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    Valentine’s Day Ideas for Single People

    Ah Valentine’s Day. The festival that you either love or hate. If you’re in a relationship, it’s one of the best days of the year, but if not, the day serves as a reminder that you are single, especially when you go to the shops and see the rows of chocolates, teddy bears and greeting cards covered in hearts. It’s hard not to feel low when you’re single and it’s Valentine’s Day. However, instead of letting Valentine’s cause a dark cloud above your head, embrace the positives of single life and celebrate you on Valentine’s Day. Here’s a few ideas of what I mean by this. Self-care Whether you’re in…

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    February 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    It’s February tomorrow, which means a new bullet journal spread is needed! I didn’t use my bullet journal as much as I thought I would in January. What with the power of technology, a lot of my planning is done online and I just use my bullet journal to jot ideas down. Nevertheless, I still like designing a spread for each month, purely as something fun and creative to do. It’s also very therapeutic. The February 2019 bullet journal setup sees some colour introduced, different from January’s monochrome theme. So, get your notebooks, pencil cases, washi tape and other bullet journaling supplies and plan with me! Title Pages Inspired by…

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    What Does Being a Successful Blogger Mean?

    When the monthly/annual blog goals come around, a common aim is people wanting their blog to be successful. This got me thinking, what does being a successful blogger mean? Is it easier for some than others? Are you a successful blogger if you have lots of followers and views? What with Instagram and the competitive nature on social media, the number of followers/views has become a big part of blogging. I find this quite sad as numbers don’t mean everything. You could have thousands of followers, but if no one engages with your content, does that make you successful? Working with brands Securing brand collaborations is often considered an achievement…

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    BlueRock Bamboo Toothbrush – Product Review*

    If you read my eco-friendly resolutions post, then you will have seen me mention the bamboo toothbrush subscriptions from BlueRock. I’ve been wanting to get a bamboo toothbrush for a while now, but despite the growing awareness of plastic waste, including in the dental industry, it is difficult to find bamboo toothbrushes in the shops. Needless to say, I was delighted when BlueRock got in touch* and told me about their products. Before we get into the details of why bamboo is better and how you can get yourself a bamboo toothbrush, let’s take a look at the product first. BlueRock Bamboo Toothbrush Product Review I’m not sure there’s much…

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    January 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    Happy New Year! Part 2 of my bullet journal setup for 2019 is here. My previous post included a year overview with a calendar and key dates section. This time we are focusing on January. If you are half-asleep from the late night last night, yet still want to do something productive today, this January 2019 bullet journal setup is a great way to have that fresh new year feeling, but in a more relaxed way while the hangover recovery takes place. January 2019 Bullet Journal Setup I’ve carried on with the monochrome look. After spending the second half of 2018 testing out lots of bullet journal designs, I feel…

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    5 Easy Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

    Only a few more days until the new year now. No doubt something a lot of you are thinking about is what resolution to make for 2019. The obvious ones are always ‘be healthier’ or ‘eat less chocolate’. They’re great resolutions, but it’s also important to think about the wider world. After all, you can make more than one resolution. 2018 has shown more than ever the need to focus on saving our environment. The truth is we can all make small and easy changes in our everyday lives that don’t take any time or effort. Here are 5 eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions that will help protect our planet. Reusable…

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    2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    Join me for my 2019 bullet journal setup! The end of 2018 saw a lack of bullet journaling. It was not very consistent. In 2019 I want to change this, as when I have a journal spread, my organisation level is far better. Rather than carrying on with monthly spreads, I wanted to start afresh in 2019 – albeit in the same notebook – and have some official ‘introduction’ pages, before jumping into January. I was inspired by Amanda Rach Lee after watching her 2019 setup video and have incorporated aspects of her design in my year setup. 2019 Bullet Journal Setup I really liked the simple black and white…

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    Christmas as a Grown Up – Do Attitudes Change?

    5 days until Christmas! My attitude towards Christmas has been rather different this year. It’s something that’s been on my mind over the last few weeks as we entered the festive season. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m ‘grown up’ now, who knows, but I thought I’d share my feelings in case anyone else is in the same boat. My family is not religious, yet we, like many families, still celebrate Christmas. Decorations, food, presents, family gatherings, games, music and films. That’s all part of this time of year for me. I love it. We only put the Christmas tree away yesterday… As much as I look forward to…

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    Reflecting on 2 Years of Blogging

    I’m back after what seems like a lifetime. Over the past few weeks, I have been busy reflecting on myself as a blogger and working behind the scenes on Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. Hopefully, you can notice the difference. The reason for such a change? I’ve worked as a freelance writer for about 2 years now and I wanted to join together this aspect of my life with my blog and create an all-singing, all-dancing site. I’ve also been doing some work with Marketing Voice in Leicester and my knowledge of SEO and WordPress has improved from this experience. I wanted to apply this to the blog to create a better…

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    #SoberNotBoring Hearing from You #2

    Hey everyone! Thank you so much for the support on Saturday’s post. It’s so nice to hear what everyone’s favourite Christmas film is. Today we’ve got some more stories from you for #SoberNotBoring. This has fallen off the radar a bit recently, so let me know if you’d like to see this content about sober living continue. Telles Nutrition Over the years I have had a lot of negative experiences of choosing not to drink – I’ve been told by bar staff that “if I didn’t drink alcohol then I’d come to the wrong place”, a guy cancelled a date because I wasn’t “appropriate” for a pub date, and I’ve…