From life

Life’s about balance.

Well it’s about time I started writing another blog post! In fact, it’s well over due.

What spurred me on is being sat in the living room with my flat mate, guzzling a bottle of wine, proudly purchased from Lidl, (nothing wrong it Lidl!) as we chatted about life and how far we’ve come. I proceeded to bring up a previous blog post I wrote a year ago. Titled, ‘It’s okay to fail multiple times.’

We started too well up reading it, as we glared at each other in amazement, we’d really come a very long way since then!

So that leads me onto now, right here, currently just word vomiting up into the notes section of my IPhone at 23:00 at night.

I’ve just been at an event one of my best friends hosted. I felt so proud to stand there cheering her on at how hard she’d worked and how far she’d come.

Now half on my bed, still in my shoes, I thought, “Fuck it”, let’s write a blog post!

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. I’ve spent evenings crying, pulling my hair out, drinking endless bottles… Keep it professional Lauren!

It’s been tough.

To summarise, I was moving 100 steps forward before I’d even began to take the first step.

I thought to myself, I’m not good enough. I’m failing. And every day I’d tell myself that I must work 24/7 in order to succeed and follow my dreams.

I was wrong.

I crashed…

In fact I completely and utterly threw myself under the car (Not literally, just the saying)

A few weeks back, on a Friday night, I felt exhausted, deflated and unwell.

I said to my boyfriend at half 8 that it was time for bed. I switched my phone to flight mode, took a swig of night nurse, lathered myself in fake tan, ready for the weekend and, headed straight into a very deep sleep…

Knock, knock, knock

Why on Earth was someone be knocking on my window at stupid hour O clock on a Saturday morning…

I got up immediately to answer the door, ready for an argument of course. It was Harry, looking rather confused, flustered and panicked!

“Lauren… IT’S 2 IN THE AFTERNOON!!!”

Oh shit…

Of course, my immediate thought was, fuck I’ve slept in my fake tan for 16 hours, not the fact I’d been asleep for that long and I was supposed to be at the pub over an hour ago…

So thank you to my amazing boyfriend who cares as much to drive 40 minutes into London to check if I was still alive!

Moral of that story is, self care is so so important. I’d tried to move forward 1000 steps before taking the first 100 and I’d simply, crashed.

Now I’m sat here, in my bed actually having a lie in, writing this of post with a clear head. (Yes I’m writing this section on a different day, I got tired)

It feels good.

Be sure to split your work time from your own personal life. No matter what career you’re in, at some point, you’ll crash if you’ve got no time to yourself.

I feel like we’re growing up in a generation where all we do is compare each others success stories and feel we put pressure on ourselves if someone else has “made it” or is at a different part of their lives to us.

It doesn’t mean we’ve failed one single bit.

Notes to myself from this blog post and the last few months: (take what you wish)

1. Always keep your weekends free for friends and family.

2. Get plenty of sleep!

3. Set yourself hours in the day for your working life so when that final hour comes you can switch off, read a book, have a bath or even just enjoy your dinner.

4. Relax! You’re doing amazing. Think back to last year when you would have only dreamt of being were you are today.

5. You’re amazing. Tell yourself that every day. Tell yourself it’s not a race, enjoy the process of growing up. Because, we only live once.

I hope you all have an amazing Sunday!

Although I can’t promise you a blog post every week, i’m pleased to be back writing again.

Lots of Love

L

Xxx

The most Instagrammable diner ever?!?

Big Moes diner!

Today was insane! Rather productive also as I seemed to smash out three campaigns this morning AND filmed my everyday make up look for you all which I’ll be posting on my IGTV in the week!

Angee and I headed over the Big Moes diner in Whitechapel today for some lunch!

Now if you haven’t ever seen an Instagramers dream, then you haven’t visited Big Moes diner yet! Oh my goodness!

This place is filled with 60’s style decor, American diner, red leather, booths, a juke box and a cut out old retro car which, we ate our cheat day lunch in!

The food was proper American style burgers, shakes (pretty much every flavour covered) , stick BBQ chicken wings, ICE CREAMS! They even catered for vegetarians. I opted for the sharing platter of nachos and a large veggie burger and sweet potatoes friends! Currently writing this on the sofa and resemble something of a couch potato. Pardon the pun.

A worthwhile experience and could imagine this place being epic for a birthday party as they kept dropping 60’s bangers on the speakers.

Fully content this Sunday.

Happy Sunday my loves xxx

http://bigmoesdiner.co.uk

*This was a gifted experience. But I highly recommend going if you fancy re living a scene out of Grease!

2019

It’s remarkable what a common cold can do to one’s brain after having lots of sleep and drowning in scrunched up used bog roll. (Gross I know)

New Year’s Day. Always a funny one in my eyes. I always imagine the nation in complete zombie mode after the festive season has put them through, some people might say, a ravenous period of indulgence.

Nevertheless, our poor souls have sat slumped in front of the telly watching shit films and compiling a productive New Years resolution list together. Which looks something like this:

1. Join gym

2. Eat healthily

3.Dry January (attempt)

4. Drink lots of water

5. Save save save …

6. Self-love

Yeh I know right? January has always been a bit of a dull month, not to mention half my family has their birthdays in January so number 5 can come off my list for another month.

It’s crazy to think that this time last year I was in Australia with my boyfriend and his family. I was a little worse for wear but that hangover definitely beats the cold and chest infection I currently have this year. I saw 2019 in stone cold sober which was a surreal moment for me seeing as the last few years I’ve woken up not remembering a thing. But hey, at least I didn’t have my head in a bin this year regretting the percentage of alcohol consumed.

The reason I thought I’d write this is that I’ve noticed a lot of us speaking about self-love. Whether you found it last year or you’re only just putting it into action for 2019, I too am on the path to find self-love.
2018 has been an insane year for me. I’ve learned a lot. Gained some lifelong friends via the out favorite and most loved social media platform… Guessed it? Oh, you’re too clever! Of course, Instagram has become a portal for many opportunities for me. I’ve gained a part-time job as well as some people I’d call some of my best friends, I’ve found that I have a niche for creating Lightroom presets and I bloody love taking photos and creating content.

One thing I never found really was self love. I mean, I am happy. I am very happy and I have never been in a place before within myself to say that I am fully content. However, I also seem to have got so warped in this little app that I have forgotten to look after my physical and mental health.

Self-love isn’t about looking in the mirror at the vanity. To me, it’s working out who you really are and where you see yourself in 5 years time.
This year I am looking forward to reading a good book and putting my phone down after 9 pm without fail.

This year I am looking forward to heading down to the gym after work and at the weekends and looking after my body.

This year is the year I will travel. I want to look up from my phone and see the world more.

This year I will fill my bullet journal up and educate myself.

This year I will find self-love before anything.

I wrote a blog post this time last year about social media and how our generation has become so involved in these tiny little squares. A parallel universe between expectation and reality. I am smacking myself for almost forgetting my own words I wrote!

2018:

Upon reflection, 2018 has been a rather eventful one to the day the least. I moved in with my two best friends, boogied at festivals, I started earning money through my blogging and even switched jobs.

It’s been a crazy year for every one of us.

Brexit has swamped news headlines, whilst we had the beast from the East back in March and thank fuck he left! Will we experience the beast from the east part 2 March 2019? In Summer we encountered quite the sweatiest heatwave in recorded history. We even saw 12 boys rescued from a cave back in June… I bet you forgot that one didn’t you!

We almost made football history since 1966 as we played Croatia in the Semifinals…

We had ANOTHER Royal wedding, which made most watched tv history. Although it didn’t quite grip me, I think I was preoccupied with a glass of Prosecco at Pergola on the roof in Paddington.

Turning 25:

2017 seems so very far in the past yet it seems that only yesterday myself and my best friend Zoe said that turning 25 would be our year. A year to remember and a year of big things.

So I sit here this evening writing for the first time in just over a month (bad me) thinking about what 2019 will bring.

Note to self:

I want you to read this back at the end of the year (set reminder on mobile for a years time with funky alarm tune) and write a list of everything you have achieved just like the below list for 2018 and give yourself a round of applause.

I’d like to hope that you’re reading this in the same spot that you wrote this – In the comforts of your bed. Here are a few of your achievements:

You started earning money through your passion

You moved in with your two best friends

You hit 10K then 15K by your birthday

You’ve started a new job in social media marketing which you love

You didn’t learn Spanish like you said you would in 2017 but you gave it a good go! You can order 5 beers and that’s okay!

You’ve learned to keep organized

Thank goodness, that little savings bank has finally started to fill up!

Through blogging you’ve made some lifelong friends

It’s the first year you haven’t struggled for money or been in debt

You’ve found a new hobby keeping a bullet journal and have got back into art.

Finally got to go to Reading Festival

So what will 2019 bring?

As 2018 free to an end I’ve learned one huge thing. Self-love. I sometimes forget to love myself. A lot of the time I’m hard on myself and forget about all the things I have achieved and all the things I am working towards.

Health:

Join the gym

Eat more greens

Drink more water

Meditate

Social:

Head off to more events

Spend more time with loved ones and friends

Switch off from Social media at 9 pm

Career:

Be blogging part-time

Get to 50K by the summer

Find your niche – Could it be editing and inspo? Could it be happiness and self-love?

Pre plan more flat lays for lifestyle work
Expand my preset catalog

Monetary:

Save £10,000 by the summer

Utilise more vouchers

Travel funds?

– Set to separate savings account for that future mortgage

Life:

Take every day as it comes

Count your blessings

Be positive

A problem shared is a problem halved

Material:

Not important.

Work and blogging are great and has helped with a lot of things but I always need to remind myself why I started in the first place.

To spread positivity and happiness but to also share real experiences and stories and to create a bank full of memories.

So really this message is a reminder to myself but also to everyone and anyone.

Don’t forget to love yourself first and the rest will follow.

Right, so I am off!

Time to unblock my nose and take some of that awful night nurse and hit the hay…

Sweet dreams and here’s to 2019! X

Being a tourist at home with Stranded international Hair extensions {AD}

I don’t know about you but I have never been one to explore my own home. I’ve been very quick and lucky enough to be able to jump on a plane and travel to some amazing places of the world.

However, it struck me the other day that I hadn’t seen Buckingham palace since I was 4 years old. Wow. I mean that’s a poor show from me. Not very patriotic at all if I say so myself!

So off I went with and a friend. We headed early on Sunday, It was her idea to get up at the crack of dawn not mine (cry face), we got the tube up to the Buckingham palace. It was the perfect day for shooting photos and having an explore around the city. My advice is listen to your friend when they say travel up early to see the palace because you’ll beat the main bulk of the crowds and queues. What a postcard picture we saw.

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It was all the day I tried out hair extensions for the very first time. I’ve been trying out Stranded International hair extensions for a few weeks now and I must say, they have lasted so well.

When I received them, I thought the colour matching prices would be quite tough because my hair colour has a fair few different tones. I was so surprised and impressed when the beautifully paid large box arrived at my door and the hair was perfectly colour matched. Not to mention the swanky name of my hair colour… Vanilla Bomb.

They sustained a whole day of touring around London. I was able to style them in the morning, tie my hair up without them falling out all throughout the day, by the end of the day they kept their exact appearance as they looked when I took them out the box.

Everything I’d expect from purchasing hair extensions.

Not only that, their site was quick and easy to choose from with long/ short styles that cater for different hair types.

A huge thing for me was being able to shoot in them. As you know I love a hair swish, needless to say they passed the test!

My top tips for touring your home town:

  • Make a plan: before you set off on your day write an itinerary. It doesn’t have to be details but remember, you’ll be walking a lot so it’s good to have a route planned.
  • Search for events/ tourist attractions and coupons. See if there are any current deals on for tourist attractions you want to see! Like 2 for 1 deals or a free coffee to energise your day!
  • Start early or go during the week… Beat the crowd if you want to get some smashing shots of landmarks and historical architecture. I’ve arrived at both St Paul’s and Buckingham palace early on a Sunday morning and was able to take it in properly without all the front way wearing backpackers and tourists queueing and overcrowding the front.
  • Take a camera – Don’t miss those shots!
  • Pack a bottle of water as you’ll get bloody thirsty.
    Oh and don’t wear impractical footwear. 😂

The hair extensions I am wearing in my photos around London is the 18 inch three-piece flicks clip set in vanilla bomb.

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Which I actually couldn’t believe were only £21.99?!?

I can’t even begin to tell you how soft and sustainable quality and finish is.

I’ve added their fall site for you here: Click here

My final honest review:

I never thought that having hair extensions could make me feel more confident within myself. I know we should all be happy with who we are but having long hair has been something which isn’t easy for me. My hair takes years to grow and Stranded International, although an ad, I’ve been wearing the now for a few weeks and will definitely continue to purchase from them when I need to renew my currently set. If you’ve seen my Instagram feed you’ll see they’ve made a few appearances already, including Halloween!

I’d love to hear your thoughts and if you end up purchasing one of these sets! Please do drop me any questions if you have any 🙂

Seeing as Christmas and new year is coming Stranded International have issued me a discount code for anyone who wants 20% off until December 31st so use:

LAUREN20 at the checkout 🙂

Have a lovely rest of your Sunday!

Love 

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Ella Iconic – A new Era of diary

Well hello there

(This blog post is an ad)

Some of you are most likely thinking, “nice of you to drop by Miss Shepherd!”

I am SO sorry I haven’t been active over on my blog however, I have had a rather eventful few weeks and I just haven’t stopped. But alas I’m back!

Which leads me onto telling you about a rather sexy diary that I think you need to get your hands on ready for 2019.

A few weeks ago I stumbled across what is quite possibly the most beautifully presented planner I have ever picked up.

I’ve always been a diary user. It wouldn’t feel like it was nearly the end of the year if I didn’t go and pick up some sort of bible to arrange next year in.

I’ve tried them all, those old leather back ones (too boring), my phone (get distracted), endless lose bits of paper (life starts to turn chaotic and I forget my shit)

Ella Iconic’s diary/ planner range has so much to give and so much to get out of.

I want to talk you through each page before you go investing in any form of diary this year.

The look

Let’s start out the shape and style. In the version I have, there are two styles. A weekly planner which is slightly smaller and doesn’t has as much of the bulky stuff in it or you can opt for the full size planner. This is the one I opted for as I really do like to keep myself organised. They vary in colour, so if you’re not as bland as me the range comes in coral, I’ve also seen a beautiful teal and Midnight blue. My favourite thing about all these planners is they are dripping in gold leaf… I’m an absolute sucker for gold so there we have it. In the famous words of Jerry Maguire, “You had me at hello.”

The pages

The main reason of loving this planner so much is because of how finally detailed yet easy to use the pages are. Each month is blessed with its own page to fill out your adventures, health notes, to do lists, shopping lists, a career progression plans. There are even motivational quotes that set you up for the day.

“Don’t limit yourself…”

It’s not just a planner its a book of memories 

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You really can’t limit yourself with how beautifully structured this diary is. I cannot wait to fill up the pages and look back at the end of next year and see how much I have achieved. My favourite aspect about this diary and is why I am writing to you to say, go and get that as your loved ones Christmas gift is because of the memories it will hold. I’m going to call it a book of positivity.

Conclusion

Now I didn’t want to write too much as I know sometimes reading on a Sunday can be a little long when you’ve got a roast dinner to attend to or a hangover dominos order you need to collect from your front door. But when you have sometime, have a mooch around the site, I’ve linked below short cuts to both this diary and Ella Iconic’s new 2019 collection which is just to die for. Filling this diary out is going to be so satisfying, not to mention, it makes perfect for a little instagrammable flatly. And let’s face it, if its instagrammable it’s worthy.

The book I went for: TAP HERE

The new 2019 collection: TAP HERE

The main site: TAP HERE

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It’s okay to fail multiple times

Hello Chickens

Well isn’t it a divine Monday morning! Suns out, let’s all have a kickass week!

This is something I’ve wanted to discuss with you for a while now. Only because failing and changing my mind seems to come second nature to me. Might as well eat the two phrases for lunch and dinner. (I don’t like breakfast).

For years I had no bloody clue what I wanted to do with my life. When I was younger, all I wanted to be was a vet. I loved animals (I still do) As a teenager, it was all about learning a musical instrument, guitar, piano… I quit them both. I turned to sport and genuinely thought I’d found my forte in cross-country, then hockey came along, well I quit those too. Nothing stuck. I thought I was failing, people never took me seriously because I always had a different game plan, a new adventure I wanted to explore. (Miss Dora the explorer over here)

But it wasn’t until recently that I realised, it’s okay to try out new hobbies and have new career aspirations. Why? Because we aren’t at the finish line yet. The beauty of it is we are all learning things about ourselves every single day. We adapt, we change, we mould into the people we are.

Now, I’m no wise old man but I know I have learnt one thing growing up. Its damn right okay to fail. It’s what makes us stronger, try harder with what we want to succeed in.

We spend years working it all out, we stress and worry over exams, our grades, schooling, that part time job. We think fuck it I don’t have a clue what I want to do with my life. But that time comes with trial and error and each time we fail and try new things we broaden our horizons and open new doors.

Today I sit writing this smiling, smiling about the fact that I will still fail at things in years to come but in years to come I will have also developed and progressed so much more than the person sat here today.

It’s like with writing. I scrolled to the bottom of my blog this evening and decided to read my very first post. It made me emotional, proud of my present self and how far I’ve come. (NGL it was also quite humorous to read little novice me’s first blog post). Never did I think I’d be sat over a year on writing about my progression. I am ever so happy about it. My personal note to you is:

You should be too.

I sit in a community of bloggers and friendships that have grown alongside me doing what they do best and I’m grateful to see everyone succeeding in what they love.

So remember this week, next week and whenever you think to yourself, “I have failed”. Take a step backwards and look at how far you’ve come. And more importantly, how far you will go.

Happy Monday chickens x

How I get back into work and eliminate those Holiday Blues

“Getting back into that dreaded ‘routine’ after holiday doesn’t have to be so boring and to be frank exhausting straight after a holiday. Whether that’s a summer or winter holiday, I always get the holiday blues without fail on my return back to work.” 

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my job but there’s noting better than sipping strawberry daiquiri poolside listening to cheesy Spanish music. (Okay minus the cheesy Spanish music) 

So I have come up with my own plan to eliminate those holiday blues every time I get back from a mini break.

Clear space = Clear mind

First things first, I’m a true house wife at heart. I love a good spring clean and sort out after holiday. I feel it really clears my head and gets me on track for just focusing on earning money. I work from home over the weekends so having a my own space where I feel comfortable in really makes the difference. I will be writing up a blog post showing you my new room details soon… So if you like home decor kind of shit, keep a look out for one of my next posts.

Work and need food on the go? /AD

I have recently been following the SO Shape health and nutrition guide and drinking the SO Shape shakes for breakfast most mornings just because I’m simply too bloody lazy to make breakfast and I get up fairly early. Having an on the go drink means I get more beauty sleep in the morning and in my books, that’s a yes from me. These work perfectly if you pop them in the blender for a few seconds as the powder doesn’t then stick to the sides of the flask. The ice ones are my favourite. Salted caramel and cookies and cream go down a treat and are a thumbs up from me.

Another on the go ritual I follow is fruit infused water. It sounds daft but, its such a simple way to have organic fruit juice, instead of artificial fruit juice which I find can be bad for your stomach. I use my SO Shape shaker for my infused water.

Favourite infused waters:

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Top up your favourite beauty products 

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Ultimately, we all want to keep our sun-kissed glow and bronzed goddess look after holiday but it was seems to fade within a week of being back home. Depressing right? We also need to be conscious about our sun exposure , especially after a long holiday in the sunshine. I use a few products to keep my skin feeling, not only well moisturised but also still tanned. I am a huge fan of gradual tanning moisturiser. My favourite one at the moment is the Garnier along with the new range from BOD (Body on Demand) BOD had a variety of moisturiser including my go to, to remove cellulite and give you a stronger golden tan (currently writing this and its pissing it down outside my bedroom window. All the more to use gradual tanning products because the suns decided to bugger off.

You might have seen in my summer essential blog post me raving on about the Garnier Hydration day cream. I can’t go on about how light weight and dewy the formulae is. I’ve recommended this now to a few of my friends and they’ve all agreed how it doesn’t sit heavy on your face. It’s really great if you have combination skin like me.

Next up with have my little pot of dream from Alya Skin. I have been using this natural clay mask for around a month now and I really can feel and see a difference in my skin. Its cleared my pores and just makes my skin feel tight and refreshed.

Lets talk hair…. Anyone else’s hair feel and look like a bleached Brillo pad after they get back from holiday? No? Ok well, listen anyway. I use two products and two products only. Heat protection from the Kérastase new range. It has vitamins and thermal protection which both protects and rejuvenate’s bristle and broke hair. My last hair product which, I have used for around 3/4 years on and off is the OGX nourishing coconut milk anti-breakage serum. Its thick clear serum which spreads easily through your hair and smells absolutely divine. The scent reminds me of being back by the beach sipping milk from fresh coconuts and it really does put life back into your hair. This isn’t an ad or sponsor just pure love and honesty so go buy it here and let me know your thoughts! it’s a relationship for your hair in a bottle… I’ve linked to the whole collection but you can easily pick them up in Boots and Superdrug.

Books!

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To be honest with you, it’s a rare sight to see a book in my hand and if anyone ever caught me reading, well, it’s never. Except the odd spot of poetry. I only really read poetry when I’m in bed and have nothing to do or I need a break from the computer screen. (All this talking to you does get tiring sometimes ;)… I joke, that was mean of me) Rupi Kaur’s poetry books came into my life around a year and a half ago. I have always been intrigued by her words of wisdom and how she creates beautiful poetical sentences from them. If your feeling down, need motivation, inspiration or have holiday blues, her books a pure simplistic and beautiful. I’ve even convinced my house mate to give them a read… Zoe? What are your thoughts! Accompanied by a good candle and the Spotify essential piano album goes without exception with these two charming books.

These are all little things that help me get back into a daily routine both with work and post holiday blues.

Lastly, one of the main things I find really works is booking some super exciting adventures to look forward to for when you’re home. Summers not over just yet, even with autumn fast approaching, its always a great idea to plan ahead and book out your diary. I find weekends away to the countryside are idyllic. Spa weekends, festivals or even a weekend away  playing tourist and exploring your favourite European country can put a sprong back into your step. Being organised and pre planning can mean you can pick up flights super cheap. I’m jetting off to Amsterdam for my Birthday in a few months for just £25 each way…. It’s a no brainer really! Sometimes I’m told I’m too organised at times but it always works out well when I manage to bag cheap flights and accommodation. Got no money? I also struggle with this sometimes and it can be tough finding things to look forward to. Sometimes my friends and I enjoy long walks in the parks, take a picnic to an english beach or explore the new forest and meet wild horses. You don’t have to brake the bank account to book up your diary with fun things to look forward to.

So there we have it On the go foods, getting booking out your diary and stock up your beauty cupboard and keep that tan on! I hope I haven’t rambled on for too long but nevertheless, have a wonderful rest of the week.

Peace out beautiful people x

A little reminder…

I’ve been through some life experiences recently which have reminded me how lucky I am and how lucky a lot of us out in this day and age.

Although it’s tough to get a mortgage and rather expensive to purchase the local groceries these days, I wouldn’t say I’m hard done by at all.

I sat sunbathing in the park, magazine in hand, packed lunch and gossiped under the sun with Zoe (Hey Zo if you’re reading this) We spoke about how lucky we were. We are moving in together, we can put food on the table, we have jobs which we love, a great bunch of friends and a loving family. We have days like today where we can engross ourselves in deep conversation.m and enjoy living in the moment. (Rahhh I sound like I’ve been hanging out with Eyal from Love Island) It’s these things which I feel lucky about today.

Everything else on top is just an added bonus 🙊💗

I hope you all have a lovely week and look forward to speaking soon xxx

Finally somewhere to call Home

Home. It’s one of the most sentimental things we have in life. Bar our family, our friends and loved ones there is nothing better than after a long day or a long week coming back to your own bed.

So what’s on the agenda for Lauren next?

Finally, I get to say I am about to step into one of the most exciting parts of my life so far. I’m moving in with my two best friends! We’ve been prepping and planning our home decor, colours, themes for each room, who’s buying what and the cleaning rota… So help me we are actually adulting. WHATTTT! I don’t even think “adulting” is a word but we will go with it because it kind of makes sense.

Anyway, what were we talking about? Oh yes home! July 28th marks our official move in day. We have been waiting for this day since last year when the thought came about in a drunken girls chat in the bathroom somewhere in London.

We have so much planned so I really want to share with you some of our super organised plans for the big move in day. Always worth having some knowledge before moving in with your best friends.

First things first, Zoe and I have been madly visualising our days spent together. Waking up in the morning, having breakfast and dinner together, themed parties you name it we will probably be planning to do it.

I honestly cannot wait to enter this new chapter of my life with two amazing girls. I will be writing up a post about how to create the Ultimate room set up when living in a house share once I’ve settled in so I can’t wait to show you around! If you have any ideas for my new room I’d love to hear them so comment any links below or send me a direct message 🙂

Anyways, that’s a little update on my life 🙂

Have a lovely day and speak soon!

Love Sheps xx

A letter to my best friends 🍓

Caution this is about to get ultra soppy but really real.

Some of the best days I have ever spent alive are with my best friends. I only have a handful but who needs hundreds of good friends when you can have a few super duper human beings in your life.

Some of of you who are reading this will know that this message is for you.

Here’s what makes a best friend in my eyes:

Dear Best friend,

A best friend is someone who is your soul mate, your mirror image. They know when your happy or sad, angry or elated. Hurt or lying. They know what your saying by just the blink of your eyes. They laugh at your unfunny jokes and are just as weird as each other.

You share private jokes, secrets and share memories that will last a lifetime. Memories that are only special between you.

When your drunk, they’ll hold your hair back but then film your drunken self to show you the next morning. They’ll feed you crumpets to sober you up and you’ll make them breakfast in the morning.

They’ll go wild on a night out and spend hours talking nonsense and about all your future plans you have together to travel the world.

You’ll make mistakes and learn from each other, be a shoulder to cry on, you’ll argue at times but both will always say sorry just because you just love them too much and can never stay mad at them.

You can draw art in the park, listen to the birds and walk for hours getting lost but you don’t care because your having he best of times.

Best friends are real, they’re the realest of loves and will be there through family fallouts, boyfriends and arguments between yourselves.

You’ll talk about everything and anything in detail, get into trouble together and help each other when needed the most.

If you’re reading this now, and know I’m speaking about you, then it makes me one happy bunny that I get to have you in my life.

Here’s to more memories, laughs, cries, cuddles, fights, drunken nights and watching the stars together.

Here’s to the rest of our lives.

Lots of love

X

My ultimate royal wedding celebration check list:

So it’s finally come! The Royal Wedding is moments away from us. English bunting has been hung from every pub, beer garden and shop front, fridges filled with beer and prosseco. It’s an excuse to drink right?

So I thought I’d put together and share with you my essential “royal wedding check list” for the ultimate party this Saturday.

1. Bring the booze! Haha, obviously this is number one. Over 18’s only please! What’s a party without the booze right? How about a few jugs of fresh Pimms to awaken the summer.

2. Something to watch the Royal Wedding on: Obviously you can’t have a royal wedding party without actually watching he royal wedding! I have just received the new Amazon Fire Stick which has come just in time for the Royal Wedding. I’ll be watching all the gossip and Harry and Megan Wedd straight from my new Fire Stick!

3. Friends and family: Don’t be a Larry no mates, watch the wedding with a room full of friends and family!

4. Popcorn, chocolate and all things nice: Spruce up the coffee table with “lardy dah” nibbles royally fit for the queen. I’m going for popcorn, posh chocolates and perhaps some crustless sandwiches!

5. Party hats and party poppers: Well why not? We are all children at heart so throw in some decorative final touches. British themed party hats, gold party poppers and British flagged bunting!

Get set go!

I hope everyone enjoys their fun filled weekend celebrating the Royal Wedding of Harry and Megan!