Even though I haven’t stepped foot outside my front door today I have made sure that I’ve made some people smile today
I have had a couple conversations on the phone, and I made sure there was a bit of laughter in there somewhere. I always think if I’ve made at least one person happy then I am happy.
On my Instagram I couldn’t help but show the silly side of me with a good old sing-along and a Snapchat filter
Here it is 🙈
Sometimes people won’t be having a good day and might not have it in them to let you know. But a little cheerfulness goes a long long way.
The days not out so go make someone’s day.
So I bought my laptop in October 2017 and for about 3 months it looked pretty boring on the outside.
For those wondering it’s an Asus Transformer Mini.
So according to my photo album in January 2018 I decided to jazz it up a bit with some stickers I’d found on Google and Pinterest.
It was very much based on social media, blogging, and of course Netflix.
I loved it but after 22 months it started to peel a little and it just didn’t look pretty to me anymore.
So I got some more self adhesive photo paper and this is what it looks like as of today
I love my chick flicks, music, sleep, YouTube, I own a cactus, love a good quote and my cute little niece is called Daisy so that’s why they are on there.
It’s nice to add a bit of character and a personal touch to things.
Here is Em introducing herself and her blog
Hi, I’m Em. After not reading much for the past few years I decided to set myself a challenge for 2019. This challenge was to read 25 books in the year. So far at the time of writing this, we are 8 months in I am on 79 books. My blog is a place where I review and talk everything books. I’m fairly new to it (couple of months) but I’m really enjoying it and am starting to trail new ideas.
A few facts about me:
– I own (currently) over 640 books
– I have not read Harry Potter yet, hopefully this will change soon (please don’t hate me)
– I mainly only buy second hand books
YOU CAN FIND EMS BLOG HERE: Em and her books
THE REST OF HER SOCIAL LINKS ARE HERE ON LINKTREE: Em and her books
Secondly we have Paige Bowen from Paige B writes
My name is Paige. I am 20 years and about to go into my second year at Brunel university for creative writing. I’ve had a blog since 2016 but recently completely rebranded to what it is now. I am a makeup lover and am hoping to start up makeup business of my own at some point this year. I also love reading and am in the process of writing my own novel.
YOU CAN FIND PAIGES BLOG HERE: Paige B Writes
HER INSTAGRAM LINK IS: Paige B Writes
HER TWITTER LINK IS: Paige B Writes
Nexts Friday I’ll have more blog featured so keep an eye out.
Last year I had the idea of featuring some bloggers and giving them a shout out so I thought I’d bring it back this year
Starting off my Feature Friday series we have
All things Gee
Gees blog is a little escape for her and hopefully those who read it. It is mostly a blog full of book reviews, she also love makeup and beauty. It contains the odd theatre review aswell
Social media links:
I really think you should go give her blog a nosey and give it some love
Secondly we have….
House of Kesar
Marion is a lifestyle and fashion blogger based in Nairobi. She mostly blogs about things in her niche that she loves and thinks will be helpful to others.
Pinterest: House of kesar
Instagram: House of kesar
You know what to do go give Marion your support.
Look out next Friday for more bloggers you can find out about and follow.
Til then my loves
We as bloggers love to experiment with different things on the market to see what will help us as creative writers and add a bit of pyzaz to it.
Well these are some of the things that I have purchased that I wouldn’t be without.
You can click on the coloured link and it’ll take you there. (not sponsored or paid in any way)
Living in England there’s only a little sun so when it goes in before you can get a good shot something else has to be that artificial light and this ring light is just perfect. Not bulky, not over big and can easily be tucked away. You can put your phone on it and record videos or take selfies too which is a great added feature.
RING LIGHT AND TRIPOD WITH SELFIE HOLDER
If you are out and about and want to throw a bit of light on your face when you’re taking a selfie a little ring light that you can attach to your phone for under a tenner is something not to miss. Easily charged by USB or power if you have a spare plug.
RECHARGEABLE RING LIGHT FOR PHONE
If you have been looking for the tripod that you can depend on then the Gorilla pod is the best one out there in my opinion. You can bend it any way and even wrap around the tree for hand’s free photos. This one is for your camera and is under £30.
GORILLA POD TRIPOD
Then of course there’s a smaller one you can put in your bag and put your phone on it. I believe its £10. Bloody bargain.
GORILLA MINI POD TRIPOD FOR PHONE
Well I have to say I don’t use my camera that often I prefer my phone as its more to hand. When I do use a camera I grab my Sony A6000 which has fab specs and well worth getting.
SONY A6000 INTERCHANGEABLE LENS DIGITAL CAMERA
For the last few months since my upgrade I can honestly say the Huawei P20 Pro is a bloggers phone indeed. The battery life is great, the 3 cameras in it has such quality and its super slim to fit into your pocket or bag.
HUAWEI P20 PRO 128GB
I wanted a laptop that wasn’t too cumbersome and that I could take with me on the go if needed, so when I stumbled across the Asus Transformer Book Mini it was exactly what I was after. With the detachable screen and the pen I just had to get it. It was on offer when I got it but its still affordable for a nifty piece of kit.
BOOK MINI 10.1
Not every blogger will need one but if you also like making videos/podcasts or voiceovers then a microphone like this one is the perfect addition to your blogging essentials.
MICROPHONE FOR VOICEOVERS AND PODCAST
I hope by sharing my faves it may give you food for thought – more like tech for thought.
Til next time
Apologies for the absence of my blog posts, my heads been elsewhere.
I am having my big op to remove my bladder this Monday coming so I have been trying to get all bits sorted as after I’m going to be rather sore and need to take time to recover.
So today I gave myself a to do list but not one that’s going to be too much – more of a self care one so here it is
2 HOUR PHONE DETOX
I have an app called offline that you can get on the play store if you are on Android, I am pretty sure there is an alternative one for iPhone.
It stops you from using your phone for however long you set it for and only allows a few calls you’ve selected to be accepted – and I allowed Spotify so I could still listen to music. This allowed me to step back from scrolling through my phone for a few hours and do something more practical. You really should give it a go.
Not all meditation requires you to sit cross legged and going ‘omm’ but if it works for you do it. I sat up in a chair – a comfortable one, and played some crackling fire music. This soothes me for some reason and I just tried to focus on happy things, letting no negativity creep in. I done that for 20 mins and my mind definitely felt clearer after. Whatever sound or location you feel you can zone out in go with it, you might surprise yourself.
FACE MASK AND EXFOLIATION
I adore a face mask.Even if you don’t want to do a full on pampering it makes you feel like you’ve had a little bit of one. The 7th heaven ones are my favourite as they are inexpensive and come in loads of different varieties from peel off to mud. I used my body scrub from The Body Shop to make my skin silky smooth. It makes your body feel loved and not neglected just cos it’s under clothes at the moment.
SORT WARDROBE OUT
I literally had a quick nosey to see if there was anything that wasn’t going to be use to me after my operation, as having a stoma bag I’m not going to be able to wear tight things for some time. I decided that I would wait til it’s nearing the summer months and just buy myself some bits then and donate the winter bits I no longer need. Instead I sorted out my handbags and found £19.25 in change. Better than a smack in the mouth mother would say…I love her sayings.
RELAX WITH A BOOK AND MUSIC
I am saving this one until bedtime. I want an earlyish night so instead of watching the TV or YouTube I’m going to have a look on the kindle store and see what book I can get stuck into. The radio station I like to listen to at night is called THE BREEZE. If you like love songs and all the soppy songs then this ones for you, bit like Magic if you’ve heard of that station.
Taking time for yourself can be as hectic or as peaceful as you choose it to be. It doesn’t hurt every once in a while to do it.
Thanks for stopping by
Until next time
We all want a life that’s less stressful and more simple.
I came up with some pretty awesome points on how to do it over on my podcast.
Press play here to listen on Spotify
and if you don’t have spotify SoundCloud will have your back. Just press the play button also.
I suggest having a pen and paper at hand to take note.
Hope you enjoy.
Til next time