Home Decor #3: The Garden

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Spring is finally upon us and as the weather is gradually beginning to brighten up, my fiancé and I have been giving our first ever garden a makeover. When we first moved in, we pretty much neglected it at first as it was full of overgrown bushes with lots of work to be done and of course the most important thing was to get the inside of the house looking spotless before we could even think about starting on the outside! My partner has been hard at work over the past month or so, digging out all the old bushes, cutting trees down, putting down gravel stones, making a rockery and soon we’re pulling up the old patio and replacing it with a brand new one. So whilst he has been hard at work on the physical side of things, I’ve been busy wondering how to decorate the garden! I’ve seen this lovely furniture set from Fishpools which would look amazing next to our patio doors. I am so excited for when we can finally sit outside in the evenings and enjoy our garden when it’s all ready to go. I’ve also been thinking about the smaller decorations such as ornaments, plaques and I couldn’t believe how cute this picnic condiment set was from B&M – perfect for a barbeque! 

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Home Decor #2: Silver Glitter Bathroom

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 Bath Accessories // Mirror // Bin // Blocks // Relax // Sparkle Plaque // Toilet Brush // Glitter Tile Grout

I've always loved making wishlists and if you've been following my blog for some time, you'll know that already! I've recently become interested in following home decor posts and creating new themes and ideas that I can use around my home and also share with others. When we moved into our house, we completely renovated the bathroom and I decided on a theme of black glitter. My fiance did it all by himself and did an amazing job - I love it so much! I have sparkly black glitter tiles and of course I then accessorized with lots of glitter accessories. You may be thinking that decorating a bathroom doesn't sound too much fun but once you decide on a theme, it's all systems go and you get to choose lots of pretty things to make it look as cosy as possible - especially if you have a bath, you want to create a nice and cosy environment. 

We had spotlights fitted to the ceiling of our bathroom and we also bought a huge Hollywood mirror for the wall which is very similar to the the one linked above. It looks amazing if I do say so myself and really adds to the glamours effect of the room. Pebble Grey have a wide range of mirrors available to help you complete this - you could either supersize like I have or have a smaller version on display as you do your makeup each morning! As I said, my bathroom is black glitter themed but for a change and an excuse to go nosing at more house products, I decided to go for a silver glitter theme for this post - I hope you enjoy! x

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5 Things That Happen When You Become A Cat Mum

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My boys: Arnold (L) & Sylvester (R)

1) You are a mother now.
So, you may not have given birth to your cat, but they love you as if you did, so let's go with it anyway. Being a cat mother comes with many responsibilities - take them to after school clubs, packing their lunches etc - ok not really, but you still need to fill up those cat bowls three times a day (no Whiskas for mine unless I'm in the mood for cleaning up interesting things in the litter tray), provide them with fresh water, clean their litter trays, let them out and back in - the possibilities are endless, but they come first now!

2) I can't come out, I have a cat.
Ok of course you can go out in the nights and leave your cat to roam about the house freely - in fact they probably wouldn't even notice you left the building never mind care - but you might just find yourself wanting to stay in more and more because, well, the cat needs you.

3)You will become cat obsessed.
Ooh, a cat magnet! A cat mug. Oh my gosh, a jumper with cats on it. That's how your life tends to go. So much so, that I even subscribe to a cat magazine. Yes, you read that right. Ooh look a cat! Stop and cuddle it immediately.

4) You'll become overprotective.
A cat in your garden, how cute! Wait, he must leave immediately - he's stepping on my cat's turf! Shoo! Shoo! My cats will be going outside for the first time next week so I'll be watching them from the window like an overprotective mother and making sure they have a kiss each before they go!

5) You'll choose to buy them treats rather than yourself.
A new lipstick with my last fiver? Oh but my kittens could really do with a new bag of Dreamies and a new toy mouse, so I better go with that choice instead! Who'd have thought it eh?! 
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Home Decor #1: Yellow

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As I want to turn my blog into more of a 'home' blog, I've decided to put a new twist on my usual wishlist posts which I always love making. As well as my themed wishlists, I'm creating my own new series of 'Home Decor' and each time I'll bring you lovely products that I've found. I have lots of decor ideas in my head what with different colours, rooms and themes, I can channel my creativity and put each and every one of them into a wishlist style post showing you how you can style your home - and as always I'll be on the look out for bargains! For my first in the series I've gone with the colour yellow. Yellow always used to be my favourite colour as a child and I always remember having a light yellow jumper on it with white daisies that I loved so much. My sister has recently been adding in some yellows to her kitchen to brighten it up for Spring so I thought I'd pick out some of my favourite yellow items that are new on the high street.
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My Dream Honeymoon Cruise Destinations*

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I am yet to book my own wedding, never mind a honeymoon but that doesn't mean I can't dream does it?! My favourite holiday of all time has to be when my partner and I visited the Centara Ras Fushi Resort in the Maldives in April last year. It was magical and hard to believe that such a place of beauty actually exists! I'm definitely thinking that for our honeymoon we should go back to the Maldives, but I can also keep my options open too! With travel in mind, I thought I'd share with you  Cruise Club UK where you can book last minute cruise deals and not forgetting it's Valentine's Day tomorrow - who knows, maybe we'll get whisked away to somewhere exotic? Okay, maybe not, but who's to say we can't imagine?! I've never been on a cruise before and it's something that I'd love to try one day as you can wake up one day and be in a completely different place and then somewhere else the next - I love how varied that is. I'm suprised at how much choice there is to be honest, I wasn't expecting that you could visit all these places in one trip. Also I think it's great that you don't have to be hopping between airports and planes and being sandwiched up like sardines on a plane with that person in front of you leaning their seat back!! 


1) Being a girl on a budget the first cruise that definitely caught my eye were the deals for under £599 - bargain! That would be a pretty last minute deal for around two months notice but there are lots of last minute cruises to choose from. I still think that's pretty good going and plenty of time to get your bikini and sunglasses packed. There are so many different exotic locations of cruises to choose from and in all honestly I think they are pretty reasonably priced (which is just what  I need!). 

2) There's a 24 night Carribean cruise which takes you to St Lucia, Grenada and St Kitts as well as lots more locations - now that would be an amazing honeymoon! (Not that I'd be allowed off work that long though!!) I can just see me now in my sunhat and bikini stopping off at all these amazing locations with a cocktail and a good book in my hand - it's like something only the celebrities would get to access eh?! 

3) Dubai stay - how amazing would it be to visit Dubai? They have such a different culture to us that I think it would be really interesting to see - although it seems to becoming a cool place for the reality stars to be papped on the beach these days! 

4) Oh my gosh, Hawaii! A 16 night hawaiian holiday, yes please! Ever since seeing S Club 7 go to Miami and threw a Honolulu party, I've always loved the look of it - especially wearing a hula skirt and a coconut bra haha! On that S Club note, I just found Miami 7 on Youtube .. .be right back, you can thank me later!

5) The Prestige Cruise Club - well if we're going to do it, we may as well do it in style! This is owned by the same company however the cruise liners are more luxurious with super posh suites and lots of restaurants to choose from. If reading this has got you in holiday mode - check out my summer holiday beauty essentials.

So there we have it, some perfect honeymoon destination ideas! Like I said, I'm not going anywhere just yet but it's always good to have a look at the different places and prices that are available. I'm interested to know if you've ever been on a cruise before or whether it's not quite your thing? x

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