress free few months ahead. Do you have any big plans for Autumn?

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2016 Goals | Part Two

2016 Goals | Part Two

With 2016 flying by I thought it would be a good idea to refresh the goals I made for myself back in January. R A I S E   £ 1 5 , 0 0 0  F O R   C H A R I T […]

Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d seen photographs, read people’s stories, looked in awe at the transformations, but absolutely nothing in this world could have prepared me for the sense of calm you feel when you arrive. Walking through the door of the Red Shoe Studio […]

FabLittleBag | Review

FabLittleBag | Review

In my last post I promised to tell you a little bit more about a great product I discovered in my July Pink ParcelFabLittleBag are on a mission to reduce the amount tampons which are flushed down the toilet and end up floating about in our rivers and seas & blocking up our sewerage systems. They’ve invented this super practical discreet little bag designed for you to use each time you change your tampon. FabLittleBag

They’re super easy to use – they have finger loops which allow you to open and close the bag one handedly, freeing up your other hand for, well, you know… the other stuff you might need your hand for when you’re going to the loo at the time of the month. You can just pop your tampon into the bag, along with the applicator and wrapper and then bin it! Or, if you’re ever caught in that wweird moment at your friends house and you can’t find their ‘toilet bin’ you can just pop the sealed bag in your handbag until you can find an alternative without running the risk of anything obviously period-y falling out on display.
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They are designed for use with tampons, but I think they’re also great for disposing of sanitary towels too. Just roll, wrap and bag.

For just £2.99 you can buy a pack of 20 for your bathroom and they also do a Handbag pack complete with case so they don’t get all lost and crumpled on the go!

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5 Me Time tips to help you refuel

5 Me Time tips to help you refuel

You know that moment when you realise you’ve been so busy running around for everyone else, be it at home, at work, for friends, family or colleagues that you’ve forgotten when the last time was that you shaved your legs, watched THAT episode of your […]

8 Easy Money Saving Tips for First Time Buyers

8 Easy Money Saving Tips for First Time Buyers

So last month we swapped spending sprees for saving every spare penny with the hope of being ready to buy our first home in time for September. Though it does mean no more NewLook Hauls and I’ve had to really hold back on treating myself to […]