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23/08/2016

The Weekly Vlog (25) | YOUTUBE



Homey weekends and hectic week days seem to be becoming common place at the moment in my life, the 9-5 spiced up with odd outing and many appointments so by the time it comes to the weekend I'm often playing catch up or just flaked out!  This weekend was spent playing with puppies, catching up on household chores (snooze!) and giving out makeovers to shy young ladies.  
I'm currently on holiday with my (rather large) family now so there will be a vlog coming very soon with that, for now hit play on that button below or click here to be taken to my YouTube channel.  

Hope you enjoy! See you next week!



19/08/2016

Marley Spoon Box Review | YOUTUBE



Another week, another food box!
Last week I reviewed the Marley Spoon box on the channel, cooking up the fancies and delights planned for me by the nutrition team.  The box typically ranges anywhere between £25-45 per box and promises gastronomically tasty meals for your family in the week.  Click here to be taken to my YouTube channel to watch or hit play on the embedded video below to see what we thought!


12/08/2016

Gousto Box Review | YOUTUBE



Last week I started a new feature over on my YouTube channel that kicked off a series of reviews of all of the food recipe boxes on the market.  First up is the Gousto Box, a firm favourite on the market and has had a mixed bag of reviews so we put in our order and waited patiently for our delivery to arrive.  
What followed was captured on film and edited down into a snazzy little YouTube feature.  Click below to watch the embedded video or click here to be taken to my channel.  There's even a £25 off discount code on your first Gousto box if you wanted to try one out for yourself.  Enjoy!


24/07/2016

Simply Keeping Cool | FASHION



Summer days are here finally, after many months of dreary weather and drizzly rain we are treated to some delicious sunshine.  These photos were taken during Leah's wedding celebrations and the weather was marvellous for their day, we picnicked in a school hall's garden and enjoyed a mini wedding festival with her loved ones.  It was such an idyllic and picturesque part of the world that I took the opportunity of friends with good photography skills and amazing location to shoot my outfit of the day. 
When it comes to the hot weather I love it if I have nothing to do and I'm lying by a pool, not so much if I have to be an adult and function as a human being.  Whilst I don't drip sweat much these days I do get hot, flustered and highly irritable so it's one of my top priorities to stay as cool as possible whilst the temperature is volcanic.  The way I do this primarily is wearing airy clothes that let my skin breath, I have a post coming soon on example outfits to keep cool in coming soon so stay tuned for that!







As the occasion called for something a little more formal than shorts and t-shirt, I opted for this Grazia dress from Simply Be which I'd had my eye on for a while.  You may recognise the fabric from my vlogs as I also have a maxi shirt in this from the same range, I just love the mix of geometric shapes with the floral notes.  As I had to size up a couple of times for the shirt on my bust I thought best to do the same for this dress and I'm glad I did - two sizes up and it fit like a dream.  
Now, there is copious amounts of room in the skirt so I do think if you're not that large chested you can get away with wearing a size nearer what you normally order.  I cinched mine in my a belt because it needed a little definition on the waist.

I then teamed this with some tan sandals (again from Simply Be, similar here) and my Cambridge Satchel to complete the look, throw on some sunnies and a coral lip and I was good to go.  Simply, chic, incredibly well ventilated!




 The dress is still available in a few sizes on line and I whole heartedly recommend it if you have an event coming up this Summer, like a wedding or christening - it's perfect and I got so many compliments on the day.  Maxi's are my go to for big events in the Summer, they are easy to wear and  style up or down dependant on the occasion.

What's your Summer go to to keep cool?




22/07/2016

Call To Action | YOUTUBE



This is a call to action.  
For a while now I've wanted a dog, specifically a little Yorkie boy puppy that I can call Fred and dress in bow ties, but James has been very reluctant to give in and let that happen.  I can see his logic, we live in a flat and he's concerned about the rental implications but being the whimsical person I am I'd rather get the pup then work out everything else around it.  That's how my life rolls, say yes now and think about the practicalities later... it's more fun that way.
Anyway, fast forward to present day and James has made me a deal.  If I can get this vlog to 25 likes and 1000 views then I can get a puppy.  A puppy.  A bloody PUPPY!

So I'm asking you for your help in this, if you have the time and you generally enjoy watching my weekly vlogs then please can you give me a huge big thumbs up!  Click here to be taken to my YouTube channel page or hit that embedded video below!

Thank you and enjoy!


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