Happy Monday, hope you’ve all had a great start to the week! This post is up a little later than normal as it’s been a really busy weekend so I’m just about catching up with everything now. I thought I’d give this weekly series a little bit of a tweak and pick out five of my highlights from the past week to talk you through so take a look at some of the things that have made me smile in the last seven days!
Adding the finishing touches to our bedroom
Now this one is the epitome of adulting but ever since we moved into our new house we’ve had the previous tenants very stylish dinosaur curtains hung up at the windows but last week we finally got around to ordering some blinds. They’ve made such a huge difference to our bedroom, it now looks so much much bigger and brighter which I love.
Attending my first blogger event
On Thursday I was invited to my very first blogger event, it was held at Rush Hair Salon in Nottingham and I had such a good night. I got to meet quite a few bloggers who I’ve been speaking to for a while now so it was great to be able to put faces to names. I’m really looking forward to hopefully going along to more events in the future!
Hosting our first family party
On Saturday night we hosted our very first family party in the new house, we stocked up on tasty food and drink and had all of our loved ones around. My family came down from Manchester and stayed for the weekend which was lovely and it was great to be able to show them the house now we’re all settled in.
Baking sweet treats for breakfast
Sunday mornings were made for pastries so when I spotted these Jus-Roll cinnamon buns and pain au chocolat on our weekly shop I just had to pick them up! So simple to unroll and stick in the oven your left with a delicious breakfast but with pretty minimal effort.
Going Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin picking is definitely the new Autumn must-do activity so yesterday we popped on our wellies and headed to a nearby farm to choose some of our own. Everyone else must have had the same idea as it was ridiculously busy but we still managed to find a couple of nice pumpkins to decorate the house with.
What are some of your highlights of the week, I’d love to hear!
So last night I did something I’ve never done before…I attended my first blogger event! I was invited by the lovely Claire to come along to the VIP opening of Rush Hair and Beauty salon in Nottingham and as I’ve only recently moved to the city I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to mingle and get to know some new people!
I headed over to the salon straight from work and is there a better way to be greeted after a long day in the office than with a glass of prosecco? After a few introductions we were taken on the grand tour around the salon to see what it had to offer. I was instantly surprised by the size of the space when we were lead through the downstairs area and up to the second floor which was home to a beautifully decorated, bright white, spacious room. Decked out with several styling stations and plenty of space for relaxing if you choose to bring someone along with you it’s the perfect place to spend a couple of hours being pampered. I don’t usually enjoy my trips to the hairdressers and try to make the whole experience as quick as possible but with a space like this I definitely think I’d be more inclined to stay a while!
Throughout the evening there were several stylists on hand to give colour consultations and although I’m not currently planning a transformation it was a great opportunity to be able to get some expert advice. There were also several braiding and GHD styling stations which we definitely made the most of and there were some amazing looks created. I played it a little safe with my choice to add some loose waves to my hair but this is just one of my absolute favourite styles, especially now with my shorter hair so it was great to get some top tips from a stylist on creating this look.
Trusting a new hairdresser is always a bit of a scary process and as I haven’t really found a regular salon to visit in Nottingham yet this was a great opportunity to check out somewhere new. I was really impressed with the overall look of the salon and the staff were all super friendly so I think I’ll definitely be heading back soon to give it a real go and make the most of my free blow dry! It was such a great evening so a massive thank you is definitely in order to Rush for inviting me along!
Good Morning! I actually can’t believe that it’s Monday morning all over again, where does the time go?!
Anyway, as last week definitely started to feel more like autumn I picked up a few essentials to get me through the colder weather. I was having a mooch in Primark and was seriously impressed with their scarf selection, I was spoilt for choice! I ended up picking up this reversible check print in the most lovely autumnal colour palette and it pretty much hasn’t left me since!
At the moment we’re busy making the final touches to our bedroom to finish it off, we’re finally getting blinds fitting today so we can say goodbye to the hideous curtains that were already there when we moved in, hallelujah! We were also in need of a rug and stumbled across this one in the H&M Home sale. It was only £10, an absolute bargain and I just love the way it looks against the white floorboards.
My perfect weekend definitely starts with breakfast and a coffee in bed whilst catching up with my favourite blogs and YouTube channels so Saturday morning was pretty dreamy. It’s been a pretty chilled weekend which has been nice, we headed to the cinema to see Girl on the Train on Saturday night which I’ve been looking forward to ever since I saw the trailer. Having read the book last year I actually couldn’t really remember the story in that much detail which was probably a good thing. I really enjoyed it and still found it pretty gripping none the less. Definitely recommend seeing if you haven’t already!
Yesterday was a potter around the house type of day before we headed over to Adam’s parents house for lunch. We spent the evening snuggled in front of the TV catching up with Gogglebox and giving West World a try.
I hope you’ve all had a great week, what have you been up to?