Christmas Eve Traditions

Saturday, 24 December 2016

I love Christmas Eve, we've had mostly the same traditions since I can remember and its a time I can finally relax and enjoy the festive period.

Blog Plans for 2017

Friday, 23 December 2016

This year has been quite a different one for the blog but the growth has been great. I didn't expect to be able to achieve half as much as I did and a post looking back will be up in the next few days but for now I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring.

The 1975 - Cardiff

I missed yesterday's post, but I kind of had an OK excuse. I hadn't finished it when Nick came in from work and surprised me with The 1975 tickets. I was gutted after I was let down with someone telling me they had tickets for me and then after it sold out they didn't, so I was super excited. I was in my comfies writing my post while chilling with Pugsey on the sofa, it was one mad rush to get ready and get to Cardiff. So there will be two posts today! 

Christmas Holiday Plans

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

I can't believe that Christmas is only a few days away. I have managed to be able to get a whole week off this year. It is the longest I have had off since I opened my studio 2 and a bit years ago so I am super excited to have some time to spend with my family and relax.

The Piano Man Project - Kat French

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

I have been having a nightmare getting to sleep the last few weeks, after being ill my whole body clock situation has been ridiculous. So I took the opportunity to catch up on some reading because even though I have an ever growing pile of unread books, I can't seem to stop buying new ones. 

Why I Don't Like Surprises...

Monday, 19 December 2016

I hold my hands up, I hate surprises! I can't help it. I don't know when my hate started or if I was just born this way but I genuinely do hate them. 

Honey Bee Beautiful Launch Event

Sunday, 18 December 2016

This week I was invited to the Miskin Manor for the relaunch of Honey Bee Beautiful, a 100% natural skincare brand. Even though I live quite close to the venue I had never been. It was absolutely beautiful and when we arrived it was all lit up ready for Christmas, so it looked magical.

Currently Reading

Saturday, 17 December 2016

I always have more than one book on the go so that I always have something to read depending on my mood. I currently have 3 very different books sat on my bedside table.

Say Hi To Aggie The Camper

Friday, 16 December 2016

This is Aggie, my 1969 VW Bay Window Camper. She was my first car and was the best birthday present I have ever had! A few years after having the camper my dad and I decided to rebuild the engine and get it running as good as new again. Nearly every part was new or like new apart from one, which obviously then was the exact part that decided to die on me a few months down the line when I was driving home one day. 

Festive Baking

Thursday, 15 December 2016

I really miss baking when I get busy in work, it's something that relaxes me and obviously you get lots of yummy stuff to eat at the end, so when I called round to my sister's house this week we took the opportunity to break her new oven in and do some festive baking.

Supermarket Christmas Decorations

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

I have found so many cute and festive accessories to decorate the house this Christmas, in supermarkets. It's not where I would normally go to get these sorts of things but I am loving having so many bargains.

The Perfect Christmas Party Dress

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

There is nothing more annoying than when you have an event to go to and cannot find the perfect outfit, so when Lindy Bop emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in taking a look at their new Silver Screen range I jumped at the chance. 

Festive Hot Chocolate

So I failed a little on the whole blogmas situation, and didn't get a post up yesterday. But to make up for it there will be two today! There is nothing better than a lovely warm hot chocolate in all of this horrible weather so I thought I would share my favourite festive drinks to keep you cozy and full of Christmas spirit. 

Christmas Gift Guide, For Your Dog

Sunday, 11 December 2016

I absolutely love shopping for Pugsey, especially at Christmas. I am always having to sneak new outfits home for him so that nobody realises I've bought him another one. I know I'm not the only one who likes to spoil their fur baby either, so I thought I would make a list of some of the best bits I've found this year.

Instagram Lately

Saturday, 10 December 2016

New LED vlogging light | Massive Ikea haul for my sisters new house | Smashing my Wednesday To Do List | Forgetting you painted your nails different colours to try them | Bath, book and wax melts | The husband's band rocking their set | I love blogger mail | Missing Weymouth, even its doors | Christmas mug and spoon for hot chocolate with whipped cream and white chocolate stars |

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Mini Yankee Candle Haul

Friday, 9 December 2016

This haul was a lot bigger when I ordered it, there was a big sale on so by the time it went to actually processing my order a lot of the items had gone out of stock so they were unable to send them. 

Favourite Posts Of 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

I love looking back on old posts especially at this time of year. So I decided to share some of my favourites from this year with you.

Book Worm Gift Guide

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Are you struggling to find a Christmas gift for the book lover in your life? These are some of my favourite book themed gifts for the holiday season.

RCT Theatre's Dick Whittington

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

This years Pantomime in RCT is Dick Whittington and it is not one to be missed! I had the awesome opportunity of going to take some photos for the production and took my younger cousins along with me as I knew they would love every second.

Beauty Gift Guide

Monday, 5 December 2016

I have rounded up some of my favourite beauty gifts for a gift guide to suit any beauty lover you have to buy for this Christmas.

City Sirens Christmas Gig

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Last night the City Sirens held their Christmas gig in St Margret's Church, Roath. For those of you that may not have heard of the City Sirens, they are an all female a capella group from Cardiff. They perform a mixture of music from choral pieces to pop all in 3 part harmonies. 

Katjes Magic Candy Factory - Cardiff

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Katjes Magic Candy Factory, the first 3D printed candy store, opens its newest counter this weekend in Saint Davids 2 Arcade, Cardiff.  I got invited down to try out the 3D candy printers and see how it all works.

Cardiff Christmas Market

Friday, 2 December 2016

The Cardiff Christmas market grows and grows every year. What started off as a few little stalls just outside the Queens arcade has turned into a full market spanning the length of the Hayes. Even though Cardiff is only down the road from me and I go all the time it is still one of my absolute favourite places to shop, especially at Christmas.

Blogmas 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December is upon us, and the last few years I have tried and failed to complete vlogmas. So this year I thought I would give blogmas a go. I thought this would be a little easier for me to keep up with as Christmas is my busiest time of year in work so being able to schedule ahead of time has been really helpful for me.