Lifestyle; my birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

Oh my goodness, I’m 27… Bloody hell. I am starting to feel it though now.

So my little man really spoilt me. He got me sooo much… I mean who would have thought a kitten could afford & know how to order all this stuff πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ 

Sam made me breakfast & we went off to the coast as it was a glorious day. We had a good walk & went round the amusements. I totally beat him at bowling too πŸ’πŸ½ we got some yummy doughnuts & treats & a hot chocolate too.

I then finished off my cake & if I say so myself, for a first try I think I did pretty well. Right?! 🍰 I got the topper & the candles from Amazon incase anyone wants to know.

Going back to the gifts I got. I was well & truly spoiled rotten. So many bath bombs, candles & smelly’s! Exactly what I wanted. Plus a fair few bottles of drink, including some yummy unicorn gin which didn’t even last 5 days πŸ˜‚ I had a lovely bunch of flowers & some new lunch boxes as well. Sam also got me some nice adidas trainers.

My mum & nephew then came round for a Chinese for tea.. And to taste the cake I made.Which, might I add, went down very well πŸ’πŸ½  Sam’s mum & dad then joined us for a drink too.

Thanks to everyone who made my day special πŸŽπŸŽ‚

Lifestyle; it’s my birthday πŸŽˆπŸŽ

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday Caitlin, happy birthday to me! 

So.. I’m 26. I honestly am now at the age where I’m feeling my age, feeling older. I no longer feel like an 18 year old. Let me stay young & youthful forever please 😩😩 

We went to a wedding reception on Saturday evening so we celebrated my birthday on Sunday by going out for dinner. We went to the goldings, which is run by the people who own my favourite place, market bistro. We both had scampi & I had a few cocktails too 🍹 I can’t resist. The food was so yum! 

On my birthday, yesterday, Sam made me breakfast while I opened my cards. I had dippy eggs, it’s like my only tradition ever πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ I love them! I opened all my presents & got myself ready as I went out for lunch with my mum & Sam’s mum. We went to prezzo & enjoyed my free bottle of prosecco (bloody love prezzo) 🍾 

I spent my evening on the sofa with Sam watching a film on Netflix & it was honestly the best way to end the day. 

Do you think I got a big enough bouquet of flowers?! πŸ’

Thanks to everyone for my gifts & all of the birthday wishes! 

Bloggermail; bakerdays πŸ°πŸŽ‚

Now who wouldn’t want a cake to land on their doorstep?! πŸŽ‚

Thankyou bakerdays for making my tummy happy 😜 I have had two cakes from bakerdays now & I couldn’t fault either of them *I did receive these free, but my review is completely true & all my own thoughts*

The first one was for my blog, so I added my own photo to it. The picture is super cute, the delivery is spot on & they literally taste so yum! It was a vanilla sponge… I could have eaten the whole thing to myself πŸ™ˆ  they’re called letterbox cakes as they are designed to be posted through the letterbox… Obviously. With this cake I received some balloons, a candle & a party blower/horn 🎈 woooo

The second was for my better halves birthday. We went to Tenerife & it lasted so well. (The cake arrived on Thursday, we went on holiday on the Tuesday & his birthday was the Friday after) Plus, again, delivery was amazing. They made sure I had it in time for leaving for the airport, it went in my case & travelled all that way in one piece. This time we had chocolate as Sam is a chocoholic. I think I got one slice & he demolished the rest of it πŸ™„πŸ˜© 

You should have a look if you love cake like me, they do all sorts of designs, lots of different flavours & you can choose your delivery too πŸ’πŸ½ you can order cupcakes & balloons too. I know that I will definitely be using them again in the future! 

Caitlin xoπŸŽ‚πŸ°

Caitlincx; 1 year old πŸŽ‰πŸ’«

Cannot believe my blog is 1 year old already! Bloooming heck that went fast. Happy Blogiversary to meee πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

When I started this a year ago I didn’t think I would actually be able to get people to read my posts, nor did I think I would stick at it. But I can honestly say I love blogging. 

At school I used to pride myself in my spelling & grammar. It’s one thing that I feel I am actually pretty good at. I enjoy writing & ‘creative writing’ πŸ“ was always my favourite. Who doesn’t love creating an exciting story in your head & then writing it down. I also really love lists… I swear I have a life too πŸ™„ 

Eeee look at my cake from baker days! I love it, Thankyou soooo much. It looked beautiful & had the most perfect sponge everrrr πŸ˜‹πŸ°

Here is a little insight into how long it can take to grow your blog. It doesn’t happen overnight & it takes a lot of commitment. But if you love what you do, you’ll get there & you’ll enjoy doing it.

I hope all my existing readers & hopefully new readers to come enjoy my posts! But I am always open to feedback or ideas so feel free to comment ☺️ I don’t bite I promise. I’d also love to know what your favourite type of posts are that I write! Engaging with my audience is something I think is important. So hey πŸ‘‹πŸ½  & thank you for supporting me! 

Happy 1 year to my blog! Also head over to my Instagram, as I have teamed up with baker days, to do a fabulous giveaway! πŸ°πŸŽ‚ 

Caitlin πŸ’žπŸ’«

My birthday; gifted πŸ’„πŸŽπŸŽˆ

I thought I would share with you some of the things I got given for my birthday. Sorry if this bores anyone πŸ™„ 

My family: 

I love asking for practical things that I don’t really want to buy for myself πŸ™ˆ so I asked my mum to get me some new pjs, dressing gown etc. It’s just one of those things I can never be bothered to go and buy. So I got given some cute primark pjs & dressing gown. They have Marie from the aristocats on πŸ±πŸ’• love that film. These are sooo comfy. I also got a new money box/prosecco fund πŸΎπŸ€” haha it’s so me. A bottle of Lacoste perfume, as I keep using the same ones over & over I thought a different one would be nice. My brother got me a bottle of rosΓ©, a photo frame of my nephews, the little cuties & some chocolate. I sound spoilt already πŸ™ˆ

My work colleagues: 

I got so many goodies from my lovely co-workers. I was given a debenhams gift card, which I think I’m going to buy some new makeup with.. duh πŸ™„ A kenzo perfume which smells lovely. The lady who bought this said she always picks me one she would wear because I always tell her she smells nice πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ some soaps, scrubs, candles & mojito sweets (yum) from others πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ people know me so well πŸ’πŸ½

My friends: 

Sooo many bottles of rosΓ© & prosecco. Thanks Hannah, Jade & Colleen. A cute little necklace & coco pops lip balm too. Steph always buys something different πŸ’πŸ½ it tastes so good. Not that I’m eating it πŸ˜‚ I got a cute delivery from bloom & wild from Meg, this was really kind. They’re still looking beautiful in my room now! πŸ’  I also got some nice mermaid makeup brushes from my little mini me, Reilly (Colleens little one) which I’m going to do her makeup with πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜ plus some more candles & chocolate 🍫 

My boyfriend & his family: 

More makeup brushes!! Plus a brush holder 😜 this time spectrum ones. Loads of Gerard cosmetics liquid lipsticks, πŸ’„ including a new shade I’ve not tried yet, wine down. Lots more chocolate of course.. I’m seeing a theme here. Loads of good bath bombs from bomb cosmetics, soaps & skincare treats from lush, just loads of goodies to keep my skin looking fab. Lucy (sam’s sister) also baked me a cake. I’m a very lucky girl, she even spelt my name right πŸ’πŸ½ haha! His auntie even bought me a lipsy bag, it’s a grey colour & it is literally spot on me 😍 

Thankyou everyone 😘 

Caitlin xo πŸ’–

Present ideas; uncommongoods πŸ›πŸŽ

So we all lack some present ideas once in a while, this year I have πŸ™ˆ well had, until I found this website. It’s uncommongoods, never heard of it? Neither had I. I’m glad I have now though. It reminds me of notonthehighstreet with similar products. 

I looked into the site a little bit more in depth. This website is something else, they actually give you the option to donate to a non-profitable organisation πŸ’πŸ½ this comes from the company not you I’d like to add, which they have been doing since 2001. How good is thst? I loooove that they don’t sell anything that contains leather, feathers or even fur. Why do people buy real fur anyway, completely beyond me πŸ€” 

Anywho, some of the products they sell. Which is what you all want to see: 

Now I love the grow cocktails kit. It looks so good, in an egg box πŸ’πŸ½ that had me sold. It’s a good gift for your girl friends. It contains; mint, Thai basil, lemon balm, thyme, lavender, blue borage seeds & some fabulous cocktail recipes. I don’t know about you but most girls love a good cocktail night so what better gift to give. It’s also a complete bargain at Β£8.86 🍹🍸 

The what I love about you book, queue the aww’s, would be a gift I’d like to receive πŸ’πŸ½ I mean who doesn’t hint to their other half.. You can find this under gifts for your girlfriend.  But it’s the cutest idea everrrr, basically you just fill in the blank spaces so it’s personalised to your relationship with the person. It has 112 pages.. So you better really love this person 😍😜 again this is another steal at Β£7.39

Right, now I know we have a little while before christmas BUT these are perfect gifts for Christmas for pretty much anybody πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ portable table tennis, how fun does this look? Forget playing charades or monopoly at christmas! Just find yourself a flat surface & you’re well on your way. You can choose between red or blue, added touch there 😍 it has a ball holder within the product too, so you don’t need to worry about losing them πŸ’πŸ½ plus it comes with two ping pong balls, yaaay! I love this, who wants to get it for me? It’s only Β£29.51.. Pleeeease 🎁 

Lastly, these. These are just spot on. Glasses with the recipes for cocktails on πŸ˜‹πŸΉ how perfect. Can I have one now? All this talk about alcohol πŸ™„  this one is the biggest bargain, ever. For a set of 4 it’s only Β£15.51. 

I will definitely be making some purchases on this site. Have you ever heard of it before? 

Caitlin xo ✨