Saturday, 6 January 2018

My 2017 Highlights and 2018 Goals

Now that's out of the way, how have you been? How was your 2017? It feels like it's been forever since I posted... It's only fitting that my first post of 2018 is about 2017... right? 

I met the Impractical Jokers
I started off the year travelling the country with Laura, seeing 3 Impractical Jokers shows. Now, I know that sounds crazy but when the tickets got released we got a bit 'booking happy' and after trying our hardest to get Meet and Greet, we finally succeeded. 
This was honestly the best way I could have started the year. I had waited months and months and it was SO worth the wait. 
I wrote a whole blog post about it (and i definitely don't randomly read it and look back at the photos.. not at all...) 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Perfect Prints with Photowall

Have you ever taken a photo that has just captured a memory perfectly? A photo that makes you smile every time you look at it? 

One of my all time favourite memories is spending the day in Central Park with my boyfriend, Zach. The weather was beautiful (for an autumn November day!) and I couldn’t have been happier being in my favourite place in the world with my favourite person. 

Rather than just have the photo as my Facebook profile picture - the lovely people over at Photowall gave me the opportunity to have it printed onto a canvas (so that I can lay in bed staring up at it, not at all crying that I’m no longer in New York…) 

Photowall will print any photo you like… any size… in amazing quality on a Canvas!
(I must admit - I'm not very good with sizes and when this came... wow, it's huge! But it will look amazing in our bedroom when we 'eventually' move in together!)

If the idea of staring at a huge canvas of your face doesn’t appeal to you, they have categories that you can Search in and choose from a ‘ready made’ design! 
Just type in your favourite City, your favourite Animal, anything… they will most likely have a canvas available that you will fall in love with. 

I absolutely love the landscape designs and the nature shots are just beautiful!

The canvas was really easy to put together… (I say this, but my Mum’s partner actually put it together for me whilst I sat and ate biscuits.) 

The one thing I will say is that the communication from placing the order to the delivery of the order is brilliant. 
There is nothing worse than placing an order and there is an error (for instance, I didn’t put the correct sizing in) and having a company just leave it… or not reply for days. 
Photowall were super fast at responding and I had a way to track my parcel almost instantly. I knew exactly where it was and how long it would take to get to me. 
 A* delivery.

I know you’ve all just scrolled down to the bottom here to get your hands on a discount code - and I have one for you! 
20% off anything on the website! Use the code - pwkirstytttcampaign2017 
The code is valid until 13th January - plenty of time to get your Christmas presents bought... or just a New Year present for yourself!

Have you ever used PhotoWall before? I’d love to hear about your experiences! 

Lots of love.

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*Please Note: The canvas was provided free for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are my own. 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

5 Blogging Things That I'll NEVER Be Good At!

WOW! Hello! Hi there, it’s been a while! How have you been? Hows the family? Any goss?

I did wonder if I could just slide back in here with a new post and be like ‘TODAY’S POST IS ABOUT…’ and pretend that I haven’t been missing for months and months but then I thought ‘better not.’ 

I’ve been super busy, super tired and super lazy. Those are my excuses. BUT… Those excuses do lead me in to todays post…. 

5 Blogging Things That I'll NEVER Be Good At.

Number 1: Posting on time
hahahaha the irony. I like to set myself little goals. 'Kirsty, write a post and upload it every Sunday.' It's not hard, is it? Well IT IS, OKAY? 
I get busy and things get forgotten and before I know it Summer is over and I'm snuggled in a blanket wondering where the last few months of my life have gone! 
In all seriousness, I really do want to get into the habit of uploading a blog post once a week. I'm pretty sure I've said this since I first started this blog but I'M GONNA TRY MY BEST! 

Number 2: Instagram Stories
You know those bloggers who post everything on their Instagram stories and it says 'slide up' and it takes you to the item, like WHAT? When did all of this begin? Writing cute little handwriting text over the top of amazing photos and it just looks so GOOD! 
It makes me want to buy ALL THE THINGS and it just looks so professional. I just can't.
I'm still stuck over on the snapchat story hype with a dog filter over my face. When did all of this happen? Will I ever learn how to adult? 

Number 3: Blogger Chats 
Out of all of the things in this list, this is something I really do want to get better at. I think I've been involved in about 2 Blogger Chats in my life and they are so much fun and everyone is so friendly. 
Again, it all comes back down to time keeping. 'Oh, that blogger chat is tonight at 7pm. I'll be there!' 
9:30pm comes and I'm like 'OH FOR ***** SAKE.'

Number 4: Posting when it is 'relevant.' 
This one is a bit specific. 
Example: 'OMG, Look at this cute little sunshine lamp. That would look SO cute in a Summer inspired post.' The date is October 8th. 
I have a habit of just getting really excited about a blog idea, writing it and posting it. I don't really 'plan' much and I just like to wing it. Is that bad? 
At least you can all be excited for Santa Claus stickers and snowman lights in my photos that I post in February! 

Number 5: Pinterest
I just don't understand this website. I like to look at it for inspiration and it almost always comes up as a link when I google something... but I just don't understand how to use it! 
I've tried multiple times and I know it 'pins' things to your 'wall' (is that even right?!) but I just cannot get my head around it! 
Please tell me I'm not the only one!? 

What are the things about blogging that YOU find difficult? Orrrr am I just totally on my own with these?! 

Lots of love.

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