Shop Things I Love…

Hi Lovelies,

Looking for something to treat yourself?  All the things I love and know you will too are below!

Some of these are affiliate links which means I get a small % for everything sold from my link. This doesn’t increase the price for you and helps me run this blog.  To know which links are affiliate I have marked them with an asterisk*.

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Need a little treat?  Here are a few things I have recently purchased or placed on my wish list.  Treats for doing the washing, changing the toilet paper roll and making it through a week!

Dune Wicker
Rucksack

Thinx
Period Underwear

Boden
Shopper

Oliver Bonas
Navy Dress

White Company
Laundry Basket

Sweaty Betty
Sweatshirt

Dyson
Supersonic Hairdryer

Boden Hazel Woven Flats

Boden
Vanessa Dress

Lauren Ashton Designs Cardigan Knitting Kit

Knitting Kit
Lauren Ashton Designs

MAC Matte Lipstick Mehr

Matte Lipstick
MAC Mehr

OPI Pamplona Purple Nail Polish

Pamplona Purple
OPI Nail Polish

Farmers Welsh Lavender Foot Cream

Welsh Lavender
Farmers Hand Cream

Probreeze steamer

Hand Held
Clothing Steamer

Liberty Insolite Candle

Liberty
Insolite Candle

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Looking for a fantastic read to take with you on holidays or while away the days relaxing?  Try one of these I have read recently and reviewed here.  Whether you read the good old paperback like me or want to add something to your kindle collection, these links will take you to the right place!

Picture of The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary Book next to gorgous bunch of flowers.

The Flatshare
by Beth O’Leary

The Accidental Further Adventures of The One Hundred Year Old Man

The Accidental Further Adventures
Jonas Johansson

This Is Going To Hurt
by Adam Kay

The Roasting Tin
by Rukmini Iyer

Rich Peoples Problems Pretentious Fringe Book Review

Rich People Problems
by Kevin Kwan

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion

crazy rich asians

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Picture of The Secret Diary of Hendrick Groen 84 and a quater years old

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old by Hester Velmans

Eleaner Oliphant is completely fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

The Lido

The Lido
By Libby Page

The Break Marian Keyes

The Break
by Marian Keyes

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Tried and tested travel accessories.  Regardless of the length of trip these are always in my hand luggage to ensure a fantastic journey.

Large Weave Blanket

Large Weave Blanket

Fuji X T2 Camera

Bobble Refillable
Water Bottle

Travel Pillow

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Your going to build your blog.  This is sooo exciting!  You will need a domain and host.  I use Siteground as they automatically do WordPress updates reducing the potential of being hacked!  I chose WordPress over Blogger as you can have total ownership on your content without the risk of Google (who own Blogger) shutting you down for violating terms and conditions you didn’t read!

Next up find a blog design.  There are plenty online and a quick google will send you down a rabbit hole of beautiful designs and images.  This can be a little addictive!  I use a theme from ThemeForest as they gave support for six months that I used a lot when I first put my site together.

WordPress plugins.  These come in handy and took me a while to gather the info so I am keen to share to make others lives easier.  I use Yoast SEO that helps me write and structure my pages for best google rankings.  Akismet blocks span comments that will suddenly come in droves.  Google Adsense helps rank your blog and get it into the search engine.  Pin It Button for Pinterest so that readers can add you to their boards and then spread the word about your fab blog!

Canva.com is a great resource to make logo’s yourself and those beautiful instagram posts that you see other bloggers have!  Alternatively use Fiverr.com and get someone to do this for you from $5.  I used Fiverr until I became more confident with Canva for my blog logo’s.