10 Things I Love About Winter

Winter can be such a beautiful time of year and December is when I appreciate it the most. I don’t know about you but around mid-January and February, I tire of the dark days and freezing temperatures but want to change and fully appreciate every single day. 💙❄️⛄️✨

The 10 Things I Love About Winter are:

Cosy Nights
New Pyjamas
Fairy Lights
Mince Pies
Christmas Songs
Frosty Mornings
Burning Candles
Christmas Markets
Hot Chocolate
Family Time

The atmosphere and cosiness of Winter is always such cure for the soul. This is the perfect time to reflect on the year gone by and set new intentions leading into the warmer months ahead.

Katie ❀

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My Christmas Wish List

I love a wish list! I try and keep mine up to date throughout the year, so that it’s not a panic for my family when they want to buy some pressies. I find Pinterest is a great place to do this!

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2017 Appointment Wall Calendar
I’m in love with this calendar by Rifle Paper Co. It was in the sale on Black Friday and I may have already purchased it as a gift for myself! 😏 I’m determined to be super organised next year and not let stress and anxiety overwhelm me ever again.

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Poetic Blooms Stud Earrings
These earrings are absolutely beautiful! My mum and I went in to Pandora a few weeks ago and we found these beauties and I fell in love with them. Would love love love these!

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Eat Smart by Niomi Smart
Niomi Smart’s new cookbook looks so great. I’m very tempted to go vegan after having fertility and stress struggles, just to try it and see if I feel healthier in body and mind. She always looks glowing and happy. The recipes look easy to make and not many ingredients will need to be sourced online. For me, I prefer cooking by following a cookbook so this is definitely one I would use a lot.

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Clinique Moisture Surge
I pop in to see our local Clinique lady every so often. She is always so helpful and reassuring when it comes to what is important for your skin. She recommended 100% their Moisture Surge product. It nourishes your skin so deeply and is especially important in the winter months. They also have a Clinique wish list so that the husband can just walk in, let them know my email address and any products I’ve tried and loved are there for the picking.

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Beats Wireless Headphones & iPhone 7 Plus
Okay first of all, I am so not going to get these from anyone! 😂 They’re ridiculously expensive but look how cute they both are! I’ve wanted some Beats headphones for ages but these range up to around £300, so will still have to be a dream purchase of mine. I also would love a new iPhone plus in rose gold as well. There’s something about the bigger iPhones now that just look a lot better than the standard. Which I thought I would never say!

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HP Sprocket Mobile Photo Printer
I had just seen this in Zoella’s What’s in my Bag vlog and love it! I recently bought myself a new Erin Condren Life Planner and to be able to print and stick my own pictures in it would be amazing. I do have a polaroid though that I know I can use instead. That was great for our wedding but to have good quality photos printed as well would be a great purchase.

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Rosie for Autograph Eau du Parfum 
I absolutely love this perfume and had just run out, so would love a larger bottle to last me throughout the next year. It’s so light and fresh without smelling heavy and girly (if that makes sense?! 😄)

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Leaf Nature by Bellabeat
I’ve always liked the idea of having a Fitbit but my wrists are so small and I know I wouldn’t use it to it’s full potential by wearing it all the time. The Bellabeat health tracker is a sleep, activity and reproductive health monitor. It’s a smart piece of jewellery that can be worn as a necklace, bracelet or clipped to an item of clothing, which for me is a great idea!

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
I would love to live a more creative life. I’ve always loved art, photography and writing but fear has always kept me back. I know this book has helped others manifest a more creative life for themselves and I would love to join the club.

Katie ❀

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My Christmas Playlist

I created a Christmas playlist this year full of all my favourite Christmas songs! 🎶

There’s a bit of mix of the popular songs but also soundtracks from my favourite Christmas movies. Although I couldn’t find ‘Where Are You Christmas’ by Faith Hill from The Grinch, so had to make do with any version I could find! 😄

Hope you enjoy!

Katie ❀

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Blogmas 2016

I really enjoyed Septembers 30 Day Writing Challenge, so as soon as it was over I was planning to do Blogmas! I’ll be writing a new Christmas themed blog post everyday from the 1st – 25th December!

To say I’m excited is an understatement! I have no idea how I’m going to do it, as this is the busiest time of year but hey, I thought…why not?!

I love Christmas. It’s such a magical time of year, full of love and special moments with my family. I’ve been having a hard time lately and I hope this will bring some much needed light to my life and get me back on track. ♡

My first couple of posts have been scheduled today! I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait to see other bloggers posts too, so let me know if you’re also taking part Blogmas this year!

Katie ❀

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World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day and very appropriate to celebrate after the troubling events over the last few days.

Even after the world and my personal life have taken a knock, I will always keep kindness in my heart and love in my soul.

Whenever I feel lost or filled with uncertainty, I turn to ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay and would recommend everyone to do the same and gain much needed perspective on loving yourself and others.

Katie ❀

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30 Facts About Me

I LOVE these types of blog posts, so have been looking forward to sharing 30 facts about me! Enjoy!

  1. I have never dyed my hair (natural blonde!)
  2. I own a mini one convertible
  3. I check the IMDb trivia after watching every movie
  4. I was a vegetarian my whole life until last year
  5. New York is my favourite city in the world
  6. I love Royal families… especially ours of course! 👑
  7. I’m obsessed with Miranda Kerr
  8. My favourite summer book is On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
  9. I used to do Ballet, tap and modern dancing
  10. I didn’t go to university
  11. I love every Apple product! iPhones, iMacs, Apple TV… You name it, we have it!
  12. I’m a morning person
  13. I love a great sunset
  14. My favourite colours are baby pink and teal
  15. I love space movies
  16. I love the Harry Potter books (who doesn’t?!)
  17. My favourite perfume is Chanel Chance
  18. I used to visit Spain for 6 weeks every summer
  19. I love documentaries
  20. I have to wear glasses when I’m reading, watching tv or at my computer
  21. I work in Winchester
  22. I love macro photography (of flowers mostly ❀)
  23. My favourite social media apps are Twitter and Instagram
  24. I’ve had the same RayBan wayfarer sunglasses since I was 21 (Blues Brothers is a favourite of mine! 😂)
  25. Flowers make me happy
  26. I love eating dark chocolate
  27. I only drink decaf tea
  28. I’m learning to meditate
  29. My favourite movie is Back to the Future
  30. My favourite album is Speak Now by Taylor Swift… I miss country Taylor! 😢

P.S. Hey to some new followers to my blog! 👋🏼 I have a confession… this blog is my little secret, so to see people liking some of my posts (which always happen to be the unexpected ones) my heart does a little dance! ❤️ My intention for this blog is not to gain in popularity or set the world to right. It’s just my online diary where I can share my thoughts, favourites and daily life. I hope anyone who reads this enjoys what I’m writing as much as I love reading others. 😘

Katie ❀

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