Reinventing Yourself

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When I say reinvent yourself I don’t mean make yourself into someone else / someone who will be totally unrecognisable to your friends & family.

I mean changing a few things in life to make it better for you and make you happier in the process.

❤️ Give your style a overhaul if you feel like your in a slump. I know that I need to do that as my wardrobe is a mish mash of all sorts.

❤️ If your hair colour has been the same or the length of your hair is getting you down give it a bit of life and treat yourself. It’s amazing how a hair app can alter you completely. I’m growing my hair but once I’m healed from surgery I’m definitely going to treat myself to a colour.

❤️ Re-evaluate the people you have in your life that don’t make you feel good about yourself they need to go. Fill your life with inspiring people who make you feel happy everytime you see them. I have only the people who appreciate me and bring a smile to my face daily.

❤️ Changing the hobbies you have, if you had any at all to ones you’ll enjoy going to and not find them a chore. Whether it’s arts and crafts or something sporty you’ll find enjoyment in something and that’ll become your passion in life. I love writing poetry and when I’m feeling brave I sketch even though I’m not that good I find sketching therapeutic.

See just having a few changes in life can alter how you spend your days.

I hope you’ve found it helpful.

Til next time

Inspirational DIY

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If only our house wasn’t carpeted… Or maybe in my dream house I could do one of these DIYs on the stairs.

I love quotes and positivity and seeing these on Pinterest I thought I’d share incase any of you thought of doing something similar.

Some people may think this looks a bit naff but I think it’s really quirky.

Anyway my beauts Here’s to the weekend.

Lets plan for Jan

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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

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM ME TO YOU

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If you are reading this on Christmas Eve i’m glad you’ve got 5 mins to yourself to unwind before it all goes mad. I thought i would record a little message for you all.

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM ME TO YOU

I know that Christmas isn’t always a happy time for all.

I am trying to get as festive as I can, but the closer it gets to Christmas Day the more I think about my dear brother who won’t be here to celebrate. He loved acting silly at Christmas and I have fond memories of when we were younger. I hope a robin will pop in our back garden tomorrow ( Christmas Day) then I will find comfort and know his spirit is near.

So i will leave you with this playlist i found with a few of my favourite Christmas songs in it

I’ll be writing here again in a few days so keep your eyes open

Enjoy a little sing song or a dance about the house

til then my lovelys have a Happy Christmas xxx

Christmas is coming – Everyone is going mad

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This Christmas poem i wrote 4 years ago and just found it…

Christmas is coming

Everybody’s going mad

Spending hours shopping to see what bargins there are to be had

Stuff it I can’t afford it I’ll put it on the plastic card,

Knowing that in the new year problems with money will come and hit them hard

It’s great to see on Christmas Day

Your family smile and cheer

That all that effort just for one day

Is well and truly here

The food is on the table,

Each plate is piled up high,

Lunch has cost a fortune

You can’t help but lie

The day is finally over,

Now all you want to do is cry

Instead you reach for the mulled wine

and a good old mince pie.

New year arrives,

Your credit card bill comes in the post

You nearly can’t bring yourself to open it,

The thing you really have been dreading the most

Money is very tight,

The repayments are today

You pay the bare minimum,

The electric bill is in sight.

Thinking you don’t know if you can afford to have a little light.

Taking you back to that shopping trip

Where you went completely mad

Here’s some advice so take it

If you don’t you’ll wish you had

Your family and friends will love you

Whether you spent money on them or not

Don’t try and keep up with the Jones’

Just be there at Christmas and remember to smile a lot.

Hope you all get the jist of the poem

and pray that if you are reading this

It doesn’t describe you

My goal for the week ahead

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I have really missed blogging more frequently. It’s an outlet for me to write down my thoughts, give advice and try to make people smile.

I am giving myself a goal

That’s Monday to Sunday. I want to cover every topic you see in my side bar. That way it won’t be boring.

I hope you’ll come back and have a nosey and feedback, suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far

Til Monday

LISTEN UP #2 – WEEKLY INSTALMENT

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Last week I published my very first podcast – which was an introduction to what my little series would include, along with a few little light hearted stories for good measure.

I enjoyed it very much because I can just chat into my iPad freely and then add some music at the start and the end and then submit it on a Wednesday – which is today.

I just picked the middle of the week because that’s generally when people need a bit of a pick me up.

So this week I focused on self love and looking at other then pampering what could help. I think I came up with a good ten tips.

I have been verified on iTunes now so if you have apple here is the link

10 SELF LOVE TIPS ON ITUNES PODCAST

If you don’t here’s a clickable podcast on soundcloud – pretty sure if you press the play button on it then it will just play on here.

I will update you next week once I’ve uploaded it. Please feel free to mention some things you wouldn’t mind listening to on there I’m a very open person.

Til next time

Much loves xx

Letter board picks

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I bought myself a Letter Board a few months ago now to add a bit of character to my room to either inspire or make me laugh. I have a Pinterest board of some of my favourite finds so i thought I’d share them with you here.

I did have a lot more but thought I’d just put a few on.

You can pick up some cheap ones from places like Home Bargains, New look and Primark. I got mine from trusty old Amazon and got a felt background one instead of plastic. It depends on your preference.

Hope you’ve all had a fab Friday.

Heres to a lovely weekend xx

Are you a stationery addict too?

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  • Do you go into a supermarket and find yourself accidentally slipping into the stationery aisle and your eyes instantly lighting up?
  • Do you buy a pretty notepad just because, and a handful of cute pens too?
  • Do you try to justify to others why you needed those pink paperclips and a marble stapler even though you hardly ever have loose papers to put together?
  • Do you think you have enough to start a stationery shop?

Consider yourself a stationery addict

Please don’t be ashamed and know you are not alone, you definitely don’t need to give up this addiction. It’s one you can shout from the rooftops and be proud.

I’ve been one since I’ve been able to write so nearly 30 years. I cried when our local stationers shut. Just for the record, it wasn’t last week it was a fair few years ago.


What are your favourite stationery bits to buy?

 

I’ve been thinking

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Well my little brain has been doing a spot of overtime thinking. Especially all things blogging.

I want to try and cover as many topics as i can. Ones i enjoy writing and also what others can relate to and get help from.

These are the ones i have come up with

I have also been writing on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays of late. I think I’m going to just post as and when for a few weeks and see how it goes…i will definitely keep you updated if i start doing set days again.

I hope you’ll join me in future posts

Til next time