Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Our Autumn Home Decor | Living Room Tour

AD | Hello my lovelies and a very happy Wednesday to you all! I was recently asked if I'd like to take part in a recycling project about making your own wreath from recycled materials that I could find laying about so with the help of my Auntie Sharon I decided to create this gorgeous autumn-themed wreath of a beautiful scarecrow face, using a sunhat that I found at a local charity store. I personally think it really goes with all of our autumn decor...

Monday, 16 September 2019

My Autumn Makeup Essentials | September 2019

AD | Hello my lovelies! One of the best things I love about the change in seasons is changing out my makeup bag and adding it different products. We all have our favourite products that we love in our makeup collections so I wanted to share with you all what are my favourites this year that I keep reaching for over and over again.

Friday, 13 September 2019

My Five Favourite Games

Hello lovelies! There is nothing I like more on an autumn evening than to be snuggled up with my fairy lights on, a lovely smelling candle lit, a hot chocolate in hand and relaxing playing one of my favourite games.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Blogger PR Email Pitch to Brands

Hello my lovelies! I get asked all of the time how I pitch to brands and companies for my blog and social media so I thought that I would share a drafted email which you can use and edit your own details into to make it a little more personal to you and your blog.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Books You Need In Your Life If You Suffer From Ulcerative Colitis | Crohns & Colitis UK

Hello my lovelies! As you all know I suffer from Ulcerative Colitis and since I'm now working alongside Crohns and Colitis UK I wanted to share my three favourite books that I have read with you all so it may help some of you out if you have been recently diagnosed or are still coming to terms with your condition.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting University

AD | Hello my darlings! The thought of starting university can be scary for anyone. You may be leaving home or scared of making new friends worrying that no-one is going to like you or you could be excited and looking forward to starting your course or attending all of the parties that you already have planned in your head. Well, no-one knows what university is going to be like until you get there as it's different for everyone. But here are a couple of little things I'd wished I'd have known before starting university...

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Hello September | 2019

Hello my lovelies! Well, September is here and for the first time in years, it actually felt to me like we had a decent Summertime that went on for a while instead of our usual quick one week of sun Summer that we usually have here in the UK. However, it really does upset me a lot that our planet is dying so quickly and we, humans, are the cause of it. Maybe this month some of you could set goals to help our planet and become a little more eco-friendly? Anyway, here is what I got up to last month...

Saturday, 31 August 2019

What I Watched | August 2019

AD | Hello my lovelies! Some of you may remember that back in March I posted an article about "What I Watched" for the whole month, well it was such a hit that I've been asked time and time again by readers to share another post doing the same so that is what I decided to do this month.

Friday, 30 August 2019

What's in My Over-Night Bag? | 2019

Hello my lovelies! You have probably noticed that this year my husband and I have been on a couple of overnight stays with the Travelodge* in a couple of lovely places in the UK, as it was one of my goals this year to travel around the UK a little bit more, and since I do get asked all of the time what I take with me, I thought I would do a blog post sharing so it can help out more people.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Meals of The Week | August 2019

Hello my lovelies! You may remember ages and ages ago I posted a post back in February sharing my meals of the week, and since it went down so well and tons of my readers have asked me to do another one, I thought that's what I would share with you all this week.

Friday, 23 August 2019

48 Hours In Chester | Travelodge

Hello my lovelies! You may remember back in February that I shared my "24 Hours in New Brighton" article and last month I shared my "24 Hours in Southport" article for Phil's birthday - well today, I'm sharing our trip to Chester for my birthday!

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Vegan Coconut and Vanilla Matcha Latte | DIY

AD | Hello my lovelies! What better way to wake up of a summers morning than with a homemade vegan coconut and vanilla matcha latte? Well now you can, with Pure Chimp Super Tea*'s Matcha Green Tea!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Lace & Favour Shoes | Review

Hello my lovelies! Do you have a really special occasion coming up and you need some pretty shoes to make your outfit stand out but don't know where to start? Then look no further! Lace & Favour* have the most amazing selection of shoes with something to suit everyone...

Monday, 19 August 2019

Our Bedroom Tour | Summer 2019

Hello my lovelies! I've been asked to share an article all about our bedroom in our new home, so that's exactly what I'm doing today. When we moved into our home there was nothing (and I mean nothing, we didn't even have a kitchen fitted when we viewed the house) so we have put a lot of hard work into doing it up to our own taste. I really hope you enjoy taking a peek inside our bedroom.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Chester Zoo | Our Day Out

Hello my lovelies! For my birthday last month, I was lucky enough to be invited to spend the day exploring Chester Zoo* with my husband. We had such a great day and not only is the whole park accessible for wheelchair users and people with disabilities but the staff are so helpful and friendly too. Here is what we got up to...

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner by Jessica Bishop | Book Review

AD | Hello my lovelies! I was recently contacted and asked if I would review "The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner by Jessica Bishop"* and after hearing about how awesome it is and seeing how beautiful and jam-packed it was, I just couldn't say no!

Monday, 12 August 2019

What I Got For My Birthday | 2019

Hello my lovelies! I have been asked by some of my readers to share this post, so I would like to make clear that in no way shape or form am I trying to 'show off' about what I received for my birthday.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Good Full Stop Bars | Review

Hello my lovelies! Hope you're all having the most wonderful Friday! A little while ago, I was given the chance to review some of the awesome Good Full Stop* bars which are vegan, gluten-free, great for slimming world members and one of your five a day - what more could you ask for?!

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

LioBites Natural Snack and Heavenly Light | Review

AD | Hello my lovelies! Are you looking for the perfect summer snack for your lunch box but also want something super healthy and yummy? Then look no further...

Monday, 5 August 2019

My Productive Self-Care Saturday Routine

Hello my lovelies! Saturday's for me are all about being super productive for organising the week ahead and having some important self-care time before a busy week. So, I wanted to share with you what my Saturday routine involves in the hope of giving you some motivation or ideas to add to your weekend routine to prep your upcoming week.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Hello August | 2019

Hello my darlings! As this blog post goes live I'm going to be on a birthday trip to Chester with my husband (hopefully) doing lots of exploring, shopping and generally having fun and making memories.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Five Things That Annoy Me About My Husband

AD | Hello my lovelies! My husband Phil and I have known each other for twelve years and we have been married for five years this year, so in all of that time, I think we pretty much know each other really well. And although there are so many things I completely love and adore about my husband, there are also some things that really irritate me about him.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Garden Tour | Summer 2019

 Hello my lovelies! I love gardening and it has always been something I have been around growing up from a little girl as my Grandparents were very successful gardeners and have won awards over the years for their gardens and allotment plots, so when we moved into our forever home I knew having a big garden was a must - thankfully, we found a great house with a fabulous garden which is perfect for us!

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Decorate For Every Star Sign With The Constellations Collection | Guest Post

AD | The Constellations Collection by MuralsWallpaper* features the Zodiac mural design, depicting all of the celestial constellations, as well the customisable Horoscope mural with 12 different designs - one for each star sign. This collection is perfect for adding more style and personality to a home's interiors.

Monday, 22 July 2019

24 Hours in Southport | Travelodge

Hello my lovelies! You may remember back in February that I shared my "24 Hours in New Brighton" blog post, and since my husband and I where out and about again last month, this time for his birthday, I couldn't not share our experience in Southport with you all.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

200 Degrees Liverpool Launch | Press Event

Hello my lovelies! Last week I was invited to attend a press launch event at 200 Degrees Liverpool in the Metquarter and wow what an event it was...

Friday, 19 July 2019

Summer Dress Wishlist | Summer 2019

Hello my lovelies! Even though I'm always Snow-White pale, I love wearing a dress during the summer months, especially for my birthday celebrations in July as I always feel so pretty and girly when wearing them so I wanted to share with you what has been on my summer dress wishlist for this year.

Monday, 15 July 2019

My Birthday Wishlist | 2019

Hello my lovelies! On the thirty-first of July I will be turning thirty-one years old, when did I become so old? So I thought for today's blog post I thought I will show you what I'm hoping to receive this year from my closest family members and friends.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Brung Up Proper - Jason Manford's Autobiography | Book Review

Hello my lovelies! I'm a massive fan of Jason Manford so I was thrilled when I was asked if I'd like to receive an audio version of his "Brung Up Proper" autobiography. I can honestly say hand on heart, this is one of the most heartfelt incredible books I have ever listened to (or read for that matter) and I would highly recommend everyone checking this out! Here's why...

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Tips Regarding Kitchen Cabinets For Storage Needs | Guest Post

AD | When you are designing your kitchen or re-modelling it, kitchen cabinets form a large part of that project. They are extremely important to the layout, look, and the functioning of your kitchen space. However, these cabinets do not come cheap. Today we will try to give you some key pieces of information about these cabinets that may help you when you set out to revamp the most important room in the house – the kitchen.

Monday, 8 July 2019

The Best Bloggers Comment Threads!

Hello my lovelies! If you're a blogger like me you'll know that getting your website noticed can be a lot of hard work so I've put together a list of some of the best bloggers comment threads on twitter that I find help me get my website noticed on a daily basis. Plus I've added links to all of the hosts too, what more could you want?

Sunday, 7 July 2019

'Alisha Valerie' Credit Card Power Banks

Hello my lovelies! In the internet age that we live in with mobile phones, laptops and cameras it can sometimes be a big nightmare remembering to charge all of these things so what better way to do so on the move with a power bank?

Friday, 5 July 2019

Natural Remedies for Colitis and Crohns | Crohns and Colitis UK

Hello my lovelies! If you don't know already, and if you've read my blog for a while I'm not sure why you don't know really, but I suffer from a life-long invisible chronic illness called Ulcerative Colitis. It's very similar to Crohns Disease and can really be a pain in the bum sometimes - literally! But I've found that adding some natural home remedies into my diet has really helped ease my symptoms and my condition, so I wanted to share them with you all encase you are fed up of suffering and would like to some give easy home remedies a go.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Themed Months Guest Post | Morphilms Blogs

Themed months, there oh so fun, day 1, draw a circle, day 2, draw a circle with your non dominant hand, then by the time you get to day 15, its gone absurd, like do a handstand and draw a circle holding the pen with your foot, by the time the end comes by your thinking what was the point of the past 30 days, have I done this just for likes, why do I now hate the thing I was most excited about. Inktober, MerMay, Smaugust, Drawcember… it goes on.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Hello July | 2019

Hello my lovelies! Well, June came and went so quickly didn't it? Even though I'd been dreading June for a big reason (will talk about this below) I am so happy that I survived it with my mental health still intact.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Five Years on Blogger!

Hello my lovelies - today is my 5th Blog Birthday and since I'm going to celebrate this amazing milestone by having a meal with my family, I also wanted to do a blog post thanking all of my readers for every step of the way that you have been there for me.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Top Cruelty-Free Beauty Products

Hello my lovelies! Being a bit of a beauty blogger and massive beauty lover, I always get asked about cruelty-free beauty so I thought today I would share with you some of my all-time favourite beauty and makeup items to hopefully make you see that you don't need to buy products that contain or are tested on animals.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

AD | A Stroke of Luck

A Stroke of Luck, a new charity for and ran by Stroke Survivors, launches in the UK.

AD | Hello lovelies! A survivor-led charity has launched in the UK and is generating a buzz of excitement amongst the stroke survivor community. The Merseyside based charity has been set up to support the recovery of stroke survivors using physical rehabilitation through the guidance of fitness professionals.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Newly Diagnosed? Things To Ask Your Gastroenterologist | Crohns and Colitis UK

Hello my lovelies! Having a great relationship with the medical professional looking after me and my health is so important to me and I remember what it was like being newly diagnosed with my IBD condition back when I was fourteen years old, it can be so scary and your mind can be all over the place that you don't know what to even think about talking to your doctor about or what questions to ask them but thankfully I have put together a list of questions for you to ask your gastroenterologist.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

AD | Twelve Eatery

AD | Hello my lovelies! The UK’s first 100% organic, plant-based bar and restaurant Twelve Eatery* has become the first vegan business to be voted #1 on TripAdvisor.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Ten Achievements in Ten Years

Hello my lovelies! I know this picture of me above is super old and isn't the best quality at all but I wanted to use an old picture of myself as this is a look-back blog post and when I was searching for a picture to use and came across this one, it made me realise how much things have changed for me.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

AD | Hunt & Darton Radio Local

AD | Hello my lovelies and welcome to Radio Local - a brand new radio station, broadcasting live, straight from high streets across the UK! Hosted by deadpan duo Hunt and Darton, Radio Local is exactly that: local. It’s built with, by and for local people, telling your stories, sharing your news, playing your jingles and stay live for the duration of a day in its new home.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

AD | Pond Water Features: Make Your Garden Look Its Best!

AD | Who doesn’t love to have a beautiful garden? Flowers and greenery soothe the eye, and they add a bit of glamour to your home. However, maintaining a garden can be difficult; which is why many people opt for water gardening instead.

How Venetian Polished Plaster Can Be Beneficial For Your House? | Guest Post

AD | The use of wall finish is not very new, and it dates back to centuries ago. You might have seen different types of wall treatments like drywall or vinyl before but Venetian polished plaster can be described as the current trend which is enjoying sweeping popularity.

Fathers Day Gift Guide | 2019

Hello my lovelies! Fathers Day is nearly here and in case you need a little bit of inspiration I've put together a Fathers Day gift guide with the help of some amazing brands...

Monday, 10 June 2019

Our Stay at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool

When my husband and I were asked if we would like to stay at The Shankly Hotel* we jumped at the chance! We had heard so many great things from my Dad and his company about the hotel already as his company were the ones who decorated it all so going there and seeing it all finished and seeing how much hard work my Dad and his team had put into the designing of it all, I felt rather proud!

We were given the "Date Night" package which consisted of a romantic two-course meal in the unique Bastion Bar & Restaurant before heading to a luxury suite, plus they included their famous Love Sweet Love package for us of rose petals, personalised cupcakes and prosecco on ice. Here is what we got up to...

Saturday, 8 June 2019

AD | Play It Coal This Father’s Day with Kettler

AD | Hello my lovelies! Nothing says ‘thanks Dad’ like the perfect range of BBQs and garden furniture available this Father’s Day from Kettler, the exclusive UK & Ireland distributor of Everdure by Heston Blumenthal BBQs.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Top 5 Places To Celebrate "National Fish & Chip Day" Vegan Style | Guest Post

AD | Hello my lovelies - happy Fish and Chips Day! Fish and Chips remain the most popular food associated with Britain but how do you celebrate National Fish and Chip Day as a vegan?

BBC Summer Social 2019 at Liverpool's Croxteth Country Park | Guest Post

AD | Calling all Summer Socialites! Following an inaugural event last summer, BBC Summer Social returns to Croxteth Country Park in Liverpool (August 3rd and 4th) offering an even bigger and better line-up and now encompassing even more of the BBC’s best programmes for the whole family.

Monday, 3 June 2019

My Disney Wishlist | June 2019

Hello my lovelies! I haven't done a Disney Wishlist in ages, way over a year I think, so I thought or today's blog post I would share what is on my Amazon* Disney Wishlist right now with you.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Hello June | 2019

Hello my lovelies! I am in shock with how quickly May went, I really feel like it was over and done within the blink of an eye - crazy stuff. May was a pretty good month and I had a lot of fun so go grab a cup of hot chocolate, snuggle up and let's share what adventures I got up to with you all.

The No-Spend Challenge

Hello my lovelies! Do you struggle with trying to save money? Then why not try the No Spend Challenge* and see if it helps you save any money. You can choose whether to start off with trying to save money for a month, or for just one week - you'll be so surprised with how much money you waste. These days many of us are out of touch with where our money is actually going, and a no spend challenge can help put things back in perspective and empower you to save for what's really important.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Sunshine Blogger Award 2019 | TAG

Hello my lovelies! Back at the beginning of May this year I was nominated by the lovely Alexa Jade in her Sunshine Blog Awards blog post, so I thought I would share my answers to her questions today and, of course, tag some of my favourite bloggers too.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

The Love Grass Teff Products | Review

AD | Hello my lovelies! Last week I received a parcel from the brilliant people behind Teff* products. They are naturally gluten-free, contain pre-biotics, low GI carbohydrate, contain all essential Amino Acids and are a source of protein, calcium and iron - what more could you ask for?

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Flooring Created To Celebrate Bauhaus Centenary | Guest Post

AD | In celebration of 100 years of Bauhaus, Atrafloor* has created a new flooring product inspired by iconic Bauhaus art and geometric design. The Weimar design features overlaying geometric shapes with an abstract tile effect. It provides a contemporary yet classic style for floors and is undeniable 'Bauhaus'. It is named after the Weimar furnace factory, the location of the first Bauhaus ceramics workshop.

Soothe Your Puppy’s Separation Anxiety With These Strategies | Guest Post

AD | You probably miss your puppy when you leave him at home, and your pup misses you, too. But if your puppy seems completely distraught when you leave - barking nonstop, exhibiting destructive behaviour, or pacing excessively, for example - he may be experiencing a common issue called separation anxiety.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Pairfum Flacon Perfume Room Spray | Review

Hello my lovelies! If you're like me and you love your home smelling amazing but find it a real struggle to seak out vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly products for your home, then you'll love Pairfum Flacon Perfume Room Spray*!

Monday, 27 May 2019

What's in My Makeup Bag? | Spring 2019

Hello my lovelies! I feel like I haven't done a beauty based blog post in such a long time so I thought I would share with you this week what products I have been loving using makeup-wise lately and give you a little sneak peek inside my makeup bag.

Friday, 24 May 2019

#ITTAKESGUTS #WALKIT 2019 | Crohns and Colitis UK

This summer, there are going to be more 5K and 10K walks across some of our best UK cities to raise awareness for Crohn's and Colitis UK, and break the silence around these invisible illnesses. I would love it if some of the people who read my blog could go along to a walk near you and show your support - either by walking, volunteering or simply cheering others on.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Brighton Summer Vegan Festival - The Best Place to Get Me Some Vegan | Guest Post

AD | If you thought vegan festivals were just for vegans and veggies - think again. Everyone is enjoying vegan these days from Will.I.AM and Jennifer Lopez to Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt. Vegan week from Great British Bake Off showed us just how much fun you can have with vegan food and now the supermarkets appear to be competing with each other as to who can bring out the best new vegan goodies. Vegans now have their own cool menus in most mainstream restaurants, pubs and cafes. So if you’re currently tucking into your quarter pounder but starting to realise that there’s now something way more exciting out there and it’s vegan-shaped, hop along to Brighton Summer Vegan Festival on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June…

The Ecology Centre's Tool Shed | Guest Post

AD | The Ecology Centre* is an inclusive, community-led charity, based in Kinghorn on the banks of Kinghorn Loch.  The Centre inspires positive change by directly connecting people and the natural environment for the benefit of both.  It’s a simple premise, but one that has been changing and influencing lives for over 20 years!

Monday, 20 May 2019

What I'm Loving Lately | May 2019

Hello my lovelies! I haven't done a "what I'm loving lately" blog post in such a long time and thought one was very over-due. I can't wait to share with you what I have been loving these past few months and hopefully convince you to maybe try a couple of my favourite things for yourself.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

World IBD Day 2019 | Crohns and Colitis UK

Today, May 19th 2019 is World IBD Day. During the global campaign, famous landmarks will be lit in purple in order to raise awareness about the daily challenges of living with IBD. Many countries, cities and people worldwide will join our fight against IBD. Like me when I was diagnosed at fourteen years old, every 30 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis – the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Friday, 17 May 2019

Canine Comforts: Best Places for Pet Grooming | Guest Post* reveals the best locations for your four-legged furry pooch to be pampered. The research analyses the number of dog salons training centres, kennels, vets and parks relative to the population of the city.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Get Your Beach Body Ready At The Residence Day Spa | Guest Post

AD | It’s officially summertime and the Residence Day Spa want to help you get beach body ready from tip to toe! The Residence Day Spa in Naas, Co. Kildare is an urban spa offering an oasis of calm in a busy world by providing an affordable range of grooming and pampering treatments for busy people. The highly trained therapists at the Residence Day Spa offer indulgent massages, routine beauty treatments, prescriptive age-defying facials and bespoke packages.

With your flights booked and your summer wardrobe ready, beauty preparations need to be made! The Residence Day Spa provides a range of treatments to get you beach body ready. You will be sure to leave with your mind, body and soul in a heavenly state, ready to jet off into the sun!

Monday, 13 May 2019

My Self-Care Routine | Spring 2019

Hello my lovelies! If you've followed me for a while then you'll already know that self-care and pampering to me are something that is really important and I think that everyone needs to take some time for themselves at least once a week, so for this week's blog post I wanted to share what I get up to when I have some time to myself and how I relax after a very long week.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Rhinestone Champagne Flats by FSJ Shoes | Review

A couple of months ago I was contacted by FSJ Shoes* asking if I'd like to review a pair of their shoes in return for a blog review - after looking at their website and falling in love with some of their styles, of course, I said yes!

Monday, 6 May 2019

What's in My Bag | Spring 2019

Hello there my lovelies! I haven't done a "what's in my bag" blog post in such a long time, and since I've always had good feedback from these blog posts I thought I would share my new bag with you all and tell you about what I am currently carrying about with me when I'm out and about.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Hello May | 2019

Hello lovelies! Happy May! How is it May already? Like, what happened to April? It was April fools day yesterday, wasn't it?! I feel like April was over in the blink of an eye. It was a really strange month for me actually...