Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year - 2014, the little things







Hello guys,
So its the end of 2014, this past year has been the best year of my life.
2012 & 2013 were tough so I'm so grateful that 2014 was a lot better.

There was lot of big events like weddings & concerts, but it was really the small things that made it my year. Here are a few of the thing that happened in 2014.

I did exams and was really happy at my results.
Went wedding dress shopping for my sisters wedding.


Went on holidays for the first time in 5 years.
Fell further in love with music.
Explored old ruins 
 

Went to an engagement party
Made some new blogging friends
Explored London.
 

Leaned a new language
Went to 2 hen party's.
Toasted marshmallows
 
 
Became really close to my brother-in-laws family
Eat my first macaroon ( I even got a free one)
Had afternoon tea for the first time.
 

Carol sang in a nursing home with friends.
Took photobooth pictures.
Got my make-up done by a make-up artist twice.

 
Went to my cousins wedding with two of my closest friends.
Went out for dinner with all of my cousins and aunts.
Went to a one Direction/5 Seconds of Summer concert.
 
 
Made new life long friends.
Went to an Ed Sheeran concert.
Went to a music festival.
 
 
Leaned to play a new instrument.
Took a lot of pictures of nature (especially sunsets).
Watched the sun rise.


Celebrated results with my bestest friends.
Took polaroid's.
Went to see the Coronas in concert.


Went ice-skating.
Hit 1.5 thousand page views on this blog. ( thank you so much for that).
Went to Starbucks twice in a week.(the closest Starbucks is a few hours away).
 

Saw my sister walk down the aisle.
Pretended to be Kim Kardashion (don't ask).
Saw Big Ben.
 
 
 
I had a really lovely year & I hope you did too.
Let me know in the comments bellow.

But before I sign off I just want to thank each and everyone of you who have read my blog or commented your support means so much to me.
I have a couple of things planned for 2015 so make sure oto stick around.
Happy New Year!
Heres to 2015!

Love always,
 & always,
 



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Spread a little joy this Christmas.




Hey guys,

So It’s that time of year again....frantically buying Christmas presents, decorating the house, fighting over the last turkey in the shops. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle & bustle of Christmas time. The holiday season is a time of spreading happiness & joy.

But sometimes we tend to forget others less fortunate than us. This year I strongly encourage you to help people who are less fortunate. You don’t need to spend your money if you don’t have it. There are many ways to help. Spread a little joy to someone else this Christmas. Not only will you be helping them but you will feel great after. I just think it’s important to help others especially during the holiday season.
 

 
Here are some ways you can help.

1. Give old usable clothes or toys to homeless shelters
Up to 100 million people are homeless throughout the world, the majority of them women and children.Homelessness is all around us & is a local issue no matter where you live. Focus Ireland estimates that there are up to 5,000 people at any one time who are homeless in Ireland.
This year a couple of friends & I are having a clothes collection for the local homeless. This could be a great idea you & your community could get involved in. Be Santa to the homeless this year.

2. Volunteer your time
Whether its in a food kitchen, youth club or homeless shelter. You time is a fantastic asset to have. An extra pair of hands is always appreciated. Look for opportunities in your local area, everyone has a skill to contribute.

3. Visit a nursing home
This is something I have done twice recently. A group of us visited a couple of nursing homes & sang Christmas carols. This is honestly one of the best things I have ever done. To see the elderly & sick smiling & clapping as we sang was truly amazing. It was a heart warming experience.

4. Donate money
If you have the money this year it was be a great idea to donate to a charity or cause of your choice. If you don’t have money you could always fundraise with friends. There are plenty of ways to do so.

5.Spread awareness
Talk about it, to friends, family anyone & everyone who will listen. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to spread awareness. If you have a blogged  about it. If you are passionate about any charity or illness let people know.

If you have done any of these things let me know in the comments below.
If you have blogged this topic I would love to read it.

Love always,




Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Things I love about Christmas


Hey guys,

 Since it’s getting closer to Christmas I decided to do one of my most popular posts.
 ‘ Things I Love about_____'. Summer of 2013 I did a‘Things I love about Summer’ post & it ended up being my most popular post. So hopefully you guys will like this

Since everybody is getting into the Christmas mood I decided to do make a list of the things I love about Christmas.


1. The smells
2. The atmosphere
3. The Lights



4. Seeing family
5. Mass
6. Dressing up
7. Nephews seeing Santa



8. Wrapping & decorating Christmas presents


9. Christmas Shopping
10. Coziness & warmth
11. Music



12. Last minute shopping with dad
13.Christmas candles
14. Christmas movies
15. The food



16. Pj’s get cozier
17. Advent calendars
18. Christmas party's
19. Craft fairs & Christmas markets



20. Watching the nativity play
21. Ice –skating
22. Writing cards

Let me know in the comments what you guys love about Christmas!

Love always,


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas - Budget to Blowout: For the fashion lover

Christmas Gift Ideas; for the fashion lover


Hey guys,
Today will be my last installment of my Christmas Gift Guide. Hopefully this will help any of you who are planning on doing a bit of Christmas shopping this weekend. I might actually make a start on my shopping.

Today’s gift ideas will be aimed towards Fashion lovers & will suit any budget.

1. Vouchers
Vouchers are the best idea if you are shopping for someone who loves fashion, as buying clothes can be extremely difficult. I recommend getting vouchers for shops such like
Topshop or
Asos.

2. Handbags
Micheal Kors 240 euro.
New Look 32 euro.
Boohoo 19 euro.

3. Necklaces
Micheal Korrs gold necklace 120 euro.
Floral choker from  miss Selfridges 13 euro.
Triangle robe necklace from 13 euro.

4. Christmas Jumpers
Chicknova 17 euro.
New Look 19 euro.
Boohoo 21 euro.

5. Books
Fashion that Changed the World 25 euro.
The Teen Vogue Hand Book 14.50 euro.
IT by Alexa Chung. 13.40 euro.

6. Watches
Kate Spade Metro watch 210 euro.
Marc by Marc Jacobs gold plated watch 160 euro.
Rose Gold Crystal watch from Claires 20 euro.

If you would like more posts like this I did on for beauty lovers & music lovers.
Let me know in the comments below what you want for Christmas.
Have fun shopping!

Love always,

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Me Time Tag: Christmas Edition



Hey guys,


So I recently watched Essiebuttons’s video on where she created the ‘Me Time Tag’ I really enjoyed it & decided to do it myself.

 Here are the questions.
  • What do you watch or read during me-time? I always watch Youtube videos during me time or the ‘Late Late Show’ on a Friday evening.I don't usually read that often during me-time, but if I am it’s usually blogs or a John Green book. I also really enjoyed reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
  • What do you wear during me-time? My big woolly robe and woolly socks or I will wrap up in a blanket, in my pj's.

  • What are your me-time beauty products? Usually if I am having me-time I will do a face mask, just to treat my skin. One I really love is Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask.
  • Current favourite nail polish?  Essie Chinchilly I love this colour in Winter time it’s a subtle lilac/grey colour.
Essie Chinchilly. (It looks very grey in this picture)

  • What do you eat/drink during me-time? Usually tea, but hot chocolate during those winter evenings. Especially hot chocolate from a coffee shop (its always nicer when someone else makes it)

  • Current favourite candle? Yankee Apple & Pine needle or Season Of Peace which I got last year.

  • Do you ever have outdoor me-time?  Not really during the winter as camogie is finished, but if I do, I’ll go for a walk with my sister
  • Would you ever go see a movie alone? Probably not as the nearest cinema is quiet far away so I’d probably bring a friend along for company
  • Favourite online shop? I had to think about this, but then it hit me Boohoo.com 100% I order nearly all of my dresses from them!
  • Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time? I would usually cuddle up in a blanket on a Friday evening with a hot chocolate after I have had a shower. 
opps.. I was editing this & realized I forgot to tag anyone. I'll like to tag Sinead from DreamingAgain to do this.
Let me know in the comments bellow what you like to do during me-time?

Love always,




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