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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. 

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. 

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. 

Living Room Wishlist | April 2018

Today's wishlist is living room/lounge/TV room/den - whatever you call it. If the kitchen from yesterday is the hub of the home then the living room is the cosy retreat in our house. Our living room is modest, we have enough room for a sofa and two chairs and the TV and a coffee table that is obnoxiously big for the space. In the evenings we shut the door to keep the heat in, draw the curtains and turn the side lights on instead of the main light. 

Kitchen Wishlist | April 2018.

Today's homeware edit is all about the hub of most homes; the kitchen/dining space. These days a designated dining room is less and less popular and eating in the kitchen and open living is more desired. We have our table in the kitchen with a bench brought out for extra guests meaning we're able to fit 6 comfortably (and a tiny two year old squished in when my niece is here too!) 

What To Ask For For Easter If You Don't Like Chocolate

So I've written one of these twice now and they have gone down really well both times so here we are in 2018 with another wishlist. 

Easter is full of chocolate, we all know that, most of us have probably already eaten a sneaky egg already. But what if actually you're not that big a chocolate fan? What if you can't eat chocolate in your diet? 

Mother's Day UK High Street Gift Guide 2018.

Public service announcement: Mother's Day is on March 11th, just a fortnight away. You can thank me later. 

Mum's do a remarkable job don't they? I've spoken before about things my mother has taught me and the older I get the more and more I appreciate what a woman she is and what she's done for us all our little lives. And now my Mum is a grandmother to a fiesty two year old and I see it replicated, what she did for us, now she does for that little girl. 

For your Mum, your grandmother, your auntie, your sister, your friends, and whatever mother figure you have in your life - here's my top picks from the UK high street to treat her to. 

Valentine's Gift Guide For The Punny.

For those of you who have forgotten - V day is approaching us with rapid intensity. Next Wednesday in fact falls the most loved up day of the year and the high street is full of heart shaped balloons and those me to you teddies we always see at this time of year. 

If like me you're more concentrating on the day before (pancake day FYI, best day of the year) then this is the gift guide for you. My fav bit of valentines is by far the punny mugs and gifts that appear in our supermarkets and the high street has not let us down this year my friends. 

10 (very) Last Minute Gift Ideas.

It might have escaped your knowledge but it's Christmas on Monday. 

You can't go wrong with stuff for the home, mugs, cosy clothes or food and you can take any of these ideas and make them work for all the ladies and all the blokes in your life. Make haste and buy my last minute pals!

9 Christmas Day Outfit Ideas.

The Christmas day outfit is like a right of passage for some of us. For some, it's the last thing on our minds but for others we've started planning it in about September. 

Me personally I am somewhere in the middle? It's definitely always a day for 'dressing up' in my house but you also have to be warm and comfortable so I tend to sack off the jeans for one day and normally opt for my tartan skirt from years ago, a christmas jumper, wooly tights and a pair of slippers. 

Whether you dress up or dress down or don't get dressed at all - here's 9 high street outfit ideas if you're looking to make a last minute treat yo damn self purchase. 

What's On My Christmas List 2017?

I think you know you're getting old when you add pasta bowls and cake tents to your Christmas list. 

A lot of people, my brother in particular who always scorns at my presents, would look at this list and feel gutted if they received some if not all of it. But I am one of those people who'd rather a Primark gift card than anything fancy or a christmas mug over a bottle of perfume. I'd be gutted if I got high end makeup, a designer bag or posh chocolates but give me little and cheap and plenty and I'm as happy as a pig in shit. 

So along with my more grown up choices of gift including recipe books and a neck wheatie I have gone with the age old classic formula of some cheap clothing, some nail varnish and some novelty Christmas homeware because you just can't beat it. 

Autumnal Homeware I've Got My Eye On.

I've put myself on a cheeky little spending ban because 1. I'm skint from booking weekends away and 2. I need money for those weekends away next month. So apart from birthday (cos obvs) and necessary spending I'm not allowed to fritter my money away on all the mustard coloured home accessories - so instead I thought I'd make a wishlist of what I wish I was spending my money on. 

Home Edit | New Kitchen.

I promised a lil while back that I'd talk about my kitchen refurb more in depth as it's where most of our time and money went when we were redesigning our house. We started the work for our kitchen just after Christmas and it was completely inhabitable for a few weeks until the work was complete. 

The work we had done was pretty major, we had to knock down some internal walls to open the kitchen up and then have a new kitchen fitted, with appliances. We had new plasterboards and plaster on the ceiling, we had a window knocked through and fitted, we had units and appliances ripped out, we had new electrics....we really went to town on it and yet only did what was 100% necessary. 

Planning A Surprise Birthday With Talking Tables. *

You might have noticed I've been on a bloggers weekend away. I shouted it from the rooftops, I instagrammed all of it and my feed has been full of it since - you'd be hard pushed not to know I'd been. There'll be a photo diary up soon about our time away, what we did and what it's really like going away with bloggers but for today I thought I'd share some snaps and details of our surprise birthday. 

(You can see all our pics using the hashtag #BloggersPitB on Instagram)

Where I Got My Accessories & Decorations | Homeware Edit

Did I or did I not promise you homeware posts every week of September? This should have been scheduled for when I was away or like preferably last Thursday but hey, life doesn't turn out like that does it? 

Instead I am typing this from the end of a very long table surrounded by other bloggers also typing away. More on that to come (or follow our hashtag #BloggersPitB) but for today, here's where I got the finer things in my home; the decorations, nick nacks and pretty bits. 

Things That Only Happen At The Supermarket (When You're Old)

There are some things in life that just happen without you noticing. One day Tesco is the place your Mum drags you to after school and you protest and make it misery until you're old enough to be life in the car...the next day you're a real life adult going to Tesco because it's your responsibility. 

There are some things that only happen at the supermarket when you're a certified old person.