Category: Personal

A positive start to 2020: My advice to you

For those of you that liked listening to my podcast I have just uploaded one to get your thoughts going of what you want from life in 2020 and beyond.

Click down below to listen, you don’t need any app to tune in.

LISTEN HERE ❤️

There is always a RSS feed at the bottom of the page: click on whichever podcast you want to listen to and it’ll take you straight to it.

Let me know your thoughts.

Organise yourself

This post can apply at any time but I think January is the optimum time to do it.

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Of course having one diary can of course be helpful… But sometimes if you are a stationery addict and like getting your shit together then include some of these kind of notebooks/ journals below.

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So this is a weekly spread type diary. Where you can quickly note down what you have to do or have done. I like to use this for keeping track of when my blog posts have been published. To look back on the topics with ease. Love the little note section on the opposite side, really helpful.

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This is my book I write in every night. It has a space at the top to write what went on in the day, you could even draw there instead. It also asks you a question that gets you thinking. I like the concept of that.

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This notepad only arrived yesterday and I was so excited. It has so many pages and 10 sections. Got to plan what subjects are going in there. It was really affordable and can be used for literally anything.

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Lastly I have a 5 minute ls before bed journal which I don’t think would see you through the year so it’s one to more down special things in. I want it to be a positive thought provoking one. But you can use them as you wish. I had it for Christmas but I am pretty sure Paperchase still do it.

Am I the only stationery obsessed one around here, i hope not.

What to expect from me this year

Welcome to the year 2020, I hope you started yours off positively.

I thought I’d let you know a few things about how Holzieloves.co.uk is going to be this coming year.

In just under 3 weeks I am down for my operation. I will try and schedule some posts in whilst I am in dopey land but forgive me if i don’t comment straight away.

When my heads straight after the op I will be bringing you posts to inspire, educate and entertain you as before, but hopefully even better.

I will try and cover as many topics as I can.

I want to include videos and possibly add more podcasts again (this is still to be confirmed in my mind lol)

If you are a new reader or a returning one leave your blogs down below and I’ll go check them out 😘

Let’s do 2020

I found this one on we heart it and thought it was quite apt for this post.

Taking any bad vibes into 2020 will do you no favours. So if you are one of those that likes to start a fresh every new year this is for you.

Things that no longer serve you with happiness in your life need to be left in 2019.

Some see the new year as just another day but me personally I see it as a positive thing.

Change is 99.9% always a good idea 😘

Wishing you all a Happy New year and may 2020 be fab in every way xxx

10 years ago to now

Let’s take you back 10 years to the year 2009.

That January I had started the year with a hurting heart from being dumped just after Christmas. Turned out the bloke was a right dickhead.

I had lost a bit of weight in 2009 too after having my gallbladder out a few months before, so I was about 8 and a half stone.

Mum and me were also searching for a house as we had sold our house and needed to find one fast to move into. It was part of her divorce so decided to look for rented property. Just after Christmas that year we found it and moved in there in the Jan of 2010.

So now it’s the end of 2019 and wow what a year its been.

I started the year having my bladder out, and having a stoma, which has been quite a problematic thing so more surgery is needed soon.

I have found out who I really am, with my spirituality, my sexuality (I will fall in love with whoever I find attractive regardless of gender … Simple as that) and found out how strong I can be in shitty situations.

I’ve lost a friend I thought would always have my back, her loss. But also gained a really awesome friend she was in my year at school and I’m so glad to have her in my life as she makes me laugh so much and it feels like we’ve been good friends since like forever.

December Favourites

The last Favourites of the year. I really do like looking at all the previous months as well and see what made me happy.

I’ll leave the previous 11 at the bottom of this post if you want to have a nosey.

Here is some of Decembers bits that have made me happy.

ALIEN PERFUME DEODORANT

I never knew that I could get my favourite perfume in a deodorant/body spray until I was nosing on the perfume shop website and there it was. For 100ml it’s just perfect to fit inside a handbag. Smells beautiful. I am forever getting compliments on the scent, so it’s a no brainer to at least go get a spray of it yourself at your local chemist.

PINK WIG

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Most of you would’ve seen me wearing a couple of wigs as I’m a bit fed up of the length it is so until it’s a bob style I’ll be wearing one of my 3 wigs. This is the one I love at the moment, it is very me as I love pink.

IPAD COVER

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I have had an iPad for a year or so now, but I now have a pencil I can use to draw on it, a cheaper one than the Apple Pencil so I needed a cover that would keep it with the iPad so this is it. It’s very girly and practical. I love it.

DIARY AND JOURNAL

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Both of these are from Paperchase, one was a gift (the 5 mins before bed) and then i bought the pink one (one day one question). I love a diary/journal to write in…it’s just remembering to do it everyday. So these will be in eyeshot so I make them a habit to do.

FOOD

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These have always been the ones I reach for out of all the Haribo sweets. But it’s been about 20 years that I’ve been calling them Tangfantastics until a few days ago I spotted its Tanfastics 🙈

SONG

I heard this song on the radio one evening in bed and thought it was so lovely. The original is of course great but I thought Celine Dions voice was so pure.

QUOTE

52D0D684-62FF-4758-BC63-C27FA664CD1CThis is a quote to remind all that the best thing you need to try and be is yourself.

ALL MY FAVOURITES FROM 2019

JANUARY MONTHLY FAVOURITES

MY FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

MARCH FAVOURITES

April Monthly Favourites

Monthly favourites – MAY

June Favourites

July Favourites

Monthly favourites August

September Faves

October Favourites

November Favourites

what’s been your favourite thing throughout December…other than Christmas?

BLOGMAS #24

Wow, what an awesome 24 days it has been. Writing Christmas posts on my blog was a spur of the moment thing but so glad I did. It’s bought out my creativity and I’ve read some other bloggers blogmas posts which I loved reading .

So to finish it off I thought I would include my Christmas nails on Day 24. I painted them the weekend for a Christmas get together and yes they are my real nails…since I was 11 they’ve been that long. Mum was going to put me in for hand modelling at one stage.

I used Avons Gel Finish in the shade 12225 (like a real rouge red) typical there’s no name on the bottle.

That was the base and then I used Rimmel Glitter High Coverage in the shade 002 Ruby Crush.

I’ve had so many compliments asking if I had them professionally done. They took me all of 10 mins and I’m so happy with the results. Shows you don’t have to spend loads on your nails to get them noticed.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, thank you for taking the time to read my blog this year.

Best get planning for the year ahead on Holzieloves. If I don’t post on here before December is out I’ll definitely be back as soon as January is here.

Much loves xxx