*Rings : Little Findings | *Mug : Yonder Living | Colouring Book : Amazon | Pens : Amazon I saw a great quote the other day, I can’t actually reference it because I didn’t do my usual screen shot, but it really resonated with me. I love quotes that point out the most simple, everyday things and make you look at life from a different perspective. “Write two lists, a list of your day to day routine and a list of what makes you happy. Adjust the first list accordingly” Reading this just reminds me how much I go into auto pilot mode in my day to day life. You shouldn’t have to take time out to make yourself happy and indulge – obviously that’s a lovely thing to do but if it’s something that you have to make time for then you usually won’t do it. Why not adjust the things you already do to bring you happiness on the reg? Here’s a few things on my list and what I do to make myself happier: Breakfast – I get up slightly earlier to make a lovely healthy and warm breakfast. It sets me up for the day and doesn’t actually take much longer than making a slice of toast! Drive to work – I make myself a cup of tea to have on the way whilst I listen to Nick Grimshaws show – I find him so hilarious and there’s nothing like laughing hysterically on the way to work to put you in a good mood! Drive home – I listen to queen bee – she helps me to leave work at work and put my sassy hat on Bedtime – This one I find the hardest, I try to go to bed earlier and switch of from social media. I’ve started making time to read before I sleep, I love reading but never seem to do it anymore Do you make time for things that bring you happiness on a daily basis? If not what are you going to change? Follow me on Bloglovin’ and bring a little more happiness to my day!

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whatsmysofa with Next

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the whatsmysofa event hosted by Next. They definitely know how to put on a good event and this one was no exception. As I was allowed a guest I thought I’d bring along one of my besties for some much needed girl time and make the most of a day out in London. Wardrobe and parking dilemmas meant that we were running precisely 2 hours late by the time we actually got there but we definitely had more than enough time to kill. To be honest top of my agenda was checking out the new H&M beauty range, and not spending too much money. Rosie had seen this amazing restaurant called Clos Maggiore in Time Out so we decided to try it out, when we got to the event we were informed by the Next girls that it’s one of the top places to go in London at the moment which we were pretty pleased with ourselves about! The food was incredible and who the hell cares about the food when the resteraunt looks like this!?After stuffing ourselves on squid and truffle mash – sounds weird but it worked, we decided to walk off the food babies with a light stroll from Covent Garden to Oxford Circus. Oh so foolish, my feet were bleeding, next time I decide to do something like this I’m wearing trainors! Ouch is all I have to say, we literally couldn’t take another step by the time we left the next event and resorted to an Uber then hobbling through Kings Cross to find our train! I’m not even over reacting when I say Rosie’s feet swelled to twice the size, I’ve never seen anything like it!!!Anyway, £90 lighter and 1 Zara coat heavier we headed to the event which was uh-mazing. What more do you want to do after a hard days eating and shopping than kick of your shoes with a glass of champagne, popcorn, pick ‘n’ mix and breakfast at tiffany’s ? Such a lovely event! and as always I came away with a bag of treats, old school snowies and jazzies, honestly the softest blanket I’ve ever felt and a lovely candle! All in all a good day! Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’

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How to get a good night’s sleep

I’ve never really had a great relationship with sleep. I’ve alway’s struggled to drift off right from when I was a small child to recently when I went through a period of severe anxiety, I found it almost impossible! Over time I’ve found a few effective ways of helping to relax and in my mind, when you’re relaxed your more likely to get to sleep right? Anyway, I thought I would share some of my tips for a more relaxing and peaceful night’s sleep! Clean Bedding Obviously this is the most obvious one out there, nothing makes you sleep like a baby than the scent of freshly washed sheets. Wrapped up in a crispy cocoon of washing powder will send anyone into a deep sleep! Lavender My Mum brought me this amazing spray from Avon called Sleep Serenity, I’m sure there are other variations out there but I find this one amazing. It’s not too lavender-y and is supposed to (and does in my opinion) help you drift off as the scent helps to relax you. Write a Journal Now this is something I always cringe at, who writes a journal for one and secondly, surely it’s just asking for trouble? Your Mum will definitely read it and you’re so going to get grounded! Anyway, seen as I’m 25 years old now and my Mum can’t ground me I guess I’m safe to start one! Someone at work told me about this technique which I’ve recently started and it really helps. My main problem with getting to sleep is that I have so much wizzing round in my head so every night now, even if I don’t have anything major to report on I write at least 3 pages and just empty my head onto the paper. It really helps to just clear your mind, which brings me on to the next point. Write Lists I’m a huge fan of lists, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure you get from ticking off something on a list when you’ve completed the task! I also find that writing lists is a good way of keeping things out of your mind, you’re not having to constantly remember 100,000 things and by writing a list you can prioritise things and feel like you’re life’s in order! Herbal Tea I love drinking tea and it has been known for me to have up to 5 cups a day, I know it’s disgusting but I honestly have a problem. Anyway, I try not to drink tea after 3pm – ish so that it doesn’t keep me awake (this goes for you coffee drinkers as well!) The one thing I miss is the cup of tea before bed, I feel like having a nice warm cup of tea helps you to get all cosy and sleepy. This is when I turn to herbal teas, my favourite is definitely peppermint but camomile is supposed to be the best for relaxing you if you can bear the taste! Anything caffine…

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Rhodes | Family Time

  I was a bit apprehensive about our holiday in Greece, don’t get me wrong we were going for my big sisters wedding and I was nothing but extremely excited for that! We were however, staying in a 6 bed villa, all 7 of us. It was going to be the first time we’d all been in a house together for more than a day in a good few years and it definitely could have gone either way!! Clearly, I had nothing to worry about! We all got on like a house on fire, duh, we’re family of course we did! Honestly it really opened up my eyes to how much I take my family for granted, yeah I still live with my parents so I see them everyday but I don’t really see them properly, truly enjoying their company and taking in the moment. My sisters, I’m lucky if I see them once a week and I never see the whole family in the same room except for Christmas and Easter! We’ve always been a close family, I honestly have no secrets! But as we’ve grown older we’ve grown apart slightly, I know that’s to be expected but when we all live in the same town it’s down right ridiculous to not be seeing each other more often! So with this new found revelation that, actually, we all like each other and get on pretty damn well, I decided to organise a family dinner at least once a month. We haven’t had one yet but I’m going to make sure we do and that we keep doing them! I also thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you some of my holiday snaps from the villa, my Mum really hit the jackpot when she booked this pastel beauty! Do you still have family holidays? How do you stay in touch with your family? Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin!

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Wish Want

Do you dread buying gifts or are you like me and love spending time deciding on exactly which item the person in question will love, excited to see the look on their face when they open it? Well, if you’re like me, you’re going to love Wish Want. A new website which allows you to put together your own kind of gift catalogue complete with explanations on why you chose that exact gift. You select the amount you want to spend, pick a few gift options, load it with money, and then you can send it in paper form or by email to the birthday girl (or boy). So it’s kind of like a gift voucher, but they have to pick one of the items you so carefully selected. Then the lovely people at Wish Want send their choice direct to their house, perfect! I think it’s a great idea, I hate the idea of just giving someone money as it’s so thoughtless, but this way, it’s like money in the sense that you can’t go wrong, but they know you’ve put some thought into it! The lovely people at wish want let me try out the service and I think it’s great, I’ll 100% be using it in the future and I got a great book that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for a while now, can’t wait to read it on my holiday! Go and have a look at their website, it’s also amazing for just treating yourself, the goodies are incredible!  

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