My First Try of Using a Bullet Journal

For the past week, I have been waking up and grabbing my bullet journal to help me plan my time more wisely.

I have really enjoyed trying to bullet journal. I will admit now that I was definitely not the best by a long shot but it was so much fun giving it a go.

I think this will be something that I actually stick to for once.

Now onto the fun part, here’s a little peek into my bullet journal. It’s still a work in progress. I need to work on adding more colours and finishing off a few pages but so far, I’m pretty happy with it.

Honestly, I’m still quite confused by the Index but it’s slowly starting to make more and more sense to me.

I created the May Tracker page hoping that it would motivate me to actually do stuff but that didn’t seem to work. The only reason that I was even waking up before 7am is because I have a chest infection.

I really enjoyed doing the daily planning. I loved drawing the little weather symbols every day. I think next week I will be trying out a new layout for my daily planning.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my first try at bullet journaling. Hopefully in time the smaller parts will start to make more sense to me.

If you also have a bullet journal or any bullet journal tips then let me know.

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I’m Walking For Alzheimer’s Society

As you can tell by the title of this post, I will be walking for Alzheimer’s Society in September.


I have chosen to raise money for a charity called Alzheimer”s Society, my aim being to help fund the charity and raise awareness for all the people who develop dementia. Around 225,000 people develop dementia every year – that’s the equivalent to one person every three minutes.

This September and October Memory Walks will be taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money for a world without dementia. Arm in arm, step by step and pound by pound, we will get there. Once you donate, Just Giving will send your money directly to the Alzheimer’s Society. So it’s the most efficient way to raise money – saving time and cutting costs for the charity. Please dig deep and help us walk for a world without dementia.

If you see this campaign and want to know more about Alzheimer’s Society then I urge you to have a look on their website and do some more research. You should also complete a Memory Walk of your own!

I’m not usually the type of person who asks for money but this is a cause worth fighting for and it would be so great if anyone reading this would be willing to sponsor me. You can do so by clicking here.

If you do sponsor me, let me know so I can love you forever and ever!

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Helpful Hashtags to Promote Your Lifestyle Blog

There are hashtags for everything these days from food, fashion and animals. There’s hashtags all over Instagram and Twitter, they are now even on Facebook. Finding and using the right hashtags can be really helpful for your blog.

As an #lblogger (lifestyle blogger) I find myself on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr a lot, as I’m sure you all are, trying to promote my blog. Adding even the simplest hashtag to a post on your social media can make it visible to a whole new group of people. I often share a link to my blog and add #lblogger. I scroll through the #lblogger tag and find so many more lifestyle bloggers who are interested in the same thing that I am. It’s a great way to network with other bloggers and create important relationships.

I put together a list of possible hashtags for you to use which should help you to promote your blog to a whole new world of people.

#lblogger – lifestyle blogger
#bblogger – beauty blogger
#fblogger – fashion blogger
#OOTD – outfit of the day
#haul – what you purchased
#minihaul – only a few items purchased
#potd – #photooftheday or #picoftheday
#regram – to Instagram someone else’s instagram pic
#throwback – an old photo
#tbt – Throwback Thursday
#fbf – Flashback Friday

I hope that some of these hashtags help your blog to grow. If you can think of any other good hashtags then comment them to help out fellow bloggers.

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A Disney Store Mini Haul

Today’s post is going to be a mini haul. Everyone loves a good haul post. They are probably my favourite! I just find it interesting to see what people have been buying and then if I also like it, I can go and purchase it too. It’s so much fun!

My boyfriend noticed that I wasn’t feeling super great one morning so he decided to treat me to a few awesome thing from the Disney store in Chester.

The first thing that he bought me was this adorable Sully teddy. I am in love with Sully. Monsters Inc. is one of my favourite Disney films. I can remember my mum putting it on the tv when I was younger. Now I have my own Sully to cuddle every night. This little guy was £20.95.

When heading for the till to purchase Sully, I noticed that they had the Disney Lego collectables. I have seen so many people rave about these and they all look so cute that I really wanted one. I have seen that a lot of people spend time feeling around the bag (there’s a trick to it I guess) to find which one they want. I decided to go for a complete gamble. I was so excited when I open it though! I love Maleficent!!

Also at the till, the cast member told us about the deal on the Tsum Tsum mugs. I am a huge lover of Disney mugs so I couldn’t say no. They mug is actually a great size but a big cup of tea! I can’t wait to drink from it.

That’s all for this mini haul. If you enjoyed seeing what I bought, leave a comment saying what your favourite thing was.

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A Day Spent Gardening

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I did a little gardening the other day. It was only meant to be a morning gardening session but it went on a little longer than expected.

My boyfriend came over at 8:30 like usual and he found me sorting away in the garden. I half expect my boyfriend, Simon to just pull up a chair and watch me do all the hard work but instead he grabbed a tool from the shed and started working.

That day I learnt that Simon did gardening when he went to school.  Isn’t that cool? So many more schools should get kids involved in things like gardening instead of having them say at desks learning things they will never need to know in my life. Don’t get me started on a rant about the education system though. I’ll be typing for hours..

Simon and I spend the majority of the day outside in the sun. I even managed to pluck up the courage to wear shorts and a vest without feeling the need to cover my arms and legs. That’s a huge deal for me!

The garden looks so much nicer now and I can’t wait to do it again. I never knew that gardening was so fun!

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My family, my boyfriend and I all took a little trip to Ikea to look for some little bits and bobs for my new flat. I ended up walking around, imagining my dream home and wishing that I could afford to buy everything. Ikea just makes everything look so dreamy!

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I picked up quite a few items from my little trip. I didn’t get the big stuff because the car was pretty full but I will be definitely going back so there could be another Ikea haul following this one.

So, let’s get into it..

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1. Probably my absolute favourite purchase was this duster. I am very weirdly obsessed with feather dusters. This one reminds me of my dog so I just had to get this. This feather duster only cost £4 which is admittedly a little expensive for a duster but oh well.

2. I also purchased these little hand towels. They will be great to just keep next to the sink for after I’ve done the dishes or something. These towels cost a very little 25p so we decided to get 4. You can never have too many little towels.

3. I have seen on Pinterest that there’s a lot of uses for these carrier bag holders. I can’t decide if I should use mine for carrier bags or for wrapping paper like Pinterest showed me.

4. Ikea had a display of these light shades with different patterns all over them. When I looked closer, someone had actually draw the patterns on in coloured pens. I thought that was such a lovely idea. They were only £1.50 each. We decided to buy two but I’m not sure if I should leave the plane or decorate them. What do you think?

5. The only furniture type thing that I bought was this little side table. I didn’t plan on buying furniture but we then saw this table for only £5 and decided that we need to have it. It’s such a bargain! I wanted to put it up to take a photo for you but since I’m moving soon, there’s no point putting it up until I get to the new flat.

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6. I then bought this little box of six glasses. They are pretty small so I probably won’t brink out of them often but they looked cute. I can’t remember exactly but these cost about 90p.

7. I needed to get a bush for the new flat so we decided to just buy a little one. The brush comes with a long handle so you don’t have to bend over and get a sore back to clean up.

8. I love cutlery trays. That sounds weird, I know but hear me out. There’s so many uses for them other than storing cutlery. Pinterest it if you want inspiration. I actually think I’m going to use this one for cutlery this time though.

9. I found this collection of tupperware boxes and got so over excited. Sometimes, I just look at myself and laugh. I’m a 19 year old girl that gets excited about tupperware boxes. My life is fun! I think it came with about 12 boxes in total. You could get them in a range of colours. I chose orange. I mostly did this because my boyfriend is allergic to oranges so I like to buy things in the colour orange to annoy him. I’m not a nice girlfriend..😛

10. I then found this super cheap washing up draining thingy (why can’t my brain think of what this is called?!). It’s one of those things that you have next to your sink to put the clean dishes in so that they can dry. I think this one is super cool because it has a section for cutlery which definitely over excites me.

11. Lastly, we got this washing up brush. I actually found a nicer and cheaper one but my boyfriend decided that we needed this one because it has a suction on the bottom. I can imagine that he will be sicking it to anything and everything that it will stick to. I swear, he is a little kid trapped inside an adults body!

That’s all for this haul. Keep an eye out because there will be another haul coming up soon!

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Why I No Longer Have A Instagram Theme

Instagram is like my online photo diary. I love to take photos of what I’m doing and write a little story to go with it. It’s lovely to look back at a later date and see what I looked like or what I was getting up to.

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Not too long ago, I wrote a post about having an Instagram theme which you can read here.  In the post I wrote about my chosen theme and why I chose to have a theme.

I have still been using Instagram since that post, of course. However, I lost the theme. You want to know why? Because it was just so restricting.

I found myself taking photos of things which I wanted to share with everyone. I would then have to spend forever editing it and trying to make it fit in with my theme. I became so disheartened when I couldn’t get the photo to match.

Now, I share what I want to. I don’t over think it and I don’t check that it looks good. If I like the photo and I want to share it on my Instagram, I will!

Do you have an Instagram theme? Does it work for you?

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