Daily we are bombarded by advertising of stuff companies want us to buy. In a digitally dominated world, these temptations can often be hard to miss when they’re being shoved in your face constantly. Which leads us to, even more, money problems, potential money problems even non-existent money problems that we spend hours worrying about for absolutely no reason. I’m guilty of all of the above and often find myself thinking of outrageous ways I could make a bit of extra dolla (lap dancing, writing a book and selling my eggs have all crossed my mind). Whilst I’m by no means an expert, I do have a couple of little life hacks which could gain you a few extra quid or help you save that little bit more efficiently!
long while ago now, I asked around on Twitter for some healthy crisp alternatives to include with the weekly shop. I went on a bit of a health splurge but because I absolutely freaking love crisps, I wanted to find something which kept the cravings at bay but was healthier than the average Walkers which I would usually buy. I received a cheeky little message from Popchips, asking for my address and a couple of days later, some vouchers appeared on my doorstep for some free Popchips! I thought it was super kind of them and they haven’t asked for anything in return but I wanted to do a lil mini review just to say thank you.
If you follow me on Twitter, you *may* have noticed that I like Formula 1. A lot. You will be inundated with my obsessive tweeting every Formula 1 weekend which range from me frantically trying to find out when the race will be put on catch up to declaring my love for Jenson Button. I’ve not been a motorsport fan for very long – compared to some of my lovely F1 friends I’ve met who have been dedicated fans since they were little – in actual fact, it’s been no time at all. But, since my first glimpse of F1, when my boyfriend set his alarm for 5:30 in the morning to watch the first practice session in Malaysia last year, my interest has piqued and it hasn’t stopped since. I absolutely adore every aspect of Formula 1 as a sport and have made a huge effort to find out as much as I can about the cars, the teams and drivers and the history of this incredibly exciting, intimidating and captivating sport. And this year, I experienced my very first event! Which will hopefully be the first of many.
Over the past year or so, I’ve found myself becoming more and more passionate about food, cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. I didn’t quite realise how much of a hobby this would become for me but I’ve very much enjoyed trying new foods and experimenting with new recipes and equipment. I tend to stick to the more savoury side, as that’s what I appear to be a little better at but today, I’m trying my hand at making something completely new: Ice cream.
The blogging world, it’s a mess. Life under the sea, is better than anything they got up there. The seaweed is always greener… Ok stop. I hope y’all got the Little Mermaid reference there otherwise this is hella awkward. But in all seriousness, it is a bit of a mess of late and I think a lot of bloggers will be inclined to agree. So I’m just going to go ahead and add fuel to the fire and talk about all the things I’m so goddamn bored of hearing in the blogging world right now. This is a tongue in cheek type post and wasn’t intended to offend anyone. But you know, it probably will.
Last month, I wrote about the Fresh Fiction: Box Not To Miss subscription box I received from the fantastic guys at Cratejoy. They specialise in all things subscription box and have a massive amount of different boxes to suit all types and interests on their site. This month, I was ever so lucky to receive another of their amazing boxes, this time it was the Nerdy Bookworm Box. I absolutely loved this box so let me share with you what goodies were inside!
It’s no secret that blogging can get to people’s heads. Mine included. In a whole bunch of different ways. We forget why we started blogging and lose that initial love we had for it in the beginning. We get bogged down with stats, petty dramas or lack of motivation. We become too reliant on product reviews and forget what it’s like to write our own, original and authentic content. We see everything as a chore and the passion gradually dwindles slightly. It’s nothing to be ashamed about and I believe (for myself anyway) that these feelings will ebb and flow all the way through my blogging life. But I am here today to talk about blogging affirmations and things we should always try and remember when we’re feeling somewhat off about blogging.
Every so often, it’s good to take on a new challenge and turn your life upside down. Change keeps up on our toes and makes life interesting. If you love to travel, and you’re feeling brave, why not take the plunge and move abroad? If you like the sound of a new adventure, here are some considerations to bear in mind.
Choosing the right location and finding work: This is perhaps the most important step you’ll take. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do when you get there? What kind of vision do you have for your new life? Are you eager to land a high-powered job in a bustling city? Do you dream of indulging your creative talents in a beach house overlooking the sea? Are you aiming to set up a new business, or can you carry on your current job and work from home? If you’re still working, your job opportunities may influence your search. If you’re hoping to cut down or even retire, there will be more important factors to consider. Continue reading
I love stationery, cards, stickers and just generally cute things and I always enjoy reviewing products such as these. After meeting Hannah on Twitter, I received a couple of her greetings cards in the post from her small business Sew Bloom – which specialises in cute, handmade cards for different occasions all of which have super adorable designs. Today I’m going to be talking about the cards she sent me and I also have a mini Q&A with Hannah herself at the bottom of this post to talk more about Sew Bloom and what it’s like to run a small business! And don’t miss a cheeky discount code at the bottom of the post on all your Sew Bloom Etsy orders!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but a lot of peeps who start a blog have the intention of hopefully, maybe, doing product reviews somewhere down the line. I know I did. And I’ll be the first to admit that getting free stuff is f***ing awesome. And having brands put their products and trust in your hands is f***ing awesome. But unfortunately, with so many bajillions of bloggers all hoping and working for the same thing, products don’t always come to us at the rate we want them to.