28 September 2015

#30 lists day 28

Things I need to get rid of

negative people
scrap booking stash I will never use
about 200 washi tapes, that's 2/3 lol
approx 6 pairs of Toms....they're done! haha
clothes I never wear
unrealistic expectations.....!
old CD's
sweets in the house!
naughty food


#30 lists day 27

My weekend routine

a fun day
a chill day
...that's it! Same every week! We love it!


#30 lists day 26

Things that made me feel good this week

Helping patients
getting organised
date nights
new scrap supplies
happy mail
family days
my friends...they're ace


#30 lists day 25

I can teach you

why family time is important
the banana song
a cool wedding dance!
how to make ace eggy bread
to be a tour guide in London
sign a-long
how to listen
all about panic attacks
how to cope with epilepsy
basic first aid


#30 lists day 24

Stupid questions I get asked

Are you from Wales?
Are you making tea?
Are you from Manchester?
Are you awake?
Are you from Scotland?
Do you want coffee?
Are you from Ireland?
Is that tattoo real?
Are you Australian?
Can I get a commode?
What's scrap booking?


#30 lists day 23

How I indulge myself

anything Disney

*in no particular order


Me on Monday

Since last Monday, I have made cells,
had yummy pumpkin spice latte,
said "Goodbye" to one of my best friends... I'll miss her whilst she studies but the sea!
I've been surprised with an awesome Wedding album *thanks babe* mwah!
We had a family day out to our fave farm and fed all the animals...
Obviously I popped into Home Sense and bought some scrappy goodies! I love a bargain!
I've continued studying hard on the tiniest desks ever! haha! Thanks for stopping by! Hello to Sian and all of you awesome Me on Monday fans! I love having a good catch up xo

#30 lists day 22

Lets make more

pretty things
coffee {never say "No"}
scrapbook layouts
blog posts
time for date nights
to enjoy life


#30 lists day 21

Awesome books

I wish I could write a fabulous list but unfortunately one thing I've never done is read for pleasure, at the moment my head is buried in Anatomy & Physiology books, research papers and lots of nurse information....I have so much to learn! It's great!

#30 lists day 20

Perfect combinations

coffee & cake
rainy days & pj's
weekends & family times
50's dresses & dancing lindy
friends & laughter
studying hard & a future
movie nights & popcorn
salt & caramel
scrap booking & reminiscing

What's your perfect combination?
Catch up soon xo

21 September 2015

Me on Monday

Welcome to my blog Me on Monday'ers "hello" if you're here from Sian's blog!

This week has been brilliant! I've started to get to grips with student life...

I've made some new friends and met up with some 'old' friends too ...
We've loved these Shaun the sheep & Gromit hunts over the years, I'm so glad we caught up with the girls... roll on the Christmas meet up...

...and that we finally also ticked off all 120 Shaun the sheep!

On Saturday evening, we had a gorgeous meal in the curry house with an awesome nurse friend and ended up in the town to have a lil drink! I felt very old! hahaha! .....& was quite offended I wasn't asked to prove my age! hahaha!
The rest of the weekend was relaxed ready for this hectic week....

See you soon xo

Student Nurse life! Week one!

Last Monday saw the first day of a new life, as I mentioned previously I've always wanted to be a Nurse. I left school and completed a Health & Social Care qualification, I was going to be a nurse at a local hospital but the most important woman in my life suddenly got ill. My Mam. From Cancer diagnosis to death was under 12 weeks! My life was turned upside down! I can look back now and think why didn't I carry on Nursing....?! I should of done this, that or the other but escaping seemed right at the time! I moved to the opposite end of the country!

I then had a poorly baby girl...
....followed by an epileptic son! My priority has always been them two!
 My Nursing career was put on hold for a while but here I am! Sooooo excited!

This week I have sat on a tiny desk listening to lecturers telling us what to expect for the next three years! I cannot wait....
The uni campus is small but friendly, I've met some great people already! Hopefully my life experience will come in very handy!
We had to get measured for our new uniforms, I got pricked several times by my Nurse friend, to test my jabs had worked!
I'll keep you informed about my student nurse life!
So far...it's fabulous!
Catch up soon xo 

#30 lists day 19

How I stand out from the crowd
my accent
 I'm a northerner living down south!
I'm a huge Disney fan
I LOVE Christmas
no make up
funky stationery! haha!

To be honest I think I blend in...not stand out!!

#30 lists day 18

Travel essentials
beach bag
notepad & pen
*in no particular order*

17 September 2015

#30 lists day 17

If my pet ruled the world

nap time
food time
play time
nap time
food time
play time
It seems no matter what animals their routine would be the same! Hahaha!

#30 lists day 16

I would like to improve

my self belief
my concentration
my weight loss
my time management
my photography
my blogging
my scrapbooking

overall, I'm happy just being 'me', my important people love me whether I'm forgetful or not, fat or thin, whether my scrapping is good, bad or average. I guess we can all improve but I'm ok as I am!


#30 lists day 15

On my "to watch" list

Hawaii 5 0
Holby City
Monkey Life

I'm not a huge TV fan, I don't watch anything 'religiously', I enjoy crime dramas and thrillers but most of the time I have a radio or music channel in the background!


14 September 2015

Me on Monday!

I'm joining Sian and all you other Me on Monday'ers! I hope you've had a great week?
This past week has been kind of busy but kind of chilled out too!
I was a hero, when Lolly wasn't available for an 'animal rescue' haha! We had a date night in a really rustic country pub! It was delicious!
We supporting the awesome cancer charity, as my neighbour Chantal asked Tracy to run with her, we chased them around the track and took lots of pics, it was a great day!

I also got packing...ensuring I had the most awesome pencil case
I am so pleased Monday is here! {Not something I often say} Today is the first official day to my new beginning... after quitting my full time job, doing a year in college...studying hard...today I stepped into my future!
I officially became a Student Nurse! Yeh! I LOVED my first day at Oxford University, I met some fabulous people too! I was soooooooooooooo nervous and what's worse is, I non stop chat when I'm nervous...eeek! Poor fellow students listening to my Geordie tones...haha!

I hope you have a fantabulous week xo

P.S. Did I say I'm a student nurse!!!???

#30 lists day 14

Things that confuse me
algebra! hahaha! I hate it!
time management
nasty people

#30 lists day 13

My dream jobs

A Disney cast member...don't mind where!
working with cancer patients
helping others, I just love it!

13 September 2015

Planners... which do you use?

I know planners are the current 'in thing' but I'm not really into *trends* I love being me..... I like practical things! I've not... until now....jumped on this bandwagon! Now I have 3! Eeeek! 
The first I want to talk about is the MAMBI planner, you can get it from Hey Little Magpie, my favourite scrapbook shop, I love it!
Bright, colourful and very practical...lots of space to write everything. I love that you can add pages, dividers etc to this. I love the accessories that you can get.
The only problem I have is the size! It's too heavy for me, I'll be carrying a laptop, note books, pencil case, packed lunch, drinks and the usual purse, house keys etc. Practically, I need something smaller. {This is for sale for £20, contact me}
The next planner I bought is the personal planner, you step by step make it personal to you
I love this one too! I just wish you could add more pages to it
It's A5 size, I like that you can put 'to do lists', add birthdays etc
This planner is student nurse specific and from  the happy planner company, this was the first planner I bought.... it's great very practical but boring too! I love COLOUR
It separates home and uni life. It is great for placement notes
...assignment notes
*apologies for the blue tinge on the photos, I must have accidentally pressed a filter*
Here is a size comparison
...and a width comparison, as you can see the MAMBI is much larger than the other two.
I will use the smaller two, I love the MAMBI the best from a 'scrappers' point of view, it has a 'currently' page for each month, it's bright and colourful, it has the ability to add or take away pages, it's brilliant but the reality is I have no need to have three planners for a year, I would keep the one but I've wrote in the other so need to keep it really!
Do you use planners? Which is your favourite?
Catch u soon xo
P.S. Tomorrow's the big day! Wish me luck!

12 September 2015

A scrapbookers guide to uni!

Going to uni at my age..... I've got to admit it's pretty scary... but I've waited long enough for this! I AM REALLY EXCITED! As the months, turned into weeks now a matter of days, I'm now into single figures before I start! Eeeek! But with the nerves and anticipation comes shopping! Oh yes! As a scrapbooker, I see loads of awesome stationery but I'm also fussy!
I love shopping, especially for cool things! I just LOVE stationery, a fav shop of mine has always been Paperchase but I've got to be honest the back to school ranges this year are very disappointing. I don't fancy fast food or unicorns.
 I love everything to be bright and colourful, I purchased these colourful notepads and some plastic wallets from Tesco. {I also got my Mickey Mouse pencil case there} The other notepads are from Primark, they have had some good quality stationery this year.
I still love this pencil case...no need to get another!
Speaking of Mickey Mouse, as you all know I'm a huge Disney fan {and also do not care whether people like or dislike it! It is who I am! haha!} My most expensive Disney purchase was my bag.
I love it! I will be a grown up initially with my trusty Cath Kidston bags, always useful incase of a rainy day too!
As a scrapbooker I'm pretty fussy about pens! I have my colourful pens & my work practical pens but also my 'these write nicely' pens hahaha! To be honest my favourite writing pens are bics, I use the 4 way ones everyday in the Hospital.
My awesome family have surprised me with some 'nurse' stationery too... how could they resist syringe highlighters & a nurse USB pen! {Yes, I rip of the head and stick it in my laptop}
Pencils.... well, I have some pretty cool pencils... I buy pencils in gift shops or get them as pressies when my family & friends visit places. Small, quirky & inexpensive but also a blast from the past every time I use them. Here are some of my favs...
The little but important parts include giant Disney paperclips, I love paperclips! hahaha!
I have some quirky post it notes too, aswell as awesome scissors!
I can't wait! The pencil case is packed in my bag ready for my first day on Monday! Oh, another little something to help me on my journey to be a nurse is this amazing hand gel....
I couldn't resist, I chose blue to match my uniform!
I'll be back soon! xo
P.S. my next post is all about planners....so many to choose from!

#30 lists day 12

Things I've learned this week
I need to get back on my diet/healthy eating plan again
Being worried makes your body do all kinds of crazy things
I have the most awesome friends
Some people need to seriously listen to me, I do talk sense ...honest
Ice Hockey season is back!!! Go cats go!
I have learned sooooo much from working in the community
Movie nights can be scary!
Being married for just 3 months today, is the best thing I ever did!
Happy days! xo

#30 lists day 11

My best friends 
Always laughing
These girls mean the world to me... My BFF {Best friend forever}, WBFF, {Work best friend forever},  HBFF{Hockey best friend forever}, ...hahaha! but more than that my wife! She is my rock! The bestest bestie ever!
She's always there when I need a friend
My babies are my besties too! They often say "Mam, you're my best mate!"
Growing up fast!
I have a great circle of friends, every one of them mean the world to me! I'm surrounded by awesome people! Some people I haven't know for a very long time, others I've known for years! Some of my best friends still live up north and we've been friends since school...
Our girls....! They are hilarious! Thanks for everything xo Love ya'll *mwah* I'm not gonna list who they are, they know.

11 September 2015

#30 lists day 10

Favourite souvenirs
postcards {where we go, what animals we see}
pencils {fun, quirky or just plain...I love em all}
mugs {from Starbucks or Disney}
something local, preferably handmade
photographs {evidence of a great time}
local maps
scarves {cute traditional or funky... I don't mind}

I love collecting daft souvenirs, the tackier the better! What do you like to collect?

#30 lists day 9

On my fall list
Here in England we don't really celebrate fall or autumn, even Halloween is pretty poor in comparison to our friends overseas, I do love Halloween but haven't had a party or been to one in ages... what I want to do this fall...

visit the pumpkin farm
make pumpkin pie
autumn walks in the woods
homemade soup
sofa snuggles
hunt out the jumpers, scarves & gloves

what are you up to this fall?
Catch up soon xo

#30 lists day 8

My Pinterest boards
It wasn't until I got this prompt I realised I have 52 boards... wow! 52?!?! I'm kinda shocked! Oh well, here goes a list of 52 boards... some are secretive though....
project life
handbook love
smash! gotta love it
art journalling
mini albums
moustache obsessed
wedding theme
home style
Christmas mini book
all things Disney
this makes me smile
cool idea
quotes & sayings
products I love
places I love
yummy food
tattoo inspiration
make up & hair
make me {I'm cool}
weight loss
funk it up!
Alice in wonderland
Gromit & Shaun
Paint me...
Elf on the shelf
Type or fonts
Wear me!
Fur babies
Handy hints
Harry Potter
Disney Holiday
Disney quotes
...& some secretive boards too! How many boards do you have?
Catch up soon xo

#30 lists day 7

What would I do if I knew I couldn't fail?
Learn to speak more languages
cook more...
do lots more Lindy dancing...our secret wedding dance for so fun to learn but wow...I was nervous!
learn to drive..
move abroad
open a craft & coffee shop!

See you soon xo

6 September 2015

#30lists day 6

Fav things for breakfast...
Pancakes, bacon & syrup
Lucky charms 
Yogurt & Muesli
Pop tarts


Yummy! What do you love? See you tomorrow! xo

#30lists day 5

Movies that make me laugh...

The wedding singer
Sweetest thing
The Heat

... To name a few, funny movies are my favourite! See you tomorrow xo enjoy the last day of the weekend!

4 September 2015

#30lists day 4

What keeps me up at night? 

Too hot
Too cold
Cats.... Using me as a trampoline!
Haha! See you tomorrow xo

3 September 2015

#30lists day 3

Day 3 of  #30lists is all about my favourite days of the year, my list is probably very obvious...

Family days
Date nights
Valentines Day
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
my special peoples' birthdays
Disney days
Days at the beach
Days meeting my bestie for coffee & a gossip
Meeting IG friends days
Easter holi...days
Summer holi...days
laaaaaaazy days
our anniversary days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month...we celebrate as often as possible!
...any day filled with love & laughter

See you tomorrow for more lists xo

2 September 2015


This layout has been on my desk for ages.... well just under a week!
Spurring me on to finish it.... I got to work, I love scrapping our wedding, it truly was the best day ever! Every time I scrap it brings back fabulous memories!
Hooray! I love how it turned out! I while ago I decided to have a 'theme' throughout the album, so every layout will either have a date stamp on it or some gold on it..... back to this layout...
I love roller date stamps, I've collected them for a while... but as I haven't scrapped or done a Project Life spread for nearly a year, I stopped my subscription to Studio Calico and haven't bought ANY products....I saw this humongous stamp and could not resist!
Isn't she a beast!?!?  *special thanks to Jo to helped me get it* Amazing! I'm in love.... this is the first layout I've made using this mahoosive stamp! It started off as a 'use this stamp practice' and ended up being this WOYWW layout!

What's on your work desk? I'll be back tomorrow for more #30lists... until then xo