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2012 Favourites...

2012 Favourites...

Hey everyone

So I am keeping up with my tradition (can it be called a tradition if this is only the second year I've done it? I think so) of blogging about my favourites for the year - so here's my 2012 Favourites!
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1. LOVEFiLM
I've come to love this service - I've discovered so many great shows and films through it! The only down-side is how into these shows I get - I literally watched the whole first series of 'The Body of Proof' in two days #sorryimnotsorry
 I was torn between this and  netflix so I may have to give netflix a try in the new year and compare the two :P 

2. Yankee Candles
I became obsessed with Yankee Candles this year - they all smell so incredibly awesome and the scent lingers for ages! This Lotus Water one is my absolute fave :)

3. Starbucks
I fell in love with Starbucks this year - I'm completely addicted to the  mocha cookie crumble frapp - I can't wait for it to come back again! 
#sorryimnotsorry

4. iPhotography
I discovered that I actually really liked photography and editing my photos using my iPod - particularly instagram. It amazes me how good some of the photos turn out!
#lovesit

5. Norts
I caved upon the recommendation of the preppy blogging community this summer and purchased some norts - I literally lived in them for the four months of summer break - I honestly don't know how I lived without them!
 #melodramaticmuch

6. Monograms
Again, I blame the preppy blogging community for my obsession with monograms - I just think they are so awesome and I literally want to monogram everything I own! I'm seriously thinking of investing in a monogramming machine :P

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7. The Olympics
I really didn't expect to get so hooked on the Olympics as I did! I adored the opening ceremony - I thought it was so beautifully British and told such a perfect story of reflection of GB. 
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8. My iPad
I find myself reaching for my iPad for all of my non-work related computing - I'm talking blogging, fb, twitter, tumblr, etc. I just find it so much more convenient than using my laptop - plus it helps to keep my laptop living a little longer haha :P Plus I love all the cute accessories you can get for it - if I lived in the US this Kate Spade Case would be mine in a heartbeat!

9. OPI Nail Polishes
So last year was the first year I really started wearing nail polish so my collection has obviously grown considerably in a year! I found my favourite brand was OPI and so I've purchased quite a few of their colours in a year  - it makes me feel a tad guilty that this whole jar is nearly all OPI 
#oops

10. Princess
Losing my other doggy was a definite low point this year but bring this little puppy into our home has definitely brightened up my life. She's just so funny and cute! I love watching her learn new things and experiencing things for the first time.

and of course I had to add - This Blog! I cannot believe that I stuck with blogging for over a year now - I love how much of a part of my life it has become - how much I enjoy it and actually how much I need it to keep me sane! I love how I can look back on my posts and re-live my life again. 
#cheesyiknow

It surprises me so much that people actually read my little blog about my life so thank you all so much!

What were your favourite things this year?

P.S. Here's {last years} Favourites if you fancy giving that a read :)
aHm xoxo

Christmas 2012...

Christmas 2012...

Hey everyone

This Christmas was seriously awesome! I had such an amazing time with my family and the bf!
Christmas Day saw us eating so much yummy food, playing charades and just generally chilling out watching Chrimboli TV :)  

Here's some of my highlights...

Princess loved exploring my presents :)
 (and running off with the wrapping paper and ribbon!)

Silver on silver glitter nails for Christmas :)
OPIs Your Royal Shineness & Pirouette My Whistle

How cute are these Santa hats for the champagne bottles?!

I may or may not have added a JW ribbon to Princess for Christmas Day - surprisingly she loved it!

Nam & G were glued to the TV for the Queens speech! 
We bought them matching blankets :P

 
FOCD
Face Of Christmas Day

Princess was exhausted after helping to open all the presents :P She had her own little collection of bags she had collected #bleshher

K bought her a little Santa outfit - doesn't she look adorabubble?!

Christmas night saw me in my Minnie Mouse onesie with matching Minnie Mouse toy - yes I am nineteen #sorryimnotsorry

We spent Boxing Day at Nam and Gs...

Isn't her table decoration just beautiful? 

My Nams' pride and joy at Christmas is her tree - this years colour theme was red and gold - I think it looks so pretty!

Of course the kitchen couldn't be left without a tree :P

Princess loved visiting Nam and Gs - and especially loved their furry rug! 

And of course Christmas is incomplete without a chocolate orange :P

How did you spend this Christmas? Whatever you did I hope you all enjoyed yourselves!
aHm xoxo

'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

Hey everyone

I cannot believe that it's actually Christmas Day tomorrow - where has this year gone?! I'm definitely in the Christmas-y mood now (everything that {makes Christmas} has happened!)...
  
...the presents were delivered (not gonna lie; it took two trips! :P)...


...and organised into piles under the tree...

...the table is set...

...the treats are all out on the table...

...the Christmas choccies have been opened whilst watching Christmas TV...

...the stockings are all ready...


...the Christmas Eve present has been opened...

Now all that's left is to wait for Father Christmas :)

Happy Christmas Eve everyone :)

P.S. How cute does Princess look attacking my stocking?! 
aHm xoxo



It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...


Hey everyone

I'm guest posting about what, in my book, makes it feel like Christmas over at {the preppy diaries} today whilst Grace is off on a ski trip - the lucky thing!.

So I'd love it if you'd head over there and give it a read - whilst there check out Graces' blog - it's one of my faves!

Thank you so much for having me Grace :)

aHm xoxo

Firsts...

Firsts...

Hey everyone


So I spied this on Heathers' {blog} and just had to steal it...

First thing you do when you wake up in the morning: 
check my emails, fb, twitter, instagram, bloglovin 
#guilty #sorryimnotsorry

First thing you reach for when you open the fridge: 
easy - diet coke 
#addicted

First things you do when you get to the gym: 
err I don't go to the gym - I cycle in my garage instead :P

First thing you do when you get home from work uni:
have cuddles with my lickle Princess puppy

First car: 
my Peugeot 107 - my little Stitch

First accident/traffic violation: 
I haven't had one yet
 #touchwood

First thing you wanted to be when you grew up: 
I wanted to be a teacher - I know couldn't think of anything worse; I really don't have enough patience to deal with more than one kid at a time 

First choice beverage: 
diet coke (see above). mind you I am partial to a cocktail or two - especially love a Woo Woo :P

First choice breakfast: 
pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. or choc chip pancakes. or marmite on a toasted muffin.
I'm a breakfast person, what can I say :P

First choice dessert: 
chocolate. anything chocolate

First song that comes to mind: 
"Cherry Cola" - Mcfly
#amazing #hilarious

First major purchase: 
my LV Speedy for my 18th birthday - I loves it :)

First job: [aside from babysitting]
does tutoring count? 
#ididntthinkso #reallyneedtogetonthat
First time you flew on a plane: 
to La Manga, Spain - fave holiday destination ever.

I'd love to read your responses to these qs - lemme know in the comments if you answer them :P

aHm xoxo

Lush Love: Christmas Edition...

Lush Love: Christmas Edition...

Hey everyone


I'm a Lush obsessive. There, I admitted it. So obviously I am obsessed with their seasonal collections - especially the Christmas stuffs! 

I thought I'd share my fave bits and bobs from this season....

So White bath bomb
Apparently this one smells like apples - it sounds pretty unusual!
Father Christmas bath bomb


This one is just too cute! I love how it smells like oranges too - cloves and oranges are the classic Christmas scent to me!

Golden Wonder bath bomb
This smells apparently of "a light fizzing champagne cocktail"- perfect for the Holiday season!
 Santa's Sack bubble bar
This one is just too adorabubble - even if it smelled horrendous I would still use it just for how it looks - well maybe not but heyho the thought was there :P

Christmas Eve bubble bar


Having a relaxing bath on Christmas Eve with this little one, ready to rest up for the day after sounds like a pretty good plan to me!
Party Popper bath bomb
It is party season after all :P
What are your fave seasonal bath products?
aHm xoxo

{all images via the Lush website}

MWIP: Deck The Halls...

MWIP: Deck The Halls...

Hey everyone




Ma and I have now officially finished putting our Christmas decks up so I thought I'd share the some pictures of it with you all :) Our theme this year is white and silver - Ma's calling it Winter Wonderland!

Our Christmas tree - it's in the dining room end of our bottom floor this year :)

A close up of some of the tree decorations 

Ma made this awesome table decoration - literally she just stuck some spare silver beads and baubles in this vase - I would never have thought of that!


We decided to decorate my piano this year too - I love how festive it looks!

Ma went a tad OTT with all the paper hanging decorations in the dining room this year...

 I quite like the big spherical ones in front of the window though :)


 
Ma and I had a crafternoon last week and she made the centrepiece for the table on Christmas Day - I love the white roses and the lights - she's so clever!

Ma also decorated the Christmas cake too! I love how it matches the centrepiece :)


Ma's white tree had some more decorations added to it to make it a little more festive - I love the little hearts made out of mini sleigh bells - too cute!


And then we decorated the fireplace too - my fave decorations are the keys at either end - they remind me of Tiffanys!


Don't forget that this feature is a link up so I'd love for you to grab the button above, link up with me below and share your 'MWIP' with your readers!
(someone....anyone....*tumbleweed*)


What are your Christmas decks like this year? What's your fave Christmas decoration that you put up?

aHm xoxo