Life is like a heart monitor, without ups and downs we are not living

I suppose New Year's Eve is a time to reflect on the year just gone, and boy oh boy what a year it has been. 

In 2017 I had some of the best news I will ever receive and also the worst. To say this year has been an emotional roller-coaster is the world's biggest understatement. I want to take the time to consider my reflections and share them with you. I'm not always one to share this kind of stuff, but even if any of this helps just one person, I will have accomplished something great.

I have an amazing husband and brilliant friends around me. I have learnt who will be in my life moving forward and who might not, and that it's okay to have to let some people go or move on, it's just human nature. We have such a short amount of precious time of this planet, and you need to put all your energy and effort into people who will make that same effort back, otherwise frankly, it is just not worth it.

I am stronger than I care to believe and I need to allow this to b…

My top five festive and budget friendly party shoe picks

I have total FOMO at the moment! It was my work's Christmas party on Friday and of course I gave the free bar a miss due to the current 'growing a human' situation, but that hasn't stopped me scouring the high street for my favourite party wear this festive season. Here are my top 5 shoe picks this party season. New Look via ASOS - £27.99 These are your classic black strappy party shoe and they go with absolutely everything. How can you go wrong at this price? Topshop - £69.99 Now these are a little more pricey and will be a marmite love it or hate it shoe, but I LOVE them!. I would wear these amazing glitter sock boots with a very simple black dress and let them do all the talking. How cute is the bow detail!  Boohoo - £28.00 Being pink with faux fur, these are my cutesy pick. I would wear these with black skinny jeans and a pretty floaty blouse. Topshop - £20.00 These are a bloody bargain as they are currently in the sale, but the're only £29.00 full price anyw…

Is it even Chistmas without some sparkle?

I love a bit of sparkle at Christmas and this year is no exception. With a growing baby bump, the search for the perfect festive party dress has been a bit different, but Boohoo have made this search a lot easier. I am really impressed with their choice of maternity stuff, they have the Christmas sparkle on point and the prices are awesome. Here are my maternity Christmas party dress top picks. Click the pictures to take you straight to the dress of your dreams. This post is not an ad, I'm just really loving Boohoo for maternity items at the moment. 

My favourite non-fiction reads

Since being pregnant I have really got into reading and I love a good non-fiction. I thought I would share the books I have been loving recently.

The Unmumsy Mum - Sarah Turner

As an expectant first time Mom, this was a must. I already follow her instagram and love it so much. So when a kind work colleague lent me this book I was thrilled. Oh my goodness, I was actually laughing out loud as I turned the pages!  It's so funny and a really good insight into what life as a Mom is actually like (as far as other Mom's have told me). No bells and whistles, just the truth, as it comes. Sarah is seriously hilarious. I'm trying to hold onto this book for as long as possible before I have to give it back, so I can read it again once my little one is finally here. A must read.

Happy - Fearne Cotton

I have always been a big fan of Fearne's so it was a no brainer when she published this book it was going to join my bookshelf party. This book has little interactive exercises to do …

So three are becoming four

So.....if you follow me on instagram you will know that Dan and I are indeed expecting a little one to join us in 2018. So instead of a family of three (counting our furbaby of course), we will become a family of four! Scary but exciting stuff!

Pregnancy points:
Due date - March 2018
How far through pregnancy - 25 weeks
Baby's sex - boy
Symptoms - heartburn, tiredness, bleeding gums, hair growth, sweet tooth, breathlessness, needing the loo every ten minutes
Morning sickness - None

I have been very lucky so far with my pregnancy. I am over half way through with no sickness! Trimester three may not be as lucky due to a couple of reasons, but fingers crossed my pregnancy luck continues.

Get the Gear: Kendall Jenner

I love Kendall Jenner's style and her mix of girlie pieces and hard rocker chick accessories and shoes. Here's how to get the above two looks. Look one
H&M - £19.99  Topshop - £42.00

New Look - £34.99

Boohoo - £16.00

Look two

New Look - £8.99

River Island - £40.00

River Island - £30.00

Peace and love



This is what we came for

Having recently moved 30 miles to North Staffordshire from South Staffordshire I would have never of thought there would be so much to discover. Living in the midlands all my life I assumed I knew all there was to know. Wrong!!! We have been here a year now and I am discovering new things every weekend. Little pubs, things to do, shopping centres, restaurants, local business it is just non-stop.
The newest discovery was a little country pub called The Boar Inn in Moddershall. Absolutely stunning little pub in a tiny village overlooking a pond and small lake full of ducks and swans. Really was so relaxing and the regulars seem lovely and we were felt to feel very welcome even though we had never been there before. The pub is very well kept but still maintains it traditional county style and the flowers were beautiful. Only thing I would say is that it is cash only but if you go prepared there's no issues. I will 100% be visiting again!

A few pics from our visit