Happy Christmas Eve Eve! It's so close now, we can almost touch it.

I have been awful with posting on my blog and social media over the last couple of days as working in retail over the festive season seems to take over your life but, I am now off until Boxing Day so I am very excited to really get into the spirit of Christmas. A good place to start is sweet treats, as who can really say no to a bit of chocolate? I know I can't.

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I mean, if Christmas isn't the perfect time to indulge in your favourite treats then when is? Whether it be a good ol' chocolate orange or a packet of smarties, there is something for everyone. I am definitely a fan of sweet chocolate treats but I admit, I am cutting down this year. In my stocking, I receive a serious amount of chocolate and then pile on the pounds but I am putting my foot down. I have limited myself to one chocolate orange (and maybe a few little chocolates off the tree), as I just can't say no but, even though I am cutting back, here are a few of my favourite treats to make your lips water:

Chocolate Orange
Can you really go wrong? Whether it be a dark chocolate, popping candy or the traditional milk chocolate orange, everyone will wake up on Christmas morning and unwrap one! They're just the perfect chocolate treat to have as a stocking filler and I am already so excited to eat mine.

Matchmakers
I feel Matchmakers are pretty underrated but they shouldn't be so if you haven't tried one then head out and get yourself a pack, you won't regret it. I will warn you though, they're one of those chocolates that once you've eaten one, you may as well eat the entire pack. I am a fan of the mint ones but they have just brought out salted caramel and I mean, you can't go wrong with that!

Chocolate Tree Decorations
Does anyone else's family do this? We always put little chocolate baubles on the tree as a treat to have when we're feeling a little peckish but, we always end up finishing them within a couple of days and then searching the entire tree to see if there are any left - far too addictive!

Tooty Fruities
This might be old school but Rowntrees sell a pick and mix bag which have fruit pastilles, fruit gums and tooty fruities! I am one of those people who will pick all the good sweets out of the pack and leave the others for my Mum and Dad to eat, I hope I'm not the only one who does this but, I just love me the tooty fruities.

Candy Canes
Candy Canes obviously had to make the list, like a good old chocolate orange, you just can't have Christmas without eating one. Once you're stuffed with chocolate, its nice to eat something different and I feel the minty taste of a Candy Cane can be quite refreshing at times - or maybe I'm just weird?! Another upside is, they look super cute on the tree so, win win!

What’s your favourite sweet treat to have at Christmas? Let me know in the comments. 

Have you read my last blog post? Click here.

Have a lovely evening!

L x

TWELVE DAYS OF BLOGMAS: FESTIVE TREATS I CANT SAY NO TO


Happy Christmas Eve Eve! It's so close now, we can almost touch it.

I have been awful with posting on my blog and social media over the last couple of days as working in retail over the festive season seems to take over your life but, I am now off until Boxing Day so I am very excited to really get into the spirit of Christmas. A good place to start is sweet treats, as who can really say no to a bit of chocolate? I know I can't.

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I mean, if Christmas isn't the perfect time to indulge in your favourite treats then when is? Whether it be a good ol' chocolate orange or a packet of smarties, there is something for everyone. I am definitely a fan of sweet chocolate treats but I admit, I am cutting down this year. In my stocking, I receive a serious amount of chocolate and then pile on the pounds but I am putting my foot down. I have limited myself to one chocolate orange (and maybe a few little chocolates off the tree), as I just can't say no but, even though I am cutting back, here are a few of my favourite treats to make your lips water:

Chocolate Orange
Can you really go wrong? Whether it be a dark chocolate, popping candy or the traditional milk chocolate orange, everyone will wake up on Christmas morning and unwrap one! They're just the perfect chocolate treat to have as a stocking filler and I am already so excited to eat mine.

Matchmakers
I feel Matchmakers are pretty underrated but they shouldn't be so if you haven't tried one then head out and get yourself a pack, you won't regret it. I will warn you though, they're one of those chocolates that once you've eaten one, you may as well eat the entire pack. I am a fan of the mint ones but they have just brought out salted caramel and I mean, you can't go wrong with that!

Chocolate Tree Decorations
Does anyone else's family do this? We always put little chocolate baubles on the tree as a treat to have when we're feeling a little peckish but, we always end up finishing them within a couple of days and then searching the entire tree to see if there are any left - far too addictive!

Tooty Fruities
This might be old school but Rowntrees sell a pick and mix bag which have fruit pastilles, fruit gums and tooty fruities! I am one of those people who will pick all the good sweets out of the pack and leave the others for my Mum and Dad to eat, I hope I'm not the only one who does this but, I just love me the tooty fruities.

Candy Canes
Candy Canes obviously had to make the list, like a good old chocolate orange, you just can't have Christmas without eating one. Once you're stuffed with chocolate, its nice to eat something different and I feel the minty taste of a Candy Cane can be quite refreshing at times - or maybe I'm just weird?! Another upside is, they look super cute on the tree so, win win!

What’s your favourite sweet treat to have at Christmas? Let me know in the comments. 

Have you read my last blog post? Click here.

Have a lovely evening!

L x

Good evening guys! I hope you have had a fabulous and festive day.

This evening I am bringing you a gift guide for the girlies in your life. I must admit, this is more of a wishlist as I'd be a very happy bunny to receive any of these so I hope my edit gives you some inspiration for a lucky lady in your life.




Now you’re prepared with presents for your girls, click here to have a peek at what you can buy for the special man in your life. Are you prepared? We only have 6 days to wait until the big day, very exciting.

Check out my latest blog post. Click here.

Hope you have a lovely rest of your evening. Lots of love,


L x

TWELVE DAYS OF BLOGMAS: LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE FOR THE LADIES

Good evening guys! I hope you have had a fabulous and festive day.

This evening I am bringing you a gift guide for the girlies in your life. I must admit, this is more of a wishlist as I'd be a very happy bunny to receive any of these so I hope my edit gives you some inspiration for a lucky lady in your life.




Now you’re prepared with presents for your girls, click here to have a peek at what you can buy for the special man in your life. Are you prepared? We only have 6 days to wait until the big day, very exciting.

Check out my latest blog post. Click here.

Hope you have a lovely rest of your evening. Lots of love,


L x
Happy Monday, my love. It’s a week until the big day, are you ready? I know I am!

I apologise for not publishing a post yesterday, the weekend completely ran away with me. I will be posting a new gift tomorrow but this evening, it’s all about the boys!

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The men in our lives are notoriously difficult to buy for so I thought I would put together a small list of gifts that would do the job. I have chosen a wide range of gifts to please just about everyone – from the Lush lovers and fashion fanatics to buying cool colognes and stylish scented candles!


9)    Paco Rabanne One Million (£47) 

I hope you manage to find some inspiration from my little edit. I will be posting one for the girls tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Lets chat; leave a comment down below.

Check out my latest blog post. Click here.

See you tomorrow,


L x

TWELVE DAYS OF BLOGMAS: LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE

Happy Monday, my love. It’s a week until the big day, are you ready? I know I am!

I apologise for not publishing a post yesterday, the weekend completely ran away with me. I will be posting a new gift tomorrow but this evening, it’s all about the boys!

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The men in our lives are notoriously difficult to buy for so I thought I would put together a small list of gifts that would do the job. I have chosen a wide range of gifts to please just about everyone – from the Lush lovers and fashion fanatics to buying cool colognes and stylish scented candles!


9)    Paco Rabanne One Million (£47) 

I hope you manage to find some inspiration from my little edit. I will be posting one for the girls tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Lets chat; leave a comment down below.

Check out my latest blog post. Click here.

See you tomorrow,


L x

Happy Saturday, I hope you have had a lovely day. It is now 9 sleeps until Christmas; we’re in single digits guys, how did that happen?

Today’s post is all about family tradition. I feel as though we all have some things that we look forward to during the festive season, whether it be in the house, places we visit or the food we eat. Have a read and let me know if your families have some of the same rituals as mine:

FOOD AND DRINK

Advent Calendar: Even though I am 21 years old, I will love an advent calendar. Waking up in the morning and knowing you get a little bit of chocolate it far too exciting – I’m such a child!

Festive Coffee: If you have read my blog post about hot drinks, you will know how much I look forward to a hot beverage on an evening but, as a family, we always look forward to a coffee whilst snuggled up watching television.

Christmas Party Food: I don’t know if anyone else does this but, we have many ‘party food’ style dinners throughout the Christmas season and it is honestly my favourite thing ever! Being able to sit and have a little buffet from the comfort of your own home is a dream.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange: I mean, everyone should treat themselves to a chocolate orange. Is it really Christmas without one? It’s the ultimate festive treat and I will have one every year without doubt.

Roast Dinner: One fundamental part of Christmas is the dinner, the entire day it based around it so who wouldn’t be excited about it?

PLACES TO GO

Garden Centre: Our local garden centre has an amazing Christmas display every year and we usually go a couple of times during the Christmas season. Its nice to just have a wander around and look at all the pretty decorations.

Our Local Pub: There’s something special about heading down to your local pub for a drink with your family. We love doing it every year and we definitely see it as a treat!

OUR HOME

Decorating: Putting up the Christmas decorations can’t be done without some festive tunes to put you in the mood.

Small Details: I have and will always be a fan of candles but Christmas is the perfect time to burn some festive ones. I also have a little piece of pink tinsel in my bedroom to make the entire house feel cosy and Christmassy.

CHRISTMAS EVE

Warm Pyjamas: Christmas Eve should be spent in your PJs and if not then you’re definitely doing it wrong. Pyjamas, Christmas movies and chocolate, you can’t go wrong!

Christmas Movie: The Polar Express is a family favourite in our house and we make sure to watch it every Christmas Eve, even though we always end up having a cry!

NEW YEARS EVE

Pomegranate: Over the last couple of years, on New Year’s Eve, we have followed a Greek tradition. When the clock trikes midnight, we turn down all the lights to say goodbye to the last year. We decide whom the luckiest person is to smash a pomegranate against the door to reveal the seeds – the more seeds scattered on the floor, the luckier the year will be!

Are there any family traditions that you always do without fail? I’d love to know, leave a comment down below.

Have you seen my last blog post? Click here.

See you tomorrow for more festive fun!


L x

TWELVE DAYS OF BLOGMAS: FESTIVE FAMILY TRADITIONS


Happy Saturday, I hope you have had a lovely day. It is now 9 sleeps until Christmas; we’re in single digits guys, how did that happen?

Today’s post is all about family tradition. I feel as though we all have some things that we look forward to during the festive season, whether it be in the house, places we visit or the food we eat. Have a read and let me know if your families have some of the same rituals as mine:

FOOD AND DRINK

Advent Calendar: Even though I am 21 years old, I will love an advent calendar. Waking up in the morning and knowing you get a little bit of chocolate it far too exciting – I’m such a child!

Festive Coffee: If you have read my blog post about hot drinks, you will know how much I look forward to a hot beverage on an evening but, as a family, we always look forward to a coffee whilst snuggled up watching television.

Christmas Party Food: I don’t know if anyone else does this but, we have many ‘party food’ style dinners throughout the Christmas season and it is honestly my favourite thing ever! Being able to sit and have a little buffet from the comfort of your own home is a dream.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange: I mean, everyone should treat themselves to a chocolate orange. Is it really Christmas without one? It’s the ultimate festive treat and I will have one every year without doubt.

Roast Dinner: One fundamental part of Christmas is the dinner, the entire day it based around it so who wouldn’t be excited about it?

PLACES TO GO

Garden Centre: Our local garden centre has an amazing Christmas display every year and we usually go a couple of times during the Christmas season. Its nice to just have a wander around and look at all the pretty decorations.

Our Local Pub: There’s something special about heading down to your local pub for a drink with your family. We love doing it every year and we definitely see it as a treat!

OUR HOME

Decorating: Putting up the Christmas decorations can’t be done without some festive tunes to put you in the mood.

Small Details: I have and will always be a fan of candles but Christmas is the perfect time to burn some festive ones. I also have a little piece of pink tinsel in my bedroom to make the entire house feel cosy and Christmassy.

CHRISTMAS EVE

Warm Pyjamas: Christmas Eve should be spent in your PJs and if not then you’re definitely doing it wrong. Pyjamas, Christmas movies and chocolate, you can’t go wrong!

Christmas Movie: The Polar Express is a family favourite in our house and we make sure to watch it every Christmas Eve, even though we always end up having a cry!

NEW YEARS EVE

Pomegranate: Over the last couple of years, on New Year’s Eve, we have followed a Greek tradition. When the clock trikes midnight, we turn down all the lights to say goodbye to the last year. We decide whom the luckiest person is to smash a pomegranate against the door to reveal the seeds – the more seeds scattered on the floor, the luckier the year will be!

Are there any family traditions that you always do without fail? I’d love to know, leave a comment down below.

Have you seen my last blog post? Click here.

See you tomorrow for more festive fun!


L x

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