Posts by KatieP

FRIDAY FIVE: My five favourite personal photos from 2013

NOW Christmas is kind of over, it’s time to turn some attention to the past year and get all reflective. Normally,  I’m all about the words but today’s post is much more visually appealing. And to be honest, much quicker too! I mean seriously, there is much chocolate left to be eaten, new toys to be played with (Elsie’s of course) and an entire house to tidy up. (Please tell

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LIFE: Wishing you all a magical Christmas!

I KNOW, I know, I know. You’re all snowed under with last minute shopping, wrapping and delivering of gifts and feeling stressed, but I just want to grab your attention,  just for a few minutes, to wish you all a truly magical Christmas! May your festive spirit be in full bloom, may your presents be bundles of all things fabulous and your family times be joyful and harmonious. Have a

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MY SECRET: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LOVE AN ABUSIVE MAN…AND SURVIVE

MY secret is one I’ve wanted to tell for a very long time. It’s a bit of a sad tale and unfortunately it’s one which is far too common, but in no way is it meant to be depressing. Indeed, my very wish, is that by sharing my story, others can find some hope, comfort and inspiration in it. Without doubt, it is by far the hardest thing I have

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FRIDAY FIVE: What I’m thankful for…

TODAY’S post is inspired by one of my favourite blogs, the lovely Florence Finds. Yesterday, the founder of the blog Rebecca, published a wonderful little post about being thankful for what we have in our lives – you can read it here – and because I loved it so much, I decided to do my own version for today’s Friday Five. Sometimes, we all just need a reminder of how

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MY STYLE: A jolly ol’ outfit featuring some vintage gems

PUT your hands up who doesn’t love a Christmas jumper?! Thought so! Funny isn’t it, how something that was once so naff  has become cool and on trend again over the last few years. I’d resisted the Christmas jumper look for years but this year I’ve joined the knitted bandwagon and am embracing the festive spirit and getting snuggly in my Christmas knit too. I’ve teamed my lovely ‘jolly’ jumper

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Christmas giveaway winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alice Herron who has won my Christmas giveaway bundle of goodies! And also to Cerys Lowe from Mascara & Mud and Mayah Riaz who have won surprise runner up prizes! Yes folks, seeing as it’s Christmas and you’re all so damn fabulous, I decided to spread the festive cheer a little further and added to the prize fund.  Afterall, three people winning is better than one, right?! :)

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FRIDAY FIVE: Five easy ways to get in the festive spirit (if you’re not feeling it already)

IF you’re currently feeling more like Scrooge than Santa and are just not feeling the Christmas spirit this year, then fear not. Here are five easy peasy ways to help you get into the festive swing of things and experience some of that Christmas magic. Watch a Christmas film There’s nothing like watching a Christmas film to help you feel a little merrier, so this weekend as you nurse a

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COMPETITION: A Christmas giveaway!

Listen up ladies, for I bring good news! As it the season of giving, I’ve decided to do a Christmas giveaway as a small way of thanking all of you gorgeous folk, who support me in my blogging shenanigans. Up for grabs is special present from yours truly – a lovely bundle of mixed goodies, to bring a little festive cheer and sparkle into some lucky lady’s life. I’m not

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