Monday, 25 August 2014

Motivational Monday #1

Motivational Monday is the start of a new series that I will be doing weekly (obviously) where I will be posting a quote to help me (and maybe you) get through the week ahead.  I am starting my third round of IVF this week so I am hoping that these quotes will keep me feeling positive through the weeks ahead as well as in the future whatever the outcome will be.

Motivational IVF Quote
From Pinterest

I picked this both for the quote and of the picture.  To get what you want, you have to first make the decision to try but it may be a long road ahead before you finally receive it.  It could mean many things to different people, perhaps you are struggling to get into your favourite dress at the moment but unless you make the decision to try and lose a few pounds that dress may never fit you properly again; or maybe your dream job has been advertised but unless you send in your CV that job might never be yours.

I'm hoping that after deciding to try IVF again that I will be lucky enough to get pregnant and have a baby but if I had never put myself through it then it may never happen.

What accomplishment do you want to try for?  Have you already made the decision or are you still thinking about it?


Thursday, 21 August 2014

One Year Blogiversary Giveaway

As it is coming up for my Blog's First Birthday I thought that I would host a giveaway!

When I first started my blog I never expected for anyone to read it never mind comment on it or follow me so thank you to all of you wonderful people who take the time to read my posts and also for your lovely comments that I enjoy reading.  Apart from those random Anonymous ones that appear spouting crap and wanting you to follow their dodgy sites, I don't enjoy reading those!!

What's up for grabs?

A small Yankee Candle Jar in Fluffy Towels fragrance
Lush Dorothy Bubble Bar
Lush Creamy Candy Bath Bubble Bar
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Along Came Betty's Hands that do Wishes Hand Cream

What do I need to do?

Enter via Rafflecopter below.  This giveaway is open to UK residents only due to postage (sorry to my lovely International readers)

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Good Luck!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Homeware Haul

I have neglected my blog lately due to being ill and also having a quick trip into hospital for a minor procedure but I have a few more posts lined up so hopefully you will forgive me for my absence :)!  I have bought quite a few things in the sales as well as things that were not, so I will start with my Homeware buys in this post and will do a clothing haul in my next one.

You will probably notice that a lot of these things have come from Next as that is where we buy a lot of our Homeware from as their things are not too expensive and also really nice.

For our Kitchen I bought:

These Tweet Tweet mugs and mug tree.  This goes with the canisters that I bought for my Diy Tea/Coffee Station.

I decided that we needed a new dinner set as although our last set was only 2 years old the side plates were black and scratched so I won't buy coloured plates ever again.  I saw this lovely dinner set and thought that it would go well with the other things that I bought.

Another thing that I got in the Next sale was a Cupcake/Donut/Cake Pop maker for a bargain £15! I haven't used it yet but look out for some sweet treats on the blog soon!

We decided that we needed a new Kettle and Toaster.  This was not from Next but from Argos.  It is a lovely cream colour........have you noticed a theme occurring in our Kitchen yet?

For our Living Room:

I like to change the look of our Living Room every few months by changing the cushions, curtains and ornaments so we don't get fed up of seeing the same colours and things all the time.  For the Autumn months, I change the curtains and cushions to orange and use co-ordinating colours of ornaments so they will be coming out of storage very soon but when I saw these cute owls I thought they would go well in our "Autumn Look" Living Room so I just had to buy them!

I thought this Owl Door Stop was adorable.  I couldn't see him on their website but he was £12.

This Owl Tealight Holder appealed to me with their See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil poses.

I wasn't looking for anymore tea light holders as I have enough already but when I saw these cute glass owls I just had to take them home with me.  Again these aren't on their website but they were £6 each.

For our Bedroom:

I haven't bought new bedding in quite a while and have been looking out for a new set for a couple of months as I couldn't find any nice ones with teal in them.  I came across this lovely set with butterflies on them for £35.

So that is all of my Homeware buys!  What is your favourite store for buying Homeware goods?  Did you manage to get any bargains?

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