October seen a lot of baking . . .
Charity baking – Marie Curie
At home baking and birthday baking
Ryan and I had date night and went to see Micky Flannagan – absolutely hilarious!!!
Ryan and I developed an addiction to Slim’s Kitchen – Healthy food and soooo tastey!
Good times with my bestie and her little ones
Celebrated my Wifey’s birthday!
Seen my first ever mini pumpkins in real life
Autumn began ^^^^^
Spent a fun filled day with my minis!!!
Carved my mini pumpkins
A lot of themed nail art
Halloween night spent dressed up with friends
Our friend’s Halloween Wedding
November began with puppy sitting
More charity cupcakes
Poppy appeal nail art and jewellery
Engagement party fondant cupcake toppers
Dinner date at my friend’s fab restaurant
Brunch date with Dad and Ryan at Harlem Belfast
The start of the Christmas/Continental Market
Up to the market with Mum, Ryan and friends
December started off with some Christmas cooking in work with the kids
Christmas Market fun with my bestie
Christmas crafting in work
Drinks at the Continental/Christmas Market
A nativity play
Christmas nail art
Christmas dinners, with friends and work
The wifey getting a puppy!!!
Meet Alan . . .
Christmas Eve spent with my second family
With my bestie and her family
I was spoilt at Christmas
Christmas with family
Christmas dinner with family
And that is the end of my year . . .
July seen me spending time with friends and their kids
BBQ’s at friends
Cocktail nights in
Baking – a special birthday cake for my favourite niece
My niece’s FIRST birthday
August was spent at my friend’s wedding
Taking my niece to the zoo for the first time with my bestie and her kids
I was invited to my first blogging event and met the lovely Marissa Cater at a gorgeous afternoon tea she planned for us all
Ryan and I went to Tennant’s Vital
I took Ryan away to Newcastle for a pamper, food and fun for his birthday
It was the gorgeous Miss Eva’s birthday
Nights out with my wifey
September seen me back to work but nights out with Ryan and a weekend away to Dublin with Ryan to celebrate our 4 year anniversary
A fantastic end to the Summer!
April was a crazy, brilliant month with soo much fitted into it!
There was a baby date! These two were so cute together, my wee niece and my friend’s little one!
My best friend’s mum got remarried
I made the wedding favours . . . mini bride and groom cupcakes
I found out more about The Danny Mills Heart Foundation and started supporting them
Ryan and I went to Amsterdam
Ryan and I absolutely loved Amsterdam and would return in a heartbeat! So many great memories from this holiday!!
I went for baby pink hair
Nail art for friends and family
Nail art for myself
First off was my friend Lauren and her other half Gary’s Wedding
I turned my hair lilac
I started my garden patch
I spent time with my bestie and her girls
I spent many days out with Ryan and he finally got me to climb Cave Hill
The BBQ season commenced
Plenty of nail art
I baked for special occasions
In June I spent time with family
Celebrated my new job and my friend leaving hers for a new one too
I started my first day of work, from volunteer to worker
Lots of nail art
Long, hot, sunny days
Nights out with friends
Awh you have got to love those Summer nights!
This is just a wee recap of my year, the key points. Usually I wouldn’t really bother doing this but Facebook this year did a kind of review thing, did anyone else notice? I have to say mine was pants, def a lot better things that happened to me that what they showed me!!! So a year is a LONG time, I haven’t left myself enough posts before the end of the year to have a post for each month so I have complied them into four parts with 3 months in each one.
SO LET ME START OF WITH JANUARY
January seen the start of this very blog, crazy to think on January 3rd my blog will be 1 year old!
I started off thinking yeah I’ll try this out, something to keep me occupied and train my brain back into the way of work again. NEVER in a million years would I have dreamt I would have got the feedback and positivity I have from it and OMW the number of followers and visitors I have had, I can not thank you all enough!!
January seen me at Pilates – awh I miss it, the one form of exercise I really did enjoy!!
January seen me with naturally short hair – again I miss this too, but I am determined to have long hair again!!!
We had snowy days, ooo I hope we get some this January, I’m a big kid and love the snow!
I spent time with my gorgeous cousins!
I was doing my nail art . . . cringe little at how bad they are!
I baked . . .
I started my gratitude things each day . . . training my emotional side too
My first ever taste of haggis . . . . yum yum
I started counselling, something that really helped me and such a lovely counsellor. And yeah a year on I still haven’t completed the rest of my cancer journey story, at the minute I have that boxed away, maybe one day I will go back to it . . .
This kinda goes for the whole year I found out who my real friends were, I lost some friends, ditched the drama and made friends and deeper friendships with some PRETTY AMAZING people!
February seen nights out with Ryan
A trip to the Tayto Factory
Lots of nail art
Love themed nails
In March I went for the purple/lilac hair
Nail art for friends
Nail art on my own nails
Baking of course
This time for the kids where I was volunteering – Easter party
I lost my nana 😦 although for her it was the best, she had had dementia and Alzheimer’s and to be honest we had lost her a long time ago. I know I am lucky now though to have her as my guardian angel!
I turned 27 on my birthday
Spent time with my gorgeous little cousin
Changed my hair to green
I wallpapered the kitchen (my first time)
So that’s the run down of the first three months of 2013, it’s crazy what all happens to you in such a short amount of time! I’m sure to this is only the half of it, the ones I have pictures of anyway!
MY TOP PICKS FROM THE CHRISTMAS SALES . . .
Shoes and Boots
Black lace up metal stirrup ankle boots
Were £85 now £45
Only in a size 7
Dark red elastic trim stiletto boots
Were £65 now £30
Only in a size 8
Brown leopard print slit front shoe boots
Were £75 now £40
Purple block heel Chelsea boots
Were £65 now £30
Only in a size 7
Dune Lazztek Studded Slipper Loafers, Black
Were £79 now £39
Only in a size 3
KG by Kurt Geiger Lucca Plimsolls, Black/Silver
Were £85 now £39
Timeless Philly Heeled Shoe
Were £63 now £22
Carvela Leather Paula Boots
Were £195 now £72
River Island Chain Shoe Boots
Were £55 now £38.50
ASOS PARALLEL High Heels
Were £45 now £22.50
ASOS TAPED Shoe Boots
Were £55 now £33
Hunter Original Short Green Gloss Wellington Boots
Were £75 now £52.50
Bags and Clutches
Warehouse Hard Diamond Clutch Handbag, Gold
Was £28 now £18
Warehouse Padlock Shopper
Was £38 now £22.50
ASOS Croc Constructed Bag
Was £40 now £28
Faith Faux Ostrich Zip Detail Bowler Bag
Was £45 now £31.50
New Look Columbia Croc Print Tote Bag
Was £27.99 now £19.50
COLLECTION By John Lewis Jewelled Crystal Earrings
Were £18 now £9
One Button Love Drop Hematite Necklace, Silver / Gold
Was £14 now £7
COLLECTION by John Lewis Fan Stone Necklace, Black
Was £25 now £12.50
ASOS Mega Metal Earrings
Were £18 now £7.20
River Island Copper and Hematite Encrusted Short Statement Necklace
Was £25 now £12.50
ASOS Modern Jewel Cocktail Ring
Was £18 now £10.80
Dogeared Exclusive Lucky Necklace
Was £75 now £60
Finchittida Finch Stupa Earring
Were £28 now £21
Finchittida Finch Mekong Necklace
Was £45 now £22.50
Nali Gold Diamante Drop Necklace
Was £25 now £15
Liquorish ’70s Floppy Hat
Was £35 now £25
ASOS Faux Fur Pom Ears Beanie
Was £12 now £8
O.P.I Christmas Collection Nail Polish
Was £11.50 now £8.50
Love Card Lip Balm
Was £6.00 now £4.50
Pink Ribbon 11ml
Was £13 now £10
Molly Coddled 11ml
Was £13 now £10
Was £13 now £11.60
Was £13 now £11.45
OPI Hopelessly In Love 15ml
Was £11 now £9.35
OPI You’re Such a Budapest 15ml
Was £11.50 now £9.78
Nails Inc Porchester Square Gel Effect 8ml
Was £14 now £11.76
So many items in the sales this year but these are definitely my top buys, perhaps I will win the lotto on Saturday and can maybe buy them myself! 🙂
On the twelfth and thirteenth day of Christmas I spent time with my family and ate, yup basically that was it, but isn’t that what Christmas is for?
Opening prezzies in the morning with Mum . . .
I was definitely one very lucky girl this Christmas, completely spoilt!!!
Starting off with one of these for breakie whilst trying to do one of the hardest jigsaws! Ryan got me a pug one for one of my prezzies.
As I was having Christmas dinner with Dad this year Mum and I settled on a fry for brunch, the butchers sausage and bacon were so filling we left loads on our plates!!
Then over to see my auntie, cousins and this little minx, so cute in her gorgeous dress for Christmas Day!
Followed by Christmas night and dinner with my Dad!
Yummy dinner had us stuffed!!!!
After a rest with our feet up watching Call The Midwife and Dr Who we tucked into the dessert I had made . . .
Coffee and caramel pie
A biscuit base with homemade coffee ice cream topped with homemade caramel
Boxing Day called for a long overdue lie in! A quick nip to the sales for Ryan and Mum, I was very proud of myself even with temptation I was good and did not spend . . . Kinda overspent on prezzies before Christmas so I have to behave if I want to have money to live off before the next pay day!
After chilling by the fire watching Christmas movies, well more Ryan than me, Mum and I made Christmas dinner.
My home grown Brussel sprouts (we also had these at Dad’s)
Luscious Christmas Dinner!
I had a great Christmas with part of my family . . . so many people and only one me so hopefully over the hols I will get a chance to catch up with the rest!!!
Hope you all had a great Christmas!