Exciting Times

While I have been away from blogging, we all know that Matt & I have been enjoying our first home and settling in well. However, things aren’t just going well for us but also for people around us! Today’s blog was meant to be about my PCOS and how that is going, but when I was finishing it off it felt a bit gloomy and with British Summertime in full swing (yes its raining cats & dogs) I wanted to post something happy and fun!

2018 – its under half a year away, can you believe that! Its going to be a BIG year, for many reasons…here, I wrote a list to tell you why!

  1. I Turn 30!
  2. My Little Brother Turns 21!
  3. Matt & I Have Been Together 9 Years!
  4. My Best Friend Gets Married!
  5. My Cousin Has Her First Baby!

Now, what makes you most excited when you read those 5 statements?! For me, its 4 & 5! Don’t get me wrong I am excited to celebrate my 30th birthday AND see my brother turn 21! Of course the fact that Matt & I will have been together 9 years is such a fantastic achievement and especially when it only feels like it has been a couple of years!

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BUT back to 4 & 5!

Sooo for those of you that read posts last year will know that around the time of Matt’s accident my best mate went through a break up. However, as most of you now, that often out of bad situations good things happen and she had some really great people around her and one of them made more of an impact than others. By the end of the summer she had brought a flat with her new man and they were extremely happy (and still are)! We all figured it wouldn’t be long before they got engaged, although its a whirlwind romance it seemed right and she was happy. I won’t lie, I was reserved, cautious that I didn’t her to go through another break up and wanting to make sure she was completely happy. However, when she called me in February to announce they had got engaged I was over the moon for her & seeing them at their engagement party earlier in the spring, I truly saw just how happy and how much they just fit together. I was overjoyed to be asked to be one of her Bridesmaid at their wedding next winter and I cannot wait to share their special day with them!

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Well, at the beginning of the year my cousin, her husband, Matt & I started to go out on double dates to country pubs just having a giggles and enjoying some really gooooood food! However, our last Dinner Date in May Trina was unwell and out night ended quite quickly and since then I hadn’t heard from her (as much as I did) and her husband came to our housewarming without her. Now I remember saying at the time that I thought she was pregnant BUT inside I was worried that I had upset her and that she was having some space. But we are family – why not just tell me, its not like she could avoid me forever?! So, when she text me inviting Matt & I for a BBQ a few weeks ago Matt knew that we were going no matter what else we had planned. I walked in and thought to myself “well she doesn’t look pregnant – great maybe I did piss her off?!”, we were all sat around (her other cousin included – not my cousin – its not really that confusing) and Trina announced that she was going to start to get forgetful and bigger……instantly I knew what she was telling me and I held back happy tears sooo hard! Unfortunately Trina has been really unwell at the start of her pregnancy which is why she has been quiet and she wanted to keep quiet about things until her scan and well, I am sure she would have ended up spilling the beans had she of seen me! So I have a brand new baby cousin is on his or her way arriving January 2018!

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So as you can see 2018 is going to be a great year for us, even without those 5 things we have some wonderful trips that we are wishing for and more decorating to do in the house. I cannot wait – however we still have the remainder of this year to enjoy and there is still so much to look forward to!

So whilst 2018 is going to be great fun I cannot wait for the rest of this year!

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Keep Smiling

Love

Emma xxx

Planning For The Future!

Do you ever wonder where time has gone? I was sat thinking the other evening that I am going to be 27 in a couple of months’ time. It scared me.

I remember when I was younger – way before I met Matt, that I thought at 27 I would be married, living in my own home and possibly have a baby or have one on the way. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t missed out on anything, I have seen and been to some amazing places in the last few years that some people my age (and older) can only dream of, but I can’t help but think that time really does go really quickly!

Matt & I have been together for 6 years in August, it only feels like a couple of months ago that we first met up, had our first kiss, went on our first mini break, had our first holiday, when in reality that all happened quite some time ago.

I am currently saving my bum off for a deposit so that I can get my own place with Matt. I am doing ok, I have 40% of the amount I want to save in the bank & that is the most amount of money I have ever saved in my life! Despite how much I really want that and I really want to move out, I can’t help but think about the sacrifices that I am going to have to make when that happens, I can’t live at home forever (despite what my parents would say!) so something has to give somewhere, it is just going to take some getting used to! On the flip side, not having our place to host parties or have friends over is a bit frustrating. Although both sets of parents are really accommodating and relaxed, it’s not quite the same! My parents are away for a week later on in June so I am making the most of it and having the girls over for a cocktail night!

I am really lucky to have minimal fixed outgoings each month, they average about £200 so I am able to put the majority of my pay into savings, which has allowed me to get where I am now. I do give myself about £200-£250 a month to play with and I honestly have no idea where my money goes! I don’t feel like I buy a lot of clothes or stuff, but I do quite a bit of socialising, so it probably goes on food! I always think that I want to be saving more, so in a bid to boost the savings pot I have signed up to be an online Partylite Consultant!

I wont even start to apologise for any partylite themed blog/twitter/instagram posts that you may find yourself viewing! I love the products that Partylite have to offer, which is why I want you all to fill your gorgeous homes with them! As soon as I have my website and everything set up, I will share this with you.

In the mean time, have a wonderful week & catch up soon.

Love Emma xxx