Monday, 5 December 2016

Comfort Food in Our New Home


Life is just a little bit hectic at the moment. After a few months of surveys, searches and solicitors we finally have a house of our own! It took a few years to save up the deposit between the two of us and months of searching on Right Move to find the perfect house, but we did. Oddly enough just a mile away from where we were renting before, so nice and handy! You will be seeing a lot of our new house on the blog in the future but for now, here’s a little corner of the kitchen where I have been experimenting with quick, easy but delicious recipes on our new pressure cooker. We’re grown ups with a mortgage now so we have to use fancy kitchen gadgets!

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Best Home Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offers


Black Friday is always a write off for me as work takes over for the weeks running up to it and the weekend of course, I'm currently working from home keeping an eye on everything but taking advantage of the discounts by doing a little shopping!

With our house planned to go through next week (exciting times!), my mind is very much focused on home and lifestyle so I thought I'd pull together a round up of the best home and garden offers out there for anyone who is just about to buy a house or wanting to invest in new pieces.
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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Gift Guide For Stupidly Tall Boyfriends

My boyfriend is tall, like stupidly tall. I'm quite tall for a woman but he is still nearly a foot taller than me, which is wonderful for bear hugs and being able to wear as high heels as I want without towering over him, but it does make shopping for presents like clothes, shoes and accessories a little bit tricky. As well as taking selfies while I'm wearing flats... Case in point here.

Thankfully Jacamo are on hand to help and have challenged me to put together a gift guide, so if you also have a BFG living in your house, this should come to the rescue!
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Dressing for Winter


Finally, I can dig out my winter coats and pull on my ankle boots, winter is here! The Christmas markets have descended on Manchester and our weekends are once again filled with mulled wine, bratwurst and putting up with mild drizzle while we force ourselves to be festive.

This is my favourite time of year for fashion, it's not cold enough to require a full on snowsuit situation, but it's also cold enough that you can wear nice coats without overheating as soon as you get inside.

This time of year also means work is manic (Black Friday and Cyber Monday is our main focus) and we have, for some reason, decided to buy our first house and move at exactly the same time, smart. But that means at the weekend I require simple outfits that I can just throw on and head out knowing that I'll be confident and comfortable.

This seems to be my weekend uniform at the moment; a winter coat, jeans, ankle boots and a simple top. Last week I wore this outfit for a trip to Margaret Dabbs to have my nails transformed (more on this in a later post), Gap jeans, Gestuz coat (a few seasons old now), Clarks boots, Miss Selfridge pie crust blouse and Aspinal of London bag.
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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Unboxing the November Lookfantastic Beauty Box #LFSparkle


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... The Lookfantastic beauty box has had a festive makeover for November with the #LFSPARKLE box. This month's box is one of the best yet as it is packed with products from a range of categories including skincare, make-up, haircare and bodycare.

It would make a fab Christmas present and comes complete with a copy of Elle magazine all for just £11.25 a month, click here to find out more.

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