I’ve always loved Majorca. It’s always had a special place in my heart; I have so many fond memories of family holidays in Majorca as a child and I also visited a fair few times during my teenage years. It’s so lovely being able to go back to one of my favourite places and take Shaun with me. We’ve just arrived back from a week of pure relaxation. We stayed in Santa Ponsa and it’s such a beautiful location. Our hotel was literally a 30-second walk to the beach which was perfect. This year has honestly been so hectic that all we wanted to do was relax. We spent our days around the pool and our evenings going for a lovely stroll along the beach and watching the sunset.

I thought I would share some of the photographs that I took during our week in Majorca. It’s honestly such a beautiful place and to be perfectly honest the pictures probably don’t do it justice! If anyone is interested all of the photographs below were taken on my Canon EOS M10.

Hope you enjoy!

The sunsets in Majorca are stunning. 

Sunset in Santa Ponsa

Flowers at the beach

Spray art in Majorca

This guy honestly created the most stunning artwork! He was so talented. 

Santa Ponsa beach majorca

Santa Ponsa

Sunset over Majorca

We walked to the headland and watched the most stunning sunset in the distance. It was a truly magical moment.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post with some photos from my holiday.

I’m now feeling recharged and ready to up my blogging game and come up with lots of new content!

Charlotte xx

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I was so excited when Holly from My Greeting Box contacted me to see if I would like to try out her card making subscription box. Weirdly, I had been on the hunt for a good card making subscription box for a while but had been struggling to find one so this honestly came at the perfect time.

My Greeting Box is a monthly subscription kit which includes card making supplies and tools. It comes with illustrated step by step instructions which shows you how to make three different cards. It also comes with extra supplies so you can come up with your own designs.

The Magical Fairy Themed June box 

Holly very kindly gifted me the June box which was magical fairy themed. You all know my love for Disney and magic so this box was perfect for me. As well as receiving the contents of the June box, I also received the starter kit which everyone will receive when they first sign up. This includes some must-have items such as foam tape, scissors colouring pens and an ink pad. It’s so useful to receive these additional items as they are key items to have when card making.

My Greeting Box monthly subscriptions

One thing that particularly stood out to me in the box was the instructions that came with 3 different card designs. These are illustrated and laid out in a really simple to follow way. I had no problem understanding what I was meant to be doing. What I love about this is that it’s a good way to get inspiration. Everyone has their own ideas and it’s great to see some ideas and still be able to come up with your own ideas as well.

My Greeting box - supplies

The box includes literally everything you need to make the cards which I found really helpful. Items include things such as card, envelopes, stamps, ink, embellishments, glue, double sided sticky tape and clear wallets to protect the cards once you’ve made them.

One thing I was very impressed with is the quality of the stamps that are sent. I’ve been making cards for a few years now and some rubber stamps are awful! I found these took the ink really well and transferred evenly on to the surface of the card.

I had so much fun designing cards with the instructions provided. Below is one of my final card designs which I’m so pleased with! I’m now excited to experiment with the products provided and start to come up with some of my own designs.

My greeting box June card design

Pricing

If you’re interested in signing up for the My Greeting Box please see the below details:

  • £22.00 per month – Free postage and you can cancel at any time.
  • Gift subscriptions: 3 months £65.00 / 6 months £125.00 / 12 months £240.00

You can also get 25% off of your first order by using the code: FIRST25

I’m so pleased that I was contacted to try this box. It has such brilliant products and it’s packed with creative ideas. If you’re new to card making then this is a fab way to start building up your own collection of craft supplies and experiment with different ideas.

Please note the My Greeting Box was very kindly gifted to me, However, I only write honest reviews and all opinions are my own.

Hope you enjoyed!

Charlotte xx

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Guys! We are so close to our move in date! After months and months of renovation work, we’re nearly finished and I’m so excited. I’ve spent my last few weeks rushing around like a crazy person trying to get everything sorted. We’re now at the stage of packing up all of our things into boxes and my god does it take a long time!

I recently shared some pictures of the transformation of our lounge and I got a really good response on it. So today I’m going to share the transformation of our bedroom!

We’ve gone for yellow and cream walls. I wanted something really light and airy to make the room seem bigger as it’s not overly large. Also, I always think that yellow is a happy colour and I want my bedroom to be a happy place!

Hope you enjoy the photographs! ….

Writing this post and going back through the photos is actually insane. When you’re renovating somewhere week in and week out it’s easy to forget how it looked at the start! I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out and can’t wait to get some homely bits and pieces in the room!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Charlotte xx

 

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Motivational podcasts that I'm loving

I feel as though I’m really late on the podcast bandwagon. In fact, I know I’m really late on the podcast bandwagon.

As I mentioned not too long ago; I’ve recently started a new job. And the beauty of my new job is that I can listen to music all day with my headphones in. This was great at first but then I got a little bored of it. Someone I sit with at work suggested I try listening to podcasts as it makes the day go so much quicker… And now I’m obsessed with them!

Being the blogger that I am, I decided to look for some creative/ blog themed podcasts as I thought this would be an interesting place to start and I’ve been really enjoying them. I thought I would share some of my favourites with you.

The Small and Mighty Podcast by Sam Burgess 

This is actually an older podcast that isn’t still running but I’ve been able to listen to all of the older episodes. In this series Sam interviews lots of small business owners and they talk about how they got where they are today. For a very long time now I’ve wanted to start an Etsy store so listening to this podcast about how others have started their own business has been really inspirational for me.

Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger 

This is another series that isn’t currently running but I’ve been binge-listening to all of the older episodes. This podcast primarily focuses on mums that run their own business. There are lots of interesting interviews to listen to such as tips to grow your Pinterest following, how to uncover your writing voice and how to boost blog traffic. I feel like I’ve learnt so much from listening to this podcast and it’s also really inspiring.

Beauty and the Vlog with Erika Vieira 

I have only recently started listening to this but omg I love it! I’ve gone all the way back to the start from 2014 and I’m absolutely loving the content. I’ve loved watching Youtube Videos for about 10 years now so I find this series really interesting. Erika interviews lots of different Youtubers and you get to learn their stories of how they began right through to the highs and lows of having a life online.

If anyone has any podcast recommendations please leave them below as I have a lot of hours in my day at work to fill!

Charlotte xx

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It’s been just over 3 months since we completed on our house! It’s so scary where the time has gone. After spending pretty much every weekend at the house and having absolutely no life whatsoever we’re so close to finishing all of the renovations. We’ve recently had our kitchen and bathroom fitted and we’re currently in the process of having all of the carpets and flooring fitted.

When I look back at the pictures of the very tired and old house that we bought; it makes me so happy and proud of the transformation that we’ve done.

I’ve been sharing various pictures and updates over on Instagram and on Twitter of how we’ve been getting on and I decided it was about time for another blog post!

In this post, I’m sharing some pictures of how we have transformed our lounge.

House renovation update

Fireplace

House update - sofas

I can’t get over the transformation of this room. We’ve turned it from a very cluttered and dark room to a very bright and open space. We obviously still need to finish furnishing the room, (and get rid of those dust sheets by the fire haha) but I’m so pleased with how this has turned out.

Stay tuned for lots more house posts which will be coming soon!

Charlotte xx

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