No. ๐Ÿšซ

Two letters, one little word. Yet do I use it as often as I should….. ironically no, no I don’t. People tell you to say yes more, and whilst I agree that yes can lead to some amazing adventures and opportunities you also need to learn to say no more. I feel we see it as a selfish word a word that couldn’t possibly lead to adventure and opportunities but honestly it’s the word we need to learn above all else. It requires no explanation stop apologising for saying no! These past few weeks I’ve said nothing but yes, I’ve worked longer hours, I’ve gone above and beyond my role,I’ve used my free time to help out others, I’ve used the remaining free time socialsing and although I’ve loved it I am now currently on my 3rd day of being ill because I’m so run down all because I haven’t said no. You need time to relax and recharge, you need time to yourself, you need those lazy weekends you need to learn to say no! So people enjoy life, love live laugh dance create opportunities explore travel try new things……..but say no once in a while too xx

Sunny Saturday Outfit

It is super hot today! The sun is shining and im loving this weather!! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž I havent done an OOTD for so long so thought id show you guys what i am wearing today x

Sandals-asos (old) white vest top ยฃ1sue Ryder store shorts ยฃ4 boohoo sunglasses ยฃ2 primark anklet ยฃ2 primark (brought as part of a set) necklace-next (old) 

I am a bibliophile ๐Ÿ“š Part 1

Hey guys so today…I decided to sort out my book collection yeps I tackled the ever growing tower of books and I am gobsmacked…I have in my possession…..200 books ๐Ÿ˜ฎ now to some that isn’t alot and to others that’s a ridiculous amount!! So I photographed and sorted through them all and thought I’d create a series on my blog to talk through the stories I’ve read which stories shaped my childhood which stories are on my tbr pile etc so let’s get into it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

My favourite story of all time โค

Alice in wonderland. I love this story, I also have the Lewis Carroll version but I believe that’s at my parents house ๐Ÿ™‚ this is my favourite Disney movie too โค I used to sit in my garden surrounded by daisies wishing they would come to life and speak to me ๐ŸŒผ Alice is one of my favourite literary characters she’s bold brave sensible and has enough courage to totally emerse herself in this bonkers universe she taught me to always find the beauty&the extraordinary in the ordinary โค I am growing a collection of different versions of Alice because she has been drawn in various styles by various illustrators x

So there we have it my favourite book of all time. What’s your favourite? What’s your favourite Disney movie/character?

Xx

Diy embroidered t-shirtย 

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ today I’m sharing with you a t-shirt that i custamised using embroidery ๐Ÿ™‚

So I recently binge watched series 1 of stranger things and I am now eagerly awaiting October for series 2!! I really wanted a stranger things t-shirt but hadn’t found one I liked that I was willing to spend alot of money on, so I thought why not create my own? I went onto Pinterest to get some inspiration and found this picture

I thought this is it this is what I’ll make into my t-shirt design ๐Ÿ™‚

I started off with a plain t-shirt(that needs ironing!!) from primark ยฃ2.80 and marked it where I wanted the string of fairy lights and where the letters would go…..

I then added my embroidery hoop and started work…

Creating the fairy lights….

And here it is ๐Ÿ™‚ so in an episode will’s mum has strung up fairy lights and painted the alphabet under the fairy lights in order to communicate with him,whilst speaking to him he spells out run so I decided to make the R,U and N stand out to show this ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so happy with how this turned out ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Running out of ways to introduce that I spent all my money in a charity shop!

Not the most inspired title but guys as per usual I went shopping…and found some gems in the charity shops!! So let’s get into it ๐Ÿ™‚

Sue Ryder ยฃ1 store

๐ŸŒŸBrown belt with gold floral detail 50p๐ŸŒŸA boy made of blocks 25p I’ve wanted this book for a while now ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŒŸ Ted baker bag ยฃ1 not my usual colour but this was too cute to pass up ๐ŸŒŸ cream feather print shirt ยฃ1 this is oversized but I plan to wear it over a camisole top with some jeans as casual cover up ๐ŸŒŸ cats rock t-shirt ยฃ1 how adorable? ๐ŸŒŸ Moss green frill coat ยฃ1 I love the colour of this it’s so cute so me I can’t wait for winter to wear this ๐Ÿ™‚

Cancer research

๐ŸŒŸBlue shorts ยฃ2 I don’t wear short shorts I prefer a longer cut these are just what I was looking for ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŒŸwhite and black stripe shirt ยฃ1 this came with a detachable tie….not entirely sure why but there we go I won’t be wearing it with the tie! ๐ŸŒŸGreen floral print Bardot top ยฃ1 this is a Zara basics top it’s so soft I can’t even explain!๐ŸŒŸblack camisole top ยฃ1 this is literally 90s it’s got velvet floral detailing with beads and sequins!

Craft fayre

We went to a local craft fayre where there was lots of different stalls selling various handmade crafts ๐Ÿ™‚ I brought this super cute hand knitted raspberry brooch for ยฃ1 my mum then brought me this adorable necklace it’s a crescent moon with an owl pendant and rose quartz bead it is beautiful.

Miscellaneous stores

๐ŸŒŸBlack heeled shoes ยฃ3.99 barnardos these are brand new asos heels and arghhhhh I’m so happy!!๐ŸŒŸ ankle bracelet pack ยฃ2 primark ok so I’m not going to lie I’m gutted I picked these up thinking they were choker necklaces :(๐ŸŒŸowl necklace 99p age UK I couldn’t leave him there in the shop he was too cute๐ŸŒŸwhite strawberry print shirt ยฃ2.49 age UK this just looked really summery and I thought yes you need to be in my wardrobe ๐ŸŒŸyellow highneck chiffon shirt ยฃ3.50 scope I love yellow and grey together I think they are such a lovely combination! This is another really summery top ๐Ÿ™‚ and lastly this floppy scalloped edge hat ยฃ2 salvation army LOVE x
 

A photo tagย 

Hey guys ๐Ÿ™‚ the lovely Alanna has tagged me in a new tag that has been created by blondestea ๐Ÿ™‚ this is such a lovely tag and something that I very much enjoyed doing ๐Ÿ™‚ 

https://blondestea.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/a-picture-tag/ blondesteas blog ๐Ÿ™‚

http://wp.me/p5YeJf-1dh link to Alanna’s page go visit!!!!!

So here are the rules your nominator will give you 5 photo themes eg picture of your pet and you have to post 5photos that relate to that ๐Ÿ™‚ also link back to blondestea the creator of this tag and add in the text she has written for this post which is below ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Blondeโ€™s Tea, creator this tag, got tired of seeing the same tags all around and decided to create a simple tag where you just have to post one picture of five different themes (e.g. your favourite picture of yourself, the best picture you have ever taken, a picture with your sibling, etc.) that will be given by your nominator. You donโ€™t have to have photography skills or anything, it is just to spread lovely pictures on your blog and bring back lovely memories.โ€ โค

So Alanna gave me the following 5 picture prompts

1. You and your family


Here they all are the church/Gordon family ๐Ÿ™‚ x

2. Your first picture from the month of march

My cat all curled up asleep!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

3. A picture that makes you smile

My two babes 

4. Your proudest moment

Becoming Mrs Church ๐Ÿ™‚ 

5. Someone your proud of

My parents ๐Ÿ™‚ for raising 2 pretty outstanding humans from always being there for me and for being the best role models/parents/friends a girl could ask for xx

So I nominate 

Every person that likes this post!eyes get this shared because this tag is so lovely!!! So I can’t just nominate 5!!! 

My 5 photos that I’d like to see are

1. A baby photo

2. Favourite photo of yourself

3. Photo of you in your favourite outfit

4. Photo of you outdoors

5. The first photo you took from 2017 

Xx

June Goals ๐ŸŒŸ

So before we know it June will be upon us…the 6th month half way through the year!! So looking at how I’ve spent the first half of the year I am relatively happy lots happened I’ll admit!! There are a few changes I want to make and document for you guys and for myself so here are my June goals!

๐ŸŒŸWalk 10k steps a day-easy enough u have a fitbit that tracks my steps and you should walk atleast 10thousand steps a day….I however rarely reach this but everyday in june I want to walk 10thousand steps!!! 

๐ŸŒŸSocial media ban-other than Instagram once a week and wordpress I am logging off of social media because it’s still ruling my life.

๐ŸŒŸNo biscuits-theres one day exception and that is June 2nd very specific I know but I will be going to York…and the hotel always has biscuits on the tea tray and there’s no way I can stay inahotel room and NOT eat the biscuits other than that no biscuits they are my weakness and I need to loose weight and tone up!

๐ŸŒŸNo mirrors. Again when I go to York the hotel room mirrors are slightly harder to avoid however at home I am going to try and not look in the mirror for a whole month. I’ve always battled with my self confidence I am so over critical and analyse my hair my skin my spots my wobbly bits so I’m hoping that by avoiding mirrors it gives me a different mindset about what I actually see in the mirror and gives me a healthier relationship with myself xx

My life story….in a shoe ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Sixteen years old, shy, unconfident but happy. Alternative is the style pigeon hole my peers have labelled me or as you may know it…”goth” skinny black or grey jeans black h&m hoody and my black Dr Martens boots. They were my first love but that’s for another day. I needed some more convinient shoes (anyone whose worn Dr martens knows the struggle!) So one day shopping for new shoes I saw them, there they were in an array of colours and styles low top high top knee high…..they were perfect. I went inside the shop and parted with my money walking out of the shop with the thin black box that housed my new love….converse!!

My old pair did well, they walked on Cornish sands,ran through fields,took many seaside trips,danced through performing arts exams,walked the school corridors, they were worn with jeans,dungarees, skirts,dresses,tights,frilly socks,bare sandy feet. They were my trusty gorgeous babes and they served me well for 10 long years…..sadly they have passed on to shoe heaven ๐Ÿ˜ฅ but don’t be discouraged friends no no, converse.com came to the rescue!! This is not a sponsored post…boy I wish it was! This is my genuine opinion and I’ve parted with my own cash!! I decided to treat myself to a new pair (I’ve got a pay rise and decided to treat myself) I wanted another trusty pair of original black converse, well if you signed up to their email you got sent a 25%off code!! So yay! I got a new pair sent and delivered for ยฃ33!! Here they are the loves of my life…..now and forever a converse girl (I do love me some vans though!!)

Saturday shopping finds

Hello!! So yesterday I hadn’t planned to do anything but watch Eurovision…however around 2:30 I thought I’m bored why not see if mumma wants to go mooch round a few charity shops so that is exactly what we did!!

I found some amazing pieces we went to 4 chairty shops I only found items in 2 the ยฃ1 Sue Ryder shop by my house and the 99p barnardos shop near me too ๐Ÿ™‚

So let’s start at Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder ยฃ1 store

First up this gorgeous mint green shirt sleeve jumper with lace and bead detailing. It was the detailing that sold it for me! This is originally from topshop 

Next this nice simple white sleeve vest shirt. I love the embroidered flower design down either side ๐Ÿ™‚ this is a next top.

This brown cape style jacket with toggles is too cute for words! It has a green tartan print inside and a gorgeous floppy hood and it’s so warm and comfy. Originally from Zara 

Barnardos 99p shop

Cream bag from next this has so much space and compartments ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Black blazer. This is from next it’s a size 10 because I wanted to it to be fitted over the top of shirts and dresses etc. It’s the perfect fit!

Black and white horizontal stripe roll neck top this is from a brand called cooperative it’s super soft and I can’t wait to style it I’m thinking with my dungarees and converse.

Green jumper. This is a h&m basics piece you know I love me some h&m basics (well from charity shops anyway!) This is a gorgeous colour I am excited to style this piece into my wardrobe 

Yes…you read that label correctly! These are never worn topshop Joni jeans….for 99p!! I am in love these fit so perfectly it has to have been fate!!!!!! 

Now this piece….was meant to be for my big birthday next year (I’m the big 30!!!) However my parents couldn’t wait until then so I got it early. I didnt think I’d fall in love with another dress after my wedding dress…for me my wedding dress is the best most gorgeous dress I have ever owned and worn….then I got this and just wow

Its this beautiful tea dress in a cream colour with pleats a belt and….Alice in wonderland printed all over it….vintage Alice in wonderland print to be exact which is MY FAVOURITE of all time!!! So thank you so much to my amazing parents for this beautiful dress!!!!! Xxxx