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| Lifestyle | Homeware Picks

Hello lovelies,

 

So I’ve decided to put together a quick blog post on my current favourite bits and bobs for around your home. This is inspired by the fact that yesterday (Haha when I initially started this post *cough* September) I started my first steps towards becoming a home owner. Super super exciting!! I went into my first meeting with a mortgage advisor just to get an idea of where I’m at now, how far I need to get to get on the property ladder, and how much of a mortgage loan is possible for me.

I went into this meeting with zero expectations and I left on an absolute high. I had been looking at flats at the lower end of my mortgage range thinking that had been my highest range. So to know I can afford a much better flat/house is just fab!! Also on a side note, if you live in Scotland like I do and you’re a first time buyer definitely look into setting up a Help to By ISA. This is a government scheme that you can use to save your 5% deposit and when you go to buy the government will contribute a percentage (up to £12,000 + £3,000 from the gov).

 

Every little helps!

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| Blogmas | 25 Christmas Films to Watch Before the 25th

Happy December!

 

So I thought a quick little Blogmas post and one that I would totally appreciate if I were to come across it myself is a list of 25 Christmas films to watch before the big day itself!

I mean I absolutely love a good Christmas film, and although I’ve waited until December itself to post this, it doesn’t mean I waited until now to watch Christmas films…

 

Anyways short post so here it is….

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| Blogmas|Hebridean Woodcraft

Hey Guys,

 

Welcome back to my Blogmas posts.

 

This is super special one. I’ve decided to do a post to support a small business at Christmas. And one close to my heart.

 

Hebridean Woodcraft

 

This is a little local run business that my older sister has started. At the moment she mainly makes Christmas pieces. And they can be personalised too.

 

One of the main reason  I love them is because they remind me of home. Some are written in Gaelic and some are personalised to the Island I grew up on.

 

Before I post some pictures of the fab pieces she has come up with you can also check out her Facebook page here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your favourite small businesses that you support?

 

Until Next Time,

Shona Marie xo

 

Vote for me in The UK Blog awards here!

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| Blogmas |Christmas Picks Edit

Hello Beauties,

 

It’s officially December 1st so Christmas Season!! Actually the best time of the year!

Did I get through work yesterday by listening to Christmas music all day… yes.

Has my Airwicks flat spray now changed over to Mulled Wine scent? Also Yes.

And Am I currently on my 4th Christmas film of the day… duh?

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| Lifestyle | Single In the City ~ The Dr Will See You Now

Hello beauties,

 

Welcome to the second instalment of Single in the City and this has to be one of the quickest most dull dates I’ve had in my life…and that is saying something

 

Let me set the scene; I’ve had a super long week at work, it’s a cold Thursday night in October and I’m actually coming home to put my face on and head out to meet a guy for drinks…. on a school night too! This is not the one, I love nothing more than a cosy night in.

I had been WhatsApping this guy for a while. Everything seemed pretty perfect, a year older than me, a farm boy, really polite and seeming a genuinely good guy.

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| Lifestyle |UK Blog Awards 2019

Hello lovelies,

 

So exciting news, my blog is amongst a bundle of fab other blogs that are up for the Lifestyle category of the UK Blog Awards 2019!

 

I’m super excited as in my three years of blogging I’ve never got as far as to be in the running for an award so this is such a big achievement in itself.

I just wanted to make this quick little post to show my appreciation and share my excitement with you all…

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| Lifestyle | My Current Favourite Blogs…

So I just wanted to post a quick update of current blogs I am absolutely LIVING for at the moment.

Hopefully this will also be some you can add to your list of go to blogs for updates…

 

The top spot has got to go to my current favourite and one that I only discovered this year. This chick is honestly my online guru, go to gal for outfit goals, relationship giggles/advice and just all round inspo…

 

The Brighton Girl 

 

Honestly, go check her out! Tinder Diaries is a must read, especially if you’re currently in the same situation as me and being new to the dating scene again. So relatable.

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| Lifestyle | Single In the City The Beginning

Hello Beauties,

 

This is a small corner of my blog where I can vent about the trials and tribulations of being Single In the City!!

 

 

Sooo I’ve been single for over half a year and I’m not going to lie, I bloody love it! But that being said I’ve still attempted put myself out there enough to experience the awkwardness of first dates again… (Let the ground eat me)

This time round I’m being picky AF. Mainly because I deserve to be. And I wont settle for less than I deserve!

I learnt a lot in the last few years of what I should and shouldn’t put up with.

I’m also not 100% sure of what I’m looking for in a guy but, basically someone on my level who can have a laugh – surely not too hard to find. Wrong.

So to vent on the weird dates of this year (and let me tell you I’ve had a few) I’m going to go back to one I had in about April time…

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| Lifestyle | Boot Season Edit

Hello beauties,

 

Sooo boot season is officially here! And I’m all about keeping my feet cosy in this cold weather…

 

For that reason I’ve put together a collection of my current fave boots! Hopefully this can help you if you’re on the look out just as I am.

 

You can never have too many pairs…

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| Travel | Cyprus

As per usual long time no post. To say my life has been crazy busy is an understatement. But I’m not complaining, I’m loving absolutely every second of it all!! Even now I only have 3 weekends free of plans until next year, so I’m pretty sure the weeks will fly in!

Anyways my most recent and exciting thing to keep me busy was my trip to Cyprus.

I just got back early Monday morning and can say a week in the sun with plenty of chilled out time was needed!

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