Monday, 9 January 2017

New years resolution

I cannot believe that we are actually in 2017 already, how has this happened? Well it's now the new year and I have set myself some New years resolutions, lets hope I can stick with them this time.

1. Try not to worry as much, 

This is so important for me as I stress so much and cause myself more stress by worrying about things that are out of my control or worrying about things that haven't even happened yet.

2. Lose some weight / look after myself

I have let myself go a little and I am seriously not happy with the way I look, I am going to try and eat cleaner, cut down on treats and exercise a little. I also want to take better care of my skin, teeth and everything else in general.

3. Read as many books as possible

I am sadly quite a slow reader but I am determined to read more this year, I love finding stories that I can fully emerge myself in and enter a world that is so different to the one I am in.

4. Make memories

This is one I make and usually managed to fulfil, I love making memories with my little girl and sadly she will be off to school in September this year so I want to make the most memories possible before then. 

5. Be myself

I need to embrace who I am more, because at the end of the day I am the only one that can do that. I feel a bit like I have lost my identity but that is something I want to do this year, find it again.

Have you made any resolutions this year? If so I'd love to know.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Boxing Day Haul | Zoella Beauty and Lush

I have never really been bothered about the sales but I got some money for Christmas and wanted to spend it on something I liked but as frugally as possible so I took advantage of the boxing day sales while I could. I shopped online as it's just easier and I can see what deals I was getting.

The first place I visiting was Superdrug as I remember getting a Zoella Beauty set last year after Christmas for a lot cheaper. I was so happy that I managed to find the things that I got for such a good price.

I picked a pack of Just Crackers crackers which I had got my eye on from when she showed them in her video. these are four card crackers which you twist to open and find a travel size version of Zoella's gingerbread range, which smells amazing. these were down to £3.99.

The second thing that I picked up was a pack of her bath fizzers, these are again in the gingerbread scent and are in such a cute shape of a gingerbread man which you can snap in two. You get three in a pack and I paid £2.99

I could not end the boxing day sales without visiting the Lush website, but what a shambles that was. I entered a queue and 9am which was moving fine, so I left it to it. but 10am it was paused but it was for everyone so I got on with my day just checking back to see any progress, which there was none. It came to about 4pm and it hadn't moved so I went on my laptop and it worked fine...but hey.

Anyway, when I finally got onto the site there was quite a bit left. I picked up 2x Northern Light bath bombs, 2x Luxury Lush Pud bath bombs, 2x Butterbear bath bombs and 2x Shoot for the Stars bath bomb. Sadly all the bubble bars had gone but I was happy with what I managed to get. I spent about £18 with delivery too.

Did you managed to get any bargains in the sale?

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Me and Mine | December 2016

Viki has been loving
- All out decorations, it makes our house so cosy
- Reading, I am currently reading the Christmasaurus
- Anything Harry Potter, since going to the studios back in Noember it's brought back my love for it.

Lilly has been loving
- Making Christmas treats with mummy
- Cbeebies Nutcracker, she has watched it so many times now I swear she knows all the words
- The Advent games on the Cbeebies website, she loves doing this every year.

Liam has been loving
- Our homemade mince pies, he has been gobbling them down
- Farming simulator still....he is seriously addicted
- Hogging the bed haha, I swear we need a bigger bed.

My blog went a little messed up for a while but I believe I have sorted it out and will be posting these on the date they were meant to appear on my blog. Happy New Year.

The Me and Mine Project

Friday, 30 December 2016

Mummy + Me | December 2016

Another month over, and another year over. It has been the most crazy and stressful year so far but we have made it though to the end. 

December was lovely, my favourite month, just because of Christmas really. Lilly was so understanding of it all this year and was sure that Santa had forgotten her, bless her heart, but that did mean a very late night on Christmas Eve for us. 

The rest of the month went by in a flash really, we had family to visit, Christmas fayres to go to, presents to wrap, food to buy and it just didn't see like I was very organised at all. And sadly this month, my car decided that it was going to give up all together and blow a head gasket :( so it's sadly off to the scrap yard. 

The picture this month is one of my complete favourite photos of us together, it is taken from during Vlogmas when Daddy got his old Auorora AFX out, this is a kind of scalextric which Lilly found highly amusing and I managed to catch a picture of a purely amazing giggle.

I hope that 2016 has done better for you than it has for us and I hope you had a most wonderful Christmas time.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

My Year in Pictures

I can't believe we are at the end of another year but I certainly am looking towards a fresh new page in 2017. We have not had the best year and we have also lost some amazingly talented celebrities too. But I want to share a few pictures that have made my year the best it could be.


Our little of snow that we had at the beginning of the year....It literally lasted half a day but we enjoyed it while it lasted


I completed my first (and only in the end) of my new years resolutions and passed my driving test. This was my second attempt and only got 5 minors.


March came Easter and Liam's 25th birthday, it was a pretty uneventful time but we did make some amazing nest cakes.


This month was the month that I finally had use of a car and wanted to us it. We took a few drives out and had some lovely days together.


We finally got some lovely weather and we took the chance to have a family BBQ for Lil's great Granddad's, we even got the paddling pool out. We also took our first trip away to the BHP show at Lydden Hill Race Track.


June brought the clouds back but that didn't stop us from enjoying some days out, the main one was Armed Forces Day, this year the event was organised by my Dad so it was brilliant to support him.


This was the last term for Lil's first year at nursery, it was quite eventful with a BBQ and the charity toddle waddle that Lilly participated in. she was a jelly fish which was I was quite proud of creating.


August was the busiest month with the local carnival, which my Dad took part in as a hippy and then we ended up going camping twice, at Rural past times and Festival of transport


The month where I turned 25 and Lilly, my baby girl turned 4! It is absolutely mad. We took a tip to Port Lympne Animal Reserve for her birthday. She also started a new year a nursery and I applied for her school place too.


The month when Lilly got her glasses, she looks so grown up. We also had a lovely family Halloween with sweets and Halloween Simpsons.


This was the month that I had been most excited about since August, my Mum told me she was going to get tickets for the Harry Potter studios and I chose to going during the Hogwarts in the Snow period. 


The last month of the year, the craziest and most stressful of the year which ends in an amazing week of family, food and festive cheer.

Happy New Year, I hope that 2017 brings the best to you!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Lilly's Christmas Eve Basket | 2016

I have just finished sorting out Lilly's Christmas eve basket for this year and I wanted to share what I have included. We are out for some of Christmas eve at my parents so don't have a huge amount this year.

To keep her entertained though the day we have an activity book which I brought from Aldi last year. I believe they have sold some this year too. We also have The Snowman Dvd and The night before Christmas to occupy her before bed but to calm her at the same time.

Food / treat wise I have made a hot chocolate cone like last year an also I will be filling the milk bottle brought from pound stretcher with some dolly mixtures for a sweet treat. We also have a treat for the reindeer, we have some magical reindeer food, this is a mixture of oats, carrots and edible glitter.

Lastly as an extra I have added a Christmas teddy, this year it is a polar bear which she got with some kinder chocolate a while back. I have also included some festive pajama's to wear on Christmas eve, this year they are Little Miss Christmas ones.

Activity Book: Aldi 69p
The Snowman DVD: Tesco £7 (boxset with The snowman and the snowdog)
The Night Before Christmas Book: eBay around £3
Hot Chocolate Cone: Homemade How to post
Milk Bottle: Poundstretcher 69p
Dolly Mixtures: Tesco 40p
Polar Bear Teddy: Tesco £5 with Kinder Chocolate
Pajamas: A gift (price uknown)

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Currently Reading | The Christmasaurus

I finally finished reading Christmas with Billy and Me which means another book to tell you all about, this one written by the Husband of the Billy and Me's author, Tom Fletcher.

I wanted to keep on top with the Christmas books while it's socially acceptable, and just to get me into the festive season. I have started to read The Christmasaurus. I am three chapters in and am loving it already. All I know is that it is about a young boy called William Trundle who is in a wheelchair, he has a magical adventure with a dinosaur on Christmas eve. That's all I can tell you but with Christmas and dinosaurs you can't go wrong.

I know that next year there is going to be a live show for the book in The Hammersmith theatre in London near Christmas and I do believe it is being made into an animated film too. I would love to know if your going to the show at all.

Originally Published: 6th October 2016
Author: Tom Fletcher
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Christmas