Bed•i•tation: the action or practice of engaging in contemplation or reflection...in bed 🧘🏼♀️
✨New post alert: This is what I do first thing in the morning with @meet.betty, a mediation service that meets up on IG Live for meditations that are actually fun and make my mornings a little brighter. This is not my first time sharing this, but now you can read all about Betty on the blog (as well as get a sweet discount code) through the link in my bio.
We aren’t meant to stand still. That curiosity and desire in you to learn new things, see new places, and meet new people - is there for a reason. Life is short and life is long, you won’t know until is over. Your craving to be alive is full of good intentions. Be sure to feed it. 🖤
I love how at this time of year, everything has a makeover with a festive twist ✨ Take these sharer crisps from @coopukfood - they’re a Christmassy flavour, taking the humble crisp and seasoning it with garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper to make them taste of roast potatoes. The best part of any Christmas dinner, if you ask me. We are going away this weekend for our annual Mock Christmas celebrations with friends, and I’m bringing all the new festive themed snacks with me to help us get in the party mood 🎉 These have a rich flavour and you can really taste the seasoning. Other treats I’m taking include brie and cranberry tortilla crisp trees- I’ll let you know what we make of them too! #triedandtasted
It’s snowing, and that is getting me into the holiday spirit! Started gathering Christmas gift ideas, and what better gift than Gods word? This bible @shereadstruth created is a perfect gift for you gal friends or family!
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Thank you all for your lovely recess for Amsterdam. I had most people recommend @plukamsterdam which was absolutely lovely. .
Pluk is located in the middle of the Negen Straatjes.
Open from 9am to 6pm, serving up healthy dishes like smoothies, salads, sandwiches. Its spread across 2 floors and a perfect little spot to meet a friend for a catch up or take a break from exploring the city. .
It’s apparently one of the most photogenic cafes in Amsterdam and my favourite is that they sell the cutest ceramic teapots, mugs and cups, colourful candles, diaries making a perfect place to do bit of last minute Christmas shopping. .
Have you been and what did you think? #plukamsterdam#amsterdam#amsterdamblogger
Tulle and baby toes☁️ and because my chikin nugget smiled for the pic🐻 It’s freezing rain here today so we’re doing as little as possible while listening to Christmas music that has been in full swing for a week now.
tutu dress is @elsewhere_shop use code FINLEY for 20% off 🌸
Take a moment and breathe. Life comes at us fast and the demands to sustain oneself, a family, job and/or business seem daunting and overwhelming at times. I feel that weight often.
One thing I do to help is compare outcomes with output. Clarity about the goal is helpful to keep me on track because LIFE, competing interests, and minute tasks can be incredibly distracting. Tasks should get you closer to the outcome. If they don’t, then it’s busy work. If it’s not in your genius zone, it’s busy work.
I encourage you to identify 1-3 outcomes that you’re going to focus on for the next few weeks. When you do that, outline no more than 3 tasks each day to complete to get you closer to your goal(s), and all tasks should be high-yield. Sound good?!? Let’s finish what we started and operate in our genius zones. K?! K.😊💕Go be great. 💪🏽 #prayplanworkrrpeat#bossartistnation
🖤 When you’re sick of “fall colors”. 🖤 Wearing my favorite new velvet leggings that are 40% off right now making them only $32 (code is GIFT) and the best black booties ever! And I don’t think anything needs to be said about this amazing zebra sweater. So fresh and chic!!! Shop this look in my bio, in the free LIKEtoKNOW.it app, or on thestyledrivethru.com. @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2ygFQ #liketkit#LTKunder100#LTKunder50#LTKshoecrush
Nate and I got the jump on the hottest toys of 2018 and I have to say I’m a little surprised as to what Nate's fave pick was amongst the toys he played with! So happy he has something other than video games on his list for Santa! ☺️ I can't believe my boy is already 6 and little by little is outgrowing some of his toys, however, when we as parents take the time to get in there with them and encourage playtime, I definitely see the imaginative little boy I know that's still inside. We're heading down to @eBay's Toytopia pop-up at @chelseamarketny this Friday to see what other toys Nate can cram into his Christmas list and we cannot wait! Follow me this Friday as I give you a sneak peek and make sure you get yourself down to Toytopia before 11/20 to see the magic first hand! #ebaytoytopia#happeningonebay#ad
Lots of face stuff in the @birchboxuk this month - shimmering eyeshadow, clay mask, night cream, a self-heating eye mask (!) and - always useful at this time of year - an "all in one" balm! You're not going to recognise me next time you see me because I'll either look 10 years younger or my skin will be so illuminating that you'll be blinded by the brightness 😂
Also, the 3 LOC lip glosses were a free gift this month (worth £20) because @daniellegparker used my sign-up code. She got a fiver off her first box and I got a free gift. Here's the link if you want in https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/nickie
I am loving this new diffuser I got off of amazon last week! It has a much bigger range than our smaller one, which we put in our bedroom. This is a new favorite blend of mine—rosemary, lavender and lemon! It smells so clean and refreshing ✨
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Let’s #tbt to this morning. Holy freaking moly did my morning take a complete 180. Everything was great in the beginning, I woke up feeling fine and ready to take on Thursday, even my commute to work was fine. However, that all changed when I got an email on my work computer stating I received a citation for my vehicle because it does not have a permit. My car does have a permit but I took Alec’s car today because he needed to borrow mine for the better gas mileage. I was so confused reading this email because I had a temporary one-day pass hanging in my car and rushed outside to double check that I did, in fact, put it up. I get to my car and there was my one-day pass staring straight at me so I immediately call the university’s parking and transportation department to ask about the citation. This employee tells me that I needed to register the car even if I was a visitor. I told him that is ridiculous that every visitor on this campus needs to register their car online when it doesn’t state that on the day pass. I also don’t understand why the university even uses temporary parking passes if the visitor needs to register anyways ••• When I get upset my anger level shoots up immediately! It’s almost like a light switch it’s either on or off. As soon as it was clear that this employee was unhelpful in every sense, my body started to shake because of all the anger that was building inside me and I even blurted our the F word on the phone, it just came out. I called Alec afterwards telling him how upset I was. I was starting to tear up and my body wouldn’t stop shaking and he told me that this was something I couldn’t control and shouldn’t let it bother me. But it does bother me because I’m honestly so sick and tired of blatantly unhelpful people. It bothers me because I couldn’t stop my body from shaking. I just wish anger wasn’t the main emotion I feel a good amount of times. I know I have my Irish family to blame for that 😂
Last week I was pleasantly surprised to open this #complimentary package from @influenster with the new Katy Perry Indi perfume. I’m very particular about fragrances so I’m so happy that this one hits all the right notes for me. I’ve been loving this perfume so much that I’ve been wearing it non stop since receiving it.
In my latest Shopping Haul video I go into detail all about this fragrance and some other recent purchases I have made. Check it out at the link in my bio.