10 Reasons It’s Awesome Working From Home At Christmas

It’s not long until christmas now!! EEkkkk! So excited. So to get you in the spirit, here’s 10 reasons it’s awesome working from home at christmas…

1. You can look at your christmas tree all day.

2. You can catch up with the latest presents to buy on the gift list on This Morning.

3. You get to see a full 24hours of sexy Scofe on Text Santa!

4. You can sit by the fire all day.

5. You can have a puppy! (Or decorations, it’s one or the other!)

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6. You can sit in your festive onesie all day.

7. You can eat as many mince pies as you like and no one will ever know.

8. Same goes for those afternoon Egg Nogs.

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9. You can sing as loud as you like to the Christmas songs on the radio.

10. You can spend as long as you like looking for Christmas presents online, because the boss says it’s ok!

Emily

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Wine & Chainmail

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This morning I popped out the house to go to London Camera Exchange to pick up my new camera. This is what I wore, I ended up in wine and chainmail (not literally!)… but back to the camera!! I have been torn between a Canon 600d/700d and the Nikon D5200/5300. I did a lot of research online before making my decision, but I found an amazing deal at my fav camera shop in Bristol.

All the bloggers seem to go for the Canon varieties and I have played around with them and it was the 600d that had me wanting the flip out screen. It just made filming and taking awkward photos so much easier. All the reviews online were saying the Nikon equivalent, the D5200, was better but having used the Canon, I was still hankering towards changing over to the dark side. I have always been a Nikon girl and I have lenses and kit that fit across the brand. So if I went for canon I would have to buy new kit along with it to get started, then I would have had to figure out how to use it properly.

When I spoke to London Camera Exchange on the phone to discuss which they thought was better, I was told a secondhand Nikon D5200 model had come in, just that day and was up at £229. I was able to also trade in my old Nikon D60 too, so I only paid £150 for the new camera. It’s like it was fait. I am so pleased with my new upgrade, and because I stuck with Nikon, I was able to get straight to it with my current lenses and came home to take my outfit post photos.

So, back to the outfit!! I literally just rushed out the house this morn, but turns out I quite like the outfit I had thrown on. I am usually a bit self conscious in this shorter (than i’m used to) skirt which was from Primark. Not because of the length of it, but because the waist line just doesn’t ever seem to sit very flattering-ly. But I decided as this outfit was good enough to pop in to town in, it was good enough to share with you! I wore my Primark pleather jacket too, which with the weather being so cold, I cold have done with popping my fur stole round my neck.

I am so pleased I have been able to get some wear out of my Rock n Religion jumper that I won via an instagram competition in the summer, it’s only now I have started to wear it. It’s really comfy and I do love a good metallic! I am pretty much living in my Dr Marten Amilitia Boots and wear them everywhere that isn’t a smart occasion. They are wearing well and are so comfy, the feel like the are moulded to my feet.

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Emily

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Mermaid Tales // Glutenously Over Indulgent

Wow! Seriously guys, I think I have doubled in size since the last time we spoke!!! We have been seriously glutenous and over indulgent this weekend.. But it’s nearly Christmas so it’s ok!! Plus I spent the whole of Saturday working on my accounts so I think I deserved a treat!

I originally had prior engagements with The Celtica Manor’s christmas press event on Saturday night but something came up (and I had my head stuck in accounts, yawn) and I couldn’t go. So instead Brad and I spent the evening drinking hot toddy’s (and eating chocolate) in front of Xfactor and I’m a Celeb.

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On Sunday morning, we went down to Sand Bay to walk the dogs along the beach and pop in on Brads nan, whilst we were in the area. On the way back we took the country road and stopped at the massive Cadbury garden centre, to stock up on Christmas decs. I was so ready to get all festive, but Brad couldn’t cope with ALL the people, particularly on an empty stomach, and got totally freaked out. So we left and traded shopping, temporarily, for an extremely delicious carvery and pint of bitter at The White Hart pub near Congresbury.

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Once our bellies were filled, we drove home via the Range, to pick up so many new decorations. After starting a little foggy, the day turned out to be glorious sunshine. So it didn’t feel all that Christmassy, aside from the boot full of decorations we hauled home. It was tough work to get Brad in the festive spirit, so I’m going to let you girls in to a secret about how to get your men interested in Christmas decorating early. I sent him to the garage with some ply wood, his power tools, and this DIY from A Beautiful Mess. I linked to this on Things I love Thursday a few weeks back and I was wondering if I’d be able to coax Brad in to helping me make it. Turns out (not so surprisingly!) he’d rather be in the garage with power tools, whilst I brew hot toddy’s and decorate the house! I’m happy with that, I got to dance around the living room to Christmas songs AND get a fancy new light up snow flake.

It’s not quite quite finished yet, I’d still like to look for some christmas blankets and cushions before I reveal the final christmas styling. These are a few sneak peaks, and I made a quick haul video to show you what we picked up. I’ll be putting up a full video towards the end of the week so keep an eye out for that. Once our work was done for the evening, we sat down with some cheese and crackers and a glass of red wine, later to follow with an orange and brandy hot chocolate as our night cap before bed.

 

Emily

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Black Friday Deals & Fbloggers Gift Ideas

So the hype is finally here! I am posting this post a little earlier than usual today because I wanted you to have the most preparation time to get the deals before everyone else! If you hadn’t heard, its black Friday today which means there’s plenty of bargains to be had. I haven’t even started Christmas shopping yet and I have no idea what I am going to get every one but I am going to spend the next hour checking out all the bargains and seeing what I can find, and I am going to share the best with you!

 

River Island 

From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm everything will be discounted online by 20% using the code TREAT28. riverisland.com

Asos 

For today only the online shop will offer 20% off full price and marked down items with code CYBERWKND20. asos.com

Urban Outfitters 

All weekend you will be able to take advantage of many of its brands at 50% off with the code #UOBLACKOUT. UrbanOutfitters.com

Rock n Rose

25% off everything worldwide. Use BLACKOUT at checkout. rocknrose.co.uk

Top Shop

With up to 50% off selected lines and free delivery on orders. Ends Monday. TopShop.com

Grab a Deal!

Gold Crown ♥ Stag Onesie ♥ Black Faux Fur Bag ♥ This is not a Xmas Jumper Gold Waterfall Jacket Gold Joggers ♥ Tres Amaze Phone Case ♥ Unicorn Ring Holder ♥ Lulu Guiness Lipstick Purse ♥

Black Friday Deals and Gift Ideas

Emily

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Christmas at Marks & Spencer, Cribbs Causeway

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The Christmas blogger festivities have continued this week at the Christmas at Marks & Spencer blogger event. Have I mentioned I am excited for Christmas!? Well, on Wednesday night we all headed to the mall at Cribbs Causeway to get festive with “Magic & Sparkle”. We had a look at their festive clothes range, ate plenty of amazing food, drank a Christmas cocktail, had our nails and make up done and caught up with blogging buddies.

Megan and I arrived at the mall super early so we could have a look around some shops, namely Lush and Paperchase! We looked around the Christmas lights and castle outside and I made a video so you can get in the spirit of things. The mall is a great place to go for Christmas shopping to get in the festive mood.

M&S put on a lovely event and we all had a great night, check out the video to see what we got up to.

Emily

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