I left school hell of a long time ago…. 2002 to be exact.
Round about this time was the last few exams and then prepping for the big event which was PROM.
So I had been beat up by a group of girls a month before and mum and me had bought my dress in a charity shop for £17.50 and i really felt special in it but because my confidence had been knocked severely it wasn’t quite the exciting night I had hoped for.
I was a bag of nerves, that feeling of oh my god I’m gonna barf on me pretty dress but luck was on my side. That was before we had even picked up my mates.
Got there unscathed and smiles when I saw all my mates.
Photos were taken outside the venue, this one above was me and one of my besties at school Soph. I didn’t have an ounce of make up on as my face still hurt from getting beat up but my sis did my hair really lovely so I half felt like a princess.
I probably stayed for half the night and then dad had to come pick me up because I started to panic.
I can actually say I went though and it’s good to look back at pics of everyone else looking gorgeous too.
This was our last day of school with my bestie Jessica aka Trev. Still besties now and I’m blessed that we still are just as close.
Thought since most year 11s will be going to their proms this month it’ll be good to chat about mine.
Thanks for stopping by
Til next time
Hey my lovely ones,
I wanted to have somewhere where I could just randomly blog daily about whatever came to mind that I also wanted to share with whoever wanted a read. I felt that here on Holzieloves wasn’t the right place and decided to make a second blog.
Holzieloves is going to be 3 this year and I have built it up to help inspire, share my tips, my life experiences, and to entertain and I intend to keep it that way.
So my second blog is called THE DIARY OF A PINKAHOLIC and it is what it says. I have always kept a diary of some sort and i adore pink. Don’t worry the blog doesn’t talk about pink all the time. It’s whatever is going on that day and a little bit of my humour too.
if you’d like to check it out then click here
I will still be uploading 2/3 posts a week here on Holzieloves so keep your eyes open for the next one.
Hey, i hope you all had a lovely time over the new year.
So i thought for my first post of the year i would focus on planning as most of us have plans for the year however big they are.
So we have your standard one you would print out and fill in. These are ever so handy because if you mess up you can just print out another, or do it on your computer (no need to print)
If you want to be a bit more creative then a bullet journal is the one to go for as you can be as individual as you like. This is an example of one weekly spread you may want to.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with just having a notepad to keep all your plans in and writing the dates as you go along.
Lastly you’ve got a planner that’s got it all set out for you and all you got to do is put your plans in it’s designated area (this is mine) I’m going to talk through it at a later date as i think it’s fab.
I thought i would also include these 3 for the journaling lovers. Got to love a good 30 day challenge.
Hope you have fun answering these i know I’m going to
Til next time
I have this book that i had last Christmas that hasn’t even been wrote in – typical stationery addict. It’s been sat in a drawer waiting patiently for his day.
Well i have decided that this coming year he will be very much used.
This is food for thought for you too.
Start off the new year with a new book – the more pages the better. Each day make sure you pick up this book and write a page in it. No matter what it is.
It could be
- A to do list
- A log of what you did that day
- A dream you had and you want to relay back to it.
- Plans for a future project/outing
Literally anything you want.
It will get you into the habit of writing and not just the digital form.
Keep a diary separate as the book will then just become a diary. You want to make it much more than that.
There will be some really nice ones out there this time of year with Christmas sales and all that.
Hope you are all pretty much prepared for next week, for just one day. But let’s be honest it’s a special roast we’ve been waiting for all year.
For all my new readers…and old ones too.
Every Wednesday i upload a video over on my YouTube channel usually about lifestyle/mental health.
Todays video is all about journaling and planning.
I have put the collection of mine together today and chat my way through the video about them.
If you want to see what i use which journal/planner for what click on my video below.
I may possibly do a blog post at a later date talking about each one.
Keep your eyes peeled for it.
Hope your week is going great so far.
Til next time, love Holzie xx
I myself haven’t stumbled across any blog posts of late doing this kind of thing – maybe a how I edit my Instagram photos but this is totally different.
I’m gonna talk you through how I use Instagram and for good use too.
Ok so as you can see I don’t have a huge following for my blog Instagram but as you can see I pretty much follow those who follow me if I’m interested in their content. Those spam accounts or followers with 100k and following 300 don’t interest me, as I know they are just about numbers. I block them so they don’t pee me off again.
I always make sure I am giving a positive message out to others in my captions, and always use relevant hashtags. I try not to use too many hashtags but sometimes I get a bit carried away.
While on the topic of hashtags I like to follow topics that I’m really into and will give me inspiration and are motivational too. As you can see I’ve followed #Bulletjournal as I’m in the process of making one myself. There are some brilliant pages I could adapt and make my own.
The little save button on a post is great if you see a quote you like or an Etsy shop you want to revisit at a later date. You can kind of bookmark it and can put it into collections too. I don’t have too many at the mo but will definitely improve on this.
If you’d like to follow my Instagram feel free the link is here
Saying that please know that Instagram isn’t just all about self-promo. It’s about inspiring others, making someone smile and occasionally make them spend money when they see a lippy/ item of clothing/something else fabulous you’ve got and they just love it.
Thanks for stopping by
Til next time…
I remember last year doing a Morning routine for you which you can see here
So I guess you need a night one to go with it so here’s what usually happens of an evening.
I turn on my fairy lights, it gets me in the chilled kind of mood and when the lights aren’t so bright you are telling your eyes its time to unwind.
I grab myself my favourite mug and do myself an Ovaltine light drink. Because it contains malt it’s a nice drink to have before bed and aids sleep.
I get my to-do list and write on washi tape and get down all the things I want to get done the next day. Once it’s written down it’s most likely to get done.
I get my skincare products and get off all my make up as I don’t fancy panda eyes in the morning or my pillow covered with foundation. I find it therapeutic.
I have been filling in my Happy Journal by Fearne Cotton since I got it at the beginning of the year. It’s really good to get your thoughts out and into the journal.
I love nothing more than listening to love songs at bedtime they are just very soothing and help me nod off and these two stations never fail to disappoint. Sometimes I listen to a podcast or two instead which are always easy listening.
My hot water bottle always comes to bed with me. I am one of those that needs to be warm to be able to get to sleep. If I can’t get to sleep you will find me nosing through Pinterest for inspiration. It’s easy to get carried away on there.
There you have it my Evening routine. Feel free to click on the links to take you to some of my related posts.
Til next time my beauts