Tuesday 31 October 2017

The Scariest Halloween

Halloween has never really scared me. I never really slept very well on the night because of the whole 'gateway for spirits' etc. being open (yes, I totally believed that) but I never actually had a scary Halloween. Until 2014 and I went clubbing for the first time on All Hallows Eve. The night itself was actually kinda boring, it was on my way home that the problems started. I walked home from the club with a friends boyfriend but his house was before mine, and he couldn't really be bothered to walk up to mine and then back again, so I said I was happy to walk the ten minutes alone. Big mistake. 

Monday 30 October 2017

How I've Changed Since Becoming A Mum

I feel like the changes that motherhood brings usually have negative connotations. Yes, your life suddenly becomes less about you and before you know it you're drowning in nappies and can no longer go out drinking until 3am every weekend - although that's probably for the best to be honest.

Sunday 29 October 2017

22 Lessons by 22

Today is my 22nd birthday! To mark the occasion, I thought I would share with you the 22 lessons I have learned throughout my life so far. 

Saturday 28 October 2017

Charlies 3 Month Update

Charlie is officially 3 months old tomorrow and I am not okay. Where is my tiny baby going?! 

Friday 27 October 2017

Friday Favourites | #2

This week I haven't actually been loving too much. I've actually had a pretty busy week and haven't had much time to be online etc. so for my second #FF it's a pretty short 'n' sweet post this time! 

Wednesday 25 October 2017

A Busy Day

What's this? A blogtober post that's actually been written and published ON THE DAY?! I've usually been at least one day ahead of myself but I've had a busy few days so I'm a bit behind, oops. I don't really have anything in particular to blog about so I thought I'd just open up blogger and see what rubbish I spouted. Yep, so far it's total rubbish.

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Peanut Butter Brownies

After Twitters meltdown over the Great British Bake Off episode 8 results, I decided to finally start watching it. I agree, the judges were wrong wrong wrong and I'm just as upset as the rest of you. But I digress. I used to love baking when I was younger, and watching GBBO has fired up my passion for it again, so Mum bought me some ingredients and I got baking. 

Monday 23 October 2017

Improving My Lifestyle

Lately I'm all about self improvement, and after reading this post by Sophie, I became inspired to actually write a physical list of how I need to improve myself/my life. 

Sunday 22 October 2017

Bringing The Magic Back Into My Life

A few years ago I started learning about Wicca. I began blogging as a Wiccan and planned to blog about my practise but eventually, Wicca fizzled out of my life and I even took off my pentacle. I was looking at my witchy book collection recently and it got me thinking. I would really like to start practising again.

Saturday 21 October 2017

Questioning Myself

Over the last six years all I have wanted to do career-wise is photography. I quit my retail job to finally get set up and over a year later...I'm still not really set up. 

Friday 20 October 2017

Friday Favourites

Last Friday I posted about 5 Blogs To Binge Read and spoke about sharing sharing my weekly faves. Yep, that's right, I've finally jumped on the bandwagon and am starting a Friday Favourites series. 

Thursday 19 October 2017

My Piercing & Tattoo Wishlist

I'm a huge fan of piercings and tattoos, it's amazing how much confidence they can bring you. Also, who doesn't enjoy being repeatedly stabbed with a needle? I already have a few piercings and tattoos but I absolutely am not done decorating myself. I currently have four piercings; lobes and upper lobes on both ears, and a helix piercing on my left ear, and my septum. I also had a vertical labret a few years ago but it didn't last very long. 

As for tattoos I have three; one of which I hate and deeply regret. My first tattoo was a scorpion on my neck which I still absolutely adore. Then last September, to celebrate leaving my job, I got two thumb tattoos; a crescent moon and a pentacle. Both of which were done really poorly and ended up being the worst £30 I've ever spent. Although the moon is better than the pentacle.

So what am I planning to get next? 

I don't know why but I only want piercings in my left ear rather than both or just my right. I really want either a triple forward helix, or just a central forward helix, and use a 'cluster' stud. I have pretty small ears so the cluster stud is more likely. I also kinda want to make my helix into a triple helix and change the studs for rings.
I'm really tempted by my tragus too, I've wanted that for almost as long as I've had my helix. 
I'm somewhat tempted to stretch my left lobe but it's a bit of a bad idea, as it won't be long before C will get grabby! Also lots of retail places are still really against stretched ears, so it might make future jobs even harder for me to get. I also really want a nostril piercing but I can't decide which side of my nose to have it! Probably my left but I honestly don't know. 
I'm hoping that I'll get gift vouchers (or money) for my piercing studio for my birthday or Christmas, and then I'll have to decide which I want first!

In January I'm planning to get a hedgehog in a floral wreath on my left arm. This will be to remember my Dad by, as Mum had given him the nickname 'Hedgehog' and he loved gardening. It's either that or the Spurs logo and there's no way in hell I'm getting that! I also like the idea of having a dotwork forest scene on my upper right arm, but I'm torn between having it black and grey or colour. 

I really want to get my thumbs redone. Although I'm torn between getting the pentacle covered or improved somehow. But that's a conversation I need to have with a tattooist. I definitely want to get something to represent Charlie but I don't have a clue what yet. I did consider an elephant but he might not even like elephants when he's older. Although I have seen some 'Mum with Baby' tattoos that I like the idea of! 

I'm also considering covering my legs and possibly having a sternum tattoo one day but those won't be for years yet so I haven't really got ideas for those. 

What tattoos or piercings have you always wanted?

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Minimising My Wardrobe

Ahh clothes, my main downfall. I have always had a ton of clothes and yet nothing to wear. I literally have clothes spilling out of my wardrobe and drawers; even stuffed into two suitcases full time! Now I'm bump-free, I thought it was about time I went through my clothes and had a sort out. 

Tuesday 17 October 2017

I'm Happier Single

I have only had two really serious relationships (both lasting two-three years) and as nice as it is to have someone to cuddle every night, I always prefer being single. Even though the initial break ups have always hurt like hell, I've always got through it a happier, more confident person. Although I would say that all my relationships - including the ones that lasted a matter of weeks - have all been toxic one way or another. I have been pressured into sex, I've been with a pathological liar, and two emotional abusers.

Monday 16 October 2017

The Importance of Social Media Detoxes

Considering how 'busy' Mum-life is meant to be, I still manage to find a lot of time to be on my phone/social media. I honestly thought I'd never be able to look at my phone again once Charlie arrived but that just isn't the case at all. It kinda sucks.  

Sunday 15 October 2017

10 Quotes To Live By

One thing I love, is a good quote. They inspire, motivate, and just generally make you feel good. Pinterest is my favourite place to find some fab quotes and naturally I have a board dedicated to them (who doesn't?) that I refer back to again and again when I'm feeling a bit low. I've decided to share ten of my favourites.

Saturday 14 October 2017

Pros & Cons of Blogging

I have been blogging for about four years now. I started in college, when creating and updating a photography blog was a part of my module and I just fell in love with it. Although my tutor never did read any of our blogs so really, why was it a part of our module?! I'm glad it was though. I've learnt a lot in the past four years, and I don't know what I would do without my little space on the Internet now. Probably tweet excessively. Oh wait, I already do that! But I digress. 

Friday 13 October 2017

The Halloween Tag

Last year I was tagged in The Halloween Tag by my niece. However, she didn't post it until mid-November so I've been waiting all this time to do it myself! That's how prepared I've been this year.

Thursday 12 October 2017

Why I Became A Minimalist

My whole life I have been surrounded by stuff. It was never tidy stuff either, every inch of space in my bedroom was covered. I remember one day in particular when I was about seven or eight, and my auntie came round. She had a peep in my bedroom and was horrified to find that my bedroom floor was literally covered in toys. I started tidying up pretty quickly. 

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Journaling and Counselling

Recently I read a post by Jemma where she'd started daily journaling. I used to enjoy writing a daily diary at school and thanks to her; decided to pick it up again. Although I didn't actually start until after my counselling session. 

Tuesday 10 October 2017

15 Zombie-free Halloween Costume Ideas

I love Halloween and it's the only time I actually enjoy having to wear fancy dress.What I don't like, however, is zombies. So I've come up with 15 zombie-free costume ideas for Halloween this year. They don't neccessasarily have to be "sexy" either, despite what every fancy dress shop ever tries to tell us. Although you can be sexy for Halloween if you want, you do you! 
Graphic from hootowlgardens.com

Monday 9 October 2017

50 Questions You've Never Been Asked Tag

I can't remember where I discovered this tag now (oops) but it seems like fun! Feel free to answer the questions on your blog if you fancy it!

Sunday 8 October 2017

My Bullet Journal Layout | July-October

In my last bullet journal post, I said that I didn't have many pages of my bujo left, and wasn't sure if I was going to make another one. Well, I did! I totally surprised myself by continuing to bullet journal throughout July - although I didn't really have much else to do to be honest!

Saturday 7 October 2017

The Seven Deadly Sins & I

Earlier in the year I had to help my niece with her R.E homework and we wrote about the Seven Deadly Sins. I have kind of been a little bit fascinated with them since and thought it would be fun to see how they relate to me and how much they play a role in my life.
 Let's see how sinful I am shall we?

Friday 6 October 2017

5 Blogs To Binge Read

It's not very often that I get a chance to read others blog posts, but when I do there's always the same few that I automatically go to and have a binge read. 

Thursday 5 October 2017

The 101 Items Declutter Week

Pinterest is my favourite place to find inspiration and motivation to declutter. This time it was this article about a 101 item decluttering week. I instantly felt the need to declutter again and worked out I needed to get rid of a minimum of 14 items per day over the course of 7 days (yes, I know that only makes 98, shush). It was a bit daunting but I got stuck in. 

Wednesday 4 October 2017

My Birthday Wishlist

It's my birthday this month! *fully expects to be spoilt* Although to be honest, minimalism is making it really difficult for me to justify wanting basically anything, so I actually have very little I want! 

Tuesday 3 October 2017

2017 Blog Goals | Update

Back in July I set myself a few goals to achieve by the end of the year. With just two months left to go (holy hell there's only two months of 2017 left?!) I thought I'd update you all on how I'm getting on.

Sunday 1 October 2017

Hello October

Wow, October already huh? That has gone crazy fast; my baby boy is almost 3 months old already! Plus, I'm turning 22 at the end of the month. Feels like only yesterday I was celebrating my 21st. I haven't kicked off the month with some goals for an extremely long time (partly because I suck, partly because I didn't think I'd have time with Charlie) but I decided to go for it this month. October is my month after all!