Thursday, 1 March 2018

Hello March




I have to admit that the beginning of February as so hard for me in many ways due to my personal life, I'm not scared to say that my life was in the shitter a little for a while and I never thought I'd face some of the problems that I did. The one things I did learn this February was the important people in life will always be there when you need them and will respect your views and decisions even if they don't agree with them. 

I had many nights in February where I cried whilst talking to one of my best friends and trying to figure things out because for a while I had no clue what direction certain things in my life where going to go, even though she is currently living in America it didn't stop her from being there for me in all the ways I needed her. I know I don't mention her a lot on my blog, as she is a really private person and doesn't believe in having social media (she's a bit of an old-fashioned hippy), but Loz, I know you do take the time to read my blog posts so I wanted to say thank you for all of the support you always give me and thank you for being there for me this February. I have no idea how I would have got through it without you and I love you so much for it. You're more than a best friend to me, you are more like a sister. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

Even though a lot of my family don't read my blog I want to say that my close family circle have been incredible this month and I'm so thankful for my family; my husband, my brother, my parents, my grandparents, my uncles Steven and John, my Auntie Sharon and my other best friend Colin. All of these people have been there for myself and Phil last month that I couldn't not include them and thank them on this blog post.

Thankfully, two weeks into February things started looking up and everything seemed to go better than back to normal as everything changed for the better. We even had a chance to have our home decorated, we had our bedroom wallpapered, hall wallpapered, kitchen painted, we had new flooring fitted in our kitchen and we have finally made plans to have our bathroom painted and sorted out.

Sadly though, three weeks into the month I had a pretty bad fall at home, everyone told me that I must have just badly bruised it because if it was anything too serious I wouldn't be able to walk but after a week of being in such bad constant pain I made an appointment with my doctor and went along the hospital. Turns out that the constant pain I was in was because I have fractured a bone in my spine! Please make sure that if you ever hurt yourself, listen to your body and not the people around you - you are the one who knows what is best for you! I was given a steroid injection for the pain, but due to my health, they can't do anything else to help me so I just have to get lots of rest and try not to do too much. Fingers crossed that it will start hearing soon, please send me positive thoughts?


|| GOALS FOR THIS MONTH ||

BAKE. Although I cook a lot, I haven't managed to bake anything in way over a year. I'm really excited to start baking again and exploring new recipes this Springtime. I'll make sure to share all of my bakes on my social media for you all to see.

READ. I haven't read a good book in ages and since I was sent a brilliant book to review (you'll be able to read more about this soon) and I also luckily won Jenny in Neverland's competition with the prize being Six Foot Six by Kit De Waal, I am really looking forward to making time and falling in love with reading again.

SAVE. I really, really need to save some up money. Phil and I are saving at the moment for our honeymoon, but I would like to save some money and buy some girly things, mainly all of the makeup and beauty products on my wishlist.


How was your month, did you do anything exciting? What are your goals and plans for March? Leave me a comment below or tweet me as I'd love to know. I hope everyone has a really amazing month ahead and I'm sending everyone so many positive vibes!


With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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49 comments:

  1. Sending you so much positivite vibes and hugs! Hope you get better! You’ve had a tough one but I’m glad it’s picking up! Saving is an absolute must for us too!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much for your positive vibes guys, I'm gonna need them all so that means a lot to me. Hope you manage to save some money too 🌸✨

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  2. Oh no, sounds like a really hard month! I always hate February because of the dreary weather, but you've really had a rough time!! Hope you get well soon! All the positive vibes!

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    1. February has been crappy but onwards and upwards aye?! Thank you so much for the positive vibes babe, thank you for commenting 🌸✨

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  3. Fingers crossed March will be much better for you lovely 😊 I hope your spine improves with lots of rest - I spent months in agony with undiagnosed slipped discs and the pain was horrrendous, rest helped .
    Good luck with your March goalsπŸ˜ƒ

    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    1. Oh babe I'm so sorry to hear that, hope you're doing okay now?! Thank you so much for the luck wishes, I'm gonna need them! Wishing you all the luck, love and joy in the world 🌸✨

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  4. February was a shitty month for me as well but I completely agree with what you said at the beginning, the important people in your life always being there for you. I hope that March is much kinder to you and I am sending you positive thoughts.Good Luck with all your goals this month, especially the baking!

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    1. Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment lovely, sending so much love your way 🌸✨

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  5. Sounds like you have had a challenging month, I hope March is a better for you. I’m with you on the reading goal, I really wanna make more time for it this month. Also good luck with the baking and saving! I hope you feel better soon πŸ’– xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Thanks so much for such a lovely comment babe, and for the March wishes - it really means a lot to me. Sending you so much love! 🌸✨

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  6. Hey sweetie, hopefully March is a little bit better for you chick, remember I’m always here if you need someone to chat to or even someone just to listen. Hope you manage to smash your goals, bake your heart out, get the book read and save save save! Sending big hugs!

    Charlene McElhinney
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk X x x

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    1. Hey darling! Thank you so much, I'm also always here for you but you do know that already right? Sending you so much love and happiness! 🌸✨

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  7. Oh my goodness a fractured bone in your spine sounds so painful! I'm sorry you've had a tough time but hopefully things are looking up and its good that you have some goals in mind!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie, it really means a lot to me. Hope your February
      was wonderful for you! 🌸✨

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  8. Sorry to hear you've had a rough time! I hope you're feeling more positive soon. Have fun baking! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I will do, thanks so much for your comment 🌸✨

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  9. Oh no! I'm so sorry that February wasn't a good month for you. Sending all positive vibes your way for this month!

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    1. Oh darling thank you, that really means a lot to me 🌸✨

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  10. So sorry to hear you had a bad February, I did too unfortunately! Fingers things are going to improve now and hope you recover from your injury soon! Liz xx

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that Liz, really hope your March is going to be so much better for you. Sending you so much love, joy, happiness, and positivity. 🌸✨

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  11. It seems you had a real rollercoaster month! Sending you all the good vibes and hope you'll feel better soon!

    During January I read one book after another, but this February I haven't even finished reading one (although I had uni work and papers and deadlines etc. but no more excuses!), so I really want to finish a book in March. There are currently four books that I've still got to finish, so chop chop! ;)

    Love,
    Dominique

    www.fashionedbypluche.blogspot.com

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    1. I really have done, it's been a nightmare but hopfully I'm away from it all now and things will get better.

      Haha I'm gonna start reading again so I want to fall in love with doing so, I miss it. Thanks for your comment Dominique! 🌸✨

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  12. You trooper! Even though you haven’t shared much about what happened you don’t need to. Sounds like feb has been a rough month and you have come through being positive and focusing on what you have learnt and what you want out of March! I 100% live by “listen to your body” my mum has said it since the day I could understand and it’s only when I really badly hurt my knee and couldn’t walk for three weeks that I truly listened to my body and have ever since.

    Much love and best wishes and positive vibes for March

    Holly

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    1. Thank you so much Holly, that really means a lot to me. I really hope that your knee is all good now and you're doing okay. I'm sending you so much happiness and love! 🌸✨

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  13. Can't wait to see what baking you get up to!
    Wish you all the luck with your goals xx

    The Frugal Frenchie
    thefrugalfrenchie.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! I'm be posting them on my instgram so make sure you follow me on there? 🌸✨

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  14. I am desperately trying to save at the moment too! I'm so sorry to hear its been a bit up and down for you since February, I'm glad you went to the doctors and listened to your body! Sending you lots of get well soon hugs, here's to a very positive March for you!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. Aww darling thank you so much, that is so lovely of you! Wishing you so much luck in saving babe! 🌸✨

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  15. Good luck with March, I hope it is so much better for you than February was. Hereif you need anything angel!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  16. Thank you for sharing this with us. I can only imagine how hard it can be to lay your feelings out online for the world to see. I also had a bad month but March seems a bit better and posts like these help me get more inspired so thank you. In March I want to develop myself more. I just feel like I have more to offer the world I just don't know how. I think being 30 in two weeks is putting the fear into me as well!

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  17. Thanks for the lil shout out! I hope your March is better than February and you achieve all your goals. If you need any book recommendations, you know where to come!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Aww you're more than welcome gorgeous! Thank you so much, that means a lot! 🌸✨

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  18. I cook for myself every day but I don't bake that much anymore - that needs to change x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  19. Sending some positive vibes your way! Good luck on your amazing goals!

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  20. I hope you're feeling better!! I'm definitely in need of saving some money, too!

    xoxo,
    Harley

    http://thebalancedbelles.com

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    1. Ahh fingers crossed we will both save some money then lovely. Thank you for the good luck wishes 🌸✨

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  21. I'm glad you're OK and got some good advice from your friend. I don't have any goals for the month as such, but just some overall ones for the year really.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

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    1. Good luck with all of your year goals lovely and thanks so much for your comment 🌸✨

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  22. Sending you positive vibes your way and I hope you have a great March, fulfilling all your goals

    Rebecca Elaine x

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    1. Aww thanks so much Rebecca, such a lovely comment 🌸✨

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about your fall and I'm sensing all the positive vibes I can x

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  24. I'm so sorry you had such a tough February lovely. Hopefully it'll only go up from here. Always here if you need a chat xo
    Sian | www.siankathrine.co.uk

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    1. Oh Sian, thank you so much beautiful, it really means a lot to me. 🌸✨

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  25. February was a fairly good month for men personally but it started with difficulties like yours. I love your personal goals!

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, hope you have the best March! 🌸✨

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