You Beauty Box - January 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Its a new month so it's that time again where I get to pick what products I want to sample in my You Beauty Box.

If you aren't aware of what the You Beauty Box is it is a subscription service that allows you to choose samples of makeup/skin care products that get delivered to your door with a few extra goodies thrown in too!

I've been a subscriber of this box for a few years now and I believe it is an affordable way to try new products that I would never have even considered trying before.  Some of the products I have tried have now become favorites in my makeup/skincare routines.

As I said above I believe this is affordable and their pricing structure is as follows:

Hi there... 2017!

Monday, 2 January 2017


Well.. here I am again; giving blogging another go.

2016 was an OK year for me.

I changed jobs again and feel happy what I'm doing. I don't feel so stressed out all the time and don't take my work home with me anymore.

We re-mortgaged the house as we've been in it 5 years now, which is really scary to think about, so we needed a new deal!

And we finally booked flights to go and see my twin!

In regards to the blog I let myself get overwhelmed by the whole blogosphere and ultimately I didn't feel I knew what I was doing so I stopped.  I'm giving it another go and I'm just going to write about what matters to me!  If people like it that's great and if they don't then that's ok too!

This was going to be the obligatory "Goals" post but I don't feel like I want be so prescriptive and write them down in any detail.

I suppose they are the same as always:
  • Be healthy and work on my fitness.
  • Blog!
  • Plan my meals (I'm really bad at this!)
  • Bake more.
  • Craft more.
  • Improve my photography (seen as though I got a new camera for Christmas!)
  • *New* Create my Garden/Allotment
  • Work on creating MY perfect home.
Most of these are activities I find fun, relaxing, and really want to improve my skills in this year. Rather than goals I am looking at these as my recipe for happiness and as long as I plan my time properly (I may make small monthly goals to help me do this!), allow myself to make mistakes and not fear what people will say about those mistakes, I will definitely have a happy 2017.

The quote in the picture really sums up what I want this year to be.  If I approach each day with a positive heart then I will create happy memories and adventures throughout the entire year.

I can't wait to share the journey with you.

Have you set goals?
Let me know what your's are below!
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Motivational Monday - I Can and I Will!

Monday, 15 February 2016

I, Can, And, I, Will

This week is the first time I am taking the lead role in my new job and I'm scared and excited for the challenge.
It's been a challenging few weeks running up to it and I've had a few nights where I've woke up in a cold sweat thinking about what I need to do to make the project the best it can be.
There have been a few bumps in the road and I've had to overcome a few hurdles but I feel I have done enough to make the project a success!
I just need to remind myself of that and that whatever happens now it is not because I am not prepared (hopefully everything will run smoothly!) and I will be able to deal with anything that comes my way!

Today's quote is going to be my mantra for the week!
It's a positive affirmation so I can remind myself that I have the skills to make the project a success.
I'm going to say it to myself every morning to remind me that I can do whatever I set my mind to!

Wish me luck for this week!
What are you working towards this week?


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