The Perfect Present For The Happy Couple | Wedding Guest Gift List.

Today's gift inspiration list is gifts for the happy couple on their wedding day. Ok sure so most people ask for cash toward their home or their honeymoon these days but ya know, if in the unlikely event you have to actually think of a gift or you want to get creative then this is the list for you. My top recommendation would 100% be the personalised cheeseboard because 1. who doesn't love cheese? And 2. I bought it as a Christmas gift last year and it's fab quality and a great personalised choice. 

Dresses, Outfits, Accessories & Shoes | Wedding Guest Outfit Wish List.

Today's list - wedding guest outfits. Last year I did a wish list for people who hate dresses but this year I have added dresses I'd genuinely wear as a strong dress hater (I might be changing my opinion on that tbh). I've got dresses, separates, jump suits, shoes, headpieces, bags, clutches and jewellery so you can mix and match all the pieces and combine them to make the dreamiest outfit ever. And there should be something to cater for all budgets too so if you're strapped for cash you might find something that'll make you feel fabulous and make your bank account happy too. 

28 Things To Buy The Bride To Be | Hen Party Wishlist

If your calendar is filled with wedding receptions, hen parties, dress shopping, bridesmaids weekends and other wedded bliss related events coming up this summer then I my love have got your back. For the next couple of days I will be sharing wish lists and shopping lists to have you covered for all your wedding needs; from hen parties to outfit inspiration to gifts for the happy couple, I have it all. 

Social Media & Blog Statistics - May 2018.

So we're halfway through the year - how in the hell did that happen? 

I felt all motivated and prepared to make 2018 'my year' for blogging. I was going to pitch to brands, to secure more paid work than ever, to have a blog overhaul, a new look, a new focus, have more viral content and generally kick ass. But then the 'death of blogging' phase kicked in and we all lost motivation and social media became more the big thing and I just got too busy in my own life and here we are - I am feeling the slow decline the same as the rest of us. 

My Month In Photos - May 2018.

Oh hi bet you forgot about me didn't you? It's been a while. Maybe I'll just spend the rest of my blogging life apologising for taking impromptu breaks for the rest of my blogging career. 

The last post I wrote was that corker on GDPR and what it means for bloggers and I think that says everything about the fact I haven't blogged since then. I think it's been about a fortnight with nothing from me. I have basically spent the last fortnight in a mad rush of family stuff, business stuff, life stuff and a whole host of GDPR compliance activities. 

GDPR & What It Means For Bloggers.

The GDPR deadline is looming and businesses and bloggers alike are panicking. This guide will hopefully put your mind at ease that it doesn't need to be the big ball ache everyone is claiming it is and make it easy for you to implement the changes you need. I have already begun the steps to make my blog and businesses compliant with GDPR and take it from someone who likely is collecting a hella lot more data than you are - it can be a few small changes that take you up to date.

A Sunny Bank Holiday Weekend In Wales.

Last weekend marked 8 years since me and Joss got together and we always try and mark it with something fun. Being skint, working hard and not having the time for a fortnight's holiday in the sun we booked a last minute hotel room in a Premier Inn on the outskirts of Llanelli and headed West for a few days. 

Why I Need Two Bullet Journals Per Year & How To Migrate Over.

I am using my bullet journal as much as ever these days and I am loving it as much as I always have. I really feel like I have got into my groove with journaling and found a system that works really well for me and honestly I'd be lost without it. 

I have a shiny new berry coloured journal waiting in the wings to become my second journal of 2018 so let's get into it shall we? Why exactly do I use two Leuchtturms per year? 

The Dream Shopping List For Plant Lovers.

Oh hi just me creating a wish list for no other reason other than to find all the cacti themed things I didn't know I needed in my life. 

If like me you are obsessed with all things botanical then this is the shopping list for you. I mean sure, maybe also like me your boyfriend will cry if you bring more plant items into your home but hey, what does he know huh? 

So here's my top 35 picks from all range of budgets (yup, should have checked the price of that Urban Outfitters rug before I added it to the list) from the high street and online. 

To The Instagram Husbands.

Ah the humble Instagram husband. Those we rope into taking 91839826472647 photos of us for a single shot we're happy with instead of paying for a professional photographer who, ya know, it's their job to take good quality photos. 

5 Minutes With My Advertisers - May 2018.

It's another month and it's another set of advertisers on my sidebar for the next few weeks. If you're a long standing reader of this blog then a lot of these gals will be no stranger to you, you probably already follow them - and if you don't after all this time then really what are you playing at? 

I spose it's a testament to my blogging advertising packages that these girls return month on month on month which makes my heart all happy but I really do enjoy promoting them as people I loved long before they signed up. 

This month I have 4 returning advertisers who you'll know the faces and logos and blog names of and 2 new to my roundups that maybe you don't follow yet. Read on to see who we have!

Social Media & Blog Statistics - April 2018.

I don't wish to alarm you but I am blogging again, for the second time this month already and for the third time this week. Guys, I officially think I am back. 

Needless to say because of the shit storm that was April on my blog, with my lack of motivation came a lack of kinda anything. Not a lot of engagement because I wasn't sharing the love back. Not a lot of traffic because I wasn't bothering to promote it. I put no effort in and funnily enough, my blog didn't give me a lot back so whilst this month's report is a dismal affair on the whole, I have high hopes for May.

My Month In Photos - April 2018.

Cor blimey I feel like an amateur writing this. 

I feel all rusty and like I don't know what to say and have I maybs forgotten how to blog? I published a grand total of 10 blog posts this month, the lowest count for years and after my little life lately rant last week, I promptly gave up again and didn't write anything else. 

That being said I have some thoughts I want to publish and some ideas I want to write about for May so maybe it'll be a better month and I'll be back to it. As rusty as I feel currently I do like the way my hands fly over the keys like they've always known what to do and sharing some of my snaps and an insight into my life feels normal. We'll see. 

Life Lately - Can You Tell I Haven't Been Here?

I feel like I should be apologising for the lack of content or saying 'oh hey I'm back' as if I've been on an impromptu blogging break. Except I haven't been away, I have been ever present on social media and there has been regular content ticking over on this ol' site. 

But can you tell my heart's not really been in it? Can you tell I haven't been all that present mentally or all that committed to what I'm creating? Can you tell it's been posting for posting sake? 

Bedroom Wishlist | April 2018.

It's the last day of my wish list posts and today's comes in the form of your bedroom. One of the rooms you probably spend the least amount of time in awake but one you spend A LOT of time in during your life. It has to be calming, it has to be cosy and it has to be relaxing enough to send you to sleep - creating a bedroom really is a minefield. 

Bathroom Wishlist | April 2018.

This morning's wish list is maybe not the most glamorous of shopping lists but essential none the less. We spend so much time creating cosy bedrooms and living rooms and creating that Instagram worthy kitchen or home office but what about that unloved bathroom of yours? They're essential, they're not the fanciest of rooms in your house and you've got a lot of plumbing you need to fit in, without even thinking about tiles, flooring and grouting colours. 

Home Office Wishlist | April 2018.

This morning's wish list is geared around your home office/study/studio/spare room/blogging area/desk space. Most people granted do not have the luxury of a designated office space but chances are you're dreaming about one or you've managed to stick an Ikea desk in the corner of your spare bedroom and you're making do.