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Friday, 18 December 2015

One Week Until Christmas | Blogmas Day 18


It's December 18th, Blogmas day 18. I've just submitted my final essay of 2015 and it's only one week until Christmas...

That's right only one more week until Christmas. I've almost got all of my Christmas shopping done, just a little more to get. Last night my mum and I drove past some houses with some lovely Christmas lights on them. I love looking at the Christmas lights that people put up. When I was younger I remember my mum and dad putting up the lights all over the house and then at night, when I got in bed, they would sparkle all over my bedroom window. I loved to watch them.

This morning I actually got up quite early, as I wanted to go through and check my essay ready for submitting it. I'm someone who just keeps reading and going through it to double check everything. I love doing essays, I think it's because I love to write why I like doing them so much. I can't believe how quick this year has gone, especially as I am now half way through my second year at University. For today's Blogmas I jus wanted to do a little update of what I have been up to, as I have been a little quiet the last few days. But I'm back again! 

I've also been doing a little baking today. I find it quite relaxing baking to be honest. It's a secret what I've made though at the moment, as the recipe will be up on the blog very soon. It's sweet and delicious though. If you follow me on Twitter you will see that I am going to have some more recipe posts coming to the blog soon. I haven't really done any for a little while as I've been quite busy, but I'm really looking forward to sharing them with you real soon. Check out my last Blogmas post for some delicious recipes I have previously done. 

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Monday, 14 December 2015

The Christmas Tag | Blogmas Day 14


It's December 14th, Blogmas day 14. For todays Blogmas I've done the Christmas Tag. I love doing tags, especially a Christmas one...

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie?
My favourite Christmas movie(s) has to be Home Alone 1 and 2. I love those films, I can't choose my most favourite out of the two as I love them both. 

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
I always open my presents in the morning. I usually wake up early on Christmas morning and see what Christmas films are on TV, then open presents.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I have lots of favourite Christmas memories. I remember when I was younger I would always open my bedroom door to find balloons in the hallway. I would then come downstairs to find that Santa has eaten his mince pie and drank his glass of milk and Rudolph had eaten his carrot. I would then wake my mum and dad up and go rushing to the living room ready to open the presents.

4. Favourite festive food?
Roast dinner. I love a nice roast dinner on Christmas day. I especially love lots of Yorkshire puddings.

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
I can't choose, I love all gifts I receive at Christmas. The best gift of all is getting to spend Christmas with my family.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
At the moment I'm really loving the scent of spiced apples. I have one of those smelly things plugged in and it's the scent of spiced apples, it smells so good.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Being with family Christmas day and then sitting round the table to have a roast dinner then watch Christmas films and maybe play a board game.

8. What tops your tree?
For the tree we have now, we have a little Eeyore toy that sits at the top of the tree.

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Hmmm, this is a tough one. I don't think I actually ever asked for something that was wild and crazy.

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
Spending time with my family. Thats my favourite part about Christmas. But I do also love putting up the Christmas decorations.

I tag anyone who wants to do this Christmas tag. If you do, please leave your links in the comment section below.
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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Wonderful Christmas Time | Blogmas Day 12



It's December 12th, Blogmas day 12. In today's post I am sharing with you these gorgeous Benefit products...





I was so happy when I found out I had won Michelle's Twitter giveaway. I've only really tried a few Benefit products before, so I was very excited when I found out I had won. I love these two products. I am really loving the mascara and the primer is brilliant under makeup. Here I have the:

"Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals."
 They're real mascara
"They're real! mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!"

I highly recommend checking out Michelle's blog over at michellegleaves.com. You can also follow Michelle over on Twitter @michellejg 
Thank you so much Michelle :)

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Thursday, 10 December 2015

O Holy Night | Blogmas Day 10


It's December 10th, Blogmas day 10. Tonight I went to a lovely Christmas Concert and won a Christmas tree...

Today I've been getting my uni assignments finished off and tonight my mum and I went to a Christmas Concert at our local church. I really enjoyed it and I even won a real Christmas tree in the raffle. We have just been decorating it and put it in the living room. 
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Oh Christmas Tree | Blogmas Day 9


It's December 9th, Blogmas day 9. For today's post I thought I would share with you some of our Christmas tree decorations...







Day 9 opened on the advent calendar :)


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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year | Blogmas Day 8


It's December 8th, Blogmas Day 8. There's only 17 more sleeps until Christmas day...

As it's only 17 more sleeps until Christmas day, for this I have decided to share with you the things that I love the most about Christmas.

Time to put up the Christmas tree. 
As soon as it gets to December 1st, I get so excited to put up the tree.

Decorating the Christmas tree.
I love decorating the Christmas tree. I love the Pluto decoration we have in the photo above. Definitely one of my favourites. 

Watching Christmas films. 
My favourites include, Home Alone 1 and 2, Elf and The Santa Clause 1 and 2.

Spending Christmas with my family.
I love spending Christmas day with my family, watching Christmas films and playing board games.

Listening to Christmas songs.
I love it when the Christmas songs are played on the radio. I've also created a playlist on Spotify with lots of Christmas songs on it. Check out Blogmas day 1 to listen to them.

Christmas dinner. 
Mmm i feel hungry just thinking about it. I love roast dinners, especially a roast dinner on Christmas day.

Christmas Adverts. 
I love the John Lewis ones. The advert that makes me feel the most Christmasy is the Coca-Cola advert. You know the one I mean.

Advent Calendars.
I get so excited when I buy an advent Calendar. I had mine all ready at the side of my bed ready to open on December 1st.


Day 8 opened on my advent calendar :)

What's your favourite things about Christmas?

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Monday, 7 December 2015

Winter Wonderland | Blogmas Day 7


It's December 7th, Blogmas day 7. You may have realised that my Blogmas titles are all Christmas songs, I've chosen my favourite ones...

Today's Blogmas I've decided to name Winter Wonderland, as it's one of my favourite Christmas songs. I've also added a photo above of some more of the decorations on our Christmas tree. The little stars are so cute. 
For today's post I have decided to share with you a list of books I am currently/going to read. I love books, my books are some of my most treasured possessions. I mainly love to read science-fiction books as I love an adventure, I also love biographies and recipe books. I suppose you could I love all kinds of books. 

1. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke - This is the second book in the Inkheart trilogy. I am a huge fan of these books. They are full of adventure and brilliantly written. I'm currently halfway through this one. 

2. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg - I was so excited when this book came out, I am a huge fan of the first one. I am about a quarter of the way through this book.

3. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso - I haven't started reading this book yet, but I have heard so many great things about it and I'm really excited to read it.

4. Hello Life by Marcus Butler - I'm about halfway through this book and I love it. There's also lots of photos to look at too. I love books like these as you really get to know the person so much better.

5. Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward - This is definitely my all time favourite recipe book. As I'm unable to have dairy, wheat and gluten, this recipe book is perfect for me. Everything looks so delicious.

6. Life Love Beauty by Keegan Allen - You may have seen one of my previous posts I did on this book. This book is full of photos that Keegan has taken himself. If you don't know who Keegan is, he plays Toby in Pretty Little Liars.

7. Make Up by Michelle Phan - I've only read half of this book so far and it is a brilliant book. I am a huge fan of Michelle Phan and I was so excited when I found that Michelle was releasing a book. 

So there's a list of the books I'm currently reading and going to read. I would love to know what books you are currently reading or have not yet read. One book I really want to get next is Bliss by Shay Mitchell and Michaela Blaney. 



Day 7 on the advent calendar opened :)

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | Blogmas Day 6


It's December 6th, Blogmas day 6. I've just been to church and now I'm going to open day 6 on my advent calendar...

I'm so excited for Christmas, I even bought a santa hat last night to wear. I've also got the Christmas songs playing, I've currently got Santa Clause Is Coming To Town playing. I love that song. I went in Primark the other day and thay have got so many lovely Christmas jumpers, I need to find mine, I think it's still in the wardrobe from last Christmas. I also saw an Elf Christmas t-shirt in Primark which I love. I thought that for this Blogmas post I would write about my earliest Christmas memories...

You may have seen on one of my Blogmas posts, that one thing I always remember is getting so excited for December 1st. I remember coming back from primary school so excited because I knew that the Christmas tree was going to be up. I also remember how I excited I was at primary school for Christmas too, the school used to have a box for us all to put in Christmas cards to each other, then they would give out the cards to everyone. I loved opening them and seeing who had sent me one. On Christmas eve I always made sure I went to bed really early ready for Santa to come. I always left out a mince pie for him and a glass of milk and a carrot for Rudolph. In the morning on Christmas day there was always balloons left outside the bedroom, so I knew Santa had been. I would always wake up really early in the morning and call to my mum and dad that it was Christmas then hurry downstairs. I always loved having the Disney Christmas songs playing, I loved that CD. Another thing I always loved to do is watch The Muppets Christmas Carol. At Dinner time we would have a lovely roast dinner and pull the Christmas crackers and party poppers. I always remember pulling the party poppers and then collecting the stuff that come out of them and then putting them on my grandads head and pretending I was giving him a new hairstyle. I didn't want Christmas day to end. Boxing day would be spent eating lots of food and going round my nan and grandads for tea. 


Day 6 on the advent calendar opened :)

What's your earliest Christmas memories?



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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer | Blogmas Day 5



Its December 5th, Blogmas day 5. I'm feeling very Christmasy today, I've got a nice hot cup of cocoa and I'm about to open today on my advent calendar...

I just love a nice hot cup of cocoa, especially as the weather gets colder, snuggled up in my dressing down and a blanket, watching films on TV. I can't wait for the Christmas films to start coming on TV. It's one of the things that makes me feel all Christmasy along with listening to lots of Christmas songs. I'm so excited it's Christmas. How cute is the reindeer Christmas tree ornament in the photo above. It's one of my favourites, I just had to take a photo of it. I do have some more photos of the Christmas tree, so I will posting them on the blog. I'm really enjoying doing Blogmas, I'm also enjoying reading other peoples Blogmas posts too. It's nice to post throughout December, It will be great to look back at what I wrote up until Christmas. That's one of things I really love about having a blog, being able to look back at previous posts from a few months ago to a couple of years ago and to see what I have wrote. 

Also if you're wondering, here is a list of my favourite Christmas Films - 
Home Alone 1, Home Alone 2, The Santa Clause, Elf, The Muppets Christmas Carol, The Nightmare before Christmas, The Grinch, Fred Clause, Christmas with the Kranks. 
Home Alone 1 and 2 definitely go at the beginning of my list. They make me laugh so much. I think out of the two, the first one is my favourite. I really the The Santa Clause films and Elf. One of my most favourite films, which has been since I was little is The Muppets Christmas Carol, I love singing along to the songs. Next on the list is The Nightmare Before Christmas, once again I love the songs in this one, they are so catchy. Lastly on the list is The Grinch, Fred Clause and Christmas with the Kranks. I actually watched Christmas with the Kranks a couple of weeks ago. 


Day 5 on the advent calendar opened.

Here is another Christmas playlist for you. This one is my favourite, it's a Disney one.


What are your favourite Christmas films?
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Friday, 4 December 2015

Last Christmas | Blogmas Day 4


It's December 4th, Blogmas day 4, I've actually done most of my Christmas shopping today and I'm reminiscing about past Christmas's...

Today I managed to get most of my Christmas shopping done. I've still got a little bit more to get, but it's almost done. I've also been thinking about past Christmas's. If you read yesterdays Blogmas post you will have seen that I was talking about certain particular foods I used to love to eat when I younger, mainly at Christmas. I loved to have a bowl of plain Crunchy Nut cornflakes and I used to eat loads of those seashell truffle chocolates, especially on Christmas day. I've also been thinking about that one Christmas many years ago, where it actually snowed on Christmas day. I also remember when I was little, I loved to leave a mince pie and a glass of milk out for Santa and a carrot for the reindeer. I was always so excited when I got back from primary school on December 1st, to find that my mum had put up the Christmas tree. Although I still get very excited now. When I was little, I remember always waking up so early in the morning, calling to my mum and dad that it's Christmas day, then hurrying down the stairs to see what was under the tree. One of the things I have always loved and love doing now, is sitting around the table with my family having Christmas dinner. Mmmm I especially love having lots of Yorkshire puddings and pulling the crackers to find the silly jokes inside and a Christmas hat that is far too big. One film that I love to watch every year and have done since I was little is The Muppets Christmas Carol, I love that film. Also not forgetting the Home Alone films, they are must ever year. I've already watched them this year, last month, but I will definitely be watching them again. 


Day 4 on the advent calendar opened. Blogmas Day 1 Blogmas Day 2 Blogmas Day 3

What's your favourite memories of past Christmas's?

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

A Holly Jolly Christmas | Blogmas Day 3


It's December 3rd, I'm thinking which Christmas film to watch next, reading Blogmas posts, getting excited about watching Vlogmas videos on YouTube and just thinking about Christmas...

It's Blogmas day 3! I've been taking some photos of our Christmas tree and the decorations we have on the tree. I will be adding these to one of my blogmas posts very soon. I'm getting so excited just thinking about Christmas. I saw that the Christmas market is in Lincoln at the moment, I really want to go and have a look at it. I went last year and there was so many lovely stores and so much to look at. One thing I was very excited about though, was that they had a roasted chestnuts stall. I love roasted chestnuts, even though I make a mess when eating them when taking them out of the shells. Speaking of food, I remember when I was able to eat dairy, I always used to have some of those gorgeous truffle seashell chocolates at Christmas, Oh how I loved eating those. I used to eat so many. Haha, I always remember eating lots of bowls of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes too, without milk that is. I loved eating them just on their own. I always seemed to have certain foods that I loved to eat at Christmas when I was younger. I also used to love the selection boxes of biscuits. The chocolate chip cookies were always my favourite. 


Day 3 of the advent calendar opened :) If you're looking for some Christmas songs to get you in the Christmas mood, click here for Blogmas Day 1 for my Christmas playlist. Also click here for Blogmas Day 2.

Do you have any favourite foods you love to eat at Christmas? 

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas | Blogmas Day 2


It's December 2nd, the Christmas songs are playing on the radio, I still need to do my Christmas shopping and I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

How the weather has been the last couple of weeks, it's actually been quite nice outside today, I really should have done my Christmas shopping today! Every year I say I'm going to do it early, but it never quite works out that way. 
For this post I have decided to list 5 things I love about Christmas.

1. Spending time with family - This definitely goes at the top of the list. The main thing I love about Christmas is spending time with my family.

2. Christmas Trees - I love Christmas trees, this year our went up early! We decided to put it up during November because we love Christmas so much. I love decorating the tree.

3. Christmas dinner - I love a good roast dinner, lots of vegetables and Yorkshire puddings. Yummm.

4. Christmas lights - One of my favourite things to do at Christmas is looking at all the Christmas lights. I love it when people decorate their houses with lots of Christmas lights.

5. Christmas films - My favourite Christmas films are Home Alone 1 and 2, Elf and The Santa Clause films. I also love the classic Disney Christmas films.

6. Christmas songs - I'm so happy that the radio stations have started playing Christmas songs already. I've already been playing them on Spotify. Check out yesterdays blogmas for my Christmas playlist. 



What's your favourite things about Christmas? 
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas | Blogmas Day 1


It's December 1st, the Christmas songs are playing on Spotify, the Coca-Cola advert is on TV and I'm just so excited for Christmas...

Welcome to Blogmas day 1.
I loved reading peoples Blogmas posts last year and I've decided this year I'm going to join in too. I've already seen that lots of bloggers are doing Blogmas this year, I'm so excited to read them. I will be trying my very best to blog everyday during December.
Christmas started a little bit earlier this year,  the Christmas tree went up in November! It's never too early to put up a Christmas tree. I've been playing the Christmas songs already, I've even got them playing now :) I was so excited when I saw that the Coca-Cola Christmas advert was on TV. I also really love the John Lewis Christmas advert this year, It's beautifully done, I even had a tear in my eye watching it when the young girl sent the gentleman on the moon a present.



In the photos above is my advent calendar I got from Holland & Barrett. It's dairy, wheat and gluten free, The chocolate is very delicious and I really love the design on this one. I've also added below some Christmas song for you to listen to on Spotify.


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