Feeling Festive #jumpindresses with George @ Asda
Fashion

Feeling Festive #jumpindresses with George @ Asda

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I hope you are all having a fantastic day and stuffing your face with as much chocolate as your body can handle. I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to show you all my new favourite “not christmas-y but still festive-ish” jumper dress courtesy of George for their #jumpindresses campaign. As somebody who is a big fan of both jumpers and dresses (this is pretty much all my wardrobe consists of right now) i’m not really sure why i’ve never tried combining the two and worn a jumper dress before. WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING WITH MY…

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Trying Something Different With Luxemme
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Trying Something Different With Luxemme

When I was contacted by Luxemme asking if i’d like to choose an item and feature it on my blog my first thought was “Shit i’ll have to take photo’s of myself” – something that I haven’t felt comfortable doing in about a year and a half now. But then I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to push my limits and step out of my comfort zone, somewhere I really enjoy remaining inside. Plus with the christmas season fast approaching I felt this would be the ample opportunity to grab something for all these thousands of christmas parties…

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Quaint Cafe’s – Newcastle’s Hidden Gems
Food

Quaint Cafe’s – Newcastle’s Hidden Gems

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I love quaint little cafe’s and coffee shops. The individuality of them, getting to know the staff and not to mention the range and variety on their menus. I’d happily pick that over a pumpkin spiced latte and a ham and cheese toastie any day of the week. So when I was asked by Talented Talkers and Travelodge to write about my favourite places in Newcastle I jumped at the chance to feature a handful of my favourite spots, and believe me it was hard to pick only a few. Curious Leaves…

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#BloggersWhitleyBayHoliday – A Trip To The Sea
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#BloggersWhitleyBayHoliday – A Trip To The Sea

A few weeks ago now I travelled down the road to Whitley Bay Caravan Park to spend the day with Rachel, Rhi, Laura, Alison and Craig for a mini “bloggers holiday” organised by the gorgeous Beca. Now Whitley Bay is my local beach, so the caravan park isn’t somewhere I was likely to visit before. So spending the day there was a great way to spent a rather warm October day.  The park itself is in the perfect location of just being on the border between North Tyneside and Northumberland, with the freedom to travel up or down the coast…

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Pact Coffee – Artisan Coffee Straight Through Your Door.
Food

Pact Coffee – Artisan Coffee Straight Through Your Door.

Believe it or not over the last decade I have gone from hating coffee in every single shape or form, to being a fully functioning coffee addict. Starting my coffee journey off drinking uber chocolatey mochas, which truthfully taste more than chocolate than anything else. To now being in a position where I enjoy tasting a range of different coffees with different undertones and flavours. Yep, not all coffee tastes the same. Now i’ve always tended to buy my coffee from the supermarket and I can never seem to get my coffee at home to taste as nice as when…

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#NEBOOKSWAP – North East Bloggers Book Swap
Books

#NEBOOKSWAP – North East Bloggers Book Swap

Images nabbed from Rhi As I mentioned in my last post, i’ve recently attended a few blogger events recently that have re-kindled my love for blogging. Theres nothing quite like being in a room full of bloggers to get you motivated again. The event has to be one of my favourite I’ve attended in a very long time, hosted by the babes Rhi and Fiona, this was a book swap! I’d attended a clothes swap back in the summer which I really enjoyed. So as soon as I heard there was a one with books I just had to get…

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Hey Alice, Where The Hell Have You Been?
Lifestyle

Hey Alice, Where The Hell Have You Been?

So you’ve probably noticed i’ve been pretty quiet over the past three months. Saying that I seem to have had an influx of new followers regardless. So hello to you guys, welcome! Its nice that you could stop by. Now the rest of you might have been wondering where the hell i’ve gotten to? Well do not fret I am still here, I’ve just been working constantly for the past three months.  Back in June I finally started my new job, having had to wait months for my checks and my references to go through (please don’t mention references to…

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#Toastofthetown: Cupcake Decorating @ The Copthorne Hotel
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#Toastofthetown: Cupcake Decorating @ The Copthorne Hotel

For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed baking and decorating cakes, and I always thought I was pretty good at it. In hindsight I can bake a pretty good vanilla cupcake and decorate it with vanilla frosting. Not very creative really. So when I was invited along to The Copthorne Hotel by Joe Blogs to attend a cupcake decorating afternoon, I couldn’t say no.  We were lucky enough to be under the expert hands of Julie from Julie’s Cake House, a local cake business who specialise in beautifully decorated cakes and even decorating classes. Julie was amazing…

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Bedroom Snippets.
Interiors

Bedroom Snippets.

Since moving back into my parents house i’ve become a little obsessed with making my bedroom look as homely as possible. I think its due to when I was living in a student house I was really limited to what I was allowed to do to make my room nice. But now back home i’m able to hang things on the wall, re-arrange all the furniture and re-decorate, I have been in my element.  For me, my bedroom is like my haven, I can lock myself up in my room away from everything and just relax. I think having a…

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Feeling Fruity
Fashion

Feeling Fruity

As of late I have grown a weird and somewhat wonderful obsession with food, mostly fruit, related clothing an accessories. It all started with me getting my hands on a second-hand watermelon print midi skirt. A skirt that if I could I would wear every single day of my life as it makes me feel amazing (which is rare for me at the moment). I’ve a new found love for fun and colourful clothing especially those with food prints on them. I’ve even recently bought myself some pear print fabric to make myself my own version of my watermelon skirt,…

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Hillary’s Crafting Challenge: How To Make A Lampshade.
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Hillary’s Crafting Challenge: How To Make A Lampshade.

Back in March I took part in an amazing event with Hillary’s thanks to the team at Joe Bloggers, which you can read about here. At the event we were told there would be a craft competition for us to enter at a later date where we would be sent some of Hillary’s fabric and have to make something out of it. I must admit at the event I didn’t do ALL that well at the sewing, so I thought this competition would be a good opportunity for my to practice my crafting skills a little, all with the chance…

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Summer Style With Jones The Bootmaker
Fashion

Summer Style With Jones The Bootmaker

Summer is that one time of year where I struggle with fashion and having no idea what to wear. With black tights and layers are being comfort blanket, when the weather starts to heat up my confidence goes out the window. My biggest issue is staying cool whilst still feeling relatively ‘put together’ without having to worry about how pale and chunky I think my legs are. Recently i’ve been thinking more and more about ways I can stay stylishly cool on those odd warmer days we are getting here in the UK.  On hot summery days I always struggle…

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