Home Updates with Poundstretchers [AD]

It has almost been two years now since Lee and myself moved into our little two bedroom flat and we are slowly improving the decor and really putting our stamp on the place. So when Poundstretcher got in contact asking if I’d like to choose some items, I jumped at the chance to buy some homeware. I’ve previously written about our book-nook area of the living room when we first moved into the flat. This is one area of the flat that has been re-arranged a billion times. But I am finally really happy with the way it is now…

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BLOG RE-BRAND: A WHOLE NEW LOOK

After 4 years of Alice’s Wonder Emporium, and almost 7 years of blogging on and off with various blogs that we will not speak of. I decided it was finally time to have a full blog re-brand and finally make the move from Blogger to WordPress. As anybody in the bloggersphere knows Phil from Pipdig is the place to go for Blogger to WordPress migration and super stylish blog layouts. Having spent the past couple of months doing some freelance marketing work I had a nice little pot of extra money I’d saved up. So decided this was the best time…

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Minimalism, De-cluttering and How I’m Trying to Buy Less.

Minimalism. That’s probably a word everybody is aware of these days, you see it all over Pinterest with minimal wardrobes and minimal decor etc. I admit it wasn’t really something I paid that much attention to, until earlier in the year. I’ve spoken a little bit before about hoarding tendencies, like this post where I talked about how I declutter when I tend to hold onto things I don’t need or use. I’ve read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up and it really did help me to de-clutter items in my home that didn’t bring me joy. But I quickly found myself…

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Dining at 100ft with Chaophraya and S.Pellegrino [AD]

Dining at 100ft with Chaophraya and S.Pellegrino   When the email arrived in my inbox inviting me along to Newcastle in the sky in collaboration with S.Pellegrino I instantly said yes.  I mean how often do you get the chance to dine 100ft in the air? Then reality hit and as somebody who isn’t all that good with heights, you can imagine how scared I was.  But I was lucky enough that Lee agreed to come along as my plus one, as I don’t think I would have managed to get myself up there on my own. We were told to…

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Cruelty Free Skincare: My favourite Lush Products

I’ve spoken previously in posts about switching products over to cruelty free beauty and makeup products. But I must admit my vanity took over a little and I found myself still buying products that had been tested on animals. Then back in July, something changed.  After a weekend spent watching Netflix documentaries, I decided I couldn’t carry on the way I was and I finally made the decision to become vegetarian with the intent to be fully plant-based eventually. I’ve begun making little changes in my lifestyle and I no longer eat meat or fish, I drink plant-based milk 90%…

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