My Birthday Wishlist

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Obviously, my 30th is fast approaching - it falls in the back end of April and I can't say I'm looking forward to hitting the big 3-0. When I was much younger, I decided I'd be married with children at 26. Why 26? I have no idea, but back in my teens it was a turning point. I may not be married (yet) and I may not have children of my own, but I am on full nesting mode this year and a lot of my 'wants' for my birthday reflect that. I don't usually make lists as I find them a little cringe-worthy, but with my family living at least an hour away they've asked me to give them some ideas towards what I'd like - and I'm happy to oblige.

25 Messages That Show You Care

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

25 Text Messages That Show You Care

This day and age, it isn't as easy to let your loved one know that you think of them as you rush around life. The thing is, with work and children and a whole lot of 'real life' happening, it's becoming harder and harder to connect with each other and make sure each person feels valued.

The world of messaging, opens up a new way of planting that proverbial kiss on your partners forehead when they're out living life. In this post, I'm highlighting some of my favourite messages - sentimental little pick-me-ups which can bring a smile to anyone's face.

I know I can be difficult sometimes, thank you for being there when I'm at my worst.
Is there anything I can do to make your day easier?
Just a message to say I'm thinking of you.
No matter what happens today, remember I think you are amazing!
Today is a tough day, but thinking about coming home to you makes it much better. 
 I love you!
All the things we have been through - I'm glad I came through them with you.
I'm glad you are on my team in the game of life. 
 You make my heart smile.
 Every day I love you more.
I miss you - let's make time for a date night this week. 
 I believe in you.
You are my happiness!
Thank you for all you do in life for us. 
 I'm a better person because of you.
Seeing you happy makes me happier.
Looking forward to coming home to you!
I'm your biggest fan!
Why don't you pick the movie tonight?
Lets turn all our phones off and have a night for each other?
 You keep me going!
 I'll always love you.
 Date Night?
 You are so special to me!
 Our song was on the radio and I can't stop humming it!

Some of these may seem over-slushy and too much, but sending them to your beloved will truly be appreciated - why not give it a go this Valentines day?

Oh My Blog: February Edition

Monday, February 06, 2017

This is Oh My Blog! A brand new monthly interview series featuring a whole host of fellow bloggers. Each month, we’ll be bringing you different themed posts showcasing the very best bloggers out there. This month, the questions are based on the fitting February topic of love!

This month, we’re meeting Nadia from ScandiMummy.

Oh My Blog, Valentines, February

Why I Stopped Drinking And Alcohol Free Alternatives

Saturday, February 04, 2017

I was one of those children who was never really 'stopped' from accessing alcohol at an early age - at Christmas I was offered little bits of wine, or at dinners as I got older. No, my parents didn't push me to try anything if I didn't want to but as a lot of parents prefer - they'd rather I tried it with them, as opposed to a street corner somewhere as was the trend when I was a teenager.

When I did start dabbling in drinking, I was in my early twenties. I was quite happy drinking glass after glass of wine either with meals out or when out socially - even sometimes at home in front of the TV. While it may be great for some, I soon realised that it isn't the life I want to lead and I just wasn't comfortable with who I had become. When people I was around were drinking, they became loud and obnoxious - a trait I disliked - until I realised very quickly and soberingly (I know, soberingly isn't a word but hey - I felt it!) that I was also loud and obnoxious.

Monthly Mood Board: February

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Good morning bunny via, cable knit throw via Nordic House on Pinterest, 'Lets start by taking a small nap or two...' quote via Etsy on Pinterest, healing carrot soup with turmeric via, nail inspiration at, 1930's shoes via, layered cosy knits via LikeToKnow.It on Instagram, palm printed swimsuit sold at, grey/silver hair inspiration at How To Beauty Hair on Tumblr
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