Simple Ways to Get Creative with Embroidery

Simple embroidery tips for beginners

Crafting is one of my favourite ways to spend time, and for anyone who is nervously considering trying a new hobby, I’m here to tell you that crafting doesn’t need to be time consuming and your results don’t need to be perfect. The joy is all in the process! I’ve spent a lot of 2020 … Continue reading Simple Ways to Get Creative with Embroidery

The Confidence Boosting List Everyone Needs to Make

Relatable self care candle

I have been married for two and a half years, and one of the things I believe truly makes us happy and content in our relationship is loving each other for who we truly are, “flaws” and all. Knowing that your partner knows and loves the real you is a feeling that cannot be beaten! … Continue reading The Confidence Boosting List Everyone Needs to Make

5 Positive Thoughts to Inspire Your Day

I was recently gifted a beautiful personalised foil notebook from Old English Co. and I just have to share some of the positive messages from this lovely gift company. Their personalised notebooks couldn’t be prettier, available in blush pink, black, white or grey with gold foil, or black with shiny black foil text (so chic!) … Continue reading 5 Positive Thoughts to Inspire Your Day

10 Adorable Toy Knitting Patterns

I absolutely love knitting toys! There’s just something about a character or object made from wool that makes it so much more adorable than any other material. Knitted toys make the perfect gift for baby showers and birthdays (for adults as well as kids!) and it’s so rewarding watching someone enjoy something you made for … Continue reading 10 Adorable Toy Knitting Patterns

Cruelty Free Designer Perfume Dupes

Fragrances like Creed Aventus

I first stumbled upon Copycat Fragrances when I asked a colleague what her perfume was - she wore it every day and I always noticed and liked it. She said it was Baccarat Rouge 540 - but not the real Baccarat Rouge 540, the dupe from Copycat Fragrances. A bit of research later and I … Continue reading Cruelty Free Designer Perfume Dupes

6 Stunning Contemporary Craft Kits for Adults

This year I have been getting creative with a variety of craft projects and even developing some new skills. Learning to knit has been a really nice achievement for me this year, and there's so much satisfaction to be had from completing a creative project. If you fancy getting creative like me, but you're a … Continue reading 6 Stunning Contemporary Craft Kits for Adults

Summer Self Care Tips

The summer of 2020 won't be remembered for amazing holidays or memorable nights out, but it could well be remembered as the slow and simple summer of self care. Times are worrying, and there has never been a greater need to look after our own wellbeing. I know I have had to be consciously kinder … Continue reading Summer Self Care Tips

Staycation Guide: How to Enjoy a Secluded UK Break

We enjoy a coastal UK trip at any time of the year, and although overseas travel this summer (and possibly for the whole of this year) is looking unlikely, there may still be the chance to get away for a relaxing break within the UK. Once the UK reaches Step 3 of lockdown easing, overnight … Continue reading Staycation Guide: How to Enjoy a Secluded UK Break

12 Powerful Books to Make You Think

Following on from my list of must-read romances, this list of recommended reads focuses on novels that inspired me to think a little deeper about the world. Every book on this list either made me cry, inspired me to read more about a period in history, made me consider issues affecting people's lives, or made … Continue reading 12 Powerful Books to Make You Think

Our Favourite 2 Player Board Games

If you love a games night but, like me, are locked down with just one other person, you might find yourself unable to play any of your usual favourite games. Some of my favourite card games (shared here), for example, require 3+ players. So during this time Craig and I have been enjoying quite a … Continue reading Our Favourite 2 Player Board Games