Despite not having a clue what I wanted for Christmas, Santa clearly decided to put me on the nice list and rewarded me with lots of wonderful pressies.
So here’s what I unwrapped on Christmas Day (and just for the boyf. because I know he’s desperate for me to do this: #spoiltprincess #boydonegood)
Clean Bandit Vinyl // Crosley Executive Record Player // Links of London Rose Gold & Diamond Studs // Lush Snow Fairy // Lush The Art of Bathing // Dorothy Perkins Blue Twist Knit Jumper // River Island Pointed Polka Dots Flats // River Island Pink Printed Shift Dress // River Island Black Leather Biker Jacket // Breville Vanilla Cream Hand Blender // Ghost Deep Night // Looking for Alaska // Gone Girl // Cheryl Storm Flower // Dorothy Perkins Black Knee High Riding Boots // Breville Vanilla Cream Hand Mixer // Babyliss Turbo Dry 2000 // Hunter Fuchsia Wellie Socks // Where She Went // The Historian // George Black Patent Satchel //
What did Santa bring you?
– love Stef x
Another year is near enough done and dusted.
For me, 2014 has been a collection of tremendous lows and tremendous highs.
But instead of making you all cringe with terrible phrases such as ‘it’s been a roller coaster’ or ‘new year, new me,’ I just thought I’d share a few snapshots of my 2014. Enjoy 🙂
New Year’s Eve with Nicci, my partner in crime // Bringing Denver home // Enjoying the Phones 4u afternoon tea
Denver meeting his bestie, George for the first time // Phones 4u girls night out // ReUNIon // Valentine’s Day as a singleton (thanks for the green badge to highlight it, Missoula) // Seeing Queen Bee
We may have gone to Rome…
Turning 25 // A ‘so Content team’ outing // Starting the record collection // Learning to wait for the rainbow after the rain
Being favourited by Joe McFadden (life complete) // Joining the 21st century and getting Netflix and watching The Office // Denv enjoying a random sunny day // Phones 4u night out
A SWHH night out in Manchester to celebrate Carla’s birthday // Download with the best baldie // Another Phones 4u girls night out (with champagne) // Meeting the boyf. and deciding to keep him around // Seeing the Eagles and giving in to the merch
Nicci & Laura’s birthday outing // Taking Momma Keeling to see Rock of Ages // Sampling Absinthe for the first time (and burning myself in the process) // Latitude with the bald one // A Keeling family selfie
The boyf. and Denv getting acquainted // Wedding season begins // My Laura’s hen do in Liverpool // Leeds Festival with Nicci and Beck
Momma Keeling & Big Les’ 25th wedding anniversary // Celebrating Laura’s last weekend of freedom // Losing Phones 4u and the best marketing department you could ever have // Laura & Kieran’s wedding
The final Phones 4u night out and saying goodbye to the greatest Content team // An autumnal Denv // Seeing Maverick Sabre // New job, new adventure
Being cocktail ballers with the boyf. in Manchester // Denv turning 1 // The two favourite males
The boyf. going to Thailand (and surviving) // Celebrating Beck and Sam’s birthdays // SWHH turning 1
So there you have it – my year in pictures. I hope you have all had a wonderful 2014 🙂
– love Stef x
So, 2014 is nearly over. Before we start making promises we can’t keep, let’s take a look at the year that has been and gone.
In last year’s post I made the following promises:
- I would do Yoga twice a week
- I would clean my make-up brushes once a month
- Save lots of pennies for a huge holiday (more on that later!)
- Eat breakfast more often
- Eat less cheese
Let’s break it down…
Now it may not seem like a lot, but I am a fan of ‘baby steps’ since there is a reason I have a problem achieving any of the above anyway!
But I am happy to report that I do go to Yoga at least once a week, and a few months ago I did join a gym and go at least three times a week – and have managed to keep that up longer than I ever have (in my 25 years I have joined four gyms and quit/stopped going before any contract has ever been up).
Okay, I still haven’t cleaned my make-up brushes, but that can go on next year’s list – God loves a tryer!
Well, with all of the Primark-dodging I have been doing, I managed to save so hard that on December 28 2014, I will be flying to Sydney to see in the New Year, before flying to Hamilton Island to dive the Great Barrier Reef.
Next up, breakfast. Well. No. Sorry.
Eating less cheese, however, I have managed! I just don’t eat it with EVERY meal. Sometimes I go a whole day without cheese. Go me!
All in all not a bad year for me, and I am happily ending 2014 20lbs lighter than when the year started *squeal*.
Have you managed to stay on track for a whole year?
What are your New Year resolutions?
– love Carla x
It has been a whole year since we started our little blog and our first post went live in this corner of the internet. In that time we have had tens of thousands of you from all over the globe reading our musings, shopping posts and general life rants. For this we thank you!
Born out of frustration with a failing job market, we initially started this blog as an outlet, a place two journo grads could vent and write about anything and everything we wanted. Now it has turned into something else, every day readers visit our blog to see what we’re up to, and we are happy to see it has grown day by day.
Hopefully our baby will continue to grow into 2015, and we hope to see you there!
So thanks again for reading 🙂
– love Carla & Stef x
Before the boyf. departed for Thailand, he surprised me with a present to keep me occupied while he was away (he’s very good like that).
My Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar was a bargain from TK Maxx and something that I may have had a little squeal over.
Although there are 24 doors to open with a mini Ciate behind each one, I thought I’d share the first 12 with you:
On the first day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Snow Globe
On the second day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Boudoir
On the third day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Amazing Gracie
On the fourth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Silver Caviar Metallic Pearls
On the fifth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Hoopla
On the sixth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Sugar Plum
On the seventh day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Main Stage
On the eighth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Midnight in Manhattan Caviar Pearls
On the ninth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Candy Floss
On the tenth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Pillow Fight
On the eleventh day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Pepperminty
On the twelfth day of Christmas Ciate sent to me: Gold Caviar Metallic Pearls
I absolutely LOVE all of them although I haven’t braved the caviar pearls just yet. With 12 more to go I can’t wait to see what comes next.
The boyf. did good – a nail polish a day keeps the girly-ness at bay 😉
– love Stef x