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.
The notion of self-care is one that’s been somewhat pushed on us more and more, especially over what seems to be the last year or so. Before I started blogging, I can’t say I had ever heard the phrase “self-care” before in my life. That being said, I thing self-care is extremely important and if anything, the fact that it’s been talked about here, there and everywhere right now is a welcome reminder to all of us to take damn care of ourselves every once in a while.
So at the end of June, I set myself a few little goals for July. I was feeling super good and motivated so I figured that was as good a time as any to achieve shit! Today I wanted to go through the goals I set myself for July (even though we’re now halfway through August) and see what I managed to achieve and what I failed miserably at. Which wasn’t a lot. Because I was on it last month. Which is more than what can be said for August, as I sit here writing this at 2 in the afternoon with cheese in my hair.
We all know what’s involved in having a great vacation experience. It’s all about being open and receptive to other cultures and people. And it’s important to go around the world and ensure that you get to see everything our beautiful planet has to offer. But I’m going to stop you there. Because I feel that if you want to fully enjoy the trip, you will need to sort certain things out before you go. Continue reading