Wednesday, 15 January 2014


 So as a mom to be on maternity leave I'm going to have to focus on all the ways in which I can save money.
Times can get tough for all of us financially and it's always good to know how to save money. I'm not at all savvy with money or spending, but it's high time that changed. This blog will still remain lifestyle centred but I will also be focusing on all the ways I can save money, get freebies and enter competitions.
I've only really started looking into this in the past week and I'm honestly blown away by the resources on the internet. Just 10 minutes a day of your time could save you money and help you win prizes.
This is what I have found so far.
This website is an amazing resource for anybody wishing to make changes to their spending. From offering advice on how to find the cheapest credit card to helping you budget your spending this site is a must. Delve into the forums and take a look at their Competitions section. It's amazing how many competitions there is on the internet currently. If your sitting there with your cup of tea just browsing my blog, get yourselves onto this section of the forum and invest your time in some competitions.
If you don't fancy delving through pages of online resources. Follow me on twitter through the link above. I enter a lot of competitions on twitter per day that only require  a RT + Follow. Feel free to follow me and utilise those links. Also I will post any helpful tips and resources I find on there for you all to see.
Lets Save and maybe win!


Monday, 13 January 2014

I'm on Maternity Leave/Holiday!

Well today is the first day of my four weeks holiday prior to my maternity leave starting. I'm not due until April, when undoubtedly my whole life will change.
There is nothing I want more than to hold my beautiful baby boy. My partner has been truly amazing throughout the pregnancy and I absolutely can't wait to have a lovely family and to get married soon as well.
I have quite a bit to do around the house. I haven't even started sorting the babies room and I have quite a bit to do in other rooms too. I never realised how much stuff I had. Where do I even start on this? I'm not particularly organised so am currently just staring into the babies room for inspiration!
 I need some ideas to keep myself busy over the next few months.
These are some of the things I'd like to do:
  • I'd like to spend time just pottering around the house relaxing and watching a bit of daytime television.
  • I want to read more. I have a kindle and have so many books I'd like to read.
  • I want to update my iPod and go on walks around the park.
  • I'd like to do a bit of exercise. Any suggestions guys? I'm just not sure of what I can and can't do.
  • I'd like to visit different towns in my area.
Does anyone else have any suggestions as to what I can do. I don't want to be vegetating at home and would like to be out of the house sometimes too. I'm pretty reliant on public transport as my driving lessons went terribly prior to pregnancy and I've stopped having lessons during the pregnancy itself.
Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas, please comment below if you have anything to say


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year and Me

Happy New Year Everyone!
I was going to talk about New Years Resolutions but I never stick to them so that would be pretty pointless. Usually you'll find me sitting with my cup of tea and chocolate biscuits on the 3rd January after giving up that years diet after 3 days.
This year, I'm putting less pressure on myself. With my little man due in April and my maternity leave approaching fast, I have two main priorities for the year.
1. To be a great mom to my little boy
2.To keep blogging
Pretty obvious eh?
I'm very new to blogging and to be honest have no real idea what I'm doing at all. The idea of people reading this is completely absurd to me. When I started to write this blog a few weeks ago, I didn't think anyone would want to read it. I have 11 Bloglovin Followers though, so thank you guys.
 I started this to give me a creative outlet. Working long hours and not having much time to myself, I wanted to be able to have my own little slice of the internet that I could call my own. Somewhere, I could just note my thoughts, talk about my passions and generally just something that was mine.
All I've realised though is how much I don't know.
1. I don't know how to use my Canon Camera. My knowledge ends as soon as I turn it on.
2. I don't understand HTML. It's a miracle there is a background on this blog. It took me over 2 hours to figure out.
3. I don't know how to create my first YouTube video or even where to start. I have a YouTube account though - so yay!
This is what is exciting though and hopefully by the end of the year I'll look back at this post and have answered those questions.
I might even have 100 followers.
Whatever happens, I'm still not making a New Years Resolution. I'm just making a New Years Promise to keep doing the things I love.

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