Friday, 30 October 2015

Face Your Fears at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

During the half term from 26th October to 1st November as well as all the usual fishy fun you would find at the Sea Life Centres you can also get hands on with some other creepy crawlies & creatures at no extra cost. Last week we were lucky enough to be added to the press guest list at the Scarborough Sea Life Centre & invited along to their special "Face Your Fears" event. I knew this would be right up Amelias street so accepted the challenge.


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

My First Look Book - Plus Size

Although I love having a blog as an outlet for my beauty ramblings & other things, you may not be aware that since January 2014 I have also had a completely separate YouTube channel for diarising my weight loss journey. As its something else I am really passionate about I thought I would share it here on my blog too.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Scatty About Scandi

This time 4 weeks ago i didn't even know what "SCANDI" was. I have been actively improving my home for over a year now & room by room it's coming together nicely. Pinterest has been my main source of inspiration & then when i realised much of what attracted me originated in Norway, i hit up Airbnb to look at REAL Norwegian homes & that is when i found out that my style was what is better known as Scandi.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Body Shop - Spa of the World

Having been a Manager previously for a Spa company, i can't tell you how excited i was to receive an invitation from the the gorgeous Michelle who is the Manager of The Body Shop in The Coppergate Shopping Centre in York to see the new Spa of the World range. I have been thoroughly surprised by The Body Shops launches over the past year or so. Firstly their wonderful Italian Summer Fig launch which for me is just a mediterranean holiday in a bottle & now my favourite product in all the world, a spa range! Can't you tell i'm just overflowing with excitement about it all.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

My High End Wish List

I have never been a label whore & although i love to follow trends & fashion i can never seem to justify the price tag enough to indulge myself. However, sometimes a girl likes to dream & the other morning i was doing just that. Not quite awake i sat nursing my coffee & thinking about what i'd purchase if i ever had a small windfall & here is what i found myself lusting after.....

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Makeup For All Weathers

On the hot & sunny day when the idea for this post popped into my head i was going to entitle it "SWEAT PROOF MAKEUP, but alas the British weather took a turn for the worse & the main nemesis for my makeup was the rain!  Both are a problem in themselves when all you want is a fresh face of makeup that lasts all day, so here i share my "Top Makeup For All Weathers".


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Fun Free Things To Do With The Kids In The Holidays

Having 6 weeks off with the kids can be somewhat overwhelming so imagine my horror when i found out that this year our little princess had 7 weeks off! I have researched some fun free & low cost activities & days out with the kids & thought i would share my findings with all you Mummies & Daddies out there wondering what the heck you can do to fill those long hot(hopefully) weeks.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The City Girls Leeds Blogger Event

On Saturday 11th July i had the honour of attending the event that every blogger & their dog is talking about. Shortly after making a return to the blogosphere i read about TheCityGirlsUk, the brainchild of two rather gorgeous bloggers named Lorna & Holly. Invented by bloggers for bloggers their twitter trending premier event held in Sheffield sounded totes amazeballs & i knew i had to get myself on the guest list for the next one. Imagine how stoked i was to get an email inviting me to their 2nd event to be held in Leeds! Step inside & read all about it.......

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Sweet Cecily's Handmade Natural Skincare

When I heard a brand local to me who make handmade natural skincare were seeking Bloggers to sample some of their products I jumped at the chance. Sweet Cecily's is a brand that blossomed from one lady with troublesome skin trying to find her holy grail skincare. When she didn't find it, she went ahead & developed it herself!


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Perfect Bloggers Bargain Stationery

When i first clapped eyes on this super cute range of stationery my initial thoughts were, "Oh that is SO Pinterest worthy". I immediately knew that i wanted to tell the blogging community about it but then worried that yet again Wilkos had given me cause to blog about them. As i've said before, i promise i am not being sponsored by them but i always seem to find something gorgeous every time i step foot in there. I guess you would like to see this ideal bloggers stationery in a little more detail. Well come inside & i'll show you........

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Amelia in H&M Skinny Jeans & Primark Top
In this weeks post i just had to address the ever growing problem of where to get clothes for tall, slim girls. So not only is this post to share the information of where i buy mine, but to also ask other Mummy Bloggers out there in the Blogosphere where they buy theirs from too. So let me start by telling you about my favourite place to shop for Amelia.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Whats In My Bag - Summer Edition

So, the sun finally decided to pop out from behind the clouds! I thought it would never come, but i feel so much brighter now that it has. I love to travel light wherever i go when the weather heats up, so lets take a closer look inside my Summer bag to see what essentials i can't live without.......

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

5 Important Steps To Start A Blog - From a new blogger

Hello lovely new bloggers, I can't believe it has been 7 weeks today since i started my blog! I have gleaned so so much in these past weeks that i thought it would be great to put pen to paper & tell you about what i have learnt in the process of starting a blog in 5 simple steps.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

May Makeup Favourites

May was a funny old month wasn't it & although the weather changed from day to day my make up routine has stayed the same pretty much all of Spring. As you can see by the picture above, many of my products are running scarily low. This however is a good thing as i am itching to crack open some gorgeous new make up that i have put by for the Summer months. For now though, lets take a look at whats been on my face for the past few months........

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Are YOU a yoyo dieter? How to stay happy while getting slimmer

Todays post is one that comes from the heart & something thats been on my mind a lot lately. I recently started organising the files on my computer & deleting things that i no longer need. Whilst doing so i came across this picture.

Me June 2011


Monday, 25 May 2015

BONUS POST: Baked Oats Recipe

Did you know i also had a YouTube channel dedicated to weight loss? As well as tracking my progress with Slimming World i also film a series of videos entitled, "Make It Mondays".

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

My Dream Bedroom With Rodgers Of York

I was contacted recently with an interior design opportunity by Rodgers of York, a leading furniture store in York. As soon as i read the words 'Mood Board', i jumped at the chance. The brief - To create a mood board showing how my home would look if i could have my dream makeover. The room i am currently working on in my home is my bedroom, so i thought it would be fun to design a bedroom using pieces from the Rodgers of York extensive range of top manufacturers. Lets take a look in a little more detail at what i put together whilst perusing their website.....


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

My Top 5 Under £1 Beauty Essentials

I have read many beauty blog posts about high end products, i have read many about high street products, but rarely do i see any blog posts about the unsung heroes of beauty. Yes those overlooked, somewhat boring but yet essential items that to be quite frank, we'd be lost without. Here are my top 5 budget beauty essentials & all are under £1!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Discover Crabtree & Evelyn

Have you heard of a brand called Crabtree & Evelyn? Did you know that there is much more to them than meets the eye? How many of you have seen a store front just like the one below & walked on by with a preconception that it wouldn't really be your cup of tea? 

I can fully admit that i too was one of those people, that was until i was invited to the launch event for Garden Celebration. Now i invite you to come inside & take a peek as i'm sure you'll be as surprised & delighted as i was.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015


There is something about spring that brings out the interior designer in me. Now don't get me wrong, i don't have a qualification in interior design. However, i have had a passion for it & watched programmes such as HOME FRONT as a young adult. That qualifies me, right?

As the owner of what can only be described as a poky Barratt house, for the ten years we have owned the property it has evolved into a more chilled domain when it comes to decor. I used to love such trends as two bright colours separated by a gaudy paper border in the middle or thinking that moss green & terracotta orange went together perfectly. I'm showing my age now!

Above is a collection of just a few of my favourite items that i have found whilst researching for what i call, "things to titivate" my bedroom. I know how costly it can be when looking to update/refurbish/redecorate a room, so i thought i would share one of my favourite places to source those little finishing touches.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


On my birthday i got to spend one glorious hour with a stunning Chanel make-up artist in HOUSE OF FRASER at Meadowhall. I was planning to replace my Mac mineralise skin finish natural(Medium) anyway, as i had hit pan some weeks ago. I'd read a lot of rave reviews about LES BEIGES & seen what this finely milled powder could do through watching demo videos over on YouTube. So when the lovely Chanel lady mentioned that i could redeem the £25 from a makeover on Chanel products i thought it would be rude not to plop my behind down on her bar stool.
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