Blog-aversary – A life update.

 

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(Audience) – “Oh goodness here she is again, probably about to say the same start up line ‘It’s been a while’.

(Aimee) – “I’m back, AGAIN. It’s been a while!”

(Audience) – “I bet she apologies for it as well”

(Aimee) – “Once again I must apologise for being late to the party once again! February!! FEBRUARY, why have I left it so long?”

(Audience) – “I told you!”

*Commerce the waffling*

Hello you lovely lot, you’re probably wondering who the hell I am it’s been that long.
There have been dissertations, new careers, old careers, holidays, tears, laughter and a hell of a lot of procrastination since we last spoke. During that procrastination 6 months have upped and gone and I’m not sure where? But like I said in previous posts, it’s sort of how I work.
I feel like I have been running on empty so instead of squeezing out blog posts I’ve been doing everything other than that. However, I really want to turn things around and post more regularly – I’m sure you’ve heard all this before but I’m going to try, and there’s no harm in trying hey!

From the blog title, it’s my blog-aversary (hip hip hooray) and it’s not quite where I thought my little-rough-around-the-edges-blog would be but we’ve come a little way within 12months but we’re definitely moving.
I want to eventually re brand this blog to make it that little bit more glam and up to date for you all, who doesn’t love a refresh?!?
As for me, I am completely refreshing my life, well it certainly feels like it. I have finished my university degree and successfully passed with a 2:1. I really didn’t think it was do-able but I did it and I am so so thrilled about it, it’s motivated me to grab life by the balls and to give anything a go. So, I quit my job of nearly 5 years to pursue a new career. Pretty scary. So far it hasn’t turned out to plan and now I’m feeling slightly confused to where I’m heading in my life (any advice would be much appreciated), I feel like I have done all this hard work at uni to just land a job that I could of got without a degree. The thought of sitting in a office all day literally kills me as well, but I feel if I don’t try things then I won’t know if I like them or not, so that’s where I am at the minute. Feels like one of the weirdest times of my life to date, but it’s kind of exciting not knowing what’s round the corner.

Anyway, enough of the deep chat – I’ve done a lot of fun stuff since February and I will be sharing it with you all, so watch this space. I hope you’re prepared to be visiting Italy on your next dose of waffle! Grab that cup of tea and sneaky biscuit and I’ll give you a taste of my little Italian adventure.

I hope you have a great rest of the week/weekend and I’ll see you back on here before you know it – Ciao for now!

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Home loving.

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//Hello and welcome! Hope you are all well. The weather here for the past week has been very wet and miserable which has left me house bound (apart from going to work boo!). Being house bound has made me appreciate my surroundings and how hard myself and my boyfriend have worked to get to where we are.

2.//We have recently redecorated our bedroom (sorry I have no before and after pictures) which used to have a vile peeled off purple flower wallpaper on the chimney. We decorated it within a day on a budget, the paint was an inexpensive brand but my gosh it really made so much difference. Our room is so much brighter and fresher it’s amazing what a lick of paint can do.
//If I had my own way I would redecorate the whole house but as we only rent I feel like it is wasted money, the house we live in now has so much potential to be amazing!
3.//We created a little reading corner where we can chill out, it looks super cosy at night time. We’ve used an old apple crate as a side table which we nabbed off my grandparents. The wicker chair I have had for a couple of years but that only cost £10 from a charity shop, bargain!
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6.//This was the first room, the kitchen, which we added a bit of our own style as soon as we moved in nearly two years ago. I try to buy things that aren’t going to be too expensive but I had my heart set on old chapel chairs and a rustic table for a long while which cost a little extra than what you would get in ikea. Luckily we found these on eBay and swooped after them as soon as we saw them, definitely worth the extra buck.
//The frames were all purchased and collected over a period of time, I feel the more I look at it the more I want to change it all. I am very into composition and it shows throughout the rest of the house (I won’t bore you with every single composition in the house). However this to me two years on seems a bit twee, what do you think?

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9.//We recently bought these shelves from ikea for I think around £6 each. There used to be a dark pointless shelf here (again sorry I have no photographs) and adding slim white shelves here instead completely changed the whole dynamic of the kitchen, plus it is somewhere where you can show off your books and photographs etc.

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//Another apple crate invention used for Ezra’s vinyl player. It is so nice to sit on some pillows on the floor on a rainy day and just listen to vinyl, we are big believers in still buying CD’s and vinyl instead of download.

11.// I have been after initial art for ages and finally came across some in Oliver Bonas which were only £10 each. They are made out of copper and really stand out in front of a white background and they just look so cute, totally in love with them.

Thanks for reading and I shall see you again soon! xx

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The need for Wantfeed.

wantfeed//Wantfeed, my new favourite website. If your anything like me and see a million things you want to buy and have many tabs open so you don’t forget then fear not, loads of open tabs has come to an end. Wantfeed is a fairly new website where you can store and curate things from around the web into your own personal wantlist – Quoted from Wantfeed.

(Photographs sourced from internet)
(Photographs sourced from internet)

//The designer, Stefan Michalak, is becoming a youtube sensation with his wife and their son, Grayson creating family home videos. I have been watching these guys since Hannah first started to make youtube videos about beauty and have followed them ever since, they are my guilty Monday morning youtube pleasure. Go check them out, you’ll fall in love with them and their coffee addiction.
//So, onto Wantfeed…
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//After signing up which you can do via email or Facebook, this is what you can expect to see on your home page which will have a list of trending products which people are currently potentially interested in buying.

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//Don’t laugh at my lack of  followers, I’m new too! (You could always follow me hint hint). Your personal home page will allow you to like other peoples products, purchases, follow and post what you already own.

//How do you work it did I hear you ask? Well simply find a product you like and copy the URL, then enter the URL onto your homepage and press the big green + button.

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5.//Wallah! Bingo! It then adds the desired product to your page.

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7.//You then begin to fill in the details about the product such as the title, description, price, group, store and tag. Simple.

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//It is a genius idea and he recently made a big announcement on Wantfeed which benefits everybody using the site. 

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//Sit back and get browsing because after all you won’t forget products anymore! You can use this website via desktop or iOS app, so get downloading!

Thanks guys!
Check out my other posts if you feel like it! Do you have any favourite websites? Let me know.

Links- The Michalaks youtube channel
             Hannah Michalak’s blog (check out her make-up bags too, there lush!)

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