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Project 365 #238 - A Beautiful Handmade Gift from LilyLovesLola

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Day 238 - A Beautiful Handmade Gift from LilyLovesLola - Look at this beautiful scarf that Victoria over at lilyloveslola hand knitted for me.  Victoria took a knitting course at the beginning of the year and posted THIS pic of her finished scarf and I instantly wanted to get my hands on one.  I absolutely love the mustard colour and  I  was very  touched when she offered to knit one for me (I still can't get over how incredibly sweet this girl is!).

I picked up my parcel from the post office this morning and was delighted to discover that it was the scarf.  I also thought the little bow wrapped around it was very cute and inside the scarf was also a very sweet little note, that made me laugh (thanks Victoria).  The wool is so chunky and warm, and I was actually delighted that the weather was crappy enough to wear it today :-) So here I am donning said scarf.  Isn't it beautiful!! I can't wait for the colder months so that I can wear it to death!!  Please check out Victoria's blog HERE, you won't be disappointing.

I'm off to Chedder/Bath/Bristol this weekend in my dad's Campervan so stay tuned for some pics.  I can't wait!

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Project 365 #237 - Half Price Ben & Jerry's


Day 237 - Half Price Ben & Jerry's  - Now there's an offer I cant refuse.  Thanks Tesco!

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Project 365 #236 - Winged eyeliner


Day 236 - Winged eyeliner - Seriously loving the winged eyeliner look.  I had stopped doing it for a while (mainly because I ran out of the stuff).  The best eyeliner for me is by far M.A.C black track fluid line, I use it with a super thin eyeliner brush from Lilylolo.

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Project 365 #235 - DIY French Manicure


Day 235 - DIY French Manicure - Spent the evening doing a French Manicure.  I think the classic french polish is my favourite way to wear my nails.  I also pushed the boat out and painted my toes a gorgeous fuchsia colour.

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Project 365 #234 - Dehumidifier


Day 234 - Dehumidifier - Really exciting stuff guys!!  We got a dehumidifier.  Never again will I have to wipe down the walls with bleach to get rid of that pesky mould that bungalows are renowned for having (damn you bungalow!!)  We bought it from Amazon for £96.99 and it really is a worthwhile investment as the results speak for themselves.  This is just 2 days worth of moisture CRAZY huh!

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Project 365 #233 - A Sunny Sunday









Day 233 - A Sunny Sunday - Husband and I spent Sunday eating pasties in the park and feeding the ducks in the duck pond.  The weather was gorgeous and it was a very chilled day after all the decorating the day before.

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Project 365 #232 - Decorating our Bedroom


Day 232 -  Decorating our Bedroom - The decorating commenced on Saturday (well actually it started on Friday as wonderful husband did all the painting buy hey ho).  The wallpaper is from Laura Ashley it's called Draycott in the colour eau de nil.  I absolutely love how our bedroom is looking now.  We are heading off to Bath and Bristol for the bank holiday weekend and will be stopping off in Ikea on the way home to buy some furniture so as soon as I have the new furniture in I will show you all the finished look.

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Project 365 #231 - Perfect Friday Night


Day 231 - Perfect Friday Night - Came home from work to find that my wonderful husband had painted our bedroom (it was a job for the weekend) so I was very pleased that he had saved us a day with the decorating, we had always planned to decorate this weekend.

I then spent the evening chilling with a bunch of my girlfriends. The evening went something like this:
Pizza/Facemasks/Chocolate Truffles/Film - Letters to Juliet/Lots of Laughter/Mint Hot Choc

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Project 365 #230 - Cheese/Crackers/Pickles


Day 230 - Cheese/Crackers/Pickles - Whilst lying in bed a couple of nights ago I had the sudden urge to eat crackers with cheese and pickle, I managed to stop myself from tiptoeing out to the kitchen in my PJ's but since then its all I've been thinking about so I had it for my dinner this evening and it most definitely satisfied my taste buds, husband quite enjoyed it too so everyones a winner.

Tonight a bunch of us went to the cinema to watch the Inbetweeners movie and it was absolutely hilarious If you get the chance to watch it you really should check it out.

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Project 365 #229 - Christmas Panto Tickets


Day 229 - Christmas Panto Tickets - Going to the pantomime at Christmas time has become a bit of a tradition for my my best friend Amy and I.  This year we are watching Cinderella at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth and I cannot wait!!  I think a day of Christmas shopping in Plymouth town first is well in order and a cheeky gingerbread latte from Starbucks (ooooh how I love the festive Starbucks drinks in those cute little Christmas cups)

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Project 365 #228 - Baby/Pregnancy Scrapbook



Day 228 - Baby/Pregnancy Scrapbook - So this is a bit of a work in progress but I have made a start to my pregnany/baby scrapbook.  Im basically putting all my scan pictures and bump pictures in here and writing down little notes on how i'm feeling and any thoughts week by week etc...

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Project 365 #227 - Chicken Stir Fry


Day 227 - Chicken Stir Fry - Cooked up a yummy chicken stir fry for dinner tonight.  I love how quick and easy they are to make and they are so tasty.  I threw in some chicken, stir fry vegetables, noodles and for the sauce I used soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and Chinese 5 spice, YUMMO!!!

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Project 365 #226 - Mid afternoon treat


Day 226 - Mid afternoon treat - So Sunday was a busy and productive day for me.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous so I took full advantage of this and did 3 loads of washing /sorted my garden out,cut the grass and pulled up lots of weeds / Took the dog for a long stroll to the fields down the road from me / Had dinner at mums / 45 minute swim / Ironing / BED!!  I did manage to squeeze this little mid afternoon treat of chocolate raisins and a cuppa in though.

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Project 365 #225 - New Shoes and Goonies at the Drive-In




Day 225 - New Shoes and Goonies at the Drive-In - I picked up a new pair of shoes today for work from Dorothy Perkins.  Husband actually bought them for me on Thursday whilst they were doing 30% off everything in store but when I tried them on I realised I actually needed the size up so I went into town and swapped them for a size up today.

After an afternoon of cleaning I then went to a Drive-In  movie with my sister, her husband and 2 friends (husband was working) to watch The Goonies.  It was an evening of fun and laughter, we started off with dinner in the car, I had a pasty whilst the others enjoyed KFC, a stroll to the beach, cupcakes made by my sister and then the film.  I dressed for the occasion by pinching husbands Goonies t-shirt.  It really was a fab evening.

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What the Frock? Saturday





Leggings/Vest/Feather Pendant - Topshop
Stripy Top & Denim Jacket - New Look
Pumps - Primark
Ring - ASOS
Nails - Barry M Raspberry

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Project 365 #224 - Pandora Repair


Day 224 - Pandora Repair - Last month I noticed one of the stones had come out of my mother of pearl heart charm so I sent it back into the Pandora shop for repair.  They contacted me a couple of days ago to say that I could just come in and pick up a new one (obviously it was unfixable) so I picked it up after work today.

I can't believe I forgot to mention my exciting day in yesterdays post.  I had my midwife appointment yesterday and we heard baby's heartbeat for the first time, it was so amazing, the heartbeat was strong and fast and sounded like galloping horses, so magical.  We then had another scan where we watched baby open its mouth, raise its little arm and stick its thumb in, baby is already so cute.

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Project 365 #223 - Barry M Raspberry


Day 223 - Barry M Raspberry - This is the choice of nail polish for this week - Its such a beautiful rich colour.  I think it will probably look a lot better in the Autumn/Winter though (although it already feels like Autumn in Cornwall today).
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Project 365 #222 - Nail Polish Storage



Day 222 - Nail Polish Storage - I totally stole this idea from dollybowbow and Beauty, Makeup, Reviews! but it's such a cute idea for storage.  The cake stand is from Homebase and cost's £14.99.  I have quite a few random nail polish's which have been kicking around in a bag and thought they would look pretty sweet in this so I went and got one.  What do you think?

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Project 365 #221 - Chilli Chicken


Day 221 - Chilli Chicken - This is husbands specialty dish and it tastes phenomenal; chicken, bacon, peppers, onion, red chilli, chopped tomatoes, cayenne pepper, paprika and pasta, simple but sooooo good.   Its safe to say he is a better cook than I.  But i'm a way better baker :-)

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Project 365 #220 - Husband's new hobby


Day 220 - Husband's new hobby - I came home from work to find that husband had been to his dads house and picked up his old guitar.  He used to play Spanish guitar as a child and has decided to take it up again (but not specifically Spanish this time).  He seems pretty serious about it and has downloaded a load of lessons.  I may have to get him to teach me a few chords.  The only instrument I play is the piano, I played for 7 years from the age of 7-14, I kinda wish I never stopped.

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Project 365 #219 - Asda Bargains



Day 219 - Asda Bargains - It may seem a bit weird putting a photograph of my underwear on here but I desperately needed to buy some new bras as my *ahem* bad boys seem to have benefited quite a bit from pregnancy and I have gained a cup size!! I already own a couple of Asda bra's and I really rate them and they are so cheap.  The grey and white ones came in a pack together for £8 and the black one was £6.  I also picked up this cute little book on stir fry's, it was reduced from £5 to £2.

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Project 365 #218 - Blue Moon




Jeans - Hollister
Vest - Topshop
Blue T-Shirt - Primark
Necklace - H&M
Ring - Primark

Day 218 - Blue Moon - Spent the day with my sister today.  We looked at lots of our old hair photos and came to the conclusion that we both look better with an all over brunette colour.  I think I may go back to the original brunette colour I had all of last year for Autumn/Winter this year - Pic below.


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Project 365 #217 - Knitting lesson with mothership


Day 217 - Knitting lesson with mothership - OK so after yesterdays horrific events all I wanted was my mum, so I spent the evening at my parents house.  Mum cooked lasagne and then tought me how to knit.  The plan is to knit a blanket for the baby so we are doing individual squares and then they will be knitted together at the end.  Obviously we had to pick a neutral colour as we are not finding out the sex of the baby so I picked a grey flecked colour.  I'm really pleased with my progress.

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Project 365 #216 - A very eventful and scary day

Chilling with the hound after a horrific day

216 - A very eventful and scary day - Woke up to my worst fear this morning........  bleeding whilst pregnant! After crying hysterically down the phone to husband and repeating the word NO over and over I managed to drag myself into work (I am so grateful that I work in the Maternity Unit) where I was very quickly scanned and reassured that baby was perfectly fine PHEW! Apparently I had a blood vessel lying very close to my placenta that had ruptured.

I don't think I have ever felt fear like that in my life.  Its just so horrible that something so precious can be taken away from you in an instant.  I am so thankful that our little babs is OK.  I better get used to the worry as I've got a lifetime of it ahead of me now, I hear you never stop worrying about your child when you become a mum.

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Project 365 #215 - Something a bit fishy


215 - Something a bit fishy - This was dinner, I know it looks very boring and bland but it is what my body/baby was telling me it wanted and boy did it go down well.

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Project 365 #214 - New Discovery - Blush as Lippy


Day 214 - New Discovery - Blush as Lippy - Whilst applying MAC's Posey Cream Blush to my cheeks I thought to myself .............. "I wonder what this looks like on my lips" So I applied a bit and was very impressed with the outcome, so much so that I mentioned it to my friend that also has the same blush.  I know I look like a total cow bag in the picture but its difficult to show off a lip shade when you've got your nashers out, so smiling was a no go!

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Project 365 #213 - Orange Obsession


Day 213 - Orange Obsession - Short and sweet post tonight.  I love nothing more than an ice cold glass of fresh orange juice - I can literally drink a whole carton of the stuff, I pretty much necked this 10 seconds after taking the photo.  And my fave has got to be Tesco Value, cheap and cheerful :-)

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Project 365 #212 - New Project - Knitting


Day 212 - New Project - Knitting - I decided a while ago that I wanted to learn to knit, I was mainly inspired by the lovely Victoria who knitted the most beautiful scarf recently (and she is currently knitting one for me as I loved it so much, thanks my sweet).

I had originally planned on attending a course but after speaking to a pro (my mum) she said not to bother going to a course and she would show me all her skills.  My mum used to knit us the most amazing jumpers when we were little, I always remember she knitted my sister a Rainbow Brite jumper with detachable hair, it was AMAZING, I couldn't wait for her to grow out of it so it could be handed down to me :-) As I haven't held a pair of knitting needles in years (mum did teach me a looooong time ago) I'm going to start with something simple and my first project will be a blanket for the bambino, I'm so excited to get started and I love the fact that I get to actually make something for the babe .  My first lesson is on Friday.

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Project 365 #211 - Plymouth Haul - I went shopping!







Primark
PJ's - £7/ Fleecy Snowflake PJ bottoms - £5/ Hat - £4/ Blue T-shirt - £8/ Cream Knee High Socks - £1

River Island
Palazzo Trousers - £19.99

H&M
Dream Catcher Necklace £5.99

Day 211 - Plymouth Haul - I went shopping! - On Saturday my friend Amy and I set off for a day trip to Plymouth, we stopped off for a Starbucks on the way (decaf for me obviously).  First stop was Primark where I picked up the most amazing fleecy PJ bottoms, in fact the majority of things I picked up from Primark were Winter/Christmas related.    

Next stop was H&M and as soon as I walked through the doors I saw this dream catcher necklace on a manikin but could I find it in the store?? NO so when I asked the assistant she informed me that they had just sold the last one and had completely sold out.  I politely asked if I could have the one off the manikin and 5 minutes later it was in my hands WINNER!

I then picked up these gorgeous palazzo trousers from River Island, they are very plain and simple and stretchy and will last me throughout my pregnancy.

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