Review Of 2014

Wow, I can’t believe we are already in 2015! 2014 went super quick and soo much happened. I went a week without technology, had & threw up afternoon tea at The Ritz, saw a fashion show at London Fashion Week, Milked A Cow, went on a road trip to Ohio, went to a Rodeo in Ohio (in a maxi dress!), had a photo shoot with my mum, went on a spa weekend with Hayley and finally made my own Christmas cards!

As well as all of that I had 2 holidays, brought a new car, broke my foot, went to the grand national, reunited with old friends, lost new friends and caught lightening bugs in America. To say it has been a quiet year would be a bit of an understatement. However, for some reason whenever anyone says to me “oh what have you been up to?” I never seem have much to report back, which in actual fact is a LIE!

I cant really say what my favourite thing of 2014 was as I have a lot of happy memories and ones that I will treasure forever. There have been some sad times as well, Matt & I know people that have ended relationships, lost family members and experienced a lot of sadness this year.

I am really excited to see what 2015 has in store for me, I know that one thing is for sure I am fly to VEGAS in April! I cannot wait, I am sooo excited! I have also started number 24 – its a bit hard to find something to take a picture of everyday, but I am excited to look back on them in a years time! There are 2 more things that I would like to cross of this year, but I am going to keep them for myself and surprise you all when I announce them! People often ask each other, what New Year’s resolutions they are making; I cant help but feel that you are setting yourself up for failure, especially if they are diet or fitness related. I have made 3 resolutions for this year, but these are things I started doing at the beginning of December:

Be Kinder To Myself – dont put too much pressure on myself to hit certain goals, just enjoy life

Make More Effort With Those That Make The Effort With Me – I am not great at texting people back or calling people, but I am concious that I dont want to lose friendships that I have, so I am going to make the effort more, especially with those that always make an effort to reach out to me.

Save At Least 12k By The End Of The Year – I already have about a 3rd of this saved, so its a reasonable goal, but one that I want to achieve to get my own home!

Have you made any resolutions for the new year? what were your favourite things of 2014?

xxxx

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The Big Apple

Good Morning!

It’s 9am, we have 2 hours to board and we are currently sat in LaGuardia airport!

We have just had a lovely 2 days in NYC, the weather has been amazing! Literally soooo hot, we saw all the sights and Empire State Building last night was brilliant!

I do have to admit though, that i am glad we are heading off to Indiana now, as my hands are sore from my crutches, this morning all my arms and shoulders feel like I have been doing a workout, so clearly crutches are doing me some good – even if I do hate them!

I got some lovely pictures of NYC and I will share them all with out at the end of my trip! I have to say, as much as I love New York, I have realized this trip that I have retry much seen everything and apart from seeing the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, so I am thinking about removing Christmas in New York off my bucket list and fill the space with either something really random and out of my comfort zone OR another travel destination…..let me know your thoughts!

Right I am going to sign off and do some people watching, one of my favorite past times!

Much Love!

xxx

Bridesmaid Duties Part 2

Sunday Me & the moon boot met up with Hayley, Sarah & Livvi for a Bridesmaid Tea Party at Para Siempre in Fareham. I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive after our last session and was worried we wouldn’t find anything, but Lou was lovely and put us all at ease, I think the cupcakes & Bucks Fizz definitely helped with that!

We started to hunt through the dresses whilst Hayley was showing Lou her book for the wedding and Livvi found her dress straight away and me & Sarah found 5 that we liked and wanted to try on. We also took a look at the wedding dresses for Hayley and she found quite a few that she liked and even tried on a shorter one that she liked! The store was adorable, and the amount of dresses she had was brilliant, there was a lot of choice and each dress looked really unique, even the chairs she had were really cosy! We definitely enjoyed ourselves!

Gorgeous Cupcakes

Gorgeous Cupcakes

Just A Small Selection Of Her Dresses

Just A Small Selection Of Her Dresses

Yummy!

Yummy!

Now I do have to say that I am really limited to what pictures I can share with you today as me, Sarah & Livvi all believe we have found the dress that we want to wear, we have a couple of options and I don’t want to post them and spoil the Surprise! Now when we were trying on dresses me & Sarah soon realised that all the dresses we picked were of a similar style, luckily the one we picked we both thought would flatter us both & Helen (who is chief bridesmaid) and Lou has said for our next appointment in August, she will aim to get some more sizes in stock. There were a various amount of sizes, but the dresses we liked were either too big or too small, but with “magic” clips you would never have known!

Me & The Moon Boot

Me & The Moon Boot

Not only were there a lovely selection of dresses, there was also accessories dotted about and whilst Sarah & I were hidden by the curtain (in a changing area big enough for 3 people!) I think Hayley & Livvi were enjoying sampling the accessories and the free mints!

Enjoying Her Pink Lemonade

Enjoying Her Pink Lemonade

Found My Shoes For My Big Day.....If It Ever Happens

Found My Shoes For My Big Day…..If It Ever Happens

A True Diva Princess

A True Diva Princess

Once we were all dressed out and happy with our choices Lou was writing down our date for our new try out session, she gave Hayley a goodie bag containing information of people she would recommend for hair, make up, photography, cakes etc poor Livvi looked so disappointed as it contained a massive lollipop. Lou then handed out another 3 goodie bags to Livvi, Sarah & I and Hayley said we all looked like we were ready to do a jump for joy!

Our Goodie Bag Contents

Our Goodie Bag Contents

As we left the store we were all really pleased with how our afternoon went and were in giggles with the amount of mints Livvi had consumed! She then went on to say “mum I need a belt!” we weren’t sure what she meant until she erupted in a fit of giggles and we realised she had a pocket full of mints!

Our Little Mint Thief

Our Little Mint Thief

If you would like to visit Para Siempre in Fareham, why not contact them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/parasiempre.bridal and arrange an appointment.