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    Eco-Friendly

    Interview: Nada, Leicester’s First Zero Waste Store

    I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. I’m so pleased to be able to share this interview I did with Lauren from Nada, the first zero waste store in Leicester. Here are Lauren’s thoughts on all things Nada, going self-employed and leading more eco-friendly lifestyles. I also managed to take a few photos of the shop. The cereal dispensers are storage goals! What is Nada and how did it come about? Nada is Leicester’s first zero waste shop and we sell dried goods, food without packaging, refillable kitchen and bathroom goods, and alternatives to single-use plastics. It came about because I was trying to reduce my own plastic waste…

  • Creativity,  Health & Wellbeing

    Why Bullet Journaling is Good for Mental Health

    You’ve seen my various bullet journaling posts each month, but something I haven’t talked about much is why I bullet journal. Very simply, it has done my mental health a world of good. Here’s a few idea of how bullet journaling can have a positive effect on your mental health. If you don’t already keep a journal, then why not have a go! Getting creative First and foremost, the creativity aspect. Getting creative, whether that be via an ‘adult’ colouring book or bullet journaling, helps you focus and relaxes your mind. You can unplug from everyday stresses and have some much-needed you time. Put on some calming music and add…

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    Food & Drink

    Sugar-free Wholemeal Apple Cake

    Gosh, it’s been a while since I last did a food and drink post! It’s not a topic I write about much nowadays, but I spent some time cooking over the weekend, and based on my Instagram stories poll, I’ve decided to share the recipe. This one is a sugar-free wholemeal apple cake. Since the possible Crohn’s diagnosis, I’ve been watching what I eat more. It’s advised to cut back on the sugar, but me being me and having a sweet tooth wanted to find a loophole (guilty). There was some wholemeal flour and xylitol (a natural sweetener) in the cupboard, so I adapted my grandma’s Victoria sponge recipe. Plus,…

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    Creativity

    April 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    Who’s ready for the weekend? If you’re planning on spending the next couple of days getting organised for April (yes, April, how are we here already?!) then join me for our monthly journaling session. Here’s my April 2019 bullet journal setup. Enjoy! April 2019 Bullet Journal Setup Theme This is my first April having a bullet journal and I couldn’t resist going for the April showers theme. I haven’t done blue as a feature colour yet, so rain provided a good opportunity. We’re not letting the April showers get us down though, in fact quite the opposite. I added this wonderful Winnie the Pooh quote, “When life throws you a…

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    Creativity,  Eco-Friendly

    4 Eco-Friendly Storage Ideas

    Hello there! How is everyone? I’ve been MIA from the blog over the past couple of weeks. Nevertheless, hospital and Crohn’s drama aside, it’s time to get back to the good stuff. Is anyone else completely obsessed with storage and tidying like I am? I’m not a fan of clutter, so am always on the look out for anything organisation-related. The great thing is you don’t need to go far to find amazing storage. In fact, you can stay in the comfort of your own home and get recycling/upcycling. Here are 4 eco-friendly storage ideas that will save you money and help save the planet by reducing waste. Glass Jars…

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    Lifestyle

    Spring Resolutions: Set Your Goals Now

    Happy March everyone! How are we 3 months into 2019 already?! I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolutions didn’t last long, at least the classic ‘be healthier and fitter’ didn’t. The eco-friendly one is still going strong though. This got me thinking that January is a bad time for resolutions and really our New Year’s goals should be spring resolutions. Why the switch? First off, why not January? Well, if you’ve got the be healthier wish like me, January isn’t the most conducive month for such plan. It’s still old and dark and the thought of exercising goes out the window in favour of a Netflix evening…

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    Creativity

    March 2019 Bullet Journal Setup

    Ok, where did February go? It’s been a good month, what with seeing family, visiting the Lake District (post coming next week) and a couple of blogger events early on. Nevertheless, it’s time to get organised for March now. I’ve got some more meetups next week and I’m coming up with ideas for B.L.O.G. Unwritten. If you haven’t seen on my social media, I’m going to be the writing department lead for a new upcoming online blogging magazine! You can find all the latest on Facebook and Instagram. Please go and give the pages a follow if you can! Anyway, back to the bullet journal. Theme For my March 2019…

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    Lifestyle

    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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    Creativity

    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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    Blogging,  Lifestyle

    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…