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Who would I trade places with for the day and why

Hey lovelies,

I hope you’re having an amazing start to the week.

I’ve read many blogpost list ideas since I started blogging, lots of which were not relevant to me or my cup of tea but when I seen this idea, I knew straight away who it would be, so I had to do this post (the only problem is, I can’t actually remember whos’ list this belonged to).

The person I’d trade places with for a day is –

  • My niece, Tallie (Natalie).

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    ~ Me & Tallie ~

Here’s my reasons why –

  • She’s one of the strongest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing
  • She’s a mother & makes it look so easy & so much fun
  • She has the ability to let you know when she’s pissed off with you, with just one look, I’ve had that look on more than one occasion & immediately thought “why did I say/do that?”, honestly, I wanted the ground to just open up & swallow me (I’m so sorry for the times I received that look). She doesn’t need to argue with you & she doesn’t like to.
  • She loves love, happiness & smiles, she oozes them & has plenty to go around.
  • She’s so girlie, I love it.
  • She has the ability to light up a room upon immediate entry & no matter your mood, always manages to make you smile.
  • She gives her life to her children & has such a busy mum schedule but still finds time to make you welcome into her home, she would greet you at her door no matter the time of day with a smile & an offer of a hot beverage.
  • She puts me in mind of a swan, when you observe her, she glides by gracefully but underneath it all, her inner ‘legs’ must be going like the clappers. Hehe.
  • I’ve never known anyone like her.

The tag words I’ve attached to this post are just some of the words I would associate with Tallie.

I’m proud beyond words to call her my niece & wish I seen her more than I do.

Love you lots Tallie.

I do have more of an unrealistic pick –

Kate Middleton –

I would love to know if she’s able to live a remotely normal life with her family & how they all interact (here’s a thought for you, William & Harry remind me of Stefan & Damon in Vampire Diaries! William’s Stefan, more stable & Harry’s Damon, seems to like danger & take more risks. Hehe).

I hope you have an amazing week.

Bye for now.

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Blogmas Day #3 | My festive bucket list

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Morning lovelies,

Happy December, I hope you have an amazing festive season.

Here’s my festive bucket list –

  • Host a christmas party (with games)
  • Make mince pies
  • Go midnight mass on christmas eve
  • Watch carol singing
  • Sing some christmas carols
  • Wear a christmas outfit/jumper to work (if only for one day)
  • Make mulled wine (even if it’s the cheats version)
  • Watch the sun set
  • Watch the sun rise
  • Play in the snow (IF it snows)
  • Enjoy nice festive food & drink
  • Spend time with family &/or friends
  • Wrap christmas pressies while drinking something festive & watching a christmas film or listening to christmas songs
  • Get at least half way through a photo a day challenge during Blogmas
  • Watch lots of christmas films
  • Make christmas treats
  • Keep up mine & Richards christmas eve tradition with mum & dad
  • Just go walking in the cold air with Richard
  • Go looking at some christmas lights

I’d also like to go christmas shopping with my sis & grab a neros in town, this is something we 1st did 2 years ago & I love it, we have quality time together & it’s christmas related (the chance to just sit with her, have a nice hot cuppa in town while it’s cold out & everyone else is busying around is delicious), plus, I get a christmas cuppa from my favourite coffee shop, we went Costa in the past but I’m going to see if she fancies a change this year & go Neros instead.

Whatever you’re planning to do over the festive season, be safe & be happy.

Bye for now.

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Autumn Bucket List

Hi lovelies,

I don’t actually know anyone else who does a seasonal bucket list apart from YouTubers I watch but I bet loads of people I know have one, they just don’t realise it, you know those times when you think to yourself – over Autumn I want to make apple pie, go apple bobbing, watch fireworks, drink hot chocolate in front of an open fire, bbq or bonfire? Well, that’s a bucket list.

Here’s my Autumn bucket list –

  1. Celebrate Richards birthday
  2. Watch some fireworks
  3. Go to Loughborough fair
  4. Toast marshmallows
  5. Book my works christmas party
  6. Keep a little blog diary on occasion over Autumn
  7. Get all snuggly with fleece pjs & a cup of something hot & tasty (usually coffee or chocolate related)
  8. Watch Hocus Pocus
  9. Watch Practical Magic
  10. Have a girls film night
  11. Eat Autumn inspired food
  12. Make my favourite soups – roasted parsnip & pumpkin & farmhouse veg soup (out of my latest fav cookbook – Eat Smart by 1 of my fave youtubers Niomi Smart
  13. Make chicken stew
  14. Do some Autumn baking
  15. Watch some haunting documentaries
  16. Attempt to watch a scary (ish) film
  17. Buy halloween sweets for the trick or treaters, along with something for a few tricks
  18. Maybe dress up & go trick or treating with the family
  19. Bring a little Autumn indoors
  20. Go walking at the weekend with Richard
  21. Make a list of christmas pressies & go christmas pressie shopping
  22. Write christmas cards
  23. Walk through the Autumn leaves
  24. Set up for doing Blogmas (I don’t even mind if it’s as simple as last years – Blogmas ~ Week 1).
  25. Do a thankful list
  26. Eat some porridge (I’ve not had porridge for ages)
  27. Get excited for Vlogmas (hehe)
  28. Sort out saving stamps & christmas vouchers for christmas food & drink shopping at Morrisons & Tesco
  29. Sort out christmas menu
  30. Plan & book in a family christmas party

So then, that’s my Autumn bucket list, there’s some real exciting things on there & some stuff that will make the up coming seasons a lot easier for me.

A few of these things will go together, so although it may look like a mammoth list, I’ll be able to do a few of these things together, for example – making soup & stew can be combined with eating Autumn inspired food or walking with Richard can be combined with walking through leaves & so on & so on.

Keep Calm & Love Autumn

~ NOTE TO SELF: Print this out & put it on the fridge Sarah! ~

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Bye for now.

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A Pinterest Addiction ~ Part 2

Here’s the 2nd half to my pinterest boards post, incase you missed the 1st one, here you go – A Pinterest Addiction ~ Part 1………….., as I wrote the 1st one, I realised fairly quickly that it would be a tad too long to have the whole thing on 1 post, so I split it!

 

The following are the rest of the boards that I have to share on my Pinterest.

 

Health & Being Healthier…………….

Health etc – pins about getting & staying healthier. Help with sleep, headaches & even hard skin on your feet.

Healthy Eating & Drinking – the clue’s in the title!!

Hair Health – this board only has a few pins in ranging from hair style tips to how NOT to wash your hair!

TTC – pins full of tips & advise on helping your fertility & getting pregnant!

 

Going Through The Seasons………………

Spring Fashion

Spring Gardening

Summer Fashion

I have summer recipe & other ideas for BBQs/picnics/parties listed on my 1st Pinterest post.

Autumn Fashion

Autumn Gardening

Autumn Recipes

Autumn Deccie Ideas

Winter Clothing

I have Christmas ideas for recipes/deccies etc on my 1st Pinterest post.

 

For Laughs……………….

Just Words ~ Some Funny – a board full of inspiration & laughs.

Just For Fun – pins with comedy movie ideas for nights in, funny reads, game ideas

 

Grooming…………….

Man Care – my fella’s got facial growth so I thought he’d like some at home beard care tips!

 

What I Love To Do…………..

My blog posts – ALL my past blog posts,

Blogging tips – all the help & advise you could possibly need for writing a blog.

Wedding & event planning – my dream job!

 

I’ve also got a board for……………

Places I’d like to visit

Crafty plans

Motivation

Organising

My YouTube videos

My brothers website

 

Why don’t you go over & have a nosy through my boards, you’re bound to find something you like.

 

Bye for now.

Love Sarah Mx

 

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A Pinterest Addiction ~ Part 1…………..

I’m writing this post because I wanted to share with you my love of Pinterest!

I can’t even remember when I 1st started using pinterest but I do know how much I love it! I’m not joking when I say that I have a look through pinterest at least once a day!

In order to make sure you’re not wasting your time (there’s nothing worse than investing time in looking through someones Pinterest boards & not finding what you’re looking for!), I’ve included a list of my boards so that you know what to expect, also though, I thought it would help me out by making sure you actually want to look through my boards!

None of my boards are rambed full of pins, I regularly sort through my boards & delete pins I’m no longer interested in, my last clear out was about 6 weeks ago & I deleted hundreds of pins! I’m put off by boards with hundreds upon hundreds of pins but I will have a look through in the hope of finding exactly what I need but I won’t even click on a board that has over 1000 pins (no way, no matter how desperate I am, you can get lost in them ones!), I’d have to at least split them into 3 different boards! Pinteresting is not a fast past time, it helps if you know what you’re looking for because there’s a pin for everything & if you go in just to have a look around (trust me), you’ll be there for hours! If however, you have an idea of what you are looking for, it’d make it so much easier & quicker!

 

The link below is a link to ALL my boards & the list below that tells you what boards I have to share…………

My Pinterest Boards

Entertaining – Parties/Picnics etc…………….

Dinner Party – Pins to give inspiration for throwing dinner parties

Party Decs – You’ll find lots of deckie ideas in this board & some of them are amazing

Party Recipes – Ideas for keeping your party guests fed & watered

Party Ideas – Game ideas, theme ideas, party accessory ideas

Bonfire Night – Ideas for throwing a fab bonfire/fireworks party

Picnics – Ideas for the perfect picnic

 

Christmas (oh how I love Christmas)…………..

Christmas Recipes – Lots of different recipes for christmas, from candy cane recipes to mulled wine

Christmas Ideas – Lots of ideas from pressie ideas & 12 days of christmas ideas to decky ideas

 

Halloween (those who know me best, know how much I love halloween)………………

Halloween Ideas – From games to decky ideas

Halloween Recipes – Sweet treats & deadly delights

 

Recipes & Foodie Stuff………………..

Jams/syrups/sauces/fillings etc – The clue’s in the title (hehe)

BBQ – There’s not much you can’t cook either on the bbq or for a bbq, no matter what time of year it is

Packed Lunch – A few recipes for making a packed lunch, either for work or a delish picnic

Chicken – Lots of different ways to chicken, from a chicken pie to chilli dorito crusted chicken

Eggs – Different ideas for egg recipes, from ham, egg & cheese bread bowls to making multiple poached eggs in the oven

Herb & Spice – Recipes for different spice blends like pumpkin spice & taco seasoning, with ways to cut & store herbs

Veggies – Recipes from cauliflower cheese, veg pie & baked rosemary carrots to making pumpkin puree

Pig – From how to cook slow cooked chorizo pulled pork, & pecan crusted pork to bacon recipes including a deep filled egg & bacon pie. Plus a pin for how long to cook ham

I’m Nutty Bout Nuts – I love pecans & so anything made with pecans definitely gets my vote! Recipes from chocolate pecan pie to candied cinnamon pecans or mixed nuts

Smoking Meat – The clue is again, in the title

Side Dishes – A new board, for side dishes I come across & want to recreate. I have a recipe for paleo coleslaw & guacamole

Breakfast Choices – Pancakes, breakfast muffins & fruit

Fruiti Ideas – Another new board for dishes containing fruit

Soups & Stews – Although this is an old board, it is incredibly bare due to the fact that I cleared lots of pins out of it

To Bake Or Not To Bake – A few recipes that are baked & no bake, ranging from baked coconut almond cookies to no bake vegan fudge bars

Fish – A very lonely tuna pasta bake

Free From – Recipes ranging from dairy free mint choc chip ice cream & dairy free pesto sauce to tips on going gluten-free

Freezer Friendly Food – Recipes that can be made ahead of time & frozen & recipes for bulk cooking

Food Storage – Tips for keeping your stuff fresher for longer

Drinks – Hot & cold drink recipes from cocktails to hot chocolate

 

Home Stuff……………..

Home sweet home – Full of ideas from curtains & blinds to wall deckies

Homemade – Ideas for making your own furniture & wall deckies

Decorating – General ideas for decorating your home

Decorating-Lounge – Ideas to make your lounge/front room look pretty

Decorating-Bathroom – Ideas to making your bathroom a place of peace & tranquility

Decorating-Kitchen – We all need a working kitchen & one we actually enjoy being in

Decorating-Main Bedroom – Your bedroom NEEDS to be a place for you to sleep soundly & have wonderous dreams & not be full of clutter & things that your bedroom don’t need

Decorating-Dressing Room – Things I love the look of for my dressing room

Kitchen Hacks – Ideas from cooking timings to weight conversions

Cleaning Solutions – From recipes to making your own cleaning products to cleaning tips to help make our lives easier

 

Garden & Allotment Stuff……………..

Garden – Ideas ranging from what to compost, testing the freshness of an egg, natural garden care, things you could build, to things I’d like to grow

Chickens – Pins for tips on keeping chickens & things you could build for said chickens

 

This post is the 1st of 2 posts listing my pinterest boards, I had intended to do just one but I think this is long enough! Hehe.

If you use any of the pins, I’d love to hear about it, even if you didn’t like to result, all feedback is welcome!

Bye for now.

Love Sarah Mx

 

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Blogging ideas I love

The following is a list of blogging ideas I love.

  1. If you could live your biggest dream, no roadblocks, no holds barred, what would that dream consist of?
  2. In a fantasy world, forget about spouses and loves, if you could fall in love with a movie or tv character, name 5 you would choose? Not the actors but the characters.
  3. Christmas decorations make me…………………
  4. 10 songs I’ll listen to for the rest of my life.
  5. I trusted my gut when………………….
  6. Talk about something you quit.
  7. Talk about cattiness in women.
  8. I thought I was going to die…………………………….
  9. Write a letter to your senior citizen self. What would you say?
  10. The story of the missing sock: write a post from the perspective of the sock that was left behind.
  11. Write about a cause you’re passionate about.
  12. What was she thinking: write a post from the view-point of your child, about yourself.
  13. Write about the things in your bedside table’s drawer, yeah, those things.
  14. If money & jobs weren’t a factor, what 1 place in the world would you live.
  15. What’s the gutsiest thing you’ve ever done?
  16. If someone were to push your buttons, what would they say/do?
  17. Scariest moment of your life.
  18. Dear Mother in Law (substitute as needed).
  19. If you had to watch one movie or television show, or listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
  20. What is the one thing that you want to be remembered for?
  21. If you had to give up one material possession for the rest of your life what would it be?
  22. The job you’d love to have and why it isn’t the job your currently in (or why it IS the job you’re currently in)?
  23. The biggest “learning” moment you’ve had in your life so far, or the several moments you’ve had.
  24. The one place in the world you’d really like to live.
  25. I wish I could change the way I………………..
  26. If you wrote a letter to the Queen, what would it say?
  27. What is the chore you hate to do and how creative could you be in getting out of it?
  28. What was your favorite event in your childhood?
  29. What was your favorite event in your adulthood?
  30. What super-power would you most like to have and why?
  31. If you were invisible where would you go?
  32. What drives/motivates you everyday?
  33. If you could go back in time and talk to your teen self, what would you say?
  34. The house I grew up in was…………………..
  35. A craft/hobby/interest/talent you wish you were good at………………………..
  36. If you could have dinner with any 3 people, living or dead, who would they be & why?
  37. There’s a Delorian in your driveway & you can now travel through time. Where would you go & why?
  38. Write your own eulogy.
  39. When you think of the home you grew up in, what is one memory that really stands out?
  40. What’s on your bucket list?
  41. What scares you the most?
  42. Who is your alter ego &/or Describe your alter ego. How is he/she different from you? How are you similar?
  43. If you could turn into any superhero, who would it be and why?
  44. If you won the lottery, what would you spend the money on?
  45. You have been given £1,000,000.00 to use as you wish, however you can not keep any of it. Who would you give the money to?
  46. You are having a dinner party. What 5 people real/fictional/dead/alive/family/friends would you pick to sit at your table? And why?
  47. Favorite Childhood Teacher, who sticks in your mind? Was it a grade school teacher, a church leader or just a friend you looked up to?
  48. What one food could you live on the rest of your life? Could you give a reason why?
  49. If you could change one thing about yourself that is not physical, what would it be?
  50. My advice about sex.
  51. My advice about marriage.
  52. What’s your favorite season of the year, why &/or what makes you happiest in summer, spring, fall, winter?
  53. If you could trade places with someone for the day who would it be and why?
  54. What brings out the inner child in you?
  55. What would your older self have to say to you if she saw how you spend your time? Would you be wasting time on bathrooms, only to find that you should have been dancing? Write about a visit from your older self, through her eyes.
  56. Old habits die-hard.
  57. What makes a best friend?
  58. Talk me into moving to your town.
  59. Mountains or beach? Why? Or, give a reason for both!
  60. Things to do on a rainy day.
  61. My thoughts on voluntary Euthanasia.
  62. The essential guide to creating a ‘wow’ party.
  63. Why laughter really is the best medicine.
  64. What is one possession that you could never live without?
  65. Your favorite food to make &/or eat?
  66. Happiness is…………..
  67. If you won £100,000, what would you do with the money?
  68. Do you have a goal for your blog?
  69. Pretend your other half is making a random announcement on your blog.
  70. Ask your mom about your birth story and then write about it.
  71. Your aaahhh moment of the day.
  72. I can’t stand looking at it for one more minute!
  73. Exercise……………..friend or foe?
  74. 7 things to do this weekend that do not take an excessive amount of planning……………………
  75. Make a recipe from a magazine or favourite recipe book each week for a month and blog & photograph it.
  76. Create a healthy entrée.
  77. Create a unique, fun and healthy smoothie.
  78. Your biggest weakness? (Challenge yourself to stop your weakness for a week).
  79. What kind of make-over would you like………..Physical, mental, emotional etc?
  80. A time that something happened and your reaction was completely different from you would’ve expected it to be.
  81. Write a letter to the household chore you hate the most.
  82. What habits/traits do you hope you don’t pass on to your children?
  83. If you got a book deal, what would you write about?
  84. If your jewelry in your jewelry box could talk, what would it say?
  85. What did you like “playing” as a child?
  86. Lessons I would try to teach my future children…………….
  87. Ideal picnic/bbq.
  88. Why I love blogging???
  89. Men should have periods too………………Hehe!

I intend to do each & every one.

Here’s a link for more Blogging tips & ideas.

If you have any ideas that you love which are not listed, feel free to share them.

Bye for now.

Love Sarah Mx

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A gift from me to you………………….

This post is from me to you, it’s a recommendation for 3 things I think everyone should do at least once in their lifetime.

1 – Visit Cornwall or more specifically, South Cornwall – it’s like stepping back in time, visiting South Cornwall is like a warm fleecy blanket on a cold, wet day……………….it’s homely, cozy & comfortable.

Here’s a little taster………..

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Poldark Filming Spots – if you like Poldark but not yet seen the original, you seriously need to watch it, that was the start of my love for Cornwall……………..

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2 – Go Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice in June, it’s amazing, the atmosphere is electric & everyone is in such a fantastic mood, it’s not an easy thing to describe but trust me, I love it – a little tip for you would be to be prepared in case it rains because Stonehenge is surrounded by fields.

Here’s a few pics that have been taken when i’ve been in the past………………………….

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3 – Do a Whole30. I did one in January, I didn’t do the whole 30 days, I did 23 days, I really wished I did though, I lost inches off my body, lost 1 1/2 stone & had a few NSVs (none scale victories) along the way, including my aches & pains getting easier. Here’s some links with all the info you could possibly need – The Whole30 Link…………………….My Whole30 Recipes Pinterest Board…………………………My Whole30 Breakfast Recipe Pinterest Board……………………………..My Whole30 Lunches Recipe Pinterest Board………………………..My Whole30 Dinners Recipe Pinterest Board…………………….My Pinterest Board full of information about the Whole30.

Here’s 2 books I recommend you give a read if you’re considering doing the Whole30 –

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If you have done any of the 3 or intend to, i’d love to hear about it.

Love Sarah M

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