• Emma Victoria Stokes Teapot Chill IE

    Four Ways I Chill Out When I’m Not Blogging: Staying in Vs Going Out

    -Collaborative post with Chill.IE- I’m naturally a stressy person. I put a lot of pressure on myself to do well and to push boundaries. I figure it’s one of the many good traits I got from my mother. It’s also one of many reasons why I enjoy blogging so much, I’m my own boss when it comes to creating content, good quality images and my productivity soars when I can simply sit down and tell my readers what I’ve been doing that week. Although as of late I feel like I’ve been snowed under with deadlines, quitting my job, managing clients websites and social media accounts, and sometimes it can…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes Money Budgeting

    Balancing Your Lifestyle On A Tight Budget

    -Sponsored content- Welcome to the world of adulting. What they don’t tell you in school is that it’s draining and downright expensive. How is a girl supposed to choose between spending money on either a kebab or a new lipstick? I guess we’ll never know. Likewise, when you’ve just sorted out your budgeting to cover a new major expense (like my whopping £150,000 new mortgage for example!) – how easy is it to factor in additional expenses like a car? I test drove a brand new Ford Eco Sport the other week. It was bright yellow and stuck out like a sore thumb. I wanted it bad but realised I…

  • 28 Days Later

    Home Owner at 25, Zombie Secret Cinema & Life Lately

    I can’t believe this is actually happening but we’ve had an offer accepted on a house. In the space of a year, I’ve moved out of my family home, moved in with my boyfriend after nine years, got myself a new job and now… a real house. Being an adult is scary business and it means I (sometimes) have to make sensible choices… what’s all that about? Jumping on the property ladder is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time but never had the opportunity. Being a home owner at 25 is a personal achievement and I feel its a huge turning point in my life. I’m…

  • Lifestyle

    Life Lately, Sunday Adventures & Flowers

    1. My blog is just a hobby. I write and take photographs for fun. But what most people don’t realise is the countless amount of hours and scheduling that goes into creating individual blog posts. Trust me when I say it’s more than just uploading photos and writing  sentences. There’s the preparation, the photography, metadata, tagging, SEO, social media for promotion… it’s fair to say blogging is a ball of stress sometimes. I’ve received some lovely messages as of late from other readers asking me how to start a blog. What are the best things to write about? How do you write sponsored content? The truth is, blog preparation is key. Most…

  • Pretty Tshirt

    Five Little Pieces Of Happiness In January

    For me personally, January has always been the month of positivity. This particularly means indulging in the little things that make me happy. Ticking items off my to-do lists, taking bubble baths at 7pm and catching up on all of my favourite TV series are just a few of the activities I do – all which make me feel like my day has been rather successful. I think it’s super important and healthy to recognise the feeling of contentment. After all, we all work hard, so why not do something that makes you feel revitalised and happy? Instead of staring at my phone from the moment I get home until I fall into bed,…