Blogmas Day 20: 20 December outfits

Hello My loves so this is my last Blogmas post 😦 I cant believe that it is Christmas on Monday!! Today is my first day off and I am feeling so run down i feel that since October I have just been in a whirlwind of emotions and haven’t actually had any time to breathe!! So from December 1st to Today I took a photo of my outfit and looking back I have noticed that I am a creature of habit, I own lots of clothes but actually mainly end up wearing either pjs or the same kind of outfits, I’m drawn to brown and green at the moment-maybe i just want to dress like a tree?? Also I clearly find an item of clothing that I like then wear it to death haha!!! So here we go. Disclaimer there are only 19 outfits I didn’t take an outfit of the day photo on the 13th as I also didn’t do blogmas that day due to a mental health day that i took for myself 🙂

Days 1-5

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Day1: Adidas Leggings&Grey Primark Jumper. Day2: Yellow Jumper Charity shop& Black Primark Jeggings Day3: Red Jumper Charity shop Black Primark Jeggings Faux Leather Jacket charity shop Day4: Check Skirt and Red Jumper Charity shop Boots Primark Day5: Brown Skirt F&F Jumper Primark

Days 6-10

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Day6: Brown Jumper&trousers Charity shop Day7: Green shirt F&F Black Jeggings Primark Faux Fur gilet New look Day8: Brown jumper charity shop brown skirt F&F Day9: Brown Jumper charity shop, blue jeans Next scarf&Jacket charity shop Day10: Trousers Charity shop Tshirt Primark

Days 11-15

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DAY11: Grey Jumper& PJ bottoms Primark, DAY12: Grey Jumper&PJ bottoms Primark Day14: Green Jumper New look Brown Skirt F&F Day15: Christmas Jumper&Jeggings Primark

Days 16-19

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Day 16: Same outfit as day 14 I just loved it so much i thought why the hell not! Day 17: Penguin onesie Primark Day 18: Cracking out the adidas leggings and faithful primark jumper again Day 19: Green jumper new look black jeggings primark HUGE red bow Primark.

Day 20 Today

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My weasley dreams have come true! So as you may or may not be aware (if your not aware I can only assume your new to my blog in which case welcome) I am a HUGE harry potter fan and for the longest time I have wanted to buy the Weasley Christmas Jumper but I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money on one jumper SO I used a jumper I brought for 99p from the charity shop and some yellow Yarn and a thick yarn needle to create my own Weasley Jumper and I am so happy with how it turned out!! I am pairing it with my favourite skirt of the moment my brown F&F one a green beanie I brought from a charity shop and my DR marten boots for a full on weasley inspired outfit 🙂

All that remains to say is Merry Christmas Have a fabulous time and I will see you all in the New Year

Natalie Signing off until January 3rd.

Lots of Love

Me

x

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Blogmas Day 19:2018 Goals

I can’t quite believe that we are nearing the end of blogmas just tomorrow’s post to go and I am done! I hope you have enjoyed my blogmas posts 🙂 I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support this year I know that I haven’t been as active this year as I have previously I kind of fell out of love with my blog but I have got my mojo back I am happy with the content that I am creating and I have remembered why I started this blog in the first place!! I look forward to 2018 and all that it may bring 🙂 Here are the goals I would like to achieve in 2018 🙂

  • Stick to my exercise routine. I have created a really fun exercise routine with 2 rest days and I chose exercises that I love as that is honestly so important there is no point saying I’m going to join a gym and I’m going to do aqua fit and go on the cross trainer each day if you know that you don’t actually like those activities because then you will end up talking yourself out of exercising and wont get anywhere so yes I have chosen 6 different exercise activities that I love doing and switch them up so its not boring and repetative
  • Read 30 books. This is on my December 2018 bucket list. I got into a reading slump and I am really surprised by how upset at myself I got because I really love reading!! I managed to pull it back a little in November and December so yes next year I want to read at least 30 new books!
  • Take more pictures and print them out. I have so many pictures stored on my camera, my phone, my computer, facebook and instagram but haven’t actually got that many physical copies of photos and that makes me very sad so this year I want to print out photos and create some photo albums as I think later on in life I will regret not having certain photos printed out.

Three Goals. I want to live my life go on adventures spend time with my loved ones explore new places learn new things meet new people grow as a person. There is no point for me creating a huge long list of goals that I don’t actually want to achieve like who honestly wants to drink 8 glasses of water a day? Or give up chocolate? Or sky dive? Certainly not me I think these 3 goals will help me to enjoy my year and become more of the person I want to be 🙂

Are you setting any goals or resolutions?

Speak soon

Natalie

Blogmas Day 18: 2017 Review

“December already? Hasn’t This year gone quick?” I know that I am guilty of saying these things yet when I looked back for my Year Review post I couldn’t believe how long ago some of these events actually were! This year has been amazing on the whole, I have visited some amazing places, Made some amazing memories and celebrated some very exciting events in my Families&Friends Life. I was going to do a general round up but then I thought you know what….I’m going to do a month by month review instead as I did an awful lot this year so get a cuppa tea or any beverage you like really and settle in for my 2017 review 🙂

January

In case you aren’t aware my Birthday is in January so unlike a lot of people I actually really enjoy January! This month I celebrated my birthday with friends and family I had a weeks worth of celebrations I’d like to say that it was a one off but honestly I do dedicate an entire week to my birthday because why not! I also visited York for the first time and it was AMAZING (we have now been back twice already!) I also got to travel first class on the train which I have never done before so I felt incredibly fancy!

January

February

We went to our friends wedding beginning of the month which was lovely I find that now I’m married myself I am always extra emotional at weddings because I know what they are going through and I have made that commitment myself if that makes any sense! Went to bugtopia which is this cute bug center I was so brave I held a snake and a spider! The not so good this month was having our car broken into luckily the guy was caught and he hadn’t taken anything of value from our car and hadn’t caused any damage to the car either.

February

March

Did lots of training at work which I was very excited about 🙂 I changed my hours too I used to do 9-4 mon-fri but then changed to 8-4 mon-fri. Celebrated my Dad’s 50th birthday 🙂 Went to see Beauty and the Beast at the cinema with the BFFL and that was about it for March!

April

It was my grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary this month we had a photo taken (My parents, Brother, Darren and then My Auntie, Uncle and Cousins) for their gift 🙂 At Easter we went down to somerset for a few days to see Darren’s Mum we visited some cider farms, Cheddar Gorge and drove to Lynton and Lynmouth, was a super chilled few days. Then at the end of April we had our annual bank holiday getaway at Centre Parcs which was MUCH needed!!

April

May

May is the Boys Birthday so as usual I spoilt him rotten. We went to his cousins wedding reception which was nice as we hadn’t seen that side of his family for well over a year! It was actually a really warm May we got out in the Garden loads this month and we had our first BBQ of the year which is always a success in Britain if you manage to get a BBQ done!!

May

June

So when we went to York in January for my Birthday we ended up complaining to the hotel because the Bar downstairs had a very heavy wooden door to the kitchen that was banging until gone 1 am and then started again at 5:30 am meaning we hardly slept so they gave us a complimentary stay for one night which we decided to take this month the room was amazing they gave us a little gift basket and we did so many more attractions including the dungeons as it was nicer weather! We also went to London to see the bat out of hell musical which was absolutely incredible! the staging the acting the sets the atmosphere it was just an incredible night! It was another really hot month again! I got brought a new camera by Darren which has been such an amazing gift!

June

July

Saw my cousins who I hadn’t seen in YEAR’s and I mean YEARS like we’ve all got married and they have started to have kids since we last met!! Had the annual whitewater BBQ which was as always such a huge laugh!! Then I went to DISNEYLAND PARIS!!!!!! I have never been more excited to visit anywhere ever this trip was truly the most magical experience and I cannot thank HUBBY enough for organising it for me 🙂

July

August

Visited Darren’s grandparents in Hemel. I also visited the Harry potter studio tour for umm……the 6th time I think?? to see the forbidden forest expansion I am going again in December with BFFL to see Hogwarts in the snow because somehow in all 6 visits I have never visited at Christmas time! Went to Hunstanton for some fish and chips and just made the most of the nice weather and time off work, signed up to library which made me incredibly happy 🙂

August

September

Our 3 year wedding anniversary ( now that time REALLY has flown!) My parents 30th wedding anniversary they loved their gifts 🙂 September is always a bit of a hectic month as its the first month back to work settling new kids in and getting into a routine it always seems to either fly by or drag!

October

I changed my hours again at work! I now do 8-4 MON TUE WED and FRI because my health has really taken a toll on me, I was so run down and stressed I had a huge break down and finally admitted I needed some help and needed to slow down, Its a scary thing to admit and its scary to think how bad it might get in the future but for now my new hours are working for me 🙂 Another first this month we went to watch POSH (our hometown football team) Play which was a really fun day and a fun atmosphere even though we lost! October was a difficult month for me my Grandad was taken ill and I mean ILL it was a very emotional time.( update he is getting better everyday which from that week in October is something we didn’t think we would be able to say) we went to York for the Third time this year we just love that place! We also visited our local farm to pick our pumpkin again 😀

October

November

Mums 50th this month we took her to Milton Keynes to do the indoor sky dive experience which she absolutely loved! Watched some fireworks from our house which we do every year to save money as the fireworks are literally a 5 minute drive away form our house yet cost £15 to watch! Darren brought me a laptop that boy is a babe he has spoilt me rotten this year!!! Then we went back to DISNEYLAND and it was just as magical it was all decorated for Christmas and we went on ALOT more rides this time around!

November

And finally December

we made it guys well done if you are still reading this far!! This month I have been busy decorating the house for Christmas, buying presents and just enjoying time with family and friends 🙂 I have ended this year on a high BFFL asked me to be her bridesmaid so I am utterly honored to be asked and i’m very excited!! The rest of this month will be spent with family and friends and I look forward to what 2018 brings.

December

Thank you for your continued Love and support in 2017 I love you guys so very much and this year my blog has become a huge outlet for me and I feel that I have shared a lot more and connected with people more through my blog here’s to 2018!! xx

Much Love Natalie xxx

 

Blogmas Day 17: An ode to Christmas

Christmas

Cosy snuggly jumpers, fleecy blanket too

curled up on the sofa with a mince pie or two

log fire burning, snowflakes swirling at the window

looking at the calendar and wondering where you’ve been though!

We exclaim this year has gone so fast wow the time is flying by

but in reality I’ve sat watching, waiting, wishing time would fly

because you see dear Christmas you really are the most wonderful time of the year

everyone’s excited,jolly and full of festive cheer.

Christmas brings people together over food and good wine too,

wearing silly paper hats whilst watching the queen on BBC2

feeling mighty grateful that for another year

I’ve spent 25th of December with all my loved ones near.

Christmas I have tried to sum up just how much you mean to me

but a poet I am not just a woman who is grateful for the happiness that your name brings each year

Now raise a glass and let us toast here here to Christmas

CHEERS!

 

I am not at all a poet my words just tumbled from the heart I hope that you enjoyed this funny little ode to my favourite time of year 🙂

Speak soon

Natalie

 

Blogmas Day 16: Last Minute gift Ideas

DON’T PANIC! There is still 9 days to get all of your Christmas shopping complete!! I said DON’t PANIC….OK you can panic slightly I know I am!!! So I thought that I would upload this earlier than my other blogmas posts to give you plenty of time to use these ideas if necessary!!

Idea 1- Vouchers: Yes I am that person that enjoys receiving vouchers!! there are so many stores, spa’s and experience days that do vouchers and its a really quick gift to get that is always well received in my experience!! Check out Red letter days for great experience day vouchers. Also don’t forget coffee shops and android play also have vouchers too!!

Idea 2-Home made vouchers…..very different to just vouchers these are essentially vouchers you make yourself that are tailor made to to person who is receiving them, let me elaborate. If you have a friend that has children you could make a voucher that entitles them to a free day or nights babysitting provided by yourself or say you and your friend always go for coffee you could create a voucher that says you will buy them a coffee and cake on your next coffee date. There are so many possibilities for this. Alternatively for your partner you can make a date jar where you write down a bunch of date night ideas, cinema, bowling, ice skating etc make enough to last through the year and then place them in a jar for them to choose one a month ( you could also add money to pay for one or two of the dates if your feeling extra generous)

Idea 3-Hampers. There are so many different hampers that you could make I have listed a few ideas below

Pamper Hamper ( I laughed for ages at pamper hamper when said aloud…i am very tired on the day i’m writing this ok?!) Anyways yes….think face masks, scented candles, body lotions, body scrub, mini nail polish, chocolate bar and hot chocolate mix-all these items can be brought relatively cheap in supermarkets or the pound shop.

Movie Buff Hamper- Their favourite film, popcorn, share bag of crisps, Top trumps trivia cards(available in smyths) scene it board game

Food&drinks hampers Just fill them with their favourite foods and drinks.

Baking hamper- Ingredients to make their favourite sweet treat, apron, oven gloves.

Idea 4-Bake their favourite sweet treat (cake or biscuits or cheesecake) or offer to cook them their favourite meal

Idea 4.5 Chore vouchers, offer to do the washing up for a month, or wash the car once a month, or do the gardening, hoover, do the washing, do the ironing, clean the bathroom.

That is all the ideas I have for you guys today I hope that you found them useful and that you manage to get all your shopping done in time!! x

 

Blogmas Day 15: Christmas Make-up Looks

I have 3 different Make-up looks for you today I have a subtle one a more fancy one and a completely extra one let me know in the comments which looks your favourite.

So for all my looks I used the MUA concealer in shade fair to hide my eye bags, I then curled my eyelashes and used one coat of Revolutions mascara curled them again then used Benefit they’re real mascara. I also primed my face with the aqua base primer spray from revolution and used the liquid eye primer from revolution too. I then used the setting spray to keep these looks in place.

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Look One:Golden dream. This look is subtle I used a golden blush powder all over my eyelids then used an avon lipstick called toasted rose for a natural lip.IMG_20171202_135651

Look Two:Purple&Green. For this look I used varying shades of green to underline my eyes and kept my lids natural. I then decided to amp up the look using my favourite purple lipstick i love how this eyeshadow makes my eyes pop!IMG_20171202_141253

Look Three:FANCY. So if you cant be extra at Christmas then really when can you? I kept the same under eye liner as before then added a sparkly red onto my lids I then created a blended lip look with two different red shades…….Then I decided to throw some blush and highlight onto my cheeks to make it extra festive!!IMG_20171202_142912

Speak soon

Natalie

Blogmas Day 14: Bucket List for 2018

365 days. I have 365 to make new memories and do new exciting things! This list is different to my goals list this list is more fun little things that I want to have achieved by next December.

  • Visit a new City
  • Try egg nog
  • Read 30 books
  • Visit a new Country
  • Do a high ropes adventure
  • Go go Karting
  • Do an escape room
  • Cook a three course meal from scratch
  • Get my make up done at a beauty counter
  • Try one new recipe a month
  • Get a new piercing or tattoo
  • Complete a fun run
  • Get 500 followers on my blog
  • Start Vlogging

That’s all I have come up with because I have a very big year ahead of me I’m entering a new stage of my life 30! I want to really make the most of next year and I think that these 14 ideas are going to be really fun to complete! I am excited to make new memories and enjoy life 🙂