Sweet Treats! June #Paperhaul Box

Some of you might have seen my post last month reviewing my first ever #Paperhaul subscription box. It was a brilliant collection of retro 70s inspiredΒ paper goods; many of which I thought would be ideal for my music loving Dad and brother. This month’s box has arrived this week and this one is certainly all about me!Edit 1

This months box is a sweet treats summer explosion of ice creams! Yum yum! This box has really got me down to a tee. It is crammed full of pretty pastel treats and retro inspired yummy goodness that I really appreciate all the more since I’m being good and can’t actually eat the real thing! Here is a closer look at what I got inside: Continue reading

June 2015 Goals

Hello!

I hope you’re all doing well πŸ™‚ I can’t believe June is here already! Where is 2015 going??? Almost half way there already! Anyway, here is the roundup of my May goals so you can see how I did, as well as my goal setting for June – these lists seem to be growing and growing!

May Outcomes:

Once Upon a Time Sampler – In May my aim was just to fill in the square for that month and I managed that without any problems. I seem to fly through these at the beginning of each month then it gets shelved and almost forgotten until the next month comes round! It’s a shame because it is such a lovely project and I do want to dedicate more time to it to get all of the extra elements in but until the Barcelona Sunset is out of the way it will have to wait!

Storytime Sampler

Barcelona Sunset – This month IΒ wasn’t too far off my goal. I still had some of the third quarter to finish off which I did, then I wanted to complete half of the next quarter. Ideally, I wanted to get the lizard stitched in so that I just had the big grey wall at the bottom to finish off this month. I didn’t quite make it there due to illness and various other things taking up my time in May, however, I’m really pleased with what I achieved. If I hadn’t been full of cold for the last five days I would have managed to fill in that grey section that I’m working on, and I would have felt satisfied with that, but I’m prepared to let it go because I still feel rubbish! Continue reading

Bank Holiday Shopping, Cocktails and a Catch-Up!

Hello! Did you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend? I had a great time! Particularly on Saturday when I was having a much needed catch up and shopping spree with a couple of my school friends!

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I’ve known Becky since primary school, and we met Catherine when we were in the same form at high school. We saw each other on and off throughout University but the three of us haven’t all got together for almost 5 years! Me and Becky now work in central Leeds, so Catherine made the trip over to West Yorkshire for us to all get together for some retail therapy and cocktails! We had lots of fun with lots of gossip and some good food…we were all shattered by the end of it…we need some more practice I think!

And here is a sneak peek at my shopping:

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Weekly Post Round-Up #5

Hello!

Sorry this is coming a little late, I wanted to get it uploaded yesterday but I have decided to do something a little bit different this week and I didn’t have time to get it finished until just now!

I have recorded my very first vlog! It was pretty scary but I wanted to try something new so I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! Fell free to give me some feedback or tips in the comments and if you like the video you can hop over to Youtube and subscribe to shiny new channel! I’m hoping to do about two videos a week so let me know if you’re for it or against it!

Here are the photos of the items that you might not have been able to see in the video very clearly: Continue reading

10 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait Until the Summer Holidays

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It is coming to that point in my degree when I’m am seriously ready for the summer holiday! While the Easter break is only two weeks away, I have a huge list of essays to write and books to read so it’s not going to be much of a break unfortunately! After longing for the summer I decided to share my list of top ten things I am looking forward to about the summer holidays! Continue reading

A Couple of Impulse Buys…

So last week saw pay day come, and so far I have been pretty strict and stuck to buying Christmas presents with it, but yesterday I couldn’t resist these couple of buys!

Buy No. 1.

 

After I both me and my boyfriend enjoyed the Disney jigsaw I bought last month, I couldn’t resist this limited edition Ravensburger Christmas jigsaw from work! Although we have made a start on the design, we have barely made a dent on it! This one is definitely going to tell us a bit longer than the Disney one did…

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My Week in Pictures #3

 

1. I’ll be working away on my shawl!

2. New nails!

3. That’s right, on Wednesday we’ll be carbooting to get some extra pennies because on Thursday I will be…

4. Jetting off to…

5. Rome!

(sorry for the lack of original photos today, most of the things on here I haven’t done before! And for the ones that I have, I haven’t got a photo)