I am a stationary addict. Walking through the doors of Paperchase sends my heart into overdrive and this is exactly what happened when I was shopping at Christmas with the mother. I went in for sticky labels, you know the ones that stick out the top of books? So you can use them as little book marks? Yeah? Well, that's what I went in for and I spent £17.
This might not look like a lot, but I need NONE of this. Well, I do need it, but I don't need it. You get me? I treated myself (obviously Christmas is the time for treating oneself) to a sticky notes pad, a List Book (who doesn't need one of these) and an Address Book (because obviously having a smart phone isn't enough). I brought the address book, purely because it had an owl on it, I think this was £6? So not that bad, I guess. I have written 4 contacts in it so far.. The sticky notes are what I went in for so I don't think I should be made to feel guilty about these, alright?! And finally, the List Book. I live by lists. Shopping list. Blogging list. To-Do list. Wishlist. List, list, list. I'm a list maker. How many times can we say list in one paragraph?
MORE STICKY NOTES. All I need. Underneath those we have a sticky note pad, just incase 4 lots (plus the pad I brought) of sticky, stickyout labels weren't enough. Next we have, what I use as, a shopping list. IT EVEN HAS TICK BOXES. Ahh, life. Lastly, a bigger list pad for, uhhh, bigger lists? I have used this so many times, it's actually really useful, so I don't regret this impulse purchase at all!
Have you been to Paperchase lately?
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I'll apologise in advance if there are some grammar mistakes in this post, I'm currently singing at the top of my voice to Sixpence None The Richer, whilst Luna looks at me like I'm insane, which, if we're honest, I am and I'm finding it really difficult to concentrate. I got a LOT of Lush for Christmas, boyfriend, family and friends, all know me way too well and I am drowning in the stuff (not that I'm complaining). One of the boxes I received was 'Little Snow Fairy', I died with happiness as soon as I saw the label, knowing all too well what would be waiting for me inside this little box.
My beautiful chicken nugget, Sian Marie brought me a great selection of Christmas goodies. In amongst the mass of goodness, were three Zoella Beauty products. I have been wanting to get my hands on some of these since they were released but just never got round to purchasing, so I did a slight squeal with excitement when I opened these.
Reading // We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. I'm actually only a couple of chapters into this, so I can't really comment on whether I'm loving it or not so I'm going to mention something I have just read. 'Because She Loves Me' by Mark Edwards. Literally one of the best novels I have read in a very long time. It's a thriller, a romance, a drama and a comedy all rolled into one with a huge twist at the end. This is a must read!
Listening to // I'm currently listening to a playlist on Spotify called Young Love. There's a mixture of songs on there including The Vamps, Rihanna, One Direction, Shawn Mendes and a whole lot of others. I'm also loving Demi Lovato at the minute. I seem to have gone a bit pop lately!
Thinking about // 2015. It's January! It's the start of a new year! What are my resolutions? What plans will I make? What adventures will I have? I always spend January thinking about what I want to do with my year, I make so many plans and to-do lists and I probably stick to half of them but it's still exciting all the same!
Loving // Pokemon, big pants and my Kindle. I was brought Pokemon Sapphire for my 3DS this Christmas, maybe you're finally beginning to see what a nerd I am? I literally sit in the bath until I'm an actual prune, playing Pokemon. I also got a Kindle, which is what I read 'Because She Loves Me' on and I love being able to lie in bed without fumbling with book pages (however, reading a Kindle, will never be the same as holding a new book). And, who doesn't love big pants. They're warm, they're comfy and they're just necessary all round.
Watching // I have just finished watching 3 series of Girls. One of the best programmes I have ever watched! Drama, comedy, sex and Adam Driver. What more do you want in a programme? Lena Dunham is a genius. I haven't been watching much lately due to Stuart watching 1,500 hours of darts - what on Earth - so he's had control of the TV. Although, two films I have recently watched and loved are; Noah and Last Vegas. Get watching!
Looking forward to // January is the month of both my parents birthdays, so that's something to look forward to, I love me some family time. I also have a night out or two planned! Apart from that, January is going to be quite a quiet month for me, I'm getting into the hardcore saving process starting now and also want to get myself ready for Vegas next month - OH MY GOD NEXT MONTH IS SO SOON - and you can also look forward to a few blog posts, as I seem to have my mojo back at the minute :)
What are your plans for January?
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It's 2015! Happy New Year, everyone! So, yesterday I shared a walk through of my 2014, through the eyes of my iPhone. Looking back on the last 12 months was really enjoyable for me and gave me a positive feeling about the next 12. 2014, has literally been my best year ever. I achieved so much. I graduated University, I passed my driving test and I moved out of my family home. I went on countless weekends away, I had the chance to go abroad with both my family and Stuart's, which was incredible. I made so many new friends and re-connected with old ones. There are so many things I could list and so many reasons as to why 2014 was amazing, but I feel content just knowing how happy I now am. 2015 has so much to live up to, but with the plans I've already made, it looks as though it's going to be another brilliant year.
To kick off 2015, I wanted to host my very first giveaway. I wanted to thank everyone that stayed with my blog over the last 12 months, even though I haven't been a very good blogger! I also hit 200 followers last month, so another reason to give thanks! The giveaway will last from the 1st January until the 1st February. I'm giving away a selection of MeMeMe products that were kindly given to me at #FABBirmingham back in October. This includes; an eyeshadow quad, a highlighting cream, a blusher, a shimmer stack, bronzing rocks, a lipgloss (not pictured, I forgot) and an eyeshadow cream. There will also be a few other little items thrown in that I'm not going to reveal. Exciting! None of the products have been opened or used and are still in the packaging they came in. Good luck everyone! T&C below!
- This is a UK only competition.
- It was last for 4 weeks, starting on 01/01/15 and ending on 01/02/15.
- Please get permission on entering if you are under 16.
- One entry per person.
- All entries will be monitored, I'll just delete you if you keep entering.
- This is a Rafflecopter giveaway, the winner will be selected at random.
- The winner will be contacted through Twitter within 24 hours of the giveaway ending. They will then have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise another winner will be chosen.