Monday, 18 August 2014

Paperchase Haul

Whenever Paperchase has a sale on I use it as my excuse to stock up while saving money. They had a summer sale on a couple of weeks ago and I'm going to show you what I got!

Washi Tape set was £8.00 Sale £3.50
Memo Block was £5.00 sale £3.50
I am always thinking and planning ahead when it comes to Birthdays and Christmas because lets face it, it's all very expensive. So whenever I see something I buy it and put it in what I call, my present box. Got this little tube themed memo block as a present for some friends who have just moved in together in London. 

Water Bottle - was £6.00 sale £3.00!
I kept saying to myself that I needed to get a proper water bottle rather than buying throw away bottles all of the time so I saw this and loved it. The look of it is great and it keeps your water surprisingly cool. Downfalls are the screw lid which can be a pain to get on, especially quickly! 

Stationary set sale £3.50
This little set was bought for a special little lady who will be starting school in September! I know it's not the norm for' first day of school' presents but I thought it was too cute not to get. I know that it's something I would have loved as a child!

 Both of these scrapbooks were over half price from what I an remember. They are usually at least £10 each so I always buy a few even if I'm not sure what I'm going to be using them for yet! The top one has white pages and I've had my eye on it for a while because it's just so beautiful. The bottom on is simpler and has brown craft pages which I love too. I find that this size and square shape is perfect for scrapbooking. I have tried other shapes and makes but it's just not the same!

I hope you liked my haul, I got all of this for under £32 including free postage. Hurrah!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Holiday to Gran Canaria

It's been a whole week since my Boyfriend and I got back from our holiday in Gran Canaria! It was the first time ever that we have been on a beach holiday and we loved it (didn't want to come home to reality!). Here are a few snaps of what we got up to...!

It was such an amazing holiday, relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. I'm already thinking about my next holiday that I want to plan!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Back to Blogging

I've been a little quiet here lately. Ok maybe more than a little, 2 whole months of quiet if you are counting. I didn't make a conscious decision to 'take a break' but my non virtual life kind of just took over!

In the last two months I have travelled all of the country and been on holiday abroad. I have celebrated some big milestones with some special people, lots of family time, a wedding and just enjoying summer life. I also felt that I was spending large chunks of my days (sometimes all day every day!) on my laptop and when my boyfriend and I got home from work we weren't actually spending any time together. 

As I've mentioned before, this year I took on two jobs and continued to run my Etsy shop which is a lot. Don't get me wrong, I love being busy and I still plan to continue everything but I realised that I simply cannot do everything all at the same time.

I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm back to blogging! I've missed my little virtual home but seem to have a better balance between virtual one and my real one.