Sunday, 31 December 2017


The time has come around again to look back on 2017 and share some of my favourite moments with you all.

I just looked back at my post from the end of 2016, and I can say that 2017 was definitely a year full of huge changes in my life some of which I have shared with you all on the blog. I didn't get around to blogging more than last year or even come close to what I had hoped. The blog has taken a back seat to my day to day life and I do miss it greatly and I hope that even though I cannot blog as much as I would like to that I can still keep my little space on the internet going and when I have time I will share some of the things that inspire me with you all.

Looking back on 2017 I feel like I haven't achieved much but the biggest achievement this year for me was buying my own house all by myself, something I have always wanted to do. Is it my dream home? No but I actually have settled here and although it has a long way to go it certainly feels like a home to me now, the biggest part of that was Sean moving in with me and getting our little baby Bella, they have made a tough year a lot easier and made it a special year.

I also got to take a trip to Athens with my best friend and her husband and we will hopefully be going on another adventure together in 2018. I watched some of my closet friends purchase their own homes and become parents this year and I live seeing these little babies grow.

And not forgetting I did still work with some amazing brands on the blog this year including, Shein, Talking Tables, Kohl's and Caseapp. I'm also excited to be teaming up with some new companies in 2018 which I can't wait to introduce to you all.

So what does 2018 hold? Well unfortunately I am going into it facing redundancy so a new will be on the horizon (I hope *fingers crossed*) which will be a tough change as I love my current job and the people I get to work with every day. Hopefully lots of decorating around the house so I can start sharing some interior posts with you, and a birthday that I currently would rather not celebrate haha! 

A huge thank you to everyone who stops by blog and my Instagram page and has liked and left sweet comments during 2017, you guys are my favourite part of the blogger world and are what makes this so much fun! 

Wishing you and all your families a happy and healthy 2018, I hope it holds lots of joy for you all. 

Stacey (and Bella Boo) 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

First Christmas

 This year has been our first Christmas season in our home, and earlier this year when I was purchasing my house, I was so excited to be able to shoot lots of home decor and Christmas decorating posts. However we didn't get round to making over our main living space yet (time and money reasons) so I wasn't really inspired this year to go all out for Christmas.
I still wanted out home to feel a little festive so I kept things pretty simple this year and only did a little decorating.
Most pieces were things I had purchased on sale in previous years, but since our tree really needs far more decorations they we own, we did buy a few special new ones this year, my favourite is our family of penguins.
Of course I set up my now annual Hot Chocolate Bar because I drink cocoa in abundance this time of year and although not pictured, we do have a few fairy lights around the house, twinkle lights are my favourite and nothing says Christmas to me more than sparkling lights. 
Hopefully next year I'll feel more festive and I'll do a Holiday Home Tour post, I've already got my eye on a few pieces I'm hoping to snag on sale.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Winter Neutrals

Happy Monday, I can't believe we are only one week away from Christmas and I haven't even wrapped all my Christmas gifts yet (anyone that knows me, will know I normally have them all wrapped by the first week in December).
I have been loving the cold weather steak we've been having recently, again most of this outfit is old pieces, like these Tory Burch boots which I invested in a couple of winters back now and they always get a ton of use.