Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Women

It’s Wednesday, not long to go until the weekend! Yay 😀

I thought I would create some ideas for Valentine’s gifts for your lovely lady. I will be doing a post re Male gifts in the next couple of days as well (it’s only fair eh?)


Yankee Candle Fireside Treats//Clinique Whole Lotta//L’Occitane en Proven//Le Creuset Cerise ST//Magimix Nespresso In//Benefit Smokin’ Eyes//Urban Decay Naked Basics//Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 – Redemption.

My Valentine’s gift collection can be found on HERE! and This is where you will find my Guys gift list in the next day or 2 as well. My list is compiled of mainly makeup and kitchen goodies as most women will not be able to deny that these are ideal presents. We recently got given a coffee machine by a relative so have been lucky enough to be enjoying the capsules for a while. The makeup I have featured can all be found on the links underneath the photo and where they can be bought for great value for money.

Bob and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day or haven’t really in the past. We have done the occasional meal out on the weekend to celebrate but often found its more expensive. Last year Bob gave me a card and flowers, both of which he got free from work. Some of you may think this to be cheeky but I was very proud that he hadn’t spent any money and used some initiative. I love a bargain or a freebie so I was very impressed with him.

Click the links under the picture if you are interested in finding the prices of these items and link’s for buying them as well.


Laura x

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What have I been up to?

I have been jotting down any ideas I have for my blog in my notebook I purchased especially for that reason after Christmas, and 1 idea that I had was to blog about my week and make it a regular post. As it’s been quite a busy week and flown really quickly, I thought I would share what I have been doing and include some photos.

Most of the week I have been at work and time has gone sooooo fast! I have been really busy taking on extra responsibilities and obviously took up more time than originally planned (of course it did, when do things ever go to plan).

Mid-week it was my lovely mum’s birthday and my brother and I purchased her favourite perfume from Elizabeth Arden, 5th Avenue. We also took her out for dinner and let her choose somewhere and ended up going to the Hungry Horse, Riverside Farm in York. Th meal was lovely and as it was mid-week it was rather quiet as well. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of my meal as I was super hungry and just tucked in.

Today(Friday) I have had the day off and do so every week so its my opportunity to get stuff done. It was half that kind of day as Mum and I drove to Harrogate and visited good old Primark. York is currently unblessed and does not have 1 but here’s hoping that changes in the future. I didn’t go overboard as a tiny voice in my mind kindly reminds me all the time that I am trying to buy a home. I purchased a Game of Thrones T-shirt (amazing right?), a Marvel Travel mug for my tea at work as it constantly goes cold because I forget, a pack of 3 tights and a lovely tan/camel short sleeved cardigan with slits at the side.


After that we drove my brother to the train station as he is off to New Zealand for 2 weeks to visit our Auntie. Needless to say he has been really excited but he will spend roughly the next 27 hours travelling. He’s got lots of activities planned and is going to try and get Bob and I an All Blacks shirt each for the match later in the year.


As you can see, quite a busy day/week but it’s been fab and I finished my day by buying myself an extra large pick & mix :D:D:D

Hope you enjoyed reading

Laura x

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It just wasn’t meant to be…


Sad times in this blogger’s life at the moment. You may have read one of my first posts about buying your first home and tips and tricks, and I mentioned how I am currently in the buying process. Well last week Bob and I made the difficult decision to pull out of the purchase (hugs all round)

As it’s our first house, we didn’t want something that was going to be a project or require much work since we both have full time jobs. We got the survey back on the house just before Christmas and raised a few points on it. This all came back last week and it just looked like it was going to be a bit of a do-er-upper! As we don’t want the stress we spoke to our families who all agreed we were making the right choice.

But as they say, everything happens for a reason and it just wasn’t meant to be. We have not slowed down searching and kept an eye on the market whilst going through the process, meaning we spotted one that came on and still hasn’t sold yet. EEEK fingers crossed when we go and see it, it will be the ONE! It’s more modern than the last house and could potentially be a home for a while not just a few years.

So bloggers, Wish me Luck as we attempt to make it on the property ladder for a second time.

Has anyone else has similar experiences? leave me your comments below..

Laura x

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