Friday, 27 July 2012

So Proud!

I hope everyone's getting patriotic and getting into the spirit of things with the Olympic opening ceremony in full swing. I, myself, am not a massive fan of sports other than rugby but this is an important event and am trying to be enthusiastic. 

However, a few other things have happened tonight.

First off, our trip to Dorset has been cancelled as our windscreen got smacked and we cant go anywhere until Autoglass pop over tomorrow, so my planned post has been sabotaged by road debris...

However, in more exciting news, 2 weeks earlier, Pete's sister has gone into labour and my nephew is due in the next 24 hours!! What an exciting time for it to happen and a memory that will stay for a long time.

I will keep updating on twitter but I am a very excited Auntie!

Stay tuned!!




We are with baby!!! 

More info to follow :) :)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

Hi ya'll. Ive been drafting a few blog entry ideas all week and have many things and photos to show, in the meantime however, I have been lucky enough to have been voted the Liebster Blog Award by both Cheryl of and Stefi of
I would like to thank these two great girlies for their gift, I truly do appreciate it! Please check out their blogs if you hadn't already done so. 

So as I was nominated by both, I will answer both Cheryl's and Stefi's questions.  Rules are below.

Its an award for up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers

The rules for receiving the award are as follows :

1) Each person must post 11 things about themselves

2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.

3) Choose 11 people and link them in the post

4)Go to their page and tell them

5) No tag backs!

11 Things about me!

1) I have begun a small obsession of wearing dresses.
2) I love reading. Much prefer it over TV anyday.
3) I find it really hard to let go of pretty much anything. I still cant watch the ending of Glee!
4) Which ties me into number 4 - I'm a huge Gleek.
5) I am a total nerd and love the comic book heros
6) Sometimes I hate who I am. I annoy myself then spiral about what others think.
7) I will always go out of my way for others no matter how much it puts me out
8) Part of my little finger is missing where I lost it in a kitchen vs blade incident 10 years ago.
9) I'm a qualified Legal Secretary.
10) I have a genetic back condition
11) I'm a make up and accessories whore bag!

Cheryl's  Questions
What made you start blogging? I read an article in the Daily Fail which featured Lorna of The Ginger Peardrop. Naomi from Diamonds 'n' Pearls was featured which got me reading. I started reading more and one day I was house sitting my Nan's house and started writing! Girls got me inspired!
Heels or Flats? Flats but I try heels at least once a week.
Eyeshadows or Mascara? Mascara as I have to chose but use both daily.
Clothes or Make up? Arrgh no fair!! Erm, Clothes - gun to my head.
What is your most item you use? My cocoa butter moisturising cream. Could not live without it.
Whats your most brand that you use that often? Probably Avon
Evans or Yours? I love both but the girls in Yours are on first name terms with me! Yours is more accessible and more affordable.
What make up item would you not leave the house with out on? Eyeliner!
Whats the most item you couldnt live without? Probably my phone and/or iPad. Cant chose!
What high street stores you shop at? Yours, Evans, sometimes Tesco.
Make up or Clothing If you had to choose you would take away with you? Clothes. I forgot make up on our honeymoon and had to go out and buy some!


Stefi's Questions
What's your most worn item of clothing? My Yours floral dress. I wear it once a week and wore it to two weddings in one month!
Do you prefer to shop alone or with friends? Alone, my style is smack bang in the middle of my friends. Plus I get embarrassed about sizes etc so would rather get in and out on my own.
Whoes style would you steal if you could? Famous - it would be Tess Munster. Love all the stuff she wears and how she has her hair etc. Non-Famous it would be Rachel from 
I love her cute hair styles and dresses :) Awesome shoe collection too.
Beach Holiday or City Break? Both. I cant chose. I love the sea, being near the sea, by it, on it, in it - but Vegas is my all time fave place to be. Nothing compares!
One Peice or Bikini on the Beach? One piece. With sarong. Hidden under a huge pair of sunglasses.
Dresses or Pants (Trousers)? Dresses by a long shot
How do you feel about Belts? Love em, but just dont really have the boobs or hips to pull them off AND be comfortable.
Best Sale Bargain EVER? My floral New Look dress, it was something like £6 from the sale and I wear it every week.
Chick flick or action movie? Either or really, If I had to chose, chick flick.
A feel good song is? Something I can relate to AND belt out, up loud on my own. At the moment, rock stuff aside, I'm digging Pink.
Tea or Coffee? I love tea more than most things in life. I'm sure its 80% tea nad 20% blood that runs through my veins.

Right, now my 11 questions:

1. If you could own ANY retail chain and mould it how you wanted and have infinite free clothes - who would it be?
2. If you had no ties and could move any where in the world, where would you go?
3. Favourite colour to wear?
4. Item of clothing you know doesn't suit you but you LOVE anyway?
5. Fave nail colour/brand?
6. Body part you love and why?
7. One thing you want to do by your next birthday?
8. Do you have any tattoos, or ideas for one?
9. Pen or pencil?
10. Do you prefer texting or talking?
11. Who inspired you to be the person you are today?

And the nominees are;

And I know youve been nominated a gazillion times for this but I couldn't miss a nod at these two girls.

 Thats enough for tonight. To the girls that voted for me, thank you so much. For the girls Ive nominated, thanks for inspiring me

Mucho Love

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Plus North

So the much anticipated plus size event finally came around last weekend and myself, plus my friend Alison, hot footed it to Leeds to join in.

A combination of excitement and my schedule left me going to bed late and then not sleeping so after an hours sleep, I pulled my fat arse out of bed to pick Alison up for the coach. Pete kindly drove us to MK to avoid the first leg of the trip and an hour and a half wait at MK's coach station so even though we had left the house at 6.30am, the road trip didn't officially start until 9am-ish.

We got to the hotel an hour before the event and thought we had enough time to get changed and out. Except for my map reading skills being shit and taking us 10mins in the wrong direction! Trusty Alison got out her GPS and eventually we arrived. We gate crashed the catwalk show and stood watching.

Toni ( must have recognised me as she knew just which badge to give me (thank you for that, hun!). 

Becky ( did a bloody amazing job of the mic work and was simply mind blowing. I'm not sure I could have done all that. Together, her and Toni really pulled it off and it was brilliant fun and all round a successful event! 

Simplybe were sponsors which made me fell hella guilty for wearing a Very dress! The clothes that the lovely ladies showcased were amazing and I'm sure will be costing me a fortune once the shopping ban is lifted!

For me It was like meeting celebrities as I pointed out people whose blogs I read and whose Twitters I watch so It was a tad intimidating. I did get crazy shy and in hindsight would have loved to have spoken to more of you. Luckily for me, Lolly of lollylikesfatshion and Rachel of adressisforlife came over to me with Lisa of These ladies were amazingly nice and not only did I enjoy their company, I felt so at ease with them and would like to spend more time with them. Maybe not so tired and shy though next time! 

We spent some time with Curvissa, styling their dummy's and filling a few things out for them. We also spent an unknown amount of time crooning over Chloes amazing Jewellery! Its a shame It wasn't pay day, thats for sure.

We ended up leaving with our amazing goody bag, headed out for dinner after a quick freshen up and then back to the hotel for sleeps.

Enough of the drivel, here are some crap photo's I took. Some of them sneakily done (Sorry Rachel!!).

Ready for the photos?!

Crafty mirror shot as I forgot to take proper outfit pics

Go blurry Lolly!

Fabulous lady

Alison again :)

Photo ninja- Lisa and Lolly

Tried to get a crafty one of Rachel and Alison photobombed it lol

Alison, styling

Lovely Curvissa peeps

Alisons part creation

My mess

Alisons finished piece

Cool taps

Think we dragged the weather with us!

Homeward bound

I wore the dress again today just so I had a chance to take some more photo's of it. I'm still unsure as I don't do high necks and having no boobs and being all bum and belly, I think it didn't suit my shape. But I like it so I'll wear it! I added a belt this time (forever21) and a vintage brooch.

Dress today

So if you made it this far, thank you! I haven't posted pics of Chloe's amazing Jewellery that I managed to swipe as I want to showcase it in a post of its own. 

I had an amazing time and wish It wasn't over. I still wish I had pulled myself and met more of you lovely ladies. Until the next time :)


Monday, 2 July 2012

Birthday Blues

So Friday saw me bring in my 27th birthday. I've not had a great track record with birthdays, between family and friends forgetting, fights, arguments and break ups, I never seem to have high hopes anymore. This year was no exception. So much so, I'm not even ready to talk about it.

But thanks to my friends, celebrations on the Saturday were pretty good and I got a little squiffy. 

So here's a round up of what I've been up to the last few weeks.

Me and the girls made (green) cakes.

I looked like a 50's house wife

I was cooking dinner for my husband, caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and laughed. Then decided I looking fricking rocking and took a picture.

 I bought some new nail varnish

I bought the pink and the silver crackle effect nail varnish. This brand, W7, (No7 anyone!?) was a £1 from Savers. I teamed the pink with my red Fearne varnish.

 I made a picture frame

I was feeling crafty one night so using a scrap of tester wallpaper, a bit of card and an old clip frame, I made this delight for our hallway.

My husband 'tried' to help me hoover

All he had to do was to empty it into the bin.

The white corner you can see bottom left? thats the cupboard where the bins kept so he only just didn't make it. The effects of having 2 dogs and a man in the house. 


My 3 month old nephew 'signed' my birthday card :)

Obviously with a helping hand from his mother, but the pen was in his hand. My ovaries are still aching.

Thats about it really. Ive just started a well earned week off work so will be going through clothes and knocking around so maybe showing my face a bit more. Also, my Plus North ticket arrive (YAY!!) so am trying to prepare outfits and travel plans. Our original plans have been altered so will only be staying in Leeds for 1 night, and have to leave the house at 7am to get there in time for the event but its going to be so worth it :)

May even have a sneaky order on Simplybe for a new dress ;)

Mucho Love