27 January, 2016

Instagram & Stationery Box Swap



Some will know that myself and Vicki from Elliebearbabi have been taking part in our own box swaps for the last year .  So far we have done a Disney box swap and a Halloween box swap. This year we have decided to do a Instagram/ Stationery theme box, all items we had to choose had to either be things like props and decor for our Instagram pictures or pretty stationery items that would obviously look good on our desks. 

So we set our budget and off we went shopping!


So here is what I received in my parcel from Vicki and I absolutely love it! 
This girl knows me so well from my favourite colours and style to the items I need. 


I love this pack of quote pencils, they are on my desk for inspiration.  I was debating if I should use these or just keep them for display, so typical of me! I do this with candles a set for show and a set to use haha. 


I love this banner kit, it will look great up on my office wall with my favourite Instagram pictures in. 


Vicki knows I'm a massive list maker, I love to have separate notebooks for things so these will come in handy. I also love the 2016 month by month calendar, I've been using it specifically for my bills and keeping up to date. 


 I love that I have a weekly planner and will be using it for the kids and their day to day activities and plans.  The balloon will probably be stuck into my organiser as I'm addicted to making my planner look all pretty, I'm spending way to many hours watching people decorate their planners on YouTube. 
Tell me I'm not the only one who does this!? 



As well as notebooks, I have a couple little folders which I plan to use on projects I'm working on. I love that they are pink and very girly as the folders I have are now plain blue and green, so boring! 


And lastly Vicki sent me a little bag of goodies with quote cards, stickers, paperclips and a gorgeous glittery bow. All of these will be to use on my organiser and making it really pretty. 

So thats what I was sent in my box and as you can see Vicki went for more of a stationery theme. 
I love doing this box swaps and hopefully we will have another one up for the summer. 

If you would like to see what I choose for Vicki then head on our to her blog



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22 January, 2016

A Letter To My Boys







Archie turns 2 next month so it seemed like the perfect timing to write this letter to my boys as I tend to reminisce just before their birthdays.
This letter is my hopes and dreams for them as well as a little advice, but not to smother them as it's their choice on how they live their lives, I as a mother can only guide them.
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07 January, 2016

Creating a Fresh Work Space






 Today's post is to show you how you can create a chic and spacious working area in your home. 
I think as a blogger one of our favourite things is creating our own little space, it may be a spare room turned into an office or even a nook in the corner of a bedroom. Where ever you choose to put your working space make it something you love and something that inspires you.
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03 January, 2016

Makeup Revolution // Ultra Salvation Lip Collection




I was out in town the other day checking out some of the boxing day sales when I picked up this Ultra Salvation Lip collection by Makeup Revolution.
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