The Diary of a Pinkaholic

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.

Time To Take Note

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.

July favourites – Currently loving

Its the last day of July and what a lovely glorious one it’s been. Summer is definitely in full swing now. Roll on the next couple of months.

Here’s the best bits from July aka Chapter 7

HOT WEATHER

As I always feel the cold its been so lovely to have hot hot weather. If you aren’t from the UK you won’t know we never get sun this good so it’s quite a treat. I’ve got myself a little tan so I’m happy as I very rarely tan.

SWIMMING COSTUME

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I was drawn to it because of the cactus on it but was utterly blown away when I saw the full price of it in Primark £4…yes I thought you are going in my basket. Can’t say I’d trust it in any swimming pool as it’ll probably be see through but it’s cute.

CATS EYES SUNNIES

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I have a few pairs of sunglasses that I have had for donkeys years so I thought I’d treat myself to a pair on ASOS and these were the ones that drew me in. When they came I was hoping they would suit me as it would have been sad to send them back. Luckily they did. They were £12. I’ve worn them every day since. Thumbs up.

SONG OF THE MONTH

Since I was about 7 I have loved Gabrielle. She’s quirky and her voice really is something else. This is her latest song: SHINE. It is quite catchy. Really hoping she has an album coming out. Will keep my ears open for it.

BULLET JOURNAL

So many times this year I started making a bullet journal and it just didn’t look right, I wasn’t happy with how I was setting it out. I felt unmotivated to carry it on. So I came across this little beauty on Amazon for £4.99 and I thought if this doesn’t work then bullet journaling isn’t for me. We have a winner. It’s kept me very productive and organised. May do a flip through on here at some point.

Finally

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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I always do this, I like people to feel happy with themselves. You never know how much of a positive impact it would have on someone.

Along with these favourites I have seen two of my lifelong friends get wed a week ago, well their evening do. They had been together 13 years and thought best do it. They live on a farm so the evening do was in a barn. My wheelchair needed a clean when we got home but it was so worth it.

August is only a day away…

let the sun shine on.

Journal and planner collection

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

My Evening Routine

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Happy The Journal – My First Impression

I am so over the moon with this fabulous journal I had for Christmas from my brother…

The bro did good. More like his girlfriend did.

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So if you haven’t seen or heard of it before it is one of Fearne Cottons creations that she has put together of positive thinking in a journal type way. It is really quite clever and different. I haven’t seen one like it before.

I thought I would give you a first impression of what I think of it and a peek inside of it too.

This is my first page…It gives you a whole page to write down your wishes for the year ahead but instead of putting ‘I want’,  you write it as if it has actually has happened so in mine you can see my positive points. I came up with 10. It took me about half an hour to wrack my brains to come up with some good ones.

Throughout the journal you will see these quotes which are not only positive but powerful too. I always get that instant boost when I read a good quote.

Heres an idea if you don’t always have your book to hand you could copy the quotes down into the notes section on your phone and when you need that bit of positivity you have it right there.

Skipping to February – Each month has a theme and you probably can guess from the prompts above that Feb is Love. Even if you aren’t in a relationship they are still relatable as most of this book is pointed towards self-love and improving your life.

At the end of each day you will have a face with no mouth… here you can put how your mood was on that day and then when you flip back through its a reminder of how you felt on that day.

As you can see the pages are a bright array of pastel colours but unfortunately its a cold and miserable day with little sunlight so I just had to adjust mine to look semi-decent.

You can buy this Journal in pretty much every bookstore there is worldwide. It’s also kind to your purse too just over a tenner and has so many pages of content its well worth spending your pennies on.

If you like writing/journaling and a bit of self-development then this is going to be just the book for you.

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time…

hol