Sh*t I Want To Get Done By The End Of The Year | 2017

Last year I wrote a blog post all about the 'goals' I have for the rest of the year (link here) and while (again) I don't want to wish the end of the year away, I feel like it's about time I reflect on last year and set myself some goals for the rest of the year.. since as scary as it sounds we are now 3/4 of the way through the year! I talked last year about how I'm rubbish at sticking to resolutions or goals and that has most definitely not changed, this year I vowed to save money.. which definitely hasn't happened (books are just too bloody tempting, haha!) and I also told myself that I would drink more water every day which is something I still really struggle with! So yes, I'm still really not a goal person! But just like last year, there are definitely things that need to get done by the end of this year and so here I am sharing them with you guys. Let me know whats on your list of 'sh*t you want to get done by the end of the year' in the comments below - I'd love to know! 

But first up, a reflection on last years goals. For starters I definitely did bake more, that's something that I found quite easy over Christmas since I love all things gingerbread and peppermint, but I do wish I documented more of my baking with blog posts so hopefully I can do more baking posts this year! My next goal was to write my dissertation and I am breathing the biggest sigh of relief as I read what my poor poor past self wrote back then - having barely written anything for my dissertation at this point I was definitely freaking out (I disguised it well, trust me!) so I am beyond glad that it's all done and dusted! My goal of figuring out my next steps with university is actually something I'm still struggling with today and I can definitely say it was the one goal on this list I kind of ignored last year... but today I'm finally working my way through this process and doing very boring things like putting together my CV and finally looking for jobs.. so I'm finally getting there! I also wanted to get on top of Christmas blog posts last year which I think I can say I succeeded in, since I put up a new Christmas themed blog post every other day for the month of December without any breaks! I'm seriously hoping to do that again this year... and no, before anyone asks I am so not going to do Blogmas.. one post every other day is more than enough for me! My last goal was to plan a giveaway which I still have yet to do... oops! Who knows though, it might be something I do by the end of this year... we shall see! 

Good Bedtime Habits

Getting into bed is one of my favourite parts of the day - especially after a long day, I might even go as far as to say it's better than a good bath... and that's saying something for me! Because I have to wake up at 5am some days for work, it's so important that I get a good nights sleep so I'm not walking around like a zombie the next day. This is why I love having a little bedtime routine filled with good habits, in order to make me feel relaxed and ready for a perfect nights sleep! So today I wanted to share with you some of these little habits that I think are the perfect addition to any night time routine -  of course we all have our usual skin care routines before bed and I hopefully don't need to mention the obvious like brushing your teeth, haha! But these are the little things you should add in order to not only have a good nights sleep, but also feel better when you wake up in the morning! Let me know in the comments what habits you've added to your night time routine - I would love to know!

The A-Z Book Tag

It's literally been like a year since I did a tag post (I can't figure how to go back check easily.. but I'm pretty sure my last tag was my 'spooky halloween tag' back in October last year - so yeah, almost a year!) But yeah, I always have so much fun doing tag posts and since I've been seriously into reading recently I decided a bookish tag was the way to go. Needless to say, I've been pretty obsessed with booktube recently too and after coming across the lovely Maddie and Bee from Heart Full Of Books I've pretty much watched every single tag they've done religiously! Anyway, long story short they recently did the A-Z book tag and I loved hearing all their answers so I wanted to give it a go myself! Feel free to answer some the questions yourself in the comments below or tag me to your own A-Z book tag blog post - I'd love to see all your answers too! But yes, let's get into the questions... 

Things I've Been Loving Lately | #4

It's that time again where I share some of the things I've been obsessed with lately... I actually don't have that big of a haul to share this time (probably because I've been way to engrossed in trying to finish Stephen King's IT (yes, I'm crazy enough to try and tackle this 1156 page book!) I literally haven't had time to get into anything else! I'm still very excited to share my little list with you lot though, I always love doing these because I want everyone else to go and also become obsessed with these things too.. lol is that weird?! But yeah, stay tuned to hear all about the song I've had on repeat for hours, what my new tattoo means and my eczema - woo! Let me know in the comments what you've been obsessed with this month and your thoughts on the things I've shared - I would love to know! 

Update #21 | Wales Holiday Snaps

I feel like its raining today just to make me feel some serious holiday blues because almost a week ago I was on holiday in Wales enjoying the sunshine and having a great time! The end of our holiday kind of marked the end of the summer, which is a bit sad - although for me that doesn't mean I have to go back to school or uni anymore (woo, thank god!) it does mean that I have to start some serious job hunting.. ugh boring. I'm also taking this rain as a sign that it is now socially acceptable to put up my Autumn decor, lol.. so I'm definitely getting my Autumn decor box out at some point soon! We actually tidied ou the cupboard under the stairs the other day and I found the box and it literally smells like last Autumn it brought back so many memories - I cant wait to get those candles out again! But yes, I had a really amazing week away with my lovely family and I wanted to share some of my favourite pictures from the and Ethan took literally a thousand, oops! I actually did the same thing last year where I shared pictures from my holiday to Cornwall if you want to go and have a read of that one you can find it here!

August Book Haul | TBR

I've had a bit of a break from blogging.. and with that has come A LOT of reading.. and even more book buying! I think I seriously need to consider a book buying ban *she says after just buying a load more books* - but let's be honest that's never going to happen, haha! (By the way, if you want to see all the books I've been buying recently and actually see me 'in-action' ignoring my bank balance you can follow me over on goodreads, the link is right here!) So yes, it comes as no surprise that my first post back has to be my August book haul... and yes, I'm aware that it's now September but better late than never! A lot of these books I actually bought on my holiday to Wales (which I will be telling you all about in my next post!) where I discovered that The Works has a freaking amazing book deal where you can get your hands on 3 books for £5 (not spon.. but if they want to spon they totally can, haha!) ... I genuinely spent most of that day telling everyone how amazing that deal is when you could end up spending £7.99 on one book in other shops - hi The Works, if you need a spokesperson, I'm available, lol! So as you can imagine, I did end up buying a few too many books and I can't wait to share them all with you - let me know in the comments if you've read any of these and what you thought of them, and also what are you reading at the moment?! I would love some recommendations!