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Engagement Tea Party – Saturday 19th September 2015 Last Saturday we held our engagement party at our house, we spent the day with around ...


Christmas Presents


So, I’m a little late with the Christmas present ‘haul’ this year but better late than never (I’m still loving watching the videos on YT anyway…). I was really lucky this year and got lots of lovely bits I’d been eyeing up and some awesome surprises too. Also I apologise that some of the images are a bit dark, the light has been a bit scarse of late!



I loved these little owl storage jars and mugs when I saw them in Wilko’s and told my Mum I’d love anything from the range for Christmas, she got me everything! The big jar will be perfect for biscuits and the little ones for tea, coffee and sugar. The recipe tin is also from Wilko and will be super useful for jotting down all those recipes I pin on Pinterest. The amazing floral kettle is from Next and looks like a teapot, how cool is that?! I love it. All the homey bits were from my Mum.




The pin-up book is from my boyfriend and we got it from TK Maxx, I really want a pin-up girl tattoo so I thought this book might be a good reference for that. The Hogwarts Library collection is from my Nan and contains the 3 ‘little’ books – The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’ve only read the first book so it will be fab to read the others. The Gossip Girl box set is also from my boyfriend and it doesn’t really need any explanation does it? (pssst! Chuck Bass). Pitch Perfect is one of my all time favourite films so I’m glad my brother got this for me, I can’t wait to watch it again. The Sims Medieval is something I’ve been meaning to buy for ages now, my boyfriend saw it on sale and got it for me, can’t wait to try it out as I’m a little Sims geek.



I didn’t ask for too many beauty bits as I buy myself so much stuff throughout the year I don’t really need it! I did get this Bedhead Thickening Spray from my Nan which I love and it smells amazing. My Dad bought me a new bottle of Diesel’s Loverdose as it’s one of my favourite perfumes. And my Mum got me a full size of the Clinique High Impact Mascara which I loved in my sample size.


I’m a little bit of a Harry Potter geek, you might have noticed, so I was very excited to receive my very own Slytherin scarf from my boyfriend. This Deathly Hallows bracelet is cute too and is from my little sister Gracie.



I got two new pairs of shoes, the converse are very ‘me’ with their ska type chequered print and are from my boyfriend’s very generous parents. The leopard print brogues are from Clarks and were from my Dad – perfect work shoes (although they need wearing in as they cut my ankles to shreds when I wore them the other day!).

And that’s it! I was very lucky this year, getting lots of lovely things.

What was your favourite present that you received?


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  1. Sims Medieval! I need this! Love the Slytherin scarf too, what a lovely boyf.

    1. He is lovely :) I haven't played Sims Medieval yet but I can't wait to! xx

  2. Wow, you received really nice things! I didn't know there was a Sims Medieval! Interesting :D

  3. You got some gorgeous gifts. I love all the Harry Potter bits and the owl storage jars-so cute! You also have amazing taste in shoes. I was really overwhelmed this year with lovely gifts too. I got lots of books I wanted (including two signed and personalised ones), a retro picnic hamper with all the gear inside, some pretty stationary and some epic slippers in the style of converse shoes.

    1. Wow, your gifts sound fab! I've always wanted a picnic hamper! xx

  4. I love your owl presents! I got a ceramic owl that holds tea light which I love :) Also I keep seeing that bracelet and I am so jealous but I can't seem to find it anywhere I need it in my life. Glad you seemed to have had a good Christmas :D


    1. Thanks lovely, I think the bracelet came from Amazon! xx

  5. So jealous of the Gossip Girl boxset, I've just started re-watching the entire show from the beginning on Netflix! Forever shipping Chuck and Blair :')
    Megan xx

    1. I've wanted it for ages! I've started watching Season 1 at the moment :) xx

  6. Lovely presents! Really want the complete collection of Gossip Girl, might buy it for myself if I actually sign up for the gym like I'm supposed be doing :) Also, I love Loverdose. It reminds me of my freshers week as we got a tester bottle in our campus welcome packs and we were all doused in it ahahaa.

    Looks like you had a great Christmas!

    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

    1. Loverdose is my favourite perfume! And definitely treat yourself to the GG box set! xx

  7. I've recently watched my way through GG, having never watched them before, and I loved it!
    I love those little owl jars as well.

    1. I love GG so much, Chuck Bass is my dream boy! xx

  8. Loverdose is my current fave perfume as well :) good choice!
    You got so many cute presents - I'm pretty biased towards that Slytherin scarf.

    L. Figment

  9. Lovely goodies! That kettle from Next is adorable. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

    1. The kettle is amazing isn't it, can't wait to give it a try! xx


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