Are We Always Looking For The Next Fresh Start?

Are We Always Looking For The Next Fresh Start?

I am always looking for a 'start date'. I might track goals and have aims but motivation is my main struggle. My bullet journal habit tracker works for me (for most things) because it focuses me to have a tick box, I feel like a failure if I don't tick it every day. I am always pushing my 'start date', looking for the next new week, the next month, the start of summer, New Years, my birthday.... I don't need much of an excuse to create a start date to motivate myself. 

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Songs Everyone Knows Somehow.

Songs Everyone Knows Somehow.

There are some things that are just life's little mysteries.....

The Bermuda triangle, what happened to flight MH370, why Instagram got rid of chronological feeds....some things we'll just never have the answer to. The latest addition to this list is how we all know the words to a bunch of songs we probably don't hear anymore - unless you're a DJ for weddings.

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Doing It For The Grid - Is It Really That Bad?

Doing It For The Grid - Is It Really That Bad?

There is always a debate about Instagram and just how real life it should be vs how curated it actually is. We all know it's the highlight reel, as 'real life' we keep it we still edit, brighten and think of a witty caption as much as the next gal. I am proud to keep my Instagram down to earth with real life captions and behind the scenes Insta stories but I am guilty of 'doing it for the gram.' 

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5 Minutes With My August Advertisers.

5 Minutes With My August Advertisers.

Bloody hell my advertisers have been actual angels this month. I decided very very late on that I was going to have a blog makeover so I had to email these 4 gals and check with them it was ok that I wouldn't have a sidebar for them to advertise on for a few days and they were sooooo fine with it. 

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Social Media Stats; July 2017

Social Media Stats; July 2017

Oh July you little beaut. After June when I was on jury service and wasn't scheduling and wasn't blogging and wasn't tweeting my stats suffered - but this month I have been back on it and more active than ever (well, like in a long time). 

And my stats reflect that....

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Pinspiration; August 2017.

Pinspiration; August 2017.

Ok so yes normally these go live on the first of the month but my blog was having a makeover and here we are, the 6th of August and only just seeing this post. In my eyes, inspiration needn't be for the beginning, for something new, we can gain it at any time - and use it. 

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I Had A Makeover!

I Had A Makeover!

In case you didn't notice (seriously how) or this is your first time visiting my blog is very different this time around. I thought I'd give you a quick tour and a lil explanation of what I did, why I did it and how, to kick us back into the blogging routine. 

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My Month In Photos - July 2017

My Month In Photos - July 2017

Another month another intro on how busy I've been, yet at the same time I feel really relaxed and calm and like I haven't been that busy? It might be due to the fact I'm writing this about to go on holiday till the end of the week and I've been living at my parents house by myself for 10 days. Of course actually house sitting at my parents house hasn't been all that relaxing, I set myself a to do list way too big to complete, ran here there and everywhere but it was a bit blissful all the same. Having a bed to myself meant I had some of the best nights sleep I've had in ages (sorry Joss) and just doing what I wanted when I wanted meant I feel pretty chill writing this........

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What's In My Suitcase.

What's In My Suitcase.

I'm off on my mini travels today for 5 days crashing the family holiday in Dorset and as I was packing last night I thought this would be a good chance to see if I actually followed my own advice when it came to mini break packing. So here's what really made the cut for 4 nights away from home......

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Things That Happened When I Moved Home For 10 Days.

Things That Happened When I Moved Home For 10 Days.

If you haven't seen me wanging on about it over on Insta stories, you might be forgiven for not knowing I've moved back to my childhood home for 10 days whilst my parents are away to house/cat sit. 

Now I've not been officially moved out of my parents house all that long, only since January but having my own place has definitely changed my mentality on coming home, whether it IS home or not anymore and what I love and not so much love about it - but that's a future blog post in the making. 

Here's a list of a few things that happened when I, a nearly 24 and a half year old actual adult human, lived alone in my childhood house for 10 days;

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Things I Wish I Had The Money For Right About Now.

Things I Wish I Had The Money For Right About Now.

I haven't been on an intentional spending ban but since finishing my house I haven't been constantly searching for homeware as much as I used to and before I knew it, it'd been months since I scoured the internet for some pieces. The problem with this I soon realised was that every store I love has all new homeware ranges in that I hadn't seen and holy fuck why is it all so beautiful? Now I want to blow all my cash on homeware I don't need and I actually don't know how not to stop myself. Think I need to give my bank card to someone else (but there's always PayPal)....

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Bullet Journals & Holidays - A Match Made In Heaven.

Bullet Journals & Holidays - A Match Made In Heaven.

Bullet journals are for lists. Holidays are for lists. Do I need to give you anymore information? 

Holidays, mini breaks, months on end away - all are lovely when you get there and a bloody minefield of organisation before you go. I have always been a holiday list maker, or make that a holiday serial list maker. Sheets on end of lists, packing lists, to do lists, to remember lists, directions, booking confirmations and about a trillion and one post it notes. 

So when I first entered the world of bullet journaling I knew my holiday lists were done, the game had changed and bullet journals and holidays are a match made in heaven. 

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My Real Life Bullet Journal Pinterest Board.

My Real Life Bullet Journal Pinterest Board.

If you read my bullet journal blog posts regularly or just lust over them on Instagram, you might be forgiven for thinking every page is perfect, a masterpiece, a sight to behold. And the reason for this? I cover up all the shit ones. 

I take pride in making my bullet journal as well as productive and functional. I am an illustrator, designing things and drawing comes second nature to me, I find it as easy as I find breathing. So what happens when I spoil a page? When I mess up a layout, when I draw a spread and hate it? I did, in my first journal, cut a page out. The journal fell apart. 

These days I have found a much more creative way of using a page I hate and making it into something I love - because that's rule 101 of bullet journaling; you make it your own.

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6 Tips For A UK Staycation.

6 Tips For A UK Staycation.

Staycation is a controversial term - for some it means in your local town or city, for me it means somewhere in your country (or strictly speaking for me, somewhere in the UK). 

I have always been an advocate for the Great British staycation, I even shared my favourite places to holiday in a blog post this time last year and this year whilst I'm not going on a big holiday, I'm racking up the miles on shorter breaks. This year I've already been to Manchester and North Wales for a few days to see my uni friends, spent a long weekend in North Devon and am off to Dorset next week with a gals holiday booked in Hampshire for September. 

With that in mind, here's my tips for a cheeky holiday in Britain; 

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How Much 'Extra' Do We Need In Blogging?

How Much 'Extra' Do We Need In Blogging?

Is blogging dead? Is simply having a blog enough anymore? Can we call ourselves bloggers if we only post video or on social media? Has the game changed? 

How much extra do we need for blogging these days? Are our audience content with just a blog anymore? I think the short answer to that one is no. 

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10 Tips For Renovating On A Budget.

10 Tips For Renovating On A Budget.

Last week I asked what type of home content you wanted to see on the old blog and the overwhelming answer I got was tips on where to find cheap accessories and tips on how to renovate/decorate on a budget. 

So not one to disappoint, here I am with renovation on a budget. 

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Friday Favourites 8th - 21st July 2017.

Friday Favourites 8th - 21st July 2017.

It's been a busy old fortnight, every day has been taken up with something or other and whilst I've had to leave a few blog posts unfinished and unposted but actually my motivation and inspiration levels are on a high. My parents are away for a fortnight and I've moved back to theirs to house and cat sit and I am taking the opportunity of being away from everyone and everything to crack on and do all the things I want to do. I want to update my media kit and get loads of blogs scheduled and fix all my broken links and make a master plan of where I want to take my blog and I am pumped to get going. 

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