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August 2021 £120 Giveaway!

Happy Summer!


I’m happy to be teaming up with a group of fabulous UK Bloggers to bring you a £120 giveaway! If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, follow the details at the end of this post. Good luck!

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Do You Follow Your Head Or Your Heart?

Much of being an adult is actually having to make decisions based on what you want to do, versus what you probably should do. Otherwise known as the Heart vs Head debate. Imagine if our teen selves were in charge of our life decisions, without the knowledge of responsibilities, I’m sure we’d be more likely to follow our hearts.

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30 Lessons for 30 Years

I’ve been talking for a while about wanting to mark my birthday on the Blog and whilst originally I was supposed to go through the 30 before 30 list, it now seems irrelevant. So instead, I’m going to talk about 30 lessons I’ve learned over the last 30 years, in the hope it may resonate with a few of you. Look out for the special inputs from some of my family members throughout!

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6 Ways To Make April Your Happiest Month Yet

As soon as the nights get lighter, days get warmer and the daffodils start to bloom, everything starts to feel a little better. Whilst the world is far from healed, I have already seen an uplift in my mood and I want to take this positive change and use it to make April my happiest, most productive month yet. To those of you who are feeling the same or need a bit of inspo, here are 6 ways to make April your happiest month.

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Monday Motivation: First Steps

Happy Monday everybody. A new week is upon us and for my UK followers, the first steps in 2021 to an ease in Covid restrictions. Happy rule of 6 day! Because of this I thought this weeks Monday Motivation theme of “First Steps” was most appropriate 🙂 The problem with change, planning or goal setting […]

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Monday Motivation – Change

Happy Monday guys! Back with another Monday Motivation post and this weeks theme is: Change I think the biggest setback we can have when trying to implement change is focusing too hard on the past and what went wrong. Sometimes we can spend so long trying to fix something that we only end up hindering […]

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Guest Post: 6 Lessons in Motherhood

Today we have a guest post from the ladies at QuirkyWorkinMoms. Thanks so much to Marissa and Amanda for this post. I have also posted over on their blog so check it out 🙂 One fun reason we decided to start this blog is because of the different knowledge we could bring to other moms […]

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Monday Motivation: Friendship

Happy Monday all! Back with this weeks post, trying to bring a little energy boost to start off all our weeks in a good way. This weeks them is Friendship. A good friend is like a four leaf clover: Hard to find and lucky to have. Having good friendships can absolutely make your life that […]

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Why We Need to Change How We View Success

For as long as I can remember I’ve been of the opinion that professional success can only be measured in monetary value, fancy job titles, owning assets and seniority. I don’t remember as a child ever being advised that I should also focus on the importance of enjoying what you do. Retirement age is approaching […]

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Monday Motivation: Living for the Now

Happy Monday all! Back with another post hoping to give a little boost of motivation to start the week. This weeks theme is: Living for the Now. We are a world full of over-thinkers. Playing different scenarios over and over in order to come to some kind of decision. Try to think for a second […]

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Monday Motivation: Being Your True Self

Happy Monday all, welcome back to another Monday Motivation post where I try to lesson the Monday dread for us all. This weeks theme: Being Your True Self. How often do we hear people use “just be yourself” as advice – all the time! First date? “Be yourself”…but don’t be too chatty or too shy […]

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Top Ten Movies for Rom-Com Lovers

Hi – My name is Stacey and I have an unrealistic expectation of love due to the many, many romantic films I have watched in my nearly 30 years. Now we have that understood, here is my list of my top ten romcom faves – I’m surprised it took me this long to share! Enjoy […]

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Monday Motivation: The Best Time is Now

Monday, the day with the worst reputation and guilty for simply existing. Something I am trying to do lately is dread the start of the week a little less and try to see it as a start of a whole new week of potential. A lot can happen in 7 days after all. In that […]

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Why You Need To Start Journaling In 2021

A week into the New Year, and for those of you from the UK like myself, it’s not been the best one. Yes, Lockdown 3.0 has begun, homeschooling is back, we remain humbly grateful to our key workers and everyone’s too over it to bake banana bread this time…On a serious note, many of the […]

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2021

The beginning of a New Year normally comes with some reflection of the year gone by followed by resolutions for the year ahead and this year is no different. However, I think for the first time for many of us, our hopes for the New Year will be a lot simpler. Spend time with family, […]

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Why We Need To Stop Being Afraid To Fail

No one likes losing. Fact. I refuse to believe anyone enjoys hearing the word no when they put themselves out there! Many will have felt the sinking feeling of receiving a rejection email for a job or endured the breakdown of a relationship with the person you were once sure you would marry. Whatever it […]

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When in Doubt, Dance it out.

Sometimes, you just don’t feel okay. Theres no explanation for it, you’re just not quite yourself. Could be the impending second lockdown, could be the weather change or…it could be the pressures that come with trying to figure out what the hell you want to do with your life! This week I have felt just […]

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Let’s talk about: The Fear of Public Speaking

Sweaty palms, shaky hands, heart pounding, nausea. All side effects of social anxiety and, in my case, a fear of public speaking. I wouldn’t call myself an anxious person in my day to day life nor am I diagnosed with anxiety but ask me to speak to a group of people and watch me become […]

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TV Shows that Changed My Life

Something I haven’t really spoken about on here is my love for TV. It’s true, I am a TV junkie. Specifically, a good TV series drama that I can get thoroughly, emotionally invested in. It will have the following criteria: A long running romance arc (obviously) Some humorous moments Some (many) episodes that will make […]

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Why Comparision is the Thief of Joy

We’ve all seen the quotes, the posts on social media from influencers telling us to practice self-love, to not let the perception of others make you feel any less than and to focus on your own path. All of which is sound advice but in practice how many of us are truly able to do […]

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Toxic Friendships…and how to end them

Friendships make our world go round just a little bit easier. A tough breakup, fighting with your family, work woes…your friends can be what see you through. Friends dry your tears when you cry, hype you up when you’re losing self belief, pick you up when you (metaphorically) fall, laugh when you (literally) fall….Through the […]

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The Climb

Hey friends, hope you’re all well. Anybody else slowly melting from this crazy heatwave we’ve got going in the UK?! I have some life news this week – I’ve just started a new job! It’s a secondment within a similar department but it could be a great opportunity for now and the future. As a […]

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For The Love of Books

I love books, always have, always will. Romance, Mystery, Historical, Court Room Thriller…give me a good book and I’m happy. Oh, the joy I feel reading a good book – and if I’m on holiday laying by the pool it’s even better! Jaqueline Wilson saw me through my early years, followed by Louise Rennison (any […]

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30 Before 30!

The last nine years of my life are filled with many, many memories that I will look back on forever. Some good, some not so good, some plain tragic but all together they make up the decade of my life in which I consistently spent trying to “get my shit together”. I’m proud to report […]

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2020 Book Challenge (and book reviews!)

This Book Challenge starts with a little story. About 4 years ago I decided to look up the “Top Ten Books of All Time” and, to my shame, I hadn’t read any of them. So I decided to buy all ten and promised to read them next. However, they ended up on my ever growing […]

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Is Everyone Moving Forward Without Me?

I’m one of those people that gets excited by New Years. A fresh start, a do-over an opportunity to have “the best year yet”. But we’re fast approaching July and I have to say this is definitely not a good year. I mean obvious global pandemic aside that is… I’m a list girl, I live […]

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Are We All Lost Stars?

The best way that I can describe adulthood is to remember what it was like coming home from a night out, several vodkas in, trying to get to your bedroom in the pitch black without waking the house up. Adulthood is making decisions without full vision, taking a best guess and hoping for a positive […]

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What’s luck got to do with it?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say we’ve all been there – feeling like you’re experiencing disappointment after disappointment. Having a run of bad luck, like the world isn’t on your side or you’re taking one step forward and, without fail, two steps back? I know I have. Truthfully that’s how […]

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Surviving Lockdown Alone

2020 will go down in history as the year that was dominated by a Global Pandemic. Lets not beat around the bush, Covid-19 (or otherwise known as Coronavirus) is horrendous. It is the worst National and Global health crisis of our generation and I can only pray it will stay that way. At time of […]

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The First One

Hi…Let me introduce myself. I’m Stacey, and today I turned 29. In my quest to make the last year of my twenties “count” I’ve decided to document the next year of my life. A few months ago I was having a conversation with a colleague about personality traits in comparison with star signs (no judgement […]

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